'Happen' in the Bible
But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, “Something might happen to him.”
Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.
Then his sister stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him.
But if he didn’t intend any harm, and yet God caused it to happen by his hand, I will appoint a place for you where he may flee.
The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? You will see whether or not what I have promised will happen to you.”
“When all these things happen to you—the blessings and curses I have set before you—and you come to your senses while you are in all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,
So Naomi said to her daughter-in-law Ruth, “My daughter, it is good for you to work with his female servants, so that nothing will happen to you in another field.”
Then Saul swore to her by the Lord: “As surely as the Lord lives, nothing bad will happen to you because of this.”
The king asked the Cushite, “Is the young man Absalom all right?”The Cushite replied, “May what has become of the young man happen to the enemies of my lord the king and to all who rise up against you with evil intent.”
I’m certain my lord the king would not have let this happen without letting your servant know who will sit on my lord the king’s throne after him.”
for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen.”
Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”
Then the captain, the king’s right-hand man, responded to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord were to make windows in heaven, could this really happen?”Elisha announced, “You will in fact see it with your own eyes, but you won’t eat any of it.”
this captain had answered the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord were to make windows in heaven, could this really happen?” Elisha had said, “You will in fact see it with your own eyes, but you won’t eat any of it.”
Be quiet, and I will speak.Let whatever comes happen to me.
He causes this to happen for punishment,for His land, or for His faithful love.
So I said to myself, “What happens to the fool will also happen to me. Why then have I been overly wise?” And I said to myself that this is also futile.
I have seen that there is nothing better than for a person to enjoy his activities because that is his reward. For who can enable him to see what will happen after he dies?
For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?
Yet no one knows what will happen because who can tell him what will happen?
Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.
Yet the fool multiplies words.No one knows what will happen,and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?
Give a portion to seven or even to eight,for you don’t know what disaster may happen on earth.
This is what the Lord God says:It will not happen; it will not occur.
Devise a plan; it will fail.Make a prediction; it will not happen.For God is with us.
The Lord of Hosts has sworn:As I have purposed, so it will be;as I have planned it, so it will happen.
On that day Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years—the life span of one king. At the end of 70 years, what the song says about the prostitute will happen to Tyre:
“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.
This is what the Lord,the Holy One of Israel and its Maker, says:“Ask Me what is to happen to My sons,and instruct Me about the work of My hands.
These two things will happen to yousuddenly, in one day:loss of children and widowhood.They will happen to you in their entirety,in spite of your many sorceriesand the potency of your spells.
But disaster will happen to you;you will not know how to avert it.And it will fall on you,but you will be unable to ward it off.Devastation will happen to you suddenlyand unexpectedly.
You are worn out with your many consultations.So let them stand and save you—the astrologers, who observe the stars,who predict monthlywhat will happen to you.
They have contradicted the Lordand insisted, “It won’t happen.Harm won’t come to us;we won’t see sword or famine.”
The prophets become only wind,for the Lord’s word is not in them.This will in fact happen to them.
“When you say, ‘Let us be like the nations, like the peoples of other countries, worshiping wood and stone,’ what you have in mind will never happen.
And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ then say: Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will become weak. Every spirit will be discouraged, and every knee will turn to water. Yes, it is coming and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
A ruin, a ruin,I will make it a ruin!Yet this will not happenuntil He comes;I have given the judgment to Him.
You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the last days, Gog, that I will bring you against My land so that the nations may know Me, when I show Myself holy through you in their sight.
Yes, it is coming, and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “This is the day I have spoken about.
yet he said to Daniel, “My lord the king assigned your food and drink. I’m afraid of what would happen if he saw your faces looking thinner than those of the other young men your age. You would endanger my life with the king.”
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these:
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.”
and said, “I am here to tell you what will happen at the conclusion of the time of wrath, because it refers to the appointed time of the end.
Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the last days, for the vision refers to those days.”
The same judgment will happento both people and priests.I will punish them for their waysand repay them for their deeds.
The Lord relented concerning this. “It will not happen,” He said.
The Lord relented concerning this. “This will not happen either,” said the Lord God.
Jonah left the city and sat down east of it. He made himself a shelter there and sat in its shade to see what would happen to the city.
All this will happen because of Jacob’s rebellionand the sins of the house of Israel.What is the rebellion of Jacob?Isn’t it Samaria?And what is the high place of Judah?Isn’t it Jerusalem?
People who are far off will come and build the Lord’s temple, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me to you. This will happen when you fully obey the Lord your God.”
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, “Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to You!”
While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?”
They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. They were astonished, but those who followed Him were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, He began to tell them the things that would happen to Him.
I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
“Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to take place?”
Pray it won’t happen in winter.
How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?”
For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
If I have told you about things that happen on earth and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about things of heaven?
After this, Jesus found him in the temple complex and said to him, “See, you are well. Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn’t happen to you.”
“I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He.
I have told you now before it happens so that when it does happen you may believe.
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?”
“Please pray to the Lord for me,” Simon replied, “so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
So beware that what is said in the prophets does not happen to you:
They expected that he would swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
But I have used none of these rights, and I have not written this to make it happen that way for me. For it would be better for me to die than for anyone to deprive me of my boast!
the light of a lampwill never shine in you again;and the voice of a groom and bridewill never be heard in you again.All this will happenbecause your merchantswere the nobility of the earth,because all the nations were deceivedby your sorcery,
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