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Job 29:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The princes stopped talking And put [their] hands on their mouths;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Rulers, restrained speech, and, a hand, laid they on their mouth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the great men ceased speaking, and laid their finger on their mouth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The princes 8269
{8269} Prime
From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class).
refrained 6113
{6113} Prime
A primitive root; to inclose; by analogy to hold back; also to maintain, rule, assemble.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
talking, 4405
{4405} Prime
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
and laid 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[their] hand 3709
{3709} Prime
From H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm tree); figuratively power.
on their 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

See commentary on Job 29:7-10.

Job 29:9

_ _ (Job 4:2; see on Job 21:5).

_ _ Refrained talking — stopped in the middle of their speech.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 29:7-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 29:9

The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their (f) mouth.

(f) Acknowledging my wisdom.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 4:2 [If] we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips [is] wise.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:


Job 21:5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] 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?
Proverbs 30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] thine hand upon thy mouth.
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