'Approaching' in the Bible
He went out to relax in the field in the early evening. Then he looked up and saw that there were camels approaching.
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
Now as soon as they saw him approaching from a distance, before he arrived they plotted together to kill him.
Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites [and Midianites, these mixed Arabians who are approaching], and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers consented.
At their going into the tent of assembly and at their approaching the altar, they washed, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
When the Canaanite king of Arad who lived in the Negev heard that Israel was approaching along the road to Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoner.
On the first day of the seventh month [on New Year's Day of the civil year], you shall have a holy [summoned] assembly; you shall do no servile work. It is a day of blowing of trumpets for you [everyone blowing who wishes, proclaiming that the glad New Year has come and that the great Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles are now approaching].
"When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people.
and shall say unto them, Hear, Israel, ye are approaching this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be afraid of them;
The Lord said to Moses, "The time of your death is now approaching. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, so that I may commission him." When Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting,
The entire fighting force with him attacked, approaching the city, and camped on the north side of Ai, with a ravine between them and Ai.
Gaal spoke up again to say, "Look! People are coming down from the highest part of the land, and there's a company approaching from the diviner's oak tree."
When Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his staff approaching him. Araunah went out, bowed down before the king with his face on the ground,
Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu's troops approaching and shouted, "I see troops!" Joram responded, "Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, '[Do you come in] peace?' "
When David was old and approaching the end of his life, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
I would count out to Him the number of my steps [with every detail of my life], approaching His presence as a prince -- "
His soul is getting close to the Pit; his life is approaching its executioner."
The thunder declares His presence; the cattle also, the approaching [storm].
He is the grandest of God's undertakings, yet his creator is approaching him with his sword.
So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].
Not only that, but I have seen the wicked approaching and entering the temple, and as they left the holy temple, they boasted in the city that they had done so. This also is an enigma.
Listen! My love [is approaching]. Look! Here he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.
How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a messenger who announces peace, a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
Look! The enemy is approaching like gathering clouds. The roar of his chariots is like that of a whirlwind. His horses move more swiftly than eagles." I cry out, "We are doomed, for we will be destroyed!"
At the sound of the approaching horsemen and archers the people of every town will flee. Some of them will hide in the thickets. Others will climb up among the rocks. All the cities will be deserted. No one will remain in them.
Listen! News is coming even now. The rumble of a great army is heard approaching from a land in the north. It is coming to turn the towns of Judah into rubble, places where only jackals live.
And when the army of the Chaldeans had departed from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's approaching army,
All of a sudden, I noticed six men approaching from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north. Each of them held a destructive weapon in his hand. Among them there was one man, clothed in linen, who was equipped with a writing set at his side. They went in and presented themselves beside the bronze altar.
And now Son of Man, prophesy to the Ammonites that this is what the Lord GOD says to the Ammonites about their approaching humiliation: "A sword! A sword is being drawn for slaughter. It's polished to flash like lightning.
and if he notices that violence is approaching and sounds an alarm to warn the people,
If that sentinel notices that violence is approaching, but does not sound an alarm, then because the nation does not take warning and the sword arrives and destroys their lives because of their guilt, I'll seek retribution for their shed blood from the one who was acting as sentinel.'"
and on the outer side, approaching the northern gateway, there were two tables, as well as two tables on the opposite side of the porch in front of the gate.
I was watching in the night visions, "And with the clouds of the sky one like a son of man was approaching. He went up to the Ancient of Days and was escorted before him.
I saw him approaching the ram, and infuriated with him, he struck the ram, shattering his two horns, and the ram was not strong enough to stand against him. The goat threw him to the ground and trampled him, and there was no one to rescue the ram from his power.
yes, while I was still praying, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, around the time of the evening offering.
The sovereign Lord confirms this oath by his own holy character: "Certainly the time is approaching when you will be carried away in baskets, every last one of you in fishermen's pots.
"For the day of the Lord is approaching for all the nations! Just as you have done, so it will be done to you. You will get exactly what your deeds deserve.
God [approaching from Sinai] came from Teman [which represents Edom] and the Holy One from Mount Paran [in the Sinai region]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise.
The great Day of the Lord is near, near and rapidly approaching. Listen, the Day of the Lord- there the warrior's cry is bitter.
Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, "Look up and see what this is that is approaching."
So I asked, "What is it?" He responded, "It's a measuring basket that is approaching." And he continued, "This is their iniquity in all the land."
Then I looked up and saw two women approaching with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and sky.
Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer is approaching!"
Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer is approaching!"
As the boy was still approaching, the demon knocked him down and threw him into severe convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, cured the boy, and gave him back to his father.
When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to Him.
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road begging.
Now as they were listening to these things, He proceeded to tell a parable, because He was approaching Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God was going to be brought to light and shown forth immediately.
He was now approaching the descent from the Mount of Olives. The whole crowd of disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice because of all the miracles they had seen.
"When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then understand that its devastation is approaching.
"Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is approaching."
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
And the day was a preparation, and sabbath was approaching,
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"
Now the Passover of the Jews was approaching, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Don't be amazed at this, because the time is approaching when everyone in their graves will hear the Son of Man's voice
Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was approaching.
Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, approaching the boat, and they were frightened.
Now the Jewish Festival of Tents was approaching.
I must do the work of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is approaching, when no one can work.
The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]--
Now the Jewish Passover was approaching, and before the Passover many people from the countryside went up to Jerusalem to purify themselves.
"But as the time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
"As he was approaching the age of 40, he decided to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel.
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he was approaching to look at it, the voice of the Lord came:
As Saul traveled along and was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.
On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
"But while I was on my way and approaching Damascus about noon, a bright light from heaven suddenly flashed around me.
When the fourteenth night came, we were drifting in the Adriatic Sea, and in the middle of the night the sailors thought they were approaching land.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.