'Refuse' in the Bible
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
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.
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.
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.
But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that the LORD hath shewed me:
Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: