Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2270: hesuchazo (pronounced hay-soo-khad'-zo)

from the same as 2272; to keep still (intransitively), i.e. refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech:--cease, hold peace, be quiet, rest.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to keep quiet

1a) to rest, cease from labour

1b) to lead a quiet life, said of those who are not running hither and thither, but stay at home and mind their business

1c) to be silent, i.e. to say nothing, hold one' s peace

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from the same as G2272


This word is used 5 times:

Luke 14:4: "And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and"
Luke 23:56: "and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according"
Acts 11:18: "When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying,"
Acts 21:14: "when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the"
1 Thessalonians 4:11: "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work"

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