'News' in the Bible
When Laban heard the news about his sister’s son Jacob, he ran to meet him, hugged him, and kissed him. Then he took him to his house, and Jacob told him all that had happened.
When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.
When the people heard this bad news, they mourned and didn’t put on their jewelry.
When Jabin king of Hazor heard this news, he sent a message to:Jobab king of Madon,the kings of Shimron and Achshaph,
Eli’s daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant and about to give birth. When she heard the news about the capture of God’s ark and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband, she collapsed and gave birth because her labor pains came on her.
And all Israel heard the news, “Saul has attacked the Philistine garrison, and Israel is now repulsive to the Philistines.” Then the troops were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.
They cut off Saul’s head, stripped off his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to spread the good news in the temples of their idols and among the people.
when the person told me, ‘Look, Saul is dead,’ he thought he was a bearer of good news, but I seized him and put him to death at Ziklag. That was my reward to him for his news!
Ahimaaz son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and tell the king the good news that the Lord has delivered him from his enemies.”
Joab replied to him, “You are not the man to take good news today. You may do it another day, but today you aren’t taking good news, because the king’s son is dead.”
He called out and told the king.The king said, “If he’s alone, he bears good news.” As the first runner came closer,
the watchman saw another man running. He called out to the gatekeeper, “Look! Another man is running alone!”“This one is also bringing good news,” said the king.
The watchman said, “The way the first man runs looks to me like the way Ahimaaz son of Zadok runs.”“This is a good man; he comes with good news,” the king commented.
Just then the Cushite came and said, “May my lord the king hear the good news: today the Lord has delivered you from all those rising up against you!”
He was still speaking when Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest, suddenly arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are an excellent man, and you must be bringing good news.”
The news reached Joab. Since he had supported Adonijah but not Absalom, Joab fled to the Lord’s tabernacle and took hold of the horns of the altar.
When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet entering the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why are you disguised? I have bad news for you.
Then they said to each other, “We’re not doing what is right. Today is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until morning light, our sin will catch up with us. Let’s go tell the king’s household.”
The gatekeepers called out, and the news was reported to the king’s household.
They stripped Saul, cut off his head, took his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to spread the good news to their idols and their people.
So they proclaimed and spread this news throughout their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, just as it is written.”
Esther’s female servants and her eunuchs came and reported the news to her, and the queen was overcome with fear. She sent clothes for Mordecai to wear so he could take off his sackcloth, but he did not accept them.
Abaddon and Death say,“We have heard news of it with our ears.”
The Lord gave the command;a great company of women brought the good news:
He will not fear bad news;his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord.
Bright eyes cheer the heart;good news strengthens the bones.
Good news from a distant landis like cold water to a parched throat.
When the news reaches Egypt,they will be in anguish over the news about Tyre.
Zion, herald of good news,go up on a high mountain.Jerusalem, herald of good news,raise your voice loudly.Raise it, do not be afraid!Say to the cities of Judah,“Here is your God!”
I was the first to say to Zion:Look! Here they are!And I gave a herald of good news to Jerusalem.
How beautiful on the mountainsare the feet of the herald,who proclaims peace,who brings news of good things,who proclaims salvation,who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,because the Lord has anointed Meto bring good news to the poor.He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captivesand freedom to the prisoners;
May the man be cursedwho brought the news to my father, saying,“A male child is born to you,”bringing him great joy.
And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ then say: Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will become weak. Every spirit will be discouraged, and every knee will turn to water. Yes, it is coming and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
on that day a fugitive will come to you and report the news.
As they are going, I will spread My net over them;I will bring them down like birds of the sky.I will discipline them in accordancewith the news that reaches their assembly.
Look to the mountains—the feet of one bringing good newsand proclaiming peace!Celebrate your festivals, Judah;fulfill your vows.For the wicked one will never againmarch through you;he will be entirely wiped out.
There is no remedy for your injury;your wound is severe.All who hear the news about youwill clap their hands because of you,for who has not experiencedyour constant cruelty?
Jesus was going all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
Then the news about Him spread throughout Syria. So they brought to Him all those who were afflicted, those suffering from various diseases and intense pains, the demon-possessed, the epileptics, and the paralytics. And He healed them.
And this news spread throughout that whole area.
But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout that whole area.
Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.
the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.
This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.
So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell His disciples the news.
After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God:
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!”
Yet he went out and began to proclaim it widely and to spread the news, with the result that Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. But He was out in deserted places, and they would come to Him from everywhere.
And the good newsmust first be proclaimed to all nations.
The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and tell you this good news.
But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:
Then, along with many other exhortations, he proclaimed good news to the people.
Then Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread throughout the entire vicinity.
The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,because He has anointed Meto preach good news to the poor.He has sent Meto proclaim freedomto the captivesand recovery of sight to the blind,to set free the oppressed,
And news about Him began to go out to every place in the vicinity.
But He said to them, “I must proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose.”
But the news about Him spread even more, and large crowds would come together to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
He replied to them, “Go and report to John the things you have seen and heard: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.
Soon afterward He was traveling from one town and village to another, preaching and telling the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him,
So they went out and traveled from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.
But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”
“The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then, the good news of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is strongly urged to enter it.
One day as He was teaching the people in the temple complex and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came up
Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
So those who were scattered went on their way preaching the message of good news.
But when they believed Philip, as he preached the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.
He sent the message to the Israelites, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all.
But there were some of them, Cypriot and Cyrenian men, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Hellenists, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.
And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors.
“Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.
Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, “What is this pseudo-intellectual trying to say?”Others replied, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities”—because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the Resurrection.
Now the believers from there had heard the news about us and had come to meet us as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God’s good news—
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world.
For God, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you,
So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God’s good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
by the power of miraculous signs and wonders, and by the power of God’s Spirit. As a result, I have fully proclaimed the good news about the Messiah from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum.
Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.
When the Messiah came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I also may be encouraged when I hear news about you.
Tychicus, our dearly loved brother, faithful servant, and fellow slave in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and love and reported that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want to see you.
For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith
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