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Five Hebrew roots, with various derivatives, and two Greek words are thus translated. The word is used literally for dumbness, interrupted speech, as in Lamentations 2:10; Psalms 32:3; Ecclesiastes 3:7; Amos 5:13; Acts 15:12; 1 Corinthians 14:28; 1 Timothy 2:11,12 the King James Version (the American Standard Revised Version "quietness"); Revelation 8:1, or figuratively of the unanswered prayers of the believer (Psalms 83:1; 35:22; Jeremiah 8:14); of awe in the presence of the Divine Majesty (Isaiah 41:1; Zechariah 2:13), or of death (1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 94:17; 115:17).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SILENCE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.