Gen 24:21

(NIV)
Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the  Lord had made his journey successful.

(ESV)
The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the  Lord had prospered his journey or not.

Gen 34:5

(NIV)
When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he did nothing about it until they came home.

(ESV)
Now Jacob heard that he had defiled his daughter Dinah. But his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob held his peace until they came.

Exod 14:14

(NIV)
The  Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’

(ESV)
The  Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Num 30:4

(NIV)
and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she bound herself will stand.
(ESV)
and her father hears of her vow and of her pledge by which she has bound herself and says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand.

Num 30:7

(NIV)
and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her, then her vows or the pledges by which she bound herself will stand.
(ESV)
and her husband hears of it and says nothing to her on the day that he hears, then her vows shall stand, and her pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand.

Num 30:11

(NIV)
and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her and does not forbid her, then all her vows or the pledges by which she bound herself will stand.
(ESV)
and her husband heard of it and said nothing to her and did not oppose her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she bound herself shall stand.

Num 30:14

(NIV)
But if her husband says nothing to her about it from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or the pledges binding on her. He confirms them by saying nothing to her when he hears about them.
(ESV)
But if her husband says nothing to her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows or all her pledges that are upon her. He has established them, because he said nothing to her on the day that he heard of them.

Deut 22:10

(NIV)
Do not plough with an ox and a donkey yoked together.

(ESV)
You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.

Deut 27:9

(NIV)
Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, ‘Be silent, Israel, and listen! You have now become the people of the  Lord your God.
(ESV)
Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, “Keep silence and hear, O Israel: this day you have become the people of the  Lord your God.

Josh 2:1

(NIV)
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. ‘Go, look over the land,’ he said, ‘especially Jericho.’ So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

(ESV)
And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.

Judg 14:18

(NIV)
Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him,

‘What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?’

Samson said to them,

‘If you had not ploughed with my heifer,
you would not have solved my riddle.’
(ESV)
And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down,

“What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?”

And he said to them,

If you had not plowed with my heifer,
you would not have found out my riddle.”

Judg 16:2

(NIV)
The people of Gaza were told, ‘Samson is here!’ So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, ‘At dawn we’ll kill him.’

(ESV)
The Gazites were told, “Samson has come here.” And they surrounded the place and set an ambush for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, “Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him.”

Judg 18:9

(NIV)
They answered, ‘Come on, let’s attack them! We have seen the land, and it is very good. Aren’t you going to do something? Don’t hesitate to go there and take it over.
(ESV)
They said, “Arise, and let us go up against them, for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good. And will you do nothing? Do not be slow to go, to enter in and possess the land.

Judg 18:19

(NIV)
They answered him, ‘Be quiet! Don’t say a word. Come with us, and be our father and priest. Isn’t it better that you serve a tribe and clan in Israel as priest rather than just one man’s household?’
(ESV)
And they said to him, “Keep quiet; put your hand on your mouth and come 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 clan in Israel?”

1Sam 7:8

(NIV)
They said to Samuel, ‘Do not stop crying out to the  Lord our God for us, that he may rescue us from the hand of the Philistines.’
(ESV)
And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the  Lord our God for us, that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”

1Sam 8:12

(NIV)
Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plough his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
(ESV)
And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots.

1Sam 10:27

(NIV)
But some scoundrels said, ‘How can this fellow save us?’ They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.

(ESV)
But some worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” And they despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

1Sam 23:9

(NIV)
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, ‘Bring the ephod.’
(ESV)
David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priestBring the ephod here.”

2Sam 13:20

(NIV)
Her brother Absalom said to her, ‘Has that Amnon, your brother, been with you? Be quiet for now, my sister; he is your brother. Don’t take this thing to heart.’ And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom’s house, a desolate woman.

(ESV)
And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar lived, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom’s house.

2Sam 19:10

(NIV)
and Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, has died in battle. So why do you say nothing about bringing the king back?’

(ESV)
But Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why do you say nothing about bringing the king back?”

1Kgs 7:14

(NIV)
whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was from Tyre and a skilled craftsman in bronze. Huram was filled with wisdom, with understanding and with knowledge to do all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.

(ESV)
He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all his work.

1Kgs 19:19

(NIV)
So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
(ESV)
So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him.

1Kgs 22:3

(NIV)
The king of Israel had said to his officials, ‘Don’t you know that Ramoth Gilead belongs to us and yet we are doing nothing to retake it from the king of Aram?’

(ESV)
And the king of Israel said to his servants, “Do you know that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we keep quiet and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?”

2Kgs 2:3

(NIV)
The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, ‘Do you know that the  Lord is going to take your master from you today?’

‘Yes, I know,’ Elisha replied, ‘so be quiet.’

(ESV)
And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the  Lord will take away your master from over you?” And he said, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.”

2Kgs 2:5

(NIV)
The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, ‘Do you know that the  Lord is going to take your master from you today?’

‘Yes, I know,’ he replied, ‘so be quiet.’

(ESV)
The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the  Lord will take away your master from over you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.”

2Kgs 7:9

(NIV)
Then they said to each other, ‘What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.’

(ESV)
Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come; let us go and tell the king’s household.”

