Job 4:2

If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieued? But who can withhold himselfe from speaking?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But who can refrain from speaking?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If one says a word, will it be a weariness to you? but who is able to keep from saying what is in his mind?
- Basic English Bible

If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?
- Darby Bible

If we essay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can refrain from speaking?
- Webster's Bible

If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
- World English Bible

Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is able?
- Youngs Literal Bible

If one venture a word unto thee, wilt thou be weary? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:2


4:2 If we, &c. - He speaks with great modesty. He will not undertake the cause alone, but joins his friends with him. He will not promise much, but only assay, or try if he could propose any thing pertinent to Job's case. Withhold - When he hears such words from such a person as thou art.


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