'Saying' in the Bible
while a voice came from Heaven, saying, "This is My Son, the dearly loved, in whom is My delight."
As Jesus passed on, two blind men followed Him, shouting and saying, "Pity us, Son of David."
in fulfilment of the saying of the Prophet, "I will open my mouth in figurative language, I will utter things kept hidden since the creation of all things."
Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to him, "O little faith, why did you doubt?"
But He answered her not a word. Then the disciples interposed, and begged Him, saying, "Send her away because she keeps crying behind us."
they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have not brought any bread."
So when they had received it, they grumbled against the employer, saying,
saying to them, "Go to the village you see facing you, and as you enter it you will find a she-ass tied up and a foal with her. Untie her and bring them to me.
"Do you hear," they asked Him, "what these children are saying?" "Yes," He replied; "have you never read, 'Out of the mouths of infants and of babes at the breast Thou hast brought forth the praise which is due'?"
Later still he sent to them his son, saying, "'They will respect my son.'
"for many will come assuming my name and saying 'I am the Christ;' and they will mislead many.
During the meal Jesus took a Passover biscuit, blessed it and broke it. He then gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it: it is my body."
And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, "Drink from it, all of you;
Again a second time He went away and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is impossible for this cup to pass without my drinking it, Thy will be done."
Then the High Priest stood up and asked Him, "Have you no answer to make? What is it these men are saying in evidence against you?"
while they taunted Him, saying, "Christ, prove yourself a Prophet by telling us who it was that struck you."
He denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean."
So when he saw that he could gain nothing, but that on the contrary there was a riot threatening, he called for water and washed his hands in sight of them all, saying, "I am not responsible for this murder: you must answer for it."
and a voice came from the sky, saying, "Thou art My Son dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."
But Jesus reprimanded him, saying, "Silence! come out of him."
and saying, "Be careful not to tell any one, but go and show yourself to the Priest, and for your purification present the offerings that Moses appointed as evidence for them."
So He called them to Him, and using figurative language He appealed to them, saying, "How is it possible for Satan to expel Satan?
Another saying of His was this: "The Kingdom of God is as if a man scattered seed over the ground:
Another saying of His was this: "How are we to picture the Kingdom of God? or by what figure of speech shall we represent it?
they explained His words to one another by saying, "We have no bread!"
He perceived what they were saying, and He said to them, "What is this discussion of yours about having no bread? Do you not yet see and understand? Are your minds so dull of comprehension?
He had still one left whom he could send, a dearly-loved son: him last of all he sent, saying, "'They will treat my son with respect.'
Many will come assuming my name and saying, 'I am He;' and they will mislead many.
So He sent two of His disciples with instructions, saying, "Go into the city, and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him,
Also during the meal He took a Passover biscuit, blessed it, and broke it. He then gave it to them, saying, "Take this, it is my body."
A second time he repeatedly denied it. Soon afterwards the bystanders again accused Peter, saying, "You are surely one of them, for you too are a Galilaean."
In the same way the High Priests also, as well as the Scribes, kept on scoffing at Him, saying to one another, "He has saved others: himself he cannot save!
Then a man ran to fill a sponge with sour wine, and he put it on the end of a cane and placed it to His lips, saying at the same time, "Wait! let us see whether Elijah will come and take him down."
and they were saying to one another, 'Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"
And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying,
he answered the question by saying to them all, "As for me, I am baptizing you with water, but One mightier than I is coming, whose very sandal-strap I am not worthy to unfasten: He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire.
On another occasion, when He was in one of the towns, there was a man there covered with leprosy, who, seeing Jesus, threw himself at His feet and implored Him, saying, "Sir, if only you are willing, you are able to make me clean."
All were awe-struck, and they gave glory to God--some saying, "A Prophet, a great Prophet, has risen up among us." Others said, "God has not forgotten His People."
And when they were preparing to depart from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, we are thankful to you that we are here. Let us put up three tents--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what he was saying.
Hereupon one of the expounders of the Law exclaimed, "Rabbi, in saying such things you reproach us also."
and he debated within himself, saying, "'What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'
Just at that time there came some Pharisees who warned Him, saying, "Leave this place and continue your journey; Herod means to kill you."
"Soon the servant reported the result, saying, "'Sir, what you ordered is done, and there is room still.'
saying, 'This man began to build, but could not finish.'
and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!"
And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.'
"But the tax-gatherer, standing far back, would not so much as lift his eyes to Heaven, but kept beating his breast and saying, "'O God, be reconciled to me, sinner that I am.'
saying to them, "Go into the village facing you. On entering it you will find an ass's foal tied up which no one has ever yet ridden: untie it, and bring it here.
Thereupon some of the Pharisees in the crowd appealed to Him, saying, "Rabbi, reprove your disciples."
"See to it," He replied, "that you are not misled; for many will come assuming my name and professing, 'I am He,' or saying, 'The time is close at hand.' Do not go and follow them.
Then, taking a Passover biscuit, He gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is being given on your behalf: this do in remembrance of me."
For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment."
