'Already' in the Bible
The total number of Jacob’s descendants was 70; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Later, Moses inquired about the male goat of the sin offering, but it had already been burned up. He was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s surviving sons, and asked,
“But no one can consecrate a firstborn of the livestock, whether an animal from the herd or flock, to the Lord, because a firstborn already belongs to the Lord.
“This is the law when a person dies in a tent: everyone who enters the tent and everyone who is already in the tent will be unclean for seven days,
Now David was the son of the Ephrathite from Bethlehem of Judah named Jesse. Jesse had eight sons and during Saul’s reign was already an old man.
“No,” she cried, “sending me away is much worse than the great wrong you’ve already done to me!” But he refused to listen to her.
He’s probably already hiding in one of the caves or some other place. If some of our troops fall first, someone is sure to hear and say, ‘There’s been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.’
Already fire has come down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of 50 with their fifties, but this time let my life be precious in your sight.”
Elisha said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Get ready, you and your household, and go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the Lord has announced a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land.”
People came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast number from beyond the Dead Sea and from Edom has come to fight against you; they are already in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, En-gedi).
Then the people who were already in the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build.
At the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus, the people who were already in the land wrote an accusation against the residents of Judah and Jerusalem.
We and our children are just like our countrymen and their children, yet we are subjecting our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters are already enslaved, but we are powerless because our fields and vineyards belong to others.”
Don’t you know? You were already born;you have lived so long!
Can one say about anything,“Look, this is new”?It has already existed in the ages before us.
Then I turned to consider wisdom, madness, and folly, for what will the man be like who comes after the king? He will do what has already been done.
Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.
So I admired the dead, who have already died, more than the living, who are still alive.
Their love, their hate, and their envy have already disappeared, and there is no longer a portion for them in all that is done under the sun.
Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.
They have been created now, and not long ago;you have not heard of them before today,so you could not claim, ‘I already knew them!’
This is the declaration of the Lord God,who gathers the dispersed of Israel:“I will gather to them still othersbesides those already gathered.”
For I am already bringing disaster on the city that bears My name, so how could you possibly go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Look! I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt. I will break his arms, both the strong one and the one already broken, and will make the sword fall from his hand.
If you don’t listen, and if you don’t take it to heart to honor My name,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.
But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
When evening came, the disciples approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, and it is already late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”
But the boat was already over a mile from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.
Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said,“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.”
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.”
“But I tell you: Elijah has already come, and they didn’t recognize him. On the contrary, they did whatever they pleased to him. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”
I assure you: Whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.
So they left the crowd and took Him along since He was already in the boat. And other boats were with Him.
A fierce windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking over the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.
When it was already late, His disciples approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, and it is already late!
“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
And He went into Jerusalem and into the temple complex. After looking around at everything, since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),
Pilate was surprised that He was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He had already died.
Then he will answer from inside and say, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can’t get up to give you anything.’
“I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!
As soon as they put out leaves you can see for yourselves and recognize that summer is already near.
Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.
The reaper is already receiving pay and gathering fruit for eternal life, so the sower and reaper can rejoice together.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew he had already been there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to get well?”
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them.
When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple complex and began to teach.
His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews, since the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him as Messiah, he would be banned from the synagogue.
“I already told you,” he said, “and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t want to become His disciples too, do you?”
When Jesus arrived, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.
“Remove the stone,” Jesus said.Martha, the dead man’s sister, told Him, “Lord, he’s already decaying. It’s been four days.”
Now by the time of supper, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son, to betray Him.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
When they came to Jesus, they did not break His legs since they saw that He was already dead.
So they seized them and put them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening.
By now much time had passed, and the voyage was already dangerous. Since the Fast was already over, Paul gave his advice
He considered his own body to be already dead (since he was about 100 years old) and also considered the deadness of Sarah’s womb, without weakening in the faith.
Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
You are already full! You are already rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us—and I wish you did reign, so that we could also reign with you!
For though I am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already decided about the one who has done this thing as though I were present.
Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?
Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised.
I don’t say this to condemn you, for I have already said that you are in our hearts, to live together and to die together.
so that we may proclaim the good news to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else’s area of ministry.
so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about this hope in the message of truth, the gospel
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,
For some have already turned away to follow Satan.
They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close.
For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.
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