He prayed to YahwehYahweh, and saidsaid, "Please, YahwehYahweh, wasn't this what I saidsaid when I was still in my ownown country? Therefore I hurried to fleeflee to TarshishTarshish, for I knewknew that you are a gracious God, and mercifulmerciful, slow to angeranger, and abundantabundant in loving kindnesskindness, and you relent of doing harmharm.
Durch New Christian Bible Study Staff
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What is it about? Is it a command, a message, an apology, instruction? All these things enter into the meaning of “say.”
In general, though, “saying” has to do with sharing truth at various levels – from the most exalted power people can have to perceive the Lord’s desires directly to the most basic of orders issued to people at their lowest.