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the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.
King James Bible
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
American Standard Version
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
Job 29:10 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The nobles held their peace - Princes שרים sarim, and Nobles, נגידים negidim, must have been two different classes of the great men of Idumea. שר sar, Prince, director, or ruler, was probably the head of a township, or what we would call a magistrate of a particular district. נגיד nagid, a Noble, or one of those who had the privilege of standing before, or in the presence of, the chief ruler. The participle נגד neged is frequently used to signify before, in the presence of, publicly, openly. And on this account, it is most likely that the noun means one of those nobles or counsellors who were always admitted to the royal presence. Mr. Good thinks that renowned speakers or eminent orators are meant: and others have embraced the same opinion. Job here intimates that his judgment was so sound, his decisions so accredited, and his reasoning power so great, that every person paid him the utmost deference.
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nobles held their peace. Heb. voice of the nobles was hid. their tongue
Psalm 137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them a reprover...
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Job 29:22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell gently on their ears.
Psalm 137:6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.