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Psalms 32:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When I kept silence, my bones wasted away Through my groaning all the day long.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When I kept silent [about my sin], my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring all the day long.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When I kept silence, my bones became worn out, Through my groaning all the day;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the day long.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When I kept silence, my bones waxed old; through my roaring all the day long.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because I kept silence, my bones waxed old, from my crying all the day.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I kept silence, 2790
{2790} Prime
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
my bones 6106
{6106} Prime
From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame.
waxed old 1086
{1086} Prime
A primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively consume, spend).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
through my roaring 7581
{7581} Prime
From H7580; a rumbling or moan.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the day 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 32:3-4

_ _ A vivid description of felt, but unacknowledged, sin.

_ _ When — literally, “for,” as in Psalms 32:4.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 32:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 32:3

Silence — From a full and open confession of my sins. Old — My spirit failed, and the strength of my body decayed. Roaring — Because of the continual horrors of my conscience, and sense of God's wrath.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 32:3

When I kept (c) silence, my bones waxed old through my (d) roaring all the day long.

(c) Between hope and despair.

(d) Was not eased by silence nor crying, signifying that before the sinner is reconciled to God, he feels a perpetual torment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 3:8-19 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. ... In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
1 Samuel 31:13 And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
2 Samuel 11:27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.
2 Samuel 12:1-12 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. ... For thou didst [it] secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
2 Samuel 21:12-14 And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa: ... And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy.
Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Jeremiah 31:18-19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus]; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou [art] the LORD my God. ... Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon [my] thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
Luke 15:15-16 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. ... And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.


Psalms 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I [am] weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
Psalms 31:9-10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, [yea], my soul and my belly. ... For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
Psalms 38:3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin.
Psalms 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psalms 102:3-5 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. ... By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
Job 30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
Job 30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Lamentations 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.


Psalms 22:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.]] My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?
Psalms 38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Job 3:24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
Isaiah 51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but [there is] none; for salvation, [but] it is far off from us.
Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, [and] they rebel against me.
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Gn 3:8. 1S 31:13. 2S 11:27; 12:1; 21:12. Jb 3:24; 30:17, 30. Ps 6:2; 22:1; 31:9; 38:3, 8; 51:8; 102:3. Pv 28:13. Is 51:20; 57:17; 59:11. Jr 31:18. Lm 1:3; 3:4, 8. Ho 7:14. Lk 15:15.

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