328 occurrences

'Speak' in the Bible

Then he said, “Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?”He answered, “I will not do it if I find 30 there.”

Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?”He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of 20.”

Then he said, “Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?”He answered, “I will not destroy it on account of 10.”

A meal was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.”So Laban said, “Please speak.”

Meanwhile, Shechem’s father Hamor came to speak with Jacob.

When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to him.

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.

Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, and He said, “Isn’t Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, he is on his way now to meet you. He will rejoice when he sees you.

You will speak with him and tell him what to say. I will help both you and him to speak and will teach you both what to do.

He will speak to the people for you. He will be your spokesman, and you will serve as God to him.

Ever since I went in to Pharaoh to speak in Your name he has caused trouble for this people, and You haven’t delivered Your people at all.”

The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear when I speak with you and will always believe you.” Then Moses reported the people’s words to the Lord.

“You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.”

I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

This will be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord, where I will meet you to speak with you.

When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance to the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses.

But whenever Moses went before the Lord to speak with Him, he would remove the veil until he came out. After he came out, he would tell the Israelites what he had been commanded,

and the Israelites would see that Moses’ face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil over his face again until he went to speak with the Lord.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any of you brings an offering to the Lord from the livestock, you may bring your offering from the herd or the flock.

Or if someone swears rashly to do what is good or evil—concerning anything a person may speak rashly in an oath—without being aware of it, but later recognizes it, he incurs guilt in such an instance.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any man has a discharge from his body, he is unclean.

Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them: This is what the Lord has commanded:

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: I am Yahweh your God.

The Holiness of the PriestsThe Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives,

Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them: Any man of the house of Israel or of the foreign residents in Israel who presents his offering—whether they present freewill gifts or payment of vows to the Lord as burnt offerings—

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: These are My appointed times, the times of the Lord that you will proclaim as sacred assemblies.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you, the land will observe a Sabbath to the Lord.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When someone makes a special vow to the Lord that involves the assessment of people,

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: If any man’s wife goes astray, is unfaithful to him,

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When a man or woman makes a special vow, a Nazirite vow, to consecrate himself to the Lord,

When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim. He spoke to him that way.

Speak to Aaron and tell him: When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand.”

Then I will come down and speak with you there. I will take some of the Spirit who is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you bear the burden of the people, so that you do not have to bear it by yourself.

They said, “Does the Lord speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?” And the Lord heard it.

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you to settle in,

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: After you enter the land where I am bringing you,

Speak to the Israelites and tell them that throughout their generations they are to make tassels for the corners of their garments, and put a blue cord on the tassel at each corner.

Speak to the Israelites and take one staff from them for each ancestral house, 12 staffs from all the leaders of their ancestral houses. Write each man’s name on his staff.

Speak to the Levites and tell them: When you receive from the Israelites the tenth that I have given you as your inheritance, you must present part of it as an offering to the Lord—a tenth of the tenth.

“Take the staff and assemble the community. You and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock while they watch, and it will yield its water. You will bring out water for them from the rock and provide drink for the community and their livestock.”

Balaam said to him, “Look, I have come to you, but can I say anything I want? I must speak only the message God puts in my mouth.”

Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

“But the Lord was angry with me on account of you and would not listen to me. The Lord said to me, ‘That’s enough! Do not speak to Me again about this matter.

But the prophet who dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods—that prophet must die.’

The elders of his city will summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’

Then Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel,

Assemble all your tribal elders and officers before me so that I may speak these words directly to them and call heaven and earth as witnesses against them.

Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak;listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.

Gideon then said to God, “Don’t be angry with me; let me speak one more time. Please allow me to make one more test with the fleece. Let it remain dry, and the dew be all over the ground.”

“Please speak in the presence of all the lords of Shechem, ‘Is it better for you that 70 men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule over you or that one man rule over you?’ Remember that I am your own flesh and blood.”

Then her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back. He had his servant with him and a pair of donkeys. So she brought him to her father’s house, and when the girl’s father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.

Everyone who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or has been seen since the day the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt to this day. Think it over, discuss it, and speak up!”

He told Samuel, “Go and lie down. If He calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

The Lord came, stood there, and called as before, “Samuel, Samuel!”Samuel responded, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.”

Saul then ordered his servants, “Speak to David in private and tell him, ‘Look, the king is pleased with you, and all his servants love you. Therefore, you should become the king’s son-in-law.’”

She fell at his feet and said, “The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant.

When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise the Lord who championed my cause against Nabal’s insults and restrained His servant from doing evil. The Lord brought Nabal’s evil deeds back on his own head.”Then David sent messengers to speak to Abigail about marrying him.

When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab’s brother.

Where could I ever go with my disgrace? And you—you would be like one of the immoral men in Israel! Please, speak to the king, for he won’t keep me from you.”

