Psalm 38:14
New International Version
I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.

New Living Translation
I choose to hear nothing, and I make no reply.

English Standard Version
I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.

Berean Study Bible
I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth offers no reply.

New American Standard Bible
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

King James Bible
Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Christian Standard Bible
I am like a man who does not hear and has no arguments in his mouth.

Contemporary English Version
I am completely deaf and can't make a sound.

Good News Translation
I am like those who do not answer, because they cannot hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am like a man who does not hear and has no arguments in his mouth.

International Standard Version
Indeed, I have become like a man who hears nothing, and in whose mouth there is no rebuke.

NET Bible
I am like a man who cannot hear and is incapable of arguing his defense.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, I am as a man who doesn't hear, in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been like a man who does not hear and there is no rebuke in his mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am like one who cannot hear and who can offer no arguments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, I am become as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

New American Standard 1977
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus I was as a man that does not hear, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

American King James Version
Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

American Standard Version
Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I was as a man that hears not, and who has no reproofs in his mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I became as a man that heareth not : and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

English Revised Version
Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

World English Bible
Yes, I am as a man who doesn't hear, in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, I am as a man who heareth not, And in his mouth are no reproofs.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
13But I, like a deaf man, do not hear, and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth. 14I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth offers no reply. 15I wait for You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:13
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear, and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth.

Psalm 38:15
I wait for you, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

that heareth

Amos 5:13
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:5
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

Mark 15:3-5
And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing…







Lexicon
I have become
וָאֱהִ֗י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like a man
כְּ֭אִישׁ (kə·’îš)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

hear,
שֹׁמֵ֑עַ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

whose mouth
בְּ֝פִ֗יו (bə·p̄îw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

offers no reply.
תּוֹכָחֽוֹת׃ (tō·w·ḵā·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof
(14) Reproofs.--Better, replies or justifications, (For the whole passage comp. Isaiah 53:7.)

Verse 14. - Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs; i.e. I was like a man who is unable to answer, to reprove, or rebuke an adversary. So great was my self-restraint. 38:12-22 Wicked men hate goodness, even when they benefit by it. David, in the complaints he makes of his enemies, seems to refer to Christ. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. The true believer's trouble will be made useful; he will learn to wait for his God, and will not seek relief from the world or himself. The less we notice the unkindness and injuries that are done us, the more we consult the quiet of our own minds. David's troubles were the chastisement and the consequence of his transgressions, whilst Christ suffered for our sins and ours only. What right can a sinner have to yield to impatience or anger, when mercifully corrected for his sins? David was very sensible of the present workings of corruption in him. Good men, by setting their sorrow continually before them, have been ready to fall; but by setting God always before them, they have kept their standing. If we are truly penitent for sin, that will make us patient under affliction. Nothing goes nearer to the heart of a believer when in affliction, than to be under the apprehension of God's deserting him; nor does any thing come more feelingly from his heart than this prayer, Be not far from me. The Lord will hasten to help those who trust in him as their salvation.
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