But He Himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed repeatedly, saying,
And the soldiers also made sport of Him, coming and offering Him sour wine and saying,
Now one of the criminals who had been crucified insulted Him, saying, "Are not you the Christ? Save yourself and us."
The Captain, seeing what had happened, gave glory to God, saying, "Beyond question this man was innocent."
John gave testimony concerning Him and cried aloud, saying, "This is He of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me,' for He was before me."
"for you have had five husbands, and the man you have at present is not your husband. You have spoken the truth in saying that."
For it is in this that you see the real meaning of the saying, 'The sower is one person, and the reaper is another.'
They kept asking, "Is not this man Joseph's son? Is he not Jesus, whose father and mother we know? What does he mean by now saying, 'I have come down out of Heaven'?"
Jesus answered their question by saying, "My teaching does not belong to me, but comes from Him who sent me.
"Are we not right," answered the Jews, "in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?"
After saying this, she went and called her sister Mary privately, telling her, "The Rabbi is here and is asking for you."
But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, 'They have hated me without any reason.'
Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask Him, and He said, "Is this what you are questioning one another about--my saying, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me'?
(It was this Caiaphas who had advised the Jews, saying, "It is to your interest that one man should die for the People.")
Upon His saying this, one of the officers standing by struck Him with his open hand, asking Him as he did so, "Is that the way you answer the High Priest?"
With a roar of voices they again cried out, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
Then they began to march up to Him, saying in a mocking voice, "Hail King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with the palms of their hands.
And the brethren prayed, saying, "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all, show clearly which of these two Thou hast chosen
And with many more appeals he solemnly warned and entreated them, saying, "Escape from this crooked generation."
While they were saying this to the people, the Priests, the Commander of the Temple Guard, and the Sadducees came upon them,
saying, "The jail we found quite safely locked, and the warders were on guard at the doors, but upon going in we found no one there."
And some one came and brought them word, saying, "The men you put in prison are actually in the Temple, standing there, teaching the people."
When Moses saw this he wondered at the sight; but on his going up to look further, the voice of the Lord was heard, saying,
Now in Damascus there was a disciple of the name of Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, saying, "Ananias!" "I am here, Lord," he answered.
About three o'clock one afternoon he had a vision, and distinctly saw an angel of God enter his house, who called him by name, saying, "Cornelius!"
I also heard a voice saying to me, "'Rise, Peter, kill and eat.'
So he sprang up and began to walk about. Then the crowds, seeing what Paul had done, rent the air with their shouts in the Lycaonian language, saying, "The gods have assumed human form and have come down to us."
Everywhere they strengthened the disciples by encouraging them to hold fast to the faith, and warned them saying, "It is through many afflictions that we must make our way into the Kingdom of God."
But certain persons who had come down from Judaea tried to convince the brethren, saying, "Unless you are circumcised in accordance with the Mosaic custom, you cannot be saved."
Here, one night, Paul saw a vision. There was a Macedonian who was standing, entreating him and saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us."
Among our hearers was one named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods. She belonged to the city of Thyateira, and was a worshipper of the true God. The Lord opened her heart, so that she gave attention to what Paul was saying.
When she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, "If in your judgement I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house." And she made us go there.
But Paul shouted loudly to him, saying, "Do yourself no injury: we are all here.
So the jailer brought Paul word, saying, "The praetors have sent orders for you to be released. Now therefore you can go, and proceed on your way in peace."
For the things you are saying sound strange to us. We should therefore like to be told exactly what they mean."
But there were also some wandering Jewish exorcists who undertook to invoke the name of Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches."
So there arose a great uproar; and some of the Scribes belonging to the sect of the Pharisees sprang to their feet and fiercely contended, saying, "We find no harm in the man. What if a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel----!"
At this point Felix, who was fairly well informed about the new faith, adjourned the trial, saying to the Jews, "When the Tribune Lysias comes down, I will enter carefully into the matter."
Having, however, obtained the help which is from God, I have stood firm until now, and have solemnly exhorted rich and poor alike, saying nothing except what the Prophets and Moses predicted as soon to happen,
Unable to agree among themselves, they at last left him, but not before Paul had spoken a parting word to them, saying, "Right well did the Holy Spirit say to your forefathers through the Prophet Isaiah:
God has not cast off His People whom He knew beforehand. Or are you ignorant of what Scripture says in speaking of Elijah--how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,
And so with you; if with the living voice you fail to utter intelligible words, how will people know what you are saying? You will be talking to the winds.
I am not saying this by way of command, but to test by the standard of other men's earnestness the genuineness of your love also.
To return to what I was saying. Let no one suppose that I am foolish. Or if you must, at any rate make allowance for me as being foolish, in order that I, as well as they, may boast a little.
What I am now saying, I do not say by the Lord's command, but as a fool in his folly might, in this reckless boasting.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that in consequence of faith God would declare the nations to be free from guilt, sent beforehand the Good News to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."
For even when we were with you, we forewarned you, saying, "We are soon to suffer affliction;" and this actually happened, as you well know.
While they are saying "Peace and safety!" then in a moment destruction falls upon them, like birth-pains on a woman who is with child; and escape there is none.