34 because I so feared the crowd and so dreaded the contempt of the clans that I kept silent and would not go outside—

Read Job 31:34 Using Other Translations

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
because I stood in great fear of the multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and did not go out of doors--
Have I feared the crowd or the contempt of the masses, so that I kept quiet and stayed indoors?