'Near' in the Bible
And if you salute only your near relatives, what praise is due to you? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
When they were come near Jerusalem and had arrived at Bethphage and the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of the disciples on in front,
"Now learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branches have now become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you all know that summer is near.
So you also, when you see all these signs, may be sure that He is near--at your very door.
Jesus however came near and said to them, "All power in Heaven and over the earth has been given to me.
send them away that they may go to the farms and villages near here and buy themselves something to eat."
When they were getting near Jerusalem and had arrived at Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples on in front, with these instructions.
"Learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branch has become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you know that summer is near.
So also do you, when you see these things happening, be sure that He is near, at your very door.
Then came to Him His mother and His brothers, but could not get near Him for the crowd.
Now when the time drew near for Him to be received up again into Heaven, He proceeded with fixed purpose towards Jerusalem, and sent messengers before Him.
"Now his elder son was out on the farm; and when he returned and came near home, he heard music and dancing.
As Jesus came near to Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the way-side begging.
As they were listening to His words, He went on to teach them by a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
And when he was come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount called the Oliveyard, He sent two of the disciples on in front,
And when He was now getting near Jerusalem, and descending the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began in their joy to praise God in loud voices for all the mighty deeds they had witnessed.
But when all this is beginning to take place, grieve no longer. Lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near."
As soon as they have shot out their leaves, you know at a glance that summer is now near.
So also, when you see these things happening, you may be sure that the Kingdom of God is near.
It was the Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was near at hand.
When they had come near the village to which they were going, He appeared to be going further.
And John too was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there were many pools of water there; and people came and received baptism.
and so He came to Sychar, a town in Samaria near the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, called in Hebrew 'Bethesda.' It has five arcades.
When, however, they had rowed three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water and coming near the boat.
Bethany was near Jerusalem, the distance being a little less than two miles;
Therefore Jesus no longer went about openly among the Jews, but He left that neighbourhood and went into the district near the Desert, to a town called Ephraim, and remained there with the disciples.
The Jewish Passover was coming near, and many from that district went up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
Many of the Jews read this notice, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was in three languages--Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
So Jesus, seeing His mother, and seeing the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, "Behold, your son!"
Meanwhile Mary remained standing near the tomb, weeping aloud. She did not enter the tomb, but as she wept she stooped and looked in,
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Oliveyard, which is near Jerusalem, about a mile off.
The kings of the earth came near, and the rulers assembled together against the Lord and against His Anointed.'"
"But as the time drew near for the fulfilment of the promise which God had made to Abraham, the people became many times more numerous in Egypt,
But on the journey, as he was getting near Damascus, suddenly there flashed round him a light from Heaven;
Lud, however, being near Jaffa, the disciples, who had heard that Peter was at Lud, sent two men to him with an urgent request that he would come across to them without delay.
The next day, while they were still on their journey and were getting near the town, about noon Peter went up on the house-top to pray.
On hearing this the High Priest Ananias ordered those who were standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
Now therefore you and the Sanhedrin should make representations to the Tribune for him to bring him down to you, under the impression that you intend to inquire more minutely about him; and we are prepared to assassinate him before he comes near the place."
Then, coasting along with difficulty, we reached a place called 'Fair Havens,' near the town of Lasea.
For if you so live, death is near; but if, through being under the sway of the spirit, you are putting your old bodily habits to death, you will live.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were so far away have been brought near through the death of Christ.
So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, and peace to those who were near;
because it was for the sake of Christ's work that he came so near death, hazarding, as he did, his very life in endeavouring to make good any deficiency that there might be in your gifts to me.
Let your forbearing spirit be known to every one--the Lord is near.
for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.
For, since the Law exhibits only an outline of the blessings to come and not a perfect representation of the things themselves, the priests can never, by repeating the same sacrifices which they continually offer year after year, give complete freedom from sin to those who draw near.
let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water.
But where there is no faith it is impossible truly to please Him; for the man who draws near to God must believe that there is a God and that He proves Himself a rewarder of those who earnestly try to find Him.
Through faith Joseph, when he was near his end, made mention of the departure of the descendants of Israel, and gave orders about his own body.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you who are half-hearted towards God.
For I know that the time for me to lay aside my body is now rapidly drawing near, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed to me.
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