Psalms 39:2

“I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I was dumbe with silence, I held my peace, euen from good, and my sorrow was stirred.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I was mute and silent, I refrained {even} from good, And my sorrow grew worse.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I made no sound, I said no word, even of good; and I was moved with sorrow.
- Basic English Bible

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
- Darby Bible

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
- Webster's Bible

I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
- World English Bible

I was dumb [with] silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(39:3) I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, had no comfort; and my pain was held in check.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 39:2


39:2 Dumb - Two words put together, expressing the same thing, to aggravate or increase it. I held - I forbear to speak, what I justly might, lest I should break forth into some indecent expressions. Stirred - My silence did not assuage my grief, but increase it.


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