Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

King James Version

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Holman Bible

Therefore, the wise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.

International Standard Version

therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil.

A Conservative Version

Therefore he who is prudent shall keep silence in such a time, for it is an evil time.

American Standard Version

Therefore he that is prudent shall keep silence in such a time; for it is an evil time.

Amplified

Therefore he who is prudent will keep silence in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Bible in Basic English

So the wise will say nothing in that time; for it is an evil time.

Darby Translation

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time, for it is an evil time.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, whoever has insight will keep silent in that time, for it [is] a time of evil.

Modern King James verseion

So the understanding ones shall keep silent in that time; for it is an evil time.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore the wise must now be fain to hold his tongue, so wicked a time is it.

NET Bible

For this reason whoever is smart keeps quiet in such a time, for it is an evil time.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, the prudent man, at that time, will be dumb, - Because an evil time, it is!

Webster

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

World English Bible

Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it is.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

for it is an evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

12 For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate. 13 Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:7

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

Hosea 4:4

Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

Micah 2:3

Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.

Isaiah 36:21

But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

Isaiah 37:3

They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.

Amos 6:10

Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one " Then he will answer, "Keep quiet For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

Micah 7:5-7

Do not trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.

Matthew 27:12-14

And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.

Ephesians 5:15-16

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

2 Timothy 3:1

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.

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