'Yes' in the Bible
I will bless her, and indeed I will also give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this in the integrity of your heart, for it was I who kept you back and spared you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not give you an opportunity to touch her.
Then Isaac trembled violently, and he said, “Then who was the one [who was just here] who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I blessed him. Yes, and he [in fact] shall be (shall remain) blessed.”
Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods; indeed, it was proven when they acted insolently toward Israel [and the Lord showed Himself infinitely superior to all their gods].”
“Indeed, He loves His people;All Your holy ones are in Your hand.They followed in Your steps;They accept and receive direction from You.
Of Gad he said,“Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;He lurks like a lioness,And tears the arm and the crown of the head.
“So Israel dwells in safety and security,The fountain of Jacob alone and secluded,In a land of grain and new wine;His heavens also drop down dew.
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them; so she said, “Yes, two men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
“Lord, when You went out from Seir,When You marched from the field of Edom,The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped,Yes, the clouds dripped water.
“The mountains quaked at the presence of the Lord,Yes, this Sinai, at the presence of the Lord, the God of Israel.
“She reached out her [left] hand for the tent peg,And her right hand for the workmen’s hammer.Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head;And she shattered and pierced his temple.
Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have completely destroyed the Amalekites.
Now the men took it as a good omen, and quickly understanding his meaning said, “Yes, your brother Ben-hadad lives.” Then the king said, “Go, bring him.” Then Ben-hadad came out to him, and Ahab had him come up into the chariot.
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He said, “Yes, I know it; be quiet [about it].”
The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” And he answered, “Yes, I know it; be quiet [about it].”
Instead he walked in the way of the [idolatrous] kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire [as a human sacrifice], in accordance with the repulsive [and idolatrous] practices of the [pagan] nations whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites.
He allowed no man to oppress or exploit them,And, He reproved and punished kings for their sakes, saying,
please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You, day and night, on behalf of Your servants, the sons (descendants) of Israel (Jacob), confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have committed against You; I and my father’s house have sinned.
But the former governors who were [in office] before me put heavy burdens on the people and took food and wine from them in addition to forty shekels of silver [as an excessive monthly salary]; even their servants assumed authority over the people. But I did not do so because of the [reverent] fear of God.
Haman also said, “Even Queen Esther let no one but me come with the king to the banquet she had prepared; and tomorrow also I am invited by her [together] with the king.
While he was still speaking, another [messenger] also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and have taken them away and have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Satan answered the Lord, “Skin for skin! Yes, a man will give all he has for his life.
“Behold, let that night be barren [and empty];Let no joyful voice enter it.
“Then I would still have consolation,And I would jump for joy amid unsparing pain,That I have not denied or hidden the words of the Holy One.
“You would cast lots (gamble) over the fatherlessAnd bargain away your friend.
“Turn away [from your suspicion], let there be no injustice;Turn away, my righteousness and vindication is still in it.
“Yes, I know it is true.But how can a mortal man be right before God?
Who does great things, [beyond understanding,] unfathomable,Yes, marvelous and wondrous things without number.
Then, indeed, you could lift up your face [to Him] without moral defect,And you would be firmly established and secure and not fear.
“Then you would trust [with confidence], because there is hope;You would look around you and rest securely.
“You would lie down with no one to frighten you,And many would entreat and seek your favor.
“But [the brave, strong] man must die and lie face down;Man breathes his last, and where is he?
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;Yes, your own lips testify against you.
“I was [living] at ease, but He crushed me and broke me apart,And He has seized me by the neck and has shaken me to pieces;He has also set me up as His target.
“Indeed, the light of the wicked will be put out,And the flame of his fire will not shine.
“He flies away like a dream and cannot be found;Yes, he is chased away like a vision of the night.
“The arrow is drawn forth and it comes out of his back [after passing through his body];Yes, the glittering point comes out of his gall.Terrors march in upon him;
“He will even rescue the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent;And he will be rescued through the cleanness of your hands.”
Then He saw wisdom and declared it;He established it and searched it out.
“Indeed, how could the strength of their hands profit me?Vigor had perished from them.
“And now I have become [the subject of] their taunting;Yes, I am a byword and a laughingstock to them.
Then let me plant and [let] another eat [from the results of my labor],And let my crops be uprooted and ruined.
