So after an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua attacked them by surprise.
So Joshua and his entire fighting force approached them suddenly by the waters of Merom and attacked them.
The decree was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar immediately. He was driven away from people to eat grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.
Won't your creditors revolt unexpectedly? Won't those who make you tremble wake up? As a result, you'll become their prey!
Therefore, disaster will overtake him suddenly. He will be broken in an instant, and he will never recover.
therefore, for you this sin will become like a breach in a high wall that is about to collapse, bulging out, and whose crash comes suddenly in an instant.
"But the hordes of your enemies will become like fine dust, and the hordes of tyrants like flying chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,
"But disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will not be able to ward off; and devastation will come upon you suddenly, and you won't anticipate it.
Both of these things will overtake you suddenly on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, despite the multitude of your incantations and the great power of your spells."
Disaster upon disaster is proclaimed, for the entire land is devastated. Suddenly, my tent is destroyed, in a moment my curtains.
Daughter of my people, put on sackcloth and roll in ashes. Mourn with bitter wailing, as one mourns at the death of an only son. For the destroyer will come on us suddenly.
I foretold the former things long ago; it went forth from my mouth, and I disclosed them; Suddenly, I acted, and they came to pass.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely. To the Director: For flutes. A Davidic Psalm
Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.
"Constantly be on your guard so that your hearts will not be loaded down with self-indulgence, drunkenness, and the worries of this life, or that day will take you by surprise
As they were listening to this, Jesus went on to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and because the people thought that the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
If God has been glorified by him, God himself also will glorify the Son of Man, and he will do so quickly.
Others fell on stony ground, where they didn't have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once, because the soil wasn't deep.
Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn't deep.
As for what was sown on the stony ground, this is the person who hears the word and accepts it joyfully at once,
Others are like the seeds sown on the stony ground. When they hear the word, at once they joyfully accept it,
but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.
but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it."
Then Jesus answered her, "Lady, your faith is great! What you want is granted." That very hour her daughter was healed.
If anyone says anything to you, tell him, "The Lord needs them,' and that person will send them at once."
When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree dry up so quickly?" they asked.
Immediately the girl hurried back to the king with her request, "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
2 Chronicles 29:36
Hezekiah and all of the people were ecstatic with joy because of what God had done for the people, since everything had come about so suddenly.