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Psalms 38:14

    Psalms 38:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I was like a man whose ears are shut, and in whose mouth there are no sharp words.

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 38:14

    No reproofs - תוכחות tochachoth, arguments or vindications; a forensic term. I was as a man accused in open court, and I could make no defense.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 38:14

    Thus I was as a man that heareth not - The sentiment in the former verse is repeated here to show the greatness of his patience and forbearance, or to fix the attention on the fact that one who was so calumniated and wronged could bear it patiently.

    And in whose mouth are no reproofs - As a man who never reproved another; who, whatever might be the wrong which he endured, never replied to it; as he would be who was incapable of reproof, or who had no faculty for reproving. The whole of this is designed to show his entire patience under the wrongs which he suffered.