Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

But I, as a deaf man, hear not. And I am as a mute man who opens not his mouth.

New American Standard Bible

But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;
And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

King James Version

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Holman Bible

I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.
I am like a speechless person
who does not open his mouth.

International Standard Version

I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, and like the mute, who cannot open his mouth.

American Standard Version

But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Amplified


But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;
I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

Darby Translation

But I, as a deaf man, hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Julia Smith Translation

And they seeking my soul will lay snares: and they seeking my evil spake mischief, and they will meditate deceits all the day,

King James 2000

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But as for me, like [the] deaf I cannot hear, and [I am] like [the] mute [who] cannot open his mouth.

Modern King James verseion

But like a deaf one, I do not hear; and I am like a dumb one who opens not his mouth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for me, I was like a deaf man and heard not; as one that were dumb, not opening his mouth.

NET Bible

But I am like a deaf man -- I hear nothing; I am like a mute who cannot speak.

New Heart English Bible

But I, as a deaf man, do not hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, as one deaf, will not hear, - and as one dumb, who will not open his mouth:

Webster

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

World English Bible

But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not his mouth.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer Of A Suffering Sinner

12 Those also who seek after my life lay snares [for me]. And those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long. 13 But I, as a deaf man, hear not. And I am as a mute man who opens not his mouth. 14 Yea, I am as a man who hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.


Cross References

Psalm 39:2

I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.

Psalm 39:9

I was mute. I opened not my mouth, because thou did it.

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that is mute before its shearers, so he opened not his mouth.

1 Peter 2:23

Who, being reviled, did not revile in return. Suffering, he did not threaten, but yielded to him who judges righteously.

2 Samuel 16:10-12

And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Because he curses, and because LORD has said to him, Curse David, who then shall say, Why have thou done so?

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