Job 21:5
New International Version
Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth.

New Living Translation
Look at me and be stunned. Put your hand over your mouth in shock.

English Standard Version
Look at me and be appalled, and lay your hand over your mouth.

Berean Study Bible
Look at me and be astonished; put your hand over your mouth.

New American Standard Bible
"Look at me, and be astonished, And put your hand over your mouth.

King James Bible
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
Look at me and shudder; put your hand over your mouth.

Contemporary English Version
Just looking at me is enough to make you sick,

Good News Translation
Look at me. Isn't that enough to make you stare in shocked silence?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at me and shudder; put your hand over your mouth.

International Standard Version
Look at me, be appalled, and then shut up!

NET Bible
Look at me and be appalled; put your hands over your mouths.

New Heart English Bible
Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at me, and be shocked, and put [your] hand over [your] mouth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Turn unto me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“Look at me, and be astonished, And put your hand over your mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Look upon me and be astonished and lay your hand upon your mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
Look at me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

American King James Version
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth.

American Standard Version
Mark me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay the hand upon the mouth.

English Revised Version
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

World English Bible
Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
4Is my complaint against a man? Then why should I not be impatient? 5Look at me and be astonished; put your hand over your mouth. 6When I remember, terror takes hold, and my body trembles in horror.…
Cross References
Judges 18:19
"Be quiet," they told him. "Put your hand over your mouth and come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?"

Job 13:5
If only you would be silent; for that would be your wisdom!

Job 29:9
The princes refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands.

Job 40:4
"Behold, I am insignificant. How can I reply to You? I place my hand over my mouth.

Proverbs 30:32
If you have foolishly exalted yourself or if you have plotted evil, put your hand over your mouth.

Isaiah 52:15
so He will sprinkle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him. For they will see what they have not been told, and they will understand what they have not heard.

Treasury of Scripture

Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth.

Mark me. Heb. Look unto me. be astonished

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they …

Job 17:8 Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir …

Job 19:20,21 My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with …

lay your

Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Judges 18:19 And they said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, …

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have …

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …







Lexicon
Look
פְּנוּ־ (pə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

at me
אֵלַ֥י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and be astonished;
וְהָשַׁ֑מּוּ (wə·hā·šam·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

put
וְשִׂ֖ימוּ (wə·śî·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

your hand
יָ֣ד (yāḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your mouth.
פֶּֽה׃ (peh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
Verses 5, 6. - Here we have an abrupt transition. Job is about to controvert Zophar's theory of the certain retribution that overtakes the wicked man in this life, and to maintain that, on the contrary, he usually prospers (vers. 7-18). Knowing that, in thus running counter to the general religious teaching, he will arouse much horror and indignation on the part of those who hear him, he prefaces his remarks with a notice that they will cause astonishment, and an acknowledgment that he himself cannot reflect upon the subject without a feeling of alarm and dismay. He thus hopes partially to disarm his opponents. Verse 5. - Mark me; literally, look to me; i.e. "attend to me," for I am about to say something well worth attention. And be astonished. Prepare yourselves, i.e., for something that will astonish you. And lay your hand upon your mouth. Harpocrates, the Egyptian god of silence, was often represented with his finger on his lips (see the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 362). The symbolism is almost universal. Job begs his auditors to "refrain their lips," and, however much astonished, to keep silence until he has concluded. 21:1-6 Job comes closer to the question in dispute. This was, Whether outward prosperity is a mark of the true church, and the true members of it, so that ruin of a man's prosperity proves him a hypocrite? This they asserted, but Job denied. If they looked upon him, they might see misery enough to demand compassion, and their bold interpretations of this mysterious providence should be turned into silent wonder.
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