'Replied' in the Bible
The man replied, "I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."
So the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman replied, "The serpent tricked me, and I ate."
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" And he replied, "I don't know! Am I my brother's guardian?"
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I raise my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow
He said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" She replied, "I'm running away from my mistress, Sarai."
And let me get a bit of food so that you may refresh yourselves since you have passed by your servant's home. After that you may be on your way." "All right," they replied, "you may do as you say."
Then they asked him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" He replied, "There, in the tent."
So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
what if there are five less than the fifty godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?" He replied, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there."
Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty."
Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."
Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty."
Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."
He said, "Here, my lords, please turn aside to your servant's house. Stay the night and wash your feet. Then you can be on your way early in the morning." "No," they replied, "we'll spend the night in the town square."
"Very well," he replied, "I will grant this request too and will not overthrow the town you mentioned.
Then in the dream God replied to him, "Yes, I know that you have done this with a clear conscience. That is why I have kept you from sinning against me and why I did not allow you to touch her.
Abraham replied, "Because I thought, 'Surely no one fears God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'
"I do not know who has done this thing," Abimelech replied. "Moreover, you did not tell me. I did not hear about it until today."
He replied, "You must take these seven ewe lambs from my hand as legal proof that I dug this well."
Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" Abraham replied.
Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father?" "What is it, my son?" he replied. "Here is the fire and the wood," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
"God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son," Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.
(Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth.) Ephron the Hethite replied to Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth -- before all who entered the gate of his city --
"Drink, my lord," she replied, and quickly lowering her jug to her hands, she gave him a drink.
Then I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' She replied, 'The daughter of Bethuel the son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to Nahor.' I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.
Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "This is the Lord's doing. Our wishes are of no concern.
But Rebekah's brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl stay with us a few more days, perhaps ten. Then she can go."
So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Do you want to go with this man?" She replied, "I want to go."
and asked Abraham's servant, "Who is that man walking in the field toward us?" "That is my master," the servant replied. So she took her veil and covered herself.
But Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he replied, "She is my sister." He was afraid to say, "She is my wife," for he thought to himself, "The men of this place will kill me to get Rebekah because she is very beautiful."
So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, "She is really your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?" Isaac replied, "Because I thought someone might kill me to get her."
They replied, "We could plainly see that the Lord is with you. So we decided there should be a pact between us -- between us and you. Allow us to make a treaty with you
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son!" "Here I am!" Esau replied.
He went to his father and said, "My father!" Isaac replied, "Here I am. Which are you, my son?"
But Isaac asked his son, "How in the world did you find it so quickly, my son?" "Because the Lord your God brought it to me," he replied.
Then he asked, "Are you really my son Esau?" "I am," Jacob replied.
His father Isaac asked, "Who are you?" "I am your firstborn son," he replied, "Esau!"
But Isaac replied, "Your brother came in here deceitfully and took away your blessing."
Isaac replied to Esau, "Look! I have made him lord over you. I have made all his relatives his servants and provided him with grain and new wine. What is left that I can do for you, my son?"
Jacob asked them, "My brothers, where are you from?" They replied, "We're from Haran."
"Is he well?" Jacob asked. They replied, "He is well. Now look, here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep."
Laban replied, "I'd rather give her to you than to another man. Stay with me."
"It is not our custom here," Laban replied, "to give the younger daughter in marriage before the firstborn.
She replied, "Here is my servant Bilhah! Have sexual relations with her so that she can bear children for me and I can have a family through her."
But Leah replied, "Wasn't it enough that you've taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes too?" "All right," Rachel said, "he may sleep with you tonight in exchange for your son's mandrakes."
"You know how I have worked for you," Jacob replied, "and how well your livestock have fared under my care.
So Laban asked, "What should I give you?" "You don't need to give me a thing," Jacob replied, "but if you agree to this one condition, I will continue to care for your flocks and protect them:
In the dream the angel of God said to me, 'Jacob!' 'Here I am!' I replied.
Then Rachel and Leah replied to him, "Do we still have any portion or inheritance in our father's house?
"I left secretly because I was afraid!" Jacob replied to Laban. "I thought you might take your daughters away from me by force.
Laban replied to Jacob, "These women are my daughters, these children are my grandchildren, and these flocks are my flocks. All that you see belongs to me. But how can I harm these daughters of mine today or the children to whom they have given birth?
Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." "I will not let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."
Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
When Esau looked up and saw the women and the children, he asked, "Who are these people with you?" Jacob replied, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."
