Isaiah 36:21
Modern Translations
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.”

Berean Study Bible
But the people remained silent and did not answer a word, for Hezekiah had commanded, “Do not answer him.”

New American Standard Bible
But they were silent and did not answer him so much as a word; for the king’s command was, “Do not answer him.”

NASB 1995
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

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

Amplified Bible
But they kept silent and did not say a word to him in reply, for King Hezekiah’s command was, “Do not answer him.”

Christian Standard Bible
But they kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”

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

Good News Translation
The people kept quiet, just as King Hezekiah had told them to; they did not say a word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were silent and didn't say anything to him because the king commanded them not to 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."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

New King James Version
But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”

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.

New Heart English Bible
But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

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

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.

A Faithful Version
But they were silent and did not answer him a word, for the king's command was, "Do not answer him."

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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Then they kept silence, and answered him not a worde: for the Kings commandement was, saying, Answere him not.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Unto this Hezekias messengers helde their tongues, and aunswered not one worde: for the kyng had charged them that they should geue him no aunswere.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Vnto this, Ezechias messaungers helde their tunges, and answered not one worde: for the kinge had charged them, that they shulde geue him none answere.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And they keep silent, and have not answered him a word, for a command of the king is, saying, “Do not 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.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And they will be silent and not answer him a word: for this the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
And they remained silent and did not answer a word to him. For the king had commanded them, saying, “You shall not respond to him.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And they kept silent before them and no man gave him an answer, because the King commanded and said, "Do not give him an answer"

Lamsa Bible
But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king had commanded, saying, Do not answer him.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they were silent, and none answered him a word; because the king had commanded that none should answer.








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