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Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Amplified

But they kept silent and did not say a word to him in reply, for King Hezekiah’s command was, “Do not answer him.”

Darby Translation

And they were silent, and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, 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 countries have kept their country from falling into my hand, to give cause for the thought that the Lord will keep Jerusalem from falling into my hand? 21 But they kept quiet and gave him no answer: for the king's order was, Give him no answer. 22 Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothing parted as a sign of grief, and gave him an account of what the Rab-shakeh had said.


Cross References

Proverbs 26:4

Do not give to the foolish man a foolish answer, or you will be like him.

2 Kings 18:26

Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah said to the Rab-shakeh, Will you kindly make use of the Aramaean language in talking to your servants, for we are used to it, and do not make use of the Jews' language in the hearing of the people on the wall.

2 Kings 18:37

Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah, with their clothing parted as a sign of grief, and gave him an account of what the Rab-shakeh had said.

2 Kings 18:37-15

Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah, with their clothing parted as a sign of grief, and gave him an account of what the Rab-shakeh had said.

Psalm 39:1

I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.

Amos 5:13

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

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against you.

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