Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.”

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.

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.

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 are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not. 22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.


Cross References

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like unto him.

2 Kings 18:26

Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Aramaic language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

2 Kings 18:37

Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh.

Psalm 38:13-15

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth.

Psalm 39:1

[To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked are before me.

Proverbs 9:7-8

He that reproves a scoffer gets for himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself injury.

Amos 5:13

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

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you.

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