'Ask' in the Bible
They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."
Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there.
Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."
When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?
Moses said to God, "Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you;' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' What should I tell them?"
But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her who visits her house, jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters. You shall plunder the Egyptians."
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."
It will happen, when your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying, 'What do you mean by these stones?'
He spoke to the children of Israel, saying, "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What do these stones mean?'
The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
It happened, when she came, that she had him ask her father fore a field. She got off of her donkey, and Caleb said, "What do you want?"
It happened, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Caleb said to her, "What would you like?"
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, "A man of God came to me, and his face was like the face of the angel of God, very awesome; and I didn't ask him where he was from, neither did he tell me his name:
The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why do you ask about my name, since it is wonderful?"
They said to him, "Please ask counsel of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."
All the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God, that we not die; for we have added to all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king."
Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore, let the young men find favor in your eyes; for we come in a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand, to your servants, and to your son David.'"
Samuel said, "Why then do you ask of me, since Yahweh has departed from you and has become your adversary?
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Don't you know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before you ask the people to return from following their brothers?"
Then the king answered the woman, "Please don't hide anything from me that I ask you." The woman said, "Let my lord the king now speak."
Then she spoke, saying, "They were used to say in old times, 'They shall surely ask counsel at Abel;' and so they settled it.
Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
Then she said, "I ask one small petition of you; don't deny me." The king said to her, "Ask on, my mother; for I will not deny you."
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
In Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I shall give you."
It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me."
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to."
Please run now to meet her, and ask her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" She answered, "It is well."
He who was over the household, and he who was over the city, the elders also, and those who raised the children, sent to Jehu, saying, "We are your servants, and will do all that you ask us. We will not make any man king. You do that which is good in your eyes."
In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."
For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, "The hand of our God is on all those who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him."
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'
"But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.
That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
I cry with my voice to Yahweh. With my voice, I ask Yahweh for mercy.
Don't say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For you do not ask wisely about this.
"Ask a sign of Yahweh your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."
But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh."
They all will answer and ask you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?"
When I look, there is no man; even among them there is no counselor who, when I ask of them, can answer a word.
Woe to him who strives with his Maker -- a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'
Thus says Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: "You ask me about the things that are to come, concerning my sons, and you command me concerning the work of my hands!
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.
"I am inquired of by those who didn't ask; I am found by those who didn't seek me: I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by my name.
Thus says Yahweh, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, 'Where is the good way?' and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'
For who will have pity on you, Jerusalem? or who will bemoan you? or who will turn aside to ask of your welfare?
Therefore thus says Yahweh: Ask now among the nations, who has heard such things; the virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing.
When this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of Yahweh? Then you shall tell them, What burden! I will cast you off, says Yahweh.
Ask now, and see whether a man does travail with child: why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet to him into the third entry that is in the house of Yahweh: and the king said to Jeremiah, I will ask you something. Hide nothing from me.
Inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and watch: ask him who flees, and her who escapes; say, What has been done?
The tongue of the nursing child clings to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or ask him, What are you doing?
All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Ask of Yahweh rain in the spring time, Yahweh who makes storm clouds, and he gives rain showers to everyone for the plants in the field.
Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.
"Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.
Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.
All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?" They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forth.
They were exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask him, "It isn't me, is it, Lord?"
Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you."
He swore to her, "Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."
She went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" She said, "The head of John the Baptizer."
But they didn't understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."
Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.
Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." No one dared ask him any question after that.
They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one, "Surely not I?" And another said, "Surely not I?"
The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them.
Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you something: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?"
Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.
But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me."
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"
But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;
"He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;
He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell me:
They didn't dare to ask him any more questions.
and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go.
This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, "How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
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