“I even paid close attention to [what] you [said],Indeed, not one of you convinced Job [nor could you refute him],Not one of you supplied [satisfactory] answers to his words.
“Then his soul draws near to the pit [of destruction],And his life to those who bring death (the destroyers).
[Elihu comments,] “Behold, God does all these things twice, yes, three times, with a man,
Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;And let him trample my life to the groundAnd lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
God is a righteous judge,And a God who is indignant every day.
For the wicked boasts and sings the praises of his heart’s desire,And the greedy man curses and spurns [and even despises] the Lord.
You have seen it, for You have noted mischief and vexation (irritation) to take it into Your hand.The unfortunate commits himself to You;You are the helper of the fatherless.
The [boundary] lines [of the land] have fallen for me in pleasant places;Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;Indeed, my heart (mind) instructs me in the night.
And He rode upon a cherub (storm) and flew;And He sped on the wings of the wind.
He rescues me from my enemies;Yes, You lift me up above those who rise up against me;You deliver me from the man of violence.
The sun’s rising is from one end of the heavens,And its circuit to the other end of them;And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil, for You are with me;Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.
Lift up your heads, O gates,And lift them up, ancient doors,That the King of glory may come in.
Indeed, none of those who [expectantly] wait for You will be ashamed;Those who turn away from what is right and deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed (humiliated, embarrassed).
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,In His tent I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy;I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;Be strong and let your heart take courage;Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
Yes, You are my rock and my fortress;For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
All my bones will say, “Lord, who is like You,Who rescues the afflicted from him who is too strong for him [to resist alone],And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”
They open their mouths wide against me;They say, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”
Yet he passed away, and lo, he was no more;I sought him, but he could not be found.
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear,In whose mouth are no arguments.
“I delight to do Your will, O my God;Your law is within my heart.”
Then I will go to the altar of God,To God, my exceeding joy;With the lyre I will praise You, O God, my God!
“I would wander far away,I would lodge in the [peace of the] wilderness. Selah.
For You have rescued my soul from death,Yes, and my feet from stumbling,So that I may walk before GodIn the light of life.
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious and merciful to me,For my soul finds shelter and safety in You,And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge and be confidently secureUntil destruction passes by.
But as for me, I will sing of Your mighty strength and power;Yes, I will sing joyfully of Your lovingkindness in the morning;For You have been my strongholdAnd a refuge in the day of my distress.
From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak;Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help].
But let the righteous be glad; let them be in good spirits before God,Yes, let them rejoice with delight.
Why do you look with envy, mountains with many peaks,At the mountain [of the city of Zion] which God has desired for His dwelling place?Yes, the Lord will dwell there forever.
You have ascended on high, You have led away captive Your captives;You have received gifts among men,Even from the rebellious also, that the Lord God may dwell there.
And even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not abandon me,Until I declare Your [mighty] strength to this generation,Your power to all who are to come.
Yes, all kings will bow down before him,All nations will serve him.
I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the Lord;Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old.
Then they spoke against God;They said, “Can God prepare [food for] a table in the wilderness?
But He, the source of compassion and lovingkindness, forgave their wickedness and did not destroy them;Many times He restrained His angerAnd did not stir up all His wrath.
Make their nobles like Oreb and ZeebAnd all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever;Yes, let them be humiliated and perish,
My soul (my life, my inner self) longs for and greatly desires the courts of the Lord;My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
The bird has found a house,And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,My King and my God.
Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,And our land will yield its produce.
But of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her,”And the Most High Himself will establish her.
And let the [gracious] favor of the Lord our God be on us;Confirm for us the work of our hands—Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
More than the sounds of many waters,More than the mighty breakers of the sea,The Lord on high is mighty.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;Shout [in jubilation] and sing for joy and sing praises.
You will arise and have compassion on Zion,For it is time to be gracious and show favor to her;Yes, the appointed time [the moment designated] has come.
“Even they will perish, but You endure;Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.Like clothing You will change them and they shall be changed.
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons
O God, my heart is steadfast [with confident faith];I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul.
He also loved cursing, and it came [back] to him;He did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.
I will give great praise and thanks to the Lord with my mouth;And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
Gracious is the Lord, and [consistently] righteous;Yes, our God is compassionate.
I will pay my vows to the Lord,Yes, in the presence of all His people.
I will pay my vows to the Lord,Yes, in the presence of all His people,
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