New International Version
But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."
King James Bible
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
Darby Bible Translation
And they were silent, and answered him not a word; for the king's command was, saying, Answer him not.
World English Bible
But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, "Don't 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But they held their peace "But the people held their peace" - The word העם haam, the people, is supplied from the other copy, and is authorized by a MS. which inserts it after אתו otho.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
[In the Prospectus of our Publication it was stated, that one discourse, at least, would be given in each number. A strict adherence to this arrangement, however, it is found, would exclude from our pages some of the most talented discourses of our early Divines; and it is therefore deemed expedient to depart from it as occasion may require. The following Sermon will occupy two numbers, and we hope, that from its intrinsic value, its historical interest, and the illustrious name of its author, it …
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
Sennacherib (705-681 B. C. )
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
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