'Brief' in the Bible
"Give me 12,000 men! I'll leave tonight and pursue David," Ahithophel advised Absalom.
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from Yahweh our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.
the joy of the wicked has been briefand the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.
Take note of my brief lifespan! Why do you make all people so mortal?
For he does not remember the [brief] days of his life, for God keeps his heart preoccupied with enjoyment [of life].
Recount the brief! Let's argue the matter together; Present your case, so that you may be proved right.
“I deserted you for a brief moment,but I will take you back with great compassion.
Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin [to slip away during the brief lull in the Chaldean invasion] to receive [the title to] his portion [of land, which the Lord had promised would eventually be valuable] there among the people.
Then Daniel (whose name is also Belteshazzar) was upset for a brief time; his thoughts were alarming him. The king said, "Belteshazzar, don't let the dream and its interpretation alarm you." But Belteshazzar replied, "Sir, if only the dream were for your enemies and its interpretation applied to your adversaries!
"Pay attention! I'm going to brief you about what will happen at the end of the period of wrath, because its end is appointed. The ram that you saw with a pair of horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
However, so that I will not burden you any further, I beg you in your graciousness to give us a brief hearing.
Agrippa answered, "In brief, you are doing your best to persuade me to become a Christian."
Much in every way. To begin with, to the Jews were entrusted the oracles (the brief communications, the intentions, the utterances) of God.
for the Lord will hold a reckoning upon the earth, making it efficacious and brief."
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
For perhaps this is why he was separated from you for a brief time, so that you might get him back permanently,
five have fallen; one is, and the other has not yet come, but whenever he does come, he must remain for only a brief time.
The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)