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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.

2. (v. t.) To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.

3. (v. t.) To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.

4. (v. t.) To call into court; to summon.

5. (v. i.) To make a demand; to inquire.

6. (n.) The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.

7. (v. t.) Earnest inquiry; question; query.

8. (n.) A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.

9. (v. t.) That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.

10. (n.) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.

11. (n.) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.

12. (n.) A thing or amount claimed to be due.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

de-mand': The peremptory, imperative sense is absent from this word in its occurrences in the King James Version, where it means no more than "ask," "inquire" (compare French, demander) one or the other of which the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes in 2 Samuel 11:7 Matthew 2:4 Luke 3:14; Luke 17:20 Acts 21:33. the Revised Version (British and American) retains "demand" in Exodus 5:14 Job 38:3; Job 40:7; Job 42:4 Daniel 2:27; and inserts it (the King James Version "require") in Nehemiah 5:18.

1809. exaiteo -- to ask for oneself (mid.), demand
... to ask for oneself (mid.), demand. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exaiteo
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ahee-teh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I demand of, ask ...
// - 7k

1906. eperotema -- an inquiry, a demand
... an inquiry, a demand. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: eperotema Phonetic
Spelling: (ep-er-o'-tay-mah) Short Definition: inquiry, request, appeal ...
// - 6k

1458. egkaleo -- to call in (as a debt or demand), ie bring to ...
... to call in (as a debt or demand), ie bring to account. Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: egkaleo Phonetic Spelling: (eng-kal-eh'-o) Short Definition: I ...
// - 7k

1567. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
... to seek out, demand, inquire. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekzeteo Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-zay-teh'-o) Short Definition: I seek out, require Definition ...
// - 7k

1567a. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
... 1567, 1567a. ekzeteo. 1567b . to seek out, demand, inquire. Transliteration:
ekzeteo Short Definition: charged. Word Origin from ...
// - 5k

1905. eperotao -- to inquire of
... to inquire of. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eperotao Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-er-o-tah'-o) Short Definition: I interrogate, question, demand of Definition ...
// - 8k

523. apaiteo -- to ask back
... apaiteo Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ah'-ee-teh-o) Short Definition: I ask back, ask what
is my due Definition: I ask back, ask what is my due, demand back. ...
// - 6k

4441. punthanomai -- to inquire, by impl. to learn
... to learn NASB Word Usage ask (1), asking (2), inquire (4), inquired (2),
inquiring (1), learned (1). ask, demand, inquire, understand. ...
// - 7k

1934. epizeteo -- to inquire for
... desire, enquire, seek after. From epi and zeteo; to search (inquire) for; intensively,
to demand, to crave -- desire, enquire, seek (after, for). see GREEK epi. ...
// - 7k

5532. chreia -- need, business
... From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, ie An affair; also (by implication)
occasion, demand, requirement or destitution -- business, lack, necessary ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
7592. shaal -- to ask, inquire
... 1), begged (1), begs (1), borrow (1), borrowed (1), borrows (1), consult (2),
consulting (1), consults (1), dedicated (2), dedicated* (1), demand (1), demanded ...
/hebrew/7592.htm - 6k

7595. sheelah -- affair
... demand. (Aramaic) from sh'el; properly, a question (at law), ie Judicial decision
or mandate -- demand. see HEBREW sh'el. 7594, 7595. sheelah. 7596 . ...
/hebrew/7595.htm - 6k

7593. sheel -- to ask
... ask, demand, require. (Aramaic) corresponding to sha'al -- ask, demand, require.
see HEBREW sha'al. 7592, 7593. sheel. 7594 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/7593.htm - 6k

1245. baqash -- to seek
... root Definition to seek NASB Word Usage aim (1), beg (1), begging (1), concerned
(1), consulted (1), demand (1), desire (1), eager (1), hold* (1), inquired (2 ...
/hebrew/1245.htm - 6k

1875. darash -- to resort to, seek
... NASB Word Usage ask (1), avenge (1), calls (1), care (1), cares (3), comes the
reckoning (1), consult (2), consulted by them at all (1), demand (1), inquire (33 ...
/hebrew/1875.htm - 6k

559. amar -- to utter, say
... answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at
the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire ...
/hebrew/559.htm - 7k

7896. shith -- to put, set
... Usage account (1), apply (1), appoint (1), appointed (1), bring (1), cast (1), close*
(1), concern* (1), concerned* (1), consider* (1), demand (1), demanded (2 ...
/hebrew/7896.htm - 6k


But Neither do I Demand that this Should be Said...
... Book VII. 7 But neither do I demand that this should be said� But neither
do I demand that this should be said, or that I should ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/7 but neither do i.htm

The Demand of a Sign from Heaven Answered Only by the Sign of the ...
... Section 165. The Demand of a Sign from Heaven answered only by the Sign of
the Prophet Jonah. (Luke, xi., 16, 29-36.). We stated, on ...
/.../section 165 the demand of.htm

Whether it is Forbidden to Demand the Debt on Holy Days?
(TEN ARTICLES) Whether it is forbidden to demand the debt on holy days? ...
/...// theologica/whether it is forbidden to.htm

Of the Demand Made by Gainas and of John Chrysostom's Reply.
... Book V. Chapter XXXII."Of the demand made by Gainas and of John Chrysostom's
reply. One Gainas, a Scythian, but still more barbarous ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xxxii of the demand made.htm

Third Demand of the Same, Addressed from Chalcedon to the ...
... Letters of the Blessed Theodoret, CLXVIII. Third Demand of the same, addressed
from Chalcedon to the Sovereigns. We never expected ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/clxviii third demand of the.htm

