Job 29:10
New International Version
the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

New Living Translation
The highest officials of the city stood quietly, holding their tongues in respect.

English Standard Version
the voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

Berean Study Bible
The voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths.

King James Bible
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

New King James Version
The voice of nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

New American Standard Bible
The voices of the prominent people were hushed, And their tongues stuck to their palates.

NASB 1995
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.

NASB 1977
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.

Amplified Bible
The voices of the nobles were hushed, And their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

Christian Standard Bible
The noblemen’s voices were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The noblemen's voices were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

American Standard Version
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The voices of Leaders were concealed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their jaws

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they that heard me blessed me, and their tongue clave to their throat.

Contemporary English Version
and remained silent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rulers held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to their throat.

English Revised Version
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

Good News Translation
even the most important men kept silent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The voices of nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths.

International Standard Version
The voices of the commanders-in-chief were hushed, and their tongues would cling to the roofs of their mouths."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

Literal Standard Version
The voice of leaders has been hidden, "" And their tongue has cleaved to the palate.

NET Bible
the voices of the nobles fell silent, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

New Heart English Bible
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

World English Bible
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Former Blessings
9The princes refrained from speaking and covered their mouths with their hands. 10The voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roofs of their mouths. 11For those who heard me called me blessed, and those who saw me commended me,…

Cross References
Job 29:22
After my words, they spoke no more; my speech settled on them like dew.

Psalm 137:6
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!


Treasury of Scripture

The nobles held their peace, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

nobles held their peace.

Psalm 137:6
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Ezekiel 3:26
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.









Verse 10. - The nobles held their peace. The other leading men followed the example of the "princes," and equally kept silence till Job had spoken. And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their month. A pleonastic repetition. The meaning is simply they said nothing, they stood in rapt attention.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The voices
קוֹל־ (qō·wl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the nobles
נְגִידִ֥ים (nə·ḡî·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5057: A commander, civil, military, religious, honorable themes

were hushed,
נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ (neḥ·bā·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2244: To withdraw, hide

and their tongues
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנָ֗ם (ū·lə·šō·w·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3956: The tongue

stuck
דָּבֵֽקָה׃ (dā·ḇê·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to the roofs of their mouths.
לְחִכָּ֥ם (lə·ḥik·kām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums


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