'Called' in the Bible
God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
God called the expanse "sky." There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
God called the dry ground "land" and the gathered waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
Then the man said, "This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man."
But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?"
That is why its name was called Babel -- because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. (It is located between Kadesh and Bered.)
Run there quickly, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there." (This incident explains why the town was called Zoar.)
But God heard the boy's voice. The angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and asked her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Don't be afraid, for God has heard the boy's voice right where he is crying.
But the Lord's angel called to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am!" he answered.
And Abraham called the name of that place "The Lord provides." It is said to this day, "In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made."
The Lord's angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven
So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Do you want to go with this man?" She replied, "I want to go."
So Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me some of the red stuff -- yes, this red stuff -- because I'm starving!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son!" "Here I am!" Esau replied.
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, "You must not marry a Canaanite woman!
He called that place Bethel, although the former name of the town was Luz.
Laban said, "This pile of stones is a witness of our agreement today." That is why it was called Galeed.
It was also called Mizpah because he said, "May the Lord watch between us when we are out of sight of one another.
But Jacob traveled to Succoth where he built himself a house and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place was called Succoth.
There he set up an altar and called it "The God of Israel is God."
God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, but your name will no longer be called Jacob; Israel will be your name." So God named him Israel.
With her dying breath, she named him Ben-Oni. But his father called him Benjamin instead.
she called for her household servants and said to them, "See, my husband brought in a Hebrew man to us to humiliate us. He tried to have sex with me, but I screamed loudly.
In the morning he was troubled, so he called for all the diviner-priests of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.
The time for Israel to die approached, so he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, put your hand under my thigh and show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt,
Jacob called for his sons and said, "Gather together so I can tell you what will happen to you in the future.
When the Canaanites who lived in the land saw them mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "This is a very sad occasion for the Egyptians." That is why its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him from within the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am."
The house of Israel called its name "manna." It was like coriander seed and was white, and it tasted like wafers with honey.
He called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contending of the Israelites and because of their testing the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?"
Moses built an altar, and he called it "The Lord is my Banner,"
Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, "Thus you will tell the house of Jacob, and declare to the people of Israel:
The glory of the Lord resided on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called to Moses from within the cloud.
Moses took the tent and pitched it outside the camp, at a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone seeking the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp.
But Moses called to them, so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and Moses spoke to them.
Then the Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Meeting Tent:
Moses then called to Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, Aaron's uncle, and said to them, "Come near, carry your brothers away from the front of the sanctuary to a place outside the camp."
So he called the name of that place Taberah because there the fire of the Lord burned among them.
So the name of that place was called Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people that craved different food.
And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the tent; he then called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward.
That place was called the Eshcol Valley, because of the cluster of grapes that the Israelites cut from there.
The Lord listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. So the name of the place was called Hormah.
Then Balak became very angry at Balaam, and he struck his hands together. Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have done nothing but bless them these three times!
Then Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah after his own name.
The rest of Gilead and all of Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh. (All the region of Argob, that is, all Bashan, is called the land of Rephaim.
Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the Argob region as far as the border with the Geshurites and Maacathites (namely Bashan) and called it by his name, Havvoth-Jair, which it retains to this very day.)
Then Moses called all the people of Israel together and said to them: "Listen, Israel, to the statutes and ordinances that I am about to deliver to you today; learn them and be careful to keep them!
Then Moses called out to Joshua in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you will accompany these people to the land that the Lord promised to give their ancestors, and you will enable them to inherit it.
The Lord said to Joshua, "Today I have taken away the disgrace of Egypt from you." So that place is called Gilgal even to this day.
Then they erected over him a large pile of stones (it remains to this very day) and the Lord's anger subsided. So that place is called the Valley of Disaster to this very day.
(Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba. Arba was a famous Anakite.) Then the land was free of war.
From there he attacked the people of Debir. (Debir used to be called Kiriath Sepher.)
The men of Judah attacked the Canaanites living in Hebron. (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba.) They killed Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.
From there they attacked the people of Debir. (Debir used to be called Kiriath Sepher.)
When the men of Joseph spied out Bethel (it used to be called Luz),
He quickly called to the young man who carried his weapons, "Draw your sword and kill me, so they will not say, 'A woman killed him.'" So the young man stabbed him and he died.
