'Yes' in the Bible
Then in the dream God replied to him, "Yes, I know that you have done this with a clear conscience. That is why I have kept you from sinning against me and why I did not allow you to touch her.
So Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me some of the red stuff -- yes, this red stuff -- because I'm starving!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)
So Jacob went over and kissed him. When Isaac caught the scent of his clothing, he blessed him, saying, "Yes, my son smells like the scent of an open field which the Lord has blessed.
Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes, do so." So the young girl went and got the child's mother.
The Lord will decree blessing for you with respect to your barns and in everything you do -- yes, he will bless you in the land he is giving you.
But the woman hid the two men and replied, "Yes, these men were clients of mine, but I didn't know where they came from.
So Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he met the man, he said to him, "Are you the man who spoke to my wife?" He said, "Yes."
Now yes, it is true that I am a guardian, but there is another guardian who is a closer relative than I am.
They replied, "Yes, straight ahead! But hurry now, for he came to the town today, and the people are making a sacrifice at the high place.
He replied, "Yes, in peace. I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." So he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
However, Saul said nothing about it that day, for he thought, "Something has happened to make him ceremonially unclean. Yes, he must be unclean."
When Saul recognized David's voice, he said, "Is that your voice, my son David?" David replied, "Yes, it's my voice, my lord the king."
Then Abner turned and asked, "Is that you, Asahel?" He replied, "Yes it is!"
When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed low with his face toward the ground. David said, "Mephibosheth?" He replied, "Yes, at your service."
Then David exclaimed to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord!" Nathan replied to David, "Yes, and the Lord has forgiven your sin. You are not going to die.
When David saw that his servants were whispering to one another, he realized that the child was dead. So David asked his servants, "Is the child dead?" They replied, "Yes, he's dead."
Yes! The king may listen and deliver his female servant from the hand of the man who seeks to remove both me and my son from the inheritance God has given us!'
Haggith's son Adonijah visited Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. She asked, "Do you come in peace?" He answered, "Yes."
and took off after the prophet, whom he found sitting under an oak tree. He asked him, "Are you the prophet from Judah?" He answered, "Yes, I am."
He replied, "Yes, go and say to your master, 'Elijah is back.'"
Say to him, 'This is what the Lord says: "Haven't you committed murder and taken possession of the property of the deceased?"' Then say to him, 'This is what the Lord says: "In the spot where dogs licked up Naboth's blood they will also lick up your blood -- yes, yours!"'"
Some members of the prophetic guild in Bethel came out to Elisha and said, "Do you know that today the Lord is going to take your master from you?" He answered, "Yes, I know. Be quiet."
Some members of the prophetic guild in Jericho approached Elisha and said, "Do you know that today the Lord is going to take your master from you?" He answered, "Yes, I know. Be quiet."
He will deliver you from six calamities; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.
Yes, you would gamble for the fatherless, and auction off your friend.
"Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.
"Yes, I know what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.
"Yes, God is great -- beyond our knowledge! The number of his years is unsearchable.
Rise up, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw; you will break the teeth of the wicked.
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
I will praise the Lord who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn.
Yes, your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them receive a rich reward.
Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.
Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb and made me feel secure on my mother's breasts.
Yes, wild dogs surround me -- a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet.
Yes, I confess my wrongdoing, and I am concerned about my sins.
Then observers will say, "Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!"
Yes, in the sanctuary I have seen you, and witnessed your power and splendor.
The meadows are clothed with sheep, and the valleys are covered with grain. They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.
the earth shakes, yes, the heavens pour down rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
My lips will shout for joy! Yes, I will sing your praises! I will praise you when you rescue me!
Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.
Yes, look! Those far from you die; you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you.
You are awesome! Yes, you! Who can withstand your intense anger?
I will remember the works of the Lord. Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago!
The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and trembled. Yes, the depths of the sea shook with fear.
The clouds poured down rain; the skies thundered. Yes, your arrows flashed about.
Yes, he struck a rock and water flowed out, streams gushed forth. But can he also give us food? Will he provide meat for his people?"
Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.
Yes, the Lord will bestow his good blessings, and our land will yield its crops.
Yes, in your eyes a thousand years are like yesterday that quickly passes, or like one of the divisions of the nighttime.
Yes, we are consumed by your anger; we are terrified by your wrath.
Yes, throughout all our days we experience your raging fury; the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh.
The days of our lives add up to seventy years, or eighty, if one is especially strong. But even one's best years are marred by trouble and oppression. Yes, they pass quickly and we fly away.
