New International Version
I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
King James Bible
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
Darby Bible Translation
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; for *thou* hast done [it].
World English Bible
I was mute. I didn't open my mouth, because you did it.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou -- Thou hast done it.
Psalm 39:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Deliver one from all may transgressions - I seek the pardon of my sins; I expect it from thy mercy. Grant it, "that I be not the reproach of the foolish," (the godless and the profane), who deride my expectation, and say no such blessings can be had. Let them know, by thy saving me, that there is a God who heareth prayer, and giveth his Holy Spirit to all them that ask him.
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'Surely every man walketh in a vain shew.... 12. I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.' --PSALM xxxix. 6, 12. These two sayings are two different ways of putting the same thing. There is a common thought underlying both, but the associations with which that common thought is connected in these two verses are distinctly different. The one is bitter and sad--a gloomy half truth. The other, out of the very same fact, draws blessedness and hope. The one may come from no …
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2 Samuel 16:10
But the king said, "What does this have to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the LORD said to him, 'Curse David,' who can ask, 'Why do you do this?'"
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;
You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.
But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
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