'Refuse' in the Bible
Then she went and sat down by herself across from him at quite a distance, about a bowshot away; for she thought, "I refuse to watch the child die." So she sat across from him and wept uncontrollably.
"Listen to us, sir. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our burial tombs. None of us would refuse you his tomb for burying your dead."
"Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me.
She kept on talking to him like this day after day, but he wouldn't listen to her. Not only would he refuse to have sex with her, he refused even to stay around her.
And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:
For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
You are to burn the flesh of the bull, its hide, and its refuse with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
But the hide of the bull and all its flesh with its head and its legs and its entrails and its refuse,
If any of the meat of his sacrifice of peace offerings is eaten on the third day, it won't be accepted for the one who brought it. It is to be considered as refuse, and whoever eats it will bear the punishment of his iniquity."
But the bull and its hide and its flesh and its refuse he burned in the fire outside the camp, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
But the bull of the sin offering and the goat of the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be taken outside the camp, and they shall burn their hides, their flesh, and their refuse in the fire.
and if you refuse my statutes, loathe my ordinances, and fail to carry out all of my commands, thereby breaching my covenant,
I will lay your cities waste and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas.
Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned.
But if they refuse to make peace with you and instead choose war, then attack it.
You shall do the same to his donkey, his clothes, or anything else your neighbor has lost and you have found; you must not refuse to get involved.
"If you refuse to obey all the words of this law, the things written in this scroll, and refuse to fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord your God,
The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.
On the fourth day they said to Samson's bride, "Trick your husband into giving the solution to the riddle. If you refuse, we will burn up you and your father's family. Did you invite us here to make us poor?"
Peninnah would behave this way year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the Lord's house, Peninnah would upset her so that she would weep and refuse to eat.
And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, 'Nay, but a king is over us,
But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
So now I'm asking one thing from you. Don't refuse me." "Talk," she told him.
Then he asked her, "Please talk to King Solomon for me, since he won't refuse you. Ask him to give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife."
and told him, "I would like to make a minor request of you. Please don't refuse me." "What is your request, mother?" the king asked her. "I won't turn you down."
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, “Please observe and see how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him.”
Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, “Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat?”
How can you refuse even one official from the least of my master's servants and rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?
To Shuppim and Hosah [the lot fell] for the west [gates], by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway, division by division.
and they further agreed that whoever would refuse to seek the LORD God of Israel was to be executed, whether important or unimportant, man or woman.
May the king be further advised that if this city is rebuilt and its walls erected, its citizens will refuse to pay tributes, taxes, and tariffs, thereby restricting royal revenues.
And I issued a decree that any man who violates this edict, a timber shall be drawn from his house and he shall be impaled on it and his house shall be made a refuse heap on account of this.
So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire.
Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall to the Refuse Gate.
Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Refuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.
yea, they refuse to hearken, and have not remembered Thy wonders that Thou hast done with them, and harden their neck and appoint a head, to turn back to their service, in their rebellion; and Thou art a God of pardons, gracious, and merciful, long-suffering, and abundant in kindness, and hast not forsaken them.
Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great choirs, the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.
I refuse to touch them;they are like contaminated food.
You would still plunge me into the pit,And my own clothes would hate me [and refuse to cover my foul body].
He perishes forever like his refuse;Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’
Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
“Surely God will not listen to an empty cry [which lacks trust],Nor will the Almighty regard it.
But if they refuse to listen, they pass over the river of death, and expire without knowledge.
You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah)
To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.
Iniquity he deviseth on his bed, He stationeth himself on a way not good, Evil he doth not refuse.'
God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago, will hear and humiliate them. (Selah) They refuse to change, and do not fear God.
They wander around looking for something to eat; they refuse to sleep until they are full.
Aren't you the one, God, who has cast us off? Didn't you refuse, God, to accompany our armies?
In the day of my trouble I [desperately] sought the Lord;In the night my hand was stretched out [in prayer] without weariness;My soul refused to be comforted.
Let the righteous one strike me—it is an act of faithful love;let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;let me not refuse it.Even now my prayer is againstthe evil acts of the wicked.
Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
God, I have asked you for two things don't refuse me before I die
All that my eyes desired, I did not deny them. I did not refuse myself any pleasure, for I took pleasure in all my struggles. This was my reward for all my struggles.
When you lift up your hands in prayer,I will refuse to look at you;even if you offer countless prayers,I will not listen.Your hands are covered with blood.
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Therefore the anger of the LORD burned against his people, so he stretched out his hands against them and afflicted them. The mountains quaked, and their corpses were like refuse in the middle of the streets. Throughout all of this, his anger has not turned away, and his hands are still stretched out to attack.
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
Though the wicked is shown compassion and favor,He does not learn righteousness;In the land of uprightness he deals unjustly,And refuses to see the majesty of the Lord.
For this is a rebellious people, false sons,Sons who refuse to listenTo the instruction of the Lord;
Certainly you will not refuse one of my master's minor officials and trust in Egypt for chariots and horsemen.
But the wicked are like the tossing sea,For it cannot be quiet,And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
This is why the showers haven’t come—why there has been no spring rain.You have the brazen look of a prostituteand refuse to be ashamed.
Lord, I know you look for faithfulness. But even when you punish these people, they feel no remorse. Even when you nearly destroy them, they refuse to be corrected. They have become as hardheaded as a rock. They refuse to change their ways.
I will go to the leaders and speak with them. Surely they know what the Lord demands. Surely they know what their God requires of them." Yet all of them, too, have rejected his authority and refuse to submit to him.
Refuse silver shall men them, because Jehovah hath rejected them.
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
While you were feeling secure I gave you warning. But you said, "I refuse to listen to you." That is the way you have acted from your earliest history onward. Indeed, you have never paid attention to me.
And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
Just as surely as I have done this, so surely will I never reject the descendants of Jacob. Nor will I ever refuse to choose one of my servant David's descendants to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, I will restore them and show mercy to them."
But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that the LORD hath shewed me:
This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Israelites and Judeans alike have been oppressed.All their captors hold them fast;they refuse to release them.
Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
Those who feasted on delicaciesAre perishing in the streets;Those reared in purple [as nobles]Embrace ash heaps.
Whether they listen or refuse to listen—for they are a rebellious house—they will know that a prophet has been among them.
But speak My words to them whether they listen or refuse to listen, for they are rebellious.
Go to your people, the exiles, and speak to them. Tell them, ‘This is what the Lord God says,’ whether they listen or refuse to listen.”
But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you will say to them, ‘This is what the Lord God says.’ Let the one who listens, listen, and let the one who refuses, refuse—for they are a rebellious house.
doesn't refuse to help the afflicted, or refuses to loan with usury or exact interest, but instead follows my ordinances and lives his life consistent with my statutes. He won't die because of his father's sin, will he? No! He'll certainly live.
“I will lay your flesh on the mountainsAnd fill the valleys with your refuse.
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
The arrogance of Israel testifies against him, yet they refuse to return to the Lord their God! In spite of all this they refuse to seek him!
They will return to Egypt! Assyria will rule over them because they refuse to repent!
When the time of childbirth comes, he will be so foolish that he will refuse to be born."
The earth quakes before them; the sky reverberates. The sun and the moon grow dark; the stars refuse to shine.
A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? The sovereign Lord has spoken! Who can refuse to prophesy?
You refuse to believe a day of disaster will come, but you establish a reign of violence.
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
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