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Job 29:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to their palate.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The voice of nobles, was hushed, and their tongue to their palate, did cleave;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The rulers held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to their throat.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The Nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaued to the roofe of their mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they that heard [me] blessed me, and their tongue clave to their throat.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The nobles 5057
{5057} Prime
נָגִיד
nagiyd
{naw-gheed'}
From H5046; a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstract plural), honorable themes.
held 2244
{2244} Prime
חָבָא
chaba'
{khaw-baw'}
A primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
their peace, 6963
{6963} Prime
קוֹל
qowl
{kole}
From an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound.
and their tongue 3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
cleaved 1692
{1692} Prime
דָּבַק
dabaq
{daw-bak'}
A primitive root; properly to impinge, that is, cling or adhere; figuratively to catch by pursuit.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to the roof of their mouth. 2441
{2441} Prime
חֵךְ
chek
{khake}
Probably from H2496 in the sense of tasting; properly the palate or inside of the mouth; hence the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 29:7-10.


Job 29:10

_ _ Margin, “voice — hid,” that is, “hushed” (Ezekiel 3:26).

_ _ Tongue cleaved, etc. — that is, awed by my presence, the emirs or sheiks were silent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 29:7-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 29:10

Cleaved — It lay as still as if he had done so.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
nobles held their peace:
Heb. voice of the nobles was hid, their tongue.
Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they [are] a rebellious house.
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