100 Bible Verses about Silence

Here are 100 Bible verses about silence, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 17:28 KJV

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

Psalm 46:10 KJV

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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Psalm 62:5 KJV

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

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Lamentations 3:26 KJV

26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

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Psalm 141:3 KJV

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Exodus 14:14 KJV

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

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Proverbs 29:11 KJV

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Habakkuk 2:20 KJV

20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Job 29:21 KJV

21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

1 Timothy 2:11-14 KJV

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Revelation 8:1 KJV

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

Isaiah 53:7 KJV

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Psalm 37:7 KJV

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 KJV

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Isaiah 30:15 KJV

15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

James 1:19 KJV

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Proverbs 18:13 KJV

13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Romans 10:17 KJV

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Lamentations 3:28 KJV

28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

Psalm 62:1 KJV

1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 21:23 KJV

23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 18:6-7 KJV

6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 12:23 KJV

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Psalm 141:3-4 KJV

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Mark 1:35 KJV

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Proverbs 11:12 KJV

12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

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Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Psalm 50:3 KJV

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.

Psalm 35:22 KJV

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

1 Peter 2:15 KJV

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Zephaniah 1:7 KJV

7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.

Zechariah 2:13 KJV

13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Proverbs 10:19 KJV

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Leviticus 5:1 KJV

1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Psalm 94:17 KJV

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

Psalm 83:1 KJV

1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Psalm 50:21 KJV

21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Psalm 39:2 KJV

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

Amos 5:13 KJV

13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Psalm 31:18 KJV

18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Matthew 14:13 KJV

13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

Mark 4:39 KJV

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.

Job 4:16 KJV

16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Amos 8:3 KJV

3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

Isaiah 62:6 KJV

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

Isaiah 41:1 KJV

1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

1 Corinthians 14:34 KJV

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

Luke 9:36 KJV

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.

Matthew 22:34 KJV

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

2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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Lamentations 2:10 KJV

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Psalm 32:3 KJV

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

1 Kings 19:12 KJV

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

1 Corinthians 14:28 KJV

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Proverbs 17:27 KJV

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 3:5 KJV

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Judges 3:19 KJV

19 But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.

1 Timothy 2:11 KJV

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

Acts 15:12 KJV

12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

Luke 1:37 KJV

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Ezekiel 3:18-19 KJV

18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Psalm 115:17 KJV

17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

1 Samuel 2:9 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:11 KJV

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Romans 12:2 KJV

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Mark 6:31-32 KJV

31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

Jeremiah 8:14 KJV

14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.

Job 31:34 KJV

34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Acts 22:2 KJV

2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)

Acts 21:40 KJV

40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

Luke 10:39 KJV

39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

Luke 5:16 KJV

16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

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Isaiah 65:6 KJV

6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

Exodus 33:11 KJV

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

Luke 9:18 KJV

18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

Luke 6:12-13 KJV

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

Isaiah 47:5 KJV

5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

Isaiah 15:1 KJV

1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

Psalm 107:42 KJV

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

Exodus 33:7 KJV

7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.

1 Timothy 1:1-20 KJV

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, …

Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Philippians 4:11-12 KJV

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Matthew 12:19-20 KJV

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

Isaiah 30:28 KJV

28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

1 Timothy 2:12 KJV

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Colossians 4:1-18 KJV

1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. …

Colossians 3:1-25 KJV

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. …

Galatians 5:22 KJV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Corinthians 14:35 KJV

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Luke 6:12 KJV

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Luke 5:15-16 KJV

15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Mark 6:31 KJV

31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Matthew 6:33 KJV

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Revelation 1:2 KJV

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Revelation 1:1-20 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things …

2 Corinthians 12:2 KJV

2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

Colossians 2:1-23 KJV

1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom …

Luke 22:39 KJV

39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.