'Began' in the Bible
To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.
The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.
and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.
And the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
She made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his hair. Then she began to afflict him, and his strength left him.
However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved off.
As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was, until full daylight.
The sons of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Then the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike and kill about thirty men of Israel, for they said, “Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle.”
But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked behind them; and behold, the whole city was going up in smoke to heaven.
Saul was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty two years over Israel.
Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.
So in the twentieth year of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Asa began to reign as king of Judah.
In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.
In those days the Lord began to cut off portions from Israel; and Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:
In those days the Lord began to send Rezin king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah.
Cush became the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
Abijah began the battle with an army of valiant warriors, 400,000 chosen men, while Jeroboam drew up in battle formation against him with 800,000 chosen men who were valiant warriors.
When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Athaliah, the granddaughter of Omri.
Now they began the consecration on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they entered the porch of the Lord. Then they consecrated the house of the Lord in eight days, and finished on the sixteenth day of the first month.
Then Hezekiah gave the order to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began, the song to the Lord also began with the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David, king of Israel.
In the third month they began to make the heaps, and finished them by the seventh month.
Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok said to him, “Since the contributions began to be brought into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat with plenty left over, for the Lord has blessed His people, and this great quantity is left over.”
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.
For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images.
From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, but the foundation of the temple of the Lord had not been laid.
Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Levites, and all who came from the captivity to Jerusalem, began the work and appointed the Levites from twenty years and older to oversee the work of the house of the Lord.
then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them supporting them.
For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.
Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem went on, and that the breaches began to be closed, they were very angry.
Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.
Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom.
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.
I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:
Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, He was forming a locust-swarm when the spring crop began to sprout. And behold, the spring crop was after the king’s mowing.
Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, the Lord God was calling to contend with them by fire, and it consumed the great deep and began to consume the farm land.
Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”
Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
Then the devil *left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
The demons began to entreat Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.”
Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
He said, “Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him.
As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”
He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured.
And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.”
But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring any bread.”
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.”
But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.’
So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’
The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.
Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?”
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed.
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there.
And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.”
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach.
When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed.
But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?”
And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain.
The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
And they began to implore Him to leave their region.
And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.
They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He *took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and *entered the room where the child was.
Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.
When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?
And He *summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and it is already quite late;
and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was.
After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly.
The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.
They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.
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