'Refuse' in the Bible
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:
And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, the 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 locusts into thy border:
And Jehovah 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.
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 everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.
Hear instruction, and be wise, And refuse it not.
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.
but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.
Therefore is the anger of Jehovah kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them; and the mountains tremble, and their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou abhorrest shall be forsaken.
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.
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.
This evil people, that refuse to hear my words, that walk in the stubbornness of their heart, and are gone after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is profitable for nothing.
And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ye shall surely drink.
But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that Jehovah hath showed me:
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed together; and all that took them captive hold them fast; they refuse to let them go.
Thou hast made us an off-scouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples.
that we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.
If then I am a wrong-doer, and have committed anything worthy of death, I refuse not to die; but if none of those things is true whereof these accuse me, no man can give me up unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ,
but refuse profane and old wives fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness:
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes.
A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not when they refused him that warned them on earth, much more'shall not we escape who turn away from him that warneth from heaven: