Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, 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 and has insight will keep silent at such a [corrupt and evil] time, for it is an evil time [when people will not listen to truth and will disregard those of good character].

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.

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 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. 13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:7

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Hosea 4:4

Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Micah 2:3

Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Isaiah 36:21

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

Isaiah 37:3

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

Amos 6:10

And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

Micah 7:5-7

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

Habakkuk 3:16

When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.

Matthew 27:12-14

And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Ephesians 5:15-16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Ephesians 6:13

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

2 Timothy 3:1

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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