New American Standard Bible
"O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!
King James Bible
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.
World English Bible
Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.
Young's Literal Translation
O that ye would keep perfectly silent, And it would be to you for wisdom.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! - You would show your wisdom by silence. Since you can say nothing that is adapted to give comfort, or to explain the true state of the case, it would be wise to say nothing; compare Proverbs 17:28 : "Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is counted wise."
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"Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.
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Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
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