'Help' in the Bible
That's when he prayed, "LORD God of my master Abraham, help me to succeed today. Please show your gracious love to my master Abraham.
"When you help the Hebrew women give birth," he said, "watch them as they deliver. If it's a son, kill him; but if it's a daughter, let her live."
"Hebrew women aren't like Egyptian women," the midwives replied to Pharaoh. "They're so healthy that they give birth before the midwives arrive to help them."
Now, go! I myself will help you with your speech, and I'll teach you what you are to say."
You're to speak to him and tell him what to say. I'll help both you and him with your speech, and I'll teach both of you what you are to do.
and the injured person then gets up and walks around outside with the help of his staff, the one who struck him is not liable, except that he is to compensate him for his loss of time and take care of his complete recovery.
Then I'll come down and speak with you. I'll take some of the spirit that rests on you and apportion it among them, so that they may help you bear the burden of the people. That way, you won't bear it by yourself."
When you see the donkey or the ox of your fellow countryman fallen on the road, don't ignore it. Instead be sure to help it get up."
then the two must be brought to the city gate and there they must be stoned to death the girl because she was in a city but did not cry out for help, and the man who abused a woman who was engaged to another man. By doing this you are to remove this evil from among you.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you watch. You won't be able to approach them at all, and you'll be powerless to help.
Who ate the fat of their offerings and drank the wine that was their drink offering? Let them rise and help you and be your hiding place!'
"There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens with its lofty clouds to help you.
How blessed are you, Israel! Who can be like you, a people delivered by the LORD, your shield of help and your finely crafted sword. May your enemies cower before you. You will tread down their high places."
Your wives, your young children, and your livestock will remain in the land that Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan River, but you and all your warriors will cross, ready for battle, in full view of your relatives, and you will help them
"Come over and help me, and let's attack Gibeon, because it made a peace treaty with Joshua and the Israelis."
The Gibeonites sent word to Joshua at his camp in Gilgal: "Don't abandon your servants. Come quickly, save us, and help us, because all of the kings of the Amorites who live in the hill country have attacked us."
Then Horam king of Gezer appeared to help Lachish. So Joshua attacked him and his army, until he left no one remaining.
Then the army told Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who brought about this great deliverance in Israel? As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head will fall to the ground, because today he did this with God's help."
When Arameans came from Damascus to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, David killed 22,000 of them.
He said, "If the Arameans prove too strong for me, then you are to help me. If the Ammonites prove too strong for you, then I will come help you.
When all the kings who were allied with Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sought terms of peace with the Israelis and became subservient to them. Furthermore, the Arameans were afraid to help the Ammonites anymore.
His closest advisors at the palace got up, remained with him, and tried to help him get up from the ground, but he would not do so. He also wouldn't eat with them.
When the woman from Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, prostrating herself to address him, "Help, your majesty!"
I cried out to the LORD in the middle of my troubles; I cried out to my God. He listened to my voice from his sanctuary, and my call for help was heard.
Is not my dynasty like this with God? Has he not made an eternal covenant with me, preparing every detail of it? And he has made it secure, including my complete salvation, has he not? He has been of continual help, has he not, even with respect to all of my desires?
Each man struck down his opponent, and the Arameans ran away with Israel in pursuit. King Ben-hadad of Aram escaped on horseback with the help of his cavalry.
While the king of Israel was walking along the city wall, a woman cried out to him. "Help me, your majesty!" she said.
and David went out to meet them. He told them, "If you've come in peace to be of help to me, then you'll have my commitment. But if you've come to betray me to my enemies, even though I'm innocent of wrongdoing, then may the God of our ancestors watch and judge."
So David received them and assigned them to be officers over troops. Some of the descendants of Manasseh joined David when he was going to fight against Saul, accompanied by the Philistines. Even so, David was of no help to them, because the Philistine rulers were counseled to send him away. They told themselves, "He's going to go over to his master Saul at the cost of our heads."
Indeed people kept coming to David every day to help him, until his army became a great, vast army.
The tribe of Zebulun supplied 50,000 experienced troops, trained in the use of every kind of war weapon, in order to help David with undivided loyalty.
When Arameans came from Damascus to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, David killed 22,000 of them.
He told Abishai, "If the Arameans prove too strong for me, then you are to help me. If the Ammonites prove too strong for you, then I will help you.
