Job 21:5
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark me. Heb. Look unto me. be astonished

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle...

Job 17:8 Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

Job 19:20,21 My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth...

lay your

Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Judges 18:19 And they said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest...

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand on their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Library
Not 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

Whether the Rewards Assigned to the Beatitudes Refer to this Life?
Objection 1: It would seem that the rewards assigned to the beatitudes do not refer to this life. Because some are said to be happy because they hope for a reward, as stated above [1672](A[1]). Now the object of hope is future happiness. Therefore these rewards refer to the life to come. Objection 2: Further, certain punishments are set down in opposition to the beatitudes, Lk. 6:25, where we read: "Woe to you that are filled; for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh, for you shall mourn and
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
"O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out" (Rom. 11:33). "Salvation is of the LORD" (Jonah 2:9); but the Lord does not save all. Why not? He does save some; then if He saves some, why not others? Is it because they are too sinful and depraved? No; for the Apostle wrote, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (1
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Judges 18:19
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?"

Job 13:5
If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.

Job 29:9
the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;

Job 40:4
"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.

Proverbs 30:32
"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!

Isaiah 52:15
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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