'Consent' in the Bible
But we do consent to do this: if you will become as we are and every male among you be circumcised,
But if you will not listen to us and consent to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go.
But the men will consent to our request that they live among us and be one people only on condition that every male among us be circumcised, as they are.
Shall not their cattle and their possessions and all their beasts be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell here with us.
You shall not give consent to him or listen to him; nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him.
When Achsah came to Othniel, she got his consent to ask her father for a field. Then she returned to Caleb and when she lighted off her donkey, Caleb said, What do you wish?
And when she came to [Othniel], she got his consent to ask her father for a [sloping] field. And she alighted off her donkey, and Caleb said to her, What do you want?
Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, Let us, we pray, pass through your land, but the king of Edom would not listen. Also they sent to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh.
So both men sat down and ate and drank together, and the girl's father said to the man, Consent to stay all night and let your heart be merry.
And he took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whoever does not come forth after Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen! And terror from the Lord fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
And all the elders and all the people said to him, Do not heed him or consent.
For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God and consent to Him.
Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father's house;
I will submit and consent to a parable or proverb; to the music of a lyre I will unfold my riddle (my problem).
Incline my heart not to submit or consent to any evil thing or to be occupied in deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.
And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword; and they shall have none to bury them -- "them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them [and not on their false teachers only, for the people could not have been deceived except by their own consent].
I have sent also to you all My servants the prophets earnestly and persistently, saying, Return now every man from his evil way and amend your doings and go not after other gods to serve them; and then you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers. But you did not submit and consent to Me or listen to and obey Me.
But they did not listen and obey or submit and consent to turn from their wickedness and burn no incense to other gods.
For then [changing their impure language] I will give to the people a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one unanimous consent and one united shoulder [bearing the yoke of the Lord].
Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice.
So you bear witness and give your full approval and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they actually killed them, and you rebuild and repair monuments to them.
Now by the hands of the apostles (special messengers) numerous and startling signs and wonders were being performed among the people. And by common consent they all met together [at the temple] in the covered porch (walk) called Solomon's.
When they asked him to remain for a longer time, he would not consent;
Do not refuse and deprive and defraud each other [of your due marital rights], except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, so that you may devote yourselves unhindered to prayer. But afterwards resume marital relations, lest Satan tempt you [to sin] through your lack of restraint of sexual desire.
But it has been my wish to do nothing about it without first consulting you and getting your consent, in order that your benevolence might not seem to be the result of compulsion or of pressure but might be voluntary [on your part].
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