Go to the king and speak these words to him.” Then Joab told her exactly what to say.

Then the woman said, “Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king?”“Speak,” he replied.

“Now therefore, I’ve come to present this matter to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. Your servant thought: I must speak to the king. Perhaps the king will grant his servant’s request.

Then the king answered the woman, “I’m going to ask you something; don’t conceal it from me!”“Let my lord the king speak,” the woman replied.

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: “We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater claim to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren’t we the first to speak of restoring our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him.”

He replied, “Please speak to King Solomon since he won’t turn you down. Let him give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife.”

“Very well,” Bathsheba replied. “I will speak to the king for you.”

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him about Adonijah. The king stood up to greet her, bowed to her, sat down on his throne, and had a throne placed for the king’s mother. So she sat down at his right hand.

The messenger who went to call Micaiah instructed him, “Look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. So let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.”

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah came up, hit Micaiah in the face, and demanded, “Did the Spirit of the Lord leave me to speak to you?”

Then he said to Gehazi, “Say to her, ‘Look, you’ve gone to all this trouble for us. What can we do for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army?’”She answered, “I am living among my own people.”

One of his servants said, “No one, my lord the king. Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in your bedroom.”

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don’t speak with us in Hebrew within earshot of the people on the wall.”

But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words? Hasn’t he also sent me to the men who sit on the wall, destined with you to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine?”

The messenger who went to call Micaiah instructed him, “Look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. So let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.”

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah came up, hit Micaiah in the face, and demanded, “Which way did the spirit from the Lord leave me to speak to you?”

Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.

Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.

He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language, that every man should be master of his own house and speak in the language of his own people.

Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, famous among the Jews, and highly popular with many of his relatives. He continued to seek good for his people and to speak for the welfare of all his descendants.

“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?” Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Should anyone try to speak with youwhen you are exhausted?Yet who can keep from speaking?

Therefore I will not restrain my mouth.I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Will they not teach you and tell youand speak from their understanding?

Then I would speak and not fear Him.But that is not the case; I am on my own.

But if only God would speakand declare His case against you,

Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you;let the fish of the sea inform you.

Yet I prefer to speak to the Almightyand argue my case before God.

Would you testify unjustly on God’s behalfor speak deceitfully for Him?

Be quiet, and I will speak.Let whatever comes happen to me.

Then call, and I will answer,or I will speak, and You can respond to me.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
προσφωνέω 
Prosphoneo 
call , call unto , call to , speak , speak to , speak unto
Usage: 5

בּטה בּטא 
Bata' 
Usage: 4

βλασφημέω 
Blasphemeo 
Usage: 31

ἐρέω 
Ereo 
say , speak , tell , speak of , call
Usage: 41

καταλαλέω 
Katalaleo 
Usage: 5

λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

προσλαλέω 
Proslaleo 
speak to , speak with
Usage: 2

ῥέω 
Rheo 
speak , say, speak of , command , make
Usage: 17

אמר 
'amar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 71

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

הגה 
Hagah 
Usage: 25

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

מלל 
Malal 
Usage: 5

מלל 
M@lal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 16

ספר 
Caphar 
Usage: 161

עוּת 
`uwth 
Usage: 1

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

שׂיח 
Siyach 
Usage: 20

ἀληθεύω 
Aletheuo 
tell the truth , speak the truth
Usage: 2

ἀναγγέλλω 
Anaggello 
Usage: 13

ἀναφωνέω 
Anaphoneo 
Usage: 1

ἀντίλεγω 
Antilego 
Usage: 10

ἀπολογέομαι 
Apologeomai 
Usage: 8

ἀποστοματίζω 
Apostomatizo 
Usage: 1

ἀποφθέγγομαι 
Apophtheggomai 
Usage: 3

βλασφημία 
Blasphemia 
Usage: 13

διαλέγομαι 
Dialegomai 
Usage: 13

ἔπω 
Epo 
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
Usage: 824

κακολογέω 
Kakologeo 
Usage: 1

καταγγέλλω 
Kataggello 
Usage: 17

καταλαλία 
Katalalia 
Usage: 2

λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

λοιδορία 
Loidoria 
Usage: 3

παῤῥησιάζομαι 
Parrhesiazomai 
Usage: 9

προέπω 
Proepo 
Usage: 3

προερέω 
Proereo 
Usage: 7

προστίθημι 
Prostithemi 
Usage: 11

συλλαλέω 
Sullaleo 
talk with , talk , speak , commune with , confer
Usage: 6

φθέγγομαι 
Phtheggomai 
Usage: 3

χάριν 
Charin 
Usage: 8

χρηματίζω 
Chrematizo 
be warned of God , call , be admonished of God , reveal , speak , be warned from God
Usage: 9

ψευδολόγος 
Pseudologos 
Usage: 1

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