'Once' in the Bible
Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field exhausted.
So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
Go at once to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother’s father. Marry one of the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.
Take your brother also, and go back at once to the man.
Please forgive my sin once more and make an appeal to Yahweh your God, so that He will take this death away from me.”
“Once a year Aaron is to perform the purification rite on the horns of the altar. Throughout your generations he is to perform the purification rite for it once a year, with the blood of the sin offering for atonement. The altar is especially holy to the Lord.”
The Lord spoke to Moses: “Go down at once! For your people you brought up from the land of Egypt have acted corruptly.
once he has sinned and acknowledged his guilt—he must return what he stole or defrauded, or the deposit entrusted to him, or the lost item he found,
This is to be a permanent statute for you, to make atonement for the Israelites once a year because of all their sins.” And all this was done as the Lord commanded Moses.
After that the Levites may come to serve at the tent of meeting, once you have ceremonially cleansed them and presented them as a presentation offering.
“Tell them further: Once you have presented the best part of the tenth, and it is credited to you Levites as the produce of the threshing floor or the winepress,
You will not incur guilt because of it once you have presented the best part of it, but you must not defile the Israelites’ holy offerings, so that you will not die.”
The donkey saw the Angel of the Lord and pressed herself against the wall, squeezing Balaam’s foot against it. So he hit her once again.
Once more he proclaimed his poem:Ah, who can live when God does this?
If you turn back from following Him, He will once again leave this people in the wilderness, and you will destroy all of them.”
The Lord your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them all at once; otherwise, the wild animals will become too numerous for you.
So the ark of the Lord was carried around the city, circling it once. They returned to the camp and spent the night there.
On the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
You have not deserted your brothers even once this whole time but have carried out the requirement of the command of the Lord your God.
He called out to the Lord: “Lord God, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.”
Once again the Lord called, “Samuel!”Samuel got up, went to Eli, and said, “Here I am; you called me.”“I didn’t call, my son,” he replied. “Go back and lie down.”
Once again, for the third time, the Lord called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, “Here I am; you called me.”Then Eli understood that the Lord was calling the boy.
Some reported to Saul: “Look, the troops are sinning against the Lord by eating meat with the blood still in it.”Saul said, “You have been unfaithful. Roll a large stone over here at once.”
Samuel continued, “Although you once considered yourself unimportant, have you not become the leader of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel
Jonathan once again swore to David in his love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.
Once again, David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him: “Go at once to Keilah, for I will hand the Philistines over to you.”
So David and his men, numbering about 600, left Keilah at once and moved from place to place. When it was reported to Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he called off the expedition.
Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has handed your enemy over to you. Let me thrust the spear through him into the ground just once. I won’t have to strike him twice!”
Once again, Abner warned Asahel, “Stop chasing me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How could I ever look your brother Joab in the face?”
Once again there was a battle with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam.
But his father had never once reprimanded him by saying, “Why do you act this way?” In addition, he was quite handsome and was born after Absalom.
for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram’s fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a raiding party, so they threw the man into Elisha’s tomb. When he touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived and stood up!
King Jehoash of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon once sent a message to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.
Once again the Philistines raided in the valley.
Once again there was a battle with the Philistines, and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam.
for the king’s ships kept going to Tarshish with Hiram’s servants, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, and once again he went out among the people from Beer-sheba to the hill country of Ephraim and brought them back to Yahweh, the God of their ancestors.
Once or twice the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem,
Once again, on the second day while drinking wine, the king asked Esther, “Queen Esther, whatever you ask will be given to you. Whatever you seek, even to half the kingdom, will be done.”
If one wanted to take Him to court,he could not answer God once in a thousand times.
For what does he care about his family once he is dead,when the number of his months has run out?
I have spoken once, and I will not reply;twice, but now I can add nothing.
God has spoken once;I have heard this twice:strength belongs to God,
You will increase my honorand comfort me once again.
