'Happen' in the Bible
The LORD told him, "This won't happen, because whoever kills you will suffer seven times the vengeance." Then the LORD placed a sign on Cain so that no one finding him would kill him.
"Do you happen to know Nahor's son Laban?" he inquired. "We do," they replied.
After all, how can I go back to my father if the young man doesn't accompany me? I'm afraid of what might happen to my father."
After this, Jacob called his sons together and told them, "Assemble yourselves around me so I can tell you all what is going to happen to you in the last days.
Then his sister positioned herself some distance away in order to find out what would happen to him.
Yet Pharaoh's heart was stubborn and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had said would happen.
Finally, he uttered this prophetic statement: "Ah, who can live, unless God makes it happen?
In your distress, when all these things happen to you in days to come and you return to the LORD your God, then you will hear his voice.
Be careful not to offer burnt offerings at any location you happen to see
"When all these things happen to you both the blessings and the curses that I've presented to you and you take them seriously in all the nations where the LORD your God will deport you,
if it weren't for dreading the taunting of their enemies otherwise, their adversary might misinterpret and say, "Our power is great. It isn't the LORD who made all of this happen."'"
"Look here: today I'm going down the path that everyone on earth takes, and you know with all your hearts and souls that not a single word of all of the good things that the LORD your God spoke about you has failed to happen. Everything has been fulfilled about you not one of them has failed.
While the descendants of Benjamin were learning that the Israelis had gone up to Mizpah, the Israelis asked, "Somebody tell us how this evil could happen?"
But Joab replied, "May the LORD your God increase the population of the people a hundredfold while your majesty the king is still alive to see it happen! But why does your majesty the king want to do this?"
I certainly did tell you in the name of the LORD God of Israel, "Your son Solomon will be king after me and will sit on my throne in my place.' I'm certainly going to make this happen today!"
"Amen!" replied Jehoiada's son Benaiah to the king. "May the LORD God of your majesty make this happen!
Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."
"That's a hard thing to ask for," Elijah answered, "but if you see me while I'm being taken from you, it will happen for you. But if you don't see me, it won't happen."
But the royal attendant on whom the king depended responded to the man of God: "Look here! Even if the LORD were to open a window in the sky, how could this happen?" He replied, "No, you look! You'll see it with your eyes, but you won't eat any of it!"
But the royal attendant on whom the king depended responded to the man of God: "Look here! Even if the LORD were to make a window in the sky, how could this happen?" He replied, "No, you look! You'll see it with your eyes, but you won't eat any of it!"
Nebuchadnezzar carried off from there all of the treasures of the LORD's Temple, along with the treasures in the king's palace. He cut into pieces all the gold vessels in the LORD's Temple that King Solomon of Israel had made, just as the LORD had said would happen.
Look what's going to happen! The LORD is going to strike your people, your children, your wives, and everything you own with a massive tragedy.
Indeed, how can I bear to see this disaster happen to my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my kinsmen?"
because he repays a person for his behavior; and according to a person's conduct, he lets it happen to him.
Whatever has happened, will happen again; whatever has been done, will be done again. There is nothing new on earth.
Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. Therefore what's the point in being so wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless.
For he has absolutely no knowledge what will happen, since who can declare to him when it will come about?
The fool overflows with words, and no one can predict what will happen. As to what will happen after him, who can explain it?
who say: "Let God be quick, let him speed up his work so we may see it! Let it happen! let the plan of the Holy One of Israel draw near, so we may recognize it!'"
"But this is what the Lord GOD has to say: ""It won't take place. It won't ever happen.
When the evening arrives, watch out sudden terror! By morning they will be there no longer! So it will be for those who plunder us and what will happen to those who rob us."
It will happen at that time that Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years, the span of a king's life. Then, at the end of those 70 years, it will turn out for Tyre as in the prostitute's song:
""Didn't you hear how in the distant past I decided to do it, how I planned from days of old? Now I've made it happen that fortified cities become devastated, besieged heaps.
Let them approach and ask us, "What will happen? As to the former things, what were they? Tell us, so that we may consider them and know. Or the latter things or the things to come let us hear.
Who is like me? Let him proclaim and declare it, and lay it out for himself since he made an ancient people. And let him speak future events; let them tell him what will happen.
I am calling a bird of prey from the east, and from a far country a man with his purpose. Indeed, I've spoken; I will certainly make it happen; I've planned it; and I will certainly carry it out.
according to your multiple schemes. Let them stand up now those who conjure the heavens and gaze at the stars, predicting at the new moons and save you from what is about to happen to them.
The prophets are nothing but wind, and the word is not in them. So may the disaster happen to them!'"
Therefore, hear, nations, and know, congregation, what will happen to them.
They came and took possession of it, but they didn't obey you or walk according to your Law. They didn't do what you commanded them to do, so you caused all this calamity to happen to them.
"Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Look, I'm going to fulfill my promise against this city for disaster rather than for good, and on that day it will happen before your eyes.
Tell them, "I'm a sign for you. Just as I enacted it, it's going to happen to them. They'll go into exile and captivity.
"Son of Man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who even now are prophesying, and tell those prophets that keep on prophesying according to what they wish would happen, "Listen to what the LORD says.'"
