'Words' in the Bible
And when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the Lord.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and bitter cry and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father!
These words of Esau her elder son were repeated to Rebekah. She sent for Jacob her younger son and said to him, See here, your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you [by intending] to kill you.
Their words pleased Hamor and his son Shechem.
And when [Joseph's] master heard the words of his wife, saying to him, This is the way your servant treated me, his wrath was kindled.
Send one of you and let him bring your brother, and you will be kept in prison, that your words may be proved whether there is any truth in you; or else by the life of Pharaoh you certainly are spies.
But bring your youngest brother to me, so your words will be verified and you shall live. And they did so.
And the steward overtook them, and he said to them these same words.
But when they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said to them, and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived [and warmth and life returned].
And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not eloquent or a man of words, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and have a heavy and awkward tongue.
You must speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you what you shall do.
Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord with which He had sent him, and all the signs with which He had charged him.
Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
Let heavier work be laid upon the men that they may labor at it and pay no attention to lying words.
And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God]. These are the words you shall speak to the Israelites.
So Moses called for the elders of the people and told them all these words which the Lord commanded him.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord has spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you and believe you and remain steadfast forever. Then Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
Then God spoke all these words:
Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. He rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve pillars representing Israel's twelve tribes.
And Moses took the [remaining half of the] blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.
The Lord said to Moses, Cut two tables of stone like the first, and I will write upon these tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke.
And the Lord said to Moses, Write these words, for after the purpose and character of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.
Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord, and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and set them round about the Tent.
And He said, Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make Myself known to him in a vision and speak to him in a dream.
Moses told [the Lord's] words to all the Israelites, and [they] mourned greatly.
And the elders of Moab and of Midian departed with the rewards of foretelling in their hands; and they came to Balaam and told him the words of Balak.
He [Balaam] who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes open and uncovered, he says:
He speaks, who heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the Most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes open and uncovered:
These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel [still] on the [east] side of the Jordan [River] in the wilderness, in the Arabah [the deep valley running north and south from the eastern arm of the Red Sea to beyond the Dead Sea], over near Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
And the Lord heard your words, and was angered and He swore,
So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Especially how on the day that you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, the Lord said to me, Gather the people together to Me and I will make them hear My words, that they may learn [reverently] to fear Me all the days they live upon the earth and that they may teach their children.
And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of the words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.
Out of heaven He made you hear His voice, that He might correct, discipline, and admonish you; and on earth He made you see His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.
These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and He spoke not again [added no more]. He wrote them on two tables of stone and gave them to me [Moses].
And the Lord heard your words when you spoke to me and the Lord said to me, I have heard the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have said well all that they have spoken.
And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]
And the Lord delivered to me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them were all the words which the Lord spoke with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark.
Therefore you shall lay up these My words in your [minds and] hearts and in your [entire] being, and bind them for a sign upon your hands and as forehead bands between your eyes.
Be watchful and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being.
You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
And he shall keep it with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn [reverently] to fear the Lord his God, by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes and doing them,
I will raise up for them a prophet (Prophet) from among their brethren like you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
And whoever will not hearken to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
And if you say in your [minds and] hearts, How shall we know which words the Lord has not spoken?
And you shall write on them all the words of this law when you have passed over, that you may go into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you.
And you shall write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.
Cursed is he who does not support and give assent to the words of this law to do them [as the rule of his life]. All the people shall say, Amen.
And you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
If you will not be watchful to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may [reverently] fear this glorious and fearful name [and presence] -- "the lord your god -- "
These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.
Therefore keep the words of this covenant and do them, that you may deal wisely and prosper in all that you do.
And lest, when he hears the words of this curse and oath, he flatters and congratulates himself in his [mind and] heart, saying, I shall have peace and safety, though I walk in the stubbornness of my [mind and] heart [bringing down a hurricane of destruction] and sweep away the watered land with the dry.
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law.
And Moses went on speaking these words to all Israel:
Assemble the people -- "men, women, and children, and the stranger and the sojourner within your towns -- "that they may hear and learn [reverently] to fear the Lord your God and be watchful to do all the words of this law,
And when Moses had finished writing the words of this law in a book to the very end,
Gather to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears and call heaven and earth to witness against them.
And Moses spoke in the hearing of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song until they were ended:
Give ear, O heavens, and I [Moses] will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Hoshea (Joshua) son of Nun.
And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
He said to them, Set your [minds and] hearts on all the words which I command you this day, that you may command them to your children, that they may be watchful to do all the words of this law.
And she said, According to your words, so it is. Then she sent them away and they departed; and she bound the scarlet cord in the window.
Joshua said to the Israelites, Come near, hear the words of the Lord your God.
Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, all that is written in the Book of the Law.
And when Phinehas the priest and the chiefs of the congregation and heads of the clans of Israel who were with him heard the words that the Reubenites, Gadites, and Manassites spoke, it pleased them.
And Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God; and he took a great stone and set it up there under an oak that was in [the court of] the sanctuary of the Lord.
And Joshua said to all the people, See, this stone shall be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words the Lord spoke to us; so it shall be a witness against you, lest [afterward] you lie (pretend) and deny your God.
When the Angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the Israelites, the people lifted up their voice and wept.
Her wise ladies answered her, yet she repeated her words to herself,
And his mother's kinsmen spoke all these words concerning him in the hearing of all the men of Shechem, and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, He is our brother.
When Zebul the city's mayor heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.
And Manoah said, Now when your words come true, how shall we manage the child, and what is he to do?
And Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, What is your name, so that when your words come true, we may do you honor?
And when she pressed him day after day with her words and urged him, he was vexed to death.
Samuel grew; the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked of him a king.
Samuel heard all the people's words and repeated them in the Lord's ears.
Now Saul came out of the field after the oxen, and [he] said, What ails the people that they are weeping? And they told him the words of the men of Jabesh.
Samuel told Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now listen and heed the words of the Lord.
And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.
When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
As they talked, behold, Goliath, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, came forth from the Philistine ranks and spoke the same words as before, and David heard him.
When David's words were heard, they were repeated to Saul, and he sent for him.
Saul's servants told those words to David. David said, Does it seem to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law, seeing I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?
When his servants told David these words, it pleased [him] well to become the king's son-in-law. Before the days expired,
David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish king of Gath.
So David checked his men with these words and did not let them rise against Saul. But Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.
And David said to Saul, Why do you listen to the words of men who say, David seeks to do you harm?
Kneeling at his feet she said, Upon me alone let this guilt be, my lord. And let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your presence, and hear the words of your handmaid.
Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the Lord has stirred you up against me, let Him accept an offering; but if it is men, may they be cursed before the Lord, for they have driven me out this day that I should have no share in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go, serve other gods.
Then immediately Saul fell full length upon the earth floor [of the medium's house], and was exceedingly afraid because of Samuel's words. There was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night.
But he said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, urged him, and he heeded their words. So he arose from the ground and sat upon the bed.
Then Abner was very angry at the words of Ish-bosheth and said, Am I a dog's head [despicable and hostile] against Judah? This day I keep showing kindness and loyalty to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman!
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