'Kept' in the Bible
Meanwhile, the people kept waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed in the sanctuary so long.
When he did come out, he could not speak to them. Then they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He kept making signs to them and remained speechless.
After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived and kept herself in seclusion for five months. She said,
But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.
Everyone who heard about it kept thinking what had happened and asked, "What will this child become?" because it was obvious that the hand of the Lord was with him.
And the child kept growing and becoming strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he was revealed to Israel.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Jesus' father and mother kept wondering at the things being said about him.
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.
The crowds kept asking him, "What, then, should we do?"
They were all struck with amazement and kept saying to one another, "What is this message? For He commands the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they come out!"
At daybreak he left and went to a deserted place, while the crowds kept looking for him. When they came to him, they tried to keep him from leaving them.
But so much the more the news spread abroad concerning Him, and great crowds kept coming together to hear [Him] and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
And overwhelming astonishment and ecstasy seized them all, and they recognized and praised and thanked God; and they were filled with and controlled by reverential fear and kept saying, We have seen wonderful and strange and incredible and unthinkable things today!
And the scribes and the Pharisees kept watching Jesus to see whether He would [actually] heal on the Sabbath, in order that they might get [some ground for] accusation against Him.
and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
And when a very great throng was gathering together and people from town after town kept coming to Jesus, He said in a parable:
So his disciples went to him, woke him up, and kept telling him, "Master! Master! We're going to die!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves. They stopped, and there was calm.
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
The man from whom the demons had departed kept begging Him to be with Him. But He sent him away and said,
"Go home and tell what God has done for you." So the man left and kept proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Just then a synagogue leader by the name of Jairus arrived. He fell at Jesus' feet and kept begging him to come to his home,
Herod said, "I beheaded John. But who is this man I'm hearing so much about?" So Herod kept trying to see Jesus.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
They came in glory, and kept speaking about His death, which He was so soon to undergo in Jerusalem.
And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
However, they did not comprehend this saying; and it was kept hidden from them, so that they should not grasp it and understand, and they were afraid to ask Him about the statement.
In that same hour he was full of joy in the Holy Spirit and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children: for so, O Father, it was pleasing in your eyes.
She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and kept listening to what he was saying.
So he told them, "Whenever you pray you are to say, "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come.
Others, wanting to test Jesus, kept asking him for a sign from heaven.
How terrible it will be for you experts in the Law! You have taken away the key to knowledge. You didn't go in yourselves, and you kept out those who were trying to go in."
Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!
Shouldn't this woman, a descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
But they kept silent. He took the man, healed him, and sent him away.
Now all the tax collectors and sinners kept coming to listen to Jesus.
But the Pharisees and the scribes kept complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'
"But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, 'God, turn Your wrath from me -a sinner!'
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
Then those in front told him to keep quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
As he was riding along, people kept spreading their coats on the road.
Then he began teaching in the Temple every day. The high priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people kept looking for a way to kill him,
But they were not able to do anything, because the people all kept near him, being greatly interested in his words.
And they kept watch on him, and sent out secret representatives, who were acting the part of good men, in order that they might get something from his words, on account of which they might give him up to the government and into the power of the ruler.
And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [ laid up to be kept], He said,
But you are those who have kept with me through my troubles;
About an hour later, another kept insisting, "This man was certainly with Him, since he's also a Galilean."
After blindfolding Him, they kept asking, "Prophesy! Who hit You?"
And they kept insulting him in many other ways.
But they kept insisting, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here."
So he kept asking Him questions, but Jesus did not answer him.
but they kept shouting, "Crucify! Crucify Him!"
But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And their voices won out.
A large crowd of people followed him, including some women who kept mourning and wailing for him.
Jesus kept saying, "Father, forgive them, because they don't know what they're doing." Then they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice.
The people stood watching, and even the leaders kept scoffing: "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is God's Messiah, the Chosen One!"
Now one of the criminals hanging there kept insulting him, "You are the Messiah, aren't you? Save yourself"and us!"
(but their eyes were kept from recognizing him).
But we kept hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel. What is more, this is now the third day since these things occurred.
But they kept him back, saying, Do not go, for evening is near, the day is almost gone. And he went in with them.
Then they asked each other, "Our hearts kept burning within us as he was talking to us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us, didn't they?"
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