'Call' in the Bible
Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
There was also born a son to Seth, and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on Yahweh's name.
The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahweh has heard your affliction.
God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.
God said, "No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.
They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."
Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.
Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?"
He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."
"Don't make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up:
He sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, there is a people who came out from Egypt. Behold, they cover the surface of the earth, and they are staying opposite me.
God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do."
Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I earnestly send to you to call you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor?"
these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.
(That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim lived therein before; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,
([which] Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)
For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days on it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;"
It shall happen, when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where Yahweh your God has driven you,
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed;
Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the Tent of Meeting, that I may commission him." Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tent of Meeting.
Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them.
They shall call the peoples to the mountain. There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall draw out the abundance of the seas, the hidden treasures of the sand."
The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply.
The men of Ephraim were gathered together, and passed northward; and they said to Jephthah, "Why did you pass over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didn't call us to go with you? We will burn your house around you with fire!"
It happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may entertain us." They called for Samson out of the prison; and he performed before them. They set him between the pillars;
She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
I went out full, and Yahweh has brought me home again empty; why do you call me Naomi, since Yahweh has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?"
He ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am; for you called me." He said, "I didn't call; lie down again." He went and lay down.
Yahweh called yet again, "Samuel!" Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; for you called me." He answered, "I didn't call, my son; lie down again."
Isn't it wheat harvest today? I will call to Yahweh, that he may send thunder and rain; and you shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of Yahweh, in asking for a king."
Call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. You shall anoint to me him whom I name to you."
Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
Then Absalom said, "Now call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear likewise what he says."
Then the king said to Amasa, "Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be here present."
So Amasa went to call [the men of] Judah together; but he stayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
I will call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from my enemies.
but Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he didn't call.
Then king David answered, "Call to me Bathsheba." She came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.
King David said, "Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada." They came before the king.
You call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of Yahweh. The God who answers by fire, let him be God." All the people answered, "It is well said."
Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one bull for yourselves, and dress it first; for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it."
The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "See now, the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak good."
He said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.
He said, "Call her." When he had called her, she stood in the door.
He called Gehazi, and said, "Call this Shunammite!" So he called her. When she had come in to him, he said, "Take up your son."
But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.'
Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all of his worshippers, and all of his priests. Let none be absent; for I have a great sacrifice to Baal. Whoever is absent, he shall not live." But Jehu did it in subtlety, intending that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.
Oh give thanks to Yahweh. Call on his name. Make his doings known among the peoples.
The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Behold, the words of the prophets [declare] good to the king with one mouth. Let your word therefore, please be like one of theirs, and speak good."
"Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
You would call, and I would answer you. You would have a desire to the work of your hands.
I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer. I beg him with my mouth.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly: Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on Yahweh?
I call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies.
Save, Yahweh! Let the King answer us when we call! For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if you are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit.
Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on God?
As for me, I will call on God. Yahweh will save me.
Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.
From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
They also who dwell in faraway places are afraid at your wonders. You call the morning's dawn and the evening with songs of joy.
His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you; on the kingdoms that don't call on your name;
So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name.
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.
In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me.
He will call to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!'
He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honor him.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who call on his name; they called on Yahweh, and he answered them.
Don't hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear to me. Answer me quickly in the day when I call.
Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name! Make his doings known among the peoples.
Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh.
Yahweh, I have called on you. Come to me quickly! Listen to my voice when I call to you.
Yahweh is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He provides food for the livestock, and for the young ravens when they call.
Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,
"To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.
To call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,
Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then Yahweh said to me, "Call his name 'Maher Shalal Hash Baz.'
In that day you will say, "Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name. Declare his doings among the peoples. Proclaim that his name is exalted!
It will happen in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
Yet he also is wise, and will bring disaster, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of those who work iniquity.
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