'Certain' in the Bible
Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know this for certain: Your offspring will be foreigners in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.
He reached a certain place and spent the night there because the sun had set. He took one of the stones from the place, put it there at his head, and lay down in that place.
“There will be no poor among you, however, because the Lord is certain to bless you in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance—
Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be in dread night and day, never certain of survival.
know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out before you. They will become a snare and a trap for you, a scourge for your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God has given you.
There was a certain man from Zorah, from the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; his wife was unable to conceive and had no children.
David answered Ahimelech the priest, “The king gave me a mission, but he told me, ‘Don’t let anyone know anything about the mission I’m sending you on or what I have ordered you to do.’ I have stationed my young men at a certain place.
“Now I know for certain you will be king, and the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hand.
Now consider carefully what you must do, because there is certain to be trouble for our master and his entire family. He is such a worthless fool nobody can talk to him!”
Please forgive your servant’s offense, for the Lord is certain to make a lasting dynasty for my lord because he fights the Lord’s battles. Throughout your life, may evil not be found in you.
So David sent out spies and knew for certain that Saul had come.
Abner sent messengers as his representatives to say to David, “Whose land is it? Make your covenant with me, and you can be certain I am on your side to hand all Israel over to you.”
So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
I’m certain my lord the king would not have let this happen without letting your servant know who will sit on my lord the king’s throne after him.”
Now a certain old prophet was living in Bethel. His son came and told him all the deeds that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. His sons also told their father the words that he had spoken to the king.
for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen.”
Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai is Jewish, and you have begun to fall before him, you won’t overcome him, because your downfall is certain.”
Let those who curse certain dayscast a spell on it,those who are skilled in rousing Leviathan.
I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodnessin the land of the living.
Then certain ones said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let’s denounce him and pay no attention to all his words.”
But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city, and on its residents, for it is certain the Lord has sent me to speak all these things directly to you.”
But King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: Elnathan son of Achbor and certain other men with him went to Egypt.
As for you, you will not escape from his hand but are certain to be captured and handed over to him. You will meet the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak face to face; you will go to Babylon.
The Lord has spoken concerning you, remnant of Judah: ‘Don’t go to Egypt.’ Know for certain that I have warned you today!
Now therefore, know for certain that by the sword, famine, and plague you will die in the place where you desired to go to live for a while.”
The king replied, “I know for certain you are trying to gain some time, because you see that my word is final.
You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation certain.”
As for the rest of the beasts, their authority to rule was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time.
Ephraim will become a desolationon the day of punishment;I announce what is certainamong the tribes of Israel.
“Go into the city to a certain man,” He said, “and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time is near; I am celebrating the Passover at your place with My disciples.’”
Now a certain young man, having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body, was following Him. They caught hold of him,
‘We are wiping off as a witness against you even the dust of your town that clings to our feet. Know this for certain: The kingdom of God has come near.’
He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.”
Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum.
because the words that You gave Me,I have given them.They have received themand have known for certainthat I came from You.They have believed that You sent Me.
Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod’s grasp and from all that the Jewish people expected.”
Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man Paul claimed to be alive.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”
I beg you that when I am present I will not need to be bold with the confidence by which I plan to challenge certain people who think we are behaving in an unspiritual way.
For he regularly ate with the Gentiles before certain men came from James. However, when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, because he feared those from the circumcision party.
As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may instruct certain people not to teach different doctrine
again, He specifies a certain day—today—speaking through David after such a long time, as previously stated:Today, if you hear His voice,do not harden your hearts.
For some men, who were designated for this judgment long ago, have come in by stealth; they are ungodly, turning the grace of our God into promiscuity and denying Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord.
Look! He is coming with the clouds,and every eye will see Him,including those who pierced Him.And all the families of the earthwill mourn over Him.This is certain. Amen.