'Call' in the Bible
Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.
The angel of the Lord said to her further,“Behold, you are with child,And you will bear a son;And you shall call his name Ishmael,Because the Lord has given heed to your affliction.
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
And they said, “We will call the girl and consult her wishes.”
Then Leah said, “Happy am I! For women will call me happy.” So she named him Asher.
Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?”
So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.
God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do.”
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not urgently send to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I really unable to honor you?”
Like the Anakim, they are also regarded as Rephaim, but the Moabites call them Emim.
(It is also regarded as the land of the Rephaim, for Rephaim formerly lived in it, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummin,
(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 is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.
“So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the Lord your God has banished you,
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So 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, that I may commission him.” So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.
Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
“They will call peoples to the mountain;There they will offer righteous sacrifices;For they will draw out the abundance of the seas,And the hidden treasures of the sand.”
It so happened when they were in high spirits, that they said, “Call for Samson, that he may amuse us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
I went out full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
Then he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
The Lord called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he answered, “I did not call, my son, lie down again.”
Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the Lord, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the Lord by asking for yourselves a king.”
Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Then Absalom said, “Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say.”
Then the king said to Amasa, “Call out the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself.”
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,And I am saved from my enemies.
Then King David said, “Call Bathsheba to me.” And she came into the king’s presence and stood before the king.
Then King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” And they came into the king’s presence.
that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and to the supplication of Your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they call to You.
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 said, “That is a good idea.”
So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”
It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”
Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” And when he had called her, she stood before him.
He said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway.
He called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, “Take up your son.”
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;Make known His deeds among the peoples.
“Call now, is there anyone who will answer you?And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
“You will call, and I will answer You;You will long for the work of Your hands.
If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’;To the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’;
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer;I have to implore him with my mouth.
“Will he take delight in the Almighty?Will he call on God at all times?
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!You have relieved me in my distress;Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself;The Lord hears when I call to Him.
Do all the workers of wickedness not know,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.
Save, O Lord;May the King answer us in the day we call.
A Psalm of David.To You, O Lord, I call;My rock, do not be deaf to me,For if You are silent to me,I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I call upon You;Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble;I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
As for me, I shall call upon God,And the Lord will save me.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;This I know, that God is for me.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
May his name endure forever;May his name increase as long as the sun shines;And let men bless themselves by him;Let all nations call him blessed.
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You,And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Then we shall not turn back from You;Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
In the day of my trouble I shall 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.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
I shall lift up the cup of salvationAnd call upon the name of the Lord.
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving,And call upon the name of the Lord.
A Psalm of David.O Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me!Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,To all who call upon Him in truth.
“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”And call understanding your intimate friend;
Does not wisdom call,And understanding lift up her voice?
“To you, O men, I call,And my voice is to the sons of men.
One who plans to do evil,Men will call a schemer.
Woe 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!
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
“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 or be in dread of it.
And in that day you will say,“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name.Make known His deeds among the peoples;Make them remember that His name is exalted.”
“Speak kindly to Jerusalem;And call out to her, that her warfare has ended,That her iniquity has been removed,That she has received of the Lord’s handDouble for all her sins.”
A voice says, “Call out.”Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
“I have aroused one from the north, and he has come;From the rising of the sun he will call on My name;And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar,Even as the potter treads clay.”
“Do not call to mind the former things,Or ponder things of the past.
“This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;And that one will call on the name of Jacob;And another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord,’And will name Israel’s name with honor.
“For they call themselves after the holy cityAnd lean on the God of Israel;The Lord of hosts is His name.
“Surely My hand founded the earth,And My right hand spread out the heavens;When I call to them, they stand together.
“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,And a nation which knows you not 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 upon Him while He is near.
“Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself?Is it for bowing one’s head like a reedAnd for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed?Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the Lord?
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you remove the yoke from your midst,The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
“If because of the sabbath, you turn your footFrom doing your own pleasure on My holy day,And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable,And honor it, desisting from your own ways,From seeking your own pleasureAnd speaking your own word,
“The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you,And all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet;And they will call you the city of the Lord,The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
“Violence will not be heard again in your land,Nor devastation or destruction within your borders;But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
And they will call them, “The holy people,The redeemed of the Lord”;And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.”
“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’To a nation which did not call on My name.
It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of the Lord,’ and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
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