After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.
"They are amazed. They answer no more. They don't have a word to say.
Shall I wait, because they don't speak, because they 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 didn't go out of the door --
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?
Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still."
Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.
My soul rests in God alone. My salvation is from him.
My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him.
It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh.
For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.
The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.
The nations will see and be ashamed of all their might. They will lay their hand on their mouth. Their ears will be deaf.
But Yahweh is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him!"
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondservants and bondmaids, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's loss."