'Happened' in the Bible
So Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar, her Egyptian slave, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife for him. This happened after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan 10 years.
When Laban heard the news about his sister’s son Jacob, he ran to meet him, hugged him, and kissed him. Then he took him to his house, and Jacob told him all that had happened.
When they reached their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them:
“This is what happened when we went back to your servant my father: We reported your words to him.
On the trip, at an overnight campsite, it happened that the Lord confronted him and sought to put him to death.
When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!”
They said to me, ‘Make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!’
But Aaron replied to Moses, “See, today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord. Since these things have happened to me, if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been acceptable in the Lord’s sight?”
The entire Israelite community and the foreigner who resides among them will be forgiven, since it happened to all the people unintentionally.
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him.
“Indeed, ask about the earlier days that preceded you, from the day God created man on the earth and from one end of the heavens to the other: Has anything like this great event ever happened, or has anything like it been heard of?
you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened among you,
and if you are told or hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,
Then the men returned, came down from the hill country, and crossed the Jordan. They went to Joshua son of Nun and reported everything that had happened to them.
Gideon said to Him, “Please Sir, if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened? And where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about? They said, ‘Hasn’t the Lord brought us out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and handed us over to Midian.”
And that is what happened. When he got up early in the morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung dew out of it, filling a bowl with water.
Everyone who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or has been seen since the day the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt to this day. Think it over, discuss it, and speak up!”
So Ruth left and entered the field to gather grain behind the harvesters. She happened to be in the portion of land belonging to Boaz, who was from Elimelech’s family.
they panicked. “The gods have entered their camp!” they said. “Woe to us, nothing like this has happened before.
The man said to Eli, “I’m the one who came from the battle. I fled from there today.”“What happened, my son?” Eli asked.
Then watch: If it goes up the road to its homeland toward Beth-shemesh, it is the Lord who has made this terrible trouble for us. However, if it doesn’t, we will know that it was not His hand that punished us—it was just something that happened to us by chance.”
When these signs have happened to you, do whatever your circumstances require because God is with you.
Everyone who knew him previously and saw him prophesy with the prophets asked each other, “What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”
Saul did not say anything that day because he thought, “Something unexpected has happened; he must be ceremonially unclean—yes, that’s it, he is unclean.”
“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” he replied, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear. At that very moment the chariots and the cavalry were closing in on him.
Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.
Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:We have no portion in David,no inheritance in Jesse’s son.Each man to his tent, Israel!
Ahaziah died according to the word of the Lord that Elijah had spoken. Since he had no son, Joram became king in his place. This happened in the second year of Judah’s King Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat.
This is what happened to him: the people trampled him in the gateway, and he died.
This disaster happened because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they had worshiped other gods.
Indeed, this happened to Judah at the Lord’s command to remove them from His sight. It was because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all he had done,
So when Jehu executed judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the rulers of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s brothers who were serving Ahaziah, and he killed them.
When the ambassadors of Babylon’s rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart.
After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt—though You, our God, have punished us less than our sins deserve and have allowed us to survive—
Mordecai told him everything that had happened as well as the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay the royal treasury for the slaughter of the Jews.
Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai is Jewish, and you have begun to fall before him, you won’t overcome him, because your downfall is certain.”
The king’s command and law went into effect on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar. On the day when the Jews’ enemies had hoped to overpower them, just the opposite happened. The Jews overpowered those who hated them.
For this reason these days are called Purim, from the word Pur.Because of all the instructions in this letter as well as what they had witnessed and what had happened to them,
Now when Job’s three friends—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
For the thing I feared has overtaken me,and what I dreaded has happened to me.
But now that this has happened to you,you have become exhausted.It strikes you, and you are dismayed.
All this has happened to us,but we have not forgotten Youor betrayed Your covenant.
All this happenedso that they might keep His statutesand obey His instructions.Hallelujah!
And the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Look, this is what has happened to those we relied on and fled to for help to rescue us from the king of Assyria! Now, how will we escape?’”
The past events have indeed happened.Now I declare new events;I announce them to you before they occur.”
These two things have happened to you:devastation and destruction,famine and sword.Who will grieve for you?How can I comfort you?
And when you ask yourself,“Why have these things happened to me?”It is because of your great guiltthat your skirts have been stripped off,your body exposed.
Look! Siege ramps have come against the city to capture it, and the city, as a result of the sword, famine, and plague, has been handed over to the Chaldeans who are fighting against it. What You have spoken has happened. Look, You can see it!
Jeremiah remained in the guard’s courtyard until the day Jerusalem was captured, and he was there when it happened.
and the Lord has fulfilled it. He has done just what He decreed. Because you people have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed Him, this thing has happened.
Stand by the highway and look,resident of Aroer!Ask him who is fleeing or her who is escaping:What happened?
?MemYet it happened because of the sins of her prophetsand the guilt of her priests,who shed the blood of the righteouswithin her.
Yahweh, remember what has happened to us.Look, and see our disgrace!
You took some of your garments and made colorful high places for yourself, and you engaged in prostitution on them. These places should not have been built, and this should never have happened!
You also set before them as a pleasing aroma the food I gave you—the fine flour, oil, and honey that I fed you. That is what happened.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
This happened so that no trees planted beside water would become great in height and set their tops among the clouds, and so that no other well-watered trees would reach them in height. For they have all been consigned to death, to the underworld, among the people who descend to the Pit.
Hear this, you elders;listen, all you inhabitants of the land.Has anything like this ever happened in your daysor in the days of your ancestors?
My people,remember what Balak king of Moab proposed,what Balaam son of Beor answered him,and what happened from the Acacia Grove to Gilgalso that you may acknowledgethe Lord’s righteous acts.
Then the men who tended them fled. They went into the city and reported everything—especially what had happened to those who were demon-possessed.
When the other slaves saw what had taken place, they were deeply distressed and went and reported to their master everything that had happened.
The same happened to the second also, and the third, and so to all seven.
But all this has happened so that the prophetic Scriptureswould be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away.
When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”
As they were on their way, some of the guards came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
The men who tended them ran off and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.
The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and told about the pigs.
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.
it happened that he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense.
When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
When the men who tended them saw what had happened, they ran off and reported it in the town and in the countryside.
Then people went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man the demons had departed from, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
Her parents were astounded, but He instructed them to tell no one what had happened.
A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
When the centurion saw what happened, he began to glorify God, saying, “This man really was righteous!”
Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So he went home, amazed at what had happened.
The one named Cleopas answered Him, “Are You the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that happened there in these days?”
But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. Besides all this, it’s the third day since these things happened.
Then they began to describe what had happened on the road and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
All this happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
But this happened so that the statement written in their scripture might be fulfilled:They hated Me for no reason.
For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:Not one of His bones will be broken.
and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.
There was an interval of about three hours; then his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.
“Now this happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again into heaven.
Then the proconsul, seeing what happened, believed and was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.
The same thing happened in Iconium; they entered the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed.
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.
In fact, we run a risk of being charged with rioting for what happened today, since there is no justification that we can give as a reason for this disorderly gathering.”
Publius’s father was in bed suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went to him, and praying and laying his hands on him, he healed him.
Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
What happened to this sense of being blessed you had? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has actually resulted in the advance of the gospel,
In fact, when we were with you, we told you previously that we were going to suffer persecution, and as you know, it happened.
None of this happened without an oath. For others became priests without an oath,