1 Peter 3:15
Instead, exalt the Messiah" as Lord in your lives. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to explain the hope you have.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
Jesus answered them, "I, too, will ask you one question. If you answer it for me, I will also tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Jesus told them, "I'll ask you one question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you by what authority I'm doing these things.
2 Samuel 14:18
In reply, the king asked the woman, "Please don't conceal anything about which I'm going to be asking you now." So the woman replied, "Please, your majesty, let the king speak."
Then I can answer the one who insults me, for I place my trust in your word.
"My people, recall how king Balak of Moab deliberated, and how Beor's son Balaam counseled him from Shittim to Gilgal, so that you may know the righteousness of the LORD."
I'm going to respond to that statement, and to your friends with you."
1 Samuel 17:27
The people also told him the same thing, saying, "This is what will be done for the man who kills him."
1 Samuel 17:30
Then he turned from him toward another person and asked the same thing. The people replied to him the same way as the first one had.
So Haggai responded, "If someone who is unclean because of contact with a dead body were to touch any of these things, would they become unclean?" The priests responded, "They would be unclean."
All who heard him were amazed at his intelligence and his answers.
How will they answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in it the afflicted among his people will find refuge."
"The man specifically asked about us and our relatives," they responded. "He asked us, "Is your father still alive?' and "Do you have another brother?' So we answered his questions. How could we have known that he would tell us to bring our brother back with us?"
Her wise attendants find an answer for her; in fact, she tells the same words to herself:
1 Kings 10:3
Solomon answered all of her questions. Nothing was hidden from Solomon that he did not explain to her.
The king replied: To: Governor Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their colleagues living in Samaria, and the remainder living beyond the Euphrates River. Greetings:
When he said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Jesus on the face and demanded, "Is that any way to answer the high priest?"
The earth will respond with grain, new wine, and oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.