New International Version
So Job opens his mouth with empty talk; without knowledge he multiplies words."
King James Bible
Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
For Job hath opened his mouth in vanity, and made words abundant without knowledge.
World English Bible
Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, and he multiplies words without knowledge."
Young's Literal Translation
And Job with vanity doth open his mouth, Without knowledge words he multiplieth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain - God will execute vengeance when it may best serve the ends of his justice, providence, and mercy. The delay of judgment is not proof that it shall not be executed; nor is the deferring of mercy any proof that God has forgotten to be gracious.
He multiplieth words without knowledge - However this may apply to Job, it most certainly applies very strongly and generally to the words, not only of Job's three friends, but to those also of Elihu himself. The contest is frequently a strife of words.
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ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
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The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.'
and further, that his anger never punishes and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.
"Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?
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