'Back' in the Bible
and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth.
Then they came back to invade En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they defeated all the territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who lived in Hazazon-tamar.
He brought back all the goods and also his relative Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the other people.
Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment.”
The Lord said, “I will certainly come back to you in about a year’s time, and your wife Sarah will have a son!” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance of the tent behind him.
Is anything impossible for the Lord? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son.”
As soon as the angels got them outside, one of them said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look back and don’t stop anywhere on the plain! Run to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”
But his wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.
Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.”
Abraham went back to his young men, and they got up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham settled in Beer-sheba.
The servant said to him, “Suppose the woman is unwilling to follow me to this land? Should I have your son go back to the land you came from?”
Abraham answered him, “Make sure that you don’t take my son back there.
If the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are free from this oath to me, but don’t let my son go back there.”
But I said to my master, ‘Suppose the woman will not come back with me?’
until your brother’s rage turns away from you and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send for you and bring you back from there. Why should I lose you both in one day?”
Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone from the opening of the well and water the sheep. The stone was then placed back on the well’s opening.
Then the Lord said to him, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.”
Then Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Go back to your land and to your family, and I will cause you to prosper,’
That day Esau started on his way back to Seir,
Then Israel said to him, “Go and see how your brothers and the flocks are doing, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.
He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”
She got up and left, then removed her veil and put her widow’s clothes back on.
When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get back the items he had left with the woman, he could not find her.
But then he pulled his hand back, and his brother came out. Then she said, “You have broken out first!” So he was named Perez.
He turned away from them and wept. Then he turned back and spoke to them. He took Simeon from them and had him bound before their eyes.
Bring back your youngest brother to me, and I will know that you are not spies but honest men. I will then give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the country.’”
Then Reuben said to his father, “You can kill my two sons if I don’t bring him back to you. Put him in my care, and I will return him to you.”
When they had used up the grain they had brought back from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy us some food.”
I will be responsible for him. You can hold me personally accountable! If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, I will be guilty before you forever.
If we had not wasted time, we could have come back twice by now.”
Take your brother also, and go back at once to the man.
When we came to the place where we lodged for the night and opened our bags of grain, each one’s money was at the top of his bag! It was the full amount of our money, and we have brought it back with us.
We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found at the top of our bags. How could we steal gold and silver from your master’s house?
“This is what happened when we went back to your servant my father: We reported your words to him.
Now please let your servant remain here as my lord’s slave, in place of the boy. Let him go back with his brothers.
For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the grief that would overwhelm my father.”
Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and go on back to the land of Canaan.
Get your father and your families, and come back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you can eat from the richness of the land.’
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes.”
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Look, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers.
When they returned to their father Reuel he asked, “Why have you come back so quickly today?”
Then He said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” He put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, it had again become like the rest of his skin.
Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt and see if they are still living.”Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
The Lord instructed Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, make sure you do all the wonders before Pharaoh that I have put within your power. But I will harden his heart so that he won’t let the people go.
So Moses went back to the Lord and asked, “Lord, why have You caused trouble for this people? And why did You ever send me?
So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship Yahweh your God,” Pharaoh said. “But exactly who will be going?”
“Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you must camp in front of Baal-zephon, facing it by the sea.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back with a powerful east wind all that night and turned the sea into dry land. So the waters were divided,
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back on the Egyptians, on their chariots and horsemen.”
The waters came back and covered the chariots and horsemen, the entire army of Pharaoh, that had gone after them into the sea. None of them survived.
When Pharaoh’s horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.
Now Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, had taken in Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
After Moses came back, he summoned the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him.
Then all the people responded together, “We will do all that the Lord has spoken.” So Moses brought the people’s words back to the Lord.
And the Lord replied to him, “Go down and come back with Aaron. But the priests and the people must not break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break out in anger against them.”
“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.
As for the flap that is left over from the tent curtains, the leftover half curtain is to hang down over the back of the tabernacle.
Make two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
five crossbars for the planks on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the planks of the back side of the tabernacle on the west.
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides—inscribed front and back.
He told them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘Every man fasten his sword to his side; go back and forth through the camp from entrance to entrance, and each of you kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’”
Then I will take My hand away, and you will see My back, but My face will not be seen.”
He also made two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
five crossbars for the planks on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for those at the back of the tabernacle on the west.
He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist its head at the back of the neck without severing it.
After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back of the fabric.
If the one who consecrated the field decides to redeem it, he must add a fifth to the assessed value, and the field will transfer back to him.
The Lord answered Moses, “If her father had merely spit in her face, wouldn’t she remain in disgrace for seven days? Let her be confined outside the camp for seven days; after that she may be brought back in.”
So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on until Miriam was brought back in.
Is the land fertile or unproductive? Are there trees in it or not? Be courageous. Bring back some fruit from the land.” It was the season for the first ripe grapes.
The men went back to Moses, Aaron, and the entire Israelite community in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They brought back a report for them and the whole community, and they showed them the fruit of the land.
Why is the Lord bringing us into this land to die by the sword? Our wives and little children will become plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
So they said to one another, “Let’s appoint a leader and go back to Egypt.”
Since the Amalekites and Canaanites are living in the lowlands, turn back tomorrow and head for the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea.”
The Lord told Moses, “Put Aaron’s staff back in front of the testimony to be kept as a sign for the rebels, so that you may put an end to their complaints before Me, or else they will die.”
So Balaam got up the next morning and said to Balak’s officials, “Go back to your land, because the Lord has refused to let me go with you.”
Balaam said to the Angel of the Lord, “I have sinned, for I did not know that You were standing in the path to confront me. And now, if it is evil in Your sight, I will go back.”
Now I am going back to my people, but first, let me warn you what these people will do to your people in the future.”
Balaam then arose and went back to his homeland, and Balak also went his way.
“Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal.
who will go out before them and come back in before them, and who will bring them out and bring them in, so that the Lord’s community won’t be like sheep without a shepherd.”
He will stand before Eleazar who will consult the Lord for him with the decision of the Urim. He and all the Israelites with him, even the entire community, will go out and come back in at his command.”
If you turn back from following Him, He will once again leave this people in the wilderness, and you will destroy all of them.”
They departed from Etham and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon, and they camped before Migdol.
“Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let’s send men ahead of us, so that they may explore the land for us and bring us back a report about the route we should go up and the cities we will come to.’
They took some of the fruit from the land in their hands, carried it down to us, and brought us back a report: ‘The land the Lord our God is giving us is good.’
But you are to turn back and head for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea.’
“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.
But He directly pays back and destroys those who hate Him. He will not hesitate to directly pay back the one who hates Him.
“So I went back down the mountain, while it was blazing with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.
and I went back down the mountain and placed the tablets in the ark I had made. And they have remained there, as the Lord commanded me.”
However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, ‘You are never to go back that way again.’
“When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
The Lord will take you back in ships to Egypt by a route that I said you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”
Even if your exiles are at the ends of the earth, He will gather you and bring you back from there.
What can I say, Lord, now that Israel has turned its back and run from its enemies?
Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten back by them and fled toward the wilderness.
The men of Ai turned and looked back, and smoke from the city was rising to the sky! They could not escape in any direction, and the troops who had fled to the wilderness now became the pursuers.
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