'Long' in the Bible
And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time that Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looking out a window, saw Isaac sporting with Rebekah, his wife.
And he blessed Joseph and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long unto this day,
Then Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh and said unto him, Thus hath the LORD God of the Hebrews said, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? Let my people go that they may serve me.
Then Pharaoh's slaves said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go that they may serve the LORD their God; knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
Not a hand shall touch it, but that he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live. When the jubilee sounds long, they shall come up to the mount.
And the voice of the shofar sounded long and waxed louder and louder; Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.
Thou shalt also make an altar of cedar wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare, and its height shall be three cubits.
In the same manner thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle; to the side of the Negev to the south there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of one hundred cubits long for each side;
And likewise for the side of the Aquilon in length there shall be hangings of one hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars with their twenty sockets of brass, the capitals of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is separated for her uncleanness.
At the commandment of the LORD the sons of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched camp; as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle, they rested.
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the sons of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not journey.
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? How long will it be before they believe me, with all the signs which I have done among them?
How long shall I hear this evil congregation, which murmurs against me, the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they murmur against me?
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we were in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers;
The LORD our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount;
Ye have gone around this mountain long enough; return unto the Aquilon.
When thou shalt beget children and grandchildren and ye shall have remained long in the land and shall corrupt yourselves and make a graven image or the likeness of any thing and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger,
And if the way is too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it, or if the place is too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God has blessed thee,
lest the avenger of the blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him, whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.
When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for thou may eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege.
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no strength in thine hand.
Then the LORD will augment thy plagues wonderfully, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues and of long continuance, and evil sicknesses and of long continuance.
And to Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
And when they make a long sound of jubilee with the horn so that ye hear the voice of the shofar, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat; then the people shall ascend up each man straight before him.
These bottles of wine, we also filled new, and, behold, they are rent, and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
And Joshua said unto the sons of Israel, How long shall ye be negligent to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?
And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Long ago your fathers dwelt on the other side of the river, even Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nachor, and they served other gods.
And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt; and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
as long as ye make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; to the contrary, ye shall throw down their altars, but ye have not heard my voice; why have ye done this?
The mother of Sisera looked out the window and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots tarry?
Now for a long time in Israel there had been this custom concerning redemption or contracts, that for the confirmation of all matters: one plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbour, and this was a testimony in Israel.
And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee.
Therefore, I also have given him back to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall belong to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.
And it came to pass while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long, for it was twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted and said, Long live the king.
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil and go; I will send thee to Jesse of Bethlehem for I have provided me a king among his sons.
For as long as the son of Jesse lives upon the land, thou shalt not be established nor thy kingdom. Therefore, now send and bring him unto me, for he shall surely die.
And David and his men went up and invaded the Geshurites and the Gezrites and the Amalekites, for these had inhabited the land for a long time, from as thou goest unto Shur even unto the land of Egypt.
And David replied unto Achish, But what have I done? And what hast thou found in thy slave so long as I have been with thee unto this day that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?
Then Abner called to Joab and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? Dost thou not know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then before thou bid the people to return from following their brethren?
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David, but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought an astute woman from there and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner and put on mourning apparel and do not anoint thyself with oil, but be as a woman that has mourned for a long time for someone who is dead
And it came to pass when Hushai the Archite, David's special companion, came unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, Long live the king, Long live the king.
And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?
For today he has gone down and has slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance and has called all the king's sons and the captains of the host and Abiathar, the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him and say, Long live King Adonijah.
And let Zadok, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, anoint him there king over Israel; and ye shall blow the shofar and say, Long live king Solomon.
And Zadok, the priest, took the horn of the oil of the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew the shofar, and all the people said, Long live king Solomon.
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing and hast not asked for thyself long life neither hast asked riches for thyself nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to hear judgment,
And the house which King Solomon built for the LORD, was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.
And the porch before the temple of the house was twenty cubits long, according to the width of the house; and its width was ten cubits before the house.
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
He also built the house of the forest of Lebanon, which was one hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
And he made a porch of pillars, which was fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide, and the porch was before those others, with its corresponding pillars and thick beams.
And Elijah came near unto all the people and said, How long shall ye halt between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
And when Joram saw Jehu, he said, Is there peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the fornications of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
Then he brought forth the king's son and put the crown upon him and gave him the testimony, and they made him king by anointing him; and they clapped their hands and said, Long live the king.
Hast thou never heard that from a long time ago I made her, and from ancient times I have formed her? Now I have made her come, and it shall be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth or glory, nor the life of thy enemies, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou may judge my people, over whom I have placed thee as king,
And the wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long; one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high.
For Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, five cubits long and five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and upon it he stood and knelt down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel and spread forth his hands toward heaven
Then they brought out the king's son and put the crown upon him and gave him the testimony and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, Long live the king.
So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem because for a long time they had not done it as it is written.
Then the king said unto me (the queen also sitting by him), For how long shall thy journey be, and when wilt thou return? So the matter pleased the king, and he sent me; and I set him a time.
Yet all this avails me nothing so long as I see Mordecai, the Jew, sitting at the king's gate.
who long for death, but it comes not; and search for it more than for hid treasures;
Oh, that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
For how long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
How long wilt thou speak such things and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? Understand, and afterwards we will speak.
How long will ye anguish my soul and break me in pieces with words?
I hold fast to my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.
My soul is also greatly troubled; but thou, O LORD, how long?
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Restore my soul from their destructions, my life from the lions.
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.
LORD, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is that I may know how long I am to be of this world.
In God we boast all the day long and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? Shall ye murder each other until ye are as a bowing wall and as a tottering fence?
and been plagued all day long and chastened every morning:
We no longer see our own banners; there is no longer any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows. How long shall this be?
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
O LORD God of the hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
How long, O LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
Return unto us, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy slaves.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him my saving health.
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Forty years long I was grieved with this generation and said, It is a people that err from the heart, who have not known my ways;
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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