193 occurrences

'Cannot' in the Bible

Hurry up! Run there, for I cannot do anything until you get there.” Therefore the name of the city is Zoar.

She said to her father, “Sir, don’t be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence; I am having my period.” So Laban searched, but could not find the household idols.

You have said, ‘I will cause you to prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”

“We cannot do this thing,” they said to them. “Giving our sister to an uncircumcised man is a disgrace to us.

But we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father. If he were to leave, his father would die.’

We told him, ‘We cannot go down unless our younger brother goes with us. So if our younger brother isn’t with us, we cannot see the man.’

When that year was over, they came the next year and said to him, “We cannot hide from our lord that the money is gone and that all our livestock belongs to our lord. There is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land.

The Israelite foremen saw that they were in trouble when they were told, “You cannot reduce your daily quota of bricks.”

But Moses responded to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, since You warned us: Put a boundary around the mountain and consider it holy.”

“But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

“But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

“But if he is poor and cannot afford these, he is to take one male lamb for a restitution offering to be waved in order to make atonement for him, along with two quarts of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, one-third of a quart of olive oil,

This is the law for someone who has a skin disease and cannot afford the cost of his cleansing.”

But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property.

“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

He is not to inspect whether it is good or bad, and he is not to make a substitution for it. But if he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute will be holy; they cannot be redeemed.”

I have indeed received a command to bless;since He has blessed, I cannot change it.

everything that can withstand fire—you are to pass through fire, and it will be clean. It must still be purified with the purification water. Anything that cannot withstand fire, pass through the water.

“One witness cannot establish any wrongdoing or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

They will also fine him 100 silver shekels and give them to the young woman’s father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

the man who raped her must give the young woman’s father 50 silver shekels, and she must become his wife because he violated her. He cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

“The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, tumors, a festering rash, and scabies, from which you cannot be cured.

Lord, bless his possessions,and accept the work of his hands.Smash the loins of his adversaries and enemies,so that they cannot rise again.

This is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies. They will turn their backs and run from their enemies, because they have been set apart for destruction. I will no longer be with you unless you remove from you what is set apart.

All the leaders answered them, “We have sworn an oath to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.

Then the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many people. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. If I say to you, ‘This one can go with you,’ he can go. But if I say about anyone, ‘This one cannot go with you,’ he cannot go.”

When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “No! Not my daughter! You have devastated me! You have brought great misery on me. I have given my word to the Lord and cannot take it back.”

The Gibeonites said to him, “We are not asking for money from Saul or his family, and we cannot put anyone to death in Israel.”“Whatever you say, I will do for you,” he said.

But he answered, “I cannot go back with you, eat bread, or drink water with you in this place,

So he said to Ben-hadad’s messengers, “Say to my lord the king, ‘Everything you demanded of your servant the first time, I will do, but this thing I cannot do.’” So the messengers left and took word back to him.

tremble before Him, all the earth.The world is firmly established;it cannot be shaken.

But who is able to build a temple for Him, since even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Him? Who am I then that I should build a temple for Him except as a place to burn incense before Him?

But will God indeed live on earth with man?Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You,much less this temple I have built.

So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”

“If it meets the king’s approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. Let it be recorded in the laws of Persia and Media, so that it cannot be revoked: Vashti is not to enter King Ahasuerus’s presence, and her royal position is to be given to another woman who is more worthy than she.

You may write in the king’s name whatever pleases you concerning the Jews, and seal it with the royal signet ring. A document written in the king’s name and sealed with the royal signet ring cannot be revoked.”

I cannot relax or be still;I have no rest, for trouble comes.

Since I cannot help myself,the hope for success has been banished from me.

If I am wicked, woe to me!And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.I am filled with shameand aware of my affliction.

Whatever He tears down cannot be rebuilt;whoever He imprisons cannot be released.

He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through;He has veiled my paths with darkness.

or darkness, so you cannot see,and a flood of water covers you.

Clouds veil Him so that He cannot see,as He walks on the circle of the sky.”

If I go east, He is not there,and if I go west, I cannot perceive Him.

When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him;when He turns south, I cannot find Him.

No man can know its value,since it cannot be found in the land of the living.

Gold cannot be exchanged for it,and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.

Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,in precious onyx or sapphire.

Gold and glass do not compare with it,and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it,and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

I am churning within and cannot rest;days of suffering confront me.

Teach me what I cannot see;if I have done wrong, I won’t do it again.”

God thunders marvelously with His voice;He does great things that we cannot comprehend.

Teach us what we should say to Him;we cannot prepare our case because of our darkness.

Now men cannot even look at the sunwhen it is in the skies,after a wind has swept through and cleared them away.

The Almighty—we cannot reach Him—He is exalted in power!He will not oppress justice and abundant righteousness,

He charges ahead with trembling rage;he cannot stand still at the trumpet’s sound.

I cannot be silent about his limbs,his power, and his graceful proportions.

They are joined to one another,so closely connected they cannot be separated.

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;evil cannot dwell with You.

I crush them, and they cannot get up;they fall beneath my feet.

All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down;all those who go down to the dustwill kneel before Him—even the one who cannot preserve his life.

There the evildoers fall;they have been thrown down and cannot rise.

My mouth will tell about Your righteousnessand Your salvation all day long,though I cannot sum them up.

You have kept me from closing my eyes;I am troubled and cannot speak.

You have distanced my friends from me;You have made me repulsive to them.I am shut in and cannot go out.

Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns.The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken.He judges the peoples fairly.”

You set a boundary they cannot cross;they will never cover the earth again.

They have ears but cannot hear,noses, but cannot smell.

They have hands but cannot feel,feet, but cannot walk.They cannot make a sound with their throats.

They have ears but cannot hear;indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.

Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,but the root of the righteous is immovable.

As the heaven is high and the earth is deep,so the hearts of kings cannot be investigated.

A slave cannot be disciplined by words;though he understands, he doesn’t respond.

The earth trembles under three things;it cannot bear up under four:

What is crooked cannot be straightened;what is lacking cannot be counted.

I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.

Mighty waters cannot extinguish love;rivers cannot sweep it away.If a man were to give all his wealth for love,it would be utterly scorned.

Stop bringing useless offerings.Your incense is detestable to Me.New Moons and Sabbaths,and the calling of solemn assemblies—I cannot stand iniquity with a festival.

Look! I am stirring up the Medes against them,who cannot be bought off with silverand who have no desire for gold.

And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t read.”

Your ropes are slack;they cannot hold the base of the mastor spread out the flag.Then abundant spoil will be divided,the lame will plunder it,

This is what the king says: “Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you, for he cannot deliver you.

Such people do not comprehendand cannot understand,for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see,and their minds so they cannot understand.

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יכול יכל 
Usage: 194

יכיל יכל 
Y@kel (Aramaic) 
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לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not , no , nor , without , neither , none , cannot , ever , never , no , nothing
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can , cannot , be able , may , able ,
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know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
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not , no , cannot ,
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