Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or that thou be a priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?

Bible References

Lay thine

Job 21:5
Turn round to me, and be astonished, and lay hand on mouth!
Job 29:9
Rulers, restrained speech, and, a hand, laid they on their mouth;
Job 40:4
Lo! I am of no account, what shall I reply to thee? My hand, have I laid on my mouth:
Proverbs 30:32
If thou hast acted basely by lifting thyself up, - if thou hast plotted evil, put thy hand to thy mouth!
Micah 7:16
Nations, shall see, that they may turn pale at all their valour, - they shall lay hand on mouth, their ears, shall be silent:

A father

Judges 17:10
And Micah said unto him - Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and, I, will give thee ten pieces of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy sustenance. So the Levite went.
2 Kings 6:21
Then said the king of Israel unto Elisha, when he saw them, - Shall I smite - shall I smite, my father?
2 Kings 8:8
So the king said unto Hazael - Take in thy hand a present, and go to meet the man of God, - so shalt thou enquire of Yahweh, from him, saying, Shall I recover from this sickness?
2 Kings 13:14
Now, Elisha, had fallen sick of his sickness whereof he was about to die, - so then Joash king of Israel came down unto him, and wept upon his face, and said, My father! my father! The chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!
Matthew 23:9
And, father, be none of you called, upon the earth, for, one, is your Father, the Heavenly;