Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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
Look upon me and be astonished and lay your hand upon your mouth.
Job 29:9
The princes would refrain from talking and lay their hand on their mouth;
Job 40:4
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand over my mouth.
Proverbs 30:32
If thou hast fallen, it is because thou hast lifted thyself up; and if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Micah 7:16
The Gentiles shall see and be ashamed at all thy mighty acts: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall become deaf.

A father

Judges 17:10
Then Micah said unto him, Dwell with me and be a father and a priest unto me, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year and the ordinary apparel and thy food. So the Levite went in.
2 Kings 6:21
And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? Shall I smite them?
2 Kings 8:8
And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
2 Kings 13:14
Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness of which he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel, and the horsemen thereof!
Matthew 23:9
And call no one your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, who is in the heavens.