'Around' in the Bible
Lot looked around and noticed that the whole Jordan plain as far as Zoar was well-watered like the garden of the LORD or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)
Later on, the men of that place asked about his wife, so he replied, "She's my sister," because he was afraid to call her "my wife." He kept thinking, ""otherwise, the men around here will kill me on account of Rebekah, since she's very beautiful."
""Look around!' he said. "Go ahead, look! All the male goats have been mating with the flock, producing offspring that are streaked, speckled, and spotted, because I've been watching everything that Laban has done to you.
When Esau eventually looked around, he saw the women and the children. "Who are these people with you?" he asked.
As they set out on their journey, because the people who lived in the cities around them feared God, they did not pursue Jacob's sons.
"We were tying sheaves together out in the middle of the fields, when all of a sudden, my sheaf stood up erect! And then your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf!"
When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering around in a field. So the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
After this, while they were seated, eating their food, they looked around and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead with camels carrying spices, balm, and myrrh for sale down in Egypt.
While she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand, so the midwife grabbed it and tied something scarlet around his hand, observing, "This one came out first."
Afterwards, his brother came out, and around his hand was the scarlet. So they named him Zerah.
She kept on talking to him like this day after day, but he wouldn't listen to her. Not only would he refuse to have sex with her, he refused even to stay around her.
Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand, placed it on Joseph's hand, had him clothed in fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.
Then he threw his arms around Benjamin and wept as they embraced.
After this, Jacob called his sons together and told them, "Assemble yourselves around me so I can tell you all what is going to happen to you in the last days.
Looking around and seeing no one else, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
All the Egyptians dug around the Nile River for water to drink because they could not drink from the water in the Nile River.
Later that evening quail came up and covered the camp, and then in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
The next day Moses sat down to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning until evening.
When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, with all the people standing around you from morning until evening?"
You are to set boundaries for the people all around: "Be very careful that you don't go up on the mountain or touch the side of it. Anyone who touches the mountain is certainly to be put to death.
Moses told the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai because you warned us: "Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.'"
and the injured person then gets up and walks around outside with the help of his staff, the one who struck him is not liable, except that he is to compensate him for his loss of time and take care of his complete recovery.
You are to overlay it with pure gold you are to overlay it inside and outside and you are to make a gold molding around it.
You are to overlay it with pure gold, and put a gold molding around it.
You are to make a rim one handbreadth in width around it, and you are to make a gold molding around the rim.
All the pillars around the court are to be banded with silver. Their hooks are to be made of silver and their sockets made of bronze.
There is to be an opening at its top, in the middle, with a woven binding around the opening like the opening of a coat of mail so that it cannot be torn.
On its hem you are to make blue and purple and scarlet pomegranates, all around the skirt, with gold bells between them all the way around.
You are to have a gold bell and a pomegranate, then a gold bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all the way around it.
Then you are to slaughter the ram, take its blood, and scatter it around the altar.
You are to slaughter the ram, take some of its blood, and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear, the lobe of his sons' right ears, the thumbs of their right hands, and the big toes of their right feet. Then you are to scatter the rest of the blood around the altar.
You are to overlay it with pure gold, its top, its sides all around, and its horns, and you are to make a molding of gold all around it.
When the people saw that Moses took a long time to come down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and told him, "Come here and make us a god who will go before us, because, as for this fellow Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him."
he stood in the gate of the camp and called out: "Whoever is for the LORD come over to me," and all the sons of Levi gathered around him.
He overlaid it with pure gold, inside and outside, and made a gold molding around it.
He overlaid it with pure gold and put a gold molding around it.
He made a rim one handbreadth wide around it, and made a gold molding around the rim.
He overlaid it with pure gold its top, its sides all around, and its horns and he made a gold molding around it.
All the hangings around the court were made of fine woven linen.
All the pegs for the tent and for all around the court were made of bronze.
the sockets for all around the court, the sockets for the gate to the court, all the pegs for the sanctuary, and all the pegs for all around the court.
The opening of the robe was in the middle, like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around the opening so it would not be torn.
They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates, on the hem of the robe, all around between the pomegranates.
There was a bell and a pomegranate, then a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe for when the High Priest ministered, just as the LORD commanded Moses.
You are to set up the court all around, and hang up the screen for the gate of the court.
He set up the court all around the tent and the altar, and hung up the screen for the gate of the court. And so Moses finished the work.
"Aaron's sons, the priests, are to bring the blood and sprinkle it around the altar that stands at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.
and slaughter it at the north side of the altar in the LORD's presence. Then Aaron's sons, the priests, are to sprinkle its blood around the altar.
Then the presenter is to lay his hand on the head of the offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. After this, Aaron's sons, the priests, are to sprinkle the blood on and around the altar.
He is to lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron's sons are to sprinkle the blood on and around the altar.
lay his hand over its head, then slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. After this, Aaron's sons are to sprinkle the blood on and around the altar.
The guilt offering is to be offered in the same place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. The priest is to sprinkle some of its blood on the altar and around it.
So Moses slaughtered it, took the blood, and applied some of it at the horns of the altar and around it with his fingers, thus purifying the altar. Then he poured the blood at the base of the altar, thereby sanctifying it as a means to make atonement with it.
and Moses slaughtered it and poured its blood over and around the altar.
