'Silent' in the Bible
Because Jacob learned that Shechem had dishonored his daughter Dinah while his sons were still out with their cattle on the open range, he remained silent until they returned.
Dread and fear have fallen on them, because of the strength of your arm. They have become silent as a stone, until your people pass by, LORD, until this people you acquired pass by.
Moses spoke with Aaron about what the LORD had said: "Among those who are near me, I'll show myself holy so that I'll be glorified before all people." So Aaron remained silent.
and her father hears her vow and the obligations that she had pledged herself to fulfill, yet her father keeps silent about it, then all her vows and every obligation she pledged herself to are to stand.
and her husband hears her vow, yet remains silent on the day that he hears it, then her vows are to stand and the obligation to which she had pledged herself is to stand.
and her husband hears it but remains silent, not disallowing it, then all her vows are to stand, along with every obligation that she has pledged to fulfill.
But if her husband remains silent about her from day to day, then he has affirmed all her vows or obligations that she has obligated herself to fulfill. He has affirmed them because he remained silent from the day he heard her vows.
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.
But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.
"The very same Absalom we anointed to rule just died in battle"!" "Now then, why remain silent about bringing the king back"?"
But the people remained silent and did not answer with even so much as a word, because the king's order was, "Don't answer him."
Indeed, if you are silent at this time, relief and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. Who knows but that you were brought to the kingdom for a time like this?"
"Instruct me, and I'll remain silent. Help me understand where I've gone astray.
Who can oppose me? If they do, I'll be silent and die.
I'm boiling mad inside, and I won't remain silent; the time for my affliction to confront me has arrived.
Have I feared large crowds? Has my family's contempt ever terrified me so that I remained silent and wouldn't go outside?"
"Job, pay attention! Listen to me! Be silent and let me speak.
"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,
"I won't be silent concerning his limbs, his mighty strength, and orderly frame.
Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude
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.
so that I may sing praise to you and not remain silent. LORD, my God, I will give you thanks forever! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
Let me not be ashamed, LORD, for I have called upon you. Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in the next life.
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all day long.
You see this, LORD, so do not be silent. Lord, do not be far from me!
Be silent in the LORD's presence and wait patiently for him. Don't be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes.
I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.
I remain silent; I do not open my mouth, for you are the one who acted.
Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.
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."
But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?
God, do not rest! Don't be silent! Don't stay inactive, God!
If the LORD had not been my helper, I would have quickly become silent.
God, whom I praise, do not be silent,
Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.
a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;
"Be silent, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, whose messengers crossed over the sea,
But the people remained silent and didn't respond to him with so much as a single word, because the king had commanded, "Don't answer him."
"Be silent before me, you coastlands, and let the people renew their strength! Let them come forward, then let them speak together let's draw near for a ruling.
"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.
"Sit silent, and enter into the darkness, you daughter of the Chaldeans; for no more will they call you Queen of Kingdoms.
He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he didn't open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
"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?"
"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.
"Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won't remain silent. You who make mention of the LORD, take no rest,
LORD, after all this, can you hold yourself back? Can you keep silent and punish us so severely?
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
"My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the aching of my heart! My heart pounds within me; I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm for war.
The peaceful meadows are silent because of the LORD's fierce anger.
Ah, sword of the LORD, how long before you are quiet? Put yourself into your scabbard, be at rest, be silent!
He is to sit apart and remain silent, because the LORD has laid it upon him.
Your mouth will freely speak to the fugitive. You won't be silent any longer. You'll be a sign to them. Then they'll know that I am the LORD."
In the depth of their despair they'll compose a lament for you. This is what they'll say: "Who is like Tyre? Who is so silent in the midst of the sea?'
therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil.
Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?
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.
Be silent, every living thing, in the presence of the LORD, because he is emerging from his Holy Place."
When the crowd told them harshly to be silent, they shouted even louder, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"
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!"
Then he asked them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do evil on Sabbath days, to save a life or to destroy it?" But they remained silent.
But they kept silent, because they had argued on the road with one another about who was the greatest.
But he kept silent and didn't answer at all. The high priest asked him again, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?"
But because you did not believe my announcement, which will be fulfilled at its proper time, you will become silent and unable to speak until the day this happens."
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was alone. The disciples kept silent and at that time told no one about what they had seen.
But they kept silent. So he took hold of the man, healed him, and sent him away.
So they couldn't catch him before the people in what he said. Amazed at his answer, they became silent.
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.
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.
One night, the Lord told Paul in a vision, "Stop being afraid to speak out! Don't remain silent!
When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May the Lord's will be done."
The tribune gave him permission, and Paul, standing on the steps, motioned for the people to be silent. When everyone had quieted down, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language:
If an interpreter is not present, the speaker should remain silent in the church and speak to himself and God.
If a revelation is made to another person who is seated, the first person should be silent.
As in all the churches of the saints, the women must keep silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak out, but must place themselves in submission, as the oral law also says.