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Theasaurus: Silence

61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent,
discerning when he seals his lips.

Lamentations 3:28

?YodLet him sit alone and be silent,
for God has disciplined him.

Psalm 50:21

You have done these things, and I kept silent;
you thought I was just like you.
But I will rebuke you
and lay out the case before you.

Job 34:29

But when God is silent, who can declare Him guilty?
When He hides His face, who can see Him?
Yet He watches over both individuals and nations,

Isaiah 42:14

“I have kept silent from ages past;
I have been quiet and restrained Myself.
But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,
gasping breathlessly.

Isaiah 57:11

Who was it you dreaded and feared,
so that you lied and didn’t remember Me
or take it to heart?
Have I not kept silent for such a long time
and you do not fear Me?

Psalm 50:3

Our God is coming; He will not be silent!
Devouring fire precedes Him,
and a storm rages around Him.

Isaiah 62:1

I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem,
until her righteousness shines like a bright light
and her salvation, like a flaming torch.

Isaiah 65:6-7

It is written before Me:
I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
I will repay them fully for your iniquities and the iniquities
of your fathers together,”
says the Lord.
“Because they burned incense on the mountains
and reproached Me on the hills,
I will reward them fully
for their former deeds.”

Psalm 28:1

Davidic.Lord, I call to You;
my rock, do not be deaf to me.
If You remain silent to me,
I will be like those going down to the Pit.

Psalm 35:22

You saw it, Lord; do not be silent.
Lord, do not be far from me.

Psalm 39:12

“Hear my prayer, Lord,
and listen to my cry for help;
do not be silent at my tears.
For I am a foreigner residing with You,
a temporary resident like all my fathers.

Psalm 83:1

A song. A psalm of Asaph.God, do not keep silent.
Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.

Psalm 109:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God of my praise, do not be silent.

Isaiah 64:12

Lord, after all this, will You restrain Yourself?
Will You keep silent and afflict severely?

1 Samuel 2:9

He guards the steps of His faithful ones,
but the wicked perish in darkness,
for a man does not prevail by his own strength.

Psalm 63:11

But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by Him will boast,
for the mouths of liars will be shut.

Psalm 107:42

The upright see it and rejoice,
and all injustice shuts its mouth.

Isaiah 25:5

like heat in a dry land,
You subdue the uproar of barbarians.
As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,
so He silences the song of the violent.

Isaiah 47:5

“Daughter Chaldea,
sit in silence and go into darkness.
For you will no longer be called mistress of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness is coming to Gaza.
Ashkelon will become silent,
a remnant of their valley.
How long will you gash yourself?

Jeremiah 48:2

There is no longer praise for Moab;
they plan harm against her in Heshbon:
Come, let’s cut her off from nationhood.
Also, Madmen, you will be silenced;
the sword will pursue you.

Jeremiah 51:55

For the Lord is going to devastate Babylon;
He will silence her mighty voice.
Their waves roar like abundant waters;
the tumult of their voice resounds,

Matthew 22:34

When the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.

Mark 3:4

Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do what is good or to do what is evil, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.

Luke 20:26

They were not able to catch Him in what He said in public, and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.

Acts 4:14

And since they saw the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in response.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.

Acts 8:32

Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this:He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb is silent before its shearer,
so He does not open His mouth.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus kept silent. Then the high priest said to Him, “By the living God I place You under oath: tell us if You are the Messiah, the Son of God!”

Mark 14:61

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?”

Mark 15:4-5

Then Pilate questioned Him again, “Are You not answering anything? Look how many things they are accusing You of!” But Jesus still did not answer anything, so Pilate was amazed.

John 19:9

He went back into the headquarters and asked Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus did not give him an answer.

Mark 1:25-26

But Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet,and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit convulsed him, shouted with a loud voice, and came out of him.

Luke 4:35

But Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet and come out of him!”And throwing him down before them, the demon came out of him without hurting him at all.

Mark 4:39

He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Silence! Be still!” The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

But Joshua had commanded the people: “Do not shout or let your voice be heard. Don’t let one word come out of your mouth until the time I say, ‘Shout!’ Then you are to shout.”

Genesis 24:21

while the man silently watched her to see whether or not the Lord had made his journey a success.

Exodus 14:14-15

The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet.” The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to break camp.

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

Revelation 8:1

When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Job 29:7-10

When I went out to the city gate
and took my seat in the town square, the young men saw me and withdrew,
while older men stood to their feet. City officials stopped talking
and covered their mouths with their hands.read more.
The noblemen’s voices were hushed,
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

1 Samuel 10:27

But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

Job 13:5

If only you would shut up
and let that be your wisdom!

Job 33:31-33

Pay attention, Job, and listen to me.
Be quiet, and I will speak. But if you have something to say, answer me;
speak, for I would like to justify you. If not, then listen to me;
be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

Psalm 39:9

I am speechless; I do not open my mouth
because of what You have done.

Ezekiel 16:63

so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Luke 9:36

After the voice had spoken, only Jesus was found. They kept silent, and in those days told no one what they had seen.

Acts 15:12

Then the whole assembly fell silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul describing all the signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

Ezekiel 26:13

I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your lyres will no longer be heard.

Ezekiel 24:17

Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”

Acts 20:1

After the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying good-bye, departed to go to Macedonia.

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Prudence » Silence

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

Matthew 16:20

And He gave the disciples orders to tell no one that He was the Messiah.

Matthew 8:4

Then Jesus told him, “See that you don’t tell anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed, as a testimony to them.”

Luke 5:14

Then He ordered him to tell no one: “But go and show yourself to the priest, and offer what Moses prescribed for your cleansing as a testimony to them.”

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus warned them sternly, “Be sure that no one finds out!”

Mark 3:12

And He would strongly warn them not to make Him known.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.

Job 13:5

If only you would shut up
and let that be your wisdom!

Psalm 39:2

I was speechless and quiet;
I kept silent, even from speaking good,
and my pain intensified.

Silence » Keep » Men commanded to keep silent

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

Mark 10:48

Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”

Judges 18:19

They told him, “Be quiet. Keep your mouth shut. Come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or for you to be a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?”

Nehemiah 8:11

And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, “Be still, since today is holy. Do not grieve.”

More verses: Job 13:13 Job 33:31

Silence » Keep » In God's presence

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent in the presence of the Lord God,
for the Day of the Lord is near.
Indeed, the Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
He has consecrated His guests.

Zechariah 2:13

Let all people be silent before the Lord, for He is coming from His holy dwelling.”

Silence » Of Christ » Before pilate

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests began to accuse Him of many things.

Silence » Of Christ » Foretold

Silence » Of Christ » Before the high priest

Matthew 26:62-63

The high priest then stood up and said to Him, "Don't You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?" But Jesus kept silent. Then the high priest said to Him, "By the living God I place You under oath: tell us if You are the Messiah, 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

But Joshua had commanded the people: “Do not shout or let your voice be heard. Don’t let one word come out of your mouth until the time I say, ‘Shout!’ Then you are to 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

They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him.Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger.

Topics on Silence

How Silence Is Wise

20;10;19

When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is wise.

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