'Already' in the Bible
But Esau replied, "I already have so much, my brother, so keep what belongs to you."
"Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I've already found favor in your sight, sir." So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,
"They've already left," the man answered. "I heard them saying that they were headed to Dothan." So Joseph followed his brothers to Dothan and found them there.
But Joseph had already recognized his brothers, even though they had not recognized him.
All those who descended from Jacob totaled 75 persons. Now Joseph was already in Egypt.
Now Moses diligently sought for the goat that had been offered as a sin offering, but it had already been incinerated, so he was angry with Aaron's sons who remained. He asked Eleazar and Ithamar,
it's a festering skin disease in his body. The priest is to declare him unclean. The man need not be confined, since he's already unclean.
"No person is to consecrate the firstborn, because the firstborn of the animals already belongs to the LORD. Whether ox or goat, it belongs to the LORD.
But they fell upon their faces. Then Moses told Aaron. "Take the censer, put fire on it from the altar, and burn some incense. Then walk quickly to the congregation and atone for them, because wrath has already come out from the LORD the plague has begun."
"Get going!" Deborah told Barak. "Because today's the day when the LORD has dropped Sisera into your hands! Look! The LORD has already gone out ahead of you!" So Barak left Mount Tabor, followed by 10,000 men,
But the officials of Succoth replied, "Do you have Zebah and Zalmunna in custody already, so that we should give food to your army?"
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, along with their armies, about 15,000 men who survived from the entire army of the group from the east, since 120,000 swordsmen had already fallen.
Then Gideon approached the men of Succoth and announced, "Here are Zebah and Zalmunna. You criticized me about them when you said, "Do you have Zebah and Zalmunna in custody already, so that we should give food to your weary army?'"
What can we do to find wives for the survivors who remain, since we've already taken an oath in the LORD's presence not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?"
He replied, "May you be blessed by the LORD, my daughter. You've added to the gracious love you've already demonstrated by not pursuing younger men, whether rich or poor.
Look! He's probably already hiding in a cave or someplace like that. If the first attack fails, people will hear about it and think, "Absalom's army is losing!'
When Absalom's servants approached the woman of the house, they asked her, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" "They've already crossed the brook," the woman answered. So Absalom's servants went away in search of Jonathan and Ahimaaz, but they couldn't find them, so they returned to Jerusalem.
When David arrived at Mahanaim, Shobi (Nahash's son from the Ammonite town of Rabbah), Makir (Ammiel's son from Lo-debar), and Barzillai (from Rogelim in Gilead) were already there.
One of his attendants suggested, "Please, let's take five of the remaining horses, since those who remain here will end up like the rest of Israel, which has already died, and we'll send them out to look."
But you won't need to force them to be accountable for money already paid to them, since they're faithful."
You already have plenty of workers, including stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and an innumerable group of artisans who are skilled at working in
Haven't you already driven away the LORD's priests, the descendants of Aaron and the descendants of Levi? Haven't you established your own priests like the people of other lands?
Jehoshaphat's military advisors came and informed him, "We've been attacked by a vast invasion force from Aram, beyond the Dead Sea. Be advised they've already reached Hazazon-tamar, also known as En-gedi."
and told them, "Don't bring those captives here! You'll bring even more guilt on us from the LORD, in addition to our own existing sin and guilt! He's already mad enough against Israel because of our guilt!"
Now our bodies are no different than the bodies of our relatives, and our children are like their children. Nevertheless, we're about to force our sons and daughters into slavery, and some of our daughters are already in bondage. It's beyond our power to do anything about it, because our fields and vineyards belong to others."
They conquered fortified cities and fertile ground, possessing houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, with vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were satiated, and were well nourished, delighting themselves in your great goodness.
Even though you complain that you can't perceive him, your case is already pending for judgment in his presence so keep on placing your hope in him.
Next I turned to examine wisdom, insanity, and foolishness, because what can a person do who succeeds the king except what has already been accomplished?
That which was, now is; and that which will be, already is; and God examines what has already taken place.
So I commended the dead who had already died as being happier than the living who are still alive.
Whatever exists has been named already; people know what it means to be human and a person cannot defeat one who is more powerful than he.
Go ahead and enjoy your meals as you eat. Drink your wine with a joyful attitude, because God already has approved your actions.
