New Living Translation
But as I stood there in silence--not even speaking of good things--the turmoil within me grew worse.
King James Bible
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
Darby Bible Translation
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
World English Bible
I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
Young's Literal Translation
I was dumb with silence, I kept silent from good, and my pain is excited.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
39:2 Dumb - Two words put together, expressing the same thing, to aggravate or increase it. I held - I forbear to speak, what I justly might, lest I should break forth into some indecent expressions. Stirred - My silence did not assuage my grief, but increase it.
LibraryLetter xxvi. (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
To the Same He excuses the brevity of his letter on the ground that Lent is a time of silence; and also that on account of his profession and his ignorance he does not dare to assume the function of teaching. 1. You will, perhaps, be angry, or, to speak more gently, will wonder that in place of a longer letter which you had hoped for from me you receive this brief note. But remember what says the wise man, that there is a time for all things under the heaven; both a time to speak and a time to keep …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
Works by the Same Author.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.
But I am deaf to all their threats. I am silent before them as one who cannot speak.
I am silent before you; I won't say a word, for my punishment is from you.
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