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Theasaurus: Silence

61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.

Lamentations 3:28

He sitteth solitary and keepeth silence, because he hath laid it upon him;

Psalm 50:21

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Job 34:29

When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth his face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;

Isaiah 42:14

Long time have I holden my peace; I have been still, I have restrained myself: I will cry like a woman that travaileth; I will blow and pant at once.

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor taken it to heart? Have not I even of long time held my peace, and thou fearest me not?

Psalm 50:3

Our God will come, and will not keep silence: fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.

Isaiah 65:6-7

Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith Jehovah, who have burned incense upon the mountains, and outraged me upon the hills; and I will measure their former work into their bosom.

Psalm 28:1

{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee, Jehovah, do I call; my rock, be not silent unto me, lest, if thou keep silence toward me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 35:22

Thou hast seen it, Jehovah: keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me.

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; be not silent at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, a sojourner, like all my fathers.

Psalm 83:1

{A Song; a Psalm of Asaph.} O God, keep not silence; hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God:

Psalm 109:1

{To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm.} O God of my praise, be not silent:

Isaiah 64:12

Wilt thou restrain thyself in presence of these things, Jehovah? Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

1 Samuel 2:9

He keepeth the feet of his saints, but the wicked are silenced in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth.

Isaiah 25:5

Thou hast subdued the tumult of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; as the heat, by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the terrible ones is brought low.

Isaiah 47:5

Sit silent, and get thee into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no more be called, Mistress of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness is come upon Gazah; Ashkelon is cut off, the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

Jeremiah 48:2

Moab's praise is no more; in Heshbon they have devised evil against her: Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation. Thou also, O Madmen, shalt be cut down; the sword shall pursue thee.

Jeremiah 51:55

for Jehovah spoileth Babylon, and he will destroy out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like great waters, the noise of their voice resoundeth.

Matthew 22:34

But the Pharisees, having heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, were gathered together.

Luke 20:26

And they were not able to take hold of him in his expressions before the people, and, wondering at his answer, they were silent.

Acts 4:14

And beholding the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to reply;

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the things the law says, it speaks to those under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world be under judgment to God.

Acts 8:32

And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus he opens not his mouth.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if thou art the Christ the Son of God.

Mark 15:4-5

And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they bear witness against thee. But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.

John 19:9

and went into the praetorium again and says to Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Mark 1:25-26

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace and come out of him. And the unclean spirit, having torn him, and uttered a cry with a loud voice, came out of him.

Luke 4:35

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out from him. And the demon, having thrown him down into the midst, came out from him without doing him any injury.

Mark 4:39

And awaking up he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Silence; be mute. And the wind fell, and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, Shout; then shall ye shout.

Genesis 24:21

And the man was astonished at her, remaining silent, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

Exodus 14:14-15

Jehovah will fight for you, and ye shall be still. And Jehovah said to Moses, Why dost thou cry unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.

2 Kings 2:3

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said to him, Dost thou know that Jehovah will take away thy master from over thy head to-day? And he said, I also know it: be silent!

Revelation 8:1

And when it opened the seventh seal, there was silence in the heaven about half an hour.

Job 29:7-10

When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway, The young men saw me, and hid themselves; and the aged arose and stood up; Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;read more.
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to their palate.

1 Samuel 10:27

But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.

Job 13:5

Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.

Job 33:31-33

Mark well, Job, hearken unto me; be silent, and I will speak. If thou hast anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify thee. If not, hearken thou unto me; be silent, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Psalm 39:9

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; for thou hast done it.

Ezekiel 16:63

that thou mayest remember, and be ashamed, and no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I forgive thee all that thou hast done, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Luke 9:36

And as the voice was heard Jesus was found alone: and they kept silence, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.

Acts 15:12

And all the multitude kept silence and listened to Barnabas and Paul relating all the signs and wonders which God had wrought among the nations by them.

Ezekiel 26:13

And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead; bind thy turban upon thee, and put thy sandals upon thy feet, and cover not the beard, and eat not the bread of men.

Acts 20:1

But after the tumult had ceased, Paul having called the disciples to him and embraced them, went away to go to Macedonia.

From Thematic Bible


Prudence » Silence

Silence » Of Christ » Silence encouraged, upon the disciples by Christ

Matthew 16:20

Then he enjoined on his disciples that they should say to no man that he was the Christ.

Matthew 8:4

And Jesus says to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

Luke 5:14

And he enjoined him to tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them sharply, saying, See, let no man know it.

Mark 3:12

And he rebuked them much, that they might not make him manifest.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

And they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights; and none spoke a word to him; for they saw that his anguish was very great.

Job 13:5

Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.

Psalm 39:2

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

Silence » Keep » Men commanded to keep silent

2 Kings 2:3

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said to him, Dost thou know that Jehovah will take away thy master from over thy head to-day? And he said, I also know it: be silent!

Mark 10:48

And many rebuked him, that he might be silent; but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

Judges 18:19

And they said to him, "Keep quiet, put your hand upon your mouth, and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and family in Israel?"

Nehemiah 8:11

And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, Be still! for the day is holy; neither be grieved.

More verses: Job 13:13 Job 33:31

Silence » Keep » In God's presence

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent at the presence of the Lord Jehovah; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; for Jehovah hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath hallowed his guests.

Zechariah 2:13

Let all flesh be silent before Jehovah; for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.

Silence » Of Christ » Before pilate

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests accused him urgently.

Silence » Of Christ » Foretold

Silence » Of Christ » Before the high priest

Matthew 26:62-63

And the high priest standing up said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee? But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if thou art the Christ the Son of God.

Silence » Keep » When the circumstances demand

Silence » Keep » In God's house

Silence » Keep » In the presence of enemies

Joshua 6:10

And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, Shout; then shall ye shout.

Silence » Of Christ » In the closing days of his work

Silence » Of Christ » Before herod

Silence » Keep » In evil times

Silence » Of Christ » In the presence of a woman's accusers

John 8:6

But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

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How Silence Is Wise

20;10;19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.