63 occurrences

'Unless' in the Bible

Then he said, "Let me go, for dawn is breaking." But he answered, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you will not go out from here unless your youngest brother comes here.

Then Judah said to him, "The man solemnly admonished us, saying, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother [is] with you.'

but {if you will not send} [him], we will not go down, for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother [is] with you.'"

Then you said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall not again see my face.'

then we said, 'We cannot go down. If our youngest brother [is] with us, then we shall go down. For we will not be able to see the face of the man unless our youngest brother [is] with us.'

But I myself know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go {unless compelled by a strong hand}.

The {Israelites} were unable to stand before their enemies; {they fled from their enemies} because they have become a thing devoted for destruction. {I will be with you no more} unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.

Samson said to them, "If you want to behave like this, [I swear] I will not rest unless I have taken revenge on you."

Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. So may Yahweh do to me, {and even more, unless} death {separates you and me}!"

And he said to him, "Far from it! You will not die! Look, my father does not do {anything large or small unless he reveals it to me}. Why should my father hide this thing or anything from me?"

He said, "Good. {I will make a covenant with you}. I am asking only one thing from you: You shall not see my face unless you bring Michal the daughter of Saul when you come to see {me}."

She saddled the female donkey, and she said to her servant, "Drive along and go; you must not hold me back from riding, unless I tell you."

In the evening she would go and in the morning she would return to the {second harem} {under the care of} Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch in charge of the concubines. She would not go back to the king unless the king delighted in her and she was called by name.

Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery.

Unless you have utterly rejected us, unless you are angry with us beyond measure.

Then these men {said}, "We will not find any pretext against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God."

Does a lion roar in the forest {when he has no prey}? Does a fierce, young lion cry out from his den unless he has caught [something]?

Does a bird fall into a trapping net on the earth when there is no snare for it? Does a trapping net spring up from the ground unless it has certainly caught something?

Or how can someone enter into the house of a strong [man] and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong [man]? And then he can thoroughly plunder his house.

So also my heavenly Father will do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from your hearts!"

And unless those days had been shortened, {no human being would be saved}. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.

But no one is able to enter into the house of a strong [man] [and] plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong [man], and then he can thoroughly plunder his house.

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.

And [when they come] from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other [traditions] which they have received [and] hold fast to--[for example,] the washing of cups and pitchers and bronze kettles and dining couches.)

But he said to them, "You give them [something] to eat!" And they said, "{We have no} more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go [and] purchase food for all these people."

No, I tell you, but unless you repent you will all perish as well!

No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all perish as well!"

This man came to him at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that [you are] a teacher who has come from God, for no one is able to perform these signs that you are performing unless God were with him."

John answered and said, "A man can receive not one [thing] unless it is granted to him from heaven!

Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves!

And he said, "Because of this I said to you that no one can come to me unless it has been granted to him by the Father."

"Our law does not condemn a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, [does it]?"

Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet {forever}!" Jesus replied to him, "Unless I wash you, you do not have a share with me."

Remain in me, and I in you. Just as the branch is not able to bear fruit from itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither [can] you, unless you remain in me.

So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe!"

And he said, "So how could I, unless someone will guide me?" And he invited Philip to come up [and] sit with him.

And some men came down from Judea [and] began teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom [prescribed] by Moses, you cannot be saved."

Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these [men] remain with the ship, you cannot be saved!"

Now I want you all to speak with tongues, but even more that you may prophesy. The one who prophesies [is] greater than the one who speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, in order that the church may receive edification.

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with tongues, how do I benefit you, unless I speak to you either with a revelation or with knowledge or with a prophecy or with a teaching?

And so you through the tongue, unless you produce a clear message, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

by which you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the message I proclaimed to you, unless you believed to no purpose.

Test yourselves [to see] if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ [is] in you, unless you are unqualified?

And also if anyone competes he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do {the works you did at first}. But if you do not, I am coming to you, and I will remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Behold, I am throwing her into a sickbed and those who committed adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent from her deeds.

And it was given to him to put breath into the image of the beast, in order that the image of the beast both spoke and caused that all those, unless they worshiped the image of the beast, should be killed.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלי אוּלי 
'uwlay 
Usage: 45

לוּלי לוּלא 
Luwle' 
except , unless , If , had not , were it not , were it not that
Usage: 14

ἐκτός 
Ektos 
out of , outside , other than , without , be excepted , except , unless , but
Usage: 8