"Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened the door for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away; he was gone! My very life went out when he departed. I searched for him, but couldn't find him. I called out to him, but he didn't answer.
let him not direct a rebuke toward me. I won't be responding to him with your arguments.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, "It's not necessary for us to respond in this matter.
But he didn't answer her at all. Then his disciples came up and kept urging him, "Send her away, because she keeps on screaming as she follows us."
While Jesus was being accused by the high priests and elders, he made no reply.
But he kept silent and didn't answer at all. The high priest asked him again, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?"
But Jesus did not reply at all, so that the governor was very surprised.
At this, the high priest stood up and asked Jesus, "Don't you have any answer to what these men are testifying against you?"
Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, "Don't you have any answer to what these men are testifying against you?"
So Pilate asked him again, "Don't you have any answer? Look how many accusations they're bringing against you!"
So he continued to question him for a long time, but Jesus gave him no answer at all.
Again he came back and found them asleep, because they could not keep their eyes open. They didn't even know what they should say to him.
And they couldn't argue with him about this.
But he told them, "If I tell you, you won't believe me, and if I ask you a question, you won't answer me.
1 Samuel 4:20
As she was about to die, the women standing around her said, "Don't be afraid! You've given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay attention.
"I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly.
"You will tell them all these things, but they won't listen to you. You will call out to them, but they won't answer you.
Why is it that when I came, no one was there? Why was there no answer when I called? Was my arm too short to redeem you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? Look! By my mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert. Their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.
Now, because you have done all these things," declares the LORD, "I spoke to you over and over again, but you didn't listen. I called to you, but you didn't answer.
I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."
Therefore I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them, and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they didn't listen; but they did what I consider to be evil, and chose what doesn't please me."
Therefore, this is what the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel says: "Look, I'm bringing on Judah and all the residents of Jerusalem all the disaster that I pronounced against them, because I spoke to them, but they didn't listen, and I called out to them, but they didn't answer."'"
Joseph blurted out, "I'm Joseph! Is my father really alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, because they had become terrified to be in his presence.
2 Samuel 3:11
Ish-bosheth couldn't say another word in response to Abner, because he was terrified of him.
Furthermore, he was furious with his three friends because they had not answered Job, but instead had condemned him.
but when he saw that there had been no response from those three, he got even more angry.
1 Samuel 14:39
Indeed, as the LORD who delivers Israel lives, even if the sin is with my son Jonathan, he will surely die!" Not a single one of the soldiers answered him.
2 Kings 18:36
But the people remained silent and did not answer with even so much as a word, because the king's order was, "Don't answer him."
But the people remained silent and didn't respond to him with so much as a single word, because the king had commanded, "Don't answer him."
He's not a man like me, so that I can answer him, or that we can enter into litigation with one another.
If one were to seek to argue with him, he won't be able to answer him even once in a thousand times.
1 Kings 18:26
So they took the ox that was given to them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from early morning until noon. "Baal! Answer us!" they cried. But there was no response. Nobody answered. So they kept on dancing around the altar that they had made.
1 Kings 18:29
They kept on raving right through midday and until it was time to offer the evening sacrifice, but there was still no response. Nobody answered, and nobody paid attention.
And they lift it on their shoulders, carry it, set it up in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from that spot. One may even call to it, but it cannot answer nor save him from his distress.