'Bear' in the Bible
He said to the woman:I will intensify your labor pains;you will bear children in anguish.Your desire will be for your husband,yet he will rule over you.
But Cain answered the Lord, “My punishment is too great to bear!
But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.
But I will confirm My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this time next year.”
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female slaves so that they could bear children,
Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.
Then she said, “Here is my slave Bilhah. Go sleep with her, and she’ll bear children for me so that through her I too can build a family.”
Your servant became accountable to my father for the boy, saying, ‘If I do not return him to you, I will always bear the guilt for sinning against you, my father.’
For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the grief that would overwhelm my father.”
He saw that his resting place was goodand that the land was pleasant,so he leaned his shoulder to bear a loadand became a forced laborer.
They should judge the people at all times. Then they can bring you every important case but judge every minor case themselves. In this way you will lighten your load, and they will bear it with you.
It will be on Aaron’s forehead so that Aaron may bear the guilt connected with the holy offerings that the Israelites consecrate as all their holy gifts. It is always to be on his forehead, so that they may find acceptance with the Lord.
But if he does not wash his clothes and bathe himself, he will bear his punishment.”
Anyone who eats it will bear his punishment, for he has profaned what is holy to the Lord. That person must be cut off from his people.
Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am Yahweh.
If a man marries his sister, whether his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off publicly from their people. He has had sexual intercourse with his sister; he will bear his punishment.
You must not have sexual intercourse with your mother’s sister or your father’s sister, for it is exposing one’s own blood relative; both people will bear their punishment.
If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.
by letting the people eat their holy offerings and having them bear the penalty of restitution. For I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
And tell the Israelites: If anyone curses his God, he will bear the consequences of his sin.
I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.
The husband will be free of guilt, but that woman will bear the consequences of her guilt.”
“But the man who is ceremonially clean, is not on a journey, and yet fails to observe the Passover is to be cut off from his people, because he did not present the Lord’s offering at its appointed time. That man will bear the consequences of his sin.
Then I will come down and speak with you there. I will take some of the Spirit who is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you bear the burden of the people, so that you do not have to bear it by yourself.
Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie scattered in the wilderness.
You will bear the consequences of your sins 40 years based on the number of the 40 days that you scouted the land, a year for each day. You will know My displeasure.
The Levites will do the work of the tent of meeting, and they will bear the consequences of their sin. The Levites will not receive an inheritance among the Israelites; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.
“I said to you at that time: I can’t bear the responsibility for you on my own.
But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes by myself?
“If a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved bear him sons, and if the unloved wife has the firstborn son,
Return home, my daughters. Go on, for I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me to have a husband tonight and to bear sons,
David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,
Then David said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”
Hushai continued, “You know your father and his men. They are warriors and are desperate like a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Your father is an experienced soldier who won’t spend the night with the people.
All Moab had heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. So all who could bear arms, from the youngest to the oldest, were summoned and took their stand at the border.
The surviving remnant of the house of Israel will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
For how could I bear to see the disaster that would come on my people? How could I bear to see the destruction of my relatives?”
He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.
Bear with me while I speak;then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.
Can you bring out the constellations in their seasonand lead the Bear and her cubs?
For my sins have flooded over my head;they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.
Now it is not an enemy who insults me—otherwise I could bear it;it is not a foe who rises up against me—otherwise I could hide from him.
They will still bear fruit in old age,healthy and green,
If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit;if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”
Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubsthan a fool in his foolishness.
A wicked ruler over a helpless peopleis like a roaring lion or a charging bear.
The earth trembles under three things;it cannot bear up under four:
Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The cow and the bear will graze,their young ones will lie down together,and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
I will be the same until your old age,and I will bear you up when you turn gray.I have made you, and I will carry you;I will bear and save you.
They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;they set it in its place, and there it stands;it does not budge from its place.They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;it saves no one from his trouble.
They will not labor without successor bear children destined for disaster,for they will be a people blessed by the Lordalong with their descendants.
Will He bear a grudge forever?Will He be endlessly infuriated?”This is what you have said,but you have done the evil thingsyou are capable of.
