'Words' in the Bible
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, “This is what the man said to me,” he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
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 an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she sent and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
Now Jacob heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth.”
Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.
Then his brothers said to him, “Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
Then she spoke to him with these words, “The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;
Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned.
Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”
and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die.” And they did so.
So he overtook them and spoke these words to them.
They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.
So he said, “Now let it also be according to your words; he with whom it is found shall be my slave, and the rest of you shall be innocent.”
Thus it came about when we went up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
“Naphtali is a doe let loose,He gives beautiful words.
You are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I, even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach you what you are to do.
Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord with which He had sent him, and all the signs that He had commanded him to do.
and Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses. He then performed the signs in the sight of the people.
Let the labor be heavier on the men, and let them work at it so that they will pay no attention to false words.”
and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”
So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the Lord had commanded him.
All the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.
The Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
Then God spoke all these words, saying,
Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the Lord and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has spoken we will do!”
Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
So Moses took 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.”
Now the Lord said to Moses, “Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”
So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent.
He said,“Hear now My words:If there is a prophet among you,I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to him in a vision.I shall speak with him in a dream.
When Moses spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people mourned greatly.
As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;
So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him.
The oracle of him who hears the words of God,Who sees the vision of the Almighty,Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered,
The oracle of him who hears the words of God,And knows the knowledge of the Most High,Who sees the vision of the Almighty,Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.
These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab.
“Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,
“So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’
Then the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form—only a voice.
Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
“The Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the Lord said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
The Lord gave me the two tablets of stone written by the finger of God; and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken with you at the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.
I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered, and you shall put them in the ark.’
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
“Be careful to listen to all these words which I command you, so that it may be well with you and your sons after you forever, for you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
It shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes,
I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
and write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, promised you.
You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly.”
‘Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
“If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the Lord your God,
These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He had made with them at Horeb.
So keep the words of this covenant to do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.’
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.
Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the Lord your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law.
It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book until they were complete,
Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
Then Moses spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were complete:
“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
Then Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he, with Joshua the son of Nun.
When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
he said to them, “Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.
“Indeed, He loves the people;All Your holy ones are in Your hand,And they followed in Your steps;Everyone receives of Your words.
Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.”
She said, “According to your words, so be it.” So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the Lord your God.”
Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
So when Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the congregation, even the heads of the families of Israel who were with him, heard the words which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the sons of Manasseh spoke, it pleased them.
“Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the Lord your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.
It shall come about that just as all the good words which the Lord your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the Lord which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.”
When the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.
“Her wise princesses would answer her,Indeed she repeats her words to herself,
And his mother’s relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing of all the leaders of Shechem; and they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our relative.”
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the Lord at Mizpah.
Manoah said, “Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy’s mode of life and his vocation?”
Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your name, so that when your words come to pass, we may honor you?”
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.
He said, “What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. May God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the words that He spoke to you.”
Thus Samuel grew and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fail.
So Samuel spoke all the words of the Lord to the people who had asked of him a king.
Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the Lord’s hearing.
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
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