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Psalms 38:13

    Psalms 38:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But I kept my ears shut like a man without hearing; like a man without a voice, never opening his mouth.

    Webster's Revision

    But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

    World English Bible

    But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I, as a deaf man, hear not; and I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 38:13

    But I, as a deaf man - I was conscious of my guilt, I could not vindicate myself; and I was obliged in silence to bear their insults.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 38:13

    But I, as a deaf man, heard not - I was as if I had been deaf, and did not hear them or know what they were about. I took no notice of what they did anymore than if I had not heard them. That is, he did not reply to them; he did not become angry; he was as calm and patient as if they had said nothing.

    And I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth - As if I were a man that could not speak. I was perfectly silent under all this persecution. Compare 2 Samuel 16:10. How eminently true was this of the Saviour! Isaiah 53:7; 1 Peter 2:23; Matthew 26:63; Matthew 27:12, Matthew 27:14.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 38:13

    38:13 Dumb - Was silent, to testify his humiliation for his sins, and his acceptation of the punishment which he had brought upon himself.