Psalms 38:13

“But I, as a deafe man, heard not; and I was as a dumbe man that openeth not his mouth.”

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Other Translations

But I, as a deaf [man], heard not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth not his mouth.
- King James Version

But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And {I am} like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I kept my ears shut like a man without hearing; like a man without a voice, never opening his mouth.
- Basic English Bible

But I, as a deaf [man], hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
- Darby Bible

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
- Webster's Bible

But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.
- World English Bible

And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not his mouth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(38:14) But I am as a deaf man, I hear not; and I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 38:13


38:13 Dumb - Was silent, to testify his humiliation for his sins, and his acceptation of the punishment which he had brought upon himself.


Discussion for Psalms 38

  • Gene
    I was told Ps.38 was given to our congregation to read by our Bishop. I couldn't wait for these goodies. Then as I began to read this scriptures I began to see how I must humble myself and receive my deliverances through telling the truth and being honest about the problems I have in my life through my own sins. I love David's honesty. God is given me HOPE in truthfulness:)
  • Karimah
    David a King, new one greater and mightier than himself. He talked with GOD of his inadequacies, iniquties and sinfulness. In his own disgrace and self loathing, being a godly man he had to come before the most righteous, and forgiving FATHER for his guidance protection and love continously.His word declares our sins are like scarlet,like David..But GOD, the .blood of the lamb is our strength.AMEN
  • Lisa
    Thank you Christ for your love in me threw meekness is salvation. Thank you Most High Amen.
  • Mary
    Life is a struggle for me everyday living around a cigarette smoker and a pot smoker has its ups and downs but threw Christ I pray every day that he shows me how to seek him when evil comes my way amen.
  • Lisa Hines
    Thanks be to the most High even though life throws you challenges we can always look to Christ our savior for a path to righteousness and love for a better future and a new life. Hallelujah Amen
  • Janet Abreu
    Palms 38
    In your part of Responsibility's who do you want to be with, GOD or the Devil. Sometimes certain friends and family can causes us not to walk up right with the lord. Its not other people to save us it is GOD through Jesus Christ. When we respond to the cry he altered in our hearts he place there from the time he called us unto himself. He will bring that deliverance according to his word.

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