American Standard Version
Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.
King James Bible
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I am nought: what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.
World English Bible
"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth.
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LibraryWhether at the Coming Judgment the Angels Will be Judged?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angels will be judged at the coming judgment. For it is written (1 Cor. 6:3): "Know you not that we shall judge angels?" But this cannot refer to the state of the present time. Therefore it should refer to the judgment to come. Objection 2: Further, it is written concerning Behemoth or Leviathan, whereby the devil is signified (Job 40:28): "In the sight of all he shall be cast down"; and (Mk. 1:24)* the demon cried out to Christ: "Why art Thou come to destroy us …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Letter xx. Self-Examination.
Book vii. On the Useful or the Ordinary
"But we are all as an Unclean Thing, and all Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags,"
And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thy hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for thee to be priest unto the house of one man, or to be priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?
Mark me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.
The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;
Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.
Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.
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