Silence!

My chronological reading of the Bible has brought me to Job, and just now I came across a verse in chapter 13, where Job is responding to Zophar’s admonishment, and asserts, “If only you would shut up and let that be your wisdom!” The Bible I am reading (HCSB) also cross-references Proverbs 17:28: “Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.”

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