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 am like a man who cannot hear, whose mouth offers no reply.

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

New King James Version
Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response.

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

NASB 1995
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

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

Amplified Bible
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, In whose mouth are no arguments.

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

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

American Standard Version
Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, I am as a man who does not hear, "" And in his mouth are no reproofs.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
13But like a deaf man, I do not hear; and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth. 14I am like a man who cannot 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 like a deaf man, I 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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

offers no reply.
תּוֹכָחֽוֹת׃ (tō·w·ḵā·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof


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