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Top 25 Bible Verses About Silence (ESV)

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of 25 of the most relevant Bible verses about Silence (ESV). 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 nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”

Proverbs 17:28

109 votes

28   Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
    when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Psalm 62:5

103 votes

  For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.

Lamentations 3:26

88 votes

26   It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the LORD.


Psalm 141:3

79 votes

  Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
    keep watch over 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 will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”


1 Timothy 2:11-14

62 votes

11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

Proverbs 29:11

59 votes

11   A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
    but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Job 29:21

57 votes

21   “Men listened to me and waited
    and kept silence for my counsel.


Revelation 8:1

56 votes

8:1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Psalm 37:7

52 votes

  Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
    over the man who carries out evil devices!

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

51 votes

34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. 35 If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.


Isaiah 53:7

47 votes

  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
  like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.

Isaiah 30:15

45 votes

15   For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel,
  “In returning and rest you shall be saved;
    in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
  But you were unwilling,

Psalm 62:1

42 votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62:1   For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.


Romans 10:17

38 votes

17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Proverbs 18:13

37 votes

13   If one gives an answer before he hears,
    it is his folly and shame.

Lamentations 3:28

36 votes

28   Let him sit alone in silence
    when it is laid on him;


James 1:19

35 votes

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Ecclesiastes 3:7

28 votes

  a time to tear, and a time to sew;
  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 12:23

26 votes

23   A prudent man conceals knowledge,
    but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 18:6-7

25 votes

  A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
    and his mouth invites a beating.
  A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
    and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 21:23

25 votes

23   Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue
    keeps himself out of trouble.

Psalm 141:3-4

23 votes

  Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
    keep watch over the door of my lips!
  Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
    to busy myself with wicked deeds
  in company with men who work iniquity,
    and let me not eat of their delicacies!



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