Psalm 39:3
New International Version
my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

New Living Translation
The more I thought about it, the hotter I got, igniting a fire of words:

English Standard Version
My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

Berean Study Bible
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:

New American Standard Bible
My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:

King James Bible
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

Christian Standard Bible
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, a fire burned. I spoke with my tongue:

Contemporary English Version
I felt a fire burning inside, and the more I thought, the more it burned, until at last I said:

Good News Translation
and I was overcome with anxiety. The more I thought, the more troubled I became; I could not keep from asking:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, a fire burned. I spoke with my tongue:"

International Standard Version
My heart within me became incensed; as I thought about it, the fire burned. Then I spoke out:

NET Bible
my anxiety intensified. As I thought about it, I became impatient. Finally I spoke these words:

New Heart English Bible
My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart is hot within me and fire is renewed in my body; I meditated with my tongue.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My heart burned like a fire flaring up within me. Then I spoke with my tongue:

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart waxed hot within me; While I was musing, the fire kindled; Then spoke I with my tongue:

New American Standard 1977
My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:

Jubilee Bible 2000
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue,

King James 2000 Bible
My heart was hot within me, while I was meditating the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

American King James Version
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

American Standard Version
My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: Then'spake I with my tongue:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My heart grew hot within me, and a fire would kindle in my meditation: I spoke with my tongue,

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart grew hot within me : and in my meditation a fire shall flame out.

Darby Bible Translation
My heart burned within me; the fire was kindled in my musing: I spoke with my tongue,

English Revised Version
My heart was hot within me; while I was musing the fire kindled: then spake I with my tongue:

Webster's Bible Translation
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue.

World English Bible
My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:

Young's Literal Translation
Hot is my heart within me, In my meditating doth the fire burn, I have spoken with my tongue.
Study Bible
I Will Watch My Ways
2I was speechless and still; I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred. 3My heart grew hot within me; as I mused, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue: 4“Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days. Let me know how fleeting my life is.…
Cross References
Luke 24:32
They asked one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us as He spoke with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Psalm 32:3
When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.

Psalm 32:4
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah

Jeremiah 20:9
If I say, "I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name," His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones, and I become weary of holding it in, and I cannot prevail.

Treasury of Scripture

My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

Jeremiah 20:9
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Ezekiel 3:14
So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

Luke 24:32
And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?







Lexicon
My heart
לִבִּ֨י ׀ (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

grew hot
חַם־ (ḥam-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2552: To be or become warm

within me;
בְּקִרְבִּ֗י (bə·qir·bî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

as I mused,
בַּהֲגִיגִ֥י (ba·hă·ḡî·ḡî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1901: A whisper, musing, murmuring

the fire
אֵ֑שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

burned.
תִבְעַר־ (ṯiḇ·‘ar-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

[Then] I spoke
דִּ֝בַּ֗רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with my tongue:
בִּלְשֽׁוֹנִי׃ (bil·šō·w·nî)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue
(3) The fire burned.--The attempt at repression only makes the inward flame of feeling burn the more fiercely, till at last it is too much for the resolution that has been formed, and the passion of the heart breaks out in words. Like the modern poet, the Hebrew bard had felt

"Twere better not to breathe or speak

Than cry for strength, remaining weak,

And seem to find, but still to seek."

"But thought is too much for him, and he breaks into speech, not, however, fretfully, still less with bitter invective against others. It is a dialogue with the ruler of destiny, in which frail man wants to face his condition, and know the worst.

Verse 3. - My heart was hot within me; or, grew hot (Kay). And while I was musing the fire burned; or, kindled (Revised Version). Then spake I with my tongue; i.e. aloud, articulately. I could not - at any rate, I did not - refrain myself. I burst out in speech, and made my moan to God 39:1-6 If an evil thought should arise in the mind, suppress it. Watchfulness in the habit, is the bridle upon the head; watchfulness in acts, is the hand upon the bridle. When not able to separate from wicked men, we should remember they will watch our words, and turn them, if they can, to our disadvantage. Sometimes it may be necessary to keep silence, even from good words; but in general we are wrong when backward to engage in edifying discourse. Impatience is a sin that has its cause within ourselves, and that is, musing; and its ill effects upon ourselves, and that is no less than burning. In our greatest health and prosperity, every man is altogether vanity, he cannot live long; he may die soon. This is an undoubted truth, but we are very unwilling to believe it. Therefore let us pray that God would enlighten our minds by his Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts with his grace, that we may be ready for death every day and hour.
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