New American Standard Bible
"Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.
King James Bible
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue speaketh in my palate,
World English Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I pray thee, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in the palate.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My tongue hath spoken in my mouth - Margin, "palate." The meaning is, that since he had ventured to speak, and had actually commenced, he would utter only that which was worthy to be heard. This is properly the commencement of his argument, for all that he had before said was merely an introduction. The word palate - "in my palate" (בחכי bechêkiy) is used here because of the importance of that organ in the act of speaking. Perhaps also, there may be reference to the fact that the Hebrews made much more use of the lower organs of enunciation - the palate, and the throat, than we do, and much less use of the teeth and lips. Hence, their language was strongly guttural.
LibraryWhether the Testimony of the Father's Voice, Saying, "This is My Beloved Son," was Fittingly Added?
Objection 1: It would seem that the testimony of the Father's voice, saying, "This is My beloved Son," was not fittingly added; for, as it is written (Job 33:14), "God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time." But the Father's voice had testified to this at the time of (Christ's) baptism. Therefore it was not fitting that He should bear witness to it a second time. Objection 2: Further, at the baptism the Holy Ghost appeared under the form of a dove at the same time as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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"However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words.
"My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely.
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