Job 29:10
Good News Translation
even the most important men kept silent.

Contemporary English Version
and remained silent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rulers held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to their throat.

New American Bible
The voice of the princes was silenced, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths.

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The rulers held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to their throat.

nobles held their peace.

Psalm 137:6 Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.

Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make thy tongue stick fast to the roof of thy mouth, and thou shalt be dumb, and not as a man that reproveth: because they are a provoking house.

Context
Job's Former Blessings
9The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth. 10The rulers held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to their throat.11The ear that heard me blessed me, and the eye that saw me gave witness to me:…
Cross References
Job 29:22
To my words they durst add nothing, and my speech dropped upon them.

Psalm 137:6
Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.

Additional Translations
The voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths.The nobles held their peace, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

And they that heard me blessed me, and their tongue clave to their throat.

The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to their palate.

The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
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