116 occurrences in 12 translations

'Holding' in the Bible

And the man looked stedfastly on her, holding his peace, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, “If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the suffering we caused him.”

Furthermore I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.

But if you refuse to let them go and keep holding them,

Then he shall tear it open by its wings, but shall not sever it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma to the Lord.

But you, the [ones] holding fast to Yahweh your God, [are] all alive {today}.

Yes, if you diligently keep all this commandment that I [am] commanding you {to observe it}, by loving Yahweh your God {by walking in} all his ways and by holding fast to him,

by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

Now it happened that while Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and much to his amazement, he saw a man standing in front of him, holding a drawn sword in his hand! Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you one of us, or are you with our enemies?"

Joshua did not draw back his hand that was holding the sword until all the inhabitants of Ai were completely destroyed.

And the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars, holding in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow; and they cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Then Samson said to the boy who was holding his hand, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them.”

Then they put the ark of Yahweh on the utility cart with the container [holding] the gold mice and the images of their tumors.

The next day an evil spirit sent from God took control of Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing the lyre as usual, but Saul was holding a spear,

Now an evil spirit sent from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his palace holding a spear. David was playing the lyre,

He said, ‘Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the town, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if you are pleased with me, let me go so I can see my brothers.’ That’s why he didn’t come to the king’s table.”

Abigail returned to Nabal, and he was there in his house holding a festival like the festival of a king. Nabal's heart was glad, and he was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything at all until morning.

Amasa did not notice the sword that Joab was holding in his hand. Joab stabbed him in the abdomen, spilling his intestines to the ground in a single stroke and killing him. After this, Joab and his brother pursued Bichri's son Sheba.

"Go tell David, "This is what the LORD says: "I'm holding three choices out for you: pick one of them for yourself, and I will do it to you."'"

Then he made 10 bronze basins—each basin holding 220 gallons and each was six feet wide—one basin for each of the 10 water carts.

He said, "About this time next year you will be holding a son." She said, "No, my master! O prophet, do not lie to your servant!"

So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, conspired against Joram [to dethrone and kill him]. Now Joram with all Israel was protecting Ramoth-gilead against Hazael king of Aram (Syria),

The royal bodyguard took their stations, each holding his weapon in his hand. They lined up from the south side of the temple to the north side and stood near the altar and the temple, surrounding the king.

"Go and tell David, "This is what the LORD says: "I'm holding three choices out for you: pick one of them for yourself, and I will do it to you."'"

He placed the men at their posts, each holding his weapon in his hand. They lined up from the south side of the temple to the north side and stood near the altar and the temple, surrounding the king.

And Amaziah gathereth Judah, and appointeth them, according to the house of the fathers, for heads of the thousands, and for heads of the hundreds, for all Judah and Benjamin; and he inspecteth them from a son of twenty years and upward, and findeth them three hundred thousand chosen ones, going forth to the host, holding spear and target.

When the builders had laid the foundation of the Lord’s temple, the priests, dressed in their robes and holding trumpets, and the Levites descended from Asaph, holding cymbals, took their positions to praise the Lord, as King David of Israel had instructed.

From that day, half of my servants were working on craftsmanship, half were holding spears, small shields, bows, and breastplates. The commanders were behind the whole house of Judah.

Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.

So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out.

When the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, she won his favor, and the king extended to Esther the gold scepter that he was holding. Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!"

It said: "I removed the burden from his shoulder; his hands were released from holding the basket.

All day long he continues to crave, while the righteous person gives without holding back.

All of them holding sword, taught of battle, Each his sword by his thigh, for fear at night.

“Get out of the [true] way, turn aside from the path [of God],Stop bothering us with the Holy One of Israel.”

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

The Lord's sword is dripping with blood, it is covered with fat; it drips with the blood of young rams and goats and is covered with the fat of rams' kidneys. For the Lord is holding a sacrifice in Bozrah, a bloody slaughter in the land of Edom.

That kind of man (the idolater) feeds on ashes [and is satisfied with ashes]! A deceived mind has led him astray, so that he cannot save himself, or ask, “Is this thing [that I am holding] in my right hand not a lie?”

Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.

If I say, “I won’t mention Himor speak any longer in His name,”His message becomes a fire burning in my heart,shut up in my bones.I become tired of holding it in,and I cannot prevail.

He did this while the army of the king of Babylon was attacking Jerusalem and the cities of Lachish and Azekah. He was attacking these cities because they were the only fortified cities of Judah which were still holding out.

An Ethiopian, Ebed Melech, a court official in the royal palace, heard that Jeremiah had been put in the cistern. While the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate,

Thy terribleness hath lifted thee up, The pride of thy heart, O dweller in clefts of the rock, Holding the high place of the height, For thou makest high as an eagle thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.

The Lord who rules over all says, "The people of Israel are oppressed. So too are the people of Judah. All those who took them captive are holding them prisoners. They refuse to set them free.

