83 occurrences

'Fast' in the Bible

For the Lord had closed fast the wombs of all in Abimelech's household because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns -- "it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me here in your presence as a burial place to which I may hold fast among you.

But you who clung fast to the Lord your God are alive, every one of you, this day.

And they said to him, No, we will bind you fast and give you into their hand; but surely we will not kill you. So they bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock.

And he said to her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that have not been used, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.

Then Absalom [unavoidably] met the servants of David. Absalom rode on a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and Absalom's head caught fast [in a fork] of the oak; and the mule under him ran away, leaving him hanging between the heavens and the earth.

And in the letters she said, Proclaim a fast and set Naboth up high among the people.

They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth on high among the people.

Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, Ride fast; do not slacken your pace for me unless I tell you.

Now Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him. And the king sent a man from before him [to behead Elisha]. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, See how this son of [Jezebel] a murderer is sending to remove my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold it fast against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet [just] behind him?

For he clung and held fast to the Lord and ceased not to follow Him, but kept His commandments, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Then Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself [determinedly, as his vital need] to seek the Lord; he proclaimed a fast in all Judah.

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight and right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.

I also held fast to the work on this wall; and we bought no land. And all my servants were gathered there for the work.

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast for me; and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. I also and my maids will fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.

On the third day [of the fast] Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the royal or inner court of the king's palace opposite his [throne room]. The king was sitting on his throne, facing the main entrance of the palace.

And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns all evil [because it is wrong]? And still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved Me against him to destroy him without cause.

Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; he shall hold fast to it, but it shall not last.

My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.

My uprightness and my right standing with God I hold fast and will not let them go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days and it shall not reproach me as long as I live.

When [heat has caused] the dust to run into a mass and the clods to cleave fast together?

For Your arrows have sunk into me and stick fast, and Your hand has come down upon me and pressed me sorely.

An evil disease, say they, is poured out upon him and cleaves fast to him; and now that he is bedfast, he will not rise up again.

My mercy and loving-kindness will I keep for him forevermore, and My covenant shall stand fast and be faithful with him.

They stand fast and are established forever and ever and are done in [absolute] truth and uprightness.

Your faithfulness is from generation to generation; You have established the earth, and it stands fast.

Those who trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast.

He taught me and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live.

Blessed, happy, and fortunate is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold of it and binds himself fast to it, who keeps sacred the Sabbath so as not to profane it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord to minister to Him and to love the name of the Lord and to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it and who holds fast My covenant [by conscientious obedience] -- "

Why have we fasted, they say, and You do not see it? Why have we afflicted ourselves, and You take no knowledge [of it]? Behold [O Israel], on the day of your fast [when you should be grieving for your sins], you find profit in your business, and [instead of stopping all work, as the law implies you and your workmen should do] you extort from your hired servants a full amount of labor.

[The facts are that] you fast only for strife and debate and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Fasting as you do today will not cause your voice to be heard on high.

Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?

[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?

Why then is this people of Jerusalem turned away with a perpetual turning away [from Me]? They hold fast to deceit (idolatry); they refuse to repent and return [to God].

Though they fast, I will not hear their cry; and though they offer burnt offering and cereal offering [without heartfelt surrender to Me, or by offering it too late], I will not accept them. But I will consume them by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.

And in the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, a fast was proclaimed before the Lord for all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came to Jerusalem from the cities of Judah.

Thus says the Lord of hosts: The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed together; all who took them captive have held them fast; they refuse to let them go.

But you [Daniel, who was now over ninety years of age], go your way until the end; for you shall rest and shall stand [fast] in your allotted place at the end of the days.

Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually!

Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land in the house of the Lord, your God, and cry to the Lord [in penitent pleadings].

Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast [a day of restraint and humility]; call a solemn assembly.

Then the mariners were afraid, and each man cried to his god; and they cast the goods that were in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep.

So the people of Nineveh believed in God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth [in penitent mourning], from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

The great day of the Lord is near -- "near and hastening fast. Hark! the voice of the day of the Lord! The mighty man [unable to fight or to flee] will cry then bitterly.

Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah times of joy and gladness and cheerful, appointed seasons; therefore [in order that this may happen to you, as the condition of fulfilling the promise] love truth and peace.

Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast?

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were observing a fast; and [some people] came and asked Jesus, Why are John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fasting, but Your disciples are not doing so?

Jesus answered them, Can the wedding guests fast (abstain from food and drink) while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and they will fast in that day.

But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; and then they will fast in those days.

So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.

And when the congregation of the synagogue dispersed, many of the Jews and the devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked to them and urged them to continue [to trust themselves to and to stand fast] in the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God.

