New International Version
"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!
King James Bible
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] the hand upon thy mouth.
World English Bible
"If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evil -- hand to mouth!
Proverbs 30:32 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou hast done foolishly - And who has not, at one time or other of his life?
Lay thine hand upon thy mouth - Like the leper; and cry to God, Unclean! unclean! and keep silence to all besides. God will blot out thy offense, and neither the world nor the Church ever know it, for he is merciful; and man is rarely able to pass by a sin committed by his fellows, especially if it be one to which himself is by nature not liable or inclined.
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A Sermon (No. 2140) delivered on Lord's Day, April 27th, 1890 by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man."--Proverbs 30:2. Sometimes it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to Job and the three wise men, he commended himself to them saying, "I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth …
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Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth.
"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt.
Nations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their power. They will put their hands over their mouths and their ears will become deaf.
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