while the man silently watched her to see whether or not the Lord had made his journey a success.
Jacob heard that Shechem had defiled his daughter Dinah, but since his sons were with his livestock in the field, he remained silent until they returned.
1 Samuel 20:26
Saul did not say anything that day because he thought, “Something unexpected has happened; he must be ceremonially unclean—yes, that’s it, he is unclean.”
So Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord meant when He said:I will show My holiness
to those who are near Me,
and I will reveal My glory
before all the people.”But Aaron remained silent.
When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped trying to persuade her.
1 Samuel 10:27
But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.
1 Samuel 14:39
As surely as the Lord lives who saves Israel, even if it is because of my son Jonathan, he must die!” Not one of the troops answered him.
2 Samuel 13:20
Her brother Absalom said to her: “Has your brother Amnon been with you? Be quiet for now, my sister. He is your brother. Don’t take this thing to heart.” So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in the house of her brother Absalom.
2 Samuel 13:22
Absalom didn’t say anything to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon since he disgraced his sister Tamar.
1 Kings 18:21
Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if Baal, follow him.” But the people didn’t answer him a word.
2 Kings 18:36
But the people kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”
But they kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”
?YodThe elders of Daughter Zion
sit on the ground in silence.
They have thrown dust on their heads
and put on sackcloth.
The young women of Jerusalem
have bowed their heads to the ground.
Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do what is good or to do what is evil, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.
But they kept silent. He took the man, healed him, and sent him away.
They were not able to catch Him in what He said in public, and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
But they were silent, because on the way they had been arguing with one another about who was the greatest.
Then the whole assembly fell silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul describing all the signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
When they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even quieter.
City officials stopped talking
and covered their mouths with their hands.
The noblemen’s voices were hushed,
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.
After a word from me they did not speak again;
my speech settled on them like dew.
Men listened to me with expectation,
waiting silently for my advice.
I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.
I am like a speechless person
who does not open his mouth.
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth
because of what You have done.
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my ways
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.”
I was speechless and quiet;
I kept silent, even from speaking good,
and my pain intensified.
Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.
So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Just then His disciples arrived, and they were amazed that He was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do You want?” or “Why are You talking with her?”
Yet, look! He’s speaking publicly and they’re saying nothing to Him. Can it be true that the authorities know He is the Messiah?