Psalms 39:3

“My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 39:3

My heart was hot within mee, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; {Then} I spoke with my tongue:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: `Then' spake I with my tongue:
- American Standard Version (1901)

My heart was burning in my breast; while I was deep in thought the fire was lighted; then I said with my tongue,
- Basic English Bible

My heart burned within me; the fire was kindled in my musing: I spoke with my tongue,
- Darby Bible

My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue.
- Webster's Bible

My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:
- World English Bible

Hot [is] my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(39:4) My heart waxed hot within me; while I was musing, the fire kindled; then spoke I with my tongue:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 39:3

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 39:3


39:1 I said - I fully resolved. Take heed - To order all my actions right, and particularly to govern my tongue.

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.

39:4 My end - Make me sensible of the shortness and uncertainly of life, and the near approach of death.

39:5 Before thee - If compared with thee, and with thy everlasting duration.


Discussion for Psalms 39:3

  • Annysia on Psalms 39:3
    This chapter is something everyone can relate to. It's hard to keep the faith going throughout our struggles and all we can do is pray that God will help us. The person speaking in this chapter seems to be aware of how sinful he is, but the fact he still tries to keep his faith is something we should emulate. Most times, we pray "just because" instead of with mindfulness. Memorized prayers become a chore, and this is why personal prayers are most important to me. When was the last time we really prayed with mindfulness, when we really spoke to God?
  • Marian on Psalms 39:3
    I first became aware of this "saying ", while studying for a college exam. Not knowing it 's origin. I interperted this as while I was wasting time, my energy and my creative ability were being ignored. Where life is passing by quickly, being spend in a useless manner. Where I 'm wasting my time on things that are not important and of no value. Here I am now, decades later looking up the meaning, and finding I was completely wrong in my interpertation.
  • Richard on Psalms 39:3
    For us to meditate on our thoughts. To let them build inside us so we can come to our Lord and let our request be known.g


 

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