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Theasaurus: Silence

61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool who keeps silent {shall be considered wise}; he who closes his lips [is] intelligent.

Psalm 50:21

These [things] you have done, and I have been silent; You imagined that I was just like you. I will rebuke you and present [an argument] before your eyes.

Job 34:29

but he remains quiet, and who can condemn? And he hides [his] face, and who can behold him? Yet [he is] over a nation and over a person alike,

Isaiah 42:14

I have been silent for a long time; I have kept silent; I have restrained myself like one giving birth; I will moan, pant, and gasp together.

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom were you afraid and feared, that you deceived and did not remember me? Did you not place [it] on your heart? [Have] I not been silent, even from long ago, and [so] you do not fear me?

Psalm 50:3

Our God comes and he is not silent. Before him fire devours, and around him it is very tempestuous.

Isaiah 62:1

For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude, until her righteousness goes out like the bright light, and her salvation burns like a torch.

Isaiah 65:6-7

Look! [It] is written before me: I will not be silent, but I will repay; and I will repay in the fold of their garment your iniquities and the iniquities of your ancestors together, says Yahweh, because they made smoke offerings on the mountains and they taunted me on the hills, I will measure their punishment [from the] beginning into the fold of their garment."

Psalm 28:1

To you, O Yahweh, I call. O my rock, do not be deaf to me. Or else, if you are silent to me, then I will become like those descending to [the] pit.

Psalm 35:22

You have seen, O Yahweh. Do not be deaf. O Lord, do not be far from me.

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Yahweh, and listen [to] my cry for help; do not be deaf to my tears. For I [am] an alien with you, a sojourner like all my ancestors.

Psalm 83:1

O God, do not rest [silently]. Do not keep silent or be still, O God.

Psalm 109:1

O God of my praise, do not keep silent,

Isaiah 64:12

Will you control yourself because of these, Yahweh? Will you be silent? And will you oppress us exceedingly?

1 Samuel 2:9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

Psalm 63:11

However, the king will rejoice in God. Everyone who swears an oath by him will boast, because [the] mouth of [the] liars will be stopped.

Psalm 107:42

[The] upright see [it] and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

Isaiah 25:5

[the] noise of foreigners like heat in a dry land. You subdued [the] heat with [the] shade of a cloud; [the] song of [the] ruthless was silenced.

Isaiah 47:5

Sit silently and go into the darkness, daughter of Chaldea, for {they shall no longer call} you mistress of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness has come upon Gaza, Ashkelon is destroyed. O remnant of their valley, {how long} will you cut yourself with a blade?

Jeremiah 48:2

The glory of Moab is no longer. In Heshbon they planned evil against her. Come and let us cut her off from [being] a nation. Also, Madmen, you will be silent. After you will go [the] sword.

Jeremiah 51:55

For Yahweh [is] devastating Babylon, and he obliterates [her] loud noise from her. Their waves roar like mighty waters, the roar of their voices resounds.

Matthew 22:34

Now [when] the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled at the same [place].

Luke 20:26

And they were not able to catch [him] in a statement in the sight of the people, and astonished at his answer, they became silent.

Acts 4:14

And [because they] saw the man who had been healed standing there with them, they had nothing to say in return.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those under the law, in order that every mouth may be closed and the whole world may become accountable to God.

Acts 8:32

Now the passage of scripture that he was reading aloud was this: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer [is] silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I put you under oath by the living God, that you tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God!"

Mark 14:61

But he was silent and did not reply anything. Again the high priest asked him and said to him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"

Mark 15:4-5

So Pilate asked him again, saying, "Do you not answer anything? See how many [charges] they are bringing against you!" But Jesus did not answer anything further, so that Pilate was astonished.

John 19:9

and he entered into the governor's residence again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus did not give him an answer.

Mark 1:25-26

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And [after] convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, the unclean spirit came out of him.

Luke 4:35

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent and come out of him!" And [after] throwing him down in their midst, the demon came out of him without hurting him at all.

