Variously signifying, according to six Hebrew and as many Greek originals:

(1) "to command" (Numbers 14:10; Matthew 1:24 the King James Version, prostasso);

(2) "to prescribe" or "order" (John 2:2);

(3) "to consecrate," and so rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) (Zechariah 1:7; compare 1 Samuel 16:5);

(4) eipon, "to say" or "tell" (Matthew 16:12);

(5) "to call" i.e. "invite" (kaleo), conspicuously used in this sense in Christ's parables of the Marriage Feast (Matthew 22:3-) and of the Great Supper (Luke 14:7-24);

(6) "to take leave of," appotasso (Luke 9:61).

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