And you, son of man, prophesy, and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to the {Ammonites} and concerning their disgrace,' and you must say, 'A sword, a sword [is] drawn for slaughtering; [it is] polished for holding, {for flashing like lightning},

And they will go down from their ships, all of [those] holding an oar, mariners, all of the seamen of the sea will stand on the land,

you are to tell them, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch me! I'm taking the baton that represents Joseph, which Ephraim is holding in his hand, along with his companions the tribes of Israel, and I'm going to join them with the baton that represents Judah. I'm making them a single baton, that is, a complete baton in my hand."

and I will turn you around, and I will place hooks in your cheeks, and I will bring you out and all of your horses and horsemen {fully armed}, all of them, great crowd, holding shield, and small shield, [and] holding swords, all of them.

The dry measure and the liquid measure will be uniform, with the liquid measure containing 5½ gallons and the dry measure holding half a bushel. Their measurement will be a tenth of the standard larger capacity measure.

They hate the one who reprimands [the unrighteous] in the [court held at the city] gate [regarding him as unreasonable and rejecting his reprimand],And they detest him who speaks [the truth] with integrity and honesty.

He showed me this: I saw the sovereign One standing by a tin wall holding tin in his hand.

Then I looked up to see two women coming forward with the wind filling their wings. (They had wings like those of a stork.) They took up the basket, holding it between the earth and sky.

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "There will yet be old men and old women sitting in the parks of Jerusalem, each one of them holding canes in their hands due to their old age!

and seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, seeing they were holding him as a prophet.

a woman came up to him holding an alabaster flask of very expensive perfumed oil, and poured [it] out on his head [while he] was reclining at table.

At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.

But some of the scribes were sitting there debating in their hearts [the implication of what He had said],

For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were having a conversation with Jesus.

But the man was saddened at Jesus’ words, and he left grieving, because he owned much property and had many possessions [which he treasured more than his relationship with God].

Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who are wealthy [and cling to possessions and status as security] to enter the kingdom of God!”

Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their powerful men exercise authority over them [tyrannizing them].

But if we may say, From men,' -- they were fearing the people, for all were holding John that he was indeed a prophet;

And [while] he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, [as] he was reclining for a meal, a woman came holding an alabaster flask of very costly perfumed oil of genuine nard. [After] breaking the alabaster flask, she poured [it] out on his head.

While he was holding on to Peter and John, all the people, greatly amazed, ran toward them in what is called Solomon’s Colonnade.

So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and other worshipers, as well as every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.

But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient [to the word of God], discrediting and speaking evil of the Way (Jesus, Christianity) before the congregation, Paul left them, taking the disciples with him, and went on holding daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus [instead of in the synagogue].

Then the soldiers cut the ropes holding the skiff and let it drop away.

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].

Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves [not me]! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?

Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure.

You know what it is that is now holding him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes.

For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.

which had the gold altar for incense and the Ark of the Covenant completely covered with gold. In it were the gold jar holding the manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the Tablets of the Covenant.

For I rejoiced exceedingly when the brethren came and bore testimony to thy holding fast the truth, even as thou walkest in truth.

To the messenger of the Ephesian assembly write: These things saith he who is holding the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the midst of the seven lamp-stands -- the golden:

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
κρατέω 
Krateo 
hold , take , lay hold on , hold fast , take by , lay hold upon , lay hand on ,
Usage: 33

מצדה מצוּדה מצוּד 
Matsuwd 
Usage: 22

ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take , take by , catch , take on , lay hold on , take hold of , lay hold upon
Usage: 19

הסה 
Hacah 
Usage: 8

חזק 
Chazaq 
Usage: 290

תּמך 
Tamak 
hold , uphold , retain , hold up ,
Usage: 21

κατέχω 
Katecho 
hold , hold fast , keep , possess , stay , take , have , make ,
Usage: 16

אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

בּצּרון 
Bitstsarown 
Usage: 1

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

חשׁה 
Chashah 
Usage: 15

חשׂך 
Chasak 
Usage: 28

ישׁט 
Yashat 
Usage: 3

כּוּל 
Kuwl 
Usage: 38

לכד 
Lakad 
Usage: 121

לפת 
Laphath 
Usage: 3

מבצרה מבצר 
Mibtsar 
Usage: 37

מעז מעז מעוּז מעוז 
Ma`owz 
Usage: 36

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

מצדה מצד מצד 
M@tsad 
Usage: 12

מצדה מצודה מצוד 
Matsowd 
Usage: 5

מצוּר מצור 
Matsowr 
Usage: 26

מצרה מצוּרה 
M@tsuwrah 
Usage: 8

נסג 
Nacag 
Usage: 9

נשׂג 
Nasag 
Usage: 50

סלע 
Cela` 
Usage: 60

סמך 
Camak 
Usage: 48

סעד 
Ca`ad 
Usage: 12

עפל 
`ophel 
Usage: 8

צריח 
Ts@riyach 
Usage: 4

קבל 
Qabal 
Usage: 13

תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65

ἀντέχομαι 
Antechomai 
hold to , support , holdfast ,
Usage: 2

ἐπέχω 
Epecho 
Usage: 5

ἡσυχάζω 
hesuchazo 
Usage: 5

σιγάω 
Sigao 
Usage: 9

σιωπάω 
Siopao 
Usage: 8

συνέχω 
sunecho 
be taken with , throng , straiten , keep in , hold , stop , press , lie sick of , constrain , be in a strait
Usage: 10

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

τήρησις 
Teresis 
Usage: 3

φιμόω 
Phimoo 
Usage: 4

φυλακή 
Phulake 
Usage: 35

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