Mark 4:39

And he woke up [and] rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Be quiet! Be silent!" And the wind abated and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

But Joshua commanded the people, saying, "You will not shout, and you will not let your voice be heard; a word will not go out from your mouth until the day I say to you 'Shout!' Then you will shout."

Genesis 24:21

And the man [was] gazing at her silently to know [if] Yahweh had made his journey successful or not.

Exodus 14:14-15

Yahweh will fight for you, and you must be quiet." And Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the {Israelites} [so that] they set out.

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who [were in] Bethel came out to Elisha, and they said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh [is] going to take your master {from you} today?" He said, "I also know; be quiet!"

Revelation 8:1

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

Job 29:7-10

"At my going out [the] gate to [the] city, I secured my seat in the square. Young men saw me and stepped aside, and [the] aged rose up [and] stood. Officials refrained from talking, and they laid [their] hand on their mouth.read more.
[The] voices of nobles were hushed, and their tongue stuck to their palate.

1 Samuel 10:27

However, some {worthless men} said, "How can this [man] deliver us?" So they despised him and brought no gift to him, but he kept silent.

Job 13:5

{O that} you would keep completely silent, and [that] it would become wisdom for you.

Job 33:31-33

"Listen attentively, Job; listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. If {you have anything to say}, {answer me}; speak, for I desire {to justify you}. If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

Psalm 39:9

I am mute. I do not open my mouth, for you, yourself, have done [it].

Ezekiel 16:63

in order that you will remember, and you will be ashamed, and {you will not open your mouth again} {because of} your disgrace when I forgive you for all that you have done!'" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Luke 9:36

And after the voice had occurred, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

Acts 15:12

And the whole group became silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul describing all the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.

Ezekiel 26:13

And, I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your lyres will not be heard any longer.

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh in silence [for the] dead; you shall not make a mourning ceremony. Bind your turban on you, and you must put your sandals on your feet. You must not cover your [upper] lip, and the bread of {mourners} you shall not eat."

Acts 20:1

Now after the turmoil had ceased, Paul summoned the disciples, and [after] encouraging [them], he said farewell [and] departed to travel to Macedonia.

From Thematic Bible


Prudence » Silence

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

Matthew 16:20

Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was the Christ.

Matthew 8:4

And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

Luke 5:14

And he ordered him, "Tell no one, but go [and] show yourself to the priest and bring [the offering] for your cleansing just as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened, and Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that] no one finds out."

Mark 3:12

And he warned them strictly that they should not make him known.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

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

Job 13:5

{O that} you would keep completely silent, and [that] it would become wisdom for you.

Psalm 39:2

I was mute [with] silence. I was silent [even] from [saying] good [things], and my pain was stirred up.

Silence » Keep » Men commanded to keep silent

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who [were in] Bethel came out to Elisha, and they said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh [is] going to take your master {from you} today?" He said, "I also know; be quiet!"

Mark 10:48

And many [people] warned him that he should be quiet. But he was crying out {even more loudly}, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Judges 18:19

And they said to him, "Keep quiet! Put your hand on your mouth and come with us and be for us a father and a priest. Is it better being a priest for a house of one man or being a priest for a tribe and clan in Israel?"

Nehemiah 8:11

So the Levites silenced all of the people, saying, "Silence, for this day is holy. Do not be grieved."

More verses: Job 13:13 Job 33:31

Silence » Keep » In God's presence

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent before the Lord Yahweh, for the day of Yahweh draws near, for Yahweh has provided a sacrifice and has consecrated his guests.

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, {all people}, before Yahweh, for he is roused 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

And the high priest stood up [and] said to him, "Do you reply nothing? What are these [people] testifying against you?" But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I put you under oath by the living God, that you tell us if you are 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

But Joshua commanded the people, saying, "You will not shout, and you will not let your voice be heard; a word will not go out from your mouth until the day I say to you 'Shout!' Then you will 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

(Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have [an occasion] to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write with [his] finger on the ground, taking no notice.

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How Silence Is Wise

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In many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.