Then it happened about this time that Joseph went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the men of the house were indoors.
1 Samuel 14:17
Then Saul said to the men with him, Number and see who is gone from us. When they numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armor-bearer were missing.
But in all this time I was not at Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes [Persian] king of Babylon I went to the king. Then later I asked leave of him
But Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
1 Samuel 20:6
If your father misses me at all, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem, his city, for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
1 Samuel 20:18
Then Jonathan said to David, Tomorrow is the New Moon festival; and you will be missed, for your seat will be empty.
For though I am away from you in body, yet I am with you in spirit, delighted at the sight of your [standing shoulder to shoulder in such] orderly array and the firmness and the solid front and steadfastness of your faith in Christ [that leaning of the entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].
For the man is not at home; he is gone on a long journey;
So the people, finding that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, themselves got into the small boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
And for your sake I am glad that I was not there; it will help you to believe (to trust and rely on Me). However, let us go to him.
1 Corinthians 5:3
As for my attitude, though I am absent [from you] in body, I am present in spirit, and I have already decided and passed judgment, as if actually present,
2 Corinthians 5:8
[Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I myself, Paul, beseech you, by the gentleness and consideration of Christ [Himself; I] who [am] lowly enough [so they say] when among you face to face, but bold (fearless and outspoken) to you when [I am] absent from you!
2 Corinthians 10:11
Let such people realize that what we say by letters when we are absent, [we put] also into deeds when we are present -- "
2 Corinthians 13:10
So I write these things while I am absent from you, that when I come to you, I may not have to deal sharply in my use of the authority which the Lord has given me [to be employed, however] for building [you] up and not for tearing [you] down.
Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and withdrawn himself, and was gone! My soul went forth [to him] when he spoke, but it failed me [and now he was gone]! I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.