They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me:] and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things [Speak of destruction], and imagine deceits [plan deception] all the day long.

But I, as a deaf [man,] heard not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth not his mouth.

Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth [are] no reproofs [responses]. — Psalm 38:12-14

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” — Isaiah 53:7

And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.  And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.  Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?  And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.” — Matthew 27:11-14

"...Every knee shall bow...every tongue shall confess..." -- Philippians 2:10-11

“…Every knee shall bow…every tongue shall confess…” — Philippians 2:10-11


The Book of Psalms (Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים or תהילים; Tehillim; lit. “Praises”), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is the first book of the “Writings”, the third section of the Hebrew Bible.[1]

The composition of the psalms spans at least five centuries, from Psalm 29, which is adapted from early Canaanite worship, to others which are clearly from the post-Exilic period. The majority originated in the southern kingdom of Judah and were associated with the Temple in Jerusalem, where they probably functioned as libretto during the Temple worship.[2]

[1] Mazor, Lea (2011). “Book of Psalms”. In Berlin, Adele; Grossman, Maxine. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Oxford University Press

[2] Kselman, John S. (2007). “Psalms”. In Coogan, Michael D.; Newsom, Carol Ann. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. Oxford UNiversity Press.