Amos 5:13
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New International Version
Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil.

New Living Translation
So those who are smart keep their mouths shut, for it is an evil time.

English Standard Version
Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

King James Bible
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the wise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.

International Standard Version
therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil.

NET Bible
For this reason whoever is smart keeps quiet in such a time, for it is an evil time.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why a wise person remains silent at such times, because those times are so evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the prudent doth keep silence in such a time; For it is an evil time.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time, for it is an evil time.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

American King James Version
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

American Standard Version
Therefore he that is prudent shall keep silence in such a time; for it is an evil time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.

English Revised Version
Therefore he that is prudent shall keep silence in such a time; for it is an evil time.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

World English Bible
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it is.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
12For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate. 13Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. 14Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:7
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

Hosea 4:4
Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

Amos 6:10
Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one." Then he will answer, "Keep quiet. For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

Micah 2:3
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

the prudent.

Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring …

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

Isaiah 36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's …

Hosea 4:4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as …

Micah 7:5-7 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep …

Matthew 27:12-14 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing…

an evil.

Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in …

Isaiah 37:3 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, …

Micah 2:3 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise …

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, …

Ephesians 5:15,16 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise…

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

(13) Prudent . . . silence.--The dumb silence of the prudent is the awful curse which comes upon a people when they are given up to selfishness and rapacity. Thus the doom:--"Ephraim is joined to idols, let him alone."

Verse 13. - Even while he speaks, the prophet feels that his reproof is useless (comp. Jeremiah 7:27, etc.; Hosea 4:1, 17). In that time; at such a time as this, the man who acts wisely holds his peace, because it is a time of moral corruption and of personal danger. But the prophet cannot restrain his call (comp. Ezekiel 33:3, etc.). In Micah 2:3 the "evil time" is one of calamity. Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time,.... Not the prophets of the Lord, whose business it was at all times to reprove, and not hold their peace, let the consequence be what it would; though the Targum calls them teachers; but private persons, whose wisdom it would be to say nothing; since reproof would do no good to these persons, and they would bring a great deal of hatred ill will, and trouble upon themselves as well as would hear the name of God blasphemed, which would be very afflictive to them: or the sense is, they would not speak to God on the behalf of these wicked men, knowing the decree was gone forth; nor say one murmuring word at it, believing it was in righteousness; and being struck also with the awfulness of God's righteous judgments:

for it is an evil time; in which sin abounded, and miseries and calamities on account of it. 13. the prudent—the spiritually wise.

shall keep silence—not mere silence of tongue, but the prudent shall keep himself quiet from taking part in any public or private affairs which he can avoid: as it is "an evil time," and one in which all law is set at naught. Eph 5:16 refers to this. Instead of impatiently agitating against irremediable evils, the godly wise will not cast pearls before swine, who would trample these, and rend the offerers (Mt 7:6), but will patiently wait for God's time of deliverance in silent submission (Ps 39:9).5:7-17 The same almighty power can, for repenting sinners, easily turn affliction and sorrow into prosperity and joy, and as easily turn the prosperity of daring sinners into utter darkness. Evil times will not bear plain dealing; that is, evil men will not. And these men were evil men indeed, when wise and good men thought it in vain even to speak to them. Those who will seek and love that which is good, may help to save the land from ruin. It behoves us to plead God's spiritual promises, to beseech him to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us. The Lord is ever ready to be gracious to the souls that seek him; and then piety and every duty will be attended to. But as for sinful Israel, God's judgments had often passed by them, now they shall pass through them.
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