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Job 35:16

    Job 35:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without knowledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Job's mouth is open wide to give out what is of no profit, increasing words without knowledge.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.

    World English Bible

    Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, and he multiplies words without knowledge."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

    Definitions for Job 35:16

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 35:16

    Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain - God will execute vengeance when it may best serve the ends of his justice, providence, and mercy. The delay of judgment is not proof that it shall not be executed; nor is the deferring of mercy any proof that God has forgotten to be gracious.

    He multiplieth words without knowledge - However this may apply to Job, it most certainly applies very strongly and generally to the words, not only of Job's three friends, but to those also of Elihu himself. The contest is frequently a strife of words.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 35:16

    Therefore - In view of all that Elihu had now said, be came to the conclusion that the views of Job were erroneous, and that he had no just cause of complaint. He had suffered no more than he had deserved; he might have obtained a release or mitigation if he had applied to God; and the government of God was just, and was every way worthy of confidence. The remarks of Job, therefore, complaining of the severity of his sufferings and of the government of God, were not based on knowledge, and had in fact no solid foundation.
    Book: Job