'Yes' in the Bible
I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”
Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you did this with a clear conscience. I have also kept you from sinning against Me. Therefore I have not let you touch her.
“Is he well?” Jacob asked.“Yes,” they said, “and here is his daughter Rachel, coming with his sheep.”
Laban said to him, “Yes, you are my own flesh and blood.”After Jacob had stayed with him a month,
Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; yes, He has heard me and given me a son,” and she named him Dan.
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, “Yes, the men did come to me, but I didn’t know where they were from.
Yes, it is true that I am a family redeemer, but there is a redeemer closer than I am.
The women answered, “Yes, he is ahead of you. Hurry, he just now came to the city, because there’s a sacrifice for the people at the high place today.
Saul did not say anything that day because he thought, “Something unexpected has happened; he must be ceremonially unclean—yes, that’s it, he is unclean.”
Abner glanced back and said, “Is that you, Asahel?”“Yes it is,” Asahel replied.
The king asked, “Did Joab put you up to all this?”The woman answered. “As you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or left from all my lord the king says. Yes, your servant Joab is the one who gave orders to me; he told your servant exactly what to say.
The Lord will raise up for Himself a king over Israel, who will eliminate the house of Jeroboam. This is the day, yes, even today!
Now the men were looking for a sign of hope, so they quickly picked up on this and responded, “Yes, it is your brother Ben-hadad.”Then he said, “Go and bring him.”So Ben-hadad came out to him, and Ahab had him come up into the chariot.
Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”
Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”
Elisha said, “Open the east window.” So he opened it. Elisha said, “Shoot!” So he shot. Then Elisha said, “The Lord’s arrow of victory, yes, the arrow of victory over Aram. You are to strike down the Arameans in Aphek until you have put an end to them.”
Then all the assembly responded with a loud voice: “Yes, we will do as you say!
Yes, may that night be barren;may no joyful shout be heard in it.
Yes, I know what you’ve said is true,but how can a person be justified before God?
Yes, this will result in my deliverance,for no godless person can appear before Him.
Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished;the flame of his fire does not glow.
Yes, I know that You will lead me to death—the place appointed for all who live.
I too will answer;yes, I will tell what I know.
Yes, God is mighty, but He despises no one;He understands all things.
You, indeed, have made my days short in length,and my life span as nothing in Your sight.Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor.Selah
Then people will say,“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!There is a God who judges on earth!”
I will remember the Lord’s works;yes, I will remember Your ancient wonders.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.
Yes, Yahweh, we wait for Youin the path of Your judgments.Our desire is for Your name and renown.
I long for You in the night;yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You,for when Your judgments are in the land,the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Yes, You are a God who hides Himself,God of Israel, Savior.
Speak up and present your case—yes, let them take counsel together.Who predicted this long ago?Who announced it from ancient times?Was it not I, Yahweh?There is no other God but Me,a righteous God and Savior;there is no one except Me.
I call a bird of prey from the east,a man for My purpose from a far country.Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.I have planned it; I will also do it.
I—I have spoken;yes, I have called him;I have brought him,and he will succeed in his mission.
Yes, the islands will wait for Mewith the ships of Tarshish in the lead,to bring your children from far away,their silver and gold with them,for the honor of the Lord your God,the Holy One of Israel,who has glorified you.
Afterward’”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“‘King Zedekiah of Judah, his officers, and the people—those in this city who survive the plague, the sword, and the famine—I will hand over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, to their enemies, yes, to those who want to take their lives. He will put them to the sword; he won’t spare them or show pity or compassion.’
Yes, this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says about the articles that remain in the temple of the Lord, in the palace of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem:
Yes, this is what the Lord says:We have heard a cry of terror,of dread—there is no peace.
Yes, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab carried out their ancestor’s command he gave them, but these people have not obeyed Me.
Yes, He repeatedly turns His handagainst me all day long.
“Therefore, as I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“I am going to cut you off and show you no pity, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable practices and abominations. Yes, I will not spare you.
