'Show' in the Bible
Now [in Haran] the Lord had said to Abram,“Go away from your country,And from your relativesAnd from your father’s house,To the land which I will show you;
When God caused me to wander from my father’s house, I said to her, ‘This kindness and loyalty you can show me: at every place we stop, say of me, “He is my brother.”’”
And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness (faithfulness) to my master Abraham.
Only think of me when it goes well with you, and please show me kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
But indeed for this very reason I have allowed you to live, in order to show you My power and in order that My name may be proclaimed throughout all the earth.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants [making them determined and unresponsive], so that I may exhibit My signs [of divine power] among them,
You shall construct it in accordance with everything that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture.
Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways so that I may know You [becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, recognizing and understanding Your ways more clearly] and that I may find grace and favor in Your sight. And consider also, that this nation is Your people.”
Then Moses said, “Please, show me Your glory!”
And God said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the Name of the Lord before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion (lovingkindness) on whom I will show compassion.”
if the mark is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the leather or in the warp or woof or in any article made of leather, it is an infestation of leprosy and shall be shown to the priest.
‘You shall not do injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor show a preference for the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “In the morning the Lord will show who belongs to Him, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; the one whom He will choose He will bring near to Himself.
who went before you along the way, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to seek a place for you to make camp and to show you the way in which you should go.
‘O Lord God, You have only begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth that can do such works and mighty acts (miracles) as Yours?
I was standing between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,
and when the Lord your God gives them over to you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall not make a covenant (treaty) with them nor show mercy and compassion to them.
Nothing from that which is put under the ban (designated for destruction) shall cling to your hand, so that the Lord may turn away from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He swore to your fathers,
a defiant nation who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young,
“Remember the days of old,Consider the years of many generations.Ask your father, and he will inform you,Your elders, and they will tell you.
And now, please swear [an oath] to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father’s household (family), and give me a pledge of truth and faithfulness,
The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly.”
And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, “Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking.” And he entered [her tent] with her, and behold Sisera lay dead with the tent peg in his temple.
Gideon replied to Him, “If I have found any favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speaks with me.
nor did they show kindness to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the good that he had done for Israel.
So now listen to their voice; only solemnly warn them and tell them the ways of the king who will reign over them.”
The servant said to him, “Look here, in this city there is a man of God, and the man is held in honor; everything that he says comes true. Now let us go there; perhaps he can advise us about our journey [and tell us where we should go].”
Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you will prophesy with them, and you will be changed into another man.
You shall go down ahead of me to Gilgal; and behold, I will be coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you must do.”
So the men of the garrison responded to Jonathan and his armor bearer, “Come up to us and we will tell you something.” Jonathan said to his armor bearer, “Climb up after me, for the Lord has given them into the hands of Israel.”
Therefore, Saul said to the Lord, the God of Israel, “Give a perfect lot [identifying the transgressor].” Then Saul and Jonathan were selected [by lot], but the other men went free.
You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do [after that]; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate.”
If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness and faithfulness of the Lord, so that I will not die?
Now may the Lord show lovingkindness and truth and faithfulness to you. I too will show this goodness to you, because you have done this thing.
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house (family) of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
And the king said, “Is there no longer anyone left of the house (family) of Saul to whom I may show the goodness and graciousness of God?” Ziba replied to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan, [one] whose feet are crippled.”
David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will certainly show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall always eat at my table.”
Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father did to me.” So David sent [a letter along with] some of his servants to console him in regard to his father’s death; and David’s servants came into the land of the Ammonites.
“With the loving and loyal You show Yourself loving and loyal,With the blameless You show Yourself blameless.
“With the pure You show Yourself pure,With the perverted You show Yourself astute.
Solomon said, “If he [proves he] is a worthy man, not even one of his hairs shall fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.”
“I am going the way of all the earth [as dust to dust]. Be strong and prove yourself a man.
But be gracious and kind to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who [have the honor to] eat at your table; for they met me [with kindness] when I fled from your brother Absalom.
Now it happened after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth.”
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
Elijah said, “As the Lord of hosts (armies) lives, before whom I stand, I will certainly show myself to Ahab today.”
Now the heart of the king of Aram (Syria) was enraged over this thing. He called his servants and said to them, “Will you not tell me which of us is helping the king of Israel?”
