'Around' in the Bible
But Esau ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. Then they wept.
When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.
There we were, binding sheaves of grain in the field. Suddenly my sheaf stood up, and your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.”
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand, and the midwife took it and tied a scarlet thread around it, announcing, “This one came out first.”
Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, clothed him with fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.
Joseph gathered all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and put it in the cities. He put the food in every city from the fields around it.
Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.
Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.
Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.
Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.
Pharaoh turned around, went into his palace, and didn’t even take this to heart.
All the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink because they could not drink the water from the river.
So He led the people around toward the Red Sea along the road of the wilderness. And the Israelites left the land of Egypt in battle formation.
Pharaoh will say of the Israelites: They are wandering around the land in confusion; the wilderness has boxed them in.
So at evening quail came and covered the camp. In the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp.
The next day Moses sat down to judge the people, and they stood around Moses from morning until evening.
When Moses’ father-in-law saw everything he was doing for them he asked, “What is this thing you’re doing for the people? Why are you alone sitting as judge, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”
Put boundaries for the people all around the mountain and say: Be careful that you don’t go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death.
But Moses responded to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, since You warned us: Put a boundary around the mountain and consider it holy.”
if he can later get up and walk around outside leaning on his staff, then the one who struck him will be exempt from punishment. Nevertheless, he must pay for his lost work time and provide for his complete recovery.
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.
Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding all around it.
Make a three-inch frame all around it and make a gold molding for it all around its frame.
“All the posts around the courtyard are to be banded with silver and have silver hooks and bronze bases.
There should be an opening at its top in the center of it. Around the opening, there should be a woven collar with an opening like that of body armor so that it does not tear.
Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on its lower hem and all around it. Put gold bells between them all the way around,
so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.
Tie the sashes on Aaron and his sons and fasten headbands on them. The priesthood is to be theirs by a permanent statute. This is the way you will ordain Aaron and his sons.
Overlay its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold; make a gold molding all around it.
When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!”
And Moses stood at the camp’s entrance and said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.” And all the Levites gathered around him.
He overlaid it with pure gold inside and out and made a gold molding all around it.
He overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding all around it.
He made a three-inch frame all around it and made a gold molding all around its frame.
He overlaid it, its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold. Then he made a gold molding all around it.
All the hangings around the courtyard were of finely spun linen.
There was an opening in the center of the robe like that of body armor with a collar around the opening so that it would not tear.
They made bells of pure gold and attached the bells between the pomegranates, all around the hem of the robe between the pomegranates,
a bell and a pomegranate alternating all around the lower hem of the robe to be worn for ministry. They made it just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
He put the tunic on Aaron, wrapped the sash around him, clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him. He put the woven band of the ephod around him and fastened it to him.
Then Moses presented Aaron’s sons, clothed them with tunics, wrapped sashes around them, and fastened headbands on them, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
He is to wear a holy linen tunic, and linen undergarments are to be on his body. He must tie a linen sash around him and wrap his head with a linen turban. These are holy garments; he must bathe his body with water before he wears them.
But houses in villages that have no walls around them are to be classified as open fields. The right to redeem such houses stays in effect, and they are to be released at the Jubilee.
The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession.
Your male and female slaves are to be from the nations around you; you may purchase male and female slaves.
Appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, all its furnishings, and everything in it. They are to transport the tabernacle and all its articles, take care of it, and camp around it.
The Levites are to camp around the tabernacle of the testimony and watch over it, so that no wrath will fall on the Israelite community.”
“The Israelites are to camp under their respective banners beside the flags of their ancestral houses. They are to camp around the tent of meeting at a distance from it:
The people walked around and gathered it. They ground it on a pair of grinding stones or crushed it in a mortar, then boiled it in a cooking pot and shaped it into cakes. It tasted like a pastry cooked with the finest oil.
Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. He brought 70 men from the elders of the people and had them stand around the tent.
A wind sent by the Lord came up and blew quail in from the sea; it dropped them at the camp all around, three feet off the ground, about a day’s journey in every direction.
