30 Important Bible Scriptures on Silence

The word “silence” occurs 34 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.

Silence Scriptures in the Bible

Here are the 30 most important Bible scriptures on silence.

Psalm 46:10
“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
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Psalm 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Lamentations 3:26
It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 141:3
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

1 Peter 2:15
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Amos 8:3
“The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” declares the Lord God. “So many dead bodies! They are thrown everywhere! Silence!”

Ecclesiastes 3:7
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

Habakkuk 2:20
But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.

Isaiah 30:15
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.

Isaiah 53:7
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.

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

Job 29:21
Men listened to me and waited and kept silence for my counsel.

Lamentations 3:28
Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him.

Leviticus 5:1
If anyone sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify, and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity.

Mark 1:35
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Proverbs 10:19
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 18:13
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 21:23
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Psalm 35:22
You have seen, O Lord; be not silent! O Lord, be not far from me!

Psalm 37:7
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!

Psalm 50:3
Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.

Psalm 62:1
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

Psalm 83:1
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!

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

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

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