What more could I do in my vineyard, that I haven't already done? When I expected it to produce good grapes, why did it yield wild ones?
This is what the Lord GOD says, the one who gathers the outcasts of Israel: "I'll gather still others to them besides those already gathered.
When they go, I'll cast my net over them. I'll bring them down, as one shoots birds in the sky. I'll chasten them, as the assembly has already heard.
"If you don't listen, and if you don't choose to give honor to my name," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "then I'll curse both you and your blessings. I've even cursed them already, because none of you are taking it to heart.
The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
But I say to you, anyone who stares at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
When evening had come, the disciples went to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."
But I tell you that Elijah has already come, yet people did not recognize him and treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
He told them, "You will indeed drink from my cup. But it's not up to me to grant you a seat at my right hand or at my left. These positions have already been prepared for others by my Father."
When it was quite late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late.
"I have compassion for the crowd, because they've already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.
Jesus told them, "You will drink from the cup that I'm going to drink and be baptized with the baptism with which I'm going to be baptized. But it's not up to me to grant you a seat at my right or my left. Those positions have already been prepared for others."
Then Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the Temple and looked around at everything. Since it was already late, he went out with the Twelve to Bethany.
It was the Day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath. Since it was already evening,
Pilate was amazed to hear that Jesus had already died, so he summoned the centurion to ask him if he was in fact dead.
The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree not producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire."
Suppose he answers from inside, "Stop bothering me! The door is already locked, and my children are here with us in the bedroom. I can't get up and give you anything!'
"I've come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already ablaze!
They answered him, "Sir, he already has ten coins!'
As soon as they produce leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near.
It was already about noon, and the whole land became dark until three in the afternoon
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's unique Son.
The one who harvests is already receiving his wages and gathering a crop for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who harvests may rejoice together.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already fallen, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, since the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be thrown out of the synagogue.
He answered them, "I've already told you, but 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 for four days.
By supper time, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him.
You are already clean because of what I've spoken to you.
Listen, the time is coming, indeed it has already come, when you will be scattered, each of you to his own home, and you will leave me all by myself. Yet I'm not alone, because the Father is with me.
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
So they arrested them and placed them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening.
Before Jesus' appearance, John had already preached a baptism of repentance to all the people in Israel.
Much time had been lost, and because navigation had become dangerous and the day of fasting had already past, Paul began to warn those on the ship,
What, then, does this mean? Are we Jews any better off? Not at all! For we have already accused everyone, both Jews and Greeks, of being under the power of sin.
His faith did not weaken when he thought about his own body (which was already as good as dead now that he was about a hundred years old) or about Sarah's inability to have children,
This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.
After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that is Jesus the Messiah.
You already have all you want! You have already become rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you really were kings so that we could be kings with you!
Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.
The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated?
just as you have already understood us partially, so that on the Day of our Lord Jesus we can be your reason to boast, even as you are ours.
I am giving you my opinion on this matter because it will be helpful to you. Last year you were not only willing to do something, but had already started to do it.
Then we can preach the gospel in the regions far beyond you without boasting about things already accomplished by someone else.
I have already warned those who sinned previously and all the rest. Although I am absent now, I am warning them as I did on my second visit: If I come back, I will not spare you,
so that we who had already fixed our hope on the Messiah might live for his praise and glory.
It's not that I have already reached this goal or have already become perfect. But I keep pursuing it, hoping somehow to embrace it just as I have been embraced by the Messiah Jesus.
Furthermore, you must never take advantage of or exploit a brother in this regard, because the Lord avenges all these things, just as we already told you and warned you.
not to be so quickly upset or alarmed when someone claims that we said, either by some spirit, conversation, or letter that the Day of the Lord has already come.
For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.
For some widows have already turned away to follow Satan.
They have abandoned the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and so they destroy the faith of others.
I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for my departure has come.
he again fixes a definite day "Today" - saying long afterward through David, as already quoted, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
Therefore, I intend to keep on reminding you about these things, even though you already know them and are firmly established in the truth that you now have.
And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.
On the other hand, I am writing to you a new commandment that is truly in him and in you. For the darkness is fading away, and the true light is already shining.
But every spirit who does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist. You have heard that he is coming, and now he is already in the world.
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