Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Officials refrained from talking, and they laid [their] hand on their mouth.

New American Standard Bible

“The princes stopped talking
And put their hands on their mouths;

King James Version

The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Holman Bible

City officials stopped talking
and covered their mouths with their hands.

International Standard Version

Nobles would refrain from speaking, covering their mouths with their hands.

A Conservative Version

The rulers refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

American Standard Version

The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;

Amplified


The princes stopped talking
And put their hands on their mouths;

Bible in Basic English

The rulers kept quiet, and put their hands on their mouths;

Darby Translation

Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;

Julia Smith Translation

Chiefs held back in words, and they will put the hand to the mouth.

King James 2000

The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Modern King James verseion

The rulers held back from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

when the princes left of their talking, and laid their hand to their mouth;

NET Bible

the chief men refrained from talking and covered their mouths with their hands;

New Heart English Bible

The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

Rulers, restrained speech, and, a hand, laid they on their mouth;

Webster

The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

World English Bible

The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצר 
`atsar 
Usage: 46

מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

and laid
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

8 Young men saw me and stepped aside, and [the] aged rose up [and] stood. 9 Officials refrained from talking, and they laid [their] hand on their mouth. 10 [The] voices of nobles were hushed, and their tongue stuck to their palate.


Cross References

Job 21:5

Turn to me and be appalled, and place [your] hand on [your] mouth.

Judges 18:19

And they said to him, "Keep quiet! Put your hand on your mouth and come with us and be for us a father and a priest. Is it better being a priest for a house of one man or being a priest for a tribe and clan in Israel?"

Job 4:2

"[If] someone would test a word with you, would you be offended? But who can refrain from speaking?

Job 7:11

"Even I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in my spirit's anguish; I will complain in my inner self's bitterness.

Job 40:4

"Look, I am insignificant. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Proverbs 10:19

In many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 30:32

If you have been foolish by exalting yourself, and if you have devised evil, [put your] hand to [your] mouth.

James 1:19

Understand [this], my dear brothers: every person must be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

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