497 occurrences in 14 translations

'Please' in the Bible

Please say you're my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared on your account."

Then Abram said to Lot, "Please, let's not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.

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"Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left."

So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.

Then he said, "My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, please do not go on past your servant.

And he said, "Please, let not my Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if thirty be found there?" And he answered, "I will not do [it] if I find thirty there."

And he said, "Please, now, I was bold to speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the twenty."

And he said, "Please, let not my Lord be angry, and I will speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the ten."

and said, "Look, my lords! Please come inside your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and be on your way." But they responded, "No, we would rather spend the night in the town square."

and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.

"Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof."

But Lot said to them, "No, Lord-please.

Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there-it's only a small place, isn't it?-so that I can survive."

and said, "Look! My land is available to you, so settle wherever you please."

God said, "Please take your son, your unique son whom you love Isaac and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him as a burnt offering there on one of the mountains that I will point out to you."

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."

Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, "Please place your hand under my thigh,

That's when he prayed, "LORD God of my master Abraham, help me to succeed today. Please show your gracious love to my master Abraham.

Let the girl to whom I say, 'Please lower your water jug so that I may drink,' and who responds, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels also'-let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. By this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master."

Then the servant ran to meet her and said, "Please let me have a little water from your jug."

"Whose daughter are you?" he asked. "Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"

Then today I came to the spring, and I said, 'O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, {if you would please make my journey successful}, upon which I am going.

I am standing here at a spring. Let the virgin who comes out to draw water, and I say to her: Please let me drink a little water from your jug,

"Before I had finished praying in my heart, there was Rebekah coming with her jug on her shoulder, and she went down to the spring and drew water. So I said to her: Please let me have a drink.

"Please don't delay me," the servant answered them. "The LORD has made my journey successful. Send me off so I can return to my master."

and Esau said to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.

"Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me;

Jacob replied to his father, "I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me."

Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come closer so I can touch you, my son. Are you really my son Esau, or not?"

Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come closer and kiss me, my son."

Esau realized that Canaan women didn't please his father Isaac,

Reuben went out during the wheat harvest and found some mandrakes in the field. When he brought them to his mother Leah, Rachel asked, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."

Then Laban responded, "If I've found favor in your sight, please stay with me, because I've learned through divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.

Then Rachel told her father, "Sir, please don't be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence. It's that time of the month." So Laban searched for the idols, but never did find them.

Please rescue me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid of him; otherwise, he may come and attack me, the mothers, and their children.

Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there.

But Jacob said, "No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, [and it is] like seeing God's face, since you have accepted me.

Please take my present that was brought to you, because God has been gracious to me and I have everything I need." So Jacob urged him until he accepted.

"Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir."

Esau said, "Let me leave some of my people with you." But he replied, "Why do that? Please indulge me, my lord."

Hamor said to Jacob's sons, "My son Shechem is strongly attracted to your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.

He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;

He said, "I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock."

and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

And he turned aside to her at the roadside and said, "Please come, let me come in to you," for he did not know that she [was] his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give to me that you may come in to me?"

It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"

"We had a dream," they replied, "but there's no one to interpret it." "Interpretations belong to God," Joseph told them, "so please tell me your stories."

But when all goes well for you, remember that I was with you. Please show kindness to me by mentioning me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this prison.

"But your majesty," they pleaded, "your servants include twelve brothers, the sons of a common father back in the land of Canaan. Please! Our youngest brother remains with our father, and the other one is no longer alive."

And they said, "Please, my lord, we surely came down once before to buy food,

But Judah approached him and said, "Sir, please let your servant speak personally to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are like Pharaoh.

Now please let your servant remain here as my lord's slave, in place of the boy. Let him go back with his brothers.

Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please, come near me," and they came near. "I am Joseph, your brother," he said, "the one you sold into Egypt.

Then they said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live in the land for a while because there is no grazing land for your servants' sheep, since the famine in the land of Canaan has been severe. So now, please let your servants settle in the land of Goshen."

As the time approached for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and addressed him. "Please," he asked, "if you're happy with me, make a solemn promise that you'll treat me fairly and kindly by not burying me in Egypt.

"These are my sons," Joseph replied. "God gave them to me here in Egypt." "Please bring them close to me," Jacob said, "so I can bless them."

When the days of mourning were over, Joseph said to Pharaoh's household, "If I have found favor with you, please tell Pharaoh that

"My father told me, "Look! I'm about to die. Bury me in my grave that I dug for myself in the land of Canaan." So please let me travel to bury my father. I'll be right back.'"

"Please go," Pharaoh replied. "Bury your father, as he asked you to do."

'Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers' transgression and their sin-the wrong they caused you.' Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when their message came to him.

They will listen to what you say. Then you, along with the elders of Israel, must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.

But Moses replied to the Lord, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent-either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant-because I am slow and hesitant in speech."

Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, "Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt and see if they are still living." Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."

Then they answered, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, or else He may strike us with plague or sword."

Please forgive my sin once more and make an appeal to the Lord your God, so that He will take this death away from me."

If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Please, LORD, this people committed a great sin by making a god of gold for themselves.

Now if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You and find favor in Your sight. Now consider that this nation is Your people."

Then he said, "My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession."

"Please don't leave us," Moses said, "since you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can serve as our eyes.

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don't let me see my misery [any more]."

and he said, "Please hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I, Yahweh, will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak to him in a dream.

and said to Moses, "My lord, please don't hold against us this sin we have so foolishly committed.

Please don't let her be like a dead [baby] whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother's womb."

But now, please, let the power of my Lord be great, just has you spoke,

Please pardon the wrongdoing of this people in keeping with the greatness of Your faithful love, just as You have forgiven them from Egypt until now."

And Moses said to Korah, "Please listen, sons of Levi!

Moses was very angry, so he told the LORD, "Please don't accept their offering. I haven't taken even one donkey from them nor have I hurt even one of them."

He said to the community, saying, "Please turn away from the tents of these wicked men, and do not touch anything {that belongs to them}, or you will be destroyed with all their sins."

and Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly to the presence of the rock, and he said to them, "Please listen, you rebels; can we bring out water for you from this rock?"

Please let us travel through your land. We won't travel through [any] field or vineyard, or drink [any] well water. We will travel the King's Highway; we won't turn to the right or the left until we have traveled through your territory.' "

Then the Israelis replied, "Permit us to travel on the highway. If we and our cattle drink your water, we'll pay the price you ask. Only please let us walk through, and nothing more."

Please come and put a curse on these people for me because they are more powerful than I am. I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed."

And they came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak son of Zippor: 'Please do not let anything hinder you from coming to me.

for I will greatly honor you and do whatever you ask me. So please come and put a curse on these people for me!' "

Please stay here overnight as the others did, so that I may find out what else the Lord has to tell me."

Then Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place where you can see them. You will only see the outskirts of their camp; you won't see all of them. From there, put a curse on them for me."

And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry whom they please; only they shall marry one of the tribe of their father,

Please let me cross over and see the beautiful land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.

"Yes, ask, please, about former days that {preceded you} from the day that God created humankind on the earth; [ask even] from [one] end of the heaven up to the [other] end of heaven {whether anything ever happened} like this great thing or {whether anything like it was ever heard}.

On the other hand, you may slaughter and eat meat as you please when the Lord your God blesses you in all your villages. Both the ritually pure and impure may eat it, whether it is a gazelle or an ibex.

When the LORD your God enlarges your territory just as he told you and you say "I want to eat meat' since you desire to eat it, you may do so as much as you please.

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוּה 
'avvah 
Usage: 7

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

חמד 
Chemed 
Usage: 6

חמדּה 
Chemdah 
Usage: 16

חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

חשׁק 
Chesheq 
Usage: 3

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 18

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

ישׁר 
Yashar 
Usage: 26

מגד 
meged 
Usage: 8

מחמד 
Machmad 
Usage: 12

מחמוּד מחמדo 
Machmud 
Usage: 2

נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

נעים 
Na`iym 
Usage: 13

נעם 
Na`em 
Usage: 8

נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

נעמן 
Na`aman 
Usage: 1

שׂפק ספק 
Caphaq 
Usage: 10

עדין 
`adiyn 
Usage: 1

עדנה עדן 
`eden 
Usage: 4

עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

ענג 
`oneg 
Usage: 2

ערב 
`areb 
Usage: 12

צבי 
Ts@biy 
Usage: 32

רעוּת 
R@uwth (Aramaic) 
pleasure , will
Usage: 2

רצה 
Ratsah 
Usage: 56

רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

שׁעשׁע 
Sha`shua` 
Usage: 9

שׁפר 
Sh@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

תּענגה תּענג תּענוּג 
Ta`anuwg 
Usage: 5

ἀπόλαυσις 
Apolausis 
to enjoy 9, enjoy the pleasures 9
Usage: 2

ἀρέσκεια 
Areskeia 
Usage: 1

ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

ἀρεστός 
Arestos 
Usage: 3

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

εὐαρεστέω 
Euaresteo 
Usage: 3

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
good pleasure , good will , seem good 9 , desire
Usage: 7

ἡδονή 
hedone 
Usage: 4

θέλημα 
thelema 
will , desire , pleasure
Usage: 45

σπαταλάω 
Spatalao 
live in pleasure , be wanton
Usage: 2

συνευδοκέω 
suneudokeo 
Usage: 5

τρυφάω 
Truphao 
Usage: 1

φιλήδονος 
Philedonos 
Usage: 1

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151



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