obey

Definitions of obey

Verb

1

comply with the command, direction, or request of (a person or a law); submit to the authority of.

I always obey my father

Synonyms:

do what someone says carry out someone's orders submit to defer to bow to yield to give in to comply with adhere to observe abide by act in accordance with conform to respect follow keep to stick to

Synonyms of obey

Verb

do what someone says carry out comply with follow orders

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obey

Leviticus 26:14-46 - Punishment For Disobedience

14 'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, 15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, 16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up. 17 'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.

18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze. 20 'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

21 'If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins. 22 'I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads lie deserted.

23 'And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me, 24 then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins. 25 'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands. 26 'When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.

27 'Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me, 28 then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins. 29 'Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat. 30 'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you. 31 'I will lay waste your cities as well and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas. 32 'I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it. 33 'You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

34 'Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 'All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it.

36 'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall. 37 'They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies. 38 'But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies' land will consume you. 39 'So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.

40 'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me-- 41 I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies--or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land. 43 'For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 'Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 'But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.'"

46 These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.

Leviticus 23:9-14 - The Feast Of Firstfruits

Leviticus 24:12-23 - An Example Of Just And Fair Punishment

Leviticus 25:18-22 - The Problem Of The Seventh Year

Leviticus 26:46-46 - Summary Colophon

Leviticus 27:9-13 - Redemption Of Vowed Animals

Leviticus 26:14-46 - Punishment For Disobedience

Numbers 1:16-46 - The Census Of The Tribes

Numbers 2:1-34 - The Arrangement Of The Camps

Numbers 3:33-39 - The Numbering Of Merari

Numbers 4:1-49 - The Census Of The Kohathites

Numbers 5:1-4 - Rules Concerning Those Unclean

Related Topics

obeying

Jeremiah 7:23

"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'

Leviticus 26:14

'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,

Deuteronomy 28:15

"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

Philippians 2:12

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

Deuteronomy 11:28

and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.

John 14:15

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Ephesians 6:5

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;

2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

Galatians 5:7

You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Romans 6:12

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,

Ephesians 6:1

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Genesis 26:5

because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."

1 Samuel 15:22

Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Job 36:11

"If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.

Galatians 3:2

This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Deuteronomy 11:27

the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today;

1 Peter 3:6

just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

James 2:8

If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.

Acts 5:32

"And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

Isaiah 1:19

"If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land;

James 3:3

Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.

1 John 2:4

The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

1 John 2:5

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected By this we know that we are in Him:

1 John 2:3

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

Psalm 119:60

I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.

Luke 8:21

But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."

Deuteronomy 6:25

"It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.

Colossians 3:20

Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM."

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

2 Thessalonians 1:8

dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Philippians 2:8

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Leviticus 26:3

'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,

Deuteronomy 30:10

if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.

Topics on Obeying

Obeying God

5;27;10

"You shall therefore obey the LORD your God, and do His commandments and His statutes which I command you today."

Obeying Jesus

43;14;23

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

Obeying People

21;8;2

I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

Obeying The Gospel

44;6;7

The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.