New International Version
the chief men refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands;
King James Bible
The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;
World English Bible
The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The princes refrained talking - They never ventured an opinion in opposition to mine; so fully were they persuaded of the justice and integrity of my decision.
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LibraryComfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
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?"
Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth.
the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet;
"People listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.
"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
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