New International Version
Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat my desperate words as wind?
King James Bible
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
Darby Bible Translation
Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.
World English Bible
Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
Young's Literal Translation
For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Do ye imagine to reprove words - Is it some expressions which in my hurry, and under the pressure of unprecedented affliction, I have uttered, that ye catch at? You can find no flaw in my conduct; would ye make me an Offender for a Word? Why endeavor to take such advantage of a man who complains in the bitterness of his heart, through despair of life and happiness?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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. "
How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?
"How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind.
"Would a wise person answer with empty notions or fill their belly with the hot east wind?
Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing?
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