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dē̇ -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 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Demand'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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