'Help' in the Bible
Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord.”
Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.
The other was named Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”
You shall not see your countryman’s donkey or his ox fallen down on the way, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly help him to raise them up.
‘Who ate the fat of their sacrifices,And drank the wine of their drink offering?Let them rise up and help you,Let them be your hiding place!
And this regarding Judah; so he said,“Hear, O Lord, the voice of Judah,And bring him to his people.With his hands he contended for them,And may You be a help against his adversaries.”
“There is none like the God of Jeshurun,Who rides the heavens to your help,And through the skies in His majesty.
“Blessed are you, O Israel;Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord,Who is the shield of your helpAnd the sword of your majesty!So your enemies will cringe before you,And you will tread upon their high places.”
Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them,
“Come up to me and help me, and let us attack Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua and with the sons of Israel.”
Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not abandon your servants; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hill country have assembled against us.”
Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish, and Joshua defeated him and his people until he had left him no survivor.
‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of the Lord,‘Utterly curse its inhabitants;Because they did not come to the help of the Lord,To the help of the Lord against the warriors.’
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer, king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 Arameans.
He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you.
When all the kings, servants of Hadadezer, saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Arameans feared to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
Now when the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and prostrated herself and said, “Help, O king.”
But the people said, “You should not go out; for if we indeed flee, they will not care about us; even if half of us die, they will not care about us. But you are worth ten thousand of us; therefore now it is better that you be ready to help us from the city.”
“In my distress I called upon the Lord,Yes, I cried to my God;And from His temple He heard my voice,And my cry for help came into His ears.
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,And Your help makes me great.
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!”
He said, “If the Lord does not help you, from where shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the wine press?”
David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, since there is no wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
From Manasseh also some defected to David when he was about to go to battle with the Philistines against Saul. But they did not help them, for the lords of the Philistines after consultation sent him away, saying, “At the cost of our heads he may defect to his master Saul.”
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.
When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 men of the Arameans.
He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.
So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. Thus the Arameans were not willing to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon, saying,
Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.”
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord and so bring wrath on yourself from the Lord?
So Judah gathered together to seek help from the Lord; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the Lord.
But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring down.”
Under their direction was an elite army of 307,500, who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
At that time King Ahaz sent to the kings of Assyria for help.
Although Ahaz took a portion out of the house of the Lord and out of the palace of the king and of the princes, and gave it to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him, and said, “Because the gods of the kings of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they became the downfall of him and all Israel.
With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
“Is it that my help is not within me,And that deliverance is driven from me?
“Behold, I cry, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer;I shout for help, but there is no justice.
“What a help you are to the weak!How you have saved the arm without strength!
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help,And the orphan who had no helper.
“I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?
“I go about mourning without comfort;I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.
“But the godless in heart lay up anger;They do not cry for help when He binds them.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,For to You I pray.
For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be,For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,And cried to my God for help;He heard my voice out of His temple,And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
They cried for help, but there was none to save,Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
May He send you help from the sanctuaryAnd support you from Zion!
Be not far from me, for trouble is near;For there is none to help.
But You, O Lord, be not far off;O You my help, hasten to my assistance.
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;Nor has He hidden His face from him;But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
Do not hide Your face from me,Do not turn Your servant away in anger;You have been my help;Do not abandon me nor forsake me,O God of my salvation!
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
O Lord my God,I cried to You for help, and You healed me.
Our soul waits for the Lord;He is our help and our shield.
Take hold of buckler and shieldAnd rise up for my help.
Make haste to help me,O Lord, my salvation!
Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;Make haste, O Lord, to help me.
Since I am afflicted and needy,Let the Lord be mindful of me.You are my help and my deliverer;Do not delay, O my God.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become disturbed within me?Hope in God, for I shall again praise HimFor the help of His presence.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become disturbed within me?Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,The help of my countenance and my God.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why are you disturbed within me?Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him,The help of my countenance and my God.
Rise up, be our help,And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble.
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;God will help her when morning dawns.
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me.Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!
O give us help against the adversary,For deliverance by man is in vain.
For You have been my help,And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial.O God, hasten to deliver me;O Lord, hasten to my help!
But I am afflicted and needy;Hasten to me, O God!You are my help and my deliverer;O Lord, do not delay.
O God, do not be far from me;O my God, hasten to my help!
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name’s sake.
Assyria also has joined with them;They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.
But I, O Lord, have cried out to You for help,And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones,And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty;I have exalted one chosen from the people.
If the Lord had not been my help,My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord.Hear my prayer, O Lord!And let my cry for help come to You.
Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;They stumbled and there was none to help.
Oh give us help against the adversary,For deliverance by man is in vain.
Help me, O Lord my God;Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
O Israel, trust in the Lord;He is their help and their shield.
O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;He is their help and their shield.
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;He is their help and their shield.
The Lord is for me among those who help me;Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
All Your commandments are faithful;They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!
I rise before dawn and cry for help;I wait for Your words.
Let Your hand be ready to help me,For I have chosen Your precepts.
Let my soul live that it may praise You,And let Your ordinances help me.
A Song of Ascents.I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,Who made heaven and earth.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,Who made heaven and earth.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Now what will you do in the day of punishment,And in the devastation which will come from afar?To whom will you flee for help?And where will you leave your wealth?
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