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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. p.) of Bid.

2. (v. t.) To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay (a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).

3. (v. t.) To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.

4. (v. t.) To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.

5. (v. t.) To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.

6. (v. t.) To invite; to call in; to request to come.

7. (v.) imp. & p. p. of Bid.

8. (n.) An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.

9. (v. t.) To pray.

10. (v. t.) To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Variously signifying, according to six Hebrew and as many Greek originals:

(1) "to command" (Numbers 14:10 Matthew 1:24 the King James Version, prostasso);

(2) "to prescribe" or "order" (John 2:2);

(3) "to consecrate," and so rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) (Zephaniah 1:7; compare 1 Samuel 16:5);

(4) eipon, "to say" or "tell" (Matthew 16:12);

(5) "to call" i.e. "invite" (kaleo), conspicuously used in this sense in Christ's parables of the Marriage Feast (Matthew 22:3-9) and of the Great Supper (Luke 14:7-24);

(6) "to take leave of," appotasso (Luke 9:61).

2036 -- answer, bid, bring word, command
answer, bid, bring word, command. Phonetic Spelling: (ep'-o) Short Definition:
answer. answer, bid, bring word, command A primary ...
// - 7k

2753. keleuo -- to command
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: keleuo Phonetic Spelling: (kel-yoo'-o) Short
Definition: I command, order Definition: I command, order, direct, bid. ...
// - 6k

2564. kaleo -- to call
... 2), so-called (1), summoned (2). bid, call forth, name, invite. Akin to
the base of keleuo; to "call" (properly, aloud, but used ...
// - 10k

479. antikaleo -- to invite in turn
... bid again, invite in return. From anti and kaleo; to invite in return -- bid again.
see GREEK anti. see GREEK kaleo. (antikalesosin) -- 1 Occurrence. 478, 479 ...
// - 6k

657. apotasso -- to set apart, take leave of
... taking leave (1), took leave (1). bid farewell, forsake, take leave, send
away. Middle voice from apo and tasso; literally, to say ...
// - 6k

4367. prostasso -- to place at, give a command
... command, bid. From pros and tasso; to arrange towards, ie (figuratively) enjoin --
bid, command. see GREEK pros. see GREEK tasso. (prosetaxen) -- 5 Occurrences. ...
// - 7k

3004. lego -- to say
... respectively; while rheo is properly to break silence merely, and laleo means an
extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean -- ask, bid, boast, call ...
// - 11k

Strong's Hebrew
559. amar -- to utter, say
... answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge,. A
primitive root; to say (used with great latitude) -- answer ...
/hebrew/559.htm - 7k

1696. dabar -- to speak
... answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give,. A primitive
root; perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively ...
/hebrew/1696.htm - 6k

6942. qadash -- to be set apart or consecrated
... appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, be holy,. A primitive
root; to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as ...
/hebrew/6942.htm - 6k

6680. tsavah -- to lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command ...
... A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin -- appoint, (for-)bid, (give
a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger ...
/hebrew/6680.htm - 6k

920. Bidqar -- an Israelite
... 919, 920. Bidqar. 921 . an Israelite. Transliteration: Bidqar Phonetic
Spelling: (bid-car') Short Definition: Bidkar. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/920.htm - 6k


Bid the Anatomist, that Can Skillfully Dissect an Human Body...
... [Way-1-37] Bid the anatomist, that can skillfully dissect an human body?
Bid the anatomist, that can skillfully dissect an human ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-1-37 bid the anatomist that.htm

Dost Thou Bid Me Assent, if any Define Time to be "Motion of a ...
... Book XI Chapter XXIV Dost Thou bid me assent, if any define time to be
"motion of a body?"? Dost Thou bid me assent, if any define ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxiv dost thou bid.htm

A Slight Teaching of this Work in Purity of Spirit; Declaring How ...
... as I am now unto thee. And one reason is this, why that I bid thee hide
from God the desire of thine heart. For I hope it should ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the seven and 3.htm

Peter on the Waves
... PETER ON THE WAVES. 'And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou,
bid me come unto Thee on the water.'"Matthew 14:28. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/peter on the waves.htm

Lady Ann Erskine and Rowland Hill.
... Yes, I hear a bid. ... 'I will give pleasure, honor, riches"yea, I will give the whole
world for her soul.' Do you hear another bid? Is there any other one? ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/lady ann erskine and rowland.htm

