78 occurrences in 12 translations

'Explain' in the Bible

But the thin ears gobbled up the seven good ears. I told all this to my advisors, but nobody was able to explain it to me."

"What can we say, Your Excellency?" Judah replied. "How can we explain this or justify ourselves? God has discovered the sin of your servants, and now we've become slaves to you, Your Excellency, both we and the one in whose possession the cup has been discovered."

On that day explain to your son, ‘This is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’

Moses went up the mountain to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain: “This is what you must say to the house of Jacob, and explain to the Israelites:

and he causeth him to rest in charge -- to explain to them by the mouth of Jehovah.

Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying:

explain to your children, 'Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry ground.'

He who flees to one of those cities shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and explain his case to the elders of that city; they shall receive him to [the protection of] that city and give him a place to dwell among them.

“Let me tell you a riddle,” Samson said to them. “If you can explain it to me during the seven days of the feast and figure it out, I will give you 30 linen garments and 30 changes of clothes.

But if you can’t explain it to me, you must give me 30 linen garments and 30 changes of clothes.”“Tell us your riddle,” they replied. “Let’s hear it.”

So he said to them:Out of the eater came something to eat,and out of the strong came something sweet.After three days, they were unable to explain the riddle.

On the fourth day they said to Samson’s wife, “Persuade your husband to explain the riddle to us, or we will burn you and your father’s household to death. Did you invite us here to rob us?”

So Samson’s wife came to him, weeping, and said, “You hate me and don’t love me! You told my people the riddle, but haven’t explained it to me.”“Look,” he said, “I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother, so why should I explain it to you?”

The Benjaminites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah. Then the Israelites said, "Explain how this wicked thing happened!"

When he lies down, notice the place where he’s lying, go in and uncover his feet, and lie down. Then he will explain to you what you should do.”

And so then, listen to their voice. However, you must earnestly warn them; you must explain to them the custom of the king who will rule over them."

So Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too difficult for the king to explain to her.

so the king got up in the middle of the night and ordered his servants: "Let me explain what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we're hungry, so they've left their encampment to conceal themselves in the surrounding fields. They're telling themselves, "When they come out of the city, we'll capture them alive and enter the city!'"

So Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too difficult for Solomon to explain to her.

Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa ordering their destruction, so that Hathach might show it to Esther, explain it to her, and command her to approach the king, implore his favor, and plead with him personally for her people.

Surely I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue and reason my case with God [that He may explain the conflict between what I believe of Him and what I see of Him].

"I will explain to you; listen to me, and what I have seen, I will declare,

So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite spoke up: "I am young, but you are elderly; that is why I was fearful, and afraid to explain to you what I know.

Therefore I say, 'Listen to me. I, even I, will explain what I know.'

I too will answer my part, I too will explain what I know.

"Bear with me a little longer, and {I will explain}, for {I still have something to say on God's behalf}.

Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will ask thee, and explain thou unto me.

I turn my ear to a proverb;I explain my riddle with a lyre.

In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.

The fool overflows with words, and no one can predict what will happen. As to what will happen after him, who can explain it?

To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? To children just weaned from milk? To those just taken from the breast?

Explain your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your foundations, saith the King of Jacob.

Who is like me? Let him make his claim! Let him announce it and explain it to me -- since I established an ancient people -- let them announce future events!

Explain and present a case! Yes, let them take counsel together. Who announced this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides me, a righteous God and Savior; and there is none besides me.

Who is the man wise enough to understand this? Who has the Lord spoken to, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a wilderness, so no one can pass through?

“Son of man, explain Jerusalem’s detestable practices to her.

“Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain the detestable practices of their fathers to them.

“As for you, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her detestable practices to her.

Her priests do violence to My instruction and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they do not explain the difference between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Then the people told me, "Are you going to explain what these things that you're doing should mean to us?"

When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you explain to us what you mean by these things?’—

They must teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and explain to them the difference between the clean and the unclean.

The king issued an order to summon the magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, and wise men in order to explain his dreams to him. So they came and awaited the king's instructions.

After this, Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the advisors of Babylon. He told him, "Don't destroy the advisors of Babylon. Bring me before the king and I'll explain the meaning to him."

"None of the advisors, enchanters, diviners, or astrologers can explain the secret that the king has requested to be made known. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he is making known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days.

“Belteshazzar, head of the diviners, because I know that you have a spirit of the holy gods and that no mystery puzzles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I saw, and its interpretation.

did this because Daniel, the one the king named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and perception, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve problems. Therefore, summon Daniel, and he will give the interpretation.”

Take note that the advisors and enchanters were brought before me to read the writing and explain its meaning, but they were unable to do so.

I heard a human voice calling from the middle of the Ulai: “Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.”

Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days Then I got up again and carried on the king's business; but I was astounded at the vision, and there was none to explain it.

And Jehovah answereth me and saith: 'Write a vision, and explain on the tables, That he may run who is reading it.

"To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.

Then He dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached Him and said, “Explain the parable of the weeds in the field to us.”

And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables (comparisons, stories used to illustrate and explain), they perceived that He was talking about them.

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables (comparisons, stories used to illustrate and explain), saying,

And He summoned them to Him and said to them in parables (illustrations or comparisons put beside truths to explain them), How can Satan drive out Satan?

And He taught them many things in parables (illustrations or comparisons put beside truths to explain them), and in His teaching He said to them:

When He was alone, the Twelve and the others who were about Him requested Him to explain His figurative language.

And He said, With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it?

And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.

The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”

Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying:

He will give and explain to you a message by means of which you and all your household [as well] will be saved [ from eternal death].

Look, you scoffers,marvel and vanish away,because I am doing a work in your days,a work that you will never believe,even if someone were to explain it to you.”

For we are in danger of being charged with rioting today, since there is no cause we can give to explain this disorderly gathering."

When Paul had greeted them, he began to explain in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Therefore, now you along with the Sanhedrin explain to the military tribune that he should bring him down to you, as [if you] were going to determine more accurately the things concerning him. And we are ready to do away with him before he comes near."

From morning until evening, he continued to explain the kingdom of God to them, trying to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets. Some of them were convinced by what he said, but others wouldn't believe.

Therefore, the person who speaks in an [unknown] tongue should pray [for the power] to interpret and explain what he says.

If some speak in a [strange] tongue, let the number be limited to two or at the most three, and each one [taking his] turn, and let one interpret and explain [what is said].

For [you can look back now and] observe what this same godly sorrow has done for you and has produced in you: what eagerness and earnest care to explain and clear yourselves [of all complicity in the condoning of incest], what indignation [at the sin], what alarm, what yearning, what zeal [to do justice to all concerned], what readiness to mete out punishment [ to the offender]! At every point you have proved yourselves cleared and guiltless in the matter.

But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the [secret symbolic meaning of the] mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her.

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