Psalm 38:13
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New American Standard Bible
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

King James Bible
But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
But I, as a deaf man, hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

World English Bible
But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not his mouth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

But I, as a deaf man, heard not - I was as if I had been deaf, and did not hear them or know what they were about. I took no notice of what they did anymore than if I had not heard them. That is, he did not reply to them; he did not become angry; he was as calm and patient as if they had said nothing.

And I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth - As if I were a man that could not speak. I was perfectly silent under all this persecution. Compare 2 Samuel 16:10. How eminently true was this of the Saviour! Isaiah 53:7; 1 Peter 2:23; Matthew 26:63; Matthew 27:12, Matthew 27:14.

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Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Cross References
Psalm 38:14
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

Psalm 39:2
I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.

Psalm 39:9
"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.

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