'Talk' in the Bible
Later, Laban asked Jacob, "Should you serve me for free, just because you're my nephew? Let's talk about what your wages should be."
Meanwhile, Shechem's father Hamor arrived to talk to Jacob.
He kissed all of his brothers and wept with them, too, and then his brothers were able to talk with him.
Then Moses told the LORD, "Please, LORD, I'm not eloquent. I never was in the past nor am I now since you spoke to your servant. In fact, I talk too slowly and I have a speech impediment."
Teach them repeatedly to your children. Talk about them while sitting in your house or walking on the road, and as you lie down or get up.
The descendants of Dan answered him, "You had better not talk to us about this, or else these bad guys here will attack you. You will lose your life, along with the lives of your whole household."
The man who owned the house went out to talk to them and pleaded with them, "No, my brothers, please don't act so wickedly. This man is my guest! Don't try to do this stupid thing.
Don't continue to talk proudly, and don't speak arrogantly, for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Now, be aware of this and consider what you should do. Calamity is being planned against our master and against his entire household. He's such a worthless person that no one can talk to him."
Later, Abner had a talk with the elders of Israel. He said, "In the past you were looking to see David made king over you.
When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab brought him aside within the gateway to talk to him alone and then stabbed him in the abdomen. So he died for shedding the blood of Joab's brother Asahel.
And what about me? Where will I go to escape this disgrace? And as for you, you'll be known as one of Israel's greatest fools! So please talk to the king, because he won't withhold me from you!"
A little while later, the men crawled up out of the well and went off to talk to King David. They told David, "Get up! Cross the water quickly, because this is what Ahithophel advised about you""
But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.
Just then a wise woman called out from the city. "Attention!" she said, "Go tell Joab "Come here! I want to talk to you!'"
"Yes," he replied. "I have something to ask you about." "Talk," she told him.
So now I'm asking one thing from you. Don't refuse me." "Talk," she told him.
Then he asked her, "Please talk to King Solomon for me, since he won't refuse you. Ask him to give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife."
"Okay," Bathsheba replied. "I'll talk to the king for you."
So Bathsheba went to talk to King Solomon for Adonijah. The king rose to meet her, bowed to her, and sat down on his throne. He ordered a throne be set in place for his mother. She sat on a throne to his right
But Jehoshaphat asked, "Isn't there a prophet of the LORD left here that we could talk to?"
"There is still one man left by whom we could ask the LORD what to do," the king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, "but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me. Instead, he prophesies evil. He is Imla's son Micaiah." But Jehoshaphat rebuked Ahab, "Kings should never talk like that."
So she had a talk with her husband. "Look here! I've learned that this is a holy and godly man who comes by here on a regular basis.
"No, your majesty," one of his servants said. "Elisha the prophet, who lives in Israel, tells the king of Israel what you talk about in your bedroom!"
But Rab-shakeh spoke to them, "Has my master sent me to talk about this just to your master and to you, and not also to the men who are sitting on the wall, who will soon be eating their own feces and drinking their own urine along with you?"
But Jehoshaphat asked, "Isn't there a prophet of the LORD left here that we could talk to?"
"There is still one man left by whom we could ask the LORD what to do," the king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, "but I hate him because he won't prophesy anything good about me. Instead, he always prophesies evil. He is Imla's son Micaiah." But Jehoshaphat rebuked Ahab, "Kings should never talk like that."
"Will you get offended if somebody tries to talk to you? Who can keep from speaking at a time like this?
"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.
"But what if God were to speak? What if he were to talk with you,
But I want to talk to the Almighty; and I'm determined to argue my case before God."
"Don't talk to me! It's my turn to speak; then whatever happens, happens.
"I could also talk like you if only you were in my place! Then I would put together an argument against you. I would shake my head at you
"When are you going to stop your word hunt? Think first, and then we can talk.
Has it been relayed to God that I want to talk? Can a person speak when he is confused?"
For my enemies talk against me; those who seek to kill me plot together
They choose to speak against heaven; while they talk about things on earth.
If I say, "I will talk like this," I would betray a generation of your children.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and talk about his works with shouts of joy.
May those who surround me discover that the trouble they talk about falls on their own head!
They will speak about the glory of your kingdom, and they will talk about your might,
Never talk deceptively and don't keep company with people whose speech is corrupt.
Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.
The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.
Don't be impulsive with your mouth nor be in a hurry to talk in God's presence. Since God is in heaven and you're on earth, keep your speech short.
Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts. Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom. For a bird will fly by and tell what you say, or something with wings may talk about it.
Take counsel together, but it will all be for nothing; go ahead and talk, but it will all be for nothing, for God is with us."
Then you'll call, and the LORD will answer; you'll cry for help, and he'll respond, "Here I am.' "If you do away with the yoke among you, and pointing fingers and malicious talk;
"Son of Man," the LORD said, "get up on your feet. I want to talk to you."
Then he told me, "Son of Man, eat! Eat what you see this scroll and then go talk to the house of Israel."
"Why do you cite this proverb when you talk about Israel's land: "The fathers eat sour grapes but it's their children's teeth that have become numb.'
"Now as for you, Son of Man, your nation's children keep gathering together to talk about you beside the walls and at the doorway to their houses. Everyone tells one another, "Please come! Let's go hear what the LORD has to say!'
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.'
"Talk to everyone in the land, as well as to the priests. Ask them, "When you were fasting and mourning during the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, were you really fasting for me?
Truly the family idols talk nonsense and the diviners discern lies, describing delusional dreams. Since their comfort is vacuous, they wander off on their own like sheep, because there is no shepherd.
As the men were going out, a man who couldn't talk because he was demon-possessed was brought to him.
Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and unable to talk was brought to him. Jesus healed him so that the man could speak and see.
Large crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, those unable to talk, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he healed them.
As a result, the crowd was amazed to see those who were unable to talk speaking, the crippled healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. So they praised the God of Israel.
"Why does this man talk this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
The man's hearing and speech were restored at once, and he began to talk normally.
Amazed beyond measure, they kept on saying, "He does everything well! He even makes deaf people hear and mute people talk!"
A man in the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you. He has a spirit that won't let him talk.
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You spirit that won't let him talk or hear I command you to come out of him and never enter him again!"
Jesus was driving a demon out of a man who was unable to talk. When the demon had gone out, the man began to speak, and the crowds were amazed.
I won't talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me.
Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"
Many who became believers kept coming to confess and talk about what they had been doing.
Some days later, Felix arrived with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him talk about faith in Jesus the Messiah.
At the same time he was hoping to receive a bribe from Paul, and so he would send for him frequently to talk with him.
On the contrary, who are you mere man that you are to talk back to God? Can an object that was molded say to the one who molded it, "Why did you make me like this?"
because such people are not serving the Messiah our Lord, but their own desires. By their smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
Brothers, I couldn't talk to you as spiritual people but as worldly people, as mere infants in the Messiah.
for the kingdom of God isn't just talk, but also power.
When I talk as a confident boaster, I am not talking with the Lord's authority but like a fool.
Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.
I must boast, although it does not do any good. Let's talk about visions and revelations from the Lord.
Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.
Obscene, flippant, or vulgar talk is totally inappropriate. Instead, let there be thanksgiving.
For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
But he was rebuked for his offense. A donkey that normally cannot talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's insanity.
Although I have a great deal to write to you, I would prefer not to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
The second beast was allowed to impart life to the image of the first beast so that the image of the beast could talk and order the execution of those who would not worship the image of the beast.