32 Bible Verses about Hasty Action
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It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
Do not let yourself be quickly provoked, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread."
Then Abraham ran to the herd and chose a fine, tender calf, and gave it to a servant, who quickly prepared it.
"Drink, my lord," she replied, and quickly lowering her jug to her hands, she gave him a drink.
She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I'll give your camels water too.' So I drank, and she also gave the camels water.
She quickly emptied her jug into the watering trough and ran back to the well to draw more water until she had drawn enough for all his camels.
Joseph hurried out, for he was overcome by affection for his brother and was at the point of tears. So he went to his room and wept there.
So each man quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it.
Then Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you!
This is how you are to eat it -- dressed to travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.
Moses quickly bowed to the ground and worshiped
You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt.
Now the priests carrying the ark of the covenant were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything the Lord had commanded Joshua to tell the people was accomplished, in accordance with all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people went across quickly,
David said to Ahimelech, "Is there no sword or spear here at your disposal? I don't have my own sword or equipment in hand due to the urgency of the king's instructions."
Saul went on one side of the mountain, while David and his men went on the other side of the mountain. David was hurrying to get away from Saul, but Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men so they could capture them.
So Abigail quickly took two hundred loaves of bread, two containers of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred bunches of raisins, and two hundred lumps of pressed figs. She loaded them on donkeys
Shimei son of Gera the Benjaminite from Bahurim came down quickly with the men of Judah to meet King David.
There were a thousand men from Benjamin with him, along with Ziba the servant of Saul's household, and with him his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They hurriedly crossed the Jordan within sight of the king.
King Rehoboam sent Adoniram, the supervisor of the work crews, out after them, but all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam managed to jump into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
So they tracked them as far as the Jordan. The road was filled with clothes and equipment that the Syrians had discarded in their haste. The scouts went back and told the king.
Then, as soon as the copy of the letter from King Artaxerxes was read in the presence of Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their colleagues, they proceeded promptly to the Jews in Jerusalem and stopped them with threat of armed force.
So Arioch quickly ushered Daniel into the king's presence, saying to him, "I have found a man from the captives of Judah who can make known the interpretation to the king."
Then King Nebuchadnezzar was startled and quickly got up. He said to his ministers, "Wasn't it three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?" They replied to the king, "For sure, O king."
In the morning, at the earliest sign of daylight, the king got up and rushed to the lions' den.
He prayed to the Lord and said, "Oh, Lord, this is just what I thought would happen when I was in my own country. This is what I tried to prevent by attempting to escape to Tarshish! -- because I knew that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in mercy, and one who relents concerning threatened judgment.
The commander orders his officers; they stumble as they advance; they rush to the city wall and they set up the covered siege tower.
So they hurried off and located Mary and Joseph, and found the baby lying in a manger.
Immediately she hurried back to the king and made her request: "I want the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately."
So he came down quickly and welcomed Jesus joyfully.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so as not to spend time in the province of Asia, for he was hurrying to arrive in Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
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