Psalms 39:2

2 So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;

Psalms 39:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
ESV
2 I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse.
NLT
2 But as I stood there in silence— not even speaking of good things— the turmoil within me grew worse.
MSG
2 "Mum's the word," I said, and kept quiet. But the longer I kept silence The worse it got -
CSB
2 I was speechless and quiet; I kept silent, even from [speaking] good, and my pain intensified.

Psalms 39:2 In-Context

1 I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.”
2 So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;
3 my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
4 “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 9; S Job 31:34; Psalms 77:4; Psalms 38:13
  • 2. Psalms 6:3; S Psalms 25:17; Psalms 31:10
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