'Future' in the Bible
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all future generations:
In the future when you come to check on my wages, my honesty will testify for me. If I have any female goats that are not speckled or spotted, or any lambs that are not black, they will be considered stolen.”
“In the future, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘By the strength of His hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
Now I am going back to my people, but first, let me warn you what these people will do to your people in the future.”
Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem:Amalek was first among the nations,but his future is destruction.
“When your son asks you in the future, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?’
“Future generations of your children who follow you and the foreigner who comes from a distant country will see the plagues of the land and the sicknesses the Lord has inflicted on it.
For I know that after my death you will become completely corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. Disaster will come to you in the future, because you will do what is evil in the Lord’s sight, infuriating Him with what your hands have made.”
so that this will be a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’
and he said to the Israelites, “In the future, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What is the meaning of these stones?’
We actually did this from a specific concern that in the future your descendants might say to our descendants, ‘What relationship do you have with the Lord, the God of Israel?
Instead, it is to be a witness between us and you, and between the generations after us, so that we may carry out the worship of the Lord in His presence with our burnt offerings, sacrifices, and fellowship offerings. Then in the future, your descendants will not be able to say to our descendants, ‘You have no share in the Lord!’
We thought that if they said this to us or to our generations in the future, we would reply: Look at the replica of the Lord’s altar that our fathers made, not for burnt offering or sacrifice, but as a witness between us and you.
This was to teach the future generations of the Israelites how to fight in battle, especially those who had not fought before.
What You have done so far was a little thing to You, Lord God, for You have also spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. And this is a revelation for mankind, Lord God.
This was a little thing to You, God, for You have spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. You regard me as a man of distinction,Lord God.
What strength do I have that I should continue to hope?What is my future, that I should be patient?
Lord, You are my portionand my cup of blessing;You hold my future.
Watch the blameless and observe the upright,for the man of peace will have a future.
But transgressors will all be eliminated;the future of the wicked will be destroyed.
note its ramparts; tour its citadelsso that you can tell a future generation:
We must not hide them from their children,but must tell a future generationthe praises of the Lord,His might, and the wonderful worksHe has performed.
so that a future generation—children yet to be born—might know.They were to rise and tell their children
For then you will have a future,and your hope will never fade.
realize that wisdom is the same for you.If you find it, you will have a future,and your hope will never fade.
For the evil have no future;the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.
Go now, write it on a tablet in their presenceand inscribe it on a scroll;it will be for the future,forever and ever.
“Let them come and tell uswhat will happen.Tell us the past events,so that we may reflect on themand know the outcome,or tell us the future.
Who among you will pay attention to this?Let him listen and obey in the future.
Who, like Me, can announce the future?Let him say so and make a case before Me,since I have established an ancient people.Let these gods declare the coming things,and what will take place.
For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Then I thought: My future is lost,as well as my hope from the Lord.
Your Majesty, while you were in your bed, thoughts came to your mind about what will happen in the future. The revealer of mysteries has let you know what will happen.
You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, fired clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation certain.”
The vision of the evenings and the morningsthat has been told is true.Now you must seal up the visionbecause it refers to many days in the future.”
“You have said it,” Jesus told him. “But I tell you, in the future you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
And as for what you sow—you are not sowing the future body, but only a seed, perhaps of wheat or another grain.
There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.
Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s household, as a testimony to what would be said in the future.