New International Version
my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
King James Bible
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
Darby Bible Translation
My heart burned within me; the fire was kindled in my musing: I spoke with my tongue,
World English Bible
My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:
Young's Literal Translation
Hot is my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
Psalm 39:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My heart was hot within me - A natural feeling of repressed grief.
While I was musing - What was at first a simple sensation of heat produced a flame; the fire broke out that had long been smothered. It is a metaphor taken from vegetables, which, being heaped together, begin to heat and ferment, if not scattered and exposed to the air; and will soon produce a flame, and consume themselves and every thing within their reach.
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They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
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