'Long' in the Bible
This is how you are to make it: The ark will be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
As long as the earth endures,seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,summer and winter, and day and nightwill not cease.”
But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together,
Now you have gone off because you long for your father—but why have you stolen my gods?”
After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had finished mourning, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went up to Timnah to the sheepshearers.
Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.
They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.
So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and told him, “This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may worship Me.
Pharaoh’s officials asked him, “How long must this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, so that they may worship Yahweh their God. Don’t you realize yet that Egypt is devastated?”
It came between the Egyptian and Israelite forces. The cloud was there in the darkness, yet it lit up the night. So neither group came near the other all night long.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep My commands and instructions?
No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot with arrows. No animal or man will live. When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain.”
Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
“They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
“You are to construct a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
“You are to construct the altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, 7½ feet long, and 7½ feet wide; it must be 4½ feet high.
“You are to make the courtyard for the tabernacle. Make the hangings on the south of the courtyard out of finely spun linen, 150 feet long on that side.
Then make the hangings on the north side 150 feet long. There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts must be silver.
Make the hangings of the courtyard on the west side 75 feet long, including their 10 posts and 10 bases.
It must be square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.
It must be square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it must be 36 inches high. Its horns must be of one piece.
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He made a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
He constructed the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. Its horns were of one piece.
Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, 7½ feet long and 7½ feet wide, and was 4½ feet high.
The screen for the gate of the courtyard was embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It was 30 feet long, and like the hangings of the courtyard, 7½ feet high.
They made the breastpiece square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.
the little owl, the cormorant,the long-eared owl,
He will remain unclean as long as he has the infection; he is unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.
As long as it lies desolate, it will have the rest it did not have during your Sabbaths when you lived there.
“You must not cut his hair throughout the time of his vow of consecration. He must be holy until the time is completed during which he consecrates himself to the Lord; he is to let the hair of his head grow long.
At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at the Lord’s command they camped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they camped.
Whether it was two days, a month, or longer, the Israelites camped and did not set out as long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle. But when it was lifted, they set out.
When both are sounded in long blasts, the entire community is to gather before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
When calling the assembly together, you are to sound long blasts, not short ones.
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people despise Me? How long will they not trust in Me despite all the signs I have performed among them?
“How long must I endure this evil community that keeps complaining about Me? I have heard the Israelites’ complaints that they make against Me.
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb: ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough.
For this reason you stayed in Kadesh as long as you did.
‘You’ve been traveling around this hill country long enough; turn north.
(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)
“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
“When you have children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, and if you act corruptly, make an idol in the form of anything, and do what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, provoking Him to anger,
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that you will quickly perish from the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not live long there, but you will certainly be destroyed.
Keep His statutes and commands, which I am giving you today, so that you and your children after you may prosper and so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and so that you may prosper in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Follow the whole instruction the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, prosper, and have a long life in the land you will possess.
Do this so that you may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life by keeping all His statutes and commands I am giving you, your son, and your grandson, and so that you may have a long life.
and so that you may live long in the land the Lord swore to your fathers to give them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers.
and be careful not to neglect the Levite, as long as you live in your land.
the little owl, the long-eared owl,the white owl,
“When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?
You may take the young for yourself, but be sure to let the mother go free, so that you may prosper and live long.
They will also fine him 100 silver shekels and give them to the young woman’s father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.
the man who raped her must give the young woman’s father 50 silver shekels, and she must become his wife because he violated her. He cannot divorce her as long as he lives.
Never seek their peace or prosperity as long as you live.
You must have a full and honest weight, a full and honest dry measure, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
I tell you today that you will certainly perish and will not live long in the land you are entering to possess across the Jordan.
Then their children who do not know the law will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
Remember the days of old;consider the years long past.Ask your father, and he will tell you,your elders, and they will teach you.
For they are not meaningless words to you but they are your life, and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
He said about Benjamin:The Lord’s beloved rests securely on Him.He shields him all day long,and he rests on His shoulders.
May the bolts of your gate be iron and bronze,and your strength last as long as you live.
No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or forsake you.
These wineskins were new when we filled them, but look, they are cracked. And these clothes and sandals of ours are worn out from the extremely long journey.”
Joshua waged war with all these kings for a long time.
So Joshua said to the Israelites, “How long will you delay going out to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, gave you?
A long time after the Lord had given Israel rest from all the enemies around them, Joshua was old, getting on in years.
Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah, the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods.
Your fathers cried out to the Lord, so He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea over them, engulfing them. Your own eyes saw what I did to Egypt. After that, you lived in the wilderness a long time.
Ehud made himself a double-edged sword 18 inches long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes
Sisera’s mother looked through the window;she peered through the lattice, crying out:“Why is his chariot so long in coming?Why don’t I hear the hoofbeats of his horses?”
So they set up for themselves Micah’s carved image that he had made, and it was there as long as the house of God was in Shiloh.
and scolded her, “How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!”
I now give the boy to the Lord. For as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.” Then he bowed in worship to the Lord there.
Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see the one the Lord has chosen? There is no one like him among the entire population.”And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!”
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long are you going to mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem because I have selected a king from his sons.”
Then say this: ‘Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.
Then Abner called out to Joab: “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?”
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David was long and drawn out, with David growing stronger and the house of Saul becoming weaker.
Amnon’s servant threw her out and bolted the door behind her. Now Tamar was wearing a long-sleeved garment, because this is what the king’s virgin daughters wore.
Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the long-sleeved garment she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away crying out.
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don’t put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.
When David’s friend Hushai the Archite came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!”
For today he went down and lavishly sacrificed oxen, fattened cattle, and sheep. He invited all the sons of the king, the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest. And look! They’re eating and drinking in his presence, and they’re saying, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’
There, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet are to anoint him as king over Israel. You are to blow the ram’s horn and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’
Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the ram’s horn, and all the people proclaimed, “Long live King Solomon!”
Shimei said to the king, “The sentence is fair; your servant will do as my lord the king has spoken.” And Shimei lived in Jerusalem for a long time.
So God said to him, “Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice,
If you walk in My ways and keep My statutes and commands just as your father David did, I will give you a long life.”
The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feet long extending across the temple’s width, and 15 feet deep in front of the temple.
The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was 60 feet long.
The interior of the sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar.
One wing of the first cherub was 7½ feet long, and the other wing was 7½ feet long. The wingspan was 15 feet from tip to tip.
He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on top of the pillars.
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