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Job 11:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man of much talk be justified?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Should, the multitude of words, not be answered? Or should, a man full of talk, be justified?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Is a multitude of words not answered? And is a man of lips justified?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man ful of talke be iustified?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that speaks much, should also hear on the other side: or does the fluent speaker think himself to be righteous? blessed [is] the short lived offspring of woman.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Should not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the multitude 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
of words 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
be answered? 6030
{6030} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
and should x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
a man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
full of talk 8193
{8193} Prime
שָׂפָה
saphah
{saw-faw'}
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
be justified? 6663
{6663} Prime
צָדַק
tsadaq
{tsaw-dak'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 11:2

_ _ Zophar assails Job for his empty words, and indirectly, the two friends, for their weak reply. Taciturnity is highly prized among Orientals (Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 10:19).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 11:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 11:2

Answered — Truly, sometimes it should not. Silence is the best confutation of impertinence, and puts the greatest contempt upon it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 11:2

Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man (a) full of talk be justified?

(a) Should he persuade by his great talk that he is just?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the multitude:

Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
Job 18:2 How long [will it be ere] ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
Psalms 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips [is] wise.
Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

full of talk:
Heb. of lips
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