Hezekiah listened to and welcomed them and [foolishly] showed them all his treasure house—the silver and gold and spices and precious oil and his armory and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house (palace) nor in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth;Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
David said, “I will be kind (gracious) to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father was kind to me.” So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning [the death of] his father. And the servants of David came to the land of the Ammonites to comfort Hanun.
For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you will have wars.”
Now these are the ones who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they could not provide evidence of their fathers’ households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel:
to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown (high turban), to display her beauty before the people and the officials, for she was lovely to see.
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the text of the decree which had been issued in Susa for the Jews destruction, so that he might show Esther and explain it to her, and order her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for [the lives of] her people.
Haman went away that day joyful and in good spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king’s gate refusing to stand up or show fear before him, he was filled with rage toward Mordecai.
“I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me [and declare me guilty]!Show me why You contend and argue and struggle with me.
‘Should I lift my head up, You would hunt me like a lion;And again You would show Your marvelous power against me.
And [that He would] show you the secrets of wisdom!For sound wisdom has two sides.Know therefore that God forgets a part of your wickedness and guilt.
“Will you show partiality for Him [and be unjust to me so that you may gain favor with Him]?Will you contend and plead for God?
“He will surely reprimand youIf you secretly show partiality.
“I will tell you, listen to me;And what I have seen I will also declare;
“Now yield and submit yourself to Him [agree with God and be conformed to His will] and be at peace;In this way [you will prosper and great] good will come to you.
Elihu’s anger burned against Job’s three friends because they had found no answer [and were unable to determine Job’s error], and yet they had condemned Job and declared him to be in the wrong [and responsible for his own afflictions].
“I will not [I warn you] be partial to any man [that is, let my respect for you mitigate what I say];Nor flatter any man.
“If there is an angel as a mediator for him,One out of a thousand,To explain to a man what is right for him [that is, how to be in right standing with God],
Because they turned aside from following HimAnd would not consider or show regard for any of His ways,
“Bear with me a little longer, and I will show you,That there is yet more to say on God’s behalf.
I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart;I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.
That I may tell aloud all Your praises,That in the gates of the daughter of Zion (Jerusalem)I may rejoice in Your salvation and Your help.
You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy;In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Wondrously show Your [marvelous and amazing] lovingkindness,O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right handFrom those who rise up against them.
With the kind (merciful, faithful, loyal) You show Yourself kind,With the blameless You show Yourself blameless,
With the pure You show Yourself pure,And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
Let me know Your ways, O Lord;Teach me Your paths.
The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him,And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.
“He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me;And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him],I shall show the salvation of God.”
O Lord, open my lips,That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Like a dream [which seems real] until one awakens,O Lord, when stirred, [You observe the wicked], You will despise their image.
So we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture,Will give You thanks forever;We will declare and publish Your praise from generation to generation.
How long will you judge unjustlyAnd show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
Show me a sign of [Your] goodwill,That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,Because You, O Lord, helped and comforted me.
Will You perform wonders for the dead?Shall the departed spirits arise and praise You? Selah.
“With a long life I will satisfy himAnd I will let him see My salvation.”
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morningAnd Your faithfulness by night,
[They are living memorials] to declare that the Lord is upright and faithful [to His promises];He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.
For Your servants find [melancholy] pleasure in the stones [of her ruins]And feel pity for her dust.
Who can put into words the mighty deeds of the Lord?Or who can proclaim all His praise [that is due Him]?
Because the man did not remember to show kindness,But persecuted the suffering and needy man,And the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
Turn to me and be gracious to me and show me favor,As is Your way to those who love Your name.
If they say, “Come with us;Let us lie in wait to shed blood,Let us ambush the innocent without cause;
These also are sayings of the wise:To show partiality in judgment is not good.
As iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].
To have regard for one person over another and to show favoritism is not good,Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
If the temper of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post [showing resistance], because composure and calmness prevent great offenses.
Then the full moon will be embarrassed and the sun ashamed,For the Lord of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,And His glory and brilliance will shine before His elders.
When its branches are dry, they are broken off;The women come and make a fire with them.For they are not a people of understanding,Therefore He who made them will not have compassion on them,And He who created them will not be gracious to them.
Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you,And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.For the Lord is a God of justice;Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].
Hezekiah was pleased and showed them his treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his entire armory and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his area of dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
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