He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys and possessed thirty cities. To this day these towns are called Havvoth Jair -- they are in the land of Gilead.
She made him go to sleep on her lap and then called a man in to shave off the seven braids of his hair. She made him vulnerable and his strength left him.
Samson called to the Lord, "O Master, Lord, remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge against the Philistines for my two eyes!"
They went up and camped in Kiriath Jearim in Judah. (To this day that place is called Camp of Dan. It is west of Kiriath Jearim.)
When they called out to the Danites, the Danites turned around and said to Micah, "Why have you gathered together?"
The Lord called to Samuel, and he replied, "Here I am!"
Then he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But Eli said, "I didn't call you. Go back and lie down." So he went back and lay down.
The Lord again called, "Samuel!" So Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But Eli said, "I didn't call you, my son. Go back and lie down."
Then the Lord called Samuel a third time. So he got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me!" Eli then realized that it was the Lord who was calling the boy.
However, Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!" He replied, "Here I am."
the Philistines called the priests and the omen readers, saying, "What should we do with the ark of the Lord? Advise us as to how we should send it back to its place."
(Now it used to be in Israel that whenever someone went to inquire of God he would say, "Come on, let's go to the seer." For today's prophet used to be called a seer.)
They got up at dawn and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, "Get up, so I can send you on your way." So Saul got up and the two of them -- he and Samuel -- went outside.
Then Samuel called the people together before the Lord at Mizpah.
So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord made it thunder and rain that day. All the people were very afraid of both the Lord and Samuel.
Then Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. But Samuel said, "The Lord has not chosen this one, either."
Goliath stood and called to Israel's troops, "Why do you come out to prepare for battle? Am I not the Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose for yourselves a man so he may come down to me!
When David's words were overheard and reported to Saul, he called for him.
Then Jonathan called David and told him all these things. Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he served him as he had done formerly.
and called David's enemies to account." So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David.
When the servant came to the place where Jonathan had shot the arrow, Jonathan called out to the servant, "Isn't the arrow further beyond you?"
Jonathan called out to the servant, "Hurry! Go faster! Don't delay!" Jonathan's servant retrieved the arrow and came back to his master.
So David and his men, who numbered about six hundred, set out and left Keilah; they moved around from one place to another. When told that David had escaped from Keilah, Saul called a halt to his expedition.
So Saul stopped pursuing David and went to confront the Philistines. Therefore that place is called Sela Hammahlekoth.
Afterward David got up and went out of the cave. He called out after Saul, "My lord, O king!" When Saul looked behind him, David kneeled down and bowed with his face to the ground.
David called to the army and to Abner son of Ner, "Won't you answer, Abner?" Abner replied, "Who are you, that you have called to the king?"
Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" Saul replied, "I am terribly troubled! The Philistines are fighting against me and God has turned away from me. He does not answer me -- not by the prophets nor by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what I should do."
When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me. I answered, 'Here I am!'
Then David called one of the soldiers and said, "Come here and strike him down!" So he struck him down, and he died.
As they grappled with one another, each one stabbed his opponent with his sword and they fell dead together. So that place is called the Field of Flints; it is in Gibeon.
Then Abner called out to Joab, "Must the sword devour forever? Don't you realize that this will turn bitter in the end? When will you tell the people to turn aside from pursuing their brothers?"
So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.
So David marched against Baal Perazim and defeated them there. Then he said, "The Lord has burst out against my enemies like water bursts out." So he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.
David and all the men who were with him traveled to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.
David was angry because the Lord attacked Uzzah; so he called that place Perez Uzzah, which remains its name to this very day.
He called his personal attendant and said to him, "Take this woman out of my sight and lock the door behind her!"
Then Joab blew the trumpet and the army turned back from chasing Israel, for Joab had called for the army to halt.
So the watchman called out and informed the king. The king said, "If he is by himself, he brings good news." The runner came ever closer.
Then the watchman saw another man running. The watchman called out to the gatekeeper, "There is another man running by himself." The king said, "This one also is bringing good news."
Then Ahimaaz called out and said to the king, "Greetings!" He bowed down before the king with his face toward the ground and said, "May the Lord your God be praised because he has defeated the men who opposed my lord the king!"
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