When Hadadezer's officials saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sought terms of peace with David and became subservient to him. After this, the Arameans were unwilling to help the Ammonites anymore.
Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!"
But if you do go, strengthen yourself for war. Do you think God will throw you down before the enemy, since God has the power both to help or to overthrow?"
Right about then, King Ahaz sent for help from the kings of Assyria
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him, reasoning, "The gods of the kings of Aram helped them, so I'll sacrifice to them so they will help me!" But those gods brought about his downfall, and the downfall of all of Israel, too.
He only has the strength of his own flesh, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were encouraged from what King Hezekiah of Judah told them.
There is no help within me, is there? My resources have been driven away from me, haven't they?
"Instruct me, and I'll remain silent. Help me understand where I've gone astray.
"Although I cried out "Violence!' I received no answer; I cried for help, but there was no justice.
From the city, dying men groan aloud, and the wounded cries out for help, but God charges no one with wrong.
"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!
because I delivered the poor who were crying for help, along with orphans who had no one to help them.
They tear up my pathways; they profit from my destruction, and they need no help to do this!
I cry for help to you, but you won't answer me; I stand still, but you only look at me.
"In growing darkness, I walked without sunlight; I stood in the congregation to cry for help.
"If I've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me,
"They cry out because they have many oppressors; they cry for help because the powerful are abusing them.
The godless at heart cherish anger; they won't cry out for help when God afflicts them.
Many are asking, "Who will help us to see better days?" LORD, may the light of your favor shine upon us.
Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, for unto you will I pray.
Help, LORD, for godly people no longer exist; trustworthy people have disappeared from humanity.
In my distress I cried to the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his Temple he heard my voice; my cry reached his ears.
With your help I will run through an army, with help from my God I leap over walls.
May he send you help from the sanctuary, and may he sustain you from Zion.
But as for you, LORD, do not be far away from me; My Strength, come quickly to help me.
Do not hide your face from me; do not turn away in anger from your servant. You have been my help, therefore do not abandon or forsake me, God of my salvation.
Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I received help. My heart rejoices, and I give thanks to him with my song.
LORD, my God! I cried out to you for help and you healed me.
Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me! LORD, help me!
When I said in my panic, "I have been cut off in your sight," then you surely heard the voice of my prayer in my plea to you for help.
We wait on the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Take up the buckler and the shield, and rise up to help me.
Come quickly and help me, Lord, my deliverer. To the Director: To Jeduthun. A Davidic Psalm.
Be pleased, LORD, to deliver me; LORD, hurry up and help me!
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress.
Since God is in her midst, she will not be shaken. God will help her at the break of dawn.
He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.
Without any fault on my part, they rush together and prepare themselves. Get up! Come help me! Pay attention!
Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless.
I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.
God, come to my rescue. LORD, hurry to help me.
God, do not be distant from me. My God, come quickly to help me.
For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer.
Help us, God, our deliverer, on account of your glorious name, deliver us and forgive our sins on account of your name.
Show me a sign of your goodness, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. For you, LORD, will help and comfort me. A psalm by the descendants of Korah. A song.
LORD, hear my prayer! May my cry for help come to you.
Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help,
Give us help against the enemy, because human help is useless.
Help me, LORD my God! Deliver me in accord with your gracious love!
Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.
Help me live my life by your commands, because my joy is in them.
All of your commands are reliable. I am persecuted without cause help me!
I get up before dawn and cry for help; I place my hope in your word.
Let me live, and I will praise you; let your ordinances help me.
I lift up my eyes toward the mountains from where will my help come?
My help is from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. A Song of Ascents
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Wealth won't help in the time of judgment, but righteousness will deliver from death.
If they stumble, the first will lift up his friend but woe to anyone who is alone when he falls and there is no one to help him get up.
What will you do on the day of Judgment, in the calamity that will come from far away? To whom will you run for help, and where will you leave your wealth,
At that time, the inhabitants of this coastland will say, "See, this is what has happened to those on whom we counted and relied for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How, then, can we escape?'"
There is only loathsome destruction through a people that cannot benefit them, who bring neither help nor profit, but only shame and disgrace."
to Egypt, which gives help that is worthless and useless. Therefore I call her, "Rahab, who just sits still.'"
"How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the LORD!
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