'Answered' in the Bible
"We may eat from the trees of the garden," the woman answered the Shining One,
"I heard your voice in the garden," the man answered, "and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you."
The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it."
Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What did you do?" "The Shining One misled me," the woman answered, "so I ate."
Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where's your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered. "Am I my brother's guardian?"
But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear!
But Abram answered the king of Sodom, "I have made an oath to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
Abram answered Sarai, "Look, your servant is under your control, so do to her as you wish." So Sarai dealt so harshly with Hagar that she ran away from Sarai.
"Hagar, servant of Sarai," he asked, "Where are you coming from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress Sarai."
"Where is your wife Sarah?" they asked him. "There, in the tent," he answered.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
Perhaps the fifty righteous are lacking five--will you destroy the whole city on account of the five?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] if I find forty-five there."
Then he spoke to Him again, "Suppose 40 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] on account of 40."
Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] if I find 30 there."
And he said, "Please, now, I was bold to speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the twenty."
Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?" He answered, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 10."
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he answered.
Abraham answered, "God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." Then the two of them walked on together.
Just then, an angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven and said, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he answered.
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
Abraham answered him, "Make sure that you don't take my son back there.
She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."
He answered, 'The Lord, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you. He will make your journey a success and you will find a wife for my son from among my relatives, from my father's family.
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
"Please don't delay me," the servant answered them. "The LORD has made my journey successful. Send me off so I can return to my master."
and asked the servant, "Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?" The servant answered, "It is my master." So she took her veil and covered herself.
Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Jacob answered, Then sell me today your birthright (the rights of a firstborn).
Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is really your wife! How could you say, 'She's my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might die on account of her."
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could not see, he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he answered, "Here I am."
Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, "Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin.
When he came to his father, he said, "My father." And he answered, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
But he said, Are you really my son Esau? He answered, I am.
But his father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am Esau your firstborn son."
And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
Jacob asked the men at the well, "My brothers! Where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they answered.
"Do you know Laban son of Nahor?" Jacob asked them. They answered, "We know [him]."
So he asked them, "How's he doing?" "Very well," they answered. "As a matter of fact, look over there! That's his daughter Rachel, coming here with his sheep."
Jacob loved Rachel, so he answered Laban, "I'll work for you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."
Laban answered, "It is not the custom in this place to give the younger [daughter in marriage] before the firstborn.
But [Leah] answered, Is it not enough that you have taken my husband without your taking away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Jacob shall sleep with you tonight [in exchange] for your son's mandrakes.
Then God remembered Rachel and answered her pleading and made it possible for her to have children.
Jacob answered him, You know how I have served you, and how your possessions, your cattle and sheep and goats, have fared with me.
and my righteousness hath answered for me in the day to come, when it cometh in for my hire before thy face; -- every one which is not speckled and spotted among my goats, and brown among my lambs -- it is stolen with me.'
And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
Then he said, "Let me go, for dawn is breaking." But he answered, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
The man asked him, "What is your name?" He answered, "Jacob."
Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there.
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, "Who are these with you?" He answered, "The children God has graciously given your servant."
"The children, whom God has graciously given your servant," he answered. Then the women servants approached, accompanied by their children, and bowed low.
So Esau said, "What do you mean by this whole procession I met?" "To find favor with you, my lord," he answered.
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
But they answered, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"
And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
"They've already left," the man answered. "I heard them saying that they were headed to Dothan." So Joseph followed his brothers to Dothan and found them there.
He answered, I will send you a kid from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge (deposit) until you send it?
"What should I give you?" he asked. She answered, "Your signet ring, your cord, and the staff in your hand." So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she got pregnant by him.
He asked the men of the place, "Where is the cult prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?" "There has been no cult prostitute here," they answered.
And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, "Where do you come from?" They answered, "From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food."
And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
But Jacob answered, "My son will not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If anything happens to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow."
They answered, "The man kept asking about us and our family: 'Is your father still alive? Do you have [another] brother?' And we answered him accordingly. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring your brother here'?"
Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
They answered him, "Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!
and we answered my lord, 'We have an elderly father and a young brother, the child of his old age. The boy's brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.'
When I lie down with my fathers, carry me away from Egypt and bury me in their burial place." Joseph answered, "I will do what you have asked."
But Joseph answered them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
The midwives answered Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; they are vigorous and quickly delivered; their babies are born before the midwife comes to them.
They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock."
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, "Moses, Moses!" "Here I am," he answered.
He answered, "I will certainly be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you bring the people out of Egypt, you will all worship God at this mountain."
And God answered unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the sons of Israel: I AM (YHWH) has sent me unto you.
And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
"What's that in your hand?" the LORD asked him. Moses answered, "A staff."
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 the Lord our God, or else He may strike us with plague or sword."
And Moses answered before the LORD, saying, Behold, the sons of Israel do not hearken unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, seeing I am of uncircumcised lips?
The Lord answered Moses, "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet.
"Tomorrow," he answered. Moses replied, "As you have said, so you may know there is no one like the Lord our God,
And Moses answered, Behold, as I go out from thy presence, I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his slaves, and from his people tomorrow; if Pharaoh will not deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.
And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The Lord answered Moses, "Go on ahead of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you. Take the rod you struck the Nile with in your hand and go.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
And he answered, It is not the voice of those that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of those that cry for being overcome, but the noise of those that sing that I hear.
And Aaron answered, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot; thou knowest the people that they are inclined to evil.
And I answered unto them, Whoever has any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it to me and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out.
And the LORD answered unto Moses, Whoever has sinned against me, this one will I blot out of my book.
The Lord answered Moses, "I will do this very thing you have asked, for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name."
But He answered, "You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live."
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