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Job 6:25

    Job 6:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How pleasing are upright words! but what force is there in your arguments?

    Webster's Revision

    How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?

    World English Bible

    How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How forcible are words of uprightness! but what doth your arguing reprove?

    Definitions for Job 6:25

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 6:25

    How forcible are right words - A well-constructed argument, that has truth for its basis, is irresistible.

    But what doth your arguing reprove? - Your reasoning is defective, because your premises are false; and your conclusions prove nothing, because of the falsity of the premises whence they are drawn. The last clause, literally rendered, is, What reproof, in a reproof from you? As you have proved no fault you have consequently reproved no vice. Instead of מה נמרצו mah nimretsu, "how forcible," מה נמלצו mah nimletsu, "how savoury or pleasant," is the reading of two MSS., the Chaldee, and some of the rabbins. Both senses are good, but the common reading is to be preferred.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 6:25

    How forcible are right words! - How weighty and impressive are words of truth! Job means that he was accustomed to feel their power, and to admit it on his soul. If their words were such, he would listen to them with profound attention, and in silence. The expression has a proverbial cast.

    But what doth your arguing reprove? - Or rather, what doth the reproof from you reprove? or what do your reproaches prove? Job professes a readiness to listen to words of truth and wisdom; he complains that the language of reproach used by them was not adapted to instruct his understanding or to benefit his heart. As it was, he did not feel himself convinced, and was likely to derive no advantage from what they said.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 6:25

    6:25 Forcible - The words of truth have a marvellous power. Reprove - But there is no truth in your assertions or weight in your arguments.
    Book: Job