'Follow' in the Bible
The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?"
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again."
I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'
When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?
All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, "Get out, with all the people who follow you;" and after that I will go out.'" He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.
I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh." They did so.
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.
"'They shall therefore follow my requirements, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it. I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.
and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;
take heed to yourself that you not be ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before you; and that you not inquire after their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise."
You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
when a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing doesn't follow, nor happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken: the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.
and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then you shall move from your place, and follow it.
He said to them, "Follow me; for Yahweh has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand." They followed him, and took the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and didn't allow any man to pass over.
He said to the men of Succoth, "Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
His mother's brothers spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, "He is our brother."
She said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people, and to her god. Follow your sister-in-law."
He said, "Blessed are you by Yahweh, my daughter. You have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
Now this present which your servant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.
David came to the two hundred men, who were so faint that they could not follow David, whom also they had made to stay at the brook Besor; and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people who were with him. When David came near to the people, he greeted them.
Behold, he is now hidden in some pit, or in some other place. It will happen, when some of them have fallen at the first, that whoever hears it will say, 'There is a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom!'
There stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "He who favors Joab, and he who is for David, let him follow Joab!"
Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you waver between the two sides? If Yahweh is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." The people answered him not a word.
He left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, "Let me please kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." He said to him, "Go back again; for what have I done to you?"
Ben Hadad sent to him, and said, "The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."
Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, neither is this the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." He led them to Samaria.
To this day they do what they did before: they don't fear Yahweh, neither do they follow their statutes, or their ordinances, or the law or the commandment which Yahweh commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
But let no one come into the house of Yahweh, except the priests, and those who minister of the Levites. They shall come in, for they are holy, but all the people shall follow Yahweh's instructions.
Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in Yahweh's house forever. A Psalm by David.
They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow what is good.
She shall be led to the king in embroidered work. The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to you.
For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.
They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your law.
If you don't know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.
Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!
"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.
then it shall happen, that the sword, which you fear, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are afraid, shall follow close behind you there in Egypt; and there you shall die.
Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
She will follow after her lovers, but she won't overtake them; and she will seek them, but won't find them. Then she will say, 'I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.'
"Thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'If you will walk in my ways, and if you will follow my instructions, then you also shall judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you a place of access among these who stand by.
A scribe came, and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him.
He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone who doesn't follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow us."
Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross."
He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,
After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!"
He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."
As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, "I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord."
He said to another, "Follow me!" But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house."
They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,
When Jesus heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me."
He said, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Therefore don't follow them.
He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters.
On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you can't follow now, but you will follow afterwards."
Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
Now he said this, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. When he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me."
The angel said to him, "Get dressed and put on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me."
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. So it happened that they all escaped safely to the land.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith;
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
Now I mean this, that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," and, "I follow Christ."
For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.
Some men's sins are evident, preceding them to judgment, and some also follow later.
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,
Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
searching for who or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ, which was in them, pointed to, when he predicted the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that would follow them.
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed by Jesus from among men, the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.
I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them."
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