'Cannot' in the Bible
Run there quickly, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there." (This incident explains why the town was called Zoar.)
Rachel said to her father, "Don't be angry, my lord. I cannot stand up in your presence because I am having my period." So he searched thoroughly, but did not find the idols.
They said to them, "We cannot give our sister to a man who is not circumcised, for it would be a disgrace to us.
We said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father. If he leaves his father, his father will die.'
But we replied, 'We cannot go down there. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go, for we won't be permitted to see the man's face if our youngest brother is not with us.'
When that year was over, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We cannot hide from our lord that the money is used up and the livestock and the animals belong to our lord. Nothing remains before our lord except our bodies and our land.
There is to be an opening in its top in the center of it, with an edge all around the opening, the work of a weaver, like the opening of a collar, so that it cannot be torn.
But he added, "You cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live."
"'If he cannot afford an animal from the flock, he must bring his penalty for guilt for his sin that he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, to the Lord, one for a sin offering and one for a burnt offering.
"'If he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he must bring as his offering for his sin which he has committed a tenth of an ephah of choice wheat flour for a sin offering. He must not place olive oil on it and he must not put frankincense on it, because it is a sin offering.
If she cannot afford a sheep, then she must take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and one for a sin offering, and the priest is to make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean.'"
Indeed, I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
If Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Lord to do either good or evil of my own will, but whatever the Lord tells me I must speak'?
everything that may stand the fire, you are to pass through the fire, and it will be ceremonially clean, but it must still be purified with the water of purification. Anything that cannot withstand the fire you must pass through the water.
"Whoever kills any person, the murderer must be put to death by the testimony of witnesses; but one witness cannot testify against any person to cause him to be put to death.
"You must not pollute the land where you live, for blood defiles the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed there, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
(for he is a merciful God), he will not let you down or destroy you, for he cannot forget the covenant with your ancestors that he confirmed by oath to them.
So he humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord's mouth.
At the testimony of two or three witnesses they must be executed. They cannot be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
so that they cannot teach you all the abhorrent ways they worship their gods, causing you to sin against the Lord your God.
If you are not pleased with her, then you must let her go where she pleases. You cannot in any case sell her; you must not take advantage of her, since you have already humiliated her.
The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, eczema, and scabies, all of which cannot be healed.
Bless, O Lord, his goods, and be pleased with his efforts; undercut the legs of any who attack him, and of those who hate him, so that they cannot stand.
When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and said, "Oh no! My daughter! You have completely ruined me! You have brought me disaster! I made an oath to the Lord, and I cannot break it."
The Lord's messenger said to him, "You should not ask me my name, because you cannot comprehend it."
But if you cannot solve it, you will give me thirty linen robes and thirty sets of clothes." They said to him, "Let us hear your riddle."
Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Is that all of the young men?" Jesse replied, "There is still the youngest one, but he's taking care of the flock." Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and get him, for we cannot turn our attention to other things until he comes here."
He said to him, "Don't be afraid! For the hand of my father Saul cannot find you. You will rule over Israel, and I will be your second in command. Even my father Saul realizes this."
Then the king and his men advanced to Jerusalem against the Jebusites who lived in the land. The Jebusites said to David, "You cannot invade this place! Even the blind and the lame will turn you back, saying, 'David cannot invade this place!'"
David said on that day, "Whoever attacks the Jebusites must approach the 'lame' and the 'blind' who are David's enemies by going through the water tunnel." For this reason it is said, "The blind and the lame cannot enter the palace."
But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Am I able to bring him back? I will go to him, but he cannot return to me!'"
Certainly we must die, and are like water spilled on the ground that cannot be gathered up again. But God does not take away life; instead he devises ways for the banished to be restored.
I wipe them out and beat them to death; they cannot get up; they fall at my feet.
But evil people are like thorns -- all of them are tossed away, for they cannot be held in the hand.
"God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
Jeroboam told his wife, "Disguise yourself so that people cannot recognize you are Jeroboam's wife. Then go to Shiloh; Ahijah the prophet, who told me I would rule over this nation, lives there.
