'Tell' in the Bible
Pharaoh summoned Abram and asked, "What have you done to me! Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
He asked her, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
So now, if you wish to show gracious love and truth toward my master, tell me so. But if not, tell me, so that I may go elsewhere."
That's when the LORD appeared to Isaac. "You are not to go down to Egypt," he said. "Instead, you are to settle down in an area within this land where I'll tell you.
So now, my son, listen to what I have to say and pay attention to what I'm about to tell you.
He instructed them, "This is what you are to say to my master Esau: "Your servant Jacob told me to tell you, "I've journeyed to stay with Laban and I've remained there until now.
You are to tell him, "Look! Your servant Jacob is coming along behind us.'"
"Please," Jacob inquired, "Tell me your name." But he asked, "Why are you asking about my name?" And he blessed Jacob there.
When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.
"Let me tell you about this dream that I had!" he said.
But then he had another dream, and he proceeded to tell his brothers about that one, too. "I had another dream," he said. "The sun, moon, and eleven of the stars were bowing down before me!"
"I'm searching for my brothers," he responded. "Tell me, where are they tending the flock?"
While they were bringing her out, she sent this message to her father-in-law: "I am pregnant by the man to whom these things belong. Furthermore," she added, "tell me to whom this signet ring, cord, and staff belongs."
"We had a dream," they replied, "but there's no one to interpret it." "Interpretations belong to God," Joseph told them, "so please tell me your stories."
Not only that," Pharaoh continued, "after they had finished devouring the cows, nobody could tell that they had gobbled them up, because they were just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.
"Didn't I tell you!" Reuben replied. ""Don't wrong the kid!' I said, but would you listen? No! Now it's payback time!"
"The man specifically asked about us and our relatives," they responded. "He asked us, "Is your father still alive?' and "Do you have another brother?' So we answered his questions. How could we have known that he would tell us to bring our brother back with us?"
So hurry up, go back to my father, and tell him that his son Joseph tells him, "God has made me master of all of Egypt. Hurry up! Come live with me!'
"Look, now! All of you can see me! And my own brother Benjamin can tell that it's really me speaking to you!
So go tell my father about all of my splendor in Egypt. Tell him about everything that you've seen. Be quick about it, and bring my father down here!"
Pharaoh told Joseph, "Be sure to tell your brothers, "Do this: load up your livestock, go back to the land of Canaan,
But Joseph addressed his brothers and his father's household and told them, "I'll go up and tell Pharaoh that my brothers and my father's household have arrived from Canaan to be with me.
you are to tell him, "Your servants have been taking care of livestock since we were youths. We and our ancestors have taken care of livestock.' That way, you'll be able to live in the Goshen territory, since shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians."
After this, Jacob called his sons together and told them, "Assemble yourselves around me so I can tell you all what is going to happen to you in the last days.
At the conclusion of the mourning period, Joseph addressed Pharaoh's household. "If you're satisfied with me, would you please take this message to Pharaoh for me? Tell him,
"Before he died, your father left some instructions. He told us, "Tell Joseph, "Please forgive your brothers' offenses. I beg you, forgive their sins, because they wronged you."' So please forgive the transgression of the servants of your father's God."
Moses told God, "Look! When I go to the Israelis and tell them, "The God of your ancestors sent me to you,' they'll say to me, "What is his name?' What should I say to them?"
God replied to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and then said, "Tell the Israelis: "I AM sent me to you.'"
God also told Moses, "Tell the Israelis, "The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation.
"Go and gather the elders of Israel. Tell them, "The LORD God of your ancestors, appeared to me the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and he said, "I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt.
You're to speak to him and tell him what to say. I'll help both you and him with your speech, and I'll teach both of you what you are to do.
Therefore, tell the Israelis, "I am the LORD. I'll bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I'll deliver you from their bondage. I'll redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
that the LORD told Moses, "I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh, king of Egypt, everything that I'm saying to you."
The LORD also told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their Nile River, over their ponds, and over their reservoirs, and they'll become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in their wood and stone containers.'"
he told Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and tell him, "This is what the LORD says: "Let my people go so they may serve me.
Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the Nile River, and over the ponds, and bring up frogs over the land of Egypt.'"
Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Stretch out your staff, strike the dust of the ground, and the dust will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"
so you may tellyour children and your grandchildren how I toyed with the Egyptians and about my miraculous signs that I performed among them, so all of youmay know that I am the LORD.
Tellthe people that each man is to ask his neighbor and each woman her neighbor for articles of silver and gold."
Tell the entire congregation of Israel, "On the tenth of this month they're each to take a lamb for themselves, according to their ancestors' households, one lamb for each household.
And you are to tell your child on that day, "This is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
"Tell the Israelis that they are to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. You are to camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it by the sea.
Then the LORD told Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelis to move out!
"I've heard the complaints of the Israelis. Tell them, "At twilight you are to eat meat and in the morning you are to be filled with bread, so you may know that I am the LORD your God.'"
"Tell the Israelis to take an offering for me, and you are to accept my offering from every person whose heart moves him to give.
I'll meet with you there, and I'll tell you all my commandments for the Israelis from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimony."
You are to address the Israelis and tell them, "This is to be holy anointing oil for me from generation to generation.
"You are to tell the Israelis: "You are to certainly observe my Sabbaths because it's a sign between me and you from generation to generation, so you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
and then whenever Moses would come in the LORD's presence to speak with him, he would remove the veil until he left the LORD's presence. When he went out, he would tell the Israelis what he had been commanded.
