'Stay' in the Bible
But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together,
Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.”
But her brother and mother said, “Let the girl stay with us for about 10 days. Then she can go.”
stay in this land as a foreigner, and I will be with you and bless you. For I will give all these lands to you and your offspring, and I will confirm the oath that I swore to your father Abraham.
and stay with him for a few days until your brother’s anger subsides—
Laban replied, “Better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay with me.”
But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, stay. I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.”
Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.
Make an appeal to Yahweh. There has been enough of God’s thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don’t need to stay any longer.”
Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship Yahweh. Even your families may go with you; only your flocks and herds must stay behind.”
Understand that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day He will give you two days’ worth of bread. Each of you stay where you are; no one is to leave his place on the seventh day.”
Do the same with your cattle and your flock. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but on the eighth day you are to give them to Me.
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.
The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and stay there so that I may give you the stone tablets with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”
Let him stay with you as a hired hand or temporary resident; he may work for you until the Year of Jubilee.
He will stay with him like a man hired year by year. A foreign owner is not to rule over him harshly in your sight.
Please stay here overnight as the others did, so that I may find out what else the Lord has to tell me.”
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here by your burnt offering while I am gone. Maybe the Lord will meet with me. I will tell you whatever He reveals to me.” So he went to a barren hill.
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here by your burnt offering while I seek the Lord over there.”
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your brothers go to war while you stay here?
Someone could flee there who committed manslaughter, killing his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him. He could flee to one of these cities and stay alive:
“When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free to stay at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.
But as for the rest of you, don’t stay there. Pursue your enemies and attack them from behind. Don’t let them enter their cities, for the Lord your God has handed them over to you.”
The descendants of Manasseh could not possess these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.
He is to stay in that city until he stands trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest serving at that time. Then the one who committed manslaughter may return home to his own city from which he fled.”
Please do not leave this place until I return to You. Let me bring my gift and set it before You.”And He said, “I will stay until you return.”
“Please stay here,” Manoah told Him, “and we will prepare a young goat for You.”
The Angel of the Lord said to him, “If I stay, I won’t eat your food. But if you want to prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the Lord.” For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord.
Micah replied, “Stay with me and be my father and priest, and I will give you four ounces of silver a year, along with your clothing and provisions.” So the Levite went in
and agreed to stay with the man, and the young man became like one of his sons.
So they sat down and the two of them ate and drank together. Then the girl’s father said to the man, “Please agree to stay overnight and enjoy yourself.”
Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Don’t go and gather grain in another field, and don’t leave this one, but stay here close to my female servants.
Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also told me, ‘Stay with my young men until they have finished all of my harvest.’”
Stay here tonight, and in the morning, if he wants to redeem you, that’s good. Let him redeem you. But if he doesn’t want to redeem you, as the Lord lives, I will. Now lie down until morning.”
Hannah did not go and explained to her husband, “After the child is weaned, I’ll take him to appear in the Lord’s presence and to stay there permanently.”
Her husband Elkanah replied, “Do what you think is best, and stay here until you’ve weaned him. May the Lord confirm your word.” So Hannah stayed there and nursed her son until she weaned him.
When the men of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, “The ark of Israel’s God must not stay here with us, because His hand is strongly against us and our god Dagon.”
As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the attendant to go on ahead of us, but you stay for a while, and I’ll reveal the word of God to you.” So the attendant went on.
If they say, ‘Wait until we reach you,’ then we will stay where we are and not go up to them.
so he told him: “My father Saul intends to kill you. Be on your guard in the morning and hide in a secret place and stay there.
The following day hurry down and go to the place where you hid on the day this incident began and stay beside the rock Ezel.
From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me.”
Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.
Stay with me. Don’t be afraid, for the one who wants to take my life wants to take your life. You will be safe with me.”
When this was reported to David, he sent someone to meet them, since they were deeply humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return.”
“Stay here today also,” David said to Uriah, “and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem that day and the next.
The king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why are you also going with us? Go back and stay with the new king since you’re both a foreigner and an exile from your homeland.
“Not at all,” Hushai answered Absalom. “I am on the side of the one that the Lord, the people, and all the men of Israel have chosen. I will stay with him.
