Parallel Verses

King James Version

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Holman Bible

I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? I place my hand over my mouth.

International Standard Version

"I must look insignificant to you! How can I answer you? I'm speechless.

American Standard Version

Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

Amplified

Behold, I am of small account and vile! What shall I answer You? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

Bible in Basic English

Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.

Darby Translation

Behold, I am nought: what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand over my mouth.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, I was vile; what shall I turn back to thee? I put my hand to my mouth.

King James 2000

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I am vile! What shall I answer You? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Behold, I am too vile a person to answer thee, therefore will I lay my hand upon my mouth.

NET Bible

"Indeed, I am completely unworthy -- how could I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth to silence myself.

New Heart English Bible

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! I am of no account, what shall I reply to thee? My hand, have I laid on my mouth:

Webster

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

World English Bible

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, I am vile
קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

thee I will lay
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

למו 
L@mow 
for, at, to, upon
Usage: 7

References

Fausets

Context Readings

I Am The Lord All-Powerful

3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.



Cross References

Job 29:9

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

Job 21:5

Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

Job 42:6

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Judges 18:19

And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or that thou be a priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?

Ezra 9:6

And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

Genesis 18:27

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

Genesis 32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

2 Samuel 24:10

And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Ezra 9:15

O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Nehemiah 9:33

Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:

Job 9:31-35

Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 16:21

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Job 23:4-7

I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 31:37

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

Psalm 39:9

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Psalm 51:4-5

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Proverbs 30:32

If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Daniel 9:5

We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

Daniel 9:7

O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

Micah 7:16

The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

Habakkuk 2:20

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Luke 5:8

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Luke 15:18-19

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

Luke 18:13

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

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