New International Version
Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth.
King James Bible
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay the hand upon the mouth.
World English Bible
Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mark me, and be astonished - Consider and compare the state in which I was once, with that in which I am now; and be astonished at the judgments and dispensations of God. You will then be confounded; you will put your hands upon your mouths, and keep silent. Putting the hand on the mouth, or the finger on the lips, was the token of silence. The Egyptian god Harpocrates, who was the god of silence, is represented with his finger compressing his upper lip.
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Mark me. Heb. Look unto me. be astonished
LibraryNot Now, but Hereafter!
It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861
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They answered him, "Be quiet! Don't say a word. Come with us, and be our father and priest. Isn't it better that you serve a tribe and clan in Israel as priest rather than just one man's household?"
If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.
the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;
"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!
so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.
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