Isaiah 36:21
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New International Version
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."

New Living Translation
But the people were silent and did not utter a word because Hezekiah had commanded them, "Do not answer him."

English Standard Version
But they were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s command was, “Do not answer him.”

New American Standard Bible
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

King James Bible
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they kept silent; they didn't say anything, for the king's command was, "Don't answer him."

International Standard Version
But the people remained silent and didn't respond to him with so much as a single word, because the king had commanded, "Don't answer him."

NET Bible
They were silent and did not respond, for the king had ordered, "Don't respond to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were silent and didn't say anything to him because the king commanded them not to answer him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying: 'Answer him not.'

New American Standard 1977
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they held their peace and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded thus, saying, Answer him not.

King James 2000 Bible
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

American King James Version
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

American Standard Version
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: answer him not.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were silent, and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, saying, Answer him not.

English Revised Version
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Webster's Bible Translation
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

World English Bible
But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, "Don't answer him."

Young's Literal Translation
And they keep silent, and have not answered him a word, for a command of the king is, saying, 'Do not answer him.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
36:1-22:See 2Ki 18:17-37, and the commentary thereon.
Study Bible
Sennacherib Invades Judah
20'Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD would deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'" 21But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him." 22Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of Rabshakeh.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.

Proverbs 9:8
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

Proverbs 26:4
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.
Treasury of Scripture

But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

2 Kings 18:26,37 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, to Rabshakeh, …

Psalm 38:13-15 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens …

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

Proverbs 9:7 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes …

Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you your pearls …

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