'Forward' in the Bible
Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
They brought what Moses had commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the whole community came forward and stood before the Lord.
So they came forward and carried them in their tunics outside the camp, as Moses had said.
“The priest is to bring her forward and have her stand before the Lord.
Then the Lord descended in a pillar of cloud, stood at the entrance to the tent, and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them came forward,
When you are about to engage in battle, the priest is to come forward and address the army.
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, will come forward, for Yahweh your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name, and they are to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.
He said to the people, “Move forward, march around the city, and have the armed troops go ahead of the ark of the Lord.”
After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the Lord moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them.
In the morning you must present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe the Lord selects is to come forward clan by clan. The clan the Lord selects is to come forward family by family. The family the Lord selects is to come forward man by man.
Joshua got up early the next morning. He had Israel come forward tribe by tribe, and the tribe of Judah was selected.
He had the clans of Judah come forward, and the Zerahite clan was selected. He had the Zerahite clan come forward by heads of families, and Zabdi was selected.
He then had Zabdi’s family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was selected.
When they had brought the kings to him, Joshua summoned all the men of Israel and said to the military commanders who had accompanied him, “Come here and put your feet on the necks of these kings.” So the commanders came forward and put their feet on their necks.
Then Abimelech and the units that were with him rushed forward and took their stand at the entrance of the city gate. The other two units rushed against all who were in the countryside and struck them down.
Samuel had all the tribes of Israel come forward, and the tribe of Benjamin was selected.
Then he had the tribe of Benjamin come forward by its clans, and the Matrite clan was selected. Finally, Saul son of Kish was selected. But when they searched for him, they could not find him.
So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.
Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.
While he was speaking with them, suddenly the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came forward from the Philistine battle line and shouted his usual words, which David heard.
When the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly to the battle line to meet the Philistine.
So Saul watched David jealously from that day forward.
And it has been so from that day forward. David established this policy as a law and an ordinance for Israel and it continues to this very day.
“Then a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will entice him.’
“Then a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will entice him.’“The Lord asked him, ‘How?’
Malicious witnesses come forward;they question me about things I do not know.
Let your eyes look forward;fix your gaze straight ahead.
Yet they didn’t listen or pay attention but followed their own advice and according to their own stubborn, evil heart. They went backward and not forward.
From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am Yahweh their God.
Some Chaldeans took this occasion to come forward and maliciously accuse the Jews.
“Consider carefully from this day forward; from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid; consider it carefully.
Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, “Look up and see what this is that is approaching.”
But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward
Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
The first came forward and said, ‘Master, your mina has earned 10 more minas.’
who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.
Then some from what is called the Freedmen’s Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and disputed with Stephen.
Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead,
For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
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