'Leave' in the Bible
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.’”
Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”
The man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.
But we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’
And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.
Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Moses said to them, “Let no man leave any of it until morning.”
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”
‘Now as for the flesh of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offerings, it shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it over until morning.
“Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting and take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.
Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God.
It shall be eaten on the same day, you shall leave none of it until morning; I am the Lord.
‘When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the Lord your God.’”
They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.
Then he said, “Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us.
but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected the Lord who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.
So they would camp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel as well as no sheep, ox, or donkey.
But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?’
But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to wave over the trees?’
But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?’
So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.”
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
Also you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”
Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day.
Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” So the priest said, “Let us draw near to God here.”
If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.’
Jonathan then answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem,
May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave as much as one male of any who belong to him.”
David attacked the land and did not leave a man or a woman alive, and he took away the sheep, the cattle, the donkeys, the camels, and the clothing. Then he returned and came to Achish.
David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath, saying, “Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, ‘So has David done and so has been his practice all the time he has lived in the country of the Philistines.’”
Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, ‘Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.’ Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth.”
May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us,
It came about as soon as he was king, he struck down all the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam any persons alive, until he had destroyed them, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite,
It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave a single male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
It will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the Lord will carry you where I do not know; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the Lord from my youth.
Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
Elijah said to him, “Elisha, please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho.
Then Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” And he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.
The mother of the lad said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” And he arose and followed her.
but King Joram had returned to Jezreel to be healed of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted on him when he fought with Hazael king of Aram. So Jehu said, “If this is your mind, then let no one escape or leave the city to go tell it in Jezreel.”
Leave this work on the house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its site.
But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.
So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.’
And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury.
So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”
You, in Your great compassion,Did not forsake them in the wilderness;The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day,To guide them on their way,Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.
But during all this time I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had gone to the king. After some time, however, I asked leave from the king,
“I waste away; I will not live forever.Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
“Though I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,’
“Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;They leave and do not return to them.
“Will you trust him because his strength is greatAnd leave your labor to him?
From men with Your hand, O Lord,From men of the world, whose portion is in this life,And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;They are satisfied with children,And leave their abundance to their babes.
The Lord will not leave him in his handOr let him be condemned when he is judged.
For he sees that even wise men die;The stupid and the senseless alike perishAnd leave their wealth to others.
Ayin.I have done justice and righteousness;Do not leave me to my oppressors.
For my eyes are toward You, O God, the Lord;In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.
From those who leave the paths of uprightnessTo walk in the ways of darkness;
Do not let kindness and truth leave you;Bind them around your neck,Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Leave the presence of a fool,Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”
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?
“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know,In paths they do not know I will guide them.I will make darkness into light before themAnd rugged places into plains.These are the things I will do,And I will not leave them undone.”
“You will leave your name for a curse to My chosen ones,And the Lord God will slay you.But My servants will be called by another name.
Oh that I had in the desertA wayfarers’ lodging place;That I might leave my peopleAnd go from them!For all of them are adulterers,An assembly of treacherous men.
‘For I am with you,’ declares the Lord, ‘to save you;For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you,Only I will not destroy you completely.But I will chasten you justlyAnd will by no means leave you unpunished.’
“O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord,“For I am with you.For I will make a full end of all the nationsWhere I have driven you,Yet I will not make a full end of you;But I will correct you properlyAnd by no means leave you unpunished.”
“Leave the cities and dwell among the crags,O inhabitants of Moab,And be like a dove that nestsBeyond the mouth of the chasm.
“If grape gatherers came to you,Would they not leave gleanings?If thieves came by night,They would destroy only until they had enough.
“Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive;And let your widows trust in Me.”
In those days and at that time,’ declares the Lord, ‘search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.’
“However, I will leave a remnant, for you will have those who escaped the sword among the nations when you are scattered among the countries.
I will also give you into the hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish your high places, strip you of your clothing, take away your jewels, and will leave you naked and bare.
They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
“I will leave you on the land;I will cast you on the open field.And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you,And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.
Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.
“Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground,But with a band of iron and bronze around itIn the new grass of the field;And let him be drenched with the dew of heaven,And let him share with the beasts in the grass of the earth.
In that the king saw an angelic watcher, a holy one, descending from heaven and saying, “Chop down the tree and destroy it; yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze around it in the new grass of the field, and let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him share with the beasts of the field until seven periods of time pass over him,”
And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that rules.
Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger;So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on himAnd bring back his reproach to him.
Who knows whether He will not turn and relentAnd leave a blessing behind Him,Even a grain offering and a drink offeringFor the Lord your God?
“If thieves came to you,If robbers by night—O how you will be ruined!—Would they not steal only until they had enough?If grape gatherers came to you,Would they not leave some gleanings?
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.In whirlwind and storm is His way,And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
Her princes within her are roaring lions,Her judges are wolves at evening;They leave nothing for the morning.
“But I will leave among youA humble and lowly people,And they will take refuge in the name of the Lord.
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?
Then Jesus *said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
And He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother,
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