Esau then asked, "What did you intend by sending all these herds to meet me?" Jacob replied, "To find favor in your sight, my lord."
So Esau said, "Let me leave some of my men with you." "Why do that?" Jacob replied. "My lord has already been kind enough to me."
But Simeon and Levi replied, "Should he treat our sister like a common prostitute?"
Israel said to Joseph, "Your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem. Come, I will send you to them." "I'm ready," Joseph replied.
He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Please tell me where they are grazing their flocks."
He replied, "I'll send you a young goat from the flock." She asked, "Will you give me a pledge until you send it?"
He said, "What pledge should I give you?" She replied, "Your seal, your cord, and the staff that's in your hand." So he gave them to her and had sex with her. She became pregnant by him.
He asked the men who were there, "Where is the cult prostitute who was at Enaim by the road?" But they replied, "There has been no cult prostitute here."
Joseph replied, "This is its meaning: The three baskets represent three days.
Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "It is not within my power, but God will speak concerning the welfare of Pharaoh."
They replied, "Your servants are from a family of twelve brothers. We are the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is with our father at this time, and one is no longer alive."
But Jacob replied, "My son will not go down there with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If an accident happens to him on the journey you have to make, then you will bring down my gray hair in sorrow to the grave."
They replied, "The man questioned us thoroughly about ourselves and our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?' So we answered him in this way. How could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"
"Your servant our father is well," they replied. "He is still alive." They bowed down in humility.
He replied, "You have suggested your own punishment! The one who has it will become my slave, but the rest of you will go free."
Judah replied, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? How can we clear ourselves? God has exposed the sin of your servants! We are now my lord's slaves, we and the one in whose possession the cup was found."
But we replied, 'We cannot go down there. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go, for we won't be permitted to see the man's face if our youngest brother is not with us.'
God spoke to Israel in a vision during the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" He replied, "Here I am!"
They replied, "You have saved our lives! You are showing us favor, and we will be Pharaoh's slaves."
The man replied, "Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Are you planning to kill me like you killed that Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, thinking, "Surely what I did has become known."
He replied, "Surely I will be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: When you bring the people out of Egypt, you and they will serve God on this mountain."
But Pharaoh replied, "You are slackers! Slackers! That is why you are saying, 'Let us go sacrifice to the Lord.'
But Moses replied to the Lord, "If the Israelites did not listen to me, then how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with difficulty?"
He replied to them, "Stay here tonight, and I will bring back to you whatever word the Lord may speak to me." So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.
Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment of the Lord my God to do less or more.
Balaam replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the Lord has put in my mouth?"
But Balaam replied to Balak, "Did I not tell you, 'All that the Lord speaks, I must do'?"
The Lord replied to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is such a spirit, and lay your hand on him;
Then Moses replied, "If you will do this thing, and if you will arm yourselves for battle before the Lord,
So the Gadites and the Reubenites replied to Moses, "Your servants will do as my lord commands.
You replied to me that what I had said to you was good.
But the woman hid the two men and replied, "Yes, these men were clients of mine, but I didn't know where they came from.
Joshua replied to them, "Since you have so many people, go up into the forest and clear out a place to live in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites, for the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you."
Joshua said to the people, "Do you agree to be witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to worship the Lord?" They replied, "We are witnesses!"
Micah said to him, "Where do you come from?" He replied, "I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. I am looking for a new place to live."
But Naomi replied, "Go back home, my daughters! There is no reason for you to return to Judah with me! I am no longer capable of giving birth to sons who might become your husbands!
But Ruth replied, "Stop urging me to abandon you! For wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you live, I will live. Your people will become my people, and your God will become my God.
But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.
One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, "Let me go to the fields so I can gather grain behind whoever permits me to do so." Naomi replied, "You may go, my daughter."
Now at that very moment, Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, "May the Lord be with you!" They replied, "May the Lord bless you!"
The servant in charge of the harvesters replied, "She's the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the region of Moab.
Boaz replied to her, "I have been given a full report of all that you have done for your mother-in-law following the death of your husband -- how you left your father and your mother, as well as your homeland, and came to live among people you did not know previously.
Ruth the Moabite replied, "He even told me, 'You may go along beside my servants until they have finished gathering all my harvest!'"
Ruth replied to Naomi, "I will do everything you have told me to do."
He said, "Who are you?" She replied, "I am Ruth, your servant. Marry your servant, for you are a guardian of the family interests."