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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Silence:

si'-lens: Five Hebrew roots, with various derivatives, and two Greek words are thus translated. The word is used literally for dumbness, interrupted speech, as in La 2:10; Ps 32:3; Ec 3:7; Am 5:13; Ac 15:12; 1Co 14:28; 1Ti 2:11,12 the King James Version (the American Standard Revised Version "quietness"); Re 8:1, or figuratively of the unanswered prayers of the believer (Ps 83:1; 35:22; Jer 8:14); of awe in the presence of the Divine Majesty (Isa 41:1; Zec 2:13), or of death (1Sa 2:9; Ps 94:17; 115:17).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4602 Greek: sige

Silence:

occurs in Act 21:40; Rev 8:1, where the "silence" is introductory to the judgments following the opening of the seventh seal.

Note: For hesuchia, AV, "silence," Act 22:2; 1Ti 2:11, 12, see QUIETNESS.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5392 Greek: phimoo

Silence:

"to muzzle," is rendered "to put to silence" in Mat 22:34; 1Pe 2:15.
See MUZZLE, PEACE (hold), SPEECHLESS, STILL.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4601 Greek: sigao

Silence:

"to be silent:" see PEACE (hold), No. 1.

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