'Told' in the Bible
Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside.
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.
One of the survivors came and told Abram the Hebrew, who lived near the oaks belonging to Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and the brother of Aner. They were bound by a treaty with Abram.
Early in the morning Abimelech got up, called all his servants together, and personally told them all these things, and the men were terrified.
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time God had told him.
She also said, “Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne a son for him in his old age.”
So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.
When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.
Now after these things Abraham was told, “Milcah also has borne sons to your brother Nahor:
The girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.
Then the servant told Isaac everything he had done.
Jacob replied to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me.”
He told Rachel that he was her father’s relative, Rebekah’s son. She ran and told her father.
When Laban heard the news about his sister’s son Jacob, he ran to meet him, hugged him, and kissed him. Then he took him to his house, and Jacob told him all that had happened.
On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled.
And he told the first one: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to? Where are you going? And whose animals are these ahead of you?’
He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, “Say the same thing to Esau when you find him.
“Get me this girl as a wife,” he told his father Hamor.
Then Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Then he had another dream and told it to his brothers. “Look,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun, moon, and 11 stars were bowing down to me.”
He told his father and brothers, but his father rebuked him. “What kind of dream is this that you have had?” he said. “Are your mother and brothers and I going to come and bow down to the ground before you?”
Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”
About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law, Tamar, has been acting like a prostitute, and now she is pregnant.”“Bring her out!” Judah said. “Let her be burned to death!”
Then she told him the same story: “The Hebrew slave you brought to us came to make a fool of me,
When his master heard the story his wife told him—“These are the things your slave did to me”—he was furious
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: “In my dream there was a vine in front of me.
When morning came, he was troubled, so he summoned all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.
Now a young Hebrew, a slave of the captain of the guards, was with us there. We told him our dreams, he interpreted our dreams for us, and each had its own interpretation.
The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this to the magicians, but no one can tell me what it means.”
“It is just as I told Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Extreme hunger came to all the land of Egypt, and the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. Pharaoh told all Egypt, “Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.”
When they reached their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them:
But we told him: We are honest and not spies.
He asked if they were well, and he said, “How is your elderly father that you told me about? Is he still alive?”
When he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, he asked, “Is this your youngest brother that you told me about?” Then he said, “May God be gracious to you, my son.”
Put my cup, the silver one, at the top of the youngest one’s bag, along with his grain money.” So he did as Joseph told him.
We told him, ‘We cannot go down unless our younger brother goes with us. So if our younger brother isn’t with us, we cannot see the man.’
But when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
Some time after this, Joseph was told, “Your father is weaker.” So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed.
The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.
“Go,” Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother.
but the Lord told him, “Stretch out your hand and grab it by the tail.” So he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand.
Now in Midian the Lord told Moses, “Return to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead.”
I told you: Let My son go so that he may worship Me, but you refused to let him go. Now I will kill your firstborn son!”
Moses told Aaron everything the Lord had sent him to say, and about all the signs He had commanded him to do.
The Israelite foremen saw that they were in trouble when they were told, “You cannot reduce your daily quota of bricks.”
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.
It was this Aaron and Moses whom the Lord told, “Bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt according to their divisions.”
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had told Moses.
So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and told him, “This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may worship Me.
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about the people and said: “What have we done? We have released Israel from serving us.”
Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt: Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the Lord, for He has heard your complaints.’”
When the Israelites saw it, they asked one another, “What is it?” because they didn’t know what it was.Moses told them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.
He told them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you want to bake, and boil what you want to boil, and set aside everything left over to be kept until morning.’”
Moses told Aaron, “Take a container and put two quarts of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be preserved throughout your generations.”
Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought against Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And the Lord told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes
So Moses went down to the people and told them.
Then the Lord told Moses, “This is what you are to say to the Israelites: You have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven.
Moses came and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. Then all the people responded with a single voice, “We will do everything that the Lord has commanded.”
He told the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. Aaron and Hur are here with you. Whoever has a dispute should go to them.”
He told them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘Every man fasten his sword to his side; go back and forth through the camp from entrance to entrance, and each of you kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’”
Now go, lead the people to the place I told you about; see, My angel will go before you. But on the day I settle accounts, I will hold them accountable for their sin.”
Moses said to the Lord, “Look, You have told me, ‘Lead this people up,’ but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. You said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’
Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he commanded them to do everything the Lord had told him on Mount Sinai.
Since the life of every creature is its blood, I have told the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it must be cut off.
The Lord told Moses: “Register every firstborn male of the Israelites one month old or more, and list their names.
The Lord told Moses, “Each day have one leader present his offering for the dedication of the altar.”
In the first month of the second year after their departure from the land of Egypt, the Lord told Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai:
Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. He brought 70 men from the elders of the people and had them stand around the tent.
When Moses sent them to scout out the land of Canaan, he told them, “Go up this way to the Negev, then go up into the hill country.
All the Israelites complained about Moses and Aaron, and the whole community told them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!
Then the Lord told Moses, “The man is to be put to death. The entire community is to stone him outside the camp.”
They came together against Moses and Aaron and told them, “You have gone too far! Everyone in the entire community is holy, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?”
So Moses told Korah, “You and all your followers are to appear before the Lord tomorrow—you, they, and Aaron.
Then Moses told Aaron, “Take your firepan, place fire from the altar in it, and add incense. Go quickly to the community and make atonement for them, because wrath has come from the Lord; the plague has begun.”
The Lord told Moses, “Put Aaron’s staff back in front of the testimony to be kept as a sign for the rebels, so that you may put an end to their complaints before Me, or else they will die.”
The Lord told Aaron, “You will not have an inheritance in their land; there will be no portion among them for you. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelites.
For I have given them the tenth that the Israelites present to the Lord as a contribution for their inheritance. That is why I told them that they would not receive an inheritance among the Israelites.”
From there they went to Beer, the well the Lord told Moses about, “Gather the people so I may give them water.”
Then Balak told Balaam, “Don’t curse them and don’t bless them!”
Balaam told Balak, “Build me seven altars here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
So Moses told Israel’s judges, “Kill each of the men who aligned themselves with Baal of Peor.”
So Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him.
Moses told the leaders of the Israelite tribes, “This is what the Lord has commanded:
and told him, “Your servants have taken a census of the fighting men under our command, and not one of us is missing.
Moses told them, “If the Gadites and Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, every man in battle formation before the Lord, and the land is subdued before you, you are to give them the land of Gilead as a possession.
In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.
See, the Lord your God has set the land before you. Go up and take possession of it as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has told you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
“Then we turned back and headed for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me, and we traveled around the hill country of Seir for many days.
But understand that today the Lord your God will cross over ahead of you as a consuming fire; He will devastate and subdue them before you. You will drive them out and destroy them swiftly, as the Lord has told you.
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