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Who am I to answer you?
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What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.
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.
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.
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.
ContextJob 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.…
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?
Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.
The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth.
Then Job answered the Lord, and said:
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.
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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