'Refuse' in the Bible
"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 to you, "Let my son go so he may serve me. If you refuse to let him go, then I will kill your firstborn son.'"'"
And if you refuse to let them go, then I'm going to strike all your territory with frogs.
Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and told him, "This is what the LORD God of the Hebrews says: "How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so they may serveme.
But if you refuse to let my people go, tomorrow I'm going to bring locusts into your territory.
Then the LORD asked Moses, "How long will you people refuse to keep my commandments and my instructions?
You are to burn the flesh of the bull, its hide, and its refuse with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
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."
and if you refuse my statutes, loathe my ordinances, and fail to carry out all of my commands, thereby breaching my covenant,
But if they refuse to make peace with you and instead choose war, then attack it.
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."
How can you refuse even one official from the least of my master's servants and rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?
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.
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.
Aren't you the one, God, who has cast us off? Didn't you refuse, God, to accompany our armies?
Let one who is righteous strike me; It is an act of gracious love. Let him rebuke me, because it is oil for my head; do not let my head refuse it. My prayers continuously will be against their wicked activities.
Devastation caused by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is just.
What the lazy person craves will kill him, because his hands refuse to work.
God, I have asked you for two things don't refuse me before I die
but if you refuse and rebel, you'll be devoured by the sword, because the LORD has spoken."
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.
This is why the rain has been withheld and there are no spring showers. Yet you have a harlot's look and you refuse to be ashamed.
Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.
And if they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink it, say to them, "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "You will surely drink it!
But if you refuse to surrender, this is what the LORD has shown me:
But when I speak with you, I'll open your mouth so you can say to them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "As for those who will listen, "Let them listen,' but as for those who refuse, "Let them refuse,' since they're a rebellious group."'"
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.
When the time of childbirth comes, he will be so foolish that he will refuse to be born."
They tie up burdens that are heavy and unbearable and lay them on people's shoulders, but they refuse to lift a finger to remove them.
If any place will not welcome you and the people refuse to listen to you, when you leave, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
The king was deeply saddened, yet because of his oaths and his guests he was reluctant to refuse her.
But since it is a question about words, names, and your own Law, you will have to take care of that yourselves. I refuse to be a judge in these matters."
but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.
in blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who do not know God and on those who refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.
In a similar way, you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands so that, even if some of them refuse to obey the word, they may be won over without a word through your conduct as wives
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?