Matt. xiv. 23, 24
... "Lord, if it be Thou," saith he, "bid me come unto Thee on the water." [1956]. ...
For neither did he say, "Bid me walk on the water," but what? ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily l matt xiv 23.htm

Threefold Repentance
... And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, 2. Arise, go unto
Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.3 ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/threefold repentance.htm

The Master's Touch.
... It is very rare, and worth its weight in gold. What am I bid?" The people present
looked at it critically. ... Five guineas in gold were bid, but no more. ...
// talks on service/the masters touch.htm

That Nowhere Bodily, is Everywhere Ghostly; and How Our Outer Man ...
... AND on the same manner, where another man would bid thee gather thy powers and thy
wits wholly within thyself, and worship God there"although he say full ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the eight and 5.htm

The Unknown To-Morrow
... They bid us remember as a stimulus to thanksgiving and a ground of hope. They bid
us look forward, but not along the low levels of earth and its changes. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the unknown to-morrow.htm

Bid (35 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (pp) of Bid. 2. (vt) To make an offer of; to propose. ...
6. (vt) To invite; to call in; to request to come. 7. (v.) imp. & pp of Bid. ...
/b/bid.htm - 18k

Farewell (13 Occurrences)
... as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as,
farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell. ...
/f/farewell.htm - 11k

Bidden (25 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (pp) of Bid. 2. (p. p) of Bid. Int. ... BIDDEN. bid'-n:
"Called," "invited" (1 Samuel 9:13). Multi-Version Concordance ...
/b/bidden.htm - 14k

Bade (27 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A form of the pat tense of Bid. 2. (imp.)
of Bid. Multi-Version Concordance Bade (27 Occurrences). ...
/b/bade.htm - 14k

Offer (403 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To attempt; to undertake. 5. (vt) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages;
as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward. ...
/o/offer.htm - 39k

Home (270 Occurrences)
... Luke 5:24 But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive
sins" --Turning to the paralytic He said, "I bid you, Rise, take up your bed ...
/h/ - 36k

Home (270 Occurrences)
... Luke 5:24 But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive
sins" --Turning to the paralytic He said, "I bid you, Rise, take up your bed ...
/h/home.htm - 36k

Bicri (8 Occurrences)

/b/bicri.htm - 9k

Whatsoever (167 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV DBY). Matthew 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that
observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. ...
/w/whatsoever.htm - 35k

Neighbours (34 Occurrences)
... him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren,
neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again ...
/n/neighbours.htm - 16k

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Bid (35 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:28
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

Matthew 22:9
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

Matthew 23:3
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

Luke 5:24
But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" --Turning to the paralytic He said, "I bid you, Rise, take up your bed, and go home."

Luke 9:54
And when his disciples James and John saw 'this', they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?

Luke 9:61
Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house."

Luke 10:40
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

Luke 12:13
And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them.

Luke 14:12
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

Luke 14:13
But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Acts 27:22
Now I exhort you to cheer up, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
(See RSV)

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 10:27
If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

Philippians 2:18
And I bid you also share my gladness, and congratulate me.

Titus 2:2
that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:
(See RSV)

Titus 2:3
and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
(See RSV)

Titus 2:9
Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;
(See RSV)

1 John 5:16
If any one sees a brother man committing a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask and God shall give him life--for those who do not sin unto death. There is such a thing as sin unto death; for that I do not bid him make request.

2 John 1:10
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

Numbers 15:38
Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

Numbers 22:20
God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do."
(See RSV)

Numbers 22:35
The angel of Yahweh said to Balaam, "Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
(See RSV)

Joshua 5:14
He said, "No; but I have come now as commander of Yahweh's army." Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and worshipped, and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?"
(See RSV)

Joshua 6:10
And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

1 Samuel 9:27
And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on), but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.

2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Don't you know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before you bid the people return from following their brothers?"

2 Kings 4:24
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

2 Kings 5:13
And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

2 Kings 9:2
When you come there, find Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brothers, and carry him to an inner room.

2 Kings 10:5
And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes.

Psalms 61:7
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Isaiah 40:2
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.
(See JPS)

Jonah 3:2
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Zephaniah 1:7
Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.



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