'Pay' in the Bible
Lamech said to his wives:Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;wives of Lamech, pay attention to my words.For I killed a man for wounding me,a young man for striking me.
and said to Ephron in the presence of the people of the land, “Please listen to me. Let me pay the price of the field. Accept it from me, and let me bury my dead there.”
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.” So the woman took the boy and nursed him.
Impose heavier work on the men. Then they will be occupied with it and not pay attention to deceptive words.”
He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am Yahweh who heals you.”
if he can later get up and walk around outside leaning on his staff, then the one who struck him will be exempt from punishment. Nevertheless, he must pay for his lost work time and provide for his complete recovery.
“When men get in a fight and hit a pregnant woman so that her children are born prematurely but there is no injury, the one who hit her must be fined as the woman’s husband demands from him, and he must pay according to judicial assessment.
If instead a ransom is demanded of him, he can pay a redemption price for his life in the full amount demanded from him.
the owner of the pit must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become his.
“If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife.
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must pay an amount in silver equal to the bridal price for virgins.
“Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.
“When you take a census of the Israelites to register them, each of the men must pay a ransom for himself to the Lord as they are registered. Then no plague will come on them as they are registered.
Everyone who is registered must pay half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel (20 gerahs to the shekel). This half shekel is a contribution to the Lord.
The following day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a grave sin. Now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I will be able to atone for your sin.”
or anything else about which he swore falsely. He must make full restitution for it and add a fifth of its value to it. He is to pay it to its owner on the day he acknowledges his guilt.
If many years are still left, he must pay his redemption price in proportion to them based on his purchase price.
If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he will calculate and pay the price of his redemption in proportion to his remaining years.
and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies—and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled, and if they will pay the penalty for their sin,
For the land abandoned by them will make up for its Sabbaths by lying desolate without the people, while they pay the penalty for their sin, because they rejected My ordinances and abhorred My statutes.
But if one is too poor to pay the assessment, he must present the person before the priest and the priest will set a value for him. The priest will set a value for him according to what the one making the vow can afford.
then the priest will calculate for him the amount of the assessment up to the Year of Jubilee, and the person will pay the assessed value on that day as a holy offering to the Lord.
The person is to confess the sin he has committed. He is to pay full compensation, add a fifth of its value to it, and give it to the individual he has wronged.
You will pay the redemption price for a month-old male according to your assessment: five shekels of silver by the standard sanctuary shekel, which is 20 gerahs.
“We will go on the main road,” the Israelites replied to them, “and if we or our herds drink your water, we will pay its price. There will be no problem; only let us travel through on foot.”
Balaam proclaimed his poem:Balak, get up and listen;son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!
When you returned, you wept before the Lord, but He didn’t listen to your requests or pay attention to you.
But He directly pays back and destroys those who hate Him. He will not hesitate to directly pay back the one who hates Him.
You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.
Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak;listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.
He commanded them: “Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.
Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes!I will sing to the Lord;I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
So the men of Judah said, “Why have you attacked us?”They replied, “We have come to arrest Samson and pay him back for what he did to us.”
He called out to the Lord: “Lord God, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.”
As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, “Don’t be afraid. You’ve given birth to a son!” But she did not respond or pay attention.
Then Samuel said:Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrificesas much as in obeying the Lord?Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent.
Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.”
“You must not go!” the people pleaded. “If we have to flee, they will not pay any attention to us. Even if half of us die, they will not pay any attention to us because you are worth 10,000 of us. Therefore, it is better if you support us from the city.”
“Therefore, command that cedars from Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants’ wages according to whatever you say, for you know that not a man among us knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”
King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder. He used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams,
She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”
Then they would put the counted money into the hands of those doing the work—those who oversaw the Lord’s temple. They in turn would pay it out to those working on the Lord’s temple—the carpenters, the builders,
No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.
