One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside,
1 Samuel 14:17
Saul told the people who were with him, "Do a roll call and see who has left us." They did a roll call, and Jonathan and his armor bearer were not there.
During all of this time, I was not in Jerusalem, because I had returned to the king in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes, king of Babylon. After a while I obtained permission from the king
Thomas, one of the Twelve (called the Twin), wasn't with them when Jesus came.
1 Samuel 20:6
If your father actually notices that I'm not there, then you are to say, "David urgently requested that I allow him to run to his hometown of Bethlehem because the yearly sacrifice for the entire family was taking place there.'
1 Samuel 20:18
Jonathan told him, "Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you will be missed because your seat is empty.
For although I am physically absent, I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how stable you are and how firm your faith in the Messiah is.
because my husband isn't home. He left on a long trip.
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into these boats and went to Capernaum to look for Jesus.
For your sake I'm glad that I wasn't there, so that you may believe. But let's go to him."
1 Corinthians 5:3
Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9
So whether we are at home or away from home, our goal is to be pleasing to him.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!
2 Corinthians 10:11
Someone like this should take note of the following: What we say by letter when we are absent is what we will do when present!
2 Corinthians 13:10
For this reason I am writing this while I am away from you: When I come I do not want to be severe in using the authority the Lord gave me to build you up and not to tear you down.
And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened the door for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away; he was gone! My very life went out when he departed. I searched for him, but couldn't find him. I called out to him, but he didn't answer.