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Want to know what the Bible says about Silence? Here are 100 Bible verses about Silence from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Psalm 46:10 NIV
He says, “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 NIV
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Psalm 62:5 NIV
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Lamentations 3:26 NIV
it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
Psalm 141:3 NIV
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.
Habakkuk 2:20 NIV
The Lord is in his holy temple;
    let all the earth be silent before him.
1 Timothy 2:11-14 NIV
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 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 NIV
Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.
Job 29:21 NIV
“People listened to me expectantly,
    waiting in silence for my counsel.
Revelation 8:1 NIV
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 NIV
34 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.
Psalm 37:7 NIV
Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Isaiah 53:7 NIV
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 its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 30:15 NIV
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.
Romans 10:17 NIV
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Lamentations 3:28 NIV
Let him sit alone in silence,
    for the Lord has laid it on him.
Psalm 62:1 NIV
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
James 1:19 NIV
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

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