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Theasaurus: Silence

61 Bible Verses about Silence

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Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

Lamentations 3:28

Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it on him.

Psalm 50:21

You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.

Job 34:29

When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

Isaiah 42:14

"I have been silent a long time. I have been quiet and restrained myself. Now I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will both gasp and pant.

Isaiah 57:11

"Of whom have you been afraid and in fear, that you lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? Haven't I held my peace even of long time, and you don't fear me?

Psalm 50:3

Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.

Isaiah 65:6-7

"Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yes, I will recompense into their bosom, your own iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together," says Yahweh, "who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed me on the hills; therefore will I first measure their work into their bosom."

Psalm 28:1

To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if you are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit.

Psalm 35:22

You have seen it, Yahweh. Don't keep silent. Lord, don't be far from me.

Psalm 39:12

"Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don't be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.

Psalm 83:1

God, don't keep silent. Don't keep silent, and don't be still, God.

Psalm 109:1

God of my praise, don't remain silent,

Isaiah 64:12

Will you refrain yourself for these things, Yahweh? Will you hold your peace, and afflict us very severely?

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for no man shall prevail by strength.

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him will praise him, for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Psalm 107:42

The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.

Isaiah 25:5

As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low.

Isaiah 47:5

"Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is brought to nothing, the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?

Jeremiah 48:2

The praise of Moab is no more; in Heshbon they have devised evil against her: Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation. You also, Madmen, shall be brought to silence: the sword shall pursue you.

Jeremiah 51:55

For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:

Matthew 22:34

But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.

Luke 20:26

They weren't able to trap him in his words before the people. They marveled at his answer, and were silent.

Acts 4:14

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

Romans 3:19

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

Acts 8:32

Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn't open his mouth.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus held his peace. The high priest answered him, "I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 15:4-5

Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer? See how many things they testify against you!" But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate marveled.

John 19:9

He entered into the Praetorium again, and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.

Mark 1:25-26

Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.

Luke 4:35

Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" When the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.

Mark 4:39

He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Joshua 6:10

Joshua commanded the people, saying, "You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout."

Genesis 24:21

The man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not.

Exodus 14:14-15

Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still." Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.

2 Kings 2:3

The sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from your head today?" He said, "Yes, I know it; hold your peace."

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 forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street. The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood. The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.read more.
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

1 Samuel 10:27

But certain worthless fellows said, "How shall this man save us?" They despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

Job 13:5

Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.

Job 33:31-33

Mark well, Job, and listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will speak. If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you. If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

Psalm 39:9

I was mute. I didn't open my mouth, because you did it.

Ezekiel 16:63

that you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more, because of your shame, when I have forgiven you all that you have done, says the Lord Yahweh.

Luke 9:36

When the voice came, Jesus was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.

Acts 15:12

All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the nations through them.

Ezekiel 26:13

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

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you, and put your shoes on your feet, and don't cover your lips, and don't eat men's bread.

Acts 20:1

After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, took leave of them, and departed to go into 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 Jesus the Christ.

Matthew 8:4

Jesus said to him, "See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

Luke 5:14

He commanded him to tell no one, "But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing according to what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

Matthew 9:30

Their eyes were opened. Jesus strictly commanded them, saying, "See that no one knows about this."

Mark 3:12

He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.

Silence » Value of » General references to

Job 2:13

So 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 grief was very great.

Job 13:5

Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.

Psalm 39:2

I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.

Silence » Keep » Men commanded to keep silent

2 Kings 2:3

The sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from your head today?" He said, "Yes, I know it; hold your peace."

Mark 10:48

Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he cried out much more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"

Judges 18:19

They said to him, "Hold your peace, put your hand on your mouth, and go 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 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 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 Yahweh, for the day of Yahweh is at hand. For Yahweh has prepared a sacrifice. He has consecrated his guests.

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, all flesh, before Yahweh; for he has roused himself from his holy habitation!"

Silence » Of Christ » Before pilate

Mark 15:3

The chief priests accused him of many things.

Silence » Of Christ » Foretold

Silence » Of Christ » Before the high priest

Matthew 26:62-63

The high priest stood up, and said to him, "Have you no answer? What is this that these testify against you?" But Jesus held his peace. The high priest answered him, "I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether 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

Joshua commanded the people, saying, "You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall 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 said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.

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How Silence Is Wise

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In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.