New International Version
For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.
King James Bible
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
Darby Bible Translation
For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food.
World English Bible
For the ear tries words, as the palate tastes food.
Young's Literal Translation
For the ear doth try words, And the palate tasteth to eat.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The ear trieth words - I do not think, with Calmet, that the inward ear, or judgment, is meant simply. The Asiatics valued themselves on the nice and harmonious collection of words, both in speaking and in writing; and perhaps it will be found here that Elihu labors as much for harmonious versification as for pious and weighty sentiments. To connect sense with sound was an object of general pursuit among the Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian poets; and so fond are the latter of euphony, that they often sacrifice both sense and sentiment to it; and some of the Greek poets are not exempt from this fault.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mouth. Heb. palate
LibraryJuly 15 Evening
The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
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