New International Version
I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But I, as a deaf man - I was conscious of my guilt, I could not vindicate myself; and I was obliged in silence to bear their insults.
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Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way …
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Christ's Resurrection Song.
Notes on the Third Century
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;
I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
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