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Theasaurus: Silence

61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.

Lamentations 3:28

He is to sit apart and remain silent, because the LORD has laid it upon him.

Psalm 50:21

These things you did, and I kept silent, because you assumed that I was like you. But now I am going to rebuke you, and I will set forth my case before your very own eyes."

Job 34:29

"If he remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,

Isaiah 42:14

"I have certainly stayed silent for a long time; I've kept still and held myself back. Now, like a woman giving birth, I'll cry out. All of a sudden I'll gasp and pant.

Isaiah 57:11

"Whom did you so dread and while you feared me that you lied, and you did not remember me, and did not lay to heart these things? Haven't I remained silent for a long time, and still you don't fear me?"

Psalm 50:3

Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.

Isaiah 62:1

"And I won't remain silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I won't stay quiet, until her vindication shines out like brightness, and her salvation like a burning torch.

Isaiah 65:6-7

Watch out! It stands written before me: "I won't keep silent, but I will pay back in full; I'll indeed repay into their laps both your iniquities and your ancestors' iniquities together,'' says the LORD. "Because they offered incense on the mountains and insulted me on hills, I'll measure into their laps full payment for their earlier actions."

Psalm 28:1

To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.

Psalm 35:22

You see this, LORD, so do not be silent. Lord, do not be far from me!

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, LORD, pay attention to my cry, and do not ignore my tears. I am an alien in your presence, a stranger just like my ancestors were.

Psalm 83:1

God, do not rest! Don't be silent! Don't stay inactive, God!

Psalm 109:1

God, whom I praise, do not be silent,

Isaiah 64:12

LORD, after all this, can you hold yourself back? Can you keep silent and punish us so severely?

1 Samuel 2:9

He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.

Psalm 8:2

Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have established strength on account of your adversaries, in order to silence the enemy and vengeful foe.

Psalm 63:11

But as for the king, he will rejoice in God. Indeed, everyone who swears by God will exult, because the mouths of liars will be silenced. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

Psalm 107:42

The upright see it and rejoice, but the mouth of an evil person is shut.

Isaiah 25:5

and the noise of foreigners is like the heat of the desert. Just as you subdue heat by the shade of clouds, so the victory songs of violent men will be stilled.

Isaiah 47:5

"Sit silent, and enter into the darkness, you daughter of the Chaldeans; for no more will they call you Queen of Kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness is coming to Gaza. Ashkelon is silenced. Remnant of their valley, how long will you gash yourself?

Jeremiah 48:2

The pride of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they plotted evil against her: "Come and let's eliminate her as a nation.' Madmen will also be silenced, and the sword will pursue you.

Jeremiah 51:55

For the LORD is destroying Babylon, and he will make the loud sounds from her disappear. Their waves will roar like many waters, the noise of their voices will sound forth.

Matthew 22:34

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they met together in the same place.

Luke 20:26

So they couldn't catch him before the people in what he said. Amazed at his answer, they became silent.

Acts 4:14

And seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they could not say anything against them.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the Law says applies to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.

Acts 8:32

This was the passage of Scripture he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led away to be slaughtered, and like a lamb is silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest told him, "I command you by the living God to tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God!"

Mark 15:4-5

So Pilate asked him again, "Don't you have any answer? Look how many accusations they're bringing against you!" But since Jesus no longer answered, Pilate was astonished.

John 19:9

Returning to his headquarters, he asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus did not answer him.

Luke 23:9

So he continued to question him for a long time, but Jesus gave him no answer at all.

Mark 1:25-26

But Jesus rebuked him. "Be quiet," he ordered, "and come out of him!" At this, the unclean spirit shook the man, cried out with a loud voice, and came out of him.

Luke 4:35

But Jesus rebuked him. "Be quiet," he said, "and come out of him!" At this, the demon threw the man down in the middle of the synagogue and came out of him without hurting him.

Mark 4:39

Then he got up, rebuked the wind, and told the sea, "Calm down! Be still!" Then the wind stopped blowing, and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

Joshua issued orders to the army: "You are not to shout or even let your voice be heard. Don't utter a word until I tell you to shout. Then shout!"