The people were up all that day and night and all the next day gathering the quail—the one who took the least gathered 50 bushels—and they spread them out all around the camp.
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled because they thought, “The earth may swallow us too!”
So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will devour everything around us like an ox eats up the green plants in the field.”Since Balak son of Zippor was Moab’s king at that time,
“Command the Israelites to give cities out of their hereditary property for the Levites to live in and pastureland around the cities.
“Then we turned back and headed for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me, and we traveled around the hill country of Seir for many days.
‘You’ve been traveling around this hill country long enough; turn north.
Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you,
When you cross the Jordan and live in the land the Lord your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all the enemies around you and you live in security,
any of the gods of the peoples around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other—
“When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, take possession of it, live in it, and say, ‘I will set a king over me like all the nations around me,’
If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don’t bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.
When the Lord your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, blot out the memory of Amalek under heaven. Do not forget.
March around the city with all the men of war, circling the city one time. Do this for six days.
Have seven priests carry seven ram’s-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the trumpets.
He said to the people, “Move forward, march around the city, and have the armed troops go ahead of the ark of the Lord.”
So the ark of the Lord was carried around the city, circling it once. They returned to the camp and spent the night there.
On the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
Early on the seventh day, they started at dawn and marched around the city seven times in the same way. That was the only day they marched around the city seven times.
Now the western border was the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.This was the boundary of the descendants of Judah around their clans.
From there, it went east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher and to Eth-kazin; it extended to Rimmon, curving around to Neah.
The border then circled around Neah on the north to Hannathon and ended at the Valley of Iphtah-el,
The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the Lord had commanded through Moses.
A long time after the Lord had given Israel rest from all the enemies around them, Joshua was old, getting on in years.
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He handed them over to marauders who raided them. He sold them to the enemies around them, and they could no longer resist their enemies.
When I and everyone with me blow our trumpets, you are also to blow your trumpets all around the camp. Then you will say, ‘For Yahweh and for Gideon!’”
Each Israelite took his position around the camp, and the entire Midianite army fled, and cried out as they ran.
The Israelites did not remember the Lord their God who had delivered them from the power of the enemies around them.
Each person also cut his own branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches against the inner chamber and set it on fire around the people, and all the people in the Tower of Shechem died—about 1,000 men and women.
“Then they traveled through the wilderness and around the lands of Edom and Moab. They came to the east side of the land of Moab and camped on the other side of the Arnon but did not enter into the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the boundary of Moab.
When Saul turned around to leave Samuel, God changed his heart, and all the signs came about that day.
So the Lord sent Jerubbaal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel. He rescued you from the power of the enemies around you, and you lived securely.
Early in the morning Samuel got up to confront Saul, but it was reported to Samuel, “Saul went to Carmel where he set up a monument for himself. Then he turned around and went down to Gilgal.”
Then Saul himself went to Ramah. He came to the large cistern at Secu, looked around, and asked, “Where are Samuel and David?”“At Naioth in Ramah,” someone said.
so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.
Do I have such a shortage of crazy people that you brought this one to act crazy around me? Is this one going to come into my house?”
In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.
Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. At that time Saul was in Gibeah, sitting under the tamarisk tree at the high place. His spear was in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
They were a wall around us, both day and night, the entire time we were herding the sheep.
Immediately, David went to the place where Saul had camped. He saw the place where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the general of his army, were lying down. Saul was lying inside the inner circle of the camp with the troops camped around him.
That night, David and Abishai came to the troops, and Saul was lying there asleep in the inner circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground by his head. Abner and the troops were lying around him.
What you have done is not good. As the Lord lives, all of you deserve to die since you didn’t protect your lord, the Lord’s anointed. Now look around; where are the king’s spear and water jug that were by his head?”
When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, so I answered: I’m at your service.
David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.
So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, “Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.
From the time I brought the Israelites out of Egypt until today I have not lived in a house; instead, I have been moving around with a tent as My dwelling.
One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing—a very beautiful woman.
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