'Indeed' in the Bible
I will bless her; indeed, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will produce nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Your servant has indeed found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness by saving my life. But I can’t run to the mountains; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die.
I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.
When her time came to give birth, there were indeed twins in her womb.
Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably. “Who was it then,” he said, “who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it all before you came in, and I blessed him. Indeed, he will be blessed!”
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps.
But Jacob said, “No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, and it is like seeing God’s face, since you have accepted me.
“These men are peaceful toward us,” they said. “Let them live in our land and move about in it, for indeed, the region is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as our wives and give our daughters to them.
God also said to him:I am God Almighty.Be fruitful and multiply.A nation, indeed an assembly of nations,will come from you,and kings will descend from you.
His sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters, indeed all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt.
The men are shepherds; they also raise livestock. They have brought their sheep and cattle and all that they have.
He said, “Indeed, my hand is lifted up toward the Lord’s throne. The Lord will be at war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
The Lord also said to Moses: “I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.
Now if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, please teach me Your ways, and I will know You and find favor in Your sight. Now consider that this nation is Your people.”
Then he said, “My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession.”
It is a restitution offering; he is indeed guilty before the Lord.”
They reported to Moses: “We went into the land where you sent us. Indeed it is flowing with milk and honey, and here is some of its fruit.
I have indeed received a command to bless;since He has blessed, I cannot change it.
Indeed, the Lord’s hand was against them, to eliminate them from the camp until they had all perished.
Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’
“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?
The Lord also said to me, ‘I have seen this people, and indeed, they are a stiff-necked people.
The heavens, indeed the highest heavens, belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.
Indeed, you have not yet come into the resting place and the inheritance the Lord your God is giving you.
Indeed, you may eat it as the gazelle and deer are eaten; both the clean and the unclean may eat it.
“Indeed, you know how we lived in the land of Egypt and passed through the nations where you traveled.
The Lord your God will make you prosper abundantly in all the work of your hands with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your land’s produce. Indeed, the Lord will again delight in your prosperity, as He delighted in that of your fathers,
The Lord will indeed vindicate His peopleand have compassion on His servantswhen He sees that their strength is goneand no one is left—slave or free.
Indeed He loves the people.All Your holy ones are in Your hand,and they assemble at Your feet.Each receives Your words.
for indeed, you will conceive and give birth to a son. You must never cut his hair, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines.”
He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. Indeed, your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mindand have not disregarded His statutes.
I have indeed built an exalted temple for You,a place for Your dwelling forever.
But will God indeed live on earth?Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You,much less this temple I have built.
But I didn’t believe the reports until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, I was not even told half. Your wisdom and prosperity far exceed the report I heard.
You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident. Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall—you and Judah with you?”
therefore, I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place.’”Then they reported to the king.
In addition, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali came and brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen—abundant provisions of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine and oil, oxen, and sheep. Indeed, there was joy in Israel.
When they were few in number,very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan
Yahweh, You indeed are God, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.
But will God indeed live on earth with man?Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You,much less this temple I have built.
But I didn’t believe their reports until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, I was not even told half of your great wisdom! You far exceed the report I heard.
‘I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place and on its inhabitants.’”Then they reported to the king.
Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.
Indeed, the Israelite men have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has become mixed with the surrounding peoples. The leaders and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!”
Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, “Indeed, even if a fox climbed up what they are building, he would break down their stone wall!”
For my people and I have been sold out to destruction, death, and extermination. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept silent. Indeed, the trouble wouldn’t be worth burdening the king.”
Indeed, such is the dwelling of the unjust man,and this is the place of the one who does not know God.
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster,rescued from the day of wrath.
Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedlyand the Almighty does not pervert justice.
Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries,and the Almighty does not take note of it—
Indeed, He lured you from the jaws of distressto a spacious and unconfined place.Your table was spread with choice food.
The boundary lines have fallen for mein pleasant places;indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mindand have not disregarded His statutes.
