'Near' in the Bible
Abram lived in the land of Canaan, but Lot lived in the cities of the valley and set up his tent near Sodom.
He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.
So Ephron’s field at Machpelah near Mamre—the field with its cave and all the trees anywhere within the boundaries of the field—became
After this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave of the field at Machpelah near Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite.
After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who lived near Beer-lahai-roi.
Early in the morning Jacob took the stone that was near his head and set it up as a marker. He poured oil on top of it
Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem.
At that time Judah left his brothers and settled near an Adullamite named Hirah.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt.
You can settle in the land of Goshen and be near me—you, your children, and grandchildren, your sheep, cattle, and all you have.
When the time drew near for him to die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise me that you will deal with me in kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt.
The cave is in the field of Machpelah near Mamre, in the land of Canaan. This is the field Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site.
They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave at Machpelah in the field near Mamre, which Abraham had purchased as a burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
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.
Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.”
The Lord said, “Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock,
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.
Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he commanded them to do everything the Lord had told him on Mount Sinai.
Then he brought the bull near for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering.
So Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord meant when He said:I will show My holinessto those who are near Me,and I will reveal My glorybefore all the people.”But Aaron remained silent.
“You are not to come near any close relative for sexual intercourse; I am Yahweh.
You are not to shame your father’s brother by coming near his wife to have sexual intercourse; she is your aunt.
“You are not to come near a woman during her menstrual impurity to have sexual intercourse with her.
If a woman comes near any animal and mates with it, you are to kill the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their own blood is on them.
He must not go near any dead person or make himself unclean even for his father or mother.
“Tell Aaron: None of your descendants throughout your generations who has a physical defect is to come near to present the food of his God.
No man who has any defect is to come near: no man who is blind, lame, facially disfigured, or deformed;
No descendant of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to present the fire offerings to the Lord. He has a defect and is not to come near to present the food of his God.
But because he has a defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar. He is not to desecrate My sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
Place pure frankincense near each row, so that it may serve as a memorial portion for the bread and a fire offering to the Lord.
“If a foreigner or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner living among you, or to a member of the foreigner’s clan,
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever it is to stop at a campsite, the Levites are to set it up. Any unauthorized person who comes near it must be put to death.
“Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.
You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death.”
Moses, Aaron, and his sons, who performed the duties of the sanctuary as a service on behalf of the Israelites, camped in front of the tabernacle on the east, in front of the tent of meeting toward the sunrise. Any unauthorized person who came near it was to be put to death.
Do this for them so that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons are to go in and assign each man his task and transportation duty.
He must not go near a dead body during the time he consecrates himself to the Lord.
“If someone suddenly dies near him, defiling his consecrated head of hair, he must shave his head on the day of his purification; he is to shave it on the seventh day.
So they went up and scouted out the land from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob near the entrance to Hamath.
Then he said to Korah and all his followers, “Tomorrow morning the Lord will reveal who belongs to Him, who is set apart, and the one He will let come near Him. He will let the one He chooses come near Him.
Isn’t it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelite community to bring you near to Himself, to perform the work at the Lord’s tabernacle, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.
Anyone who comes near the Lord’s tabernacle will die. Will we all perish?”
They are to perform duties for you and for the whole tent. They must not come near the sanctuary equipment or the altar; otherwise, both they and you will die.
They are to join you and guard the tent of meeting, doing all the work at the tent, but no unauthorized person may come near you.
But you and your sons will carry out your priestly responsibilities for everything concerning the altar and for what is inside the veil, and you will do that work. I am giving you the work of the priesthood as a gift, but an unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary will be put to death.”
The Israelites must never again come near the tent of meeting, or they will incur guilt and die.
from Bamoth to the valley in the territory of Moab near the Pisgah highlands that overlook the wasteland.
The Israelites traveled on and camped in the plains of Moab near the Jordan across from Jericho.
I see him, but not now;I perceive him, but not near.A star will come from Jacob,and a scepter will arise from Israel.He will smash the forehead of Moaband strike down all the Shethites.
But you did not go near the Ammonites’ land, all along the bank of the Jabbok River, the cities of the hill country, or any place that the Lord our God had forbidden.
For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to Him?
You came near and stood at the base of the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heavens and enveloped in a dense, black cloud.
Go near and listen to everything the Lord our God says. Then you can tell us everything the Lord our God tells you; we will listen and obey.’