2Kgs 18:36

(NIV)
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, ‘Do not answer him.’

(ESV)
But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s command was, “Do not answer him.”

Neh 5:8

(NIV)
and said: ‘As far as possible, we have bought back our fellow Jews who were sold to the Gentiles. Now you are selling your own people, only for them to be sold back to us!’ They kept quiet, because they could find nothing to say.

(ESV)
and said to them, “We, as far as we are able, have bought back our Jewish brothers who have been sold to the nations, but you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us!” They were silent and could not find a word to say.

Neh 8:11

(NIV)
The Levites calmed all the people, saying, ‘Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.’

(ESV)
So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.”

Esth 4:14

(NIV)
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’

(ESV)
For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esth 7:4

(NIV)
For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king. ’

(ESV)
For we have been sold, I and my people to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king.”

Job 1:14

(NIV)
a messenger came to Job and said, ‘The oxen were ploughing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,
(ESV)
and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,

Job 4:8

(NIV)
As I have observed, those who plough evil
and those who sow trouble reap it.
(ESV)
As I have seen, those who plow iniquity
and sow trouble reap the same.

Job 6:24

(NIV)
‘Teach me, and I will be quiet;
show me where I have been wrong.
(ESV)
Teach me, and I will be silent;
make me understand how I have gone astray.

Job 11:3

(NIV)
Will your idle talk reduce others to silence?
Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
(ESV)
Should your babble silence men,
and when you mock, shall no one shame you?

Job 13:5

(NIV)
If only you would be altogether silent!
For you, that would be wisdom.
(ESV)
Oh that you would keep silent,
and it would be your wisdom!

Job 13:13

(NIV)
‘Keep silent and let me speak;
then let come to me what may.
(ESV)
“Let me have silence, and I will speak,
and let come on me what may.

Job 13:19

(NIV)
Can anyone bring charges against me?
If so, I will be silent and die.
(ESV)
Who is there who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.

Job 33:31

(NIV)
‘Pay attention, Job, and listen to me;
be silent, and I will speak.
(ESV)
Pay attention, O Job, listen to me;
be silent, and I will speak.

Job 33:33

(NIV)
But if not, then listen to me;
be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.’
(ESV)
If not, listen to me;
be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Job 41:12

(NIV)
‘I will not fail to speak of Leviathan’s limbs,
its strength and its graceful form.
(ESV)
“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.

(NIV)

Of David.

(ESV)

Of David.

Ps 28:1

(NIV)
To you,  Lord, I call;
you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
I shall be like those who go down to the pit.
(ESV)
To you, O  Lord, I call;
my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.

Ps 32:3

(NIV)
When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
(ESV)
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.

Ps 35:22

(NIV)
 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, Lord.
(ESV)
You have seen, O  Lord; be not silent!
O Lord, be not far from me!

Ps 39:2

(NIV)
So I remained utterly silent,
not even saying anything good.
But my anguish increased;
(ESV)
I was mute and silent;
I held my peace to no avail,
and my distress grew worse.

Ps 39:12

(NIV)
‘Hear my prayer,  Lord,
listen to my cry for help;
do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
(ESV)
Hear my prayer, O  Lord,
and give ear to my cry;
hold not your peace at my tears!
For I am a sojourner with you,
a guest, like all my fathers.

Ps 50:3

(NIV)
Our God comes
and will not be silent;
a fire devours before him,
and around him a tempest rages.
(ESV)
Our God comes; he does not keep silence;
before him is a devouring fire,
around him a mighty tempest.

Ps 50:21

(NIV)
When you did these things and I kept silent,
you thought I was exactly like you.
But I now arraign you
and set my accusations before you.
(ESV)
These things you have done, and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one like yourself.
But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

(NIV)

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

(ESV)

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

Ps 83:1

(NIV)
O God, do not remain silent;
do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
(ESV)
O God, do not keep silence;
do not hold your peace or be still, O God!

Ps 107:29

(NIV)
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
(ESV)
He made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.

(NIV)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Ps 109:1

(NIV)
My God, whom I praise,
do not remain silent,
(ESV)
Be not silent, O God of my praise!

Ps 129:3

(NIV)
Ploughmen have ploughed my back
and made their furrows long.
(ESV)
The plowers plowed upon my back;
they made long their furrows.”

Prov 3:29

(NIV)
Do not plot harm against your neighbour,
who lives trustfully near you.
(ESV)
Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
who dwells trustingly beside you.

Prov 6:14

(NIV)
who plots evil with deceit in his heart –
he always stirs up conflict.
(ESV)
with perverted heart devises evil,
continually sowing discord;

Prov 6:18

(NIV)
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
(ESV)
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,

Prov 11:12

(NIV)
Whoever derides their neighbour has no sense,
but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
(ESV)
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man of understanding remains silent.

Prov 12:20

(NIV)
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.
(ESV)
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.

Prov 14:22

(NIV)
Do not those who plot evil go astray?
But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
(ESV)
Do they not go astray who devise evil?
Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.

Prov 17:28

(NIV)
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.
(ESV)
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Prov 20:4

(NIV)
Sluggards do not plough in season;
so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
(ESV)
The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;
he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
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