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Psalms 39:2


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


Job 32:19,20; Ps 38:13,14; Isa 53:7; Mt 7:6; Mt 27:12-14; Ac 4:20

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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