Parallel Verses

Amplified

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace without profit and had no comfort away from good, while my distress was renewed.

New American Standard Bible

I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

I was speechless and quiet;
I kept silent, even from speaking good,
and my pain intensified.

International Standard Version

I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.

Bible in Basic English

I made no sound, I said no word, even of good; and I was moved with sorrow.

Darby Translation

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

I was dumb with silence, I was silent from good, and my pain was moved.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I was mute [with] silence. I was silent [even] from [saying] good [things], and my pain was stirred up.

Modern King James verseion

I became dumb, keeping still; I was silent, from good; and my pain was stirred.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I held my tongue; I was dumb. I kept silence, yea even from good words, but it was pain and grief to me.

NET Bible

I was stone silent; I held back the urge to speak. My frustration grew;

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, afar from happiness, But, my pain had been stirred:

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

I was dumb with silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Fleeting Nature Of Life

1 I said, I will take heed and guard my ways, that I may sin not with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth as with a bridle while the wicked are before me. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace without profit and had no comfort away from good, while my distress was renewed. 3 My heart was hot within me. While I was musing, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:


Cross References

Job 32:19-20

My breast is as wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst.

Psalm 38:13-14

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

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.

Matthew 27:12-14

But when the charges were made against Him by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer.

Acts 4:20

But we [ourselves] cannot help telling what we have seen and heard.

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