'Force' in the Bible
And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her, then the man only that lay with her shall die;
And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
If the man said to him, They will immediately burn the fat entire, then take as thy soul desires; he would say to him, No, but thou shalt give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.
And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish, with a strong force, against king Hezekiah, to Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the fuller's field.
As soon as the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and made them cease by force and power.
And I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of a force and horsemen with me.
And the king returned out of the palace garden into the house of the banquet of wine, and Haman was fallen upon the couch on which Esther was. And the king said, Will he even force the queen before me in the house? The word went forth out of the king's mouth, and they covered Haman's face.
By their great force they have become my raiment; they bind me about as the collar of my coat.
Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly.
Behold, Jehovah will hurl thee with the force of a mighty man, and will cover thee entirely.
And the king of Assyria sent Rab-shakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem, to king Hezekiah, with a strong force. And he stood by the aqueduct of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field.
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of execration the land mourneth. The pastures of the wilderness are dried up; for their course is evil, and their force is not right.
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.
and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: he is risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power display their force in him.
For he with great force convinced the Jews publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
And a great tumult having arisen, the chiliarch, fearing lest Paul should have been torn in pieces by them, commanded the troop to come down and take him by force from the midst of them, and to bring him into the fortress.
but Lysias, the chiliarch, coming up, took him away with great force out of our hands,
And falling into a place where two seas met they ran the ship aground, and the prow having stuck itself fast remained unmoved, but the stern was broken by the force of the waves.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.
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