'Begging' in the Bible
But Absalom kept begging David until he sent Amnon and all of David's sons to accompany Absalom.
"Hey look!" somebody informed Solomon. "Adonijah is terrified of King Solomon! He's gone out, grabbed hold of the horns of the altar, and now he's begging King Solomon, "Swear to me that you won't put your servant to death with a sword!'"
The king got up from the banquet in anger and went out to the palace garden, while Haman stood there begging Queen Esther to spare his life, because he realized that the king intended to harm him.
His poor sons shall go forth begging, and their hands shall restore that which he stole.
Will he make many supplications to you [begging to be spared]? Will he speak soft words to you [to coax you to treat him kindly]?
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
May his children roam around begging, seeking food while driven far from their ruined homes.
A sound is heard on the barren heights, the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy, for they have perverted their way; they have forgotten the Lord their God.
Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow [ at interest] from you.
As Jesus went into Capernaum, a centurion came up to Him, begging Him,
They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
So the attendant fell on his knees, begging him, Have patience with me and I will pay you everything.
"At this, his fellow slave fell down and began begging him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
And a leper came to Him, begging Him on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.
As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him.
and kept begging Him, "My little daughter is at death's door. Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live."
Now the woman was a Greek (Gentile), a Syrophoenician by nationality. And she kept begging Him to drive the demon out of her little daughter.
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
One day, while Jesus was in one of the cities, a man covered with leprosy saw Jesus and fell on his face, begging him, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."
and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman.
He answered, "Legion," because many demons had gone into him. Then the demons began begging Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit.
The man from whom the demons had departed kept begging Him to be with Him. But He sent him away and said,
Just then a synagogue leader by the name of Jairus arrived. He fell at Jesus' feet and kept begging him to come to his home,
And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores.
And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed.
His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, "Isn't this the man who sat begging?"
who, having seen Peter and John about to go into the temple, was begging to receive a kindness.
And they recognized him as the man who usually sat [begging] for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement (bewilderment, consternation) over what had occurred to him.
Since Lydda was near Joppa [however], the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him begging him, Do come to us without delay.
As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
A vision appeared to Paul in the night. There was a man of Macedonia standing, begging him, and saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us."
and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.
Then, as he had made up his mind to cross over into Greece, the brethren wrote to the disciples in Corinth begging them to give him a kindly welcome. Upon his arrival he rendered valuable help to those who through grace had believed;
When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him not to go up to Jerusalem.
And [there] the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid charges before him against Paul, and they kept begging and urging him,
about whom, when I went to Jerusalem, the High Priests and the Elders of the Jews made representations to me, begging that sentence might be pronounced against him.
begging of us with much entreaty to give effect to the grace and fellowship of the service which was to be rendered to the saints.