But as [the season was well advanced, for] much time had been lost and navigation was already dangerous, for the time for the Fast [the Day of Atonement, about the beginning of October] had already gone by, Paul warned and advised them,

But striking a crosscurrent (a place open to two seas) they ran the ship aground. The prow stuck fast and remained immovable, and the stern began to break up under the violent force of the waves.

And by which you are saved, if you hold fast and keep firmly what I preached to you, unless you believed at first without effect and all for nothing.

Holding fast to faith ( that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.

He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].

But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father's] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].

Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].

This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].

I know where you live -- "a place where Satan sits enthroned. [Yet] you are clinging to and holding fast My name, and you did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed (martyred) in your midst -- "where Satan dwells.

Only hold fast to what you have until I come.

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Definition
Usage
מרחק 
merchaq 
Usage: 18

רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

שׁמן 
Shaman 
Usage: 4

μακράν 
Makran 
Usage: 7

προσπίπτω 
Prospipto 
Usage: 7

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
Usage: 11

חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid , far be it , be...far , Lord forbid ,
Usage: 20

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

מריא 
M@riy' 
Usage: 8

משׁמן 
Mashman 
Usage: 7

נבל 
Nabel 
Usage: 25

נפל 
N@phal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

ἀποδημέω 
Apodemeo 
Usage: 0

ἐκλύω 
Ekluo 
Usage: 4

ἐπιπίπτω 
Epipipto 
fall , fall on , press , lie
Usage: 12

καταβαίνω 
Katabaino 
Usage: 63

καταπίπτω 
Katapipto 
Usage: 2

κοιμάω 
Koimao 
sleep , fall asleep , be asleep , fall on sleep , be dead
Usage: 16

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

πατρῷος 
Patroos 
of fathers , of the fathers
Usage: 3

περιπίπτω 
Peripipto 
Usage: 2

H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

H2
אב 
'ab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

H6
אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

H75
אבס 
'abac 
Usage: 2

אדּיר 
'addiyr 
Usage: 27

אוב 
'owb 
Usage: 17

און 
'aven 
Usage: 79

אזל 
'azal 
gone , fail , gaddest about , to and fro , spent
Usage: 6

אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 8

אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

אמנה אמוּנה 
'emuwnah 
Usage: 49

אמן 
'aman 
Usage: 108

אמן 
'aman (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

אמת 
'emeth 
Usage: 127

אנף 
'anaph (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

אספּרנא 
'ocparna' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

אף 
'aph 
Usage: 276

אפס 
'aphec 
Usage: 5

אשׁם אשׁם 
'asham 
Usage: 35

אשׁם 
'ashem 
Usage: 3

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

בּקק 
Baqaq 
Usage: 9

בּרא 
Bara' 
Usage: 54

בּרח 
Barach 
Usage: 64

בּרי 
B@riy 
fat
Usage: 0

בּריא 
Bariy' 
Usage: 14

בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

גּעל 
Ga`al 
Usage: 10

דּבק 
Dabaq 
Usage: 54

דּד דּוד 
Dowd 
Usage: 61

דּודה 
Dowdah 
Usage: 3

דּוה 
Daveh 
Usage: 5

דּוּי 
Davvay 
Usage: 3

דּלל 
Dalal 
Usage: 9

דּמוּת 
D@muwth 
Usage: 25

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
fat
Usage: 3

דּשׁן 
Deshen 
Usage: 15

הלא 
Hala' 
Usage: 1

הנּה 
hennah 
Usage: 55

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

זוּר 
Zuwr 
Usage: 77

זנח 
Zanach 
Usage: 20

זרה 
Zarah 
Usage: 39

חדל 
Chadal 
Usage: 58

חטא 
Chata' 
Usage: 238

חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

חלב חלב 
Cheleb 
Usage: 92

חלץ 
Chalats 
Usage: 44

חם 
Cham 
father in law
Usage: 4

חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

חסד 
Checed 
Usage: 247

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 22

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

חפץ 
Chaphets 
delight , please , desire , will , pleasure , favour , like , moveth , would , at all
Usage: 76

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

טבע 
Taba` 
Usage: 10

טהר טהור 
Tahowr 
Usage: 95

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

טוּב 
Tuwb 
Usage: 32

טות 
T@vath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

טף 
Taph 
Usage: 42

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

יחמוּר 
Yachmuwr 
Usage: 2

יעף 
Ya`aph 
Usage: 9

יעף 
Ya`@ph 
Usage: 4

יפה 
Yaphah 
Usage: 8

יפה־פיּה 
Y@pheh-phiyah 
Usage: 1

יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

יצק 
Yatsaq 
Usage: 53