Woe to me because of my brokenness—I am severely wounded!I exclaimed, “This is my intense suffering,but I must bear it.”
For this is what the Lord says concerning sons and daughters born in this place as well as concerning the mothers who bear them and the fathers who father them in this land:
Take wives and have sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters to men in marriage so that they may bear sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.
This city will bear on My behalf a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I will do for them. They will tremble with awe because of all the good and all the peace I will bring about for them.
The Lord can no longer bear your evil deeds and the detestable acts you have committed, so your land has become a waste, a desolation, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as you see today.
ד DaletHe is a bear waiting in ambush,a lion in hiding.
It is good for a man to bear the yokewhile he is still young.
Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist,but we bear their punishment.
“Then lie down on your left side and place the iniquity of the house of Israel on it. You will bear their iniquity for the number of days you lie on your side.
For I have assigned you the years of their iniquity according to the number of days you lie down, 390 days; so you will bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.
They will bear their punishment—the punishment of the one who inquires will be the same as that of the prophet—
You must also bear your disgrace, since you have been an advocate for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more abhorrently than they did. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.
so you will bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you did when you comforted them.
You yourself must bear the consequences of your indecency and detestable practices”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
It had been plantedin a good field by abundant watersin order to produce branches,bear fruit, and become a splendid vine.
I will plant it on Israel’s high mountainso that it may bear branches, produce fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of every kind will nest under it,taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and promiscuity.”
They will repay you for your indecency, and you will bear the consequences for your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Lord Yahweh.”
Elam is therewith all her hordes around her grave.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who went down to the underworld uncircumcised,who once spread their terrorin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
Among the slainthey prepare a resting place for Elamwith all her hordes.Her graves are all around her.All of them are uncircumcised,slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.They are placed among the slain.
All the leaders of the northand all the Sidonians are there.They went down in shame with the slain,despite the terror their strength inspired.They lie down uncircumcisedwith those slain by the sword.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
“You, mountains of Israel, will produce your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel, since their arrival is near.
Surely the Levites who wandered away from Me when Israel went astray, and who strayed from Me after their idols, will bear the consequences of their sin.
Because they ministered to the house of Israel before their idols and became a sinful stumbling block to them, therefore I swore an oath against them”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“that they would bear the consequences of their sin.
They must not approach Me to serve Me as priests or come near any of My holy things or the most holy things. They will bear their disgrace and the consequences of the detestable acts they committed.
All kinds of trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine.”
“Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’
Ephraim is struck down;their roots are withered;they cannot bear fruit.Even if they bear children,I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.
Their hearts are devious;now they must bear their guilt.The Lord will break down their altarsand demolish their sacred pillars.
I will attack themlike a bear robbed of her cubsand tear open the rib cage over their hearts.I will devour them there like a lioness,like a wild beast that would rip them open.
Samaria will bear her guiltbecause she has rebelled against her God.They will fall by the sword;their little ones will be dashed to pieces,and their pregnant women ripped open.
Don’t be afraid, wild animals,for the wilderness pastures have turned green,the trees bear their fruit,and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.
It will be like a man who flees from a liononly to have a bear confront him.He goes home and rests his hand against the wallonly to have a snake bite him.
The statutes of Omriand all the practices of Ahab’s househave been observed;you have followed their policies.Therefore, I will make you a desolate placeand the city’s residents an object of contempt;you will bear the scorn of My people.”
You will even be brought before governors and kings because of Me, to bear witness to them and to the nations.
But the one sown on the good ground—this is one who hears and understands the word, who does bear fruit and yields: some 100, some 60, some 30 times what was sown.”
“Which ones?” he asked Him. Jesus answered:Do not murder;do not commit adultery;do not steal;do not bear false witness;
You know the commandments:Do not murder;do not commit adultery;do not steal;do not bear false witness;do not defraud;honor your father and mother.”
But the angel said to him:Do not be afraid, Zechariah,because your prayer has been heard.Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,and you will name him John.
But the seed in the good ground—these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.
Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
You know the commandments:Do not commit adultery;do not murder;do not steal;do not bear false witness;honor your father and mother.”
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