31 Bible Verses about Individuals Being Silent

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Genesis 24:21

Silently the man watched her with interest to determine if the Lord had made his journey successful or not.

Genesis 34:5

When Jacob heard that Shechem had violated his daughter Dinah, his sons were with the livestock in the field. So Jacob remained silent until they came in.

1 Samuel 20:26

However, Saul said nothing about it that day, for he thought, "Something has happened to make him ceremonially unclean. Yes, he must be unclean."

Leviticus 10:3

Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the Lord spoke: 'Among the ones close to me I will show myself holy, and in the presence of all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron kept silent.

Ruth 1:18

When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped trying to dissuade her.

1 Samuel 10:27

But some wicked men said, "How can this man save us?" They despised him and did not even bring him a gift. But Saul said nothing about it.

1 Samuel 14:39

For as surely as the Lord, the deliverer of Israel, lives, even if it turns out to be my own son Jonathan, he will certainly die!" But no one from the army said anything.

2 Samuel 13:20

Her brother Absalom said to her, "Was Amnon your brother with you? Now be quiet, my sister. He is your brother. Don't take it so seriously!" Tamar, devastated, lived in the house of her brother Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:22

But Absalom said nothing to Amnon, either bad or good, yet Absalom hated Amnon because he had humiliated his sister Tamar.

1 Kings 18:21

Elijah approached all the people and said, "How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!" But the people did not say a word.

2 Kings 18:36

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

Isaiah 36:21

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

Lamentations 2:10

(Yod) The elders of Daughter Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dirt on their heads; They have dressed in sackcloth. Jerusalem's young women stare down at the ground.

Luke 14:4

But they remained silent. So Jesus took hold of the man, healed him, and sent him away.

Luke 20:26

Thus they were unable in the presence of the people to trap him with his own words. And stunned by his answer, they fell silent.

Mark 9:34

But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.

Acts 15:12

The whole group kept quiet and listened to Barnabas and Paul while they explained all the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.

Acts 22:2

(When they heard that he was addressing them in Aramaic, they became even quieter.) Then Paul said,

Job 29:9

the chief men refrained from talking and covered their mouths with their hands;

Job 29:10

the voices of the nobles fell silent, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

Job 29:22

After I had spoken, they did not respond; my words fell on them drop by drop.

Job 29:21

"People listened to me and waited silently; they kept silent for my advice.

Psalm 38:13

But I am like a deaf man -- I hear nothing; I am like a mute who cannot speak.

Psalm 39:9

I am silent and cannot open my mouth because of what you have done.

Psalm 39:1

For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, "I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man."

Psalm 39:2

I was stone silent; I held back the urge to speak. My frustration grew;

Job 2:13

Then they sat down with him on the ground for seven days and seven nights, yet no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.

Job 32:1

So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

John 4:27

Now at that very moment his disciples came back. They were shocked because he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, "What do you want?" or "Why are you speaking with her?"

John 7:26

Yet here he is, speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to him. Do the rulers really know that this man is the Christ?

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