164 occurrences

'Answer' in the Bible

So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that might be with me, will be counted stolen."

Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."

Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Does my father still live?" His brothers couldn't answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.

It shall be, if it makes you answer of peace, and opens to you, then it shall be, that all the people who are found therein shall become tributary to you, and shall serve you.

and they shall answer and say, "Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."

You shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

The Levites shall answer, and tell all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

'Cursed is the man who makes an engraved or molten image, an abomination to Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' All the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

Her wise ladies answered her, Yes, she returned answer to herself,

About the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Don't be afraid; for you have brought forth a son." But she didn't answer, neither did she regard it.

You shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you shall have chosen you; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day."

Saul asked counsel of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will you deliver them into the hand of Israel?" But he didn't answer him that day.

and David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, "Don't you answer, Abner?" Then Abner answered, "Who are you who cries to the king?"

He could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him.

They looked, but there was none to save; even to Yahweh, but he didn't answer them.

So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, "Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now answer, and consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me."

and they shall answer, 'Because they forsook Yahweh their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold of other gods, and worshiped them, and served them. Therefore Yahweh has brought all this evil on them.'"

King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"

They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

He said to them, "What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?'"

It was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the offering; but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any who regarded.

Then he said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand, and go your way. If you meet any man, don't greet him; and if anyone greets you, don't answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child."

But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Don't answer him."

either three years of famine; or three months to be consumed before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; or else three days the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. Now therefore consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me.'"

They shall answer, 'Because they abandoned Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and took other gods, worshiped them, and served them. Therefore he has brought all this evil on them.'"

King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"

He said to them, "What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?'"

[Then] sent the king an answer to Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of their companions who dwell in Samaria, and in the rest [of the country] beyond the River: Peace, and so forth.

But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, until the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.

Thus they returned us answer, saying, "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

Then Mordecai asked them return answer to Esther, "Don't think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews.

Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai,

"Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?

If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

How much less shall I answer him, And choose my words to argue with him?

Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.

For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment.

Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and you answer me.

You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.

"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?

Shall vain words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?

I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer. I beg him with my mouth.

"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would tell me.

I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

What then shall I do when God rises up? When he visits, what shall I answer him?

oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!

So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.

for he has not directed his words against me; neither will I answer him with your speeches.

"They are amazed. They answer no more. They don't have a word to say.

Shall I wait, because they don't speak, because they stand still, and answer no more?

I also will answer my part, and I also will show my opinion.

I will speak, that I may be refreshed. I will open my lips and answer.

If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

"Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just, for God is greater than man.

If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you.

I will answer you, and your companions with you.

There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me!

"Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."

"Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

You said, 'Listen, now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.'

They cried, but there was none to save; even to Yahweh, but he didn't answer them.

Now I know that Yahweh saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.

Save, Yahweh! Let the King answer us when we call! For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

My God, I cry in the daytime, but you don't answer; in the night season, and am not silent.

Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.

Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

God, who is enthroned forever, will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, who don't fear God.

So that your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer us.

By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea;

But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, in an acceptable time. God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.

Answer me, Yahweh, for your loving kindness is good. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, turn to me.

Don't hide your face from your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me speedily!

Don't hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear to me. Answer me quickly in the day when I call.

That your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand, and answer us.

I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, Yahweh! I will keep your statutes.

Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּוּב 
Tuwb (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

ἀπολογέομαι 
Apologeomai 
Usage: 8

ἀπολογία 
Apologia 
Usage: 8

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

מענה 
Ma`aneh 
Usage: 8

עמּה 
`ummah 
Usage: 32

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

ענה 
`anah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 30

פּתגּם 
Pithgam (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

תּשׁבה תּשׁוּבה 
T@shuwbah 
Usage: 8

ἀνταποκρίνομαι 
Antapokrinomai 
Usage: 2

ἀντίλεγω 
Antilego 
Usage: 10

ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

ἀπόκρισις 
Apokrisis 
Usage: 4

ἐπερώτημα 
Eperotema 
Usage: 1

συστοιχέω 
Sustoicheo 
answer to
Usage: 1

ὑπολαμβάνω 
Hupolambano 
Usage: 4

χρηματισμός 
Chrematismos 
answer of God
Usage: 1