Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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
in that time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

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

Context Readings

A Lament And Call To Repentance

12 and because I know that your transgressions are many, and your sins are numerous as you oppose the righteous, taking bribes as a ransom, and turning away the poor in court 13 therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil. 14 "Pursue good and not evil, so that you may live, and this is what will happen: The LORD God of the Heavenly Armies will be with you, as you have been claiming.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:7

a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;

Hosea 4:4

"Let no one fight or bring charges against another, for my dispute is with you, priest.

Micah 2:3

"Therefore this is what the LORD says, "I'm crafting evil against this family, from which you can't escape. You won't strut around arrogantly, because the times are evil.'

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Isaiah 36:21

But the people remained silent and didn't respond to him with so much as a single word, because the king had commanded, "Don't answer him."

Isaiah 37:3

"Here is what Hezekiah says," they told him. "This day is a day of trouble, rebuke, and disgrace, as when children come to the point of birth and there is no energy to deliver them.

Amos 6:10

One's relative will pick up the corpse to carry them from the house for burning, saying to whomever remains inside the house, "Is there anyone still with you?' And he will say, "No.' He will respond, "Be quiet, because we do not mention the name "LORD".'

Micah 7:5-7

Don't trust your friends, don't confide in a companion, watch what you say to your wife.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and I trembled within. My lips quivered at the noise. My legs gave way beneath me, and I trembled. Nevertheless, I await the day of distress that will dawn on our invaders.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

Before the decree is carried out, before the day flies away like chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD visits you, before the Day of the LORD's wrath surprises you,

Matthew 27:12-14

While Jesus was being accused by the high priests and elders, he made no reply.

Ephesians 5:15-16

So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,

Ephesians 6:13

For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.

2 Timothy 3:1

You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come.

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