'Request' in the Bible
"Very well," he replied, "I will grant this request too and will not overthrow the town you mentioned.
So when God destroyed the cities of the region, God honored Abraham's request. He removed Lot from the midst of the destruction when he destroyed the cities Lot had lived in.
Instruct the people that each man and each woman is to request from his or her neighbor items of silver and gold."
He went up from there to Penuel and made the same request. The men of Penuel responded the same way the men of Succoth had.
Gideon continued, "I would like to make one request. Each of you give me an earring from the plunder you have taken." (The Midianites had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites.)
Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, "Please allow us to pass through your land." But the king of Edom rejected the request. Israel sent the same request to the king of Moab, but he was unwilling to cooperate. So Israel stayed at Kadesh.
Eli replied, "Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request that you have asked of him."
I prayed for this boy, and the Lord has given me the request that I asked of him.
But this request displeased Samuel, for they said, "Give us a king to lead us." So Samuel prayed to the Lord.
The Lord said to Samuel, "Do everything the people request of you. For it is not you that they have rejected, but it is me that they have rejected as their king.
Then Joab bowed down with his face toward the ground and thanked the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, because the king has granted the request of your servant!"
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why just request Abishag the Shunammite for him? Since he is my older brother, you should also request the kingdom for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab son of Zeruiah!"
King Solomon then swore an oath by the Lord, "May God judge me severely, if Adonijah does not pay for this request with his life!
The Lord was pleased that Solomon made this request.
I grant your request, and give you a wise and discerning mind superior to that of anyone who has preceded or will succeed you.
Furthermore, I am giving you what you did not request -- riches and honor so that you will be the greatest king of your generation.
But respond favorably to your servant's prayer and his request for help, O Lord my God. Answer the desperate prayer your servant is presenting to you today.
Respond to the request of your servant and your people Israel for this place. Hear from inside your heavenly dwelling place and respond favorably.
The Lord said to him, "I have answered your prayer and your request for help that you made to me. I have consecrated this temple you built by making it my permanent home; I will be constantly present there.
They said to him, "Today if you show a willingness to help these people and grant their request, they will be your servants from this time forward."
Elijah replied, "That's a difficult request! If you see me taken from you, may it be so, but if you don't, it will not happen."
The king asked the woman about it, and she gave him the details. The king assigned a eunuch to take care of her request and ordered him, "Give her back everything she owns, as well as the amount of crops her field produced from the day she left the land until now."
So the king told Hazael, "Take a gift and go visit the prophet. Request from him an oracle from the Lord. Ask him, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"
The king of Assyria responded favorably to his request; he attacked Damascus and captured it. He deported the people to Kir and executed Rezin.
But respond favorably to your servant's prayer and his request for help, O Lord my God. Answer the desperate prayer your servant is presenting to you.
They said to him, "If you are fair to these people, grant their request, and are cordial to them, they will be your servants from this time forward."
"I, King Artaxerxes, hereby issue orders to all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates, that you precisely execute all that Ezra the priestly scribe of the law of the God of heaven may request of you --
I was embarrassed to request soldiers and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemy along the way, because we had said to the king, "The good hand of our God is on everyone who is seeking him, but his great anger is against everyone who forsakes him."
When it became the turn of Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai (who had raised her as if she were his own daughter) to go to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who was overseer of the women, had recommended. Yet Esther met with the approval of all who saw her.
The king said to her, "What is on your mind, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even as much as half the kingdom will be given to you!"
While at the banquet of wine, the king said to Esther, "What is your request? It shall be given to you. What is your petition? Ask for as much as half the kingdom, and it shall be done!"
Esther responded, "My request and my petition is this:
If I have found favor in the king's sight and if the king is inclined to grant my request and perform my petition, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them. At that time I will do as the king wishes.
On the second day of the banquet of wine the king asked Esther, "What is your request, Queen Esther? It shall be granted to you. And what is your petition? Ask up to half the kingdom, and it shall be done!"
Queen Esther replied, "If I have met with your approval, O king, and if the king is so inclined, grant me my life as my request, and my people as my petition.
Then the king said to Queen Esther, "In Susa the citadel the Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman! What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? What is your request? It shall be given to you. What other petition do you have? It shall be done."
"Oh that my request would be realized, and that God would grant me what I long for!
Lord, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer.
You grant him his heart's desire; you do not refuse his request. (Selah)
when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, and does not reject their request.
He granted their request, then struck them with a disease.
They said to him, "Please grant our request and pray to the Lord your God for all those of us who are still left alive here. For, as you yourself can see, there are only a few of us left out of the many there were before.
Then Jeremiah said to them, "You sent me to the Lord God of Israel to make your request known to him. Here is what he says to you:
And at Daniel's request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the administration of the province of Babylon. Daniel himself served in the king's court.
While I was still speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and presenting my request before the LORD my God concerning his holy mountain --
Immediately she hurried back to the king and made her request: "I want the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately."
Although it grieved the king deeply, he did not want to reject her request because of his oath and his guests.
So now you and the council request the commanding officer to bring him down to you, as if you were going to determine his case by conducting a more thorough inquiry. We are ready to kill him before he comes near this place."
So do not let them persuade you to do this, because more than forty of them are lying in ambush for him. They have bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink anything until they have killed him, and now they are ready, waiting for you to agree to their request."