Aren’t these mountains across the Jordan, beyond the western road in the land of the Canaanites, who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal, near the oaks of Moreh?
any of the gods of the peoples around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other—
Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty.
If your brother does not live near you or you don’t know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him.
But the message is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may follow it.
Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay.In time their foot will slip,for their day of disaster is near,and their doom is coming quickly.”
But keep a distance of about 1,000 yards between yourselves and the ark. Don’t go near it, so that you can see the way to go, for you haven’t traveled this way before.”
When all the Amorite kings across the Jordan to the west and all the Canaanite kings near the sea heard how the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, they lost heart and their courage failed because of the Israelites.
When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand. Joshua approached Him and asked, “Are You for us or for our enemies?”
Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and told them, “Go up and scout the land.” So the men went up and scouted Ai.
this as their territory:Jazer and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites to Aroer, near Rabbah;
from Ekron to the sea, all the cities near Ashdod, with their villages;
The border of Manasseh went from Asher to Michmethath near Shechem. It then went southward toward the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
At the carved images near Gilgal he returned and said, “King Eglon, I have a secret message for you.” The king called for silence, and all his attendants left him.
Ehud escaped while the servants waited. He crossed over the Jordan near the carved images and reached Seirah.
Now Heber the Kenite had moved away from the Kenites, the sons of Hobab, Moses’ father-in-law, and pitched his tent beside the oak tree of Zaanannim, which was near Kedesh.
When Gideon’s men blew their 300 trumpets, the Lord set the swords of each man in the army against each other. They fled to Beth-shittah in the direction of Zererah as far as the border of Abel-meholah near Tabbath.
While they were near Micah’s home, they recognized the speech of the young Levite. So they went over to him and asked, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is keeping you here?”
After they were some distance from Micah’s house, the men who were in the houses near it mobilized and caught up with the Danites.
When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Please, why not let us stop at this Jebusite city and spend the night here?”
When her master got up in the morning, opened the doors of the house, and went out to leave on his journey, there was the woman, his concubine, collapsed near the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold.
They surrounded the Benjaminites, pursued them, and easily overtook them near Gibeah toward the east.
The cart came to the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh and stopped there near a large rock. The people of the city chopped up the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the Lord.
Samuel was offering the burnt offering as the Philistines drew near to fight against Israel. The Lord thundered loudly against the Philistines that day and threw them into such confusion that they fled before Israel.
So they went to Ziph ahead of Saul.Now David and his men were in the wilderness near Maon in the Arabah south of Jeshimon,
When Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the wilderness near En-gedi.”
In addition, David brought the men who were with him, each one with his household, and they settled in the towns near Hebron.
Two years later, Absalom’s sheepshearers were at Baal-hazor near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.
Please let your servant return so that I may die in my own city near the tomb of my father and mother. But here is your servant Chimham: let him cross over with my lord the king. Do for him what seems good to you.”
When he had come near her, the woman asked, “Are you Joab?”“I am,” he replied. “Listen to the words of your servant,” she said to him. He answered, “I’m listening.”
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened cattle near the stone of Zoheleth, which is next to En-rogel. He invited all his royal brothers and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king,
He set five water carts on the right side of the temple and five on the left side. He put the reservoir near the right side of the temple toward the southeast.
May my words I have made my petition with before the Lord be near the Lord our God day and night, so that He may uphold His servant’s cause and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires,
King Solomon put together a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea in the land of Edom.
Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near me.” So all the people approached him. Then he repaired the Lord’s altar that had been torn down:
When King Ahaziah of Judah saw what was happening, he fled up the road toward Beth-haggan. Jehu pursued him, shouting, “Shoot him too!” So they shot him in his chariot at Gur Pass near Ibleam, but he fled to Megiddo and died there.
Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah,
They hired 32,000 chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and camped near Medeba. The Ammonites also came together from their cities for the battle.
The Lord put it into the mind of the Philistines and the Arabs who live near the Cushites to attack Jehoram.
Hezekiah concluded, “Now you are consecrated to the Lord. Come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the Lord’s temple.” So the congregation brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all those with willing hearts brought burnt offerings.
Shallun son of Col-hozeh, ruler over the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and roofed it. Then he installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also made repairs to the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the city of David.
Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to all the Jews in all of King Ahasuerus’s provinces, both near and far.
They turned night into dayand made light seem near in the face of darkness.
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