'Force' in the Bible
Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'
But if the man find the lady who is pledged to be married in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only who lay with her shall die:
Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
If the man said to him, "Let the fat be burned first, and then take as much as your soul desires;" then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force."
She answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me! For no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Don't you do this folly.
Then when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.
He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat.
Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.
You haven't strengthened the diseased, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought back that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with rigor you have ruled over them.
Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;
From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
Jesus therefore, perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
When a great argument arose, the commanding officer, fearing that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.
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