'Closer' in the Bible
Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come closer so I can touch you, my son. Are you really my son Esau or not?”
So Jacob came closer to his father Isaac. When he touched him, he said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
"Come closer to me," Isaac replied, "so I can eat some of the game, my son, and then bless you." So Jacob came closer, and Isaac ate. Jacob also brought wine so his father could drink.
Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come closer and kiss me, my son.”
So he came closer and kissed him. When Isaac smelled his clothes, he blessed him and said:Ah, the smell of my sonis like the smell of a fieldthat the Lord has blessed.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they came closer. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
Joseph positioned them; he put Ephraim on his right hand across from Israel's left hand, and Manasseh on his left hand across from Israel's right hand. Then Joseph brought them closer to his father.
“Do not come closer,” He said. “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
When Pharaoh got closer, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians marching after them, and they were terrified. The Israelites cried out to the Lord,
Then Joshua told the Israelites, “Come closer and listen to the words of the Lord your God.”
Yes, it is true that I am a family redeemer, but there is a redeemer closer than I am.
The cliff to the north was closer to Micmash, the one to the south closer to Geba.
The Philistine came closer and closer to David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.
When the Philistine got up and came closer to meet David, David quickly ran to the battle line to meet the Philistine.
He called out and told the king.The king said, “If he’s alone, he bears good news.”As the first runner came closer,
Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me," so all the people came closer to him. He repaired the altar of Yahweh [that had been] destroyed.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
When the days grew closer for Jesus to be taken up to heaven, he was determined to continue his journey to Jerusalem.
When he came closer and saw the city, he began to grieve over it:
However, food will not bring us closer to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat food that has been offered to an idol, and no better off if we do.