'Began' in the Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach. "Repent," He said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand."
Then began He to upbraid the towns where most of His mighty works had been done--because they had not repented.
About that time Jesus passed on the Sabbath through the wheatfields; and His disciples became hungry, and began to gather ears of wheat and eat them.
From this time Jesus began to explain to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer much cruelty from the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again.
Then Peter took Him aside and began taking Him to task. "Master," he said, "God forbid; this will not be your lot."
But as soon as he began the settlement, one was brought before him who owed 10,000 talents,
Intensely grieved they began one after another to ask Him, "Can it be I, Master?"
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zabdi. Then He began to be full of anguish and distress,
So they came to Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath He went to the synagogue and began to teach.
And all were amazed and awe-struck, so they began to ask one another, "What does this mean? Here is a new sort of teaching--and a tone of authority! And even to foul spirits he issues orders and they obey him!"
So He went to her, and taking her hand He raised her to her feet: the fever left her, and she began to wait upon them.
But the man, when he went out, began to tell every one and to publish the matter abroad, so that it was no longer possible for Jesus to go openly into any town; but He had to remain outside in unfrequented places, where people came to Him from all parts.
One Sabbath He was walking through the wheatfields when His disciples began to pluck the ears of wheat as they went.
Once more He began to teach by the side of the Lake, and a vast multitude of people came together to listen to Him. He therefore went on board the boat and sat there, a little way from the land; and all the people were on the shore close to the water.
Then they were filled with terror, and began to say to one another, "Who is this, then? For even wind and sea obey Him."
Then they began entreating Him to depart from their district.
Then they scoured the whole district, and began to bring Him the sick on their mats wherever they heard He was.
After He had left the crowd and gone indoors, His disciples began to ask Him about this figure of speech.
And the man's ears were opened, and his tongue became untied, and he began to speak perfectly.
The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him.
From that place Jesus and His disciples went to the villages belonging to Caesarea Philippi. On the way He began to ask His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"
This He told them plainly; whereupon Peter took Him and began to remonstrate with Him.
Indoors the disciples began questioning Jesus again on the same subject.
They were still on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were full of wonder, and some, though they followed, did so with fear. Then, once more calling to Him the Twelve, He began to tell them what was about to happen to Him.
Hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, "Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me."
They reached Jerusalem, and entering the Temple He began to drive out the buyers and sellers, and upset the money-changers' tables and the stools of the pigeon-dealers,
This the High Priests and Scribes heard, and they began to devise means to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because of the deep impression produced on all the people by His teaching.
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.
So Jesus began to say to them: "Take care that no one misleads you.
They were filled with sorrow, and began asking Him, one by one, "Not I, is it?"
Then He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be full of terror and distress,
Thereupon some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, while striking Him with their fists and crying, "Prove that you are a prophet." The officers too struck Him with open hands as they took Him in charge.
Again the maidservant saw him, and again began to say to the people standing by, "He is one of them."
Then they began to beat Him on the head with a cane, to spit on Him, and to do Him homage on bended knees.
Instantly his mouth and his tongue were set free, and he began to speak and bless God.
And He--Jesus--when He began His ministry, was about thirty years old. He was the son (it was supposed)
This they did, and enclosed a vast number of fish; and their nets began to break.
Then the Scribes and Pharisees began to cavil, asking, "Who is this, uttering blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?"
But they were filled with madness, and began to discuss with one another what they should do to Jesus.
The dead man sat up and began to speak; and He restored him to his mother.
and, standing behind close to His feet, weeping, began to wet His feet with her tears; and with her hair she wiped the tears away again, while she lovingly kissed His feet and poured the perfume over them.
Then the other guests began to say to themselves, "Who can this man be who even forgives sins?"
During the passage He fell asleep, and there came down a squall of wind on the Lake, so that the boat began to fill and they were in deadly peril.
