'Refuses' in the Bible
Yahweh said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go.
If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, "Go to your land; for Yahweh refuses to permit me to go with you."
The princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us."
If the man doesn't want to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, "My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me."
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.
He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail?
Thus says Yahweh: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.