You took some of your clothes and made gaily-colored high places and prostituted yourself all around them something which had never happened before nor will ever happen again.
The thing that you're imagining is never going to happen, since you're thinking, "We'll be like the nations, like the clans of other lands who serve gods made from wood and stone."'"
A ruin! A ruin! I'm bringing about ruin!' But this also will not happen until he who has authority over it arrives, because I'll give it to him."
These things will happen to you because of your sexual immorality that was patterned after what the nations do. You've been defiled by their idols.
""I, the LORD have spoken. It will happen, because I'm going to do it. I won't hold back, have compassion, or change my mind. They'll judge you according to your ways and deeds,' declares the Lord GOD."
and it will become a place where nets will be spread out right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Because I have declared this to happen,' declares the Lord GOD, "Tyre will be treated as the spoils of war by the invading nations.
"This is what the Lord GOD says: "This is what's going to happen on the very day that you begin your invasion: You'll be thinking, making evil plans,
You will fall dead in the open fields, because I have ordered this to happen,' declares the Lord GOD.
Pay attention! It's coming and will certainly happen,' declares the Lord GOD. "This will be the day about which I've spoken!'"'"
"None of the advisors, enchanters, diviners, or astrologers can explain the secret that the king has requested to be made known. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he is making known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days.
"While you were in bed, the dream and the visions that came to your head were as follows: Your majesty, when you were in bed, thoughts came to your mind about what would happen in the future, and the Revealer of Secrets has made known to you what will take place.
"Pay attention! I'm going to brief you about what will happen at the end of the period of wrath, because its end is appointed. The ram that you saw with a pair of horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
Now I've come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the days to come, because the vision pertains to those days.'
The same will happen to you, Bethel, because of your great evil early one morning the king of Israel will be totally silenced."
"Pursue good and not evil, so that you may live, and this is what will happen: The LORD God of the Heavenly Armies will be with you, as you have been claiming.
So the LORD relented from this. "This will not happen," said the LORD.
So the LORD relented from this. "This will not happen, either," said the Lord GOD.
Then Jonah left the city and sat down on the eastern side. There he made a shelter for himself and sat down under its shade to see what would happen to the city.
Her leaders judge for the money, her priests teach only when they're paid, and her prophets prophesy for cash. Even so, don't they all rely on the LORD as they ask, "The LORD is among us, is he not? Nothing bad can possibly happen to us!'
"And you, watchtower of the flock, you stronghold of the daughter of Zion, it will happen even to you: The former dominion, even the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem, will come.
Ashkelon will see it happen and will be terrified; Gaza will tremble greatly. Ekron will be ashamed of her expectations, Gaza's king will perish, and Ashkelon will become uninhabited.
Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and settle there. And so the final condition of that person becomes worse than the first. That's just what will happen to this evil generation!"
Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "God be merciful to you, Lord! This must never happen to you!"
How terrible it will be for the world due to its temptations to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!
Jesus answered them, "I tell all of you with certainty, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you be able to do what has been done to the fig tree, but you will also say to this mountain, "Be removed and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen.
I tell all of you with certainty, all these things will happen to those living today."
because at that time there will be great suffering, the kind that hasn't happened from the beginning of the world until now and certainly won't ever happen again.
I tell all of you with certainty, this generation won't disappear until these things happen.
But they kept saying, "This must not happen during the festival. Otherwise, there'll be a riot among the people."
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say this must happen?"
Once again, Jesus took the Twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to him. "Pay attention! We're going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and the scribes, and they'll condemn him to death. Then they'll hand him over to the unbelievers,
I tell all of you with certainty, if anyone says to this mountain, "Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' if he doesn't 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 these things will be put into effect?"
because those days will be a time of suffering, a kind that has not happened from the beginning of God's creation until now, and certainly will never happen again.
because they kept saying, "This must not happen during the festival. Otherwise, there'll be a riot among the people."
Mary asked the angel, "How can this happen, since I have not had relations with a man?"
Then Mary said, "Truly I am the Lord's servant. Let everything you have said happen to me." Then the angel left her.
Why should this happen to me, to have the mother of my Lord visit me?
He will come and destroy those farmers and give the vineyard to others." Those who heard him said, "That must never happen!"
And if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
Later on, Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, "Look! You have become well. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."
I'm telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen, you may believe that I AM.
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen, went forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"
Simon answered, "Both of you pray to the Lord for me that none of the things you have said will happen to me."
So be careful that what the prophets said doesn't happen to you:
And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
I've had help from God to this day, and so I stand here to testify to both the powerful and the lowly alike, stating only what the prophets and Moses said would happen
They were expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
However, this will happen to each person in the proper order: first the Messiah, then those who belong to the Messiah when he comes.
"If it is hard for the righteous person to be saved, what will happen to the ungodly and sinful person?"
and if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them by burning them to ashes, making them an example to ungodly people of what is going to happen to them;
This is the revelation of Jesus the Messiah, which God gave him to show his servants the things that must happen soon. He made it known by sending his messenger to his servant John,
Therefore, write down what you have seen, what is, and what is going to happen after this.
After these things, I saw a door standing open in heaven. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this."
He told me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord God of the spirits and of the prophets has sent his messenger to show his servants the things that must happen soon."
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