'Call' in the Bible
So the Lord God formed out of the ground every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
To Seth, also, a son was born, whom he named Enosh (mortal man, mankind). At that [same] time men began to call on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].
The Angel of the Lord continued,“Behold, you are with child,And you will bear a son;And you shall name him Ishmael (God hears),Because the Lord has heard and paid attention to your persecution (suffering).
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai (my princess), but her name will be Sarah (Princess).
But God said, “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall name him Isaac (laughter); and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendants after him.
And they said, “We will call the girl and ask her what she prefers.”
Then Leah said, “I am happy! For women will call me happy.” So she named him Asher (happy).
Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a wet-nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?”
Then he said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why have you left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.”
“Make two trumpets of silver; you shall make them of hammered work. You shall use them to summon the congregation and to have the camps move out.
Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said [defiantly], “We will not come up.
God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, get up and go with them, but you shall still do only what I tell you.”
These also are regarded as Rephaim [an ancient people], as are the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim.
(It is also regarded as the land of the Rephaim [of giant stature], for Rephaim used to live there, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummin,
(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God [is to us] whenever we call on Him?
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You shall not live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.
Then the elders of his city will summon him and speak to him. And if he stands firm and says, ‘I do not want to marry her,’
“So it shall be when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, the time for you to die is near; call Joshua, and present yourselves at the Tent of Meeting, so that I may commission him.” So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the Tent of Meeting.
Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, so that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth as witnesses against them.
“They will call the peoples to the mountain (Mount Carmel);There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness;For they will draw out the abundance of the seas,And the hidden treasures of the sand.”
Now when they were in high spirits, they said, “Call for Samson, so that he may amuse us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars.
She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi (sweetness); call me Mara (bitter), for the Almighty has caused me great grief and bitterness.
I left full [with a husband and two sons], but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
He ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call you; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
Then the Lord called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But Eli answered, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”
So the Lord called Samuel a third time. And he stood and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Eli understood that it was the Lord [who was] calling the boy.
Is it not [the beginning of the] wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord and He will send thunder and rain; then you will know [without any doubt], and see that your evil which you have done is great in the sight of the Lord by asking for yourselves a king.”
Then the king sent someone to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s household, the priests who were at Nob; and all of them came to the king.
Nevertheless, Absalom said, “Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say.”
“I call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,And I am saved from my enemies.
King David answered, “Call Bathsheba to me.” And she came into the king’s presence and stood before him.
Then King David said, “Call Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada to me.” And they came before the king.
that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and to the supplication of Your people Israel, to listen to them and be attentive to them whenever they call to You.
So she said to Elijah, “What [problem] is there between you and me, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to mind and to put my son to death?”
Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the god who answers by fire, He is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.”
Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, since there are many of you; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, “Listen carefully, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable to the king. Please let your words be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.”
And he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her and she stood before him.
He said, “Call her.” So Gehazi called her, and she [came and] stood in the doorway.
Then Elisha called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, “Pick up your son.”
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Indeed! I thought ‘He would at least come out to [see] me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place [of leprosy] and heal the leper.’
Now, summon unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers and all his priests. Let no one be missing, for I have a great sacrifice for Baal; whoever is missing shall not live.” But Jehu did it with trickery, in order to destroy the worshipers of Baal.
O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name;Make His deeds known among the peoples.
The messenger who went to call Micaiah said to him, “Listen, the words of the prophets are of one accord, foretelling a favorable outcome for the king. So just let your word be like one of them and speak favorably.”
“Call now —is there anyone who will answer you?And to which of the holy ones (angels) will you turn?
“If God passes by or arrests,Or calls an assembly [of judgment], who can restrain Him?[If He is against a man, who can call Him to account for it?]
“Then [Lord,] call, and I will answer;Or let me speak, and then reply to me.
“[Then] You will call, and I will answer You;You will long for [me] the work of Your hands.
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer;I have to implore him with words.
“Will he take delight in the Almighty?Will he call on God at all times?
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!You have freed me when I was hemmed in and relieved me when I was in distress;Be gracious to me and hear [and respond to] my prayer.
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and dealt wonderfully with] the godly man [the one of honorable character and moral courage—the one who does right].The Lord hears and responds when I call to Him.
