'Cannot' in the Bible
behold now, thy slave has found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed unto me in saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die.
Make thee haste, escape there; for I cannot do anything until thou hast arrived there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and until they roll the stone from the well's mouth, that we may water the sheep.
And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but did not find the images.
And thou hast said, I will surely do thee good and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised, for among us that is a reproach.
And he returned to Judah and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said that there was no cult prostitute in this place.
And we brought down other money in our hands to buy food; we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
And we said, We cannot go down; if our youngest brother is with us, then will we go down; for we may not see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.
For how shall I go up to my father and the lad not be with me? I cannot go lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.
And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for thou hast charged us, saying, Set bounds about the mount and sanctify it.
But if he is poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for expiation of the guilt to be waved, to reconcile himself, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a present, and a log of oil;
And if it is an unclean animal, which cannot be offered as a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the animal before the priest;
And Balaam answered and said unto the slaves of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do anything small or great.
Behold, I have received blessing; and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of my own heart; but what the LORD saith that will I speak?
So ye shall not pollute the land where ye are, for this blood shall defile the land; and the land cannot be reconciled of the blood that is shed therein except by the blood of the one that shed it.
The LORD shall smite thee in the knees and in the legs with an evil boil that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
Then Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD, for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not allow your rebellions nor your sins.
And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of those that trouble me, for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
But if ye cannot declare it to me, then ye shall give me thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy enigma that we may hear it.
And the redeemer said, I cannot redeem it for myself lest I ruin my own inheritance; redeem thou; I cede my right to you, for I shall not be able to redeem it.
do not turn aside after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
And David girded Saul's sword upon Saul's clothing, and he undertook to go, for he had not proved them. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these, for I have not proved them. And putting them off, David
And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul lives, O king, I cannot tell.
Then the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, who dwelt in the land, who spoke unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in here, thinking, David cannot come in here.
For it is certain that we die and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person; yet he does devise means that his outcasts not be expelled from him.
And thy slave is in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens, the heavens of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?
And it shall come to pass as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee where I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me; but I, thy slave, fear the LORD from my youth.
But who is so powerful as to build him a house, seeing the heavens and heavens of the heavens cannot contain him? Who am I then that I should build him a house, except to burn incense before him?
Is it true that God is to dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee, how much less this house which I have built!
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we have an escape, as it is this day, behold us here, before thee in our guiltiness; for we cannot stand before thee because of this.
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down; why should the work cease, whilst I leave it and come down to you?
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
If there is iniquity in my tongue or if my taste cannot discern the torments.
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.
Behold, I shall go to the east and not find him; and to the west, but I cannot perceive him;
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx or the sapphire.
Gold cannot equal it, nor can diamond; neither shall it be exchanged for vessels of fine gold.
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
Therefore it is to be feared that he take thee away with a stroke, which cannot be avoided even with a great ransom.
God shall thunder marvelously with his voice; he does great things, which we cannot comprehend.
Teach us what we should say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.
They are joined one to another; they stick together, that they cannot be separated.
The arrow cannot make him flee; with him, slingstones are turned into stubble.
Thou hast increased, O LORD my God, thy wonderful works which thou hast done and thy thoughts regarding us; they are beyond our ability to express, declare, or speak; they cannot be told.
Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
The LORD reigns; he has clothed himself with majesty; the LORD has clothed himself with strength; he has girded himself: he has established the world also, that it cannot be moved.
Those that trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed but abides for ever.
Thy knowledge is wonderful beyond my ability to comprehend; it is high, I cannot understand it.
For three things the earth is disquieted, and the fourth it cannot bear:
Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.
That which is crooked cannot be made straight, and that which is lacking cannot be numbered.
And I have seen regarding all the works of God that man cannot attain to understand the work that is being done under the sun, because though a man labours to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; even though the wise man says that he knows it, yet he shall not be able to attain it.
The fool multiplies words and says, Man cannot tell what shall be, and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
The many waters cannot quench love, neither can the rivers drown it; if a man would give all the substance of his house for this love, it would certainly be despised.
Bring no more vain oblations; the incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot stand them; iniquity and the solemn meeting.
And every vision is unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which if it were delivered to one that knows how to read, saying, Read this, I pray thee: he shall say, I cannot; for it is sealed:
for I came, and no one showed himself; I called, and no one answered. Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink because there is no water and die for thirst.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.
But the wicked are like the sea in tempest, that cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the shofar, the alarm of war.
Do ye not fear me? saith the LORD; will ye not tremble at my presence, who placed the sand for the bound of the sea by an eternal order, which cannot be broken? Storms shall raise themselves up, yet they shall not prevail; their waves shall roar, yet they shall not pass over it.
To whom shall I speak, and give warning that they may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken, behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Behold, ye trust in lying words that cannot profit.
They compare them to the palm tree, and they do not speak: they must be carried, because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither do they have power to do good.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Likewise ye also cannot do good, being taught to do evil.
Why should thou be as a speechless man as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; do not leave us.
and shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said: Even so will I break this people and this city as one breaks a potter's vessel that cannot be restored again; and they shall bury them in Tophet, for there shall be no other place to bury.
Then the LORD said unto me, What dost thou see, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, so evil that they cannot be eaten.
And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil, surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah and his princes and the residue of Jerusalem that remained in this land and that dwell in the land of Egypt:
thus hath the LORD of the hosts said: Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence and will make them like the evil figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David my slave and the Levites that minister unto me.
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:
They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, for they cannot be counted because they are more than the locusts; they are innumerable.
Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad, for they have heard bad news; they have melted in waters of feebleness; they cannot be reassured.
Gimel He has hedged me about that I cannot get out; he has made my chain heavy.
Ain As for us, our eyes have failed in seeking our vain help; in our watching we have watched for people that cannot save us.
Tzaddi They hunt our steps that we cannot walk in our streets; our end came near; our days were fulfilled; for our end is come.
Daniel answered in the presence of the king and said, The mystery which the king demands cannot be shown unto the king by wise men, astrologers, magicians, nor fortune-tellers.
With all this, the number of the sons of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
And shall I not spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons, that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand, and many animals?
Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;
Ye are the light of the world. A city set upon a mountain cannot be hid.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
But he said unto them, Everyone cannot receive this word, except those unto whom it is given.
And they answered Jesus and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
He saved others; he cannot save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross , and we will believe him.
And Jesus said unto them, Can those who are in a wedding fast while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot remain.
And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot remain.
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