New International Version
Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil.
King James Bible
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.
World English Bible
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore is the wise at that time silent, For an evil time it is.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The prudent shall keep silence - A wise man will consider that it is useless to complain. He can have no justice without bribes; and he has no money to give: consequently, in such an evil time, it is best to keep silence.
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Their Redeemer is strong.--JER. 50:34. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.--I have laid help upon one that is mighty.--The Lord. . . thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.--Mighty to save.--Able to keep you from falling.--Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.--He is able . . . to save them …
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The Prophecy of Obadiah.
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
"But let no one bring a charge, let no one accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn them asks anyone who might be hiding there, "Is anyone else with you?" and he says, "No," then he will go on to say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the LORD."
Therefore, the LORD says: "I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity.
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