Indeed, my life is consumed with griefand my years with groaning;my strength has failedbecause of my sinfulness,and my bones waste away.
You, indeed, have made my days short in length,and my life span as nothing in Your sight.Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor.Selah
“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,gathering possessionswithout knowing who will get them.
Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;I was sinful when my mother conceived me.
The pastures are clothed with flocksand the valleys covered with grain.They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.
BOOK III(Psalms 73–89)A psalm of Asaph. God is indeed good to Israel,to the pure in heart.
Indeed, You put them in slippery places;You make them fall into ruin.
Our lives last seventy yearsor, if we are strong, eighty years.Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.
For indeed, Lord, Your enemies—indeed, Your enemies will perish;all evildoers will be scattered.
When they were few in number,very few indeed,and temporary residents in Canaan,
Lord, I am indeed Your servant;I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant.You have loosened my bonds.
Turn away the disgrace I dread;indeed, Your judgments are good.
I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;indeed, they are the joy of my heart.
Indeed, the Protector of Israeldoes not slumber or sleep.
Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,children, a reward.
They have ears but cannot hear;indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.
My son, if your heart is wise,my heart will indeed rejoice.
indeed, she sets an ambush like a robberand increases those among men who are unfaithful.
Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: the righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands.People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.
Indeed, they will be ashamed of the sacred treesyou desired,and you will be embarrassed because of the gardensyou have chosen.
I heard the Lord of Hosts say:Indeed, many houses will become desolate,grand and lovely ones without inhabitants.
Indeed, God is my salvation;I will trust Him and not be afraid,for Yah, the Lord,is my strength and my song.He has become my salvation.”
Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellationswill not give their light.The sun will be dark when it rises,and the moon will not shine.
On that day”—the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“the peg that was driven into a firm place will give way, be cut off, and fall, and the load on it will be destroyed.” Indeed, the Lord has spoken.
The dead do not live;departed spirits do not rise up.Indeed, You have visited and destroyed them;You have wiped out all memory of them.
Indeed, all their tables are covered with vomit;there is no place without a stench.
Indeed, the bed is too short to stretch out on,and its cover too small to wrap up in.
So now, do not mock,or your shackles will become stronger.Indeed, I have heard from the Lord God of Hostsa decree of destruction for the whole land.
Indeed! Topheth has been readyfor the king for a long time now.Its funeral pyre is deep and wide,with plenty of fire and wood.The breath of the Lord, like a torrent of brimstone,kindles it.
Indeed, a king will reign righteously,and rulers will rule justly.
for the ground of my peoplegrowing thorns and briers,indeed, for every joyous house in the joyful city.
The desert creatures will meet hyenas,and one wild goat will call to another.Indeed, the screech owl will stay thereand will find a resting place for herself.
The sand partridge will make her nest there;she will lay and hatch her eggsand will gather her brood under her shadow.Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,each with its mate.
Indeed, it was for my own welfarethat I had such great bitterness;but Your love has delivered mefrom the Pit of destruction,for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back.
The grass withers, the flowers fadewhen the breath of the Lord blows on them;indeed, the people are grass.
Tell us the coming events,then we will know that you are gods.Indeed, do something good or bad,then we will be in awe and perceive.
The past events have indeed happened.Now I declare new events;I announce them to you before they occur.”
everyone called by My nameand created for My glory.I have formed him; indeed, I have made him.”
Look, I am about to do something new;even now it is coming. Do you not see it?Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness,rivers in the desert.
This is what the Lord says:The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cushand the Sabeans, men of stature,will come over to youand will be yours;they will follow you,they will come over in chainsand bow down to you.They will confess to you:God is indeed with you, and there is no other;there is no other God.
I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own,for how can I be defiled?I will not give My glory to another.
For your waste and desolate placesand your land marked by ruins—will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants,and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
In truth, the Lord God will help Me;who will condemn Me?Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;a moth will devour them.
You will indeed go out with joyand be peacefully guided;the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
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