'Let Us' in the Bible
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
They said to each other, “Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.” They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.
And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”
They replied, “We have clearly seen how the Lord has been with you. We think there should be an oath between two parties—between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you:
“These men are peaceful toward us,” they said. “Let them live in our land and move about in it, for indeed, the region is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as our wives and give our daughters to them.
Won’t their livestock, their possessions, and all their animals become ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will live with us.”
Let us deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.”
They will listen to what you say. Then you, along with the elders of Israel, must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God.
Then they answered, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, or else He may strike us with plague or sword.”
But require the same quota of bricks from them as they were making before; do not reduce it. For they are slackers—that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’
But he said, “You are slackers. Slackers! That is why you are saying, ‘Let us go sacrifice to the Lord.’
Moses responded, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings to prepare for Yahweh our God.
When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of man to the firstborn of livestock. That is why I sacrifice to the Lord all the firstborn of the womb that are males, but I redeem all the firstborn of my sons.’
Please let us travel through your land. We won’t travel through any field or vineyard, or drink any well water. We will travel the King’s Highway; we won’t turn to the right or the left until we have traveled through your territory.’”
“We will go on the main road,” the Israelites replied to them, “and if we or our herds drink your water, we will pay its price. There will be no problem; only let us travel through on foot.”
“Let us travel through your land. We won’t go into the fields or vineyards. We won’t drink any well water. We will travel the King’s Highway until we have traveled through your territory.”
‘Let us travel through your land; we will keep strictly to the highway. We will not turn to the right or the left.
You can sell us food in exchange for silver so we may eat, and give us water for silver so we may drink. Only let us travel through on foot,
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us travel through his land, for the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to hand him over to you, as has now taken place.
and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, ‘Let us follow other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us worship them,’
“If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and worship other gods’—which neither you nor your fathers have known,
that wicked men have sprung up among you, led the inhabitants of their city astray, and said, ‘Let us go and worship other gods,’ which you have not known,
This is what you requested from the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, ‘Let us not continue to hear the voice of the Lord our God or see this great fire any longer, so that we will not die!’
unless, when we enter the land, you tie this scarlet cord to the window through which you let us down. Bring your father, mother, brothers, and all your father’s family into your house.
“Therefore we said: Let us take action and build an altar for ourselves, but not for burnt offering or sacrifice.
Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Come with me to my territory, and let us fight against the Canaanites. I will also go with you to your territory.” So Simeon went with him.
Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Please let us travel through your land,’ but the king of Edom would not listen. They also sent messengers to the king of Moab, but he refused. So Israel stayed in Kadesh.
“Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon. Israel said to him, ‘Please let us travel through your land to our country,’
When the Gazites heard that Samson was there, they surrounded the place and waited in ambush for him all that night at the city gate. While they were waiting quietly, they said, “Let us wait until dawn; then we will kill him.”
When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Please, why not let us stop at this Jebusite city and spend the night here?”
When the troops returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the Lord let us be defeated today by the Philistines? Let’s bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Shiloh. Then it will go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
“Don’t do anything to us for seven days,” the elders of Jabesh said to him, “and let us send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If no one saves us, we will surrender to you.”
Saul said, “All you leaders of the troops, come here. Let us investigate how this sin has occurred today.
David answered Gad, “I have great anxiety. Please, let us fall into the Lord’s hands because His mercies are great, but don’t let me fall into human hands.”
So his servants said to him: “Let us search for a young virgin for my lord the king. She is to attend the king and be his caregiver. She is to lie by your side so that my lord the king will get warm.”
Please let us go to the Jordan where we can each get a log and can build ourselves a place to live there.”“Go,” he said.
If we say, ‘Let’s go into the city,’ we will die there because the famine is in the city, but if we sit here, we will also die. So now, come on. Let’s go to the Arameans’ camp. If they let us live, we will live; if they kill us, we will die.”
Amaziah then sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us meet face to face.”
Then he said to the whole assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if this is from the Lord our God, let us spread out and send the message to the rest of our relatives in all the districts of Israel, including the priests and Levites in their cities with pasturelands, that they should gather together with us.
Then let us bring back the ark of our God, for we did not inquire of Him in Saul’s days.”
King Amaziah of Judah took counsel and sent word to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us meet face to face.”
they approached Zerubbabel and the leaders of the families and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we also worship your God and have been sacrificing to Him since the time King Esar-haddon of Assyria brought us here.”
Let us therefore make a covenant before our God to send away all the foreign wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the command of our God. Let it be done according to the law.
