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Job 16:6

    Job 16:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged; And though I forbear, what am I eased?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If I say what is in my mind, my pain becomes no less: and if I keep quiet, how much of it goes from me?

    Webster's Revision

    Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged; And though I forbear, what am I eased?

    World English Bible

    "Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

    Definitions for Job 16:6

    Forbear - To cease; to let alone; to be silent.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 16:6

    Though I speak - But it will be of no avail thus to speak; for reprehensions of your conduct will not serve to mitigate my sufferings.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:6

    Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged - "But for me, it makes now no difference whether I speak or am silent. My sufferings continue. If I attempt to vindicate myself before people, I am reproached; and equally so if I am silent. If I maintain my cause before God, it avails me nothing, for my sufferings continue. If I am silent, and submit without a complaint, they are the same. Neither silence, nor argument, nor entreaty, avail me before God or man. I am doomed to suffering."

    What am I eased? - Margin. "Goeth from me." Literally, "what goeth from me?" The sense is, that it all availed nothing.
    Book: Job