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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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryOut 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
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.
I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.
"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.
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