Why has the wicked spurned and shown disrespect to God?He has said to himself, “You will not require me to account.”
Have all the workers of wickedness and injustice no knowledge,Who eat up my people as they eat bread,And do not call upon the Lord?
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;And I am saved from my enemies.
O Lord, save [the king];May the King answer us in the day we call.
Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever,And their dwelling places to all generations;They have named their lands after their own names [ignoring God].
Call on Me in the day of trouble;I will rescue you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”
Have workers of wickedness no knowledge or no understanding?They eat up My people as though they ate breadAnd have not called upon God.
As for me, I shall call upon God,And the Lord will save me.
May his name endure forever;May his name continue as long as the sun;And let men bless themselves by him;Let all nations call him blessed.
I will remember my song in the night;I will meditate with my heart,And my spirit searches:
Pour out Your wrath on the [Gentile] nations that do not know You,And on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name.
Then we shall not turn back from You;Revive us and we will call on Your name.
For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever];And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,For You will answer me.
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;I will be with him in trouble;I will rescue him and honor him.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress!Incline Your ear to me;In the day when I call, answer me quickly.
O give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;Make known His deeds among the people.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,Therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.
I will lift up the cup of salvationAnd call on the name of the Lord.
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,And will call on the name of the Lord.
Lord, I call upon You; hurry to me.Listen to my voice when I call to You.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him,To all who call on Him in truth (without guile).
“Then they will call upon me (Wisdom), but I will not answer;They will seek me eagerly but they will not find me,
“To you, O men, I call,And my voice is directed to the sons of men.
Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired);Her husband also, and he praises her, saying,
If the serpent bites before being charmed, then there is no profit for the charmer.
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil;Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
He will lift up a flag to [call] the distant nations [to bring His judgment on Judah],And will whistle for them from the ends of the earth;And indeed, they will come with great speed swiftly.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God with us).
So I approached [my wife] the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz [to remind the people of the prophecy];
“You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy,And you are not to fear what they fear nor be in dread of it.
And in that day you will say,“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name [in prayer].Make His deeds known among the peoples [of the earth];Proclaim [to them] that His name is exalted!”
“Then it will come to pass in that dayThat I will summon My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah.
Its nobles—there is no one thereWhom they may proclaim king—And all its princes will be nothing.
The creatures of the desert will encounter jackalsAnd the hairy goat will call to its kind;Indeed, Lilith (night demon) will settle thereAnd find herself a place of rest.
“One will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;And another will name himself after Jacob;And another will write on his hand, ‘I am the Lord’s,’And be called by the [honorable] name of Israel.
“I have not spoken in secret,In a corner of a land of darkness;I did not say to the descendants of Jacob,‘Seek Me in vain [with no benefit for yourselves].’I, the Lord, speak righteousness [the truth—trustworthy, a straightforward correlation between deeds and words],Declaring things that are upright.
“For they call themselves [citizens of Jerusalem] after the holy cityAnd depend on the God of Israel;The Lord of hosts is His name.
“My hand founded and established the earth,And My right hand spread out the heavens;When I call to them, they stand together [in obedience to carry out My decrees].
“In fact, you [Israel] will call a nation that you do not know,And a nation that does not know you will run to you,Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;For He has glorified you.”
Seek the Lord while He may be found;Call on Him [for salvation] while He is near.
“Is a fast such as this what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself [with sorrow in his soul]?Is it only to bow down his head like a reedAnd to make sackcloth and ashes as a bed [pretending to have a repentant heart]?Do you call this a fast and a day pleasing to the Lord?
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you take away from your midst the yoke [of oppression],The finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and [every form of] wicked (sinful, unjust) speech,
“If you turn back your foot from [unnecessary travel on] the Sabbath,From doing your own pleasure on My holy day,And call the Sabbath a [spiritual] delight, and the holy day of the Lord honorable,And honor it, not going your own wayOr engaging in your own pleasureOr speaking your own [idle] words,
“The sons of those who oppressed you will come bowing down to you [in submission],And all those who despised you and treated you disrespectfully will bow down at the soles of your feet,And they will call you the City of the Lord,The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
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