'Buy' in the Bible
People from every country came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain because the famine was severe throughout the earth.
He then said, "Look, I hear that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us so that we may live and not die."
So ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
So Israel's sons came to buy grain among the other travelers, for the famine was severe in the land of Canaan.
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, "Where do you come from?" They answered, "From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food."
But they exclaimed, "No, my lord! Your servants have come to buy grain for food!
When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Return, buy us a little more food."
If you send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy food for you.
They said, "My lord, we did indeed come down the first time to buy food.
We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We do not know who put the money in our sacks!"
"Then our father said, 'Go back and buy us a little food.'
Why should we die before your very eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we, with our land, will become Pharaoh's slaves. Give us seed that we may live and not die. Then the land will not become desolate."
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years, but in the seventh year he will go out free without paying anything.
If you make a sale to your fellow citizen or buy from your fellow citizen, no one is to wrong his brother.
You may buy it from your fellow citizen according to the number of years since the last jubilee; he may sell it to you according to the years of produce that are left.
"'As for your male and female slaves who may belong to you -- you may buy male and female slaves from the nations all around you.
Also you may buy slaves from the children of the foreigners who reside with you, and from their families that are with you, whom they have fathered in your land, they may become your property.
Then the Lord will make you return to Egypt by ship, over a route I said to you that you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you."
Araunah said, "Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" David replied, "To buy from you the threshing floor so I can build an altar for the Lord, so that the plague may be removed from the people."
including craftsmen, builders, and masons, and should buy wood and chiseled stone for the repair work.
They gave money to the craftsmen and builders to buy chiseled stone and wood for the braces and rafters of the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into disrepair.
I said to them, "To the extent possible we have bought back our fellow Jews who had been sold to the Gentiles. But now you yourselves want to sell your own countrymen, so that we can then buy them back!" They were utterly silent, and could find nothing to say.
We will not buy on the Sabbath or on a holy day from the neighboring peoples who bring their wares and all kinds of grain to sell on the Sabbath day. We will let the fields lie fallow every seventh year, and we will cancel every loan.
Surging waters cannot quench love; floodwaters cannot overflow it. If someone were to offer all his possessions to buy love, the offer would be utterly despised.
You did not buy me aromatic reeds; you did not present to me the fat of your sacrifices. Yet you burdened me with your sins; you made me weary with your evil deeds.
"Hey, all who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come! Buy and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without cost!
The Lord said to me, "Go and buy some linen shorts and put them on. Do not put them in water."
The Lord told Jeremiah, "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take with you some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders of the priests.
Hanamel, the son of your uncle Shallum, will come to you soon. He will say to you, "Buy my field at Anathoth because you are entitled as my closest relative to buy it."'
Now it happened just as the Lord had said! My cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guardhouse. He said to me, 'Buy my field which is at Anathoth in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. Buy it for yourself since you are entitled as my closest relative to take possession of it for yourself.' When this happened, I recognized that the Lord had indeed spoken to me.
The city is sure to fall into the hands of the Babylonians. Yet, in spite of this, you, Lord God, have said to me, "Buy that field with silver and have the transaction legally witnessed."'"
We must pay money for our own water; we must buy our own wood at a steep price.
We have submitted to Egypt and Assyria in order to buy food to eat.
Those who buy them slaughter them and are not held guilty; those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich.' Their own shepherds have no compassion for them.
When evening arrived, his disciples came to him saying, "This is an isolated place and the hour is already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
No,' they replied. 'There won't be enough for you and for us. Go instead to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
But while they had gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet. Then the door was shut.
Send them away so that they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something for themselves to eat."
But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." And they said, "Should we go and buy bread for two hundred silver coins and give it to them to eat?"
But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They replied, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish -- unless we go and buy food for all these people."
He said to them, "But now, the one who has a money bag must take it, and likewise a traveler's bag too. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one.
(For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies.)
Then Jesus, when he looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread so that these people may eat?"
Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, or to give something to the poor.)
those with tears like those not weeping, those who rejoice like those not rejoicing, those who buy like those without possessions,
take my advice and buy gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see!
Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast -- that is, his name or his number.
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