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136 Bible Verses About Silence

Here are 136 Bible verses about silence from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 46:10 KJV

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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Proverbs 17:28 KJV

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

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Psalms 62:5 KJV

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

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Lamentations 3:26 KJV

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

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

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

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Habakkuk 2:20 KJV

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

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Exodus 14:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 29:11 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 2:11-14 KJV

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

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Job 29:21 KJV

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

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Revelation 8:1 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35 KJV

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

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Isaiah 53:7 KJV

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. 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.

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Psalms 37:7 KJV

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.

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Isaiah 30:15 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 18:13 KJV

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.

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Romans 10:17 KJV

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

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James 1:19 KJV

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

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Lamentations 3:28 KJV

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

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Psalms 62:1 KJV

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

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Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:6-7 KJV

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

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Proverbs 12:23 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

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

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Psalms 141:3-4 KJV

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

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Mark 1:35 KJV

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

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Proverbs 11:12 KJV

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

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Psalms 50:3 KJV

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

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Psalms 35:22 KJV

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

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Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

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

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1 Peter 2:15 KJV

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

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Psalms 83:1 KJV

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

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Zechariah 2:13 KJV

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

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Psalms 50:21 KJV

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

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Psalms 39:2 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 10:19 KJV

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

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Leviticus 5:1 KJV

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

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Amos 5:13 KJV

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.

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Psalms 94:17 KJV

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

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Psalms 31:18 KJV

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

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Matthew 14:13 KJV

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

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Zephaniah 1:7 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 14:34 KJV

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.

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Isaiah 41:1 KJV

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.

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Mark 4:39 KJV

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.

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Matthew 22:34 KJV

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.

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Amos 8:3 KJV

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

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Lamentations 2:10 KJV

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.

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Isaiah 62:6 KJV

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.

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Job 4:16 KJV

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,

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2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

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,

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Luke 9:36 KJV

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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Psalms 115:17 KJV

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.

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Judges 3:19 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 2:11 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 14:28 KJV

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

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Psalms 32:3 KJV

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

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Acts 15:12 KJV

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

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Jeremiah 8:14 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 17:27 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 3:5 KJV

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

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Job 31:34 KJV

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

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1 Samuel 2:9 KJV

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?

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Ephesians 5:11 KJV

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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Romans 12:2 KJV

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

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Acts 21:40 KJV

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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Luke 10:39 KJV

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,

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Luke 5:16 KJV

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

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Isaiah 65:6 KJV

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

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1 Kings 19:12 KJV

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

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Exodus 33:11 KJV

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

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Acts 22:2 KJV

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.

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Luke 9:18 KJV

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

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Luke 1:37 KJV

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?

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Ezekiel 3:18-19 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Isaiah 15:1 KJV

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. 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.

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Psalms 107:42 KJV

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;

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Exodus 33:7 KJV

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

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Luke 6:12-13 KJV

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.

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Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

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. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

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Isaiah 47:5 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Philippians 4:11-12 KJV

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

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Mark 6:31 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 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.

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Matthew 12:19-20 KJV

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.

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1 Timothy 2:12 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 14:35 KJV

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

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Luke 6:12 KJV

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.

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Isaiah 30:28 KJV

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.

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Revelation 1:2 KJV

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.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

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

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2 Corinthians 12:2 KJV

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

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Luke 22:39 KJV

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.

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Luke 5:15-16 KJV

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

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

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

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Genesis 24:21 KJV

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

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Psalms 39:12 KJV

And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

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Job 34:29 KJV

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

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Jeremiah 51:55 KJV

Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:

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Luke 4:35 KJV

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

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Acts 20:1 KJV

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

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Acts 4:14 KJV

And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

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Psalms 109:1 KJV

Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

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John 19:9 KJV

And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

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Job 13:5 KJV

Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

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Luke 23:9 KJV

Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

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Isaiah 57:11 KJV

And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?

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Psalms 63:11 KJV

But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

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Habakkuk 1:13 KJV

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

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Isaiah 64:12 KJV

Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

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Job 29:7-10 KJV

When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

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Jeremiah 48:2 KJV

There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.

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Psalms 28:1 KJV

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

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Psalms 8:2 KJV

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

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Mark 15:4-5 KJV

And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

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Matthew 27:14 KJV

And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

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Matthew 26:63 KJV

But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

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2 Kings 2:3 KJV

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.

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Luke 20:26 KJV

And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

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Jeremiah 47:5 KJV

Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

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Mark 1:25-26 KJV

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

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Job 33:31-33 KJV

Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak. If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee. If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

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Mark 3:4 KJV

And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

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Isaiah 25:5 KJV

Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

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Mark 14:61 KJV

But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

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Isaiah 65:6-7 KJV

Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

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Psalms 4:4 KJV

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

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Exodus 14:14-15 KJV

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

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Romans 3:19 KJV

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

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Isaiah 42:14 KJV

I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

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Ezekiel 26:13 KJV

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

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Acts 8:32 KJV

The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

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Ezekiel 24:17 KJV

Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.

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Ezekiel 16:63 KJV

That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

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Joshua 6:10 KJV

And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

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Isaiah 62:1 KJV

For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

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Psalms 39:9 KJV

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

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1 Samuel 10:27 KJV

But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

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