New International Version
I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
King James Bible
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Darby Bible Translation
Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further.
World English Bible
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."
Young's Literal Translation
Once I have spoken, and I answer not, And twice, and I add not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Once have I spoken - See on Job 42:3 (note), etc.
I will proceed no farther - I shall attempt to justify myself no longer; I have spoken repeatedly; and am confounded at my want of respect for my Maker, and at the high thoughts which I have entertained of my own righteousness. All is impurity in the presence of thy Majesty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
but I will not
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It is a doctrine, as I believe, taught us in Holy Writ, that when a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day. It is a doctrine held by all the orthodox, that there dwelleth still …
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The Tenth Commandment
Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.
Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy.
For God does speak--now one way, now another-- though no one perceives it.
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God,
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