Isaiah 36:21
Good News Translation
The people kept quiet, just as King Hezekiah had told them to; they did not say a word.

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

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And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.

2 Kings 18:26,37 Then Eliacim, the son of Helcias, and Sobna, and Joahe, said to Rabsaces: We pray thee, speak to us, thy servants, in Syriac: for we understand that tongue: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the hearing of the people that are upon the wall. . . .

Psalm 38:13-15 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth. . . .

Psalm 39:1 Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Proverbs 9:7 Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

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

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

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.

Context
Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem
20Who is there among all the gods of these lands, that hath delivered his country out of my hand, that the Lord may deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 21And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.22And Eliacim the son of Helcias, that was over the house, and Sobna the scribe, and Joahe the son of Asaph the recorder, went in to Ezechias with their garments rent, and told him the words of Rabsaces.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:7
Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 9:8
Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

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

Additional Translations
But the people remained silent and did not answer a word, for Hezekiah had commanded, “Do not answer him.”But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And they keep silent, and have not answered him a word, for a command of the king is, saying, 'Do not answer him.'
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