'Cannot' in the Bible
"Your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me your gracious love in how you have dealt with me by keeping me alive. I cannot escape to the hills, because I'm afraid the disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
Hurry up and flee there, because I cannot do anything until you get to that town." Therefore the name of the town was called Zoar.
"Since this has come from the LORD," Laban and Bethuel both replied, "we cannot speak one way or another.
Then Rachel told her father, "Sir, please don't be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence. It's that time of the month." So Laban searched for the idols, but never did find them.
Now, you promised me that "I'm certainly going to cause things to go well with you, and I'm going to make your offspring as numerous as the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.'"
So we told Your Excellency, "The young man cannot leave his father, because if he were to do so, his father would die.'
"But we told him, "We can't go back there. If our youngest brother accompanies us, we'll go back, but we cannot see the man's face again unless our youngest brother accompanies us.'
They'll cover the surface of the land so a person cannot see the ground, and they'll eat what is left for you of the residue from the hail. They'll also eat all your trees that grow in the orchards.
You will certainly wear yourself out, both you and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you. You cannot do it by yourself.
Moses told the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai because you warned us: "Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.'"
There is to be an opening at its top, in the middle, with a woven binding around the opening like the opening of a coat of mail so that it cannot be torn.
But," he said, "You cannot see my face, because a man cannot see me and live."
If she cannot afford a goat, then two turtledoves or two young doves one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering will serve for him to make atonement for her, so that she becomes clean."
"If the offeror is poor and cannot afford the regular offering, then he is to take one lamb for a guilt offering that will be presented in the form of a wave offering to atone for him, one tenth of a measure of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, one log of olive oil,
This is the regulation concerning one who has an infectious skin disease but who cannot afford his cleansing."
If any animal is unclean, which cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, make the animal stand in the presence of the priest,
I cannot carry this whole nation! The burden is too heavy for me!
or anything else that can survive a refiner's fire: You are to pass it through fire, after which it will be clean. Then it is to be purified with the water of impurity. Everything that cannot survive a refiner's fire is to be washed in water.
You are not to pollute the land where you live, because blood defiles the land, and the land cannot atone for blood that has been spilled on it, except through the blood of the one who spilled it.
There you'll serve gods made by human hands, serving trees and stones that cannot see, hear, eat, nor smell.
Then all of the leaders spoke to the entire congregation, "We have sworn to them in the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, and we cannot touch them.
When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Oh no! My daughter! You have terribly burdened me! You've joined those who are causing me trouble, because I've given my word to the LORD, and I cannot go back on it.
At this, the nearer related redeemer replied, "Then I am unable to act as related redeemer, because that would complicate my own inheritance. You act instead as the related redeemer, because I cannot do so."
Don't turn aside after useless things that cannot profit or deliver because they're useless.
After all, even though we all die, and we're all like water being spilled on the ground that cannot be recovered, nevertheless God doesn't take away life, but carries out his plans so as not to cast away permanently from him those who are presently estranged.
But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled.
So he told Ben-hadad's envoys, "Tell his majesty the king, "Everything that you asked for the first time I will do, but this thing I cannot do.'" So the envoys left to deliver Ahab's response. They returned a little while later.
Tremble in his presence, all the earth! Surely the inhabited world stands firm it cannot be moved.
LORD God of Israel, you are just: As a result, we remain here today delivered. Look at us! Because of our sin, we cannot stand in your presence as a result of everything that has happened."
The king asked me, "Why do you look so troubled, since you're not ill? This cannot be anything else but troubles of the heart."
If it seems good to the king, let a royal decree go out from him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Ahasuerus. Let the king give her royal position to another woman who is better than she.
Now, in the name of the king, you write what seems good to you concerning the Jewish people, and seal it with the king's signet ring, for a document written in the king's name and sealed with the king's signet ring cannot be revoked."
Full grown lions die when they cannot find prey; that's when the lion cubs are scattered.
He is always doing great things that cannot be explained, countless awesome deeds.
I cannot bring myself to touch them; food like this makes me sick."
He does great things that cannot be explained, and awesome deeds that cannot be counted.
Even if I'm in the right, I cannot answer him. I can only appeal for mercy.
""Woe to me if I'm guilty! If I'm innocent, I cannot lift my head, because I am filled with disgrace. Look at my affliction!
Since his days have been determined, the number of his months is known to you. You've set his limit and he cannot exceed it.
Mockers surround me; I cannot stop staring at their hostility all through the night.