Genesis 24:21

The man stared at her in silence, waiting to see whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.

Exodus 14:14-15

The LORD will fight for you while you keep still." Then the LORD told Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelis to move out!

2 Kings 2:3

When the Guild of Prophets who lived in Bethel came out to greet Elisha, they asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

Revelation 8:1

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

Job 29:7-10

"Whenever I went out to the city gate, a seat had been reserved for me in the plaza. The young men would see me and withdraw, and the aged would rise and stand. Nobles would refrain from speaking, covering their mouths with their hands.read more.
The voices of the commanders-in-chief were hushed, and their tongues would cling to the roofs of their mouths."

1 Samuel 10:27

But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.

Job 13:5

I wish you'd all just shut up. Then at least you would appear to be wise.

Job 33:31-33

"Job, pay attention! Listen to me! Be silent and let me speak. If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, because I'd be happy to vindicate you. But if you have nothing to say, then at least listen to me! Be quiet and learn some wisdom from me."

Psalm 39:9

I remain silent; I do not open my mouth, for you are the one who acted.

Ezekiel 16:63

Then you will remember, be ashamed, and you won't open your mouth anymore due to humiliation when I will have made atonement for you for everything that you've done,' declares the Lord GOD."

Luke 9:36

After the voice had spoken, Jesus was alone. The disciples kept silent and at that time told no one about what they had seen.

Acts 15:12

The whole crowd was silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul tell about all the signs and wonders that God had done through them among the gentiles.

Ezekiel 26:13

""I'll silence the noise of your songs and the music of your harps won't be heard anymore.

Ezekiel 24:17

You are to weep in silence, but you are not to participate in mourning rituals. You are to keep your turban on your head and your sandals on your feet. You are not to cover your mouth or eat what your comforters bring to you."

Acts 20:1

When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the disciples and encouraged them. Then he said goodbye to them and left to go to Macedonia.

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Prudence » Silence

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

Matthew 16:20

Then he strictly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Matthew 8:4

Then Jesus told him, "See to it that you don't speak to anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest, and then offer the sacrifice that Moses commanded as proof to the authorities."

Luke 5:14

Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as proof to the authorities."

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly told them, "See to it that nobody knows about this."

Mark 3:12

But he sternly ordered them again and again not to tell people who he was.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

and sat with Job on the ground for a full week without saying a word, since they could see the great extent of his anguish.

Job 13:5

I wish you'd all just shut up. Then at least you would appear to be wise.

Psalm 39:2

I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.

Silence » Keep » Men commanded to keep silent

2 Kings 2:3

When the Guild of Prophets who lived in Bethel came out to greet Elisha, they asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

Mark 10:48

Many people sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Judges 18:19

They told him, "Shut up and keep quiet. Come with us and be our spiritual father and priest. It's better for you, isn't it, to be a priest to an entire tribe and family in Israel than to be priest to the home of one man?"

Nehemiah 8:11

The descendants of Levi also calmed all the people by saying, "Be still, for the day is holy. Don't be sorrowful!"

More verses: Job 13:13 Job 33:31

Silence » Keep » In God's presence

Zephaniah 1:7

Remain silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, because the Day of the LORD approaches, and because the LORD has prepared a sacrifice for those whom he has invited to be consecrated.

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, every living thing, in the presence of the LORD, because he is emerging from his Holy Place."

Silence » Of Christ » Before pilate

Mark 15:3

The high priests kept accusing him of many things.

Silence » Of Christ » Foretold

Silence » Of Christ » Before the high priest

Matthew 26:62-63

At this, the high priest stood up and asked Jesus, "Don't you have any answer to what these men are testifying against you?" But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest told him, "I command you by the living God to 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

Joshua issued orders to the army: "You are not to shout or even let your voice be heard. Don't utter a word until I tell you to shout. Then shout!"

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

Silence » Of Christ » Before herod

Luke 23:9

So he continued to question him for a long time, but Jesus gave him no answer at all.

Silence » Keep » In evil times

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

John 8:6

They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.

Topics on Silence

How Silence Is Wise

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Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.

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