Job 6:25
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New International Version
How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?

King James Bible
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Darby Bible Translation
How forcible are right words! but what doth your upbraiding reprove?

World English Bible
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?

Young's Literal Translation
How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

How forcible are right words - A well-constructed argument, that has truth for its basis, is irresistible.

But what doth your arguing reprove? - Your reasoning is defective, because your premises are false; and your conclusions prove nothing, because of the falsity of the premises whence they are drawn. The last clause, literally rendered, is, What reproof, in a reproof from you? As you have proved no fault you have consequently reproved no vice. Instead of מה נמרצו mah nimretsu, "how forcible," מה נמלצו mah nimletsu, "how savoury or pleasant," is the reading of two MSS., the Chaldee, and some of the rabbins. Both senses are good, but the common reading is to be preferred.

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Job 4:4 Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:21-24 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning...

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Ecclesiastes 12:10,11 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth...

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Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 16:3,4 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer...

Job 21:34 How then comfort you me in vain, seeing in your answers there remains falsehood?

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

July 12 Evening
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.--HEB. 10:24. How forcible are right words!--I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.--If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Isaiah xxvi. 3.--"Thou shall keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Christ hath left us his peace, as the great and comprehensive legacy, "My peace I leave you," John xiv. 27. And this was not peace in the world that he enjoyed; you know what his life was, a continual warfare; but a peace above the world, that passeth understanding. "In the world you shall have trouble, but in me you shall have peace," saith Christ,--a peace that shall make trouble
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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