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Job 21:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Mark me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Look at me, and be astonished, And put [your] hand over [your] mouth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Mark me, and be astonished, and lay the hand upon the mouth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Turn round to me, and be astonished, and lay hand on mouth!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Marke mee, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand vpon [your] mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Look upon me, and wonder, laying your hand upon your cheek.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Mark 6437
{6437} Prime
A primitive root; to turn; by implication to face, that is, appear, look, etc.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
me, and be astonished, 8074
{8074} Prime
A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense).
<8713> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2
and lay 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
[your] hand 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
[your] mouth. 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 21:5

_ _ lay ... hand upon ... mouth — (Proverbs 30:32; Judges 18:19). So the heathen god of silence was pictured with his hand on his mouth. There was enough in Job’s case to awe them into silence (Job 17:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 21:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 21:5

Mark — Consider what I am about to say concerning the prosperity of the worst of men, and the pressures of some good men, and it is able to fill you with astonishment. Lay, &c. — Be silent.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 21:5

Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] (c) mouth.

(c) He charges them as though they were not able to comprehend his feeling of God's judgment, and exhorts them therefore to silence.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Mark me:
Heb. Look unto me

be astonished:

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
Job 17:8 Upright [men] shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
Job 19:20-21 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. ... Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

lay your:

Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.
Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Judges 18:19 And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: [is it] better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or that thou be a priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?
Psalms 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst [it].
Proverbs 30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] thine hand upon thy mouth.
Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.
Micah 7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay [their] hand upon [their] mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
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Jg 18:19. Jb 2:12; 17:8; 19:20; 29:9; 40:4. Ps 39:9. Pv 30:32. Am 5:13. Mi 7:16. Ro 11:33.

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