New International Version
But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.
King James Bible
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Darby Bible Translation
[But] I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage [your pain].
World English Bible
but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.
Young's Literal Translation
I might harden you with my mouth, And the moving of my lips might be sparing.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I would strengthen you with my mouth - Mr. Good translates thus: -
"With my own mouth will I overpower you,
Till the quivering of my lips shall fail;"
for which rendering he contends in his learned notes. This translation is countenanced by the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions.
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To Theoctista, Patrician  . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have …
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I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you.
"Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.
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