'Quiet' in the Bible
As the boys were growing up, Esau became skilled at hunting and was a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was the quiet type who tended to stay indoors.
Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to Israel. They said, "Be quiet and listen, Israel! Today you have become the people of the LORD your God.
As a result, the land was quiet for 40 years. Then Kenaz' son Othniel died.
As a result, Moab was subdued under the control of Israel, and the land remained quiet for 80 years.
"May all of your enemies perish like this, LORD! But may those who love him be like the ascending sun in its strength!" Then the land enjoyed quiet for 40 years.
When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!"
So the five men left and went to Laish, and observed the people who were living there carefree, as Sidonians tend to do, in peace and quiet. There was no ruler in the land oppressing them for any reason. They were living far away from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with anyone.
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?"
But the descendants of Dan took what Micah had made, along with the priest who had worked for him, and went to Laish, to a quiet and carefree people, and killed them with swords. Then they set fire to the city.
"Be quiet!" Samuel said. "I'll tell you what the LORD told me last night." Saul told him, "Speak."
Later, her brother Absalom asked her, "Has Amnon, that brother of yours, raped you? Then keep quiet about your half-brother for now, my sister. Stop taking this so personally." From that time on, Tamar lived in continuous desolation within her brother Absalom's house.
But then they told each other, "We're not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, but if we keep quiet until morning, we're sure to be punished! So let's leave and go tell the king's household!"
"You have shed a lot of blood and fought great battles. You won't be building a house for my name, since you have shed so much blood on the earth in my sight. But look! A son born to you will live comfortably, because I will give him rest from all his enemies that surround him on every side, since his name will be "Solomon" - I will give peace and quiet for Israel during his lifetime.
There all of the people of the land rejoiced and the city stayed quiet, because they had executed Athaliah with a sword.
I accused them, "To the best of our ability, we've been buying back our fellow Jews who had been sold to foreigners. Even now you're selling your fellow countrymen, only for them to be sold back to us!" They kept quiet and never spoke a word.
Indeed, I and my people have been sold to be annihilated, killed, and destroyed. If we had just been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because the trouble wouldn't have been sufficient to bother the king."
I will not be at ease; I will not be quiet; I will not rest; because trouble has arrived."
But if you have nothing to say, then at least listen to me! Be quiet and learn some wisdom from me."
He causes me to lie down in pastures of green grass; he guides me beside quiet waters.
My soul, be quiet before God, for from him comes my hope.
From heaven you declared judgment. The earth stands in awe and is quiet
So they rejoiced that the waves became quiet, and he led them to their desired haven.
For this is what the LORD told me: "I will remain quiet and watch in my dwelling place like dazzling heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."
"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.
Ah, sword of the LORD, how long before you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard, be at rest, be silent!
How can it be quiet, when the LORD has ordered disaster to come to Ashkelon and the seashore? That's where he has assigned it."
"At this point the vision ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts continued to alarm me, and I lost my natural color, but I kept quiet about the matter."
One's relative will pick up the corpse to carry them from the house for burning, saying to whomever remains inside the house, "Is there anyone still with you?' And he will say, "No.' He will respond, "Be quiet, because we do not mention the name "LORD".'
"The LORD is in his holy Temple. All the earth be quiet in his presence."
Then they reported to the angel of the LORD who stood among the myrtle trees, "We have wandered throughout the earth and look! the entire earth is at rest. Everything is quiet and peaceful."
But Jesus rebuked him. "Be quiet," he ordered, "and come out of him!"
Many people sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
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.
The people at the front of the crowd sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd told Jesus, "Teacher, tell your disciples to be quiet."
He replied, "I tell you, if they were quiet, the stones would cry out!"
He motioned to them with his hand to be quiet, and then he told them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. He added, "Tell this to James and the brothers." Then he left and went somewhere else.
Since these things cannot be denied, you must be quiet and not do anything reckless.
When they heard him speaking to them in Hebrew, they became even more quiet, and he continued:
for kings, and for everyone who has authority, so that we might lead a quiet and peaceful life with all godliness and dignity.
Let a woman learn with a quiet spirit, and submissively.
Instead, it should be the inner disposition of the heart, consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which God values greatly.
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