'Sir' in the Bible
"Listen to us, sir. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our burial tombs. None of us would refuse you his tomb for burying your dead."
"No, sir. Listen to me! I'll give you the field, and I'll give you the cave that's in it. I give it to you publicly, in the sight of my people. Bury your dead."
"Sir, listen to me! The land is worth 400 shekels of silver, but what's that between us? You may bury your dead."
"Drink, sir!" she replied as she quickly lowered her jug on her arm to offer him a drink.
She said to her father, "Sir, don't be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence; I am having my monthly period." So Laban searched, but could not find the household idols.
I now have cattle, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants. I'm sending this message to you, sir, so that you'll show favor to me."'"
Then Esau asked, "What are all these livestock for?" "To solicit favor from you, sir," Jacob answered.
"Sir, you know that the children are frail," Jacob suggested, "and the ewes and cows with me are still nursing their young. If they're driven even for a day, the entire flock will die.
"Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I've already found favor in your sight, sir." So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
But Judah approached him and said, "Sir, please let your servant speak personally to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are like Pharaoh.
Aaron said, "Sir, don't be angry. You know the people that they're intent on evil.
Jael went out to greet Sisera. "Turn aside, sir!" she told him. "Turn aside to me! Don't be afraid." So he turned aside to her and entered her tent, where she concealed him behind a curtain.
Gideon said to Him, "Please Sir, if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened? And where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about? They said, 'Hasn't the Lord brought us out of Egypt?' But now the Lord has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian."
"Right"," Gideon responded. "Sir, how will I deliver Israel? Look my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I'm the youngest in my father's household."
She responded, "May I continue to find favor in your sight, sir, since you've been comforting me and you have spoken graciously to your servant, even though I am not one of your servants."
"No, sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm a deeply troubled woman. I've drunk neither wine nor beer. I've been pouring out my soul in the LORD's presence.
Hannah said, "Sir, as surely as you are alive, I'm the woman who stood before you here praying to the LORD.
"No, sir! Please, as a godly man, don't mislead your servant!" But the woman did conceive and did bear a son at that very same time the next year, just as Elisha had told her.
"Why are you crying, sir?" Hazael asked. "Because I know the evil that you're about to bring on the Israelis," he replied. "You'll burn down their fortified cities, execute their young men with swords, dash to pieces their little ones, and you'll tear open their pregnant women!"
Then Daniel (whose name is also Belteshazzar) was upset for a brief time; his thoughts were alarming him. The king said, "Belteshazzar, don't let the dream and its interpretation alarm you." But Belteshazzar replied, "Sir, if only the dream were for your enemies and its interpretation applied to your adversaries!
But suddenly someone who resembled a human being touched my lips, so addressing the one who was standing in front of me, I opened my mouth and said, "Sir, I'm overwhelmed with anguish by this vision. I have no strength left.
So how can a servant of my lord talk with someone like you, sir? And as for me, there's no strength left in me, and I can hardly breathe.'
and said, "Don't be afraid, man highly regarded. Be at peace, and be strong.' "As soon as he spoke to me, I gained strength and replied, "Sir, please speak, now that you've strengthened me.'
"I heard, but I didn't understand. So I asked, "Sir, what happens next?'
Then I asked, "Who are these, sir?" The messenger who was talking to me answered, "I will tell you who these are."
Then I asked the angel who had been speaking with me, "Sir, what are these?"
The angel who had been speaking with me answered by asking, "You don't know what these mean, do you?" So I responded, "No, sir."
The angel replied, "You don't know what these are, do you?" I responded to him, "No, sir."
In response, I asked the angel who had been talking with me, "Sir, what are these?"
Suddenly, a leper came up to him, fell down before him, and said, "Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean."
"Sir, my servant is lying at home paralyzed and in terrible pain."
The centurion replied, "Sir, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed,
And another of his disciples said to him, 'Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;'
and his disciples having come to him, awoke him, saying, 'Sir, save us; we are perishing.'
And he having come to the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus saith to them, 'Believe ye that I am able to do this?' They say to him, 'Yes, sir.'
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Jesus saith to them, 'Did ye understand all these?' They say to him, 'Yes, sir.'
And Peter answering him said, 'Sir, if it is thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters;'
but seeing the wind vehement, he was afraid, and having begun to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Sir, save me.'
and lo, a woman, a Canaanitess, from those borders having come forth, did call to him, saying, 'Deal kindly with me, Sir -- Son of David; my daughter is miserably demonized.'
