Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me.
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened to my love,
but my love had turned and gone away.
I was crushed that he had left.
I sought him, but did not find him.
I called him, but he did not answer.
But Job has not directed his argument to me,
and I will not respond to him with your arguments.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king, “Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to give you an answer to this question.
Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.”
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer.
But He kept silent and did not answer anything. Again the high priest questioned Him, “Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
But He didn’t answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
The high priest then stood up and said to Him, “Don’t You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?”
Then the high priest stood up before them all and questioned Jesus, “Don’t You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?”
Then Pilate questioned Him again, “Are You not answering anything? Look how many things they are accusing You of!”
So he kept asking Him questions, but Jesus did not answer him.
And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him.
1 Samuel 4:20
As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, “Don’t be afraid. You’ve given birth to a son!” But she did not respond or pay attention.
I call for my servant, but he does not answer,
even if I beg him with my own mouth.
“When you speak all these things to them, they will not listen to you. When you call to them, they will not answer you.
Why was no one there when I came?
Why was there no one to answer when I called?
Is My hand too short to redeem?
Or do I have no power to deliver?
Look, I dry up the sea by My rebuke;
I turn the rivers into a wilderness;
their fish rot because of lack of water
and die of thirst.
Now, because you have done all these things”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and because I have spoken to you time and time again but you wouldn’t listen, and I have called to you, but you wouldn’t answer,
I will destine you for the sword,
and all of you will kneel down to be slaughtered,
because I called and you did not answer,
I spoke and you did not hear;
you did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I did not delight in.
So I will choose their punishment,
and I will bring on them what they dread
because I called and no one answered;
I spoke and they didn’t hear;
they did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I didn’t delight in.
Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I will certainly bring to Judah and to all the residents of Jerusalem all the disaster I have pronounced against them because I have spoken to them, but they have not obeyed, and I have called to them, but they would not answer.”
Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But they could not answer him because they were terrified in his presence.
2 Samuel 3:11
Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner because he was afraid of him.
He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.
But when he saw that the three men could not answer Job, he became angry.
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 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.”
“Get up,” he told her. “Let’s go.” But there was no response. So the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.
For He is not a man like me, that I can answer Him,
that we can take each other to court.
If one wanted to take Him to court,
he could not answer God once in a thousand times.
1 Kings 18:26
So they took the bull that he gave them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us!” But there was no sound; no one answered. Then they danced, hobbling around the altar they had made.
1 Kings 18:29
All afternoon they kept on raving until the offering of the evening sacrifice, but there was no sound; no one answered, no one paid attention.
They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;
they set it in its place, and there it stands;
it does not budge from its place.
They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;
it saves no one from his trouble.