Some were saying, “We, our sons, and our daughters are numerous. Let us get grain so that we can eat and live.”
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.
I went to the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was restricted to his house. He said:Let us meet at the house of Godinside the temple.Let us shut the temple doorsbecause they are coming to kill you.They are coming to kill you tonight!
Let us judge for ourselves what is right;let us decide together what is good.
“Let us tear off their chainsand free ourselves from their restraints.”
Let us shout for joy at your victoryand lift the banner in the name of our God.May Yahweh fulfill all your requests.
Proclaim Yahweh’s greatness with me;let us exalt His name together.
They said in their hearts,“Let us oppress them relentlessly.”They burned down every place throughout the landwhere God met with us.
They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nationso that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”
who said, “Let us seize God’s pastures for ourselves.”
Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord,shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving;let us shout triumphantly to Him in song.
Come, let us worship and bow down;let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
This is the day the Lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it.
A Davidic song of ascents.I rejoiced with those who said to me,“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Praise the Lord,who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
Let us go to His dwelling place;let us worship at His footstool.
Take me with you—let us hurry.Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers.Y We will rejoice and be glad for you;we will praise your love more than wine.W It is only right that they adore you.
“Come, let us discuss this,”says the Lord.“Though your sins are like scarlet,they will be as white as snow;though they are as red as crimson,they will be like wool.
and many peoples will come and say,“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,to the house of the God of Jacob.He will teach us about His waysso that we may walk in His paths.”For instruction will go out of Zionand the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
House of Jacob,come and let us walk in the Lord’s light.
On that day seven womenwill seize one man, saying,“We will eat our own breadand provide our own clothing.Just let us be called by your name.Take away our disgrace.”
‘Let us go up against Judah, terrorize it, and conquer it for ourselves. Then we can install Tabeel’s son as king in it.’”
But look: joy and gladness,butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,eating of meat, and drinking of wine—“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
On that day it will be said,“Look, this is our God;we have waited for Him, and He has saved us.This is the Lord; we have waited for Him.Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
“Be silent before Me, islands!And let peoples renew their strength.Let them approach, then let them testify;let us come together for the trial.
Take Me to court; let us argue our case together.State your case, so that you may be vindicated.
The One who vindicates Me is near;who will contend with Me?Let us confront each other.Who has a case against Me?Let him come near Me!
Let us lie down in our shame;let our disgrace cover us.We have sinned against the Lord our God,both we and our fathers,from the time of our youth even to this day.We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”
Rise up, let’s attack by night.Let us destroy her fortresses.”
Why are we just sitting here?Gather together; let us enter the fortified citiesand perish there,for the Lord our God has destroyed us.He has given us poisoned water to drink,because we have sinned against the Lord.
?NunLet us search out and examine our ways,and turn back to the Lord.
Let us lift up our hearts and our handsto God in heaven:
“When you say, ‘Let us be like the nations, like the peoples of other countries, worshiping wood and stone,’ what you have in mind will never happen.
“Please test your servants for 10 days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.
I offer thanks and praise to You,God of my fathers,because You have given mewisdom and power.And now You have let me knowwhat we asked of You,for You have let us knowthe king’s mystery.
Come, let us return to the Lord.For He has torn us,and He will heal us;He has wounded us,and He will bind up our wounds.
Let us strive to know the Lord.His appearance is as sure as the dawn.He will come to us like the rain,like the spring showers that water the land.
The vision of Obadiah.Edom’s Certain Judgment This is what the Lord God has said about Edom: We have heard a message from the Lord;a messenger has been sent among the nations:“Rise up, and let us go to war against her.”
So they called out to the Lord: “Please, Yahweh, don’t let us perish because of this man’s life, and don’t charge us with innocent blood! For You, Yahweh, have done just as You pleased.”
and many nations will come and say,“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,to the house of the God of Jacob.He will teach us about His waysso we may walk in His paths.”For instruction will go out of Zionand the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Many nations have now assembled against you;they say, “Let her be defiled,and let us feast our eyes on Zion.”
The Lord of Hosts says this: “In those days, 10 men from nations of every language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging: Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good for us to be here! Let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—
As the two men were departing from Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it’s good for us to be here! Let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, “Let us do what is evil so that good may come”? Their condemnation is deserved!
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.
Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way.
Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead.
Let us not test Christ as some of them did and were destroyed by snakes.
If I fought wild animals in Ephesus with only human hope, what good did that do me? If the dead are not raised, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.
But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.
Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.
Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
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