Parallel Verses

Amplified

But they kept still and answered him not a word, for the king's [Hezekiah's] command was, Do not answer him.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But they held their peace and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded thus, saying, Answer him not.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will be silent and not answer him a word: for this the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But they were silent and did not answer him a word, for the command of the king was, "You must not answer him."

Modern King James verseion

But they were silent and did not answer him a word, for the king's command, saying, Do not answer him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Unto this Hezekiah's messengers held their tongues, and answered not one word: for the king had charged them that they should give him none answer.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

The Emphasized Bible

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

World English Bible

But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, "Don't answer him."

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
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

Context Readings

Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem

20 Who among all the gods of these lands has delivered his land out of my hand, that [you should think that] the Lord can deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 21 But they kept still and answered him not a word, for the king's [Hezekiah's] command was, Do not answer him. 22 Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the recording historian came to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh [the Assyrian military official].


Cross References

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah and Shebna and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, We pray you, speak to your servants in the Aramaic (Syrian) language, for we understand it; and do not speak to us in the Jews' language in the hearing of the people on the wall.

2 Kings 18:37

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was over the royal household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder came to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him what the Rabshakeh had said.

Psalm 38:13-15

But I, like a deaf man, hear not; and I am like a dumb man who opens not his mouth.

Psalm 39:1

I said, I will take heed and guard my ways, that I may sin not with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth as with a bridle while the wicked are before me.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.

Amos 5:13

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

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.

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