Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

Amplified


I was mute and silent [before my enemies],
I refrained even from good,
And my distress grew worse.

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.

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 For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my ways
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.”
2 I was speechless and quiet;
I kept silent, even from speaking good,
and my pain intensified.
3 My heart grew hot within me;
as I mused, a fire burned.
I spoke with my tongue:


Cross References

Job 32:19-20

My heart is like unvented wine;
it is about to burst like new wineskins.

Psalm 38:13-14

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

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth.

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 27:12-14

And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer.

Acts 4:20

for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

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