18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;
18 For I am full of matter,
18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me constrains me.
18 I've got a lot to say, and I'm bursting to say it.
18 For I am full of words; The spirit within me compels me.
18 For I am full of pent-up words, and the spirit within me urges me on.
3 my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
3 My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
3 my insides got hotter and hotter. My thoughts boiled over; I spilled my guts.
3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
3 The more I thought about it, the hotter I got, igniting a fire of words:
(Read Psalm 39:1-6)
If an evil thought should arise in the mind, suppress it. Watchfulness in the habit, is the bridle upon the head; watchfulness in acts, is the hand upon the bridle. When not able to separate from wicked men, we should remember they will watch our words, and turn them, if they can, to our disadvantage. Sometimes it may be necessary to keep silence, even from good words; but in general we are wrong when backward to engage in edifying discourse. Impatience is a sin that has its cause within ourselves, and that is, musing; and its ill effects upon ourselves, and that is no less than burning. In our greatest health and prosperity, every man is altogether vanity, he cannot live long; he may die soon. This is an undoubted truth, but we are very unwilling to believe it. Therefore let us pray that God would enlighten our minds by his Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts with his grace, that we may be ready for death every day and hour.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:18
Commentary on Job 32:15-22
(Read Job 32:15-22)
If we are sure that the Spirit of God suggested what we are about to say, still we ought to refrain, till it comes to our turn to speak. God is the God of order, not of confusion. It is great refreshment to a good man, to speak for the glory of the Lord, and to edify others. And the more we consider the majesty of God, as our Maker, and the more we dread his wrath and justice, the less shall we sinfully fear or flatter men. Could we set the wrath Lord always before us, in his mercies and his terrors, we should not be moved from doing our duty in whatever we are called to do.