|Noah Webster's 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.
Int. 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.
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. (WEY)
Luke 6:30 To every one who asks, give; and from him who takes away your property, do not demand it back. (WEY NAS NIV)
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. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
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? (DBY)
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. (DBY)
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, (DBY)
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. (DBY)
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, (DBY)
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. (DBY)
John 17:20 And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word; (DBY)
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, (WEY RSV NIV)
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, (DBY)
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. (DBY)
Deuteronomy 15:3 Of the foreigner thou mayest demand it; but what is thine with thy brother thy hand shall release; (DBY)
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." (See NAS NIV)
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? (DBY NIV)
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. (See RSV NIV)
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. (WEB)
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. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
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. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Job 42:4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. (KJV JPS ASV DBY)
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 (WEB KJV ASV WBS)