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Top 25 Bible Verses About Silence (NIV)

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of 25 of the most relevant Bible verses about Silence (NIV). 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 is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Psalm 62:5

103 votes
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.

Lamentations 3:26

88 votes
26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

Psalm 141:3

79 votes
3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; 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 be silent before him."

Exodus 14:14

64 votes
14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

1 Timothy 2:11-14

62 votes
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.

Proverbs 29:11

59 votes
11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Job 29:21

57 votes
21 "Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.

Revelation 8:1

56 votes
1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Psalm 37:7

52 votes
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

51 votes
34 As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

Isaiah 53:7

47 votes
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Isaiah 30:15

45 votes
15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Psalm 62:1

42 votes
1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.

Romans 10:17

38 votes
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Proverbs 18:13

37 votes
13 He who answers before listening- that is his folly and his shame.

Lamentations 3:28

36 votes
28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.

James 1:19

35 votes
19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Ecclesiastes 3:7

28 votes
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

Proverbs 12:23

26 votes
23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

Proverbs 18:6-7

25 votes
6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 21:23

25 votes
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

Psalm 141:3-4

23 votes
3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.


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