New American Standard Bible
"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.
King James Bible
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Darby Bible Translation
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
World English Bible
"Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Young's Literal Translation
Shew me, and I -- I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue - That is, give me any real instruction, or show me what is my duty, and I will be silent. By this he means that Eliphaz had really imparted no instruction, but had dealt only in the language of reproof. The sense is, "I would willingly sit and listen where truth is imparted, and where I could be enabled to see the reason of the divine dealings. If I could be made to understand where I have erred, I would acquiesce."
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Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
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"How painful are honest words! But what does your argument prove?
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."
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