Bill Mounce

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(ἐσιώπων), σιωπήσω, ἐσιώπησα, -, -, -
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to be quiet, remain silent; to be calm, not agitated
to be silent, keep silence, hold one's peace, Mt. 20:31; 26:63; Mk. 3:4; 9:34; 10:48; 14:61; Lk. 19:40; Acts 18:9; σιωπῶν, silent, dumb, Lk. 1:20; met. to be silent, still, hushed, calm, as the sea, Mk. 4:39*

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Matthew 20:31 The crowd rebuked them and told them (siōpēsōsin | σιωπήσωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) to be quiet (siōpēsōsin | σιωπήσωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl), but they cried out all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
Matthew 26:63 But Jesus remained silent (esiōpa | ἐσιώπα | imperf act ind 3 sg). Then the high priest said to him, “I put you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
Mark 3:4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” But they remained silent (esiōpōn | ἐσιώπων | imperf act ind 3 pl).
Mark 4:39 So he got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Be still! (siōpa | σιώπα | pres act imperative 2 sg) Settle down!” Then the wind died down and there was a great calm. great
Mark 9:34 But they kept silent (esiōpōn | ἐσιώπων | imperf act ind 3 pl), for on the way they had argued among themselves about who was the greatest.
Mark 10:48 And many were sternly telling him to be quiet (siōpēsē | σιωπήσῃ | aor act subj 3 sg); but all the more he kept crying out, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Mark 14:61 But he remained silent (esiōpa | ἐσιώπα | imperf act ind 3 sg) and answered back nothing. Again the high priest questioned him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?”
Luke 1:20 And now you will be reduced to silence (siōpōn | σιωπῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) and not be able to speak until the day in which these things happen, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.”
Luke 19:40 He answered, “I tell you, if these are silent (siōpēsousin | σιωπήσουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl), the stones will cry out.”
Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul during the night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do (siōpēsēs | σιωπήσῃς | aor act subj 2 sg) not be silent (siōpēsēs | σιωπήσῃς | aor act subj 2 sg),