Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 39:2

Context
NET ©

I was stone silent; 1  I held back the urge to speak. 2  My frustration grew; 3 

NIV ©

But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.

NASB ©

I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.

NLT ©

But as I stood there in silence––not even speaking of good things––the turmoil within me grew to the bursting point.

MSG ©

"Mum's the word," I said, and kept quiet. But the longer I kept silence The worse it got--

BBE ©

I made no sound, I said no word, even of good; and I was moved with sorrow.

NRSV ©

I was silent and still; I held my peace to no avail; my distress grew worse,

NKJV ©

I was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up.


KJV
I was dumb
<0481> (8738)
with silence
<01747>_,
I held my peace
<02814> (8689)_,
[even] from good
<02896>_;
and my sorrow
<03511>
was stirred
<05916> (8738)_.
{stirred: Heb. troubled}
NASB ©
I was mute
<0481>
and silent
<01747>
, I refrained
<02814>
even from good
<02896>
, And my sorrow
<03511>
grew
<05916>
worse
<05916>
.
HEBREW
rken
<05916>
ybakw
<03511>
bwjm
<02896>
ytysxh
<02814>
hymwd
<01747>
ytmlan
<0481>
(39:2)
<39:3>
LXXM
(38:3) ekwfwyhn {V-API-1S} kai
<2532
CONJ
etapeinwyhn
<5013
V-API-1S
kai
<2532
CONJ
esighsa
<4601
V-AAI-1S
ex
<1537
PREP
agaywn
<18
A-GPM
kai
<2532
CONJ
to
<3588
T-ASN
alghma {N-ASN} mou
<1473
P-GS
anekainisyh
<340
V-API-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
I was stone
<0481>
silent
<01747>
; I held back
<02814>
the urge to speak. My frustration grew
<05916>
;
NET ©

I was stone silent; 1  I held back the urge to speak. 2  My frustration grew; 3 

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I was mute [with] silence.”

tn Heb “I was quiet from good.” He kept quiet, resisting the urge to find emotional release and satisfaction by voicing his lament.

sn I held back the urge to speak. For a helpful discussion of the relationship (and tension) between silence and complaint in ancient Israelite lamentation, see E. S. Gerstenberger, Psalms, Part I (FOTL), 166-67.

tn Heb “and my pain was stirred up.” Emotional pain is in view here.



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