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32 Bible Verses about Hasty Action

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Proverbs 19:2

Also, a life without knowledge is not good, and he who moves quickly with [his] feet {misses the mark}.

Genesis 18:6

Then Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and he said, "Quickly--make three seahs of fine flour for kneading and make bread cakes!"

Genesis 18:7

And Abraham ran to the cattle and took a {calf}, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, and he made haste to prepare it.

Genesis 24:18

And she said, "Drink, my lord." And she quickly lowered her jar in her hand and gave him a drink.

Genesis 24:46

And she hastened and let down her jar {from her shoulder} and said, 'Drink, and I will give a drink to your camels also.' Then I drank and she gave a drink to the camels also.

Genesis 24:20

And she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water. And she drew water for all his camels.

Genesis 43:30

Then Joseph {hurried away}, {being overcome with emotion} toward his brother, and sought for [a place] to cry. Then he went into a room and wept there.

Genesis 44:11

Then each man quickly brought down his sack to the ground, and each one opened his sack.

Exodus 10:16

And Pharaoh hurried to call Moses and Aaron, and he said, "I have sinned against Yahweh your God and against you.

Exodus 12:11

And this is how you will eat it--[with] your waists fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you will eat it in haste. It [is] Yahweh's Passover.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses hurried and knelt down to the earth and worshiped.

Deuteronomy 16:3

You shall not eat {with it} anything leavened; seven days you shall eat {with it} unleavened bread of affliction, because in haste you went out from the land of Egypt, so that you will remember the day of your going out from the land of Egypt all the days of your life.

Joshua 4:10

The priests carrying the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything that Yahweh commanded Joshua to tell the people was finished, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua. And the people hastily crossed [over].

1 Samuel 21:8

David asked Ahimelech, "Is there not {at your disposal} a spear or a sword? For I took neither my sword nor my weapons with me because the king's matter was urgent."

1 Samuel 23:26

Saul went {on one side of the mountain}, and David and his men {went on the other side of the mountain}. David was hurrying to get away from Saul, while Saul and his men [were] closing in on David and his men to capture them.

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail {quickly took} two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred raisin cakes, and two hundred fig cakes, and she put [them] on the donkeys.

2 Samuel 19:16

Then Shimei the son of Gera, the son of the Benjaminite, who [was] from Bahurim quickly came down with the men of Judah to meet King David,

2 Samuel 19:17

and a thousand men [were] with him from Benjamin. Too, Ziba the servant of the household of Saul and fifteen of his sons and twenty of his servants [were] with him, and they rushed to the Jordan before the king.

1 Kings 12:18

King Rehoboam sent Adoram who [was] over the forced labor, and all of Israel cast stones at him and he died, but King Rehoboam managed to get up on the chariot to flee [to] Jerusalem.

2 Kings 7:15

and they went after them to the Jordan. Look, all of the way [was] littered with clothes and equipment which [the] Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.

Ezra 4:23

Then when a copy of the letter of King Artaxerxes was read before Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their associates they returned in a hurry to Jerusalem against the Jews and they stopped them by force and power.

Daniel 2:25

Then Arioch {quickly} brought Daniel in before the king and thus he said to him: "I have found a man among {the exiles} of Judah who {can relate} the explanation to the king.

Daniel 3:24

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and he rose up in haste [and] he asked, saying to his advisers, "[Did] we not throw three men, bound, into the midst of the fire? They answered, saying to the king, "Certainly, O king!"

Daniel 6:19

Then the king got up at daybreak, at first light, and he went {in haste} to {the lion pit}.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed to Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, [was] this not {what I said} while I was in my homeland? Therefore {I originally fled} to Tarshish, because I knew that you [are] a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger {and having great steadfast love}, and one who relents concerning calamity.

Nahum 2:5

He calls his officers; they stumble as they march; they rush to her wall; they set the covering in place.

Luke 1:39

Now in those days Mary set out [and] traveled with haste into the hill country, to a town of Judah,

Luke 2:16

And they went hurrying and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger.

Mark 6:25

And she came in immediately with haste to the king [and] asked, saying, "I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately."

Luke 19:6

And he came down quickly and welcomed him joyfully.

Acts 20:16

For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not be [having] to spend time in Asia. For he was hurrying if it could be possible for him to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.

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