'Help' in the Bible
Adam was intimate with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I have had a male child with the Lord’s help.”
Get up, help the boy up, and support him, for I will make him a great nation.”
When he heard me screaming for help, he left his garment with me and ran outside.”
but when I screamed for help, he left his garment with me and ran outside.”
“When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it’s a daughter, she may live.”
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.
The Israelites’ cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say.”
You will speak with him and tell him what to say. I will help both you and him to speak and will teach you both what to do.
So the Israelite foremen went in and cried for help to Pharaoh: “Why are you treating your servants this way?
After Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the Lord for help concerning the frogs that He had brought against Pharaoh.
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians coming after them. Then the Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord for help.
“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.
Then I will come down and speak with you there. I will take some of the Spirit who is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you bear the burden of the people, so that you do not have to bear it by yourself.
If you see your brother’s donkey or ox fallen down on the road, you must not ignore it; you must help him lift it up.
so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.
Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.
The Lord alone led him,with no help from a foreign god.
Who ate the fat of their sacrificesand drank the wine of their drink offerings?Let them rise up and help you;let it be a shelter for you.
He said this about Judah:Lord, hear Judah’s cry and bring him to his people.He fights for his cause with his own hands,but may You be a help against his foes.
Your wives, young children, and livestock may remain in the land Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan. But your fighting men must cross over in battle formation ahead of your brothers and help them
“Come up and help me. We will attack Gibeon, because they have made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.”
Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Don’t abandon your servants. Come quickly and save us! Help us, for all the Amorite kings living in the hill country have joined forces against us.”
At that time Horam king of Gezer went to help Lachish, but Joshua struck him down along with his people, leaving no survivors in it.
“Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,for they did not come to help the Lord,to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.”
Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will help us. Nothing can keep the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
But the people said to Saul, “Must Jonathan die, who accomplished such a great deliverance for Israel? No, as the Lord lives, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground, for he worked with God’s help today.” So the people redeemed Jonathan, and he did not die.
“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” Joab said, “then you will be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I’ll come to help you.
When all the kings who were Hadadezer’s subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became their subjects. After this, the Arameans were afraid to ever help the Ammonites again.
When the woman from Tekoa came to the king, she fell with her face to the ground in homage and said, “Help me, my king!”
I called to the Lord in my distress;I called to my God.From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry for help reached His ears.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation;Your help exalts me.
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, “My lord the king, help!”
He answered, “If the Lord doesn’t help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor or the winepress?”
For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.
They received help against these enemies because they cried out to God in battle, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them. He granted their request because they trusted in Him.
David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come in peace to help me, my heart will be united with you, but if you have come to betray me to my enemies even though my hands have done no wrong, may the God of our ancestors look on it and judge.”
Some Manassites defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. However, they did not help the Philistines because the Philistine rulers sent David away after a discussion. They said, “It will be our heads if he defects to his master Saul.”
At that time, men came day after day to help David until there was a great army, like an army of God.
From Zebulun: 50,000 who could serve in the army, trained for battle with all kinds of weapons of war, with one purpose to help David.
“If the Arameans are too strong for me,” Joab said, “then you’ll be my help. However, if the Ammonites are too strong for you, I’ll help you.
When Hadadezer’s subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became his subjects. After this, the Arameans were never willing to help the Ammonites again.
Then David ordered all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon:
Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God: “Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this large army. Yahweh, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder You.”
Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.
But if you go with them, do it! Be strong for battle! But God will make you stumble before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to make one stumble.”
Under their authority was an army of 307,500 equipped for combat, a powerful force to help the king against the enemy.
At that time King Ahaz asked the king of Assyria for help.
Although Ahaz plundered the Lord’s temple and the palace of the king and of the rulers and gave the plunder to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him; he said, “Since the gods of the kings of Aram are helping them, I will sacrifice to them so that they will help me.” But they were the downfall of him and of all Israel.
He has only human strength, but we have Yahweh our God to help us and to fight our battles.” So the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.
Beside them the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not lift a finger to help their supervisors.
Since I cannot help myself,the hope for success has been banished from me.
Teach me, and I will be silent.Help me understand what I did wrong.
Earth, do not cover my blood;may my cry for help find no resting place.
I cry out: “Violence!” but get no response;I call for help, but there is no justice.
From the city, men groan;the mortally wounded cry for help,yet God pays no attention to this crime.
For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help,and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.
They tear up my path;they contribute to my destruction,without anyone to help them.
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;when I stand up, You merely look at me.
Yet no one would stretch out his handagainst a ruined manwhen he cries out to him for helpbecause of his distress.
I walk about blackened, but not by the sun.I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.
People cry out because of severe oppression;they shout for help because of the arm of the mighty.
Those who have a godless heart harbor anger;even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.
can you help God spread out the skiesas hard as a cast metal mirror?
Many say about me,“There is no help for him in God.”Selah
The Lord has heard my plea for help;the Lord accepts my prayer.
For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
I called to the Lord in my distress,and I cried to my God for help.From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry to Him reached His ears.
They cry for help, but there is no one to save them—they cry to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
May He send you help from the sanctuaryand sustain you from Zion.
Do not be far from me, because distress is nearand there is no one to help.
But You, Lord, don’t be far away.My strength, come quickly to help me.
For He has not despised or detestedthe torment of the afflicted.He did not hide His face from himbut listened when he cried to Him for help.
Do not hide Your face from me;do not turn Your servant away in anger.You have been my helper;do not leave me or abandon me,God of my salvation.
Listen to the sound of my pleadingwhen I cry to You for help,when I lift up my handstoward Your holy sanctuary.
Lord my God,I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
In my alarm I had said,“I am cut off from Your sight.”But You heard the sound of my pleadingwhen I cried to You for help.
We wait for Yahweh;He is our help and shield.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,and His ears are open to their cry for help.
Hurry to help me,Lord, my Savior.
“Hear my prayer, Lord,and listen to my cry for help;do not be silent at my tears.For I am a foreigner residing with You,a temporary resident like all my fathers.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.I waited patiently for the Lord,and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
Lord, be pleased to deliver me;hurry to help me, Lord.
I am afflicted and needy;the Lord thinks of me.You are my helper and my deliverer;my God, do not delay.
Rise up! Help us!Redeem us because of Your faithful love.
God is within her; she will not be toppled.God will help her when the morning dawns.
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil.God, listen to my prayerand do not ignore my plea for help.
For no fault of mine,they run and take up a position.Awake to help me, and take notice.
Give us aid against the foe,for human help is worthless.
because You are my helper;I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings.
For the choir director. Davidic. To bring remembrance.God, deliver me.Hurry to help me, Lord!
I am afflicted and needy;hurry to me, God.You are my help and my deliverer;Lord, do not delay.
God, do not be far from me;my God, hurry to help me.
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,help the poor,and crush the oppressor.
God of our salvation, help us—for the glory of Your name.Deliver us and atone for our sins,because of Your name.
But I call to You for help, Lord;in the morning my prayer meets You.
You once spoke in a vision to Your loyal onesand said: “I have granted help to a warrior;I have exalted one chosen from the people.
If the Lord had not been my helper,I would soon rest in the silence of death.
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