Job 16:1-7 CSB

Job's Reply to Eliphaz

1 Then Job answered:

References for Job 16:1

      2 I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters.a

      References for Job 16:2

        • a 16:2 - Jb 6:25-27; 13:4; Ps 69:20
          3 Is there [no] end to your emptyb words? What provokes you that you continue testifying?

          References for Job 16:3

            • b 16:3 - Lit windy; Jb 15:2
              4 If you were in my place I could also talk like you. I could string words together against you and shake my head at you, [but I wouldn't].
              5 I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation from my lips would bring relief.c

              References for Job 16:5

                • c 16:5 - Jb 4:4; Dt 3:28; Isa 35:3
                  6 Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved, and if I hold back, what have I lost?
                  7 Surely He has now exhausted me. You have devastated my entire family.