'Close' in the Bible
Joseph implored his brothers, "Please come close to me." So they did.
"These are my sons," Joseph replied. "God gave them to me here in Egypt." "Please bring them close to me," Jacob said, "so I can bless them."
Now Israel's eyesight had become poor from age. Because he couldn't see well, Joseph brought them close to him, and Israel kissed them both and embraced them.
Then he brought them both close to his father, placing Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right.
"Go and gather the elders of Israel. Tell them, "The LORD God of your ancestors, appeared to me the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and he said, "I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt.
The rings are to be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table.
You are to make two gold rings and attach them in front on the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod close to the place where it's joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
The rings were close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table.
They made two gold rings and attached them in front, on the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, close to the place where it's joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
"You are not to have sexual relations with your mother's sister or your father's sister, because that is laying bare the nakedness of his close relative. They'll continue to bear responsibility for their iniquity.
except his close relatives his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she squeezed herself so close to the wall that Balaam's foot was pressed to the wall. So he beat her again!
At dusk, when it was time to close the city gates, the men left. I don't know where the men went. Go after them quickly, and you might overtake them."
When they had brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel and spoke to the leaders of the men who had gone out to war along with him, "Come close and put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came near and put their feet on their necks.
Only be very careful to keep the commands and the Law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you that is, to love the LORD your God, to follow in all of his ways, to keep his commands, to stay close to him, and to serve him with all your heart and soul."
"Ask all the "lords" of Shechem, "What's better for you? That 70 men, each of them Jerubbaal's sons, rule over you? Or that one man rule over you?' Keep in mind that I'm like your own close relative."
As 10,000 of Israel's best soldiers came to fight Gibeah, the battle became fierce, but the army of Benjamin didn't know that disaster was close at hand.
Naomi had a close relative of her late husband, a man of considerable wealth from the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.
Boaz then addressed Ruth: "Listen, my daughter! Don't glean in any other field. Don't even leave this one, and be sure to stay close to my women servants.
Then Ruth the Moabite woman added, "He also told me "Stay close to my young men until they have completed my entire harvest.'"
So Ruth continued to stay close to the young women who worked for Boaz, gathering grain until both the barley and wheat harvests were complete, all the while living with her mother-in-law.
Isn't Boaz one of our close relatives? You've been associating with his women servants lately. Look, he'll be winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight.
When David finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan became a close friend to David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.
Who killed Jerubbesheth's son Abimelech? Didn't a woman kill him by throwing an upper millstone on him from the wall at Thebez? Why did you go so close to the wall?' then tell him, "Your servant Uriah the Hittite also died.'"
He threw rocks at David and all of David's staff who were accompanying him, while all the rest of the entourage, including all of David's security detail, were close by him.
As the day drew to a close, this order was circulated throughout the army telling the soldiers, "Everybody go back to his city and to his own land."
"I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for a sacrificial temple to me. Whenever I close the skies so there is no rain, or whenever I command locusts to lay waste to the land, or whenever I send epidemics among my people,
Indeed, I paid close attention to you all, but none of you were able to refute Job or answer his arguments convincingly.
His soul is getting close to the Pit; his life is approaching its executioner."
Each one is so close to the other that not even air comes in between them.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he delivers those whose spirit has been crushed.
As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.
but it is you a man whom I treated as my equal my personal confidant, my close friend!
Let neither the floodwaters overwhelm me nor let the deep swallow me up, nor the mouth of the well close over me.
Don't allow yourself to sleep or even to close your eyes.
Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,
Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.
Again, if two lie close together, they will keep warm, but how can only one stay warm?
Hyenas will howl in its strongholds, and jackals will make their dens in its citadels. Its time is close at hand, and its days will not be extended any further.
Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."
Am I to open the womb and not deliver?" asks the LORD. "And when I bring to delivery, am I to close the womb?" asks your God.
"Indeed, go over to the coasts of Cyprus and see, send to Kedar and pay very close attention. See if there has ever been such a thing as this!
Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."
You heard my voice don't close your ear to my sighs and cries.
They moved around whenever they wanted to move around, and they stood still whenever they wanted to stand still; and whenever they rose from the earth, the wheels remained close beside them, because the wheels were also alive.
by their setting up their threshold too close to my threshold and their door post too close to my door post, with a wall between me and them. After all, they have defiled my holy name by the loathsome things that they did, so I devoured them in my anger.
But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.
As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away to the neighboring villages and farms so they can rest and get some food, because we are here in a deserted place."
"Sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don't wear out a dependable treasure in heaven, where no thief can get close and no moth can destroy anything.
because the days will come when your enemies will build walls around you, surround you, and close you in on every side.
While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them, and he came close to Jesus to kiss him.
So the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee, following close behind, saw the tomb and how his body was laid.
No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him.
One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus kept loving, had been sitting very close to him.
"Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words. These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it's only nine o'clock in the morning.
The crowds, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.
Everyone from the least to the greatest paid close attention to him, saying, "This is what we call the great power of God!"
Around noon the next day, while they were on their way and coming close to the town, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
The next day, they arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called his relatives and close friends together.
because he came close to death for the work of the Messiah by risking his life to complete what remained unfinished in your service to me.
Join together in imitating me, brothers, and pay close attention to those who live by the example we have set for you.
Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.
Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
These witnesses have authority to close the heavens in order to keep rain from falling while they are prophesying. They also have authority to turn bodies of water into blood and to strike the earth with any plague, as often as they desire.
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