'Demand' in the Bible
He asked them, “What advice do you give to us regarding the answer to these people, who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”
Now the following were prepared for each day: one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls (poultry) were prepared for me; and in intervals of ten days all sorts of wine was provided in abundance. Yet for all this, I did not demand the governor’s food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.
“For adultery is a heinous and lustful crime;Moreover, it would be a sin punishable by the judges.
This also would have been [a heinous] sin calling for judgment,For I would have denied God above.
“Now gird up your loins like a man,And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
“Now gird up your loins (prepare yourself) like a man,And I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
‘Hear, please, and I will speak;I will ask You, and You instruct [and answer] me.’
Those who seek my life lay snares for me,And those who seek to injure me threaten mischievous things and destruction;They devise treachery all the day long.
For strangers have risen against meAnd violent men have sought my life;They have not set God before them. Selah.
But those who seek my life to destroy itWill [be destroyed and] go into the depths of the earth [into the underworld].
Let those be ashamed and humiliatedWho seek my life;Let them be turned back and humiliatedWho delight in my hurt.
My tongue also will speak of Your righteousness all day long;For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my injury.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep;Seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.
‘So I will cause Elam to be shattered (dismayed) before their enemiesAnd before those who seek their lives;And I will bring disaster on them,Even My fierce anger,’ says the Lord.‘And I will send the sword after themUntil I have consumed them.
‘When your wares went out to the sea,You met the desire, and the demand, and the necessities of many people;You enriched the kings of the earthWith your abundant wealth and merchandise.
By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”
He groaned and sighed deeply in His spirit and said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you and most solemnly say to you, no sign will be given to this generation!”
Some soldiers asked him, “And what about us, what are we to do?” And he replied to them, “Do not extort money from anyone or harass or blackmail anyone, and be satisfied with your wages.”
Give to everyone who asks of you. Whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own all the things you have prepared?’
but the one who did not know it and did things worthy of a beating, will receive only a few [lashes]. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
And they, [the ungodly in their spiritual apathy], having become callous and unfeeling, have given themselves over [as prey] to unbridled sensuality, eagerly craving the practice of every kind of impurity [that their desires may demand].
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