And having come, she was bowing to him, saying, 'Sir, help me;'
And she said, 'Yes, sir, for even the little dogs do eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords' table;'
And having taken him aside, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, 'Be kind to thyself, sir; this shall not be to thee;'
And Peter answering said to Jesus, 'Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.'
and said, "Sir, have mercy on my son, because he is an epileptic and suffers terribly. Often he falls into fire and often into water.
Then Peter having come near to him, said, 'Sir, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him -- till seven times?'
The servant then, having fallen down, was bowing to him, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
and lo, two blind men sitting by the way, having heard that Jesus doth pass by, cried, saying, 'Deal kindly with us, sir -- Son of David.'
And the multitude charged them that they might be silent, and they cried out the more, saying, 'Deal kindly with us sir -- Son of David.'
they say to him, 'Sir, that our eyes may be opened;'
"And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went.
And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
and afterwards come also do the rest of the virgins, saying, Sir, sir, open to us;
and he who did receive the five talents having come, brought other five talents, saying, 'Sir, five talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other five talents did I gain besides them.
'And he who also did receive the two talents having come, said, Sir, two talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other two talents I did gain besides them.
'And he also who hath received the one talent having come, said, Sir, I knew thee, that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering from whence thou didst not scatter;
And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, 'Is it I, Sir?'
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
And she answered and saith to him, 'Yes, sir; for the little dogs also under the table do eat of the children's crumbs.'
and immediately the father of the child, having cried out, with tears said, 'I believe, sir; be helping mine unbelief.'
And it came to pass, in his being in one of the cities, that lo, a man full of leprosy, and having seen Jesus, having fallen on his face, he besought him, saying, 'Sir, if thou mayest will, thou art able to cleanse me;'
So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to tell Jesus, "Sir, stop troubling yourself, because I'm not worthy to have you come under my roof.
And his disciples James and John having seen, said, 'Sir, wilt thou that we may command fire to come down from the heaven, and to consume them, as also Elijah did?'
And it came to pass, as they are going on in the way, a certain one said unto him, 'I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go, sir;'
And he said unto another, 'Be following me;' and he said, 'Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;'
And another also said, 'I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;'
And the seventy turned back with joy, saying, 'Sir, and the demons are being subjected to us in thy name;'
and Martha was distracted about much serving, and having stood by him, she said, 'Sir, dost thou not care that my sister left me alone to serve? say then to her, that she may partake along with me.'
And it came to pass, in his being in a certain place praying, as he ceased, a certain one of his disciples said unto him, 'Sir, teach us to pray, as also John taught his disciples.'
And Peter said to him, 'Sir, unto us this simile dost thou speak, or also unto all?'
"But he replied to him, 'Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
and a certain one said to him, 'Sir, are those saved few?' and he said unto them,
As soon as the Master of the house shall have risen and shut the door, and you have begun to stand outside and knock at the door and say, "'Sir, open the door for us' --"'I do not know you,' He answers; 'you are no friends of mine.'
The servant said, "Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.'
And they answering say to him, 'Where, sir?' and he said to them, 'Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'
saying, 'What wilt thou I shall do to thee?' and he said, 'Sir, that I may receive sight.'
And Zaccheus having stood, said unto the Lord, 'Lo, the half of my goods, sir, I give to the poor, and if of any one anything I did take by false accusation, I give back fourfold.'
The first servant came and said, "Sir, your coin has earned ten more coins.'
"The second servant came and said, "Your coin, sir, has earned five coins.'
"Then the other servant came and said, "Sir, look! Here's your coin. I've kept it in a cloth for safekeeping
They answered him, "Sir, he already has ten coins!'
And he said to him, 'Sir, with thee I am ready both to prison and to death to go;'
And they said, 'Sir, lo, here are two swords;' and he said to them, 'It is sufficient.'
And those about him, having seen what was about to be, said to him, 'Sir, shall we smite with a sword?'
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Then they said, "Sir, give us this bread always!"
Simon Peter, therefore, answered him, 'Sir, unto whom shall we go? thou hast sayings of life age-during;
"No one, sir," she replied. Then Jesus said, "I don't condemn you, either. Go home, and from now on don't sin anymore."
"Who is He, Sir, that I may believe in Him?" he asked.
and he said, 'I believe, sir,' and bowed before him.
therefore sent the sisters unto him, saying, 'Sir, lo, he whom thou dost love is ailing;'
therefore said his disciples, 'Sir, if he hath fallen asleep, he will be saved;'
Martha, therefore, said unto Jesus, 'Sir, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;
believest thou this?' she saith to him, 'Yes, sir, I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming to the world.'
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