After I spoke, they did not speak again, and my speech dropped upon them [like a refreshing shower].
[Job's friends] are amazed and embarrassed, they answer no more; they have not a thing to say [reports Elihu].
And shall I wait, because they say nothing but stand still and answer no more?
Because I feared the great multitude and the contempt of families terrified me so that I kept silence and did not go out of the door -- "
Wisdom is too high for a fool; he opens not his mouth in the gate [where the city's rulers sit in judgment].
If I speak [to you miserable comforters], my sorrow is not soothed or lessened; and if I refrain [from speaking], in what way am I eased? [I hardly know whether to answer you or be silent.]
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
To You belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise) and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.
My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.
It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.
Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope], because [God] has laid [the yoke] upon him [for his benefit].
For in a multitude of dreams there is futility and worthlessness, and ruin in a flood of words. But [reverently] fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
The upright shall see it and be glad, but all iniquity shall shut its mouth.
The nations shall see [God's deliverance] and be ashamed of all their might [which cannot be compared to His]. They shall lay their hands upon their mouths in consternation; their ears shall be deaf.
But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth hush and keep silence before Him.
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, slain, and wiped out of existence! But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I would have held my tongue, for our affliction is not to be compared with the damage this will do to the king.