'Among' in the Bible
"'And thou, Bethlehem in the land of Judah, by no means the least honorable art thou among princely places in Judah! For from thee shall come a prince--one who shall be the Shepherd of My People Israel.'"
Then Jesus travelled through all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and curing every kind of disease and infirmity among the people.
What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?
On His arrival at the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two men possessed by demons, coming from among the tombs: they were so dangerously fierce that no one was able to pass that way.
"Such language is impious," said some of the Scribes among themselves.
These twelve Jesus sent on a mission, after giving them their instructions: "Go not," He said, "among the Gentiles, and enter no Samaritan town;
"I solemnly tell you that among all of woman born no greater has ever been raised up than John the Baptist; yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of the Heavens is greater than he.
Some falls among the thorns; but the thorns spring up and stifle it.
He who has received the seed among the thorns is the man who hears the Message, but the cares of the present age and the delusions of riches quite stifle the Message, and it becomes unfruitful.
but during the night his enemy comes, and over the first seed he sows darnel among the wheat, and goes away.
So will it be at the Close of the Age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from among the righteous,
And his sisters--are they not all living here among us? Where then did he get all this?"
So they turned angrily away from Him. But Jesus said to them, "There is no prophet left without honour except in his own country and among his own family."
they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have not brought any bread."
Jesus perceived this and said, "Why are you reasoning among yourselves, you men of little faith, because you have no bread?
As they were descending the mountain, Jesus laid a command upon them. "Tell no one," He said, "of the sight you have seen till the Son of Man has risen from among the dead."
Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,
and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant;
John's Baptism, whence was it? --had it a heavenly or a human origin?" So they debated the matter among themselves. "If we say 'a heavenly origin,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
"Now the king came in to see the guests; and among them he discovered one who was not wearing a wedding-robe.
Now we had among us seven brothers. The eldest of them married, but died childless, leaving his wife to his brother.
He who is the greatest among you shall be your servant;
he will treat him with the utmost severity and assign him a place among the hypocrites: there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
But they said, "Not during the Festival, lest there be a riot among the people."
And Peter kept following Him at a distance, till he came even to the court of the High Priest's palace, where he entered and sat down among the officers to see the issue.
After crucifying Him, they divided His garments among them by lot,
among them being Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zabdi.
So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story was noised about among the Jews, and is current to this day.
where He remained for forty days, tempted by Satan; and He was among the wild beasts, but the angels waited upon Him.
"Can a wedding party fast while the bridegroom is among them?" replied Jesus. "So long as they have the bridegroom with them, fasting is impossible.
Some, again, falls among the thorns; and the thorns spring up and stifle it, so that it yields no crop.
Others there are who receive the seed among the thorns: these are they who have heard the Message,
This man lived among the tombs, nor could any one now secure him even with a chain;
And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones.
Is not this the carpenter, Mary's son, the brother of James and Joses, Jude and Simon? And do not his sisters live here among us?" So they turned angrily away.
But Jesus said to them, "There is no Prophet without honour except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own home."
As they were coming down from the mountain, He very strictly forbad them to tell any one what they had seen "until after the Son of Man has risen from among the dead."
Jesus, however, called them to Him and said to them, "You are aware how those who are deemed rulers among the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men make them feel their authority;
but it is not to be so among you. No, whoever desires to be great among you must be your servant;
and whoever desires to be first among you must be the bondservant of all.
For when they have risen from among the dead, men do not marry and women are not given in marriage, but they are as angels are in Heaven.
But they said, "Not on the Festival-day, for fear there should be a riot among the people."
But there were some who said indignantly among themselves, "Why has the ointment been thus wasted?
For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you choose you can do acts of kindness to them; but me you have not always.
Day after day I used to be among you in the Temple teaching, and you never seized me. But this is happening in order that the Scriptures may be fulfilled.'
Peter followed Jesus at a distance, as far as the outer court of the High Priest's palace. But there he remained sitting among the officers, and warming himself by the fire.
and at this time a man named Barabbas was in prison among the insurgents--persons who in the insurrection had committed murder.
Then they crucified Him. This done, they divided His garments among them, drawing lots to decide what each should take.
