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61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Lamentations 3:28

He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it upon him.

Psalm 50:21

These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such a one as yourself: but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes.

Job 34:29

When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Isaiah 42:14

I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and restrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and you fear me not?

Psalm 50:3

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a 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 rest, until its righteousness goes forth as brightness, and its salvation as a lamp that burns.

Isaiah 65:6-7

Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will repay, even repay into their bosom, Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, says the LORD, who have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

Psalm 28:1

[A Psalm of David.] Unto you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 35:22

This you have seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O LORD, be not far from me.

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Psalm 83:1

[A Psalm or Song of Asaph.] Keep not silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

Psalm 109:1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] Hold not your peace, O God of my praise;

Isaiah 64:12

Will you restrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very severely?

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 63:11

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

Psalm 107:42

The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop its mouth.

Isaiah 25:5

You shall bring down the noise of aliens, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the song of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

Isaiah 47:5

Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?

Jeremiah 48:2

There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also you shall be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue you.

Jeremiah 51:55

Because the LORD has plundered Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is raised:

Matthew 22:34

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

Luke 20:26

And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.

Acts 4:14

And beholding the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Acts 8:32

The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 14:61

But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

Mark 15:4-5

And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answer you nothing? behold how many things they witness against you. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.

John 19:9

And went again into the judgment hall, and said unto Jesus, From where are you? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Mark 1:25-26

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Luke 4:35

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

Mark 4:39

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, you shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout.

Genesis 24:21

And the man wondering at her held his peace, to learn whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

Exodus 14:14-15

The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. And the LORD said unto Moses, Why do you 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 Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Know you that the LORD will take away your master from over you today? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold your peace.

Revelation 8:1

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

Job 29:7-10

When I went out to the gate of the city, when I prepared my seat in the open square! The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.read more.
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

1 Samuel 10:27

But some worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

Job 13:5

O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 33:31-33

Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I will speak. If you have any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify you. If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

Psalm 39:9

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Ezekiel 16:63

That you may remember, and be ashamed, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame, when I provide toward you an atonement for all that you have done, says the Lord GOD.

Luke 9:36

And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

Acts 15:12

Then all the multitude kept silence, and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring what miracles and wonders God had done among the Gentiles by them.

Ezekiel 26:13

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

Ezekiel 24:17

Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the turban of your head upon you, and put on your shoes upon your feet, and cover not your lips, and eat not man's bread of sorrow.

Acts 20:1

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

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Prudence » Silence

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

Matthew 16:20

Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Matthew 8:4

And Jesus said unto him, See you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Luke 5:14

And he charged him to tell no man: But go, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened; and Jesus sternly charged them, saying, See that no man knows it.

Mark 3:12

And he sternly charged them that they should not make him known.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

Job 13:5

O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Psalm 39:2

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even 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 Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Know you that the LORD will take away your master from over you today? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold your peace.

Mark 10:48

And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, You son of David, have mercy on me.

Judges 18:19

And they said unto him, Hold your peace, lay your hand upon your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or that you be a priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?

Nehemiah 8:11

So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be you grieved.

More verses: Job 13:13 Job 33:31

Silence » Keep » In God's presence

Zephaniah 1:7

Hold your peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD has prepared a sacrifice, he has bidden his guests.

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD: for he has raised up out of his holy habitation.

Silence » Of Christ » Before pilate

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

Silence » Of Christ » Foretold

Silence » Of Christ » Before the high priest

Matthew 26:62-63

And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answer you nothing? what is it which these witness against you? But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be 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, you shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you 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

This they said, testing him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

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How Silence Is Wise

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In the multitude of words there lacks not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.