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Proverbs 30:32

    Proverbs 30:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have had evil designs, put your hand over your mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.

    World English Bible

    "If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 30:32

    If thou hast done foolishly - And who has not, at one time or other of his life?

    Lay thine hand upon thy mouth - Like the leper; and cry to God, Unclean! unclean! and keep silence to all besides. God will blot out thy offense, and neither the world nor the Church ever know it, for he is merciful; and man is rarely able to pass by a sin committed by his fellows, especially if it be one to which himself is by nature not liable or inclined.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 30:32

    Lay thine hand upon thy mouth - The act expresses the silence of humiliation and repentance after the sin has been committed, and that of self-restraint, which checks the haughty or malignant thought before it has passed even into words.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 30:32

    30:32 Thought - Designed any injury against thy neighbour. Lay thine hand - Do not open thy mouth to excuse it, but repent of it, and do so no more.