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Job 32:20

    Job 32:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let me say what is in my mind, so that I may get comfort; let me give answer with open mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

    World English Bible

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed. I will open my lips and answer.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 32:20

    I will open my lips and answer - In the preceding verse Elihu compares himself to a skin-bottle, in which the wine was in a state of fermentation, and the bottle ready to burst for want of vent. He carries on the metaphor in this verse: the bottle must be opened to save it from bursting; I will Open my mouth.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 32:20

    I will speak, that I may be refreshed - Margin, "breathe." The meaning is, that he would then have room to breathe again; he would feel relieved.
    Book: Job