"Speak to the Israelis and tell them that when any person brings an offering to the LORD from among you, whether he brings on offering of animals from either cattle or flock,
"Speak to the Israelis and tell them that if a person inadvertently sins with respect to any of the LORD's commands that should not be violated, but nevertheless he disobeys one of them,
"Tell Aaron and his sons that this is the regulation concerning sin offerings: Slaughter the sin offering in the same place where the whole burnt offering is slaughtered in the LORD's presence. It's a most holy thing.
"Tell the Israelis, "You are not to eat the fat of an ox, a lamb, or a goat.
"Tell the Israelis that whoever brings a peace offering sacrifice to the LORD is to bring his offering to the LORD from the sacrifice of his peace offerings.
"Tell the Israelis that these are the living creatures that you may eat among the animals of the earth:
"Tell the Israelis that a woman who conceives and bears a son is unclean for seven days. Just like the days of her menstruation, she is unclean.
then the owner of the house is to approach the priest and tell him, "There appears to be a contagion in the house.'
"Tell the Israelis that when a man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean,
"Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelis and tell them that this is what the LORD has commanded:
Tell them that if a person from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you brings a whole burnt offering or a sacrifice
"Tell the Israelis that I am the LORD your God.
"Tell the entire assembly of Israel that they are to be holy, since I, the LORD your God, am holy.
"Tell the Israelis that when an Israeli or a resident alien who lives in Israel offers his child to Molech, he is certainly to be put to death. The people who live in the land are to stone him with stones.
The LORD told Moses, "Speak to the priests, Aaron's sons, and tell them that no priest is to defile himself on account of the dead among his people,
"Tell Aaron that whoever of your descendants throughout their generations has a bodily defect is not to approach to offer the food of his God.
"Tell Aaron and his sons that they are to separate themselves for the sacred things of the Israelis and that they are not to defile my holy name. I am the LORD.
Tell them that whoever among your descendants throughout your generations approaches the sacred things that the Israelis had consecrated to the LORD while still remaining unclean is to be eliminated from my presence. I am the LORD.
"Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelis that when a person from the house of Israel or from the resident aliens living in Israel brings his offering to the LORD as a whole burnt offering (whether in fulfillment of a promise or a free will offerings),
"Tell the Israelis that these are my festival times appointed by the LORD that you are to declare as sacred assemblies:
"Tell the Israelis that when you enter the land that I'm about to give you and gather its produce, you are to bring a sheaf from the first portion of your harvest to the priest,
"Tell the Israelis that on the first day of the seventh month you are to have a Sabbath of rest for you a memorial announced by a loud blast of trumpets. It is to be a sacred assembly.
"Tell the Israelis that starting the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the week-long Festival of Tents to the LORD.
"Tell the Israelis that they are to bring to you pure oil made from beaten olives in order to keep the lamp burning continuously.
Moreover, tell the Israelis that anyone who curses his God will bear the consequences of his own sin,
"Tell the Israelis that when you enter the land that I'm about to give you, you are to let the land observe a Sabbath to the LORD.
"Tell the Israelis that when a person makes a special vow based on the appropriate value of people who belong to the LORD,
"Tell the Israelis that a man or woman who commits to the vow of the Nazirite, is to be separated to the LORD,
"Tell Aaron, "When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps will illuminate the area in front of the lamp stand.'"
Did I conceive this people or give birth to them, so that you would tell me to carry them near my heart like a wet nurse carries a suckling baby to the land that you promised to their forefathers?
So tell them that as long as I live consider this to be an oracle from the LORD as certainly as you've spoken right into my ears, that's how I'm going to treat you.
"Tell the Israelis that when they enter the land that I'm about to bring you to,
"Tell the Israelis that they are to make tassels at the edges of their garments throughout their generations and that they are to put a violet cord on the tassels at the edges of their garments.
"Tell the community to move away from where Korah, Dathan, and Abiram are living."
"Tell Aaron's son Eleazar the priest to take out the censers out of the flames and scatter the coals far away, since they are holy.
"Tell the Israelis to take a rod one from each ancestral house, that is, one from every leader, for a total of twelve rods. Write each tribal name on his rod.
"Tell the descendants of Levi that when they receive tithes from the Israelis (the tithes that I've given you from them as an inheritance), you are to offer a tenth of it as a raised offering for the LORD.
Tell them that when they bring the best from it, as far as the descendants of Levi are concerned, it is to be considered like produce from the threshing floors and wine vats.
I'm determined to reward you generously, and I'll do everything you tell me to do. So come right away and curse this people for me.'"
God came to visit Balaam that same night and told him, "If the men come to call on you, get up and go with them, but be sure to do only what I tell you to do."
Then Balaam instructed Balak, "Stand by your offering and leave me alone by myself. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet me. I'll tell you whatever he reveals to me."
"Didn't I tell you," Balaam responded to Balak, "that I'll say whatever the LORD tells me to say?"
Meanwhile, since I have to return to my people, come and listen while I tell you what this people will be doing to your people in the last days."
Tell the Israelis that when a man dies without a son, you are to pass his inheritance to his daughter.
Tell them that this is the offering, presented by fire, that you are to offer to the LORD: two one year old lambs, offered daily every day.
"Tell the Israelis that when they have crossed the Jordan River to the land of Canaan,
"Tell the Israelis that when they have crossed the Jordan River into the land of Canaan,
"Then the LORD told me: "Tell them not to go up and fight because I will not be in their midst, or else you will be defeated before your enemies.'
Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren.
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