'Once' in the Bible
Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”
Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make supplication to the Lord your God, that He would only remove this death from me.”
Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year; he shall make atonement on it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once a year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.”
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.
Now you shall have this as a permanent statute, to make atonement for the sons of Israel for all their sins once every year.” And just as the Lord had commanded Moses, so he did.
So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.”
For if you turn away from following Him, He will once more abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people.”
“As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his,And his horns are the horns of the wild ox;With them he will push the peoples,All at once, to the ends of the earth.And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,And those are the thousands of Manasseh.”
You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.
So he had the ark of the Lord taken around the city, circling it once; then they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.
Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days.
Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.”
Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us!’
When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all that is in his heart.” Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.
Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”
As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now therefore, go up for you will find him at once.”
Then David inquired of the Lord once more. And the Lord answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.”
Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
Now Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said once more to Joab, “But whatever happens, please let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why would you run, my son, since you will have no reward for going?”
Go at once to King David and say to him, ‘Have you not, my lord, O king, sworn to your maidservant, saying, “Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’
For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes.
The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.
For the king had ships which went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
Now that which was prepared for each day was one ox and six choice sheep, also birds were prepared for me; and once in ten days all sorts of wine were furnished in abundance. Yet for all this I did not demand the governor’s food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.
“If one wished to dispute with Him,He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
“Indeed God speaks once,Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”
Once God has spoken;Twice I have heard this:That power belongs to God;
You, even You, are to be feared;And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones,And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty;I have exalted one chosen from the people.
“Once I have sworn by My holiness;I will not lie to David.
A fool’s anger is known at once,But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
How the faithful city has become a harlot,She who was full of justice!Righteousness once lodged in her,But now murderers.
Woe, O Ariel, Ariel the city where David once camped!Add year to year, observe your feasts on schedule.
Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous;And the wisdom of their wise men will perish,And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.”
“Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?Can a land be born in one day?Can a nation be brought forth all at once?As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Once again they will speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities when I restore their fortunes,‘The Lord bless you, O abode of righteousness,O holy hill!’
How lonely sits the cityThat was full of people!She has become like a widowWho was once great among the nations!She who was a princess among the provincesHas become a forced laborer!
Nor do they lie beside the fallen heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these heroes was once in the land of the living.
For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.
The inhabitants of one will go to another, saying, “Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts; I will also go.”
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well.
Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.
And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He *said to it, “No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you.” And at once the fig tree withered.
Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, “How did the fig tree wither all at once?”
And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.
Getting up, He *went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds *gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.
The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This is one of them!”
And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.
Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
“When I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to bring charges against him before you.”
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;
For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.
and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.
For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan hindered us.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.
and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.”
This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.
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