So Hezekiah king of Judah sent word to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have done wrong; withdraw from me. Whatever you demand from me, I will pay.” The king of Assyria demanded 11 tons of silver and one ton of gold from King Hezekiah of Judah.
Let it now be known to the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, duty, or land tax, and the royal revenue will suffer.
You may use the royal treasury to pay for anything else needed for the house of your God.
Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards.
The entire royal staff at the King’s Gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, because the king had commanded this to be done for him. But Mordecai would not bow down or pay homage.
If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to the accountants for deposit in the royal treasury.”
Mordecai told him everything that had happened as well as the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay the royal treasury for the slaughter of the Jews.
Have I ever said: “Give me something”or “Pay a bribe for me from your wealth”
Like a slave he longs for shade;like a hired man he waits for his pay.
What is man, that You think so highly of himand pay so much attention to him?
For ask the previous generation,and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,
If I summoned Him and He answered me,I do not believe He would pay attention to what I said.
Pay close attention to my words;let my declaration ring in your ears.
Pay close attention to my words;let this be the consolation you offer.
Would He prosecute me forcefully?No, He will certainly pay attention to me.
But now, Job, pay attention to my speech,and listen to all my words.
Pay attention, Job, and listen to me.Be quiet, and I will speak.
But now, because God’s anger does not punishand He does not pay attention to transgression,
Pay homage to the Son or He will be angryand you will perish in your rebellion,for His anger may ignite at any moment.All those who take refuge in Him are happy.
Pay attention to the sound of my cry,my King and my God,for I pray to You.
A Prayer for ProtectionA Davidic prayer. Lord, hear a just cause;pay attention to my cry;listen to my prayer—from lips free of deceit.
Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider:forget your people and your father’s house,
Yet these cannot redeem a personor pay his ransom to God—
Sacrifice a thank offering to God,and pay your vows to the Most High.
Pay attention to me and answer me.I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,
For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic.God, hear my cry;pay attention to my prayer.
Place no trust in oppression,or false hope in robbery.If wealth increases,pay no attention to it.
I will enter Your house with burnt offerings;I will pay You my vows
Pay back sevenfold to our neighborsthe reproach they have hurled at You, Lord.
They say, “The Lord doesn’t see it.The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention.”
Pay attention, you stupid people!Fools, when will you be wise?
He will pay them back for their sinsand destroy them for their evil.The Lord our God will destroy them.
I will pay attention to the way of integrity.When will You come to me?I will live with a heart of integrity in my house.
He will pay attention to the prayer of the destituteand will not despise their prayer.
Let whoever is wise pay attention to these thingsand consider the Lord’s acts of faithful love.
Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,
My son, pay attention to my wisdom;listen closely to my understanding
Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;he must give up all the wealth in his house.
Now, my sons, listen to me,and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty,but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.
Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,and apply your mind to my knowledge.
If you have no money to pay,even your bed will be taken from under you.
Know well the condition of your flock,and pay attention to your herds,
Don’t pay attention to everything people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you,
Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth,for the Lord has spoken:“I have raised children and brought them up,but they have rebelled against Me.
Band together, peoples, and be broken;pay attention, all you distant lands;prepare for war, and be broken;prepare for war, and be broken.
When he sees riders—pairs of horsemen,riders on donkeys,riders on camels—he must pay close attention.”
Listen and hear my voice.Pay attention and hear what I say.
Stand up, you complacent women;listen to me.Pay attention to what I say,you overconfident daughters.
You nations, come here and listen;you peoples, pay attention!Let the earth hear, and all that fills it,the world and all that comes from it.
Who among you will pay attention to this?Let him listen and obey in the future.
“Do not remember the past events,pay no attention to things of old.
Coastlands, listen to me;distant peoples, pay attention.The Lord called me before I was born.He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.
Pay attention to Me, My people,and listen to Me, My nation;for instruction will come from Me,and My justice for a light to the nations.I will bring it about quickly.
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