Then Moses brought Aaron's sons, took some of the ram's blood, put it on their right earlobes, on their right thumbs, and on their right great toes, and then poured the blood on the altar and all around it.
And so the burnt offering was slaughtered, and Aaron's sons secured for him the blood, which he poured on the altar and around it.
He slaughtered the ox and ram for the peace offering sacrifice on behalf of the people. Aaron's sons delivered the blood to him, which he poured on the altar and around it.
When he goes to the altar in the LORD's presence to make atonement for himself, he is to take some of the blood from the bull and the male goat, place it around the horns of the altar,
"You are not to go around slandering your people. "You are not to stand idle when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the LORD.
However, the houses in the villages that don't have walls around them are to be categorized along with the fields of the land they may be redeemed and returned in the jubilee.
Instead, appoint the descendants of Levi over the Tent of Meeting, all the vessels, and everything in it. They are to carry the tent and all the vessels in it. They are to attend to it and camp around it.
Then the Israelis are to encamp around the tent, arranged according to their company and the standard of their army.
the pillars around the courtyard, their sockets, pegs, and tent cords.
the pillars around the courtyard, their sockets, their pegs, their ropes, and all the utensils for all their services. Assign the utensils by name to each person whose responsibility it will be to carry them.
So Moses went out and told the people what the LORD had said. He gathered 70 men from the elders of the people and stationed them around the tent.
Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground!
The people stayed up all that day, all that night, and all through the next day, gathering quails. The one who gathered least gathered enough to fill ten omers, as they spread out all around the camp.
Then all of the Israelis who were around them ran away when they heard them crying, ""so the ground won't swallow us up, too."
Every open vessel that has no covering fastened around it is to be considered unclean.
After this, they traveled from Mount Hor along the caravan route by way of the Sea of Reeds and went around the land of Edom. But when the people got impatient because it was a long route,
the Moabites told the elders of Midian, "This horde of people is about to lick up everything around us, like an ox licks up the green ground."
"We turned and set out for the desert on the road to the Reed Sea, just as the LORD had directed me. We traveled around Mount Seir for many days.
"You've walked around this mountain long enough. Turn northward
and command this people, "You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives, the descendants of Esau who live around Seir. They will be afraid of you so be very careful.
Do not follow other gods, from the gods of the nations around you.
He slowly will dislodge these nations before you, but he won't destroy them quickly, so the wild animals won't multiply around you.
But after you have crossed the Jordan River and settled in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to inherit, and after you have received relief from the enemies around you and are living securely,
"When you have come to the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, and you have taken possession of it, and have settled in it, then you will say, "I will appoint a king over me like all the nations around me.'
Then he concluded, "I'm now 120 years old. I'm not able to get around anymore,
March around the city, all the soldiers circling the city once. Do this for six days,
with seven priests carrying in front of the ark seven trumpets made from rams' horns. On the seventh day march around the city seven times while the priests blow their trumpets.
So the ark of the LORD was taken once around the city, then they went back to camp and spent the night there.
On the second day they marched around the city once and then went back to camp. They did this for six days.
They rose early at dawn on the seventh day and marched around the city seven times, just as they had before, except that on that day only they marched around the city seven times.
Do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, but take its spoil and its livestock as war booty for yourselves. Set an ambush around the city."
telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert.
Then the men of Ai looked back behind them and all of a sudden! smoke from the city was rising into the sky. They were unable to run in any direction, because the Israelis who had fled toward the wilderness had turned around to attack their pursuers.
When Joshua and the entire fighting force of Israel observed that the men who had been in ambush had seized the city and that the smoke from the city was rising, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai.
The Jordan River formed its boundary on the east. This is the inheritance for the tribe of Benjamin according to its families, boundary by boundary around the entire territory.
The LORD gave them peace all around them, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of their enemies was able to oppose them the LORD placed all of their enemies under their control.
They asked each other, "Who did this thing?" When they looked into it and asked around, they concluded, "Joash's son Gideon did it."
then take a look at this wool fleece that I'm placing on the threshing floor. If dew appears only on the fleece and it's dry on the ground all around it then I'll know that you'll deliver Israel by my efforts like you've said."
Then Gideon told God, "Don't let yourself be angry with me! I want to ask you once again: please let me make a test with the fleece just once more. Cause it to be dry only on the fleece, but let there be dew all around on the ground."
And God did it just like that later that night. It was dry only on the fleece, but dew was all around on the ground.
When I sound my trumpet, accompanied by everyone who is with me, you must blow your trumpets all around the entire encampment. Then shout out, "For the LORD and for Gideon!'"
So Jephthah escaped from his brothers and lived in the territory of Tob, where worthless men gathered themselves around him and went out on raiding parties with him.
A little while later, the army of Ephraim was mustered, and they crossed to Zaphon. They confronted Jephthah and asked, "Why did you cross over to fight the Ammonites without calling us to accompany you? We're going to burn your house down around you!"
Then Samson told the young man who had been leading him around by the hand, "Let me touch and feel the pillars on which this building rests, and I'll support myself against them."
Then they turned around and left, sending their little ones, their livestock, and their valuables on ahead.
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