“Get up, go to Zarephath that belongs to Sidon and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there.”
and Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me on to Bethel.”But Elisha replied, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; the Lord is sending me to Jericho.”But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.
Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me to the Jordan.”But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.
so let’s make a small room upstairs and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there.”
You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident. Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall—you and Judah with you?”
Then Menahem exacted 20 ounces of silver from each of the wealthy men of Israel to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and did not stay there in the land.
It was reported to David about his men, so he sent messengers to meet them, since the men were deeply humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return.”
For David said, “The Lord God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He has come to stay in Jerusalem forever.
You have said, ‘Look, I have defeated Edom,’ and you have become overconfident that you will get glory. Now stay at home. Why stir up such trouble so that you fall and Judah with you?”
Therefore, you must stay away from that place, Tattenai governor of the region west of the Euphrates River, Shethar-bozenai, and your colleagues, the officials in the region.
But there are many people, and it is the rainy season. We don’t have the stamina to stay out in the open. This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for we have rebelled terribly in this matter.
The wicked are those who rebel against the light.They do not recognize its waysor stay on its paths.
The wild animals enter their lairsand stay in their dens.
How far away I would flee;I would stay in the wilderness.Selah
I stay awake;I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
Help me stay on the path of Your commands,for I take pleasure in it.
In vain you get up early and stay up late,working hard to have enough food—yes, He gives sleep to the one He loves.
God, if only You would kill the wicked—you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me—
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land.Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?When will you get up from your sleep?
She is loud and defiant;her feet do not stay at home.
Stay away from a foolish man;you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
Let my refugees stay with you;be a refuge for Moab from the aggressor.When the oppressor has gone,destruction has ended,and marauders have vanished from the land.
Then the lookout reported,“Lord, I stand on the watchtower all day,and I stay at my post all night.
The desert creatures will meet hyenas,and one wild goat will call to another.Indeed, the screech owl will stay thereand will find a resting place for herself.
He will take Zedekiah to Babylon where he will stay until I attend to him’—this is the Lord’s declaration. ‘You will fight the Chaldeans, but you will not succeed’?”
You must not build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Rather, you must live in tents your whole life, so you may live a long time on the soil where you stay as a temporary resident.’
and they pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern, but he continued to stay in the guard’s courtyard.
When Jeremiah had not yet turned to go, Nebuzaradan said to him: “Return to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people or go wherever you want to go.” So the captain of the guard gave him a ration and a gift and released him.
‘If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will rebuild and not demolish you, and I will plant and not uproot you, because I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought on you.
But if you say, ‘We will not stay in this land,’ so as not to obey the voice of the Lord your God,
So Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the armies did not obey the voice of the Lord to stay in the land of Judah.
As when Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown along with their neighbors,” says the Lord, “no one will live there; no human being will even stay in it as a temporary resident.
Hazor will become a jackals’ den,a desolation forever.No one will live there;no human being will even stay in it as a temporary resident.
Just as God demolished Sodom and Gomorrahand their neighboring towns—this is the Lord’s declaration—so no one will live there;no human being will even stay in itas a temporary resident.
?KafAll her people groanwhile they search for bread.They have traded their precious belongings for foodin order to stay alive.Lord, look and seehow I have become despised.
?Samek“Stay away! Unclean!” people shouted at them.“Away, away! Don’t touch us!”So they wandered aimlessly.It was said among the nations,“They can stay here no longer.”
“Son of man, your own relatives, those who have the right to redeem you, and the entire house of Israel, all of them, are those that the residents of Jerusalem have said this to, ‘Stay away from the Lord; this land has been given to us as a possession.’
He will take even their gods captive to Egypt, with their metal images and their precious articles of silver and gold. For some years he will stay away from the king of the North,
They will not stay in the land of the Lord.Instead, Ephraim will return to Egypt,and they will eat unclean food in Assyria.
I will send it out,”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It will stay inside his house and destroy it along with its timbers and stones.”
After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”
“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave.
Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow —to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me.”
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with Me one hour?
Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Then He said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that place.
Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow —to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake.”
Then He came and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you sleeping?” He asked Peter.“Couldn’t you stay awake one hour?
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
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