Secondly, with Regard to the Demand of Learned Knowledge in the ...
... Address 140: Secondly, with regard to the demand of learned knowledge in
the Christian church� Secondly, with regard to the demand ...
/.../address 140 0 0 secondly with regard.htm

Whether those Angels who Demand that we Pay them Divine Honor, or ...
... Book X. Chapter 16."Whether Those Angels Who Demand that We Pay Them Divine Honor,
or Those Who Teach Us to Render Holy Service, Not to Themselves, But to God ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 16 whether those angels who.htm

The Demand for a Sign.
of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher ...
// life/the demand for a sign.htm

The Pharisees and Saduccees Demand a Sign.
AND SADUCCEES DEMAND A SIGN. And the Pharisees and Sadducees ...
// life/the pharisees and saduccees demand.htm

Epistle xx. St. Ambrose Relates to his Sister the Events at Milan ...
... Selections from the Letters of St. Ambrose. Epistle XX. St. Ambrose relates to
his sister the events at Milan connected with the demand of� St. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/epistle xx st ambrose relates.htm

Demand (34 Occurrences)
... call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim,
as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt ...
/d/demand.htm - 19k

Challenge (6 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A claim or demand. 4. (n.) The opening and crying of hounds at first finding
the scent of their game. ... 9. (n.) To claim as due; to demand as a right. ...
/c/challenge.htm - 10k

Exact (31 Occurrences)
... 4. (v.) To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce
the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence ...
/e/exact.htm - 18k

Claim (30 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority,
right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due. ...
/c/claim.htm - 15k

Require (46 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as
by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property. ...
/r/require.htm - 22k

Inform (24 Occurrences)
... The fish of the sea shall declare to you. (See NIV). Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins
like a man; and I will demand of thee, and inform thou me. (DBY). ...
/i/inform.htm - 14k

Gideon (45 Occurrences)
... leadership. Nor did he become leader at the demand of the people. He ... Ophrah.
They demand of Joash that he put his son to death. The ...
/g/gideon.htm - 36k

Request (248 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The act of asking for anything desired; expression
of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. ...
/r/request.htm - 34k

Desire (565 Occurrences)
... covet. 2. (vt) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request. 3. (vt) To
require; to demand; to claim. 4. (vt) To miss; to regret. ...
/d/desire.htm - 43k

Market (24 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) An opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by price offered or
obtainable; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, to find ...
/m/market.htm - 19k

Bible Concordance
Demand (34 Occurrences)

Matthew 27:20 The High Priests, however, and the Elders urged the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to demand the death of Jesus.

Luke 6:30 To every one who asks, give; and from him who takes away your property, do not demand it back.

Luke 12:48 But he who had not been told it and yet did what deserved the scourge, will receive but few lashes. To whomsoever much has been given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been entrusted, of him a larger amount will be demanded.
(Root in WEY RSV NIV)

Luke 23:24 So Pilate gave judgement, yielding to their demand.

John 16:19 Jesus knew therefore that they desired to demand of him, and said to them, Do ye inquire of this among yourselves that I said, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me?

John 16:23 And in that day ye shall demand nothing of me: verily, verily, I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you.

John 16:26 In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you,

John 16:30 Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God.

John 17:9 I demand concerning them; I do not demand concerning the world, but concerning those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine,

John 17:15 I do not demand that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them out of evil.

John 17:20 And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word;

John 18:21 Why demandest thou of me? Demand of those who have heard, what I have spoken to them; behold, they know what I have said.
(Root in DBY)

1 Corinthians 1:22 Seeing that Jews demand miracles, and Greeks go in search of wisdom,

1 Peter 3:21 which figure also now saves you, even baptism, not a putting away of the filth of flesh, but the demand as before God of a good conscience, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Genesis 9:5 I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.
(See NIV)

Exodus 21:22 "If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman's husband demands and the judges allow.
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:2 and this is the manner of the release: Every creditor shall relax his hand from the loan which he hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall not demand it of his neighbour, or of his brother; for a release to Jehovah hath been proclaimed.

Deuteronomy 15:3 Of the foreigner thou mayest demand it; but what is thine with thy brother thy hand shall release;

Deuteronomy 23:21 When you shall vow a vow to Yahweh your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for Yahweh your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 3:13 He said, "Good; I will make a league with you; but one thing I require of you. That is, you shall not see my face, unless you first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when you come to see my face."

2 Samuel 4:11 how much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? and should I not now demand his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

2 Samuel 21:4 The Gibeonites said to him, "It is no matter of silver or gold between us and Saul, or his house; neither is it for us to put any man to death in Israel." He said, "Whatever you say, that will I do for you."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 20:5 The messengers came again, and said, "Ben Hadad says,'I sent indeed to you, saying, "You shall deliver me your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;
(See NIV)

1 Kings 20:9 Therefore he said to the messengers of Ben Hadad, "Tell my lord the king,'All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do; but this thing I cannot do." The messengers departed, and brought him back the message.

2 Kings 12:15 Moreover they didn't demand an accounting from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to give to those who did the work; for they dealt faithfully.

2 Kings 18:14 Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, "I have offended; return from me. That which you put on me, I will bear." The king of Assyria appointed to Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
(See NIV)

Nehemiah 5:18 Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this I didn't demand the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy on this people.

Job 17:3 "Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?
(See NIV)

Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Job 42:4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Ezekiel 34:10 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my sheep at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the sheep; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; and I will deliver my sheep from their mouth, that they may not be food for them.
(See NAS)

Daniel 2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man on the earth who can show the king's matter, because no king, lord, or ruler, has asked such a thing of any magician, or enchanter, or Chaldean.
(See RSV)

Daniel 4:17 The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones; to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowest of men. Jonah



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