Now when the day began to decline, the Twelve came to Him and said, "Send the people away, that they may go to the villages and farms round about and find lodging and a supply of food; because here we are in an uninhabited district."
And He put His hands on her, and she immediately stood upright and began to give glory to God.
"But they all without exception began to excuse themselves. The first told him, "'I have purchased a piece of land, and must of necessity go and look at it. Pray hold me excused.'
saying, 'This man began to build, but could not finish.'
At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want.
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.
When they all saw this, they began to complain with indignation. "He has gone in to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" they said.
And when He was now getting near Jerusalem, and descending the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began in their joy to praise God in loud voices for all the mighty deeds they had witnessed.
Thereupon they began to discuss with one another which of them it could possibly be who was about to do this.
Then the whole assembly rose and brought Him to Pilate, and began to accuse Him.
So the disciples began questioning one another. "Can it be," they said, "that some one has brought Him something to eat?"
Instantly the man was restored to perfect health, and he took up his mat and began to walk.
and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.
Now the Jews began to find fault about Him because of His claiming to be the bread which came down out of Heaven.
Consider therefore. Moses gave you the rite of circumcision (not that it began with Moses, but with your earlier forefathers)
After listening to these discourses, some of the crowd began to say, "This is beyond doubt the Prophet."
They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.
Then He leant forward again, and again began to write on the ground.
The Jews began to ask one another, "Is he going to kill himself, do you think, that he says, 'Where I am going, it is impossible for you to come'?"
His neighbours, therefore, and the other people to whom he had been a familiar object because he was a beggar, began asking, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?"
The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know to which of them He was referring.
Then they began to march up to Him, saying in a mocking voice, "Hail King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with the palms of their hands.
More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in foreign languages according as the Spirit gave them words to utter.
Leaping up, he stood upright and began to walk, and went into the Temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God.
Having received that command they went into the Temple, just before daybreak, and began to teach: So when the High Priest and his party came, and had called together the Sanhedrin as well as all the Elders of the descendants of Israel, they sent to the jail to fetch the Apostles.
But when Philip began to tell the Good News about the Kingdom of God and about the Name of Jesus Christ, and they embraced the faith, they were baptized, men and women alike.
Then Philip began to speak, and, commencing with that same portion of Scripture, told him the Good News about Jesus.
And in the synagogues he began at once to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God;
and his hearers were all amazed, and began to ask one another, "Is not this the man who in Jerusalem tried to exterminate those who called upon that Name, and came here on purpose to carry them off in chains to the High Priests?"
Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another;
Having reached Salamis, they began to announce God's Message in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John as their assistant.
So he sprang up and began to walk about. Then the crowds, seeing what Paul had done, rent the air with their shouts in the Lycaonian language, saying, "The gods have assumed human form and have come down to us."
When they heard Paul speak of a resurrection of dead men, some began to scoff. But others said, "We will hear you again on that subject."
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, and Priscilla and Aquila, after hearing him, took him home and explained God's way to him more accurately.
and when Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in tongues and to prophesy.
All the people of Ephesus, Jews as well as Greeks, came to know of this. There was widespread terror, and they began to hold the name of the Lord Jesus in high honour.
The excitement spread through the whole city, and the people rushed in crowds to the Temple, and there laid hold of Paul and began to drag him out; and the Temple gates were immediately closed.
So Paul was sent for, and Tertullus began to impeach him as follows: "Indebted as we are," he said, "to you, most noble Felix, for the perfect peace which we enjoy, and for reforms which your wisdom has introduced to this nation,
But, as the storm was still violent, the next day they began to lighten the ship;
Having said this he took some bread, and, after giving thanks to God for it before them all, he broke it in pieces and began to eat it.
But coming to a place where two seas met, they stranded the ship, and her bow sticking fast remained immovable, while the stern began to go to pieces under the heavy hammering of the sea.
But in dealing with truths hitherto kept secret we speak of God's wisdom--that hidden wisdom which, before the world began, God pre-destined, so that it should result in glory to us;
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