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Top 25 Bible Verses About Silence (KJV)

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of 25 of the most relevant Bible verses about Silence (KJV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Psalm 46:10

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

Proverbs 17:28

109 votes
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 62:5

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

Lamentations 3:26

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

Psalm 141:3

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

Habakkuk 2:20

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

Exodus 14:14

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

1 Timothy 2:11-14

62 votes
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.

Proverbs 29:11

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

Job 29:21

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

Revelation 8:1

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

Psalm 37:7

52 votes
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

51 votes
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 53:7

47 votes
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.

Isaiah 30:15

45 votes
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.

Psalm 62:1

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

Romans 10:17

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

Proverbs 18:13

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

Lamentations 3:28

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

James 1:19

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

Ecclesiastes 3:7

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

Proverbs 12:23

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

Proverbs 18:6-7

25 votes
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 21:23

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

Psalm 141:3-4

23 votes
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.


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