New American Standard Bible
If you have been foolish in exalting yourself Or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth.
King James Bible
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay the hand upon thy mouth.
World English Bible
"If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evil -- hand to mouth!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lay thine hand upon thy mouth - The act expresses the silence of humiliation and repentance after the sin has been committed, and that of self-restraint, which checks the haughty or malignant thought before it has passed even into words.
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
"Look at me, and be astonished, And put your hand over your mouth.
"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.
The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.
Nations will see and be ashamed Of all their might. They will put their hand on their mouth, Their ears will be deaf.
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