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Job 20:2

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond, Even because of my inward agitation.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for [this] I make haste.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of my haste that is in me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for [this] I make haste.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore do my thoughts give me an answer, and for this is my haste within me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Not so, do my thoughts answer me, and to this end, is my haste within me:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore various thoughts succeed one another in me, and my mind is hurried away to different things.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Doubtles my thoughts cause me to answere, and therefore I make haste.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore doe my thoughts cause mee to answere, and for [this] I make haste.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Therefore my discipline has caused me to discern, and for my help it has remained with me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I did not suppose that thou wouldest answer thus: neither do ye understand more than I.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for [this] I make haste.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore x3651
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
do my thoughts 5587
{5587} Prime
From H5586; divided (in mind), that is, (abstractly) a sentiment.
cause me to answer, 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
and for x5668
(5668) Complement
Passive participle of H5674; properly crossed, that is, (abstractly) transit; used only adverbially on account of, in order that.
[this] I make haste. 2363
{2363} Prime
A primitive root; to hurry; figuratively to be eager with excitement or enjoyment.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 20:2

_ _ Therefore — Rather, the more excited I feel by Job’s speech, the more for that very reason shall my reply be supplied by my calm consideration. Literally, “Notwithstanding; my calm thoughts (as in Job 4:13) shall furnish my answer, because of the excitement (haste) within me” [Umbreit].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 20:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 20:2

Therefore — For this thy severe sentence. Make haste — I speak sooner than I intended. And possibly interrupted Job, when he was proceeding in his discourse.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my thoughts:

Job 20:3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.
Job 4:2 [If] we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
Job 13:19 Who [is] he [that] will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
Job 32:13-20 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man. ... I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
Psalms 39:2-3 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, [even] from good; and my sorrow was stirred. ... My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: [then] spake I with my tongue,
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But [his word] was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not [stay].
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

and for:

Psalms 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Psalms 116:11 I said in my haste, All men [are] liars.
Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Mark 6:25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

I make haste:
Heb. my haste is in me
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Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

Jb 4:2; 13:19; 20:3; 32:13. Ps 31:22; 39:2; 116:11. Pv 14:29; 29:20. Ec 7:9. Jr 20:9. Mk 6:25. Ro 10:2. Jm 1:19.

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