He blocked my path, so I cannot pass; and he turned out the lights on my pathways.
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver.
It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire.
It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry.
For I'm terrified of what calamity God may have in store for me; and I cannot endure his grandeur."
People in my household have said, "We cannot find anyone who has not been satisfied with his meat,' haven't they?
"So that you cannot claim, "We have found wisdom!' let God do the rebuking, not man;
He cannot stand his food, and he has no desire for appetizing food.
Have I lied concerning the justice that I deserve? My wound is incurable, though transgression cannot be attributed to me.'
We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.
Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!
Each is attached to the other, grasping each other so they cannot be separated.
It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.
There, those who do evil have fallen; They have been thrown down, and they cannot get up. Davidic
I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, and like the mute, who cannot open his mouth.
Innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me so that I cannot see. They are more in number than the hair on my head, and my courage has forsaken me.
But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals.
Your way was through the sea, and your path through mighty waters, but your footprints cannot be traced.
The LORD reigns! He is clothed in majesty; the LORD is clothed, and he is girded with strength. Indeed, the world is well established, and cannot be shaken.
They say, "The LORD cannot see, and the God of Jacob will not notice."
You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear; they have noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot touch; feet, but cannot walk; they cannot even groan with their throats.
Those who are trusting in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be overthrown. They remain forever.
Mouths are attributed to them, but they cannot speak; sight is attributed to them, but they cannot see;
Knowledge like this is too amazing for me. It is beyond my reach, and I cannot fathom it.
Never grant, LORD, the desires of the wicked; never condone their plans so they cannot exalt themselves. Interlude
Do not look to nobles, nor to mere human beings who cannot save.
For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.
The heart knows its own bitterness an outsider cannot share in its joy.
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot remain steady:
Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.
What is crooked cannot be made straight; what is not there cannot be counted.
Just as he came naked from his mother's womb, he will leave as naked as he came; he will receive no profit from his efforts he cannot carry away even a handful.
Whatever exists has been named already; people know what it means to be human and a person cannot defeat one who is more powerful than he.
I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.
Mighty bodies of water cannot extinguish love, rivers cannot put it out. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, he would surely be viewed with contempt.
Stop bringing useless offerings! Incense is detestable to me, as are your New Moons, Sabbaths, and calling of convocations. I cannot stand iniquity within a solemn assembly.
Therefore my body is racked with pain; pangs have seized me, like the pangs of a woman in labor; I am so upset that I cannot hear; I am so frightened that I cannot see while I'm reeling around.
Because you said: "We have entered into a covenant with death, and we have an agreement with Sheol, so when the overwhelming scourge makes its choice, it cannot reach us, since we have made lies our refuge and have concealed ourselves inside falsehood,'
It must be ground; one cannot keep threshing it forever. Even if he drives his cart and horses over it, he cannot crush it.
"And this entire vision has become for you like the words of a sealed book. When people give it to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please,' he answers, "I cannot, because it is sealed.'
Or when they give the book to someone who cannot read, and say, "Read this, please,' he answers, "I don't know how to read.'"
There is only loathsome destruction through a people that cannot benefit them, who bring neither help nor profit, but only shame and disgrace."
An oracle about the animals of the Negev: "Through a land of trouble, dryness, and distress, of lionesses and roaring lions, where there is no water, a land of vipers and darting snakes, he carries their riches on donkeys' backs, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot benefit them,
No longer will you see those arrogant people, those people with their obscure speech you cannot comprehend, stammering in a language you cannot understand.
"Your rigging hangs loose; it cannot reliably hold the mast in its place, and the sail cannot spread out. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided even the lame will carry off plunder.
"Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! This is what the king of Assyria says: "Don't let Hezekiah deceive you for he cannot save you!
For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
Don't you know? Haven't you heard? The LORD is the eternal God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not grow tired or weary; and his understanding cannot be fathomed.
Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame.
They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand.
He tends ashes. A deceived mind has lead him astray. It cannot be his life, nor can he say, "There's a lie in my right hand."
This is what the LORD says to his anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, as I strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him and gates that cannot keep closed:
"Gather together and come; draw near and enter, your fugitives from the nations. Those who carry around their wooden idols know nothing, nor do those who keep praying to a god that cannot save.
And they lift it on their shoulders, carry it, set it up in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from that spot. One may even call to it, but it cannot answer nor save him from his distress.
They are created now, and not long ago; you didn't hear them before today, so you cannot say, "Yes, I knew them.'
His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep!
"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high.
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