Psalms 38:13

13 But I'm deaf and mute to it all, ears shut, mouth shut.

Psalms 38:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 38:13

But I, as a deaf [man], heard not
He acted the part of a deaf man, and made as if he did not hear the mischievous things his enemies spoke; as Saul, when the sons of Belial spoke against him and despised him, ( 1 Samuel 10:27 ) ; and as our Lord when his enemies accused him, ( Matthew 27:12-14 ) ;

and [I was] as a dumb man, [that] openeth not his mouth;
made no reply to what they said, and did not render railing for railing; in which Christ was the antitype of him, ( Isaiah 53:7 ) ( 1 Peter 2:23 ) ( 3:9 ) .

Psalms 38:13 In-Context

11 old friends avoid me like the plague. My cousins never visit, my neighbors stab me in the back.
12 My competitors blacken my name, devoutly they pray for my ruin.
13 But I'm deaf and mute to it all, ears shut, mouth shut.
14 I don't hear a word they say, don't speak a word in response.
15 What I do, God, is wait for you, wait for my Lord, my God - you will answer!