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Home > Lexicons > Hebrew Lexicon > Verse Display - 'amar

The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

Verse Display - Strong's Number: 559
Original WordTransliterated Word
 rm) 'amar
Translated Words
 Asserting, address, advised, answer, answered, answers, ask, asked, asking, assigned, call, called, command, commanded, commanded to say, commands, consider, continued, decided, declare, declared, declares, demonstrates, designate, desired, follows, gave an order, gave orders, gave the order, indeed say, informed, intend, intended, intending, meditate, mentioned, name, namely, news, ordered, plainly says, promised, proposing, really thought, repeated, replied, requested, resolved, responded, said, say, saying, says, sent word, speak, speak to you saying, speaking, speaks, specifically say, specified, spoke, spoken, still say, suppose, tell, telling, tells, think, thinking, thought, told, utters, vaunt
 The NAS Strong's Version - 54 Verses
Ne 1:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire ."

Ne 1:5 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said, "I beseech You,O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Ne 1:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithfulI will scatter you among the peoples;

Ne 2:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart ." ThenI was very much afraid.

Ne 2:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said to the king, "Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire ?"

Ne 2:4 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then the king said to me, "What would you request ?" SoI prayed to the God of heaven.

Ne 2:5 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said to the king, "If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, thatI may rebuild it."

Ne 2:6 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, "How long will your journey be, and when will you return ?" So it pleased the king to send me, andI gave him a definite time.

Ne 2:7 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
AndI said to the king, "If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that they may allow me to pass through untilI come to Judah,

Ne 2:17 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI said to them, "You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach ."

Ne 2:18 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king's words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, "Let us arise and build ." So they put their hands to the good work.

Ne 2:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us and said, "What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king ?"

Ne 2:20 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
SoI answered them and said to them, "The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem ."

Ne 4:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"

Ne 4:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, "Even what they are building --if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down !"

Ne 4:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall ."

Ne 4:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Our enemies said, "They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work ."

Ne 4:12 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
When the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times, "They will come up against us from every place where you may turn ,"

Ne 4:14 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
WhenI saw their fear,I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses ."

Ne 4:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another.

Ne 4:22 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
At that timeI also said to the people, "Let each man with his servant spend the night within Jerusalem so that they may be a guard for us by night and a laborer by day ."

Ne 5:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For there were those who said, "We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live ."

Ne 5:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine ."

Ne 5:4 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards.

Ne 5:7 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother !" Therefore,I held a great assembly against them.

Ne 5:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.

Ne 5:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
AgainI said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

Ne 5:12 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then they said, "We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say ." SoI called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise.

Ne 5:13 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I also shook out the front of my garment and said, "Thus may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not fulfill this promise; even thus may he be shaken out and emptied ." And all the assembly said, "Amen !" And they praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this promise.

Ne 6:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono ." But they were planning to harm me.

Ne 6:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
SoI sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work andI cannot come down. Why should the work stop whileI leave it and come down to you?"

Ne 6:6 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
In it was written, "It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says, that you and the Jews are planning to rebel; therefore you are rebuilding the wall. And you are to be their king, according to these reports.

Ne 6:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI sent a message to him saying, "Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind ."

Ne 6:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, "They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done ." But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Ne 6:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
WhenI entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, "Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night ."

Ne 6:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ButI said, "Should a man like me flee? And could one such asI go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."

Ne 6:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Moreover, they were speaking about his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. Then Tobiah sent letters to frighten me.

Ne 7:3 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house ."

Ne 7:65 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
The governor said to them that they should not eat from the most holy things until a priest arose with Urim and Thummim.

Ne 8:1 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given to Israel.

Ne 8:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep ." For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law.

Ne 8:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength ."

Ne 8:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved ."

Ne 8:15 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
So they proclaimed and circulated a proclamation in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hills, and bring olive branches and wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches and branches of other leafy trees, to make booths, as it is written ."

Ne 9:5 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, said, "Arise, bless the LORD your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!

Ne 9:15 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them.

Ne 9:18 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"Even when they made for themselvesA calf of molten metal And said, 'This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt ,' And committed great blasphemies,

Ne 9:23 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"You made their sons numerous as the stars of heaven, And You brought them into the land Which You had told their fathers to enter and possess.

Ne 13:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI gave an order and they cleansed the rooms; andI returned there the utensils of the house of God with the grain offerings and the frankincense.

Ne 13:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
SoI reprimanded the officials and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken ?" ThenI gathered them together and restored them to their posts.

Ne 13:17 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI reprimanded the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this evil thing you are doing, by profaning the sabbath day?

Ne 13:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. ThenI stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day.

Ne 13:21 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI warned them and said to them, "Why do you spend the night in front of the wall? If you do so again, I will use force against you." From that time on they did not come on the sabbath.

Ne 13:22 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
AndI commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day. For this also remember me,O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.

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