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Job 16:3

    Job 16:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Shall vain words have an end? Or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May words which are like the wind be stopped? or what is troubling you to make answer to them?

    Webster's Revision

    Shall vain words have an end? Or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

    World English Bible

    Shall vain words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Shall vain words have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?

    Definitions for Job 16:3

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 16:3

    Vain words - Literally, words of air.

    What emboldeneth thee - Thou art totally ignorant of the business; what then can induce thee to take part in this discussion?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:3

    Shall vain words? - Margin, As in Hebrew words of wind; that is, words which were devoid of thought-light, trifling. This is a retort on Eliphaz. He had charged Job JObadiah 15:2-3 with uttering only such words. Such forms of expression are common in the East. "His promise, it is only wind." "Breath, breath: all breath." Roberts.

    Or what emboldeneth thee? - "What provokes or irritates thee, that thou dost answer in this manner? What have I said, that has given occasion to such a speech - a speech so severe and unkind?" The Syriac reads this, "do not afflict me any more with speeches; for if you speak any more, I will not answer you."

    Wesley's Notes on Job 16:3

    16:3 End - When wilt thou put an end to these impertinent discourses? He retorts upon him his charge, chap.15:2,3.
    Book: Job