Psalm 39:9
New International Version
I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.

New Living Translation
I am silent before you; I won’t say a word, for my punishment is from you.

English Standard Version
I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it.

Berean Study Bible
I have become mute; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.

King James Bible
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

New King James Version
I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did it.

New American Standard Bible
“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.

NASB 1995
“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.

NASB 1977
“I have become dumb, I do not open my mouth, Because it is Thou who hast done it.

Amplified Bible
“I am mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who has done it.

Christian Standard Bible
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what you have done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.

American Standard Version
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am dumb, and I did not open my mouth, because you have done it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I was dumb, and opened not my mouth; for thou art he that made me.

Contemporary English Version
You treated me like this, and I kept silent, not saying a word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.

English Revised Version
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Good News Translation
I will keep quiet, I will not say a word, for you are the one who made me suffer like this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I remained speechless. I did not open my mouth because you are the one who has done this.

International Standard Version
I remain silent; I do not open my mouth, for you are the one who acted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am dumb, I open not my mouth; Because Thou hast done it.

Literal Standard Version
I have been mute, I do not open my mouth, Because You have done [it].

NET Bible
I am silent and cannot open my mouth because of what you have done.

New Heart English Bible
I was mute. I did not open my mouth, because you did 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Watch My Ways
8Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools. 9I have become mute; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done. 10Remove Your scourge from me; I am perishing by the force of Your hand.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 16:10
But the king replied, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses me because the LORD told him, 'Curse David,' who can ask, 'Why did you do this?'"

Job 2:10
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Psalm 38:13
But like a deaf man, I do not hear; and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth.

Psalm 39:2
I was speechless and still; I remained silent, even from speaking good, and my sorrow was stirred.

Psalm 77:4
You have kept my eyes from closing; I am too troubled to speak.

Isaiah 38:15
What can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done this. I will walk slowly all my years because of the anguish of my soul.

Ezekiel 16:63
so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your disgrace, declares the Lord GOD."


Treasury of Scripture

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Psalm 38:13
But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.









(9) Thou is emphatic. Kimchi well explains: "I could not complain of man, for it was God's doing; I could not complain of God, for I was conscious of my own sin."

Verse 9. - I was dumb, I opened not my mouth (comp. vers. 1, 2). Because thou didst it. The knowledge that my afflictions came from thee, and were the just punishment of my transgressions, helped me to keep the silence which I observed while the ungodly was in my sight.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have become mute;
נֶ֭אֱלַמְתִּי (ne·’ĕ·lam·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 481: To tie fast, to be tongue-tied

I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

open
אֶפְתַּח־ (’ep̄·taḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

my mouth
פִּ֑י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

because
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it is You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

who have done it.
עָשִֽׂיתָ׃ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make


Jump to Previous
Dumb Kept Mouth Mute Open Opened Quiet Shut Silent Thou
Jump to Next
Dumb Kept Mouth Mute Open Opened Quiet Shut Silent Thou
Links
Psalm 39:9 NIV
Psalm 39:9 NLT
Psalm 39:9 ESV
Psalm 39:9 NASB
Psalm 39:9 KJV

Psalm 39:9 BibleApps.com
Psalm 39:9 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 39:9 Chinese Bible
Psalm 39:9 French Bible
Psalm 39:9 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Psalm 39:9 I was mute (Psalm Ps Psa.)
Psalm 39:8
Top of Page
Top of Page