'Began' in the Bible
Now the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they began to wonder why he was delayed in the holy place.
But she was greatly troubled by his words and began to wonder about the meaning of this greeting.
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue [set free], and he began to speak, praising God.
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us."
At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day's journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends.
So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
He began to teach in their synagogues and was continuously receiving praise from everyone.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
All the people began to speak well of him and to wonder at the gracious words that flowed from his mouth. They said, "This is Joseph's son, isn't it?"
Then Jesus went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and began teaching the people on Sabbath days.
And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, "What is this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out."
And news about Him began to go out to every place in the vicinity.
So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them.
When the sun was setting, everyone who had any friends suffering from various diseases brought them to him. He placed his hands on each of them and began healing them.
So Jesus got into one of the boats (the one that belonged to Simon) and asked him to push out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and began to teach the crowds from the boat.
When they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets began to tear.
And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
But the news about Jesus spread even more, and many crowds began gathering to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Amazement seized all the people, and they began to praise God. They were filled with fear and declared, "We have seen wonderful things today!"
So, leaving everything behind, he got up and began to follow Him.
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"
Once, on another Sabbath, Jesus went into a synagogue and began teaching. A man whose right hand was paralyzed was there.
The others were furious and began to discuss with each other what they could do to Jesus.
And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
And [when they] came to Jesus, they began imploring him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy [that] you grant this for him,
And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Fear gripped everyone, and they began to praise God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said, and "God has helped his people."
And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
Then his disciples began to ask him what this parable meant.
But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
He answered, "Legion," because many demons had gone into him. Then the demons began begging Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit.
And there came a man named Jairus, and he was an official of the synagogue; and he fell at Jesus' feet, and began to implore Him to come to his house;
And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died.
Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
But the crowds found out about this and followed him. He welcomed them and began to speak to them about the kingdom of God and to heal those who needed healing.
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
And taking the five loaves and the two fish, [and] looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them and began giving [them] to the disciples to set before the crowd.
Then two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with him.
While he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Jesus was driving a demon out of a man who was unable to talk. When the demon had gone out, the man began to speak, and the crowds were amazed.
Others, to test him, began asking for a sign from heaven.
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
So he began to think to himself, "What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
Then He laid His hands on her, and instantly she was restored and began to glorify God.
But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, "There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day."
And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
"And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.
"Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him.
"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
Now the Pharisees, who love money, had been listening to all this and began to ridicule Jesus.
The Pharisee took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men -- "extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers -- "or even like this tax collector here.
And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.
Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.
Instantly he could see, and he began to follow Him, glorifying God. All the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
All who saw it began to complain, "He's gone to lodge with a sinful man!"
And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
When he came closer and saw the city, he began to grieve over it:
And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
Then he began teaching in the Temple every day. The high priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people kept looking for a way to kill him,
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
But [when] the tenant farmers saw him, they began to reason with one another, saying, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance will become ours!'
Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.
And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
Then He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and began to pray,
And being in anguish, he began praying more fervently and his sweat became like drops of blood falling down to the ground.]]
After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, "Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too."
Then the men who were holding Jesus in custody began to make fun of him while they beat him.
Then the whole assembly rose and brought Him to Pilate, and began to accuse Him.
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
But they were urgent and emphatic, saying, He stirs up and excites the people, teaching throughout all Judea -- "from Galilee, where He began, even to this place.
But they kept pressing him with loud shouts, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their shouts began to prevail.
Then one of the criminals hanging there began to yell insults at Him: "Aren't You the Messiah? Save Yourself and us!"
When the centurion saw what happened, he began to glorify God, saying, "This man really was righteous!"
And all the crowds who came together for this spectacle, when they observed what had happened, began to return, beating their breasts.
And while they were discussing and arguing, Jesus Himself came near and began to walk along with them.
When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.
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