Therefore a prudent person keeps silent
in such a time,
for it is an evil time. Bible see other translations

“a prudent person keeps silent.” There are times when the society around you is so evil that it is simply not wise to speak up against it. The wise and godly person prays for the right time and place to speak up to reprove and correct, or simply waits for God’s judgment. Other verses teach a similar lesson, cp. Proverbs 28:12, 28; Micah 7:5.

Commentary for: Amos 5:13