Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And the people were silent and answered him not a word: for it was the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.

New American Standard Bible

But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”

King James Version

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Holman Bible

But the people kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”

International Standard Version

But the people remained silent and did not answer with even so much as a word, because the king's order was, "Don't answer him."

A Conservative Version

But the people were silent, and did not answer him a word, for the king's commandment was, saying, Do not answer him.

American Standard Version

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Amplified

But the people kept silent and did not answer him, for the king had commanded, “Do not answer him.”

Bible in Basic English

But the people kept quiet and gave him no answer: for the king's order was, Give him no answer.

Darby Translation

But the people were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, saying, Answer him not.

King James 2000

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, Answer him not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The people were silent, and they did not answer him a word, for the command of that king was saying, "You shall not answer him."

Modern King James verseion

But the people kept silent and did not answer him a word. For the king's command was, saying, Do not answer him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the people held their peace and answered him not a word: for the king had commanded, saying, "Answer him not."

NET Bible

The people were silent and did not respond, for the king had ordered, "Don't respond to him."

New Heart English Bible

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

The Emphasized Bible

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word, - for, the command of the king, it was, saying - Ye must not answer him.

Webster

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

World English Bible

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Don't answer him."

Youngs Literal Translation

And the people have kept silent, and have not answered him a word, for the command of the king is, saying, 'Do not answer him.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

and answered
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

him not a word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

for the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Assyrians Advise Against Trust In Yahweh

35 Who of all the gods of the lands who delivered their land out of my hand, that Jehovah shall deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 36 And the people were silent and answered him not a word: for it was the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer. 37 And there came Eliakim, son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph reminding, to Hezekiah, their garments rent; and they will announce to him the words of Rabshakeh.


Cross References

Psalm 38:13-14

And they seeking my soul will lay snares: and they seeking my evil spake mischief, and they will meditate deceits all the day,

Psalm 39:1

To the overseer, to Jeduthun: chanting of David. I said, I will watch my way from sinning with my tongue: I will watch for my mouth with a muzzle while yet the unjust one is before me.

Proverbs 9:7

He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.

Proverbs 26:4

Thou shalt not answer the foolish according to his folly lest thou shalt be like to him.

Amos 5:13

For this the prudent one shall be silent in that time, for it is an evil time.

Matthew 7:6

Ye should not give the holy thing to dogs neither should ye cast your pearls before swine, lest they tread them down with their feet, and having turned, should rend yon.

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