|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (p. p.) of Forbid.
2. (v. t.) To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
3. (v. t.) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
4. (v. t.) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
5. (v. t.) To accurse; to blast.
6. (v. t.) To defy; to challenge.
7. (v. i.) To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
for-bid' (kala; koluo):
Occurs very seldom in the Old Testament except as the rendering of chalilah (see below); it is once the translation of kala', "to restrain" (Numbers 11:28, "Joshua. said My lord Moses forbid them"); twice of tsawah, "to command" (Deuteronomy 2:37, "and wheresoever Yahweh our God forbade us"; Deuteronomy 4:23, "Yahweh thy God hath forbidden thee," literally, "commanded"); once of lo', "not," the Revised Version (British and American) "commanded not to be done" (Leviticus 5:17). In the phrases, "Yahweh forbid" (1 Samuel 24:6; 1 Samuel 26:11 1 Kings 21:13), "God forbid" (Genesis 44:7 Joshua 22:29; Joshua 24:16 1 Samuel 12:23 Job 27:5, etc.), "My God forbid it me" (1 Chronicles 11:19), the word is chalilah, denoting profanation, or abhorrence (rendered, Genesis 18:25 the King James Version, "that be far from thee"); the English Revised Version leaves the expressions unchanged; the American Standard Revised Version substitutes "far be it from me," "thee," etc., except in 1 Samuel 14:45; 1 Samuel 20:2, where it is, "Far from it."
In the New Testament koluo, "to cut short," "restrain" is the word commonly translated "forbid" (Matthew 19:14, "forbid them not," etc.); in Luke 6:29, the Revised Version (British and American) has "withhold not"; diakoluo, with a similar meaning, occurs in Matthew 3:14, "John forbade him," the Revised Version (British and American) "would have hindered him"; akolutos, "uncut off" (Acts 28:31), is translated "none forbidding him." The phrase "God forbid" (me genoito, "let it not be," Luke 20:16 Romans 3:4, etc.) is retained by the Revised Version (British and American), with margin "Be it not so," except in Galatians 6:14, where the text has "Far be it from me"; me genoito is one of the renderings of chalilah in Septuagint. "God forbid" also appears in Apocrypha (APC 1Macc 2:21, the Revised Version (British and American) "Heaven forbid," margin, Greek "may he be propitious," APC 1Macc 9:10, the Revised Version (British and American) "Let it not be").
W. L. Walker
Forbid (46 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took Him aside and began taking Him to task. "Master," he said, "God forbid; this will not be your lot." (WEY NAS RSV)
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, "Allow the little children, and don't forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these." (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, "Don't forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, "Allow the little children to come to me! Don't forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. (KJV DBY WBS)
Luke 9:50 Jesus said to him, "Don't forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 20:16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. (KJV WEY ASV RSV)
Acts 10:47 "Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 11:17 If then God has given them the same gift as also to us when we had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who indeed was I to be able to forbid God? (DBY)
Acts 21:21 Now what they have been repeatedly told about you is that you teach all the Jews among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, and that you forbid them to circumcise their children or observe old-established customs. (WEY)
Acts 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Romans 2:22 You who forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you plunder their temples? (WEY)
Romans 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? (KJV ASV)
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. (KJV ASV)
Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (KJV ASV)
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (KJV ASV)
Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. (KJV ASV)
Romans 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. (KJV ASV)
Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. (KJV ASV)
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. (KJV ASV)
Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. (KJV ASV)
1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. (KJV ASV)
1 Corinthians 14:39 Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. (KJV ASV)
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. (KJV ASV)
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. (KJV WEY)
1 Timothy 4:3 forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Peter 2:16 and had a rebuke of his own iniquity -- a dumb ass, in man's voice having spoken, did forbid the madness of the prophet. (YLT)
3 John 1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly. (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Genesis 44:7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: (KJV)
Genesis 44:17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father. (KJV)
Numbers 11:28 Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Numbers 30:5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand; and the LORD will forgive her, because her father disallowed her. (See NAS NIV)
Numbers 30:11 And her husband, hearing of it, said nothing to her and did not put a stop to it, then all her oaths and every undertaking she gave will have force. (See NAS NIV)
Joshua 22:29 God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle. (KJV)
Joshua 24:16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; (KJV)
1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: (KJV)
1 Samuel 14:45 And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not. (KJV)
1 Samuel 20:2 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will show it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. (KJV DBY)
1 Samuel 24:6 He said to his men, "Yahweh forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, Yahweh's anointed, to put forth my hand against him, since he is Yahweh's anointed." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 26:11 Yahweh forbid that I should put forth my hand against Yahweh's anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his head, and the jar of water, and let us go." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 21:3 Naboth said to Ahab, "May Yahweh forbid me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 11:19 and said, "My God forbid it me, that I should do this! Shall I drink the blood of these men who have put their lives in jeopardy?" For they risked their lives to bring it. Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. (KJV)
Lamentations 1:10 His hand spread out hath an adversary On all her desirable things, For she hath seen -- Nations have entered her sanctuary, Concerning which Thou didst command, 'They do not come into the assembly to thee.' (See RSV NIV)