Psalm 32:3
New International Version
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

New Living Translation
When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.

English Standard Version
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Berean Study Bible
When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.

New American Standard Bible
When I kept silent about my sin, my body 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.

Christian Standard Bible
When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.

Contemporary English Version
Before I confessed my sins, my bones felt limp, and I groaned all day long.

Good News Translation
When I did not confess my sins, I was worn out from crying all day long.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.

International Standard Version
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all day long.

NET Bible
When I refused to confess my sin, my whole body wasted away, while I groaned in pain all day long.

New Heart English Bible
When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have been silent, my bones are worn out, while I have been roaring all day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I kept silent [about my sins], my bones began to weaken because of my groaning all day long.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When I kept silence, my bones wore away Through my groaning all the day long.

New American Standard 1977
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

King James 2000 Bible
When I kept silence, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.

American King James Version
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

American Standard Version
When I kept silence, my bones wasted away Through my groaning all the day long.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because I kept silence, my bones waxed old, from my crying all the day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long.

Darby Bible Translation
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long.

English Revised Version
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Webster's Bible Translation
When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring 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.
Study Bible
The Providence of God
2Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. 4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah…
Cross References
Psalm 22:1
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from saving me, so far from my words of groaning?

Psalm 31:10
For my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning; my iniquity has drained my strength and my bones are wasting away.

Psalm 38:8
I am numb and badly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.

Psalm 39:2
I was speechless and still; I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.

Psalm 39:3
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.

Treasury of Scripture

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

When

Genesis 3:8-19
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden…

1 Samuel 31:13
And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

2 Samuel 11:27
And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

bones

Psalm 6:2
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Psalm 31:9,10
Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly…

Psalm 38:3
There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

roaring

Psalm 22:1
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 38:8
I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Job 3:24
For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.







Lexicon
When
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I kept silent,
הֶ֭חֱרַשְׁתִּי (he·ḥĕ·raš·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

my bones
עֲצָמָ֑י (‘ă·ṣā·māy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

became brittle
בָּל֣וּ (bā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1086: To fail, to wear out, decay

from my groaning
בְּ֝שַׁאֲגָתִ֗י (bə·ša·’ă·ḡā·ṯî)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7581: A rumbling, moan

all day long.
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every
(3) When I kept.--He describes his state of mind before he could bring himself to confess his sin (the rendering of the particle ki by when, comp. Hosea 11:1, is quite correct). Like that knight of story, in whom

"His mood was often like a fiend, and rose

And drove him into wastes and solitudes

For agony, who was yet a living soul,"

this man could not live sleek and smiling in his sin, but was so tortured by "remorseful pain" that his body bore the marks of his mental anguish, which, no doubt, "had marr'd his face, and marked it ere his time."

My bones waxed old.--For this expression comp. Psalm 6:2.

Verse 3. - When I kept silence; i.e. so long as I did not acknowledge my sin - while I remained silent about it, quite aware that I hod sinned grievously, suffering in conscience, but not confessing it even to myself. The time spoken of is that which immediately followed the commission of the adultery, and which continued until Nathan uttered the words, "Thou art the man!" (2 Samuel 12:7). My bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long; i.e. I suffered grievous pain, both bodily and mental. My bones ached (comp. Psalm 6:2; Psalm 31:10); and I "roared," or groaned, in spirit, all the day long." Unconfessed sin rankles in the heart of a man who is not far gone in vice, but has been surprised into a wicked action, no sooner done than regretted. Such a one, in Archbishop Leighton's words, "Vulnus alit venis et caeco carpitur igne." 32:3-7 It is very difficult to bring sinful man humbly to accept free mercy, with a full confession of his sins and self-condemnation. But the true and only way to peace of conscience, is, to confess our sins, that they may be forgiven; to declare them that we may be justified. Although repentance and confession do not merit the pardon of transgression, they are needful to the real enjoyment of forgiving mercy. And what tongue can tell the happiness of that hour, when the soul, oppressed by sin, is enabled freely to pour forth its sorrows before God, and to take hold of his covenanted mercy in Christ Jesus! Those that would speed in prayer, must seek the Lord, when, by his providence, he calls them to seek him, and, by his Spirit, stirs them up to seek him. In a time of finding, when the heart is softened with grief, and burdened with guilt; when all human refuge fails; when no rest can be found to the troubled mind, then it is that God applies the healing balm by his Spirit.
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