There were also a party of women looking on from a distance; among them being both Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of James the Little and of Joses, and Salome--
Seeing that many have attempted to draw up a narrative of the facts which are received with full assurance among us
"Thus has the Lord dealt with me," she said, "now that He has graciously taken away my reproach among men."
and uttered a loud cry of joy. "Blest among women are you," she said, "and the offspring of your body is blest!
"Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!"
but supposing Him to be in the travelling company, they proceeded a day's journey. Then they searched up and down for Him among their relatives and acquaintances;
On the third day they found Him in the Temple sitting among the Rabbis, both listening to them and asking them questions,
"I tell you in solemn truth," He added, "that no Prophet is welcomed among his own people.
"Can you compel the bridal party to fast," replied Jesus, "so long as they have the bridegroom among them?
When it was day, He called His disciples; and He selected from among them twelve, whom He also named Apostles.
All were awe-struck, and they gave glory to God--some saying, "A Prophet, a great Prophet, has risen up among us." Others said, "God has not forgotten His People."
"I tell you that among all of women born there is not one greater than John. Yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.
Another part falls among the thorns, and the thorns grow up with it and stifle it.
That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time, and they yield nothing in perfection.
Now there arose a dispute among them, which of them was to be the greatest.
and said to them, "Whoever for my sake receives this little child, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives Him who sent me. For the lowliest among you all--he is the greatest."
Jesus replied, "A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell among robbers, who after both stripping and beating him went away, leaving him half dead.
"Which of those three seems to you to have acted like a fellow man to him who fell among the robbers?"
And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake?
But some among them said, "It is by the power of Baal-zebul, the Prince of the demons, that he expels the demons."
but now that this son of yours is come who has eaten up your property among his bad women, you have killed the fat calf for him.'
"You are they," He said to them, "who boast of their own goodness before men, but God sees your hearts; for that which holds a proud position among men is detestable in God's sight.
But as for those who shall have been deemed worthy to find a place in that other age and in the Resurrection from among the dead, the men do not marry and the women are not given in marriage.
They will fall by the sword, or be carried off into slavery among all the Gentiles. And Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles, till the appointed times of the Gentiles have expired.
"There will be signs in sun, moon, and stars; and on earth anguish among the nations in their bewilderment at the roaring of the sea and its billows;
Then, having received the cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;
There arose also a dispute among them which of them should be regarded as greatest.
With you it is not so; but let the greatest among you be as the younger, and the leader be like him who serves.
For which is the greater--he who sits at table, or he who waits on him? Is it not he who sits at table? But my position among you is that of one who waits on others.
For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment."
And when they had lighted a fire in the middle of the court and had seated themselves in a group round it, Peter was sitting among them,
"We have found this man," they said, "an agitator among our nation, forbidding the payment of tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be himself an anointed king."
Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing." And they divided His garments among them, drawing lots for them;
The women were terrified; but, as they stood with their faces bowed to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you search among the dead for Him who is living?
and He said, "Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise again from among the dead;
When however He had risen from among the dead, His disciples recollected that He had said this; and they believed the Scripture and the teaching which Jesus had given them.
Now there was one of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus--a ruler among the Jews.
"There is a boy here with five barley loaves and a couple of fish: but what is that among so many?"
"Do not thus find fault among yourselves," replied Jesus;
This led to an angry debate among the Jews. "How can this man," they argued, "give us his flesh to eat?"
Among the mass of the people there was much muttered debate about Him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so: he is imposing on the people."
But from among the crowd a large number believed in Him. "When the Christ comes," they said, "will He perform more miracles than this teacher has performed?"
The Jews therefore said to one another, "Where is he about to betake himself, so that we shall not find him? Will he betake himself to the Dispersion among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
So there was a violent dissension among the people on His account.
When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
And there was a division among them. So again they asked the once blind man, "What is your account of him? --for he opened your eyes." "He is a Prophet," he replied.
Such was their answer, because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already settled among themselves that if any one should acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, he should be excluded from the synagogue.
Again there arose a division among the Jews because of these words.
Therefore Jesus no longer went about openly among the Jews, but He left that neighbourhood and went into the district near the Desert, to a town called Ephraim, and remained there with the disciples.
Now it became widely known among the Jews that Jesus was there; but they came not only on His account, but also in order to see Lazarus whom He had brought back to life.
The result was that the Pharisees said among themselves, "Observe how idle all your efforts are! The world is gone after him!"
"Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you. Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
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