“Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:14 Why - The people at length seem to bethink themselves, and thus to bespeak each other. Silent - Keep close within our walls.