But the people remained silent and did not answer a word, for Hezekiah had commanded, "Do not answer him."
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held their peace.
Psalm 38:13, 14
Chapter Outline1. Hezekiah's good reign
4. He destroys idolatry, and prospers
9. The inhabitants of Samaria are carried captive for their sins
13. Sennacherib invading Judah, is pacified by a tribute
17. Rabshakeh, by blasphemous persuasions, solicits the people to revolt
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Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."
King James Bible
But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the people 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 did not answer with even so much as a word, because the king's order was, "Don't answer him."
The people were silent and did not respond, for the king had ordered, "Don't respond to him."
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