'Tell' in the Bible
So tell them you are my sister so that it may go well for me because of you and my life will be spared on account of you."
So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
"I do not know who has done this thing," Abimelech replied. "Moreover, you did not tell me. I did not hear about it until today."
"Whose daughter are you?" he asked. "Tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
When food was served, he said, "I will not eat until I have said what I want to say." "Tell us," Laban said.
Now, if you will show faithful love to my master, tell me. But if not, tell me as well, so that I may go on my way."
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau,
Now then, my son, do exactly what I tell you!
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Should you work for me for nothing because you are my relative? Tell me what your wages should be."
When Jacob saw the look on Laban's face, he could tell his attitude toward him had changed.
There he said to them, "I can tell that your father's attitude toward me has changed, but the God of my father has been with me.
Why did you run away secretly and deceive me? Why didn't you tell me so I could send you off with a celebration complete with singing, tambourines, and harps?
Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Please tell me where they are grazing their flocks."
They told him, "We both had dreams, but there is no one to interpret them." Joseph responded, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me."
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. So I told all this to the diviner-priests, but no one could tell me its meaning."
Now go up to my father quickly and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: "God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay!
So tell my father about all my honor in Egypt and about everything you have seen. But bring my father down here quickly!"
Then Joseph said to his brothers and his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 'My brothers and my father's household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me.
Tell him, 'Your servants have taken care of cattle from our youth until now, both we and our fathers,' so that you may live in the land of Goshen, for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting to the Egyptians."
Jacob called for his sons and said, "Gather together so I can tell you what will happen to you in the future.
Tell Joseph this: Please forgive the sin of your brothers and the wrong they did when they treated you so badly.' Now please forgive the sin of the servants of the God of your father." When this message was reported to him, Joseph wept.
Moses said to God, "If I go to the Israelites and tell them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' -- what should I say to them?"
"Go and bring together the elders of Israel and tell them, 'The Lord, the God of your fathers, appeared to me -- the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- saying, "I have attended carefully to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt,
"The elders will listen to you, and then you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and tell him, 'The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.'
Therefore, tell the Israelites, 'I am the Lord. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
"Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt that he must release the Israelites from his land."
he said to him, "I am the Lord. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I am telling you."
You are to speak everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh that he must release the Israelites from his land.
Tell him, 'The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you to say, "Release my people, that they may serve me in the desert!" But until now you have not listened.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your staff and stretch out your hand over Egypt's waters -- over their rivers, over their canals, over their ponds, and over all their reservoirs -- so that it becomes blood.' There will be blood everywhere in the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone containers."
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus says the Lord: "Release my people in order that they may serve me!
The Lord spoke to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Extend your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the canals, and over the ponds, and bring the frogs up over the land of Egypt.'"
The Lord said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Extend your staff and strike the dust of the ground, and it will become gnats throughout all the land of Egypt.'"
The Lord said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning and position yourself before Pharaoh as he goes out to the water, and tell him, 'Thus says the Lord, "Release my people that they may serve me!
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, "Release my people that they may serve me!
The Lord said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning, stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: "Release my people so that they may serve me!
and in order that in the hearing of your son and your grandson you may tell how I made fools of the Egyptians and about my signs that I displayed among them, so that you may know that I am the Lord."
Tell the whole community of Israel, 'In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families -- a lamb for each household.
You are to tell your son on that day, 'It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
In the future, when your son asks you 'What is this?' you are to tell him, 'With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the land of slavery.
"Tell the Israelites that they must turn and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you are to camp by the sea before Baal Zephon opposite it.
The Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Tell the whole community of the Israelites, 'Come before the Lord, because he has heard your murmurings.'"
"I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites. Tell them, 'During the evening you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be satisfied with bread, so that you may know that I am the Lord your God.'"
Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, "Thus you will tell the house of Jacob, and declare to the people of Israel:
The Lord said to Moses: "Thus you will tell the Israelites: 'You yourselves have seen that I have spoken with you from heaven.
"Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me; from every person motivated by a willing heart you are to receive my offering.
And you are to tell the Israelites: 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil throughout your generations.
"Tell the Israelites, 'Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
For the Lord had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people. If I went up among you for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments, that I may know what I should do to you.'"
But when Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil until he came out. Then he would come out and tell the Israelites what he had been commanded.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When someone among you presents an offering to the Lord, you must present your offering from the domesticated animals, either from the herd or from the flock.
