'Asked' in the Bible
Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?"
Then He asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I had commanded you not to eat from?"
So the Lord God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate."
When Cain became very upset and depressed, the LORD asked Cain, "Why are you so upset? Why are you depressed?
Later, the LORD asked Cain, "Where's your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he answered. "Am I my brother's guardian?"
"What did you do?" God asked. "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.
Pharaoh summoned Abram and asked, "What have you done to me! Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
"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.
But the Lord asked Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Can I really have a baby when I'm old?'
"Should I hide from Abraham what I'm about to do," the LORD asked,
Abraham approached and asked, "Will you actually destroy the righteous along with the wicked?
Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes),
Abraham then asked, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak. What if 30 are found there?" The LORD answered, "I won't do it for the sake of those 30."
They called out to Lot and asked, "Where are the men who came to visit you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!"
"Do you have anyone else here in the city?" the angels asked Lot. "A son-in-law? Sons? Daughters? Get them out of this place,
Now Abimelech had not yet come near her, so he asked, "LORD, will you destroy an innocent nation?
Then Abimelech called Abraham and asked him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such great sin against me and my kingdom? You've done things to me that ought not to have been done."
Abimelech also asked Abraham, "What could you have been thinking when you did this?"
When God caused me to journey from my father's house, I asked her to do me this favor and say, "He's my brother.'"
God heard the boy's voice, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven. He asked her, "What's wrong with you, Hagar? Don't be afraid, because God has heard the voice of the youth where he is.
so Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set aside?"
Isaac addressed his father Abraham: "My father!" "I'm here, my son," Abraham replied. Isaac asked, "The fire and the wood are here, but where's the lamb for the burnt offering?"
"What if the woman doesn't want to come back with me to this land?" the servant asked. "Shouldn't I have your son go to the land from which you came?"
Then Abraham's servant ran to meet her and asked her, "Please, let me have a sip of water from your jug."
"Whose daughter are you?" he asked. "Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
"So I asked my master, "What if the woman won't come back with me?'
"Before I had finished praying, along came Rebekah with her jug on her shoulder! She went to the spring and drew some water. I asked her to please let me have a drink.
And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Do you want to go with this man?" "I will go," she replied.
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.
But when the infants kept on wrestling each other inside her womb, she asked herself, "Why is this happening?" So she asked the LORD for an explanation.
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
"What have you done to us?" Abimelech asked. "Any minute now, one of the people could have had sex with your wife and you would have caused all of us to be guilty."
"Why have you come to see me," Isaac asked them, "since you hate me so much that you sent me away from you?"
"I'm Esau, your firstborn!" Jacob told his father. "I've done what you asked, so please sit up and eat what I caught, so you can bless me."
"How did you get it so quickly, my son?" Isaac asked. Jacob responded, ""because the LORD your God made me successful."
Again he asked, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he replied, "I am."
But his father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I'm Esau, your firstborn son," he answered.
At this, Isaac began to tremble violently. "Who then," he asked, "hunted some game and brought it to me to eat before you arrived, so that I've blessed him? Indeed, he is blessed."
So he said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing." Then he asked, "Haven't you saved a blessing for me?"
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]."
"Is he well?" Jacob asked. "Yes," they said, "and here is his daughter Rachel, coming with his sheep."
Later, Laban asked Jacob, "Should you serve me for free, just because you're my nephew? Let's talk about what your wages should be."
That made Jacob angry with Rachel, so he asked her, "Can I take God's place, who has not allowed you to conceive?"
Reuben went out during the wheat harvest and found some mandrakes in the field. When he brought them to his mother Leah, Rachel asked, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."
In response, Leah asked her, "Wasn't it enough that you've taken away my husband? Now you also want to take my son's mandrakes!" But Rachel replied, "Okay, let's let Jacob sleep with you tonight in exchange for your son's mandrakes."
Laban asked, "What should I give you?" And Jacob said, "You don't need to give me anything. If you do this one thing for me, I will continue to shepherd and keep your flock.
"Okay," Laban replied. "We'll do it the way you've asked."
Then Rachel and Leah asked him, "Do we have anything left of inheritance remaining in our father's house?
Then Laban asked Jacob, "What did you do? You deceived me, carried off my daughters like you would war captives,
And he commandeth the first, saying, 'When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and hath asked thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
"What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob!" he replied.
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after 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."
Then Esau asked, "What are all these livestock for?" "To solicit favor from you, sir," Jacob answered.
"Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I've already found favor in your sight, sir." So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,
The young man did not delay in doing what they asked because he wanted Jacob's daughter Dinah badly. (Now he was more important than anyone in his father's household.)
"Should he have treated our sister like a whore?" they asked in response.
"Are you really going to reign over us?" his brothers asked him. "Are you really going to rule us?" So they hated him even more because of his dream and what he had said.
When Joseph told his father about this, his father rebuked him and asked him, "What kind of dream is that? Will I, your mother, and your brothers really come to you and bow down to the ground in front of you?"
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
So on the way, he turned aside, approached her, and said, "Come on! Let's have some sex!" But he didn't realize that he was talking to his own daughter-in-law. "What will you give me," she asked, "in order to have sex with me?"
He replied, "I'll send you a young goat from the flock." She asked, "Will you give me a pledge 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.
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives?
Eventually, Jacob observed that there was grain in Egypt, so he asked his sons, "Why do you keep on staring at one another?
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan to buy food," they replied.
He reported to his brothers, "My money has been returned! It's right here in my sack!" Trembling with mounting consternation, each of them asked one another, "What is God doing to us?"
"Why did you cause me so much trouble?" Israel asked. "Why did you tell the man that you had another brother?"
And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?" Then he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."
and Joseph asked them, "Why did you do this? Don't you know that I'm an expert at divination?"
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?
So Israel's sons did what they were asked to do, and Joseph provided wagons for them, as Pharaoh had commanded. He also gave them provisions for the journey.
Then Pharaoh asked his brothers, "What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants, both we and our fathers, are shepherds."
As the time approached for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and addressed him. "Please," he asked, "if you're happy with me, make a solemn promise that you'll treat me fairly and kindly by not burying me in Egypt.
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."
Just then, Israel saw Joseph's sons and asked, "Who are these?"
"Please go," Pharaoh replied. "Bury your father, as he asked you to do."
Later, after Joseph's brothers faced the reality of their father's death, they asked themselves, "What happens if Joseph decides to hold a grudge against us? What if he pays us back in full for all the wrong things we did to him?"
So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?"
Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call one of the nursing Hebrew women so she can nurse the child for you?"
The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, "Why are you attacking your neighbor?"
When they returned to their father Reuel he asked, "Why have you come back so quickly today?"
"So where is he?" he asked his daughters. "Why then did you leave the man behind? Invite him to eat dinner."
But Moses asked God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
Then Moses asked God, "If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, 'What is His name?' what should I tell them?"
and every woman hath asked from her neighbour, and from her who is sojourning in her house, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and ye have put them on your sons and on your daughters, and have spoiled the Egyptians.'
The Lord asked him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied.
Then God asked him, "Who gives a person a mouth? Who makes him unable to speak, or deaf, or able to see, or blind, or lame? Is it not I, the LORD?
Then the Israelite foremen, whom Pharaoh's slave drivers had set over the people, were beaten and asked, "Why haven't you finished making your prescribed number of bricks yesterday or today, as [you did] before?"
So Moses went back to the Lord and asked, "Lord, why have You caused trouble for this people? And why did You ever send me?
The LORD did just as Moses asked, and the frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards, and in the fields.
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