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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CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryJuly 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. "
"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
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