'Began' in the Bible
A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord.
When mankind began to multiply on the earth and daughters were born to them,
God remembered Noah, as well as all the wildlife and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water began to subside.
Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably. "Who was it then," he said, "who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it all before you came in, and I blessed him. Indeed, he will be blessed!"
They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.
when seven healthy-looking, well-fed cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
when seven well-fed, healthy-looking cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was food.
As they began emptying their sacks, there in each man's sack was his bag of money! When they and their father saw their bags of money, they were afraid.
Now the people began complaining openly before the Lord about hardship. When the Lord heard, His anger burned, and the fire from the Lord blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.
While Israel was staying in Acacia Grove, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.
Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying:
They began to worship other gods, bowing down to gods they had not known-gods that the Lord had not permitted them [to worship].
Their southern border began at the tip of the Dead Sea on the south bay
Their border on the north side began at the Jordan, ascended to the slope of Jericho on the north, through the hill country westward, and ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
The south side began at the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border extended westward; it went to the spring at the Waters of Nephtoah.
After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah, son of Dodo [became judge] and began to deliver Israel. He was from Issachar and lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
Then the Spirit of the Lord began to direct him in the Camp of Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
But his hair began to grow back after it had been shaved.
Then the Benjaminites came out against the people and were drawn away from the city. They began to attack the people as before, killing about 30 men of Israel on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah through the open country.
But when the column of smoke began to go up from the city, Benjamin looked behind them, and the whole city was going up in smoke.
Time went by until 20 years had passed since the ark had been taken to Kiriath-jearim. Then the whole house of Israel began to seek the Lord.
When they gathered at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out in the Lord's presence. They fasted that day, and there they confessed, "We have sinned against the Lord." And Samuel [began to lead] the Israelites at Mizpah as [their] judge.
Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord began to torment him,
The next day an evil spirit from God took control of Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing [the harp] as usual, but Saul was holding a spear,
When they reported to Saul, he sent other agents, and they also began prophesying. So Saul tried again and sent a third group of agents, and even they began prophesying.
The following day hurry down and go to the place where you hid on the day this incident began and stay beside the rock Ezel.
Saul's son Ish-bosheth was 40 years old when he began his reign over Israel; he ruled for two years. The house of Judah, however, followed David.
David was 30 years old when he began his reign; he reigned 40 years.
Solomon [began to] build the temple for the Lord in the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv.
In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael defeated the Israelites throughout their territory:
In those days the Lord began sending Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.
So one of the priests they had deported came and lived in Bethel, and he began to teach them how they should fear the Lord.
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count them, but he didn't complete it. There was wrath against Israel because of this [census], and the number was not entered in the Historical Record of King David.
Then Solomon began to build the Lord's temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the site David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
He began to build on the second [day] of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.
The moment they began [their] shouts and praises, the Lord set an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and [the inhabitants of] Mount Seir who came [to fight] against Judah, and they were defeated.
They began the consecration on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the vestibule of the Lord's [temple]. They consecrated the Lord's temple for eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they finished.
Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. When the burnt offerings began, the song of the Lord and the trumpets began, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.
In the third month they began building up the piles, and they finished in the seventh month.
Azariah, the chief priest of the household of Zadok, answered him, "Since they began bringing the offering to the Lord's temple, we eat and are satisfied and there is plenty left over because the Lord has blessed His people; this abundance is what is left over."
He was diligent in every deed that he began in the service of God's temple, in the law and in the commandment, in order to seek his God, and he prospered.
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still a youth, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David, and in the twelfth year he began to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherah poles, the carved images, and the cast images.
Jeshua son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests along with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his brothers began to build the altar of Israel's God in order to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
On the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, even though the foundation of the Lord's temple had not [yet] been laid.
In the second month of the second year after they arrived at God's house in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Jeshua son of Jozadak, and the rest of their brothers, including the priests, the Levites, and all who had returned to Jerusalem from the captivity, began [to build]. They appointed the Levites who were 20 years old or more to supervise the work on the Lord's house.
Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak began to rebuild God's house in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, helping them.
He began the journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month and arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month. The gracious hand of his God was on him,
Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and installed its doors. [After building the wall] to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel, they dedicated it.
Then all the people began to eat and drink, send portions, and have a great celebration, because they had understood the words that were explained to them.
Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving in prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his relatives; and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day.
After this Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.
When He killed [some of] them, [the rest] began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.
So I began to give myself over to despair concerning all my work I had labored at under the sun.
Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, as well as the [older] women and little children, but do not come near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple.
She didn't give up her promiscuity that began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin nipples, and poured out their lust on her.
So I will put an end to your indecency and sexual immorality, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not look longingly at them or remember Egypt any more.
The king interviewed them, and among all of them, no one was found equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they began to serve in the king's court.
At that moment the fingers of a man's hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the king's palace wall next to the lampstand. As the king watched the hand that was writing,
The Lord God showed me this: He was forming a swarm of locusts at the time the spring crop first began to sprout-after the cutting of the king's hay.
The Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the spirit of the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. They began work on the house of Yahweh of Hosts, their God,
Then the Devil left Him, and immediately angels came and began to serve Him.
From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!"
Then He began to teach them, saying:
So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve Him.
As these men went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind?
At that time Jesus passed through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain.
He went to His hometown and began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, "How did this wisdom and these miracles come to Him?
From then on Jesus began to point out to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, "Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to You!"
When he began to settle accounts, one who owed 10,000 talents was brought before him.
"At this, his fellow slave fell down and began begging him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
When they received it, they began to complain to the landowner:
Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from men?" They began to argue among themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
Deeply distressed, each one began to say to Him, "Surely not I, Lord?"
Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
He was in the wilderness 40 days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels began to serve Him.
Then they went into Capernaum, and right away He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach.
Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."
So He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she began to serve them.
When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.
Yet he went out and began to proclaim it widely and to spread the news, with the result that Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. But He was out in deserted places, and they would come to Him from everywhere.
On the Sabbath He was going through the grainfields, and His disciples began to make their way picking some heads of grain.
Again He began to teach by the sea, and a very large crowd gathered around Him. So He got into a boat on the sea and sat down, while the whole crowd was on the shore facing the sea.
Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.
So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed.
Immediately the girl got up and began to walk. (She was 12 years old.) At this they were utterly astounded.
When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. "Where did this man get these things?" they said. "What is this wisdom given to Him, and how are these miracles performed by His hands?
He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.
They hurried throughout that vicinity and began to carry the sick on stretchers to wherever they heard He was.
Immediately his ears were opened, his speech difficulty was removed, and he began to speak clearly.
The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding of Him a sign from heaven to test Him.
Then He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, be killed, and rise after three days.
He was openly talking about this. So Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
Then they began to question Him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"