The residents of Jebus said to David, "You cannot invade this place!" But David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the City of David).
Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is established, it cannot be moved.
Now, look, I have made every effort to supply what is needed to build the Lord's temple. I have stored up 100,000 talents of gold, 1,000,000 talents of silver, and so much bronze and iron it cannot be weighed, as well as wood and stones. Feel free to add more!
Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him.
"God does not really live with humankind on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
However, the people are numerous and it is the rainy season. We are unable to stand here outside. Furthermore, this business cannot be resolved in a day or two, for we have sinned greatly in this matter.
If the king is so inclined, let a royal edict go forth from him, and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media that cannot be repealed, that Vashti may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king convey her royalty to another who is more deserving than she.
Now you write in the king's name whatever in your opinion is appropriate concerning the Jews and seal it with the king's signet ring. Any decree that is written in the king's name and sealed with the king's signet ring cannot be rescinded.
I have no ease, I have no quietness; I cannot rest; turmoil has come upon me."
It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned!
If someone wishes to contend with him, he cannot answer him one time in a thousand.
If he passes by me, I cannot see him, if he goes by, I cannot perceive him.
If I am guilty, woe to me, and if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head; I am full of shame, and satiated with my affliction.
If he tears down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a person, there is no escape.
Since man's days are determined, the number of his months is under your control; you have set his limit and he cannot pass it.
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass, and has set darkness over my paths.
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.
Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires.
The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be purchased with pure gold.
"They are dismayed and cannot answer any more; they have nothing left to say.
Teach me what I cannot see. If I have done evil, I will do so no more.'
Tell us what we should say to him. We cannot prepare a case because of the darkness.
But now, the sun cannot be looked at -- it is bright in the skies -- after a wind passed and swept the clouds away.
As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him! He is great in power, but justice and abundant righteousness he does not oppress.
In excitement and impatience it consumes the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet is blown.
I have spoken once, but I cannot answer; twice, but I will say no more."
They lock tightly together, one to the next; they cling together and cannot be separated.
For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment, nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.
Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you.
Arrogant people cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who behave wickedly.
All of the thriving people of the earth will join the celebration and worship; all those who are descending into the grave will bow before him, including those who cannot preserve their lives.
A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.
But I am like a deaf man -- I hear nothing; I am like a mute who cannot speak.
I am like a man who cannot hear and is incapable of arguing his defense.
I am silent and cannot open my mouth because of what you have done.
I cannot eat, I weep day and night; all day long they say to me, "Where is your God?"
God lives within it, it cannot be moved. God rescues it at the break of dawn.
Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price
They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.
I will tell about your justice, and all day long proclaim your salvation, though I cannot fathom its full extent.
You cause those who know me to keep their distance; you make me an appalling sight to them. I am trapped and cannot get free.
The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty, the Lord is robed, he wears strength around his waist. Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns! The world is established, it cannot be moved. He judges the nations fairly."
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see,
ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell,
hands, but cannot touch, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot even clear their throats.
A song of ascents. Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion; it cannot be upended and will endure forever.
which cannot fill the reaper's hand, or the lap of the one who gathers the grain!
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see,
and ears, but cannot hear. Indeed, they cannot breathe.
Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, who cannot deliver!
For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.
For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.
No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.
Like a city that is broken down and without a wall, so is a person who cannot control his temper.
A servant cannot be corrected by words, for although he understands, there is no answer.
Under three things the earth trembles, and under four things it cannot bear up:
What is bent cannot be straightened, and what is missing cannot be supplied.
For all day long his work produces pain and frustration, and even at night his mind cannot relax! This also is futile!
God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time, but he has also placed ignorance in the human heart so that people cannot discover what God has ordained, from the beginning to the end of their lives.
Even if a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years -- even if he lives a long, long time, but cannot enjoy his prosperity -- even if he were to live forever -- I would say, "A stillborn child is better off than he is!"
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