What are some examples of rhetorical questions from the Bible?

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Jul 17, 2016

Are rhetorical questions not used often in the Bible?

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Isaiah uses some rhetorical questions when ridiculing the worship of idols. My favourite example is in Isaiah 44:19 where he says:

"Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"

Does not satan use rhetorical questions in his conversation with God in Job 1:9-10?

"Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side?"

In Romans 6:1, Paul asks:

"Shall we sin to our heart's content and see how far we can exploit the grace of God?"