'Speaking' in the Bible
When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, He departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
Before he had finished speaking, there was Rebekah—daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor—coming with a jug on her shoulder.
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess.
Look! Your eyes and my brother Benjamin’s eyes can see that it is I , Joseph, who am speaking to you.
But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant—because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”
As Aaron was speaking to the entire Israelite community, they turned toward the wilderness, and there in a cloud the Lord’s glory appeared.
When He finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God.
As Moses descended from Mount Sinai—with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands as he descended the mountain—he did not realize that the skin of his face shone as a result of his speaking with the Lord.
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.
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.
Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open.
The people then came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.
Has a people heard God’s voice speaking from the fire as you have, and lived?
For who out of all mankind has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the fire, as we have, and lived?
Then he said to Him, “If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that You are speaking with me.
When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone and named that place Ramath-lehi.
Hannah was praying silently, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk
While he was speaking with them, suddenly the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came forward from the Philistine battle line and shouted his usual words, which David heard.
When David had finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan committed himself to David, and loved him as much as he loved himself.
Just as he finished speaking, the king’s sons entered and wept loudly. Then the king and all his servants also wept bitterly.
The king said to him, “Why keep on speaking about these matters of yours? I hereby declare: you and Ziba are to divide the land.”
At that moment, while you are still there speaking with the king, I’ll come in after you and confirm your words.”
At that moment, while she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived,
He was still speaking when Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest, suddenly arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are an excellent man, and you must be bringing good news.”
They replied, “Today if you will be a servant to these people and serve them, and if you respond to them by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever.”
While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”
The king had been speaking to Gehazi, the attendant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things Elisha has done.”
They replied, “If you will be kind to these people and please them by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever.”
While he was still speaking to him, the king asked, “Have we made you the king’s counselor? Stop, why should you lose your life?”So the prophet stopped, but he said, “I know that God intends to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my advice.”
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard’—this is the Lord’s declaration.
While they were still speaking with him, the eunuchs of the king arrived and rushed Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared.
He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “A lightning storm struck from heaven. It burned up the sheep and the servants and devoured them, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
That messenger was still speaking when yet another came and reported: “The Chaldeans formed three bands, made a raid on the camels, and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house.
Should anyone try to speak with youwhen you are exhausted?Yet who can keep from speaking?
After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.
I was speechless and quiet;I kept silent, even from speaking good,and my pain intensified.
You love evil instead of good,lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah
Though princes sit together speaking against me,Your servant will think about Your statutes;
A worthless person, a wicked mangoes around speaking dishonestly,
The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly,but the end of his speaking is evil madness.
At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you get rid of the yoke among you,the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
transgression and deception against the Lord,turning away from following our God,speaking oppression and revolt,conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart.
Even before they call, I will answer;while they are still speaking, I will hear.
The priests, the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the temple of the Lord.
Only listen to this message I am speaking in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people.
Now Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jucal son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malchijah heard the words Jeremiah was speaking to all the people:
The officials then said to the king, “This man ought to die, because he is weakening the morale of the warriors who remain in this city and of all the people by speaking to them in this way. This man is not seeking the well-being of this people, but disaster.”
When all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him, he reported the exact words to them the king had commanded, and they quit speaking with him because nothing had been heard.
Speaking through Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon gave orders concerning Jeremiah, saying:
When Jeremiah had finished speaking to all the people all the words of the Lord their God—all these words the Lord their God had sent him to give them—
then Azariah son of Hoshaiah, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the other arrogant men responded to Jeremiah, “You are speaking a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to live there for a while!’
The appearance of the brilliant light all around was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.
As He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I listened to the One who was speaking to me.
While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from the temple.
“I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued watching, the beast was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire.
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the speaker, “How long will the events of this vision last—the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?”
While he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, made me stand up,
While I was speaking, praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my petition before Yahweh my God concerning the holy mountain of my God—
The Lord replied with kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me.
So the angel who was speaking with me said, “Proclaim: The Lord of Hosts says: I am extremely jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.
So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these?”And he said to me, “These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”
Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and another angel went out to meet him.
The angel who was speaking with me then returned and roused me as one awakened out of sleep.
Then I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?”
“Don’t you know what they are?” replied the angel who was speaking with me.I said, “No, my lord.”
Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, “Look up and see what this is that is approaching.”
So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the basket?”
So I inquired of the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?”
because you are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.
He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said:This is My beloved Son.I take delight in Him.Listen to Him!
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew He was speaking about them.
While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. A large mob, with swords and clubs, was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people.
So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and He was speaking the message to them.
While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?”
So when they arrest you and hand you over, don’t worry beforehand what you will say. On the contrary, whatever is given to you in that hour—say it. For it isn’t you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
They were all speaking well of Him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from His mouth, yet they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
While He was still speaking, someone came from the synagogue leader’s house, saying, “Your daughter is dead. Don’t bother the Teacher anymore.”
They appeared in glory and were speaking of His death, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.
As He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and reclined at the table.
While He was still speaking, suddenly a mob was there, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Jesus to kiss Him,
But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
But He was speaking about the sanctuary of His body.
“I am He,” Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.”
If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand whether the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own.
Yet, look! He’s speaking publicly and they’re saying nothing to Him. Can it be true that the authorities know He is the Messiah?
They did not know He was speaking to them about the Father.
Jesus answered, “You have seen Him; in fact, He is the One speaking with you.”
Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought He was speaking about natural sleep.
I’m not speaking about all of you; I know those I have chosen. But the Scripture must be fulfilled: The one who eats My bread has raised his heel against Me.
The disciples started looking at one another—uncertain which one He was speaking about.
“Ah!” His disciples said. “Now You’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.
After He had suffered, He also presented Himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
When this sound occurred, a crowd came together and was confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
And they were astounded and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?
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