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Job 18:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How long will ye hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How long [will it be ere] ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How long [will it be ere] ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How long will ye make a perversion of words? Ye should understand, and, afterwards, we could speak.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— When do ye set an end to words? Consider ye, and afterwards do we speak.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How long [will it bee, ere] you make an ende of words? Marke, and afterwards we will speake.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— How long wilt thou continue? forbear, that we also may speak.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How long [will it be ere] ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How long 5704
{5704} Prime
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
(0575) Complement
Contracted from H0370; where?; hence whither?, when?; also hither and thither.
[will it be ere] ye make 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
an end 7078
{7078} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to wrench; perversion.
of words? 4405
{4405} Prime
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
mark, 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and afterwards 310
{0310} Prime
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
we will speak. 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:2

_ _ ye — the other two friends of Job, whom Bildad charges with having spoken mere “words,” that is, empty speeches; opposed to “mark,” that is, come to reason, consider the question intelligently; and then let us speak.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 18:2

Ye — Thou, O Job; of whom he speaks here, as also Job 18:3, in the plural number, as was a common idiotism of the Eastern language, to speak thus of one person, especially where he was one of eminency. Mark — Consider the matter better.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 18:2

How long [will it be ere] (a) ye make an end of words? (b) mark, and afterwards we will speak.

(a) Who count yourselves just as (Job 12:4).

(b) Whom you take to be only beasts, as in (Job 12:7).

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Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
Job 11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
Job 13:5-6 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. ... Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
Job 16:2-3 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters [are] ye all. ... Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?


Job 3:5-6 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. ... As [for] that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:17 There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
Job 21:2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
Job 33:1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
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