Job 40:4 {39:34}
Contemporary English Version
Who am I to answer you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

New American Bible
Look, I am of little account; what can I answer you? I put my hand over my mouth.

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What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Behold

Job 42:6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes.

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies, and of thy truth which thou hast fulfilled to thy servant. With my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I return with two companies.

2 Samuel 24:10 But David's heart struck him, after the people were numbered: and David said to the Lord: I have sinned very much in what I have done: but I pray thee, O Lord, to take away the iniquity of thy servant, because I have done exceeding foolishly.

1 Kings 19:4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Ezra 9:6,15 And said: My God I am confounded and ashamed to lift up my face to thee: for our iniquities are multiplied over our heads, and our sins are grown up even unto heaven, . . .

Nehemiah 9:33 And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.

Psalm 51:4,5 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged. . . .

Isaiah 6:5 And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray, every one hath turned aside into his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 64:6 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Daniel 9:5,7 We have sinned, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly, and have revolted: and we have gone aside from thy commandments, and thy judgments. . . .

Luke 5:8 Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee. . . .

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

1 Timothy 1:15 A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief.

what

Job 9:31-35 Yet thou shalt plunge me in filth, and my garments shall abhor me. . . .

Job 16:21 And O that a man might so be judged with God, as the son of man is judged with his companion!

Job 23:4-7 I would set judgment before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints. . . .

Job 31:37 At every step of mine I would pronounce it, and offer it as to a prince.

I will

Job 21:5 Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.

Job 29:9 The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth.

Judges 18:19 And they said to him: Hold thy peace, and put thy finger on thy mouth, and come with us, that we may have thee for a father, and a priest. Whether is better for thee, to be a priest in the house of one man, or in a tribe and family in Israel?

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.

Proverbs 30:32 There is that hath appeared a fool after he was lifted up on high: for if he had understood, he would have laid his hand upon his mouth.

Micah 7:16 The nations shall see, and shall be confounded at all their strength: they shall put the hand upon the mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13 Let all flesh be silent at the presence of the Lord: for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.

Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
3Then Job answered the Lord, and said: 4What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.5One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.…
Cross References
Judges 18:19
And they said to him: Hold thy peace, and put thy finger on thy mouth, and come with us, that we may have thee for a father, and a priest. Whether is better for thee, to be a priest in the house of one man, or in a tribe and family in Israel?

Job 21:5
Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.

Job 29:9
The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth.

Job 40:3
Then Job answered the Lord, and said:

Proverbs 30:32
There is that hath appeared a fool after he was lifted up on high: for if he had understood, he would have laid his hand upon his mouth.

Lamentations 3:29
Jod. He shall put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

Additional Translations
“Behold, I am insignificant. How can I reply to You? I place my hand over my mouth.Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

Behold, I am nought: what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer thee? I lay mine hand upon my mouth.

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth.
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