And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
Genesis 34:25-31
25
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly and slew all the males.
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And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
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The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and despoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28
They took their sheep and their oxen and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;
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and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives took they captive, and despoiled even all that was in the house.
30
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "Ye have troubled me to make me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. And I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house."
31
And they said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?"
Genesis 35:22
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine; and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.
Genesis 37:18-32
18
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
19
And they said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer cometh.
20
Come now therefore and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, `Some evil beast hath devoured him'; and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
21
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands and said, "Let us not kill him."
22
And Reuben said unto them, "Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him" -- that he might rid him out of their hands to deliver him to his father again.
23
And it came to pass, when Joseph had come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him;
24
and they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.
25
And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry them down to Egypt.
26
And Judah said unto his brethren, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
27
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content.
28
Then there passed by Midianite merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29
And Reuben returned unto the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
30
And he returned unto his brethren and said, "The child is no more; and I, whither shall I go?"
31
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid from the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood.
32
And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father and said, "This have we found. Know now whether it be thy son's coat or not?"
Genesis 38:16-18
16
And he turned unto her on the wayside and said, "Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee" (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law). And she said, "What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?"
17
And he said, "I will send thee a kid from the flock." And she said, "Wilt thou give me a pledge until thou send it?"
18
And he said, "What pledge shall I give thee?" And she said, "Thy signet and thy bracelets and thy staff that is in thine hand." And he gave it to her and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
Joshua 22:22-29
22
"The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, He knoweth, and Israel he shall know! If it be in rebellion or if in transgression against the LORD (save us not this day)
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that we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD Himself require it.
24
And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, `In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, "What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?
25
For the LORD hath made the Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad. Ye have no part in the LORD." So shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD.'
26
Therefore we said, `Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering nor for sacrifice,
27
but that it may be a witness between us and you and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, that your children may not say to our children in time to come, "Ye have no part in the LORD."'
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Therefore we said that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again, `Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings nor for sacrifices, but it is a witness between us and you.'
29
God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD and turn this day from following the LORD to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, besides the altar of the LORD our God that is before His tabernacle."
2 Samuel 20:20
And Joab answered and said, "Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy.
2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, "But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD hath shown me that thou shalt be king over Syria."
Proverbs 22:1
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us, for we trust we have a good conscience in all things, willing to live honestly.