New American Standard Bible
"The princes stopped talking And put their hands on their mouths;
King James Bible
The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;
World English Bible
The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The princes refrained talking - As a mark of respect, or in awe of his presence.
And laid their hand on their mouth - To lay the finger or the hand on the mouth is every where an action expressive of silence or respect; Notes, Job 21:5. "In one of the subterranean vaults of Egypt, where the mummies lie buried, they found in the coffin an embalmed body of a woman, before which was placed a figure of wood, representing a youth on his knees, laying a finger on his mouth, and holding in his other hand a sort of chafing dish, which was placed on his head, and in which, without doubt, had been some perfumes." Maillet.
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
They said to him, "Be silent, put your hand over your mouth and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?"
"Look at me, and be astonished, And put your hand over your mouth.
The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood.
"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.
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