Biblically Loud Voices

I’ve seen them on the street corners since moving out on my own and now they’ve moved into the Internet as well on the corners of “Commentary Ave.”, no matter what social media one uses. This got me thinking how and when Jesus (and the scripture) mentions when someone cried out in a LOUD VOICE!!! In the Concise Strong’s concordance I have, there are 60 verses under the topic “LOUD”. It’s been the ever increasingly disturbing combination of lying or chosen philosophies plus internet memes (pictures with quotations/half quotations) that have concocted beliefs not looked at with the concordance and time.

People who claim Jesus can sometimes have this idea that He was loudly throwing temper tantrums or loudly rebuking people with a critical spirit devoid of love, discernment, unbalanced by biblical wisdom. We are a far cry from fulfilling the great commission in making disciples with our gong mouths. However, we don’t have to be! There is a need for us who claim Him to look closer to what acceptable or evil things are LOUD!!! Here are 6 categories:

What people were loud about to one another

What good things people were loud about to God

What Jesus was loud about

What God’s angels are loud about

What fallen angels/forces of evil were loud about

In What heart the message was given?

How it was received by others?

 

So let’s check this out and see what we can learn contextually from blueletterbible.com NKJV:

1. When people cried out with a loud voice to another person

Genesis 39:14
that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice”. (Potifar’s wife)

Deuteronomy 27:14-26
(This was spoken in the passage contextually where God implores His desire for us to choose life and lists all the blessings in Deuteronomy 28)
“And the Levites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel: Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ “And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s bed.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who attacks his neighbor secretly.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law by observing them.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

1 Sam 28:12
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman spoke to Saul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul!”

2 Sam 19:4
But the king covered his face, and the king cried out with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

1 Kings 8:55-61
Then he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying: ‘Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us, that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers. And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day may require, that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.”

2 Kings 18:28
Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and spoke, saying, “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! ( seeking to draw people into fear and out of Trusting God)

2 Chronicles 32:18
Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city.

Ezra 10:11-12
Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and do His will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the pagan wives.Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, “Yes! As you have said, so we must do

Proverbs 27:14
He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
It will be counted a curse to him.

Isaiah 36:13
Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, “Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria!

Luke 1:42
Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

Luke 23: 23
But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed.

Acts 7:57
Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; (stoning of Stephen, who loudly implores God not charge them with the crime they’re committing)

Acts 14:10
said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.

Acts 16:28
But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

Acts 26:24-25
Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!” But he said, “I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.(note Paul doesn’t shout back?)
When people cried out with a loud voice to Creator God
2 Sam 15:23
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people crossed over. The king himself also crossed over the Brook Kidron, and all the people crossed over toward the way of the wilderness.

2 Chronicles 15:14-15
Then they took an oath before the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting and trumpets and rams’ horns. And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him with all their soul; and He was found by them, and the LORD gave them rest all around.

2 Chronicles 20:19
Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high.
(In response to God telling them He would go out with them into battle)

2. People being loud to God

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes. Yet many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.

Nehemiah 9:3-4
And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for one-fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the LORD their God. Then Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani stood on the stairs of the Levites and cried out with a loud voice to the LORD their God.
(Notice the heart with which they were crying out that takes up the rest of the chapter: they bless His name, they confess He is Lord, they state what He has made, they state His choice of Abraham, then recounting their spiritual history and how He has worked despite people’s disobedience, praising His mercies and sustenance, His gift of nations and kingdoms, His rest, His Testament against them to bring them back, His patience and justice and finally acknowledging the position of servant to Him.)

Esther 4:1
When Mordecai learned all that had happened, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city. He cried out with a loud and bitter cry.

Ezekiel 11:13
Now it happened, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried with a loud voice, and said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Will You make a complete end of the remnant of Israel?”

Luke 17:15
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, ( the one of ten healed lepers)

Luke 19:37
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

Acts 7:60
Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Revelation 5:11-12
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

Revelation 6:10
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

Revelation 7:9-10
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

3. Ungodly Spirits crying out in a loud voice

Mark 5:7
And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”

Luke 4:33
Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice,

Luke 8:28
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!”

Acts 8:7
For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

4. God’s Angels

Revelation 5:2

Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?”

Revelation 5:11-12
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

Revelation 7:2
Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,

Revelation 8:13
And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”

Revelation 10:3
and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Revelation 12:10
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

Revelation 14:7
saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

Revelation 14:9
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,

Revelation 14:15
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

Revelation 14:18
And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”

Revelation 19:17
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
When Jesus or God cried out with a loud voice
Ezekiel 8:17-18
And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose.Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”

Ezekiel 9:1-2
Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, “Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each witha deadly weapon in his hand.” And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.

5. Jesus

Matt 27:46

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Matt 27:50
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

Mark 15:34
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Mark 15:37
And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.

Luke 23:46
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last.

John 11:43
Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

6. Music loudly

Exodus 19:16
Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

2 Chronicles 30:21
So the children of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing to the LORD, accompanied by loud instruments.

Nehemiah 12:42
also Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. The singers sang loudly with Jezrahiah the director. (There were two Thanksgiving choirs)

Psalm 33:3
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Psalm 98:4
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Psalm 150:5
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

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