"Tell the Israelites, 'When a person sins by straying unintentionally from any of the Lord's commandments which must not be violated, and violates any one of them --
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is the law of the sin offering. In the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered the sin offering must be slaughtered before the Lord. It is most holy.
"Tell the Israelites, 'You must not eat any fat of an ox, sheep, or goat.
"Tell the Israelites, 'The one who presents his peace offering sacrifice to the Lord must bring his offering to the Lord from his peace offering sacrifice.
Then tell the Israelites: 'Take a male goat for a sin offering and a calf and lamb, both a year old and flawless, for a burnt offering,
"Tell the Israelites: 'This is the kind of creature you may eat from among all the animals that are on the land.
"Tell the Israelites, 'When a woman produces offspring and bears a male child, she will be unclean seven days, as she is unclean during the days of her menstruation.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.
and the Lord said to Moses: "Tell Aaron your brother that he must not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil-canopy in front of the atonement plate that is on the ark so that he may not die, for I will appear in the cloud over the atonement plate.
"Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites, and tell them: 'This is the word that the Lord has commanded:
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'I am the Lord your God!
"Speak to the whole congregation of the Israelites and tell them, 'You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.
"'You must not steal, you must not tell lies, and you must not deal falsely with your fellow citizen.
"Tell Aaron, 'No man from your descendants throughout their generations who has a physical flaw is to approach to present the food of his God.
"Tell Aaron and his sons that they must deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites, which they consecrate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name. I am the Lord.
"Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them, 'When any man from the house of Israel or from the foreigners in Israel presents his offering for any of the votive or freewill offerings which they present to the Lord as a burnt offering,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'These are the Lord's appointed times which you must proclaim as holy assemblies -- my appointed times:
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land that I am about to give to you and you gather in its harvest, then you must bring the sheaf of the first portion of your harvest to the priest,
"Tell the Israelites, 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you must have a complete rest, a memorial announced by loud horn blasts, a holy assembly.
"Tell the Israelites, 'On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Temporary Shelters for seven days to the Lord.
Moreover, you are to tell the Israelites, 'If any man curses his God he will bear responsibility for his sin,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land must observe a Sabbath to the Lord.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When a man makes a special votive offering based on the conversion value of persons to the Lord,
These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses to tell the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
"Tell the Israelites, 'When a man or a woman commits any sin that people commit, thereby breaking faith with the Lord, and that person is found guilty,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him,
"Speak to the Israelites, and tell them, 'When either a man or a woman takes a special vow, to take a vow as a Nazirite, to separate himself to the Lord,
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
"Speak to Aaron and tell him, 'When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand.'"
"Tell the Israelites, 'If any of you or of your posterity become ceremonially defiled by touching a dead body, or are on a journey far away, then he may observe the Passover to the Lord.
then they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you, Lord, are among this people, that you, Lord, are seen face to face, that your cloud stands over them, and that you go before them by day in a pillar of cloud and in a pillar of fire by night.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land where you are to live, which I am giving you,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land to which I am bringing you
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them to make tassels for themselves on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and put a blue thread on the tassel of the corners.
"Tell the community: 'Get away from around the homes of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.'"
"Tell Eleazar son of Aaron the priest to pick up the censers out of the flame, for they are holy, and then scatter the coals of fire at a distance.
"You are to speak to the Levites, and you must tell them, 'When you receive from the Israelites the tithe that I have given you from them as your inheritance, then you are to offer up from it as a raised offering to the Lord a tenth of the tithe.
For I will honor you greatly, and whatever you tell me I will do. So come, put a curse on this nation for me.'"
Balaam said to Balak, "Station yourself by your burnt offering, and I will go off; perhaps the Lord will come to meet me, and whatever he reveals to me I will tell you." Then he went to a deserted height.
Then the Lord put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you."
Then the Lord met Balaam and put a message in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you."
But Balaam replied to Balak, "Did I not tell you, 'All that the Lord speaks, I must do'?"
Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not also tell your messengers whom you sent to me,
And you must tell the Israelites, 'If a man dies and has no son, then you must transfer his inheritance to his daughter;
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
"Give these instructions to the Israelites, and tell them: 'When you enter Canaan, the land that has been assigned to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you cross over the Jordan River into the land of Canaan,
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