'Answered' in the Bible
But Cain answered the Lord, “My punishment is too great to bear!
“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.“There, in the tent,” he answered.
Then Abraham answered, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord—even though I am dust and ashes—
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.”
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.
Ephron was sitting among the Hittites. So in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham:
Ephron answered Abraham and said to 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.”
Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the Lord; we have no choice in the matter.
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.
Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, “So she is really your wife! How could you say, ‘She is 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 his father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?”He answered, “I am Esau your firstborn son.”
But Isaac answered Esau: “Look, I have made him a master over you, have given him all of his relatives as his servants, and have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Then his father Isaac answered him:Look, your dwelling place will beaway from the richness of the land,away from the dew of the sky above.
Jacob asked the men at the well, “My brothers! Where are you from?”“We’re from Haran,” they answered.
“Do you know Laban grandson of Nahor?” Jacob asked them.They answered, “We know him.”
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.
Then Rachel and Leah answered him, “Do we have any portion or inheritance in our father’s household?
Jacob answered, “I was afraid, for I thought you would take your daughters from me by force.
Then Laban answered Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters; the sons, my sons; and the flocks, my flocks! Everything you see is mine! But what can I do today for these daughters of mine or for the children they have borne?
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.”
So Esau said, “What do you mean by this whole procession I met?”“To find favor with you, my lord,” he answered.
But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
But they answered, “Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?”
We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.”
“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.
“I am not able to,” Joseph answered Pharaoh. “It is God who will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”
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’?”
They answered, “Your servant our father is well. He is still alive.” And they bowed down to honor him.
and we answered my lord, ‘We have an elderly father and a younger 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 rest with my fathers, carry me away from Egypt and bury me in their burial place.”Joseph answered, “I will do what you have asked.”
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.”
Then Moses answered, “What if they won’t believe me and will not obey me but say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
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.”
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 Yahweh our God,
The Lord answered Moses, “Go on ahead of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you. Take the staff you struck the Nile with in your hand and go.
As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.
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.”
The Lord answered Moses, “Bring Me 70 men from Israel known to you as elders and officers of the people. Take them to the tent of meeting and have them stand there with you.
The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? You will see whether or not what I have promised will happen to you.”
The Lord answered Moses, “If her father had merely spit in her face, wouldn’t she remain in disgrace for seven days? Let her be confined outside the camp for seven days; after that she may be brought back in.”
But Edom answered him, “You must not travel through our land, or we will come out and confront you with the sword.”
Balaam answered the donkey, “You made me look like a fool. If I had a sword in my hand, I’d kill you now!”
He answered, “Shouldn’t I say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?”
But Balaam answered him, “Didn’t I tell you: Whatever the Lord says, I must do?”
Balaam answered Balak, “Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me:
The Gadites and Reubenites answered Moses, “Your servants will do just as my lord commands.
“You answered me, ‘We have sinned against the Lord. We will go up and fight just as the Lord our God commanded us.’ Then each of you put on his weapons of war and thought it would be easy to go up into the hill country.
They answered Joshua, “Everything you have commanded us we will do, and everywhere you send us we will go.
The men answered her, “We will give our lives for yours. If you don’t report our mission, we will show kindness and faithfulness to you when the Lord gives us the land.”
All the leaders answered them, “We have sworn an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.
The Gibeonites answered him, “It was clearly communicated to your servants that the Lord your God had commanded His servant Moses to give you all the land and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land before you. We greatly feared for our lives because of you, and that is why we did this.
The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh answered the leaders of the Israelite clans,
The Lord answered, “Judah is to go. I have handed the land over to him.”
She answered him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me springs of water also.” So Caleb gave her both the upper and lower springs.
His friend answered: “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has handed the entire Midianite camp over to him.”
He went from there to Penuel and asked the same thing from them. The men of Penuel answered just as the men of Succoth had answered.
They answered Jephthah, “Since that’s true, we now turn to you. Come with us, fight the Ammonites, and you will become leader of all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim. Whenever a fugitive from Ephraim said, “Let me cross over,” the Gileadites asked him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he answered, “No,”
The Angel of the Lord answered Manoah, “Your wife needs to do everything I told her.
Then 3,000 men of Judah went to the cave at the rock of Etam, and they asked Samson, “Don’t you realize that the Philistines rule over us? What have you done to us?”“I have done to them what they did to me,” he answered.
“Where do you come from?” Micah asked him.He answered him, “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I’m going to settle wherever I can find a place.”
They answered, “Come on, let’s go up against them, for we have seen the land, and it is very good. Why wait? Don’t hesitate to go and invade and take possession of the land!
He answered him, “We’re traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote hill country of Ephraim, where I am from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and now I’m going to the house of the Lord. No one has taken me into his home,
The Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, answered: “I went to Gibeah in Benjamin with my concubine to spend the night.
They set out, went to Bethel, and inquired of God. The Israelites asked, “Who is to go first to fight for us against the Benjaminites?”And the Lord answered, “Judah will be first.”
They went up, wept before the Lord until evening, and inquired of Him: “Should we again fight against our brothers the Benjaminites?”And the Lord answered: “Fight against them.”
and Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, was serving before it. The Israelites asked: “Should we again fight against our brothers the Benjaminites or should we stop?”The Lord answered: “Fight, because I will hand them over to you tomorrow.”
“Don’t call me Naomi. Call me Mara,” she answered, “for the Almighty has made me very bitter.
Ruth the Moabitess asked Naomi, “Will you let me go into the fields and gather fallen grain behind someone who allows me to?”Naomi answered her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”
The servant answered, “She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.
Boaz answered her, “Everything you have done for your mother-in-law since your husband’s death has been fully reported to me: how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth, and how you came to a people you didn’t previously know.
I thought I should inform you: Buy it back in the presence of those seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you want to redeem it, do so. But if you do not want to redeem it, tell me so that I will know, because there isn’t anyone other than you to redeem it, and I am next after you.”“I want to redeem it,” he answered.
Then the Lord called Samuel, and he answered, “Here I am.”
but Eli called him and said, “Samuel, my son.”“Here I am,” answered Samuel.
The messenger answered, “Israel has fled from the Philistines, and also there was a great slaughter among the people. Your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are both dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”
They asked, “What restitution offering should we send back to Him?”And they answered, “Five gold tumors and five gold mice corresponding to the number of Philistine rulers, since there was one plague for both you and your rulers.
Then Samuel took a young lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on behalf of Israel, and the Lord answered him.
The attendant answered Saul: “Here, I have a piece of silver. I’ll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way.”
The women answered, “Yes, he is ahead of you. Hurry, he just now came to the city, because there’s a sacrifice for the people at the high place today.
“I am the seer,” Samuel answered. “Go up ahead of me to the high place and eat with me today. When I send you off in the morning, I’ll tell you everything that’s in your heart.
Saul’s uncle asked him and his attendant, “Where did you go?”“To look for the donkeys,” Saul answered. “When we saw they weren’t there, we went to Samuel.”
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