36 Bible Verses about Others Not Answering
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“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
“I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and had gone!
My heart went out to him as he spoke.
I searched for him but I did not find him;
I called him but he did not answer me.
“For he has not arranged his words against me,
Nor will I reply to him with your arguments.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.
But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.”
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.
But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?”
And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
The high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?”
The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?”
Then Pilate questioned Him again, saying, “Do You not answer? See how many charges they bring against You!”
And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing.
And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.
And they could make no reply to this.
and if I ask a question, you will not answer.
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have given birth to a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention.
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer;
I have to implore him with my mouth.
“You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you.
“Why was there no man when I came?
When I called, why was there none to answer?
Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke,
I make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink for lack of water
And die of thirst.
And now, because you have done all these things,” declares the Lord, “and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you did not answer,
I will destine you for the sword,
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.
Because I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not hear.
And you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
So I will choose their punishments
And will bring on them what they dread.
Because I called, but no one answered;
I spoke, but they did not listen.
And they did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am bringing on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them; because I spoke to them but they did not listen, and I have called them but they did not answer.’”
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
And he could no longer answer Abner a word, because he was afraid of him.
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
For as the Lord lives, who delivers Israel, though it is in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die.” But not one of all the people answered him.
But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”
He said to her, “Get up and let us go,” but there was no answer. Then he placed her on the donkey; and the man arose and went to his home.
“For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him,
That we may go to court together.
“If one wished to dispute with Him,
He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.
When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.
“They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it;
They set it in its place and it stands there.
It does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer;
It cannot deliver him from his distress.