“I passed by you and saw you lying in your blood, and I said to you as you lay in your blood: Live! Yes, I said to you as you lay in your blood: Live!
And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ then say: Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will become weak. Every spirit will be discouraged, and every knee will turn to water. Yes, it is coming and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Yes, I will gather you together and blow on you with the fire of My fury, and you will be melted within the city.
On the same day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, that is what they did inside My house.
Yes, you are wiser than Daniel;no secret is hidden from you!
Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.
Yes, it is coming, and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “This is the day I have spoken about.
This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountain will be especially holy. Yes, this is the law of the temple.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in alarm. He said to his advisers, “Didn’t we throw three men, bound, into the fire?”“Yes, of course, Your Majesty,” they replied to the king.
But the holy ones of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever, yes, forever and ever.’
For I am like a lion to Ephraimand like a young lion to the house of Judah.Yes, I will tear them to pieces and depart.I will carry them off,and no one can rescue them.
Even if they raise children,I will bereave them of each one.Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!
I will drive the northerner far from youand banish him to a dry and desolate land,his front ranks into the Dead Sea,and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea.His stench will rise;yes, his rotten smell will rise,for he has done catastrophic things.
Yes, in those days and at that time,when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
Do not enter the gate of My peoplein the day of their disaster.Yes, you—do not gloat over their miseryin the day of their disasterand do not appropriate their possessionsin the day of their disaster.
Then God asked Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”“Yes,” he replied. “It is right. I’m angry enough to die!”
For the Lord will restore the majesty of Jacob,yes, the majesty of Israel,though ravagers have ravaged themand ruined their vine branches.
Their silver and their goldwill not be able to rescue themon the day of the Lord’s wrath.The whole earth will be consumedby the fire of His jealousy.For He will make a complete,yes, a horrifying endof all the inhabitants of the earth.
Yes, at that timeI will deal with all who afflict you.I will save the lame and gather the scattered;I will make those who were disgracedthroughout the earthreceive praise and fame.
At that time I will bring you back,yes, at the time I will gather you.I will give you fame and praiseamong all the peoples of the earth,when I restore your fortunes before your eyes.Yahweh has spoken.
Yes, He will build the Lord’s temple; He will be clothed in splendor and will sit on His throne and rule. There will also be a priest on His throne, and there will be peaceful counsel between the two of them.
But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.
When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?”“Yes, Lord,” they answered Him.
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
“Have you understood all these things?”“Yes,” they told Him.
“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”
“Yes,” he said.When he went into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, “What do you think, Simon? Who do earthly kings collect tariffs or taxes from? From their sons or from strangers?”
and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?”“Yes,” Jesus told them. “Have you never read:You have prepared praisefrom the mouths of children and nursing infants?”
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.“Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible.
But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple.
For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaws. Yes, what is written about Me is coming to its fulfillment.”
But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him.
“Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God, who comes into the world.”
When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”“Feed My lambs,” He told him.
A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.”“Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.
“Tell me,” Peter asked her, “did you sell the field for this price?”“Yes,” she said, “for that price.”
The commander came and said to him, “Tell me—are you a Roman citizen?”“Yes,” he said.
Or is God for Jews only? Is He not also for Gentiles? Yes, for Gentiles too,
But I ask, “Did they not hear?” Yes, they did:Their voice has gone out to all the earth,and their words to the ends of the inhabited world.
Yes, they were pleased, and indeed are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.
Or isn’t He really saying it for us? Yes, this is written for us, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes should do so in hope of sharing the crop.
So when I planned this, was I irresponsible? Or what I plan, do I plan in a purely human way so that I say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” simultaneously?
As God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes and no.”
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—did not become “Yes and no”; on the contrary, a final “Yes” has come in Him.
For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory.
I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.
What does it matter? Just that in every way, whether out of false motives or true, Christ is proclaimed. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice
Yes, I also ask you, true partner, to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life.
Yes, brother, may I have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”
Then I heard someone from the altar say:Yes, Lord God, the Almighty,true and righteous are Your judgments.