May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! Make our endeavors successful! Yes, make them successful!
Yes, he remembered the sacred promise he made to Abraham his servant.
Yes, Lord, you rescued my life from death, and kept my feet from stumbling.
Yes, Lord! I am indeed your servant; I am your lowest slave. You saved me from death.
Let the loyal followers of the Lord say, "Yes, his loyal love endures!"
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away.
Yes, I find delight in your rules; they give me guidance.
It is vain for you to rise early, come home late, and work so hard for your food. Yes, he can provide for those whom he loves even when they sleep.
Yes, sons are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Yes indeed, the man who fears the Lord will be blessed in this way.
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning, yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.
Yes, I know the Lord is great, and our Lord is superior to all gods.
Praise the Lord, for it is good to sing praises to our God! Yes, praise is pleasant and appropriate!
Yes, as your judgments unfold, O Lord, we wait for you. We desire your fame and reputation to grow.
O Lord, you are ready to act, but they don't even notice. They will see and be put to shame by your angry judgment against humankind, yes, fire will consume your enemies.
Wild animals and wild dogs will congregate there; wild goats will bleat to one another. Yes, nocturnal animals will rest there and make for themselves a nest.
Owls will make nests and lay eggs there; they will hatch them and protect them. Yes, hawks will gather there, each with its mate.
Indeed, they are barely planted; yes, they are barely sown; yes, they barely take root in the earth, and then he blows on them, causing them to dry up, and the wind carries them away like straw.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you! Don't be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you -- yes, I help you -- yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!
Predict how future events will turn out, so we might know you are gods. Yes, do something good or bad, so we might be frightened and in awe.
The Lord emerges like a hero, like a warrior he inspires himself for battle; he shouts, yes, he yells, he shows his enemies his power.
everyone who belongs to me, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed -- yes, whom I made!
"Look, I am about to do something new. Now it begins to happen! Do you not recognize it? Yes, I will make a road in the desert and paths in the wilderness.
A man uses it to make a fire; he takes some of it and warms himself. Yes, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Then he makes a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.
Half of it he burns in the fire -- over that half he cooks meat; he roasts a meal and fills himself. Yes, he warms himself and says, 'Ah! I am warm as I look at the fire.'
No one thinks to himself, nor do they comprehend or understand and say to themselves: 'I burned half of it in the fire -- yes, I baked bread over the coals; I roasted meat and ate it. With the rest of it should I make a disgusting idol? Should I bow down to dry wood?'
Yes, you are a God who keeps hidden, O God of Israel, deliverer!
they will say about me, "Yes, the Lord is a powerful deliverer."'" All who are angry at him will cower before him.
who summons an eagle from the east, from a distant land, one who carries out my plan. Yes, I have decreed, yes, I will bring it to pass; I have formulated a plan, yes, I will carry it out.
Now they come into being, not in the past; before today you did not hear about them, so you could not say, 'Yes, I know about them.'
Yes, my hand founded the earth; my right hand spread out the sky. I summon them; they stand together.
I, I have spoken -- yes, I have summoned him; I lead him and he will succeed.
Yes, your land lies in ruins; it is desolate and devastated. But now you will be too small to hold your residents, and those who devoured you will be far away.
Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land and experience lasting joy.
They say to a wooden idol, 'You are my father.' They say to a stone image, 'You gave birth to me.' Yes, they have turned away from me instead of turning to me. Yet when they are in trouble, they say, 'Come and save us!'
Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.
No, a wind too strong for that will come at my bidding. Yes, even now I, myself, am calling down judgment on them.'
The Lord says, "Yes indeed, I am sending an enemy against you that will be like poisonous snakes which cannot be charmed away. And they will inflict fatal wounds on you."
Yes, here is what he says: "You hear cries of panic and of terror; there is no peace in sight.
Yes, I will restore you to health. I will heal your wounds. I, the Lord, affirm it! For you have been called an outcast, Zion, whom no one cares for."
Yes, a time is coming when watchmen will call out on the mountains of Ephraim, "Come! Let us go to Zion to worship the Lord our God!"'"
Yes, the descendants of Jonadab son of Rechab have carried out the orders that their ancestor gave them. But you people have not obeyed me!
Baruch answered, "Yes, they came from his own mouth. He dictated all these words to me and I wrote them down in ink on this scroll."
Then King Zedekiah had him brought to the palace. There he questioned him privately and asked him, "Is there any message from the Lord?" Jeremiah answered, "Yes, there is." Then he announced, "You will be handed over to the king of Babylon."