'Lay' in the Bible
Reuben continued, "Don't shed blood! Throw him into this cistern that is here in the wilderness, but don't lay a hand on him." (Reuben said this so he could rescue Joseph from them and take him back to his father.)
Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, but let's not lay a hand on him, for after all, he is our brother, our own flesh." His brothers agreed.
But he did not lay a hand on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, and they ate and they drank.
"You are to take one ram, and Aaron and his sons are to lay their hands on the ram's head,
"You are to take the second ram, and Aaron and his sons are to lay their hands on the ram's head,
He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.
He must lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, must splash the blood against the altar's sides.
He must lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it before the Meeting Tent, and the sons of Aaron must splash its blood against the altar's sides.
lay his hand on its head, and slaughter it before the Meeting Tent, and the sons of Aaron must splash its blood against the altar's sides.
He must bring the bull to the entrance of the Meeting Tent before the Lord, lay his hand on the head of the bull, and slaughter the bull before the Lord.
the elders of the congregation must lay their hands on the head of the bull before the Lord, and someone must slaughter the bull before the Lord.
He must lay his hand on the head of the male goat and slaughter it in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the Lord -- it is a sin offering.
He must lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter the sin offering in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered.
He must lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter it for a sin offering in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered.
Aaron is to lay his two hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins, and thus he is to put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready.
"'No lay person may eat anything holy. Neither a priest's lodger nor a hired laborer may eat anything holy,
If a priest's daughter marries a lay person, she may not eat the holy contribution offerings,
but if a priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, and she has no children so that she returns to live in her father's house as in her youth, she may eat from her father's food, but no lay person may eat it.
"Bring the one who cursed outside the camp, and all who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the whole congregation is to stone him to death.
I will lay your cities waste and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas.
Then you are to bring the Levites before the Lord, and the Israelites are to lay their hands on the Levites;
When the Levites lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, offer the one for a purification offering and the other for a whole burnt offering to the Lord, to make atonement for the Levites.
And Moses said to the Lord, "Why have you afflicted your servant? Why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of this entire people on me?
The Lord replied to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is such a spirit, and lay your hand on him;
I lay flat on the ground before the Lord for forty days and nights, for he had said he would destroy you.
If it does not accept terms of peace but makes war with you, then you are to lay siege to it.
Joshua tore his clothes; he and the leaders of Israel lay face down on the ground before the ark of the Lord until evening and threw dirt on their heads.
When Boaz had finished his meal and was feeling satisfied, he lay down to sleep at the far end of the grain heap. Then Ruth crept up quietly, uncovered his legs, and lay down beside him.
Then he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But Eli said, "I didn't call you. Go back and lie down." So he went back and lay down.
So Eli said to Samuel, "Go back and lie down. When he calls you, say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening." So Samuel went back and lay down in his place.
So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the Lord's house. But Samuel was afraid to tell Eli about the vision.
Then the men of Israel and Judah charged forward, shouting a battle cry. They chased the Philistines to the valley and to the very gates of Ekron. The Philistine corpses lay fallen along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
He even stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel. He lay there naked all that day and night. (For that reason it is asked, "Is Saul also among the prophets?")
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. When the king came in to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come in so she can make a couple of cakes in my sight. Then I will eat from her hand."
Then the king stood up and tore his garments and lay down on the ground. All his servants were standing there with torn garments as well.
So Ahab went into his palace, bitter and angry that Naboth the Jezreelite had said, "I will not sell to you my ancestral inheritance." He lay down on his bed, pouted, and would not eat.
Nor is there an arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both,
I would lay out my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
so that the godless man should not rule, and not lay snares for the people.
If you lay your hand on it, you will remember the fight, and you will never do it again!
They speak as if they rule in heaven, and lay claim to the earth.
The wicked lay a trap for me, but I do not wander from your precepts.
he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.
I have received a distressing message: "The deceiver deceives, the destroyer destroys. Attack, you Elamites! Lay siege, you Medes! I will put an end to all the groaning!"
Arrange the table, lay out the carpet, eat and drink! Get up, you officers, smear oil on the shields!
I will lay siege to you on all sides; I will besiege you with troops; I will raise siege works against you.
Owls will make nests and lay eggs there; they will hatch them and protect them. Yes, hawks will gather there, each with its mate.
"O afflicted one, driven away, and unconsoled! Look, I am about to set your stones in antimony and I lay your foundation with lapis-lazuli.
Like a lion that has come up from its lair the one who destroys nations has set out from his home base. He is coming out to lay your land waste. Your cities will become ruins and lie uninhabited.
They will lay it waste. It will lie parched and empty before me. The whole land will be laid waste. But no one living in it will pay any heed.
But the time is coming when I will send men against Moab who will empty it out. They will empty the towns of their people, then will lay those towns in ruins. I, the Lord, affirm it!
The Lord spoke about Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquered. "Army of Babylon, go and attack Kedar. Lay waste those who live in the eastern desert.
For a nation from the north will attack Babylon. It will lay her land waste. People and animals will flee out of it. No one will inhabit it.'
Lay siege to it! Build siege works against it. Erect a siege ramp against it! Post soldiers outside it and station battering rams around it.
"'I passed by you and saw you kicking around helplessly in your blood. I said to you as you lay there in your blood, "Live!" I said to you as you lay there in your blood, "Live!"
and say: "'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay among young lions; she reared her cubs.
I will lay waste your cities; and you will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the Lord!
Jesus said to him, "Foxes have dens, and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
As he was saying these things, a ruler came, bowed low before him, and said, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and she will live."
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and forceful people lay hold of it.
Then little children were brought to him for him to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them.
He asked him urgently, "My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may be healed and live."
He was not able to do a miracle there, except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
Jesus said to him, "Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father -- and I lay down my life for the sheep.
This is why the Father loves me -- because I lay down my life, so that I may take it back again.
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from my Father."
Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!"
Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? I tell you the solemn truth, the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!
The father of Publius lay sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and after praying, placed his hands on him and healed him.
The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.
For no one can lay any foundation other than what is being laid, which is Jesus Christ.
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,
Not that I have already attained this -- that is, I have not already been perfected -- but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me.
Do not lay hands on anyone hastily and so identify with the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses.
In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.
For it says in scripture, "Look, I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame."
We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.