Psalm 39:3
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New International Version
my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

New Living Translation
The more I thought about it, the hotter I got, igniting a fire of words:

English Standard Version
My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

New American Standard Bible
My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:

King James Bible
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, a fire burned. I spoke with my tongue:"

International Standard Version
My heart within me became incensed; as I thought about it, the fire burned. Then I spoke out:

NET Bible
my anxiety intensified. As I thought about it, I became impatient. Finally I spoke these words:

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart is hot within me and fire is renewed in my body; I meditated with my tongue.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My heart burned like a fire flaring up within me. Then I spoke with my tongue:

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart waxed hot within me; While I was musing, the fire kindled; Then spoke I with my tongue:

New American Standard 1977
My heart was hot within me;
            While I was musing the fire burned;
            Then I spoke with my tongue:

Jubilee Bible 2000
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue,

King James 2000 Bible
My heart was hot within me, while I was meditating the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

American King James Version
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart grew hot within me : and in my meditation a fire shall flame out.

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

English Revised Version
My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire kindled: then spake I with my tongue:

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Hot is my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
39:1-6 If an evil thought should arise in the mind, suppress it. Watchfulness in the habit, is the bridle upon the head; watchfulness in acts, is the hand upon the bridle. When not able to separate from wicked men, we should remember they will watch our words, and turn them, if they can, to our disadvantage. Sometimes it may be necessary to keep silence, even from good words; but in general we are wrong when backward to engage in edifying discourse. Impatience is a sin that has its cause within ourselves, and that is, musing; and its ill effects upon ourselves, and that is no less than burning. In our greatest health and prosperity, every man is altogether vanity, he cannot live long; he may die soon. This is an undoubted truth, but we are very unwilling to believe it. Therefore let us pray that God would enlighten our minds by his Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts with his grace, that we may be ready for death every day and hour.
Study Bible
I will Watch My Ways
2I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse. 3My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue: 4"LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.…
Cross References
Luke 24:32
They asked one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us as He spoke with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Psalm 32:3
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.

Psalm 32:4
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.

Jeremiah 20:9
But if I say, "I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name…

Ezekiel 3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, …

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while …

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