'Plead' in the Bible
Then Pharaoh called to Moses and Aaron and said, "Plead with the LORD so that he may remove the frogs from me and my people. I'll let the people go so they can offer sacrifices to the LORD."
Moses told Pharaoh, "You decide when I should plead for you, your servants, and your people to remove the frogs from you and your household. They'll remain only in the Nile River."
May the LORD act as judge, and may he decide between me and you. May he see, may he plead my case, and may he vindicate me in this dispute against you."
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the written decree ordering the Jews' destruction that had been issued in Susa. Mordecai wanted him to show it to Esther, to explain it to her, and then to instruct her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for her people.
to show favor to him and to plead, "Deliver him from having to go down to the Pit I know where his ransom is!'
You be my judge, God, and plead my case against an unholy nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man.
So I say to the LORD, "You are my God; listen to my voice as I plead for mercy, LORD.
then do this, my son, and deliver yourself, because you have come under your neighbor's control. Go, humble yourself! Plead passionately with your neighbor!
for the LORD will plead their case and ruin the lives of those who ruin them.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.
This is what the LORD says: "The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, those Sabeans, men of great heights. They'll come over to you and will be yours; They'll trudge behind you coming over in chains, they'll bow down to you. They'll plead with you, "Surely God is in you; and there is no other God at all.'"
"As for you, don't pray on behalf of this people, don't cry or offer a petition for them, and don't plead with me, for I won't listen to you.
If they're prophets, and if they have a message from the LORD, let them plead with the LORD of the Heavenly Armies so that the utensils that remain in the LORD's Temple, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem might not be taken to Babylon.
There is no one to plead your cause. There is no medicine for your sore; no healing for you.
Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name. He will vigorously plead their case in order to bring rest to the earth, but turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.
So the demons began to plead with Jesus, saying, "If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs."
"Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him.
Then he went on to plead, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"
Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead: "Be saved," he urged them, "from this corrupt generation!"
Therefore, we are the Messiah's representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah's behalf: "Be reconciled to God!"
Since, then, we are working with God, we plead with you not to accept God's grace in vain.
Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!
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