Psalm 39:9
New International Version
I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.

New Living Translation
I am silent before you; I won’t say a word, for my punishment is from you.

English Standard Version
I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it.

Berean Study Bible
I have become mute; I do not open my mouth because it is You who have done this.

New American Standard Bible
"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.

King James Bible
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Christian Standard Bible
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what you have done.

Contemporary English Version
You treated me like this, and I kept silent, not saying a word.

Good News Translation
I will keep quiet, I will not say a word, for you are the one who made me suffer like this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.

International Standard Version
I remain silent; I do not open my mouth, for you are the one who acted.

NET Bible
I am silent and cannot open my mouth because of what you have done.

New Heart English Bible
I was mute. I did not open my mouth, because you did it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am dumb, and I did not open my mouth, because you have done it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I remained speechless. I did not open my mouth because you are the one who has done this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am dumb, I open not my mouth; Because Thou hast done it.

New American Standard 1977
“I have become dumb, I do not open my mouth, Because it is Thou who hast done it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth because thou didst it.

King James 2000 Bible
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

American King James Version
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

American Standard Version
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I was dumb, and opened not my mouth; for thou art he that made me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.

Darby Bible Translation
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; for thou hast done [it].

English Revised Version
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Webster's Bible Translation
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

World English Bible
I was mute. I didn't open my mouth, because you did it.

Young's Literal Translation
I have been dumb, I open not my mouth, Because Thou -- Thou hast done it.
Study Bible
I Will Watch My Ways
8Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools. 9I have become mute; I do not open my mouth because it is You who have done it. 10Remove Your scourge from me; I am perishing by the force of Your hand.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 16:10
But the king replied, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses me because the LORD told him, 'Curse David,' who can ask, 'Why did you do this?'"

Job 2:10
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Psalm 38:13
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear, and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth.

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

Psalm 77:4
You have kept my eyes from closing; I am too troubled to speak.

Isaiah 38:15
What can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done this. I will walk slowly all my years because of the anguish of my soul.

Ezekiel 16:63
so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Treasury of Scripture

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Psalm 38:13
But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.







Lexicon
I have become mute;
נֶ֭אֱלַמְתִּי (ne·’ĕ·lam·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 481: To tie fast, to be tongue-tied

I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

open
אֶפְתַּח־ (’ep̄·taḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

my mouth
פִּ֑י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

because
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

it is You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

who have done it.
עָשִֽׂיתָ׃ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
(9) Thou is emphatic. Kimchi well explains: "I could not complain of man, for it was God's doing; I could not complain of God, for I was conscious of my own sin."

Verse 9. - I was dumb, I opened not my mouth (comp. vers. 1, 2). Because thou didst it. The knowledge that my afflictions came from thee, and were the just punishment of my transgressions, helped me to keep the silence which I observed while the ungodly was in my sight. 39:7-13 There is no solid satisfaction to be had in the creature; but it is to be found in the Lord, and in communion with him; to him we should be driven by our disappointments. If the world be nothing but vanity, may God deliver us from having or seeking our portion in it. When creature-confidences fail, it is our comfort that we have a God to go to, a God to trust in. We may see a good God doing all, and ordering all events concerning us; and a good man, for that reason, says nothing against it. He desires the pardoning of his sin, and the preventing of his shame. We must both watch and pray against sin. When under the correcting hand of the Lord, we must look to God himself for relief, not to any other. Our ways and our doings bring us into trouble, and we are beaten with a rod of our own making. What a poor thing is beauty! and what fools are those that are proud of it, when it will certainly, and may quickly, be consumed! The body of man is as a garment to the soul. In this garment sin has lodged a moth, which wears away, first the beauty, then the strength, and finally the substance of its parts. Whoever has watched the progress of a lingering distemper, or the work of time alone, in the human frame, will feel at once the force of this comparison, and that, surely every man is vanity. Afflictions are sent to stir up prayer. If they have that effect, we may hope that God will hear our prayer. The believer expects weariness and ill treatment on his way to heaven; but he shall not stay here long : walking with God by faith, he goes forward on his journey, not diverted from his course, nor cast down by the difficulties he meets. How blessed it is to sit loose from things here below, that while going home to our Father's house, we may use the world as not abusing it! May we always look for that city, whose Builder and Maker is God.
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