'Tried' in the Bible
When Reuben heard this, he tried to save him from them. He said, “Let’s not take his life.”
All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” And his father wept for him.
When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.
The magicians tried to produce gnats using their occult practices, but they could not. The gnats remained on man and beast.
David strapped his sword on over the military clothes and tried to walk, but he was not used to them. “I can’t walk in these,” David said to Saul, “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off.
and Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear. As the spear struck the wall, David eluded Saul, ran away, and escaped that night.
When they reported to Saul, he sent other agents, and they also began prophesying. So Saul tried again and sent a third group of agents, and even they began prophesying.
The Gibeonites were not Israelites but rather a remnant of the Amorites. The Israelites had taken an oath concerning them, but Saul had tried to kill them in his zeal for the Israelites and Judah. So David summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them.
Therefore, Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but he fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, where he remained until Solomon’s death.
During those days while Mordecai was sitting at the King’s Gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two eunuchs who guarded the king’s entrance, became infuriated and planned to assassinate King Ahasuerus.
You have tested my heart;You have examined me at night.You have tried me and found nothing evil;I have determined that my mouth will not sin.
When I tried to understand all this,it seemed hopeless
where your fathers tested Me;they tried Me, though they had seen what I did.
King Jehoiakim, all his warriors, and all the officials heard his words, and the king tried to put him to death. When Uriah heard, he fled in fear and went to Egypt.
We tried to heal Babylon,but she could not be healed.Abandon her!Let each of us go to his own land,for her judgment extends to the skyand reaches as far as the clouds.
Because of the indecency of your uncleanness—since I tried to purify you,but you would not be purified from your uncleanness—you will not be pure againuntil I have satisfied My wrath on you.
But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”
John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.”
They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.
When it was day, He went out and made His way to a deserted place. But the crowds were searching for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them.
Just then some men came, carrying on a mat a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before Him.
John responded, “Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us.”
Then they tried to seize Him. Yet no one laid a hand on Him because His hour had not yet come.
“Rabbi,” the disciples told Him, “just now the Jews tried to stone You, and You’re going there again?”
The next day he showed up while they were fighting and tried to reconcile them peacefully, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why are you mistreating each other?’
When he arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate with the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, since they did not believe he was a disciple.
But Elymas the sorcerer (this is the meaning of his name) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
When they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.
He even tried to desecrate the temple, so we apprehended him [and wanted to judge him according to our law.
Then Festus, wanting to do a favor for the Jews, replied to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be tried before me on these charges?”
But Paul said: “I am standing at Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as even you can see very well.
Since I was at a loss in a dispute over such things, I asked him if he wished to go to Jerusalem and be tried there concerning these matters.
In all the synagogues I often tried to make them blaspheme by punishing them. I even pursued them to foreign cities since I was greatly enraged at them.
Some sailors tried to escape from the ship; they had let down the skiff into the sea, pretending that they were going to put out anchors from the bow.
For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it.
they simply kept hearing: “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy.”
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