'Down' in the Bible
My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which,
(This man then indeed got a field with the reward of iniquity, and, having fallen down headlong, burst in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
beginning from His baptism by John down to the day on which He was taken up again from us into Heaven--one should be appointed to become a witness with us as to His resurrection."
For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state].
And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.
For we heard him say that Jesus, this Nazarene, will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us."
And Joseph sent and called down to him his father Jacob and all his kindred, seventy-five souls.
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
When he saw one of them being mistreated, he came to his rescue and avenged the oppressed man by striking down the Egyptian.
I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
This is he who in the assembly in the wilderness (desert) was the go-between for the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and our forefathers, and he received living oracles (words that still live) to be handed down to us.
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, "Look, there's water! What would keep me from being baptized?" [
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message.
I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
"As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning.
When they heard this, they calmed down, and praised God by saying, "So God has given repentance that leads to life even to gentiles."
In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
And having passed through a first and second guard, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which opened to them of itself; and going forth they went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.
And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
Therefore, at a set time Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the royal seat, and made a speech to them.
Immediately the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not give glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they came down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
And now, see, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind and not able to see the sun for a time. And straight away a dark mist came down on him; and he went about looking for a guide.
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
and afterwards He gave them judges down to the time of the Prophet Samuel.
And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
Now in Lystra there was a man sitting down who couldn't use his feet. He had been crippled from birth and had never walked.
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.
And [Paul] went down to Derbe and also to Lystra. A disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer [she had become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and the Author of eternal salvation, and yielded obedience to Him]; but [Timothy's] father was a Greek.
having come down to Mysia, they attempted to go to Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
opening and laying down that the Christ must have suffered and risen up from among the dead, and that this is the Christ, Jesus whom I announce to you.
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
Then the brethren promptly sent Paul down to the sea-coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind.
When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that the Messiah is Jesus.
So he settled down among them for a year and six months, teaching the Word of God [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God].
and he came down to Ephesus, and did leave them there, and he himself having entered into the synagogue did reason with the Jews:
And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul went through the upper inland districts and came down to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
and not only is this department in danger for us of coming into disregard, but also, that of the great goddess Artemis the temple is to be reckoned for nothing, and also her greatness is about to be brought down, whom all Asia and the world doth worship.'
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
specially pained by the word which he had said, that they would no more see his face. And they went down with him to the ship.
And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
And we, having finished the course, from Tyre came down to Ptolemais, and having saluted the brethren, we remained one day with them;
And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.
The tribune gave him permission, and Paul, standing on the steps, motioned for the people to be silent. When everyone had quieted down, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language:
And when I went down on the earth, a voice came to my ears saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would inquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would inquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
Wanting to know the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down before their Sanhedrin.
After five days Ananias the high priest came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. These men presented their case against Paul to the governor.
But this I confess to you, however, that in accordance with the Way [of the Lord], which they call a [heretical, division-producing] sect, I worship (serve) the God of our fathers, still persuaded of the truth of and believing in and placing full confidence in everything laid down in the Law [of Moses] or written in the prophets;
And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.
And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.
And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.
And certain days having passed, Agrippa the king, and Bernice, came down to Caesarea saluting Festus,
So they came here with me, and the next day without any delay I sat down in the judge's seat and ordered the man to be brought in.
I would even punish them frequently in every synagogue and try to make them blaspheme. Raging furiously against them, I would hunt them down even in distant cities.
And when we had all gone down on the earth, a voice came to me, saying in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly? It is hard for you to go against the impulse which is driving you.
And sailing down the side of it, as well as we were able, we came to a certain place named Fair Havens, near which was the town of Lasea.
And when the south wind came softly, being of the opinion that their purpose might be effected, they let the ship go and went sailing down the side of Crete, very near to the land.
But not long afterwards, a fierce wind called the "northeaster" rushed down from the island.
which having taken up, they were using helps, undergirding the ship, and fearing lest they may fall on the quicksand, having let down the mast -- so were borne on.
But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;
And they let down the lead, and saw that the sea was a hundred and twenty feet deep; and after a little time they did it again and it was ninety feet.
And [because they] were afraid lest somewhere we run aground against rough places, they threw down four anchors from the stern [and] prayed for day to come.
And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
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