You once spoke in a vision to Your loyal onesand said: “I have granted help to a warrior;I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Once and for allI have sworn an oath by My holiness;I will not lie to David.
A fool’s displeasure is known at once,but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.
and the dust returns to the earth as it once was,and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
The faithful city—what an adulteress she has become!She was once full of justice.Righteousness once dwelt in her—but now, murderers!
I will restore your judges to what they once were,and your advisers to their former state.Afterward you will be called the Righteous City,a Faithful City.”
You will not go to all the hillsthat were once tilled with a hoe,for fear of the thorns and briers.Those hills will be places for oxen to grazeand for sheep to trample.
This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Glean the remnant of Israelas thoroughly as a vine.Pass your hand once more like a grape gathererover the branches.
After I have uprooted them, I will once again have compassion on them and return each one to his inheritance and to his land.
“Take the underwear that you bought and are wearing, and go at once to the Euphrates and hide it in a rocky crevice.”
A long time later the Lord said to me, “Go at once to the Euphrates and get the underwear that I commanded you to hide there.”
“Go down at once to the potter’s house; there I will reveal My words to you.”
but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the land of the north and from all the other countries where I had banished them.’ They will dwell once more in their own land.”
This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “When I restore their fortunes, they will once again speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities, ‘May the Lord bless you, righteous settlement, holy mountain.’
A measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah.
“This is what the Lord of Hosts says: In this desolate place—without man or beast—and in all its cities there will once more be a grazing land where shepherds may rest flocks.
“Take another scroll, and once again write on it the very words that were on the original scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah burned.
How she sits alone,the city once crowded with people!She who was great among the nationshas become like a widow.The princess among the provinceshas been put to forced labor.
ב BetZion’s precious people—once worth their weight in pure gold—how they are regarded as clay jars,the work of a potter’s hands!
Her graves are set in the deepest regions of the Pit,and her company is all around her burial place.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who once spread terrorin the land of the living.
Elam is therewith all her hordes around her grave.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who went down to the underworld uncircumcised,who once spread their terrorin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
Among the slainthey prepare a resting place for Elamwith all her hordes.Her graves are all around her.All of them are uncircumcised,slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.They are placed among the slain.
Meshech and Tubal are there,with all their hordes.Their graves are all around them.All of them are uncircumcised, slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.
They do not lie downwith the fallen warriors of the uncircumcised,who went down to Sheolwith their weapons of war,whose swords were placed under their heads.The punishment for their sinsrested on their bones,although the terror of these warriorswas once in the land of the living.
I will fill you with people and animals, and they will increase and be fruitful. I will make you inhabited as you once were and make you better off than you were before. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.
Then they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden. The cities that were once ruined, desolate, and destroyed are now fortified and inhabited.’
Once the priests have entered, they must not go out from the holy area to the outer court until they have removed the clothes they minister in, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they approach the public area.”
He said, “Do you know why I’ve come to you? I must return at once to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I leave, the prince of Greece will come.
But I said: I have been banishedfrom Your sight,yet I will look once moretoward Your holy temple.
For the Lord of Hosts says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.
“Proclaim further: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: My cities will again overflow with prosperity; the Lord will once more comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.”
The Lord will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.
the residents of one city will go to another, saying: Let’s go at once to plead for the Lord’s favor and to seek the Lord of Hosts. I am also going.
I will whistle and gather thembecause I have redeemed them;they will be as numerous as they once were.
Once they crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
telling them, “Go into the village ahead of you. At once you will find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me.
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” At once the fig tree withered.
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables:
After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?
Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever, and they told Him about her at once.
Then He sternly warned him and sent him away at once,
At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?”
He set out from there and went to the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Then crowds converged on Him again and, as He usually did, He began teaching them once more.
Once again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing.
Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then He gave orders that she be given something to eat.
You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.
once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’
“Which one of you having a slave tending sheep or plowing will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
Then they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.
Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?”
If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself and will glorify Him at once.
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.
Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong.
At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.
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