2 Kings 18:36
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English Standard Version
But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s command 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for they had received commandment from the king that they should not answer him.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

ויּעמוד: not, he stood up, raised himself (Ges.), or came forward (Then.), but he stationed himself, assumed an attitude calculated for effect, and spoke to the people with a loud voice in the Jewish language, telling them to listen to the king of Assyria and not to be led astray by Hezekiah, i.e., to be persuaded to defend the city any longer, since neither Hezekiah nor Jehovah could defend them from the might of Sennacherib. אל־ישּׁיא: let not Hezekiah deceive you, sc. by pretending to be able to defend or save Jerusalem. In מיּדו, "out of his (the Assyrian's) hand," the speaker ceases to speak in the name of his king. On the construction of the passive תּנּתן with את־העיר, see Ewald, 277, d., although in the instance before us he proposes to expunge the את after Isaiah 36:15.

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held their peace.

Psalm 38:13,14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth...

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Proverbs 9:7 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.

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 before swine, lest they trample them under their feet...

Cross References
2 Kings 18:35
Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their lands out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?'"

2 Kings 18:37
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of the Rabshakeh.

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