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Job 6:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, [which are] as wind?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Do you intend to reprove [my] words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, [which are] as wind?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To decide words, do ye intend, When, to the wind, are spoken the sayings of one in despair?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For reproof—do you reckon words? And for wind—sayings of the desperate.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— You dress up speeches only to rebuke, and you utter words to the wind.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Do ye imagine to reproue words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which [are] as winde?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Neither will your reproof cause me to cease my words, for neither will I endure the sound of your speech.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, [which are] as wind?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Do ye imagine 2803
{2803} Prime
חָשַׁב
chashab
{khaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to reprove 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
words, 4405
{4405} Prime
מִלָּה
millah
{mil-law'}
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
and the speeches 561
{0561} Prime
אֵמֶר
'emer
{ay'-mer}
From H0559; something said.
of one that is desperate, 2976
{2976} Prime
יָאַשׁ
ya'ash
{yaw-ash'}
A primitive root; to desist, that is, (figuratively) to despond.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[which are] as wind? 7307
{7307} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 6:26

_ _ Do you imagine — or, “mean.”

_ _ to reprove words and (to reprove) the speeches of one desperate, (which are) as wind? — mere nothings, not to be so narrowly taken to task? Umbreit not so well takes the Hebrew for “as wind,” as “sentiments”; making formal “sentiments” antithetical to mere “speeches,” and supplying, not the word “reprove,” but “would you regard,” from the first clause.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 6:22-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 6:26

Words — Do you think it is sufficient to quarrel with some of my words, without giving allowance for human infirmity, or extreme misery. Desperate — Of a poor miserable, hopeless and helpless man. As wind — Which pass away and are forgotten.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 6:26

Do ye imagine to reprove (q) words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, [which are] as wind?

(q) Do you object to my words because I would be thought to speak foolishly, and am now in misery?

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reprove:

Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Job 3:3-26 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night [in which] it was said, There is a man child conceived. ... I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
Job 4:3-4 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. ... Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
Job 34:3-9 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. ... For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Job 38:2 Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Job 42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Job 42:7 And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me [the thing that is] right, as my servant Job [hath].
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

one that:

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty [are] within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

as wind:

Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
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Jb 2:10; 3:3; 4:3; 6:4, 9; 8:2; 10:1; 34:3; 38:2; 40:5, 8; 42:3, 7. Ho 12:1. Mt 12:37. Ep 4:14.

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