New International Version
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
King James Bible
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
Darby Bible Translation
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long.
World English Bible
When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
Young's Literal Translation
When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When I kept silence - Before I humbled myself, and confessed my sin, my soul was under the deepest horror. "I roared all the day long;" and felt the hand of God heavy upon my soul.
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'Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.' --PSALM xxxii. 1, 2. This psalm, which has given healing to many a wounded conscience, comes from the depths of a conscience which itself has been wounded and healed. One must be very dull of hearing not to feel how it throbs with emotion, and is, in fact, a gush of rapture from a heart experiencing in its freshness the new joy …
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Confession of Sin Illustrated by the Cases of Dr. Pritchard and Constance Kent
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David's Sin in the Matter of Uriah.
For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;
my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
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