8328 quietness

8328 quietness

A calm, peaceful and restrained attitude to life and way of approaching God frequently commended in Scripture even in adverse circumstances. It is also a condition experienced by God’s friends and enemies when confronted by his majesty.

Quietness of life

A quiet manner of life commended 1Ti 2:1-2 See also Ps 35:20; Ps 131:1-2; Mt 12:19; Isa 42:2; 1Th 4:11; 2Th 3:12; 1Ti 2:11; 1Pe 3:1-4

A quiet temperament Ge 25:27

Quiet activity Mt 1:19 See also Jdg 4:21; Ru 3:7; Eze 24:17; Ac 16:37

The wisdom of being quiet Am 5:13 See also Ge 34:5; Jdg 18:19-20; Est 7:4; Pr 15:18; Ecc 9:17; Ac 19:35-36

Quietness in different circumstances

In peace and rest Ps 23:2 See also 1Ch 4:40; Pr 17:1; Isa 32:17; Mk 6:31

After conflict 1Ch 22:9 See also Jos 11:23; Jos 14:15; Jdg 3:11; Jdg 5:31; Jdg 8:28; 2Ch 14:1; 2Ch 20:30; Isa 14:7; Jer 30:10 pp Jer 46:27; Zec 1:11

When in distress 2Sa 13:20; Ne 8:9-11; Isa 7:4

Because of a sense of shame Ge 3:8; Ne 5:8; Mk 9:34

When before a higher authority Jdg 3:19; Mk 1:25 pp Lk 4:35

God’s quiet voice 1Ki 19:12-13

Absence of quietness

Because of inner conflict Job 3:26 See also Ru 3:18; Job 6:24; Ro 7:21-24

Because of sin Isa 57:20-21

The quietness of God

God chooses quietness Isa 18:4 See also Job 34:29; Isa 42:14; Eze 16:42

God rejects quietness Isa 62:1

God brings quietness Ps 76:8 See also Ps 46:10; Ps 65:7; Ps 89:9; Ps 107:29; Isa 24:8; Isa 25:5; Zep 3:17; Mt 8:26 pp Mk 4:39 pp Lk 8:24

Quietness before God

Being quiet before God Ps 37:7; Isa 30:15 See also Ex 14:14; La 3:26; 1Co 14:28,34-35; Rev 8:1

Quietness in prayer Mt 6:6 See also Ne 2:4; Mk 6:46 pp Mt 14:23; Lk 5:16; Lk 6:12; Lk 9:18

Quietness as calmness

In contrast with the storm Mt 8:26 pp Mk 4:39 pp Lk 8:24 See also Ps 107:30; Jnh 1:11-15

In contrast with rashness Ecc 10:4 See also Pr 15:18

In contrast with unrest Isa 7:4 See also Ne 8:11

In contrast with anger Eze 16:42

See also

3215Holy Spirit & peace
4851storm
5056rest
5933restlessness
5950silence
6700peace
8030trust
8339self-control
8361wisdom
8602prayer
8662meditation
8678waiting on God

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