117 occurrences in 13 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 wrong 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,

And he shall split it open [holding it] by its wings, but shall not cut it in two. And the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet and satisfying odor 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 from God took control of Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing [the harp] as usual, but Saul was holding a spear,

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

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.

And so he brought him down, and behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and holding a feast because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines and out of the land of Judah.

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 son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, conspired against Joram [to dethrone and slay him]. Now Joram was holding Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, against Hazael king of 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.

Then they spurned and despised the pleasant and desirable land [Canaan]; they believed not His word [neither trusting in, relying on, nor holding to it];

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 out of the path, cease holding up before us 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 feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand 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 Him or 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 five and a half gallons and the dry measure [holding] half a bushel. Their measurement will be one-tenth of the standard larger capacity measure.

They hate him who reproves in the [city] gate [holding him as an abomination and rejecting his rebuke], and they abhor him who speaks uprightly.

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.

Now some of the scribes were sitting there, holding a dialogue with themselves as they questioned in their hearts,

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

And Elijah appeared [there] to them, accompanied by Moses, and they were holding [a protracted] conversation with Jesus.

At that saying the man's countenance fell and was gloomy, and he went away grieved and sorrowing, for he was holding great possessions.

And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the kingdom of God!

But Jesus called them to [Him] and said to them, You know that those who are recognized as governing and are supposed to rule the Gentiles (the nations) lord it over them [ruling with absolute power, holding them in subjection], and their great men exercise authority and dominion over 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 became more and more stubborn (hardened and unbelieving), discrediting and reviling and speaking evil of the Way [of the Lord] before the congregation, he separated himself from them, taking the disciples with him, and went on holding daily discussions in the lecture room of Tyrannus from about ten o'clock till three.

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

It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor).

Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [ not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you -- "unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?

if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.

And this is a cause of our mentioning you with pride among the churches (assemblies) of God for your steadfastness (your unflinching endurance and patience) and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecutions and crushing distresses and afflictions under which you are holding up.

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.

and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.

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.

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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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