I will be silent.
Make me understand how I have gone wrong.
How forceful are honest words!
But you criticize.
What does it do to blame?
Do you think that you can use accusing words?
Is the speech of the desperate like a wind?
You would even cast lots over the orphan.
You would even bargain over your friend.”
Job dared them to tell him where he made a mistake. Where had he gone wrong? He was being criticized and reprimanded without anything specific. Where they critical of his words? Did they blame him? Their speech was like the wind, as it easily moved on. They were the kind of people who would gamble over orphans and bargain over friends. Who needs friends like this?