Curbing Speech

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Job 13:13

Hold your peace! Let me alone, so I may speak; and let come on me what may.

Job 33:31

Give heed, O Job, listen to me; hold your peace, and I will speak.

Job 33:33

If [you do] not [have anything to say], listen to me; hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.

Job 21:5

Look at me and be astonished (appalled); and lay your hand upon your mouth.

Isaiah 23:2

Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, your messengers passing over the sea have replenished you [with wealth and industry],

Isaiah 47:5

Sit in silence and go into darkness, O Daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the lady and mistress of kingdoms.

Psalm 31:17

Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, or disappointed, for I am calling upon You; let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol (the place of the dead).

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few.

Zephaniah 1:7

[Hush!] Be silent before the Lord God, for the day [of the vengeance] of the Lord is near; for the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, and He has set apart [for His use] those who have accepted His invitation.

Deuteronomy 27:9

And Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, Keep silence and hear, O Israel! This day you have become the people of the Lord your God.

Judges 3:19

He himself went [with them] as far as the sculptured [boundary] stones near Gilgal, and then turned back and came to Eglon and said, I have a secret errand to you, O king. Eglon commanded silence, and all who stood by him went out from him.

Judges 18:19

And they said to him, Be still, put your hand over your mouth, and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or that you be a priest to a tribe and family in Israel?

Amos 6:10

And then a man's uncle or kinsman, he who is to make a burning to cremate and dispose [of his pestilence-infected body], comes in to bring the bones out of the house, and he shall say to another still alive in the farthest parts of the house, Is there anyone else with you? and he shall say, No. Then shall the newcomer say, Hush! Hold your [cursing] tongue! We dare not so mention the name of the Lord [lest we invoke more punishment].

Amos 8:3

And the songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day, says the Lord God. The dead bodies shall be many; in every place they shall be cast forth in silence.

Zechariah 2:13

Be still, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused and risen from His holy habitation.

Joshua 6:10

But Joshua commanded the people, You shall not shout or let your voice be heard, nor shall any word proceed out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!

Judges 18:25

And the men of Dan said to him, Let not your voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows fall upon you and you lose your life with the lives of your household.

Job 15:13

That you turn your spirit against God and let [such] words [as you have spoken] go out of your mouth?

Romans 15:18

For [of course] I will not venture (presume) to speak thus of any work except what Christ has actually done through me [as an instrument in His hands] to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed,

1 Peter 3:1

In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,

1 Corinthians 14:28

But if there is no one to do the interpreting, let each of them keep still in church and talk to himself and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:30

But if an inspired revelation comes to another who is sitting by, then let the first one be silent.

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will hold my peace; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Job 40:4

Behold, I am of small account and vile! What shall I answer You? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

Exodus 23:13

In all I have said to you take heed; do not mention the name of other gods [either in blessing or cursing]; do not let such speech be heard from your mouth.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.

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