170 occurrences in 13 translations

'Fast' in the Bible

For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns -- "it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me here in your presence as a burial place to which I may hold fast among you.

"But you who held fast to the LORD your God are alive today, every one of you.

"For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,

You shall go after Yahweh your God, and him you shall revere, and his commandment you shall keep, and to his voice you shall listen, and him you shall serve, and to him you shall hold fast.

by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

"Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul."

Instead, you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done today,

"But if you do at all go back, and hold fast to the remnant of these nations, even these who remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you;

Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.

And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

And all the sons of Israel go up, even all the people, and come in to Beth-El, and weep, and sit there before Jehovah, and fast on that day till the evening, and cause to ascend burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before Jehovah.

Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:

And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

And they are gathered to Mizpeh, and draw water, and pour out before Jehovah, and fast on that day, and say there, 'We have sinned against Jehovah;' and Samuel judgeth the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast! Hurry! Don't delay!" Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

and they take their bones, and bury them under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and fast seven days.

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Asahel was a fast runner, like one of the wild gazelles.

Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.

But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David's soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom's head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.

from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, "You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love.

And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, Ride fast; do not slacken your pace for me unless I tell you.

But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away mine head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

He held fast to the Lord and did not turn from following Him but kept the commandments the Lord had commanded Moses.

and all the men of valour rise and bear away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and bring them in to Jabesh, and bury their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fast seven days.

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.

I also held fast to the work on this wall; and we bought no land. And all my servants were gathered there for the work.

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

On the third day [of the fast] Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the royal or inner court of the king's palace opposite his [throne room]. The king was sitting on his throne, facing the main entrance of the palace.

Mordecai wrote in King Ahasuerus' name and sealed [the edicts] with the royal signet ring. He sent the documents by mounted couriers, who rode fast horses bred from the royal racing mares.

to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had imposed, and just as they had imposed on themselves and their offspring regulations of the fast and their lament.

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

And thou hast laid fast hold on me, which is a witness against me : And my leanness riseth up against me, It testifieth to my face.

if he retains it for himself and does not let it go, and holds it fast in his mouth,

"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

When the waters lie hidden as in stone, and the face of the deep holdeth fast together.

When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

Because my steps have held fast to your paths, my footsteps have not faltered.

And he rode upon a cherub and did fly; yea, he flew fast upon the wings of the wind.

An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?"

From Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse have been fast asleep.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

I hold fast to your rules. O Lord, do not let me be ashamed!

Your faithfulness is from generation to generation; You have established the earth, and it stands fast.

Those who trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.

even there your hand would lead me, and your right hand would hold me fast.

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

The false witness shall perish, but the man that hears shall stand fast in his word.

You say, "No! We will escape on horses"- therefore you will escape!- and, "We will ride on fast horses"- but those who pursue you will be faster.

"Stand fast now in your spells And in your many sorceries With which you have labored from your youth; Perhaps you will be able to profit, Perhaps you may cause trembling.

Blessed is the one who does this, and the person that holds it fast, who observes the Sabbath without profaning it, and restrains his hands from practicing any evil.

For this is what the LORD says: "To the eunuchs who observe my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me, and who hold fast my covenant

"Also, the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, and to bless the LORD'S name, observing the Sabbath without profaning it, and who hold fast my covenant

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

You go and read the words of the LORD that you wrote at my dictation from the scroll. Read them to the people at the LORD's Temple on the fast day. Also read them to all the people of Judah who are coming from their towns.

And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.

Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.

The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.

But you [Daniel, who was now over ninety years of age], go your way until the end; for you shall rest and shall stand [fast] in your allotted place at the end of the days.

Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually!

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

Fast runners will find no place to hide; strong men will have no strength left; warriors will not be able to save their lives.

Archers will not hold their ground; fast runners will not save their lives, nor will those who ride horses.

Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

The great day of the Lord is near -- "near and hastening fast. Hark! the voice of the day of the Lord! The mighty man [unable to fight or to flee] will cry then bitterly.

by asking the priests who were at the house of the Lord of Hosts as well as the prophets, "Should we mourn and fast in the fifth month as we have done these many years?"

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

When ye fasted with mourning in the fifth and in the seventh months -- even these seventy years -- did ye keep the fast to Me -- Me? And when ye eat, and when ye drink, is it not ye who are eating, and ye who are drinking?

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

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H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

H2
אב 
'ab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

H6
אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

H75
אבס 
'abac 
Usage: 2

אדּיר 
'addiyr 
Usage: 27

אוב 
'owb 
Usage: 17

און 
'aven 
Usage: 79

אזל 
'azal 
gone , fail , gaddest about , to and fro , spent
Usage: 6

אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 8

אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

אמנה אמוּנה 
'emuwnah 
Usage: 49

אמן 
'aman 
Usage: 108

אמן 
'aman (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

אמת 
'emeth 
Usage: 127

אנף 
'anaph (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

אספּרנא 
'ocparna' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

אף 
'aph 
Usage: 276

אפס 
'aphec 
Usage: 5

אשׁם אשׁם 
'asham 
Usage: 35

אשׁם 
'ashem 
Usage: 3

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

בּקק 
Baqaq 
Usage: 9

בּרא 
Bara' 
Usage: 54

בּרח 
Barach 
Usage: 64

בּרי 
B@riy 
fat
Usage: 0

בּריא 
Bariy' 
Usage: 14

בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

גּעל 
Ga`al 
Usage: 10

דּבק 
Dabaq 
Usage: 54

דּד דּוד 
Dowd 
Usage: 61

דּודה 
Dowdah 
Usage: 3

דּוה 
Daveh 
Usage: 5

דּוּי 
Davvay 
Usage: 3

דּלל 
Dalal 
Usage: 9

דּמוּת 
D@muwth 
Usage: 25

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
Usage: 11

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
fat
Usage: 3

דּשׁן 
Deshen 
Usage: 15

הלא 
Hala' 
Usage: 1

הנּה 
hennah 
Usage: 55

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

זוּר 
Zuwr 
Usage: 77

זנח 
Zanach 
Usage: 20

זרה 
Zarah 
Usage: 39

חדל 
Chadal 
Usage: 58

חטא 
Chata' 
Usage: 238

חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

חלב חלב 
Cheleb 
Usage: 92

חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid , far be it , be...far , Lord forbid ,
Usage: 20

חלץ 
Chalats 
Usage: 44

חם 
Cham 
father in law
Usage: 4

חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

חסד 
Checed 
Usage: 247

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 22

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

טבע 
Taba` 
Usage: 10

טהר טהור 
Tahowr 
Usage: 95

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

טוּב 
Tuwb 
Usage: 32

טות 
T@vath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

טף 
Taph 
Usage: 42

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

יחמוּר 
Yachmuwr 
Usage: 2

יעף 
Ya`aph 
Usage: 9

יעף 
Ya`@ph 
Usage: 4

יפה 
Yaphah 
Usage: 8

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

יפה־פיּה 
Y@pheh-phiyah 
Usage: 1

יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

יצק 
Yatsaq 
Usage: 53

יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62

יקב 
Yeqeb 
Usage: 16

יקר 
Yaqar 
Usage: 36

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

כּהה 
Kahah 
Usage: 8

כּוּן 
Kuwn 
Usage: 217

כּזב 
Kazab 
lie , liar , vain , fail
Usage: 17

כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 30

כּחשׁ 
Kachash 
Usage: 23

כּלה 
Kalah 
Usage: 207

כּלה 
Kaleh 
Usage: 1

כּלּיון 
Killayown 
Usage: 2

כּפן 
Kaphan 
Usage: 2

כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

כּשׁל 
Kashal 
Usage: 62

לאה 
La'ah 
Usage: 19

לההּ 
Lahahh 
Usage: 2



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