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Job 4:1–2

Eliphaz Speaks: The Innocent Prosper

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

“If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?

Yet who can keep from speaking?

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Job 4:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

“If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?

But who can keep from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved?

But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied to Job:

“Will you be patient and let me say a word?

For who could keep from speaking out?

Job 4:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

“If one attempts a word with you, will you become weary?

But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

“If someone tried to speak with you, would you be upset?

I cannot keep from speaking.

Job 4:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved?

But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then Eliphaz from Teman replied ⸤to Job⸥, 

“If someone tries to talk to you, will you become impatient? 

But who can keep from talking? 

Job 4:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Should anyone try to speak with you

when you are exhausted?

Yet who can keep from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

“If one ventures a word with you, will you be offended?

But who can keep from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

If someone would test a word with you, would you be offended?

But who can refrain from speaking?

Job 4:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied,

“Job, suppose someone tries to talk to you.

Will that make you uneasy?

I can’t keep from speaking up.

Job 4:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,

“If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient?

But who can refrain from speaking?