'Long' in the Bible
It came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.
Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.
Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is destroyed?”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My instructions?
No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”
“They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.
“You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
“You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long and one cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.
“And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits.
“You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side there shall be hangings for the court of fine twisted linen one hundred cubits long for one side;
Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars with their twenty sockets of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.
He made a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
Then he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long and a cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.
Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit long and a cubit wide, square, and two cubits high; its horns were of one piece with it.
Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double.
‘All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the Lord; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.
At the command of the Lord the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the Lord they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped.
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?
“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.
that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.
“Nevertheless Kain will be consumed;How long will Asshur keep you captive?”
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.
‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,
“When you become the father of children and children’s children and have remained long in the land, and act corruptly, and make an idol in the form of anything, and do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord your God so as to provoke Him to anger,
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.
So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am giving you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may live long on the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.
“These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess as long as you live on the earth.
Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.
that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
otherwise the avenger of blood might pursue the manslayer in the heat of his anger, and overtake him, because the way is long, and take his life, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated him previously.
“When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?
Their children, who have not known, will hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live on the land which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess.”
It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead.”
These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey.”
Joshua waged war a long time with all these kings.
So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?
But when they cried out to the Lord, He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And you lived in the wilderness for a long time.
Then Eli said to her, “How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you.”
So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.
From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.
Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the Lord has chosen? Surely there is no one like him among all the people.” So all the people shouted and said, “Long live the king!”
Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.”
For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Therefore now, send and bring him to me, for he must surely die.”
and thus you shall say, ‘Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields.
Then Abner called to Joab and said, “Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you refrain from telling the people to turn back from following their brothers?”
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.
Now it came about when Hushai the Archite, David’s friend, came to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!”
But Barzillai said to the king, “How long have I yet to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
For he has gone down today and has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons and the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest, and behold, they are eating and drinking before him; and they say, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’
Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel, and blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’
Zadok the priest then took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!”
God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
But the poles were so long that the ends of the poles could be seen from the holy place before the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; they are there to this day.
Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.
When Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” And he answered, “What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?”
Then he brought the king’s son out and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony; and they made him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”
‘Have you not heard?Long ago I did it;From ancient times I planned it.Now I have brought it to pass,That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.
The poles were so long that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; and they are there to this day.
Now Solomon had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
that they may fear You, to walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.
Then they brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, “Long live the king!”
He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him.
Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time.
Who long for death, but there is none,And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
“How long will you say these things,And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
“Wisdom is with aged men,With long life is understanding.
“You will call, and I will answer You;You will long for the work of Your hands.
“How long will you hunt for words?Show understanding and then we can talk.
“How long will you torment meAnd crush me with words?
For as long as life is in me,And the breath of God is in my nostrils,
“Do not long for the night,When people vanish in their place.
O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach?How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
And my soul is greatly dismayed;But You, O Lord—how long?
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,Having sorrow in my heart all the day?How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted awayThrough my groaning all day long.
Lord, how long will You look on?Rescue my soul from their ravages,My only life from the lions.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousnessAnd Your praise all day long.
All day long he is gracious and lends,And his descendants are a blessing.
I am bent over and greatly bowed down;I go mourning all day long.
Those who seek my life lay snares for me;And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction,And they devise treachery all day long.
My tears have been my food day and night,While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me,While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
In God we have boasted all day long,And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.
All day long my dishonor is before meAnd my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
But for Your sake we are killed all day long;We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me;Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
My foes have trampled upon me all day long,For they are many who fight proudly against me.
All day long they distort my words;All their thoughts are against me for evil.
How long will you assail a man,That you may murder him, all of you,Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
So I will bless You as long as I live;I will lift up my hands in Your name.
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