Our fathers went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt many years, but the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the Lord’s requirement and did not set out.
“Then we turned back and headed for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me, and we traveled around the hill country of Seir for many days.
Your fathers cried out to the Lord, so He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea over them, engulfing them. Your own eyes saw what I did to Egypt. After that, you lived in the wilderness a long time.
So Jeremiah went into a cell in the dungeon and stayed there many days.
And they spent a considerable time with the disciples.
1 Samuel 7:2
Time went by until 20 years had passed since the ark had been taken to Kiriath-jearim. Then the whole house of Israel began to seek the Lord.
‘This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Take these scrolls—this purchase agreement with the sealed copy and this open copy—and put them in an earthen storage jar so they will last a long time.
I said to her, “You must live with me many days. Don’t be promiscuous or belong to any man, and I will act the same way toward you.”
So they stayed there for some time and spoke boldly in reliance on the Lord, who testified to the message of His grace by granting that signs and wonders be performed through them.
And though they asked him to stay for a longer time, he declined,
1 Corinthians 16:7
I don’t want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.