New American Standard Bible
"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.
King James Bible
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
Darby Bible Translation
After my words they spoke not again, and my speech dropped upon them;
World English Bible
After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.
Young's Literal Translation
After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
After my words they spake not again - The highest proof which could be given of deference. So full of respect were they that they did not dare to dispute him; so sagacious and wise was his counsel that they were satisfied with it, and did not presume to suggest any other.
And my speech dropped upon them - That is, like the dew or the gentle rain. So in Deuteronomy 32:2 :
My doctrine shall drop as the rain;
My speech shall distil as the dew,
As the small rain upon the tender herb,
And as the showers upon the grass.
So Homer speaks of the eloquence of Nestor,
Τοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ γλώσσης μέλιτος γλυκίων ῥέεν αὐδή.
Tou kai apo glōssēs melitos glukiōn rēn audē.
"Words sweet as honey from his lips distill'd."
So Milton, speaking of the eloquence of Belial, says,
- Though his tongue
Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear
LibraryThe Case of Spiritual Decay and Languor in Religion
1. Declension in religion, and relapses into sin, with their sorrowful consequences, are in the general too probable.--2. The ease of declension and langour in religion described, negatively.--3. And positively.--4. As discovering itself by a failure in the duties of the closet.--5. By a neglect of social worship.--6. By want of love to our fellow Christians.--7. By an undue attachment to sensual pleasures or secular cares.--8. By prejudices against some important principles in religion.--9,10. A …
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
"Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb.
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
"Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and speak against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling. He exalted himself in Israel, But through Baal he did wrong and died.
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