New Living Translation
"Will you be patient and let me say a word? For who could keep from speaking out?
King James Bible
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
Darby Bible Translation
If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?
World English Bible
"If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
Young's Literal Translation
Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 If we, and c. - He speaks with great modesty. He will not undertake the cause alone, but joins his friends with him. He will not promise much, but only assay, or try if he could propose any thing pertinent to Job's case. Withhold - When he hears such words from such a person as thou art.
LibraryThe Difference Between Union and Rapture. What Rapture Is. The Blessing it is to the Soul. The Effects of It.
1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one.  I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy.  It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly. …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
God Far Above Creatures. Job 4:17-21.
What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Whether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied to Job:
For I am full of pent-up words, and the spirit within me urges me on.
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