Importunity, Towards People

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Genesis 19:3

But {he urged them strongly}, and they turned aside with him and came into his house. And he made a meal for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Genesis 39:10

And it happened [that] as she spoke to Joseph {day after day}, he did not heed her to lie beside her or to be with her.

Numbers 22:37

And Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not urgently send to meet with you? Why did you not come to me? Am I really not able to honor you?"

Judges 14:16-17

And Samson's wife wept before him, and she said, "You must hate me; you do not love me. You told the riddle to {my people}, but you have not explained [it] to me." He said to her, "I have not explained [it] to my father and mother. [Why] should I explain it to you?" She wept before him the seven days of their feast; and it happened, because she nagged him, on the seventh day he explained [it] to her, and she told the riddle to {her people}.

Judges 16:6-16

So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me what makes your strength so great, and with what can you be tied up to subdue you?" Samson said to her, "If you tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that are not dried up, I will become weak like everyone else." So the rulers of [the] Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings that were not dried up, and she tied him up with them.read more.
The ambush [was] sitting [in wait] for her in an inner room. And she said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you Samson!" And he snapped the bowstrings just as flax fiber snaps when it comes close to fire. And [the secret of] his strength remained unknown. Delilah said to Samson, "Look, you have mocked me and told me lies. Please tell me how you can be bound." He said to her, "If they tie me tightly with new ropes that have not been used, I will become weak and be like everyone else." So Delilah took new ropes and tied him up with them, and she said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you, Samson!" (The ambush [was] sitting in an inner room.) But he snapped them from his arms like thread. And Delilah said to Samson, "Until now you have mocked me and told lies to me. Tell me how you can be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave seven locks of my head with warp-threads." She fastened [it] with the pin and said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you, Samson!" And Samson woke up from his sleep and tore loose the loom pin of the web and the warp-threads. And she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me how your strength is [so] great." And because she nagged him day after day with her words, and pestered him, {his soul grew impatient to the point of death}.

2 Kings 2:16-17

Then they said to him, "Look, there are with your servants fifty able men. Please let them go and look for your master, lest the Spirit of Yahweh has lifted him up and thrown him on one of the mountains or into one of the valleys," but he said, "You must not send them." But they urged him until embarrassing [him], so he said, "Send them." So they sent fifty men, and they looked for three days, but they could not find him.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of the poor, [if] they hate him, how much more will his friends keep away from him. He pursues [them with] words, [and] they are gone.

Jeremiah 38:26

Then you shall say to them, 'I [was] presenting my plea {before} the king, to not cause me to return [to] the house of Jonathan to die there.'"

Luke 23:23

But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries [that] he be crucified. And their cries prevailed.

Acts 12:16

But Peter was continuing to knock, and [when they] opened [the door] they saw him and were astonished.

Acts 25:3

asking for a favor against him, that he summon him to Jerusalem, [because they] were preparing an ambush to do away with him along the way.

2 Corinthians 8:4

requesting of us with much exhortation the favor and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints,

Acts 19:8

So he entered into the synagogue [and] was speaking boldly for three months, discussing and attempting to convince [them] concerning the kingdom of God.

Acts 9:27

But Barnabas took him [and] brought [him] to the apostles and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road and that he had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus.

Acts 14:3

So they stayed [there] for a considerable time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who testified to the message of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be performed through their hands.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

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