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kwı̄´et : Verb or adjective only in English Versions of the Bible, "quietness" being used for the noun. No special Hebrew or Greek words are represented, but in the Old Testament usually for some form or derivative of שׁקט , shāḳaṭ , "be undisturbed" ( Judges 18:7 ; compare Proverbs 1:33 , שׁאר , shā'ar , "to loll," "be at ease"; Ecclesiastes 9:17 , נחת , naḥath , "quiet," "be set on"). For "them that are quiet in the land", in Psalm 35:20 , see MEEK ; POOR . For "quiet prince in Jeremiah 51:59 , the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "chief chamberlain," margin "quartermaster." "Jacob was a quiet (תּם , tām , "gentle" man" (Genesis 25:27 , the King James Version "plain"). In the New Testament, it is the translation of ἡσυχάζω , hēsucházō , "to refrain from gossip or meddlesomehess": "that ye study to be quiet": (1 Thessalonians 4:11 ), and of ἡσύχιος , hēsúchios , "gentle": "a meek and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4 ; compare 1 Timothy 2:2 ).

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

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