'Privately' in the Bible
So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. Esau said privately, "The time of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill my brother Jacob!"
Then Joseph gave orders [privately] that their bags be filled with grain, and that every man’s money [used to pay for the grain] be put back in his sack, and that provisions be given to them for the journey. And so this was done for them.
But Judah approached him and begged him, "Your Excellency, please allow your servant to speak to you privately. Please don't be angry with your servant, since you are equal to Pharaoh.
You complained among yourselves privately and said, "Because the Lord hates us he brought us from Egypt to deliver us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us!
Saul commanded his officials, "Speak with David privately and say, "Look, the king delights in you, and all his officials love you. Now become the king's son-in-law.'"
So Saul's servants spoke these words privately to David. David replied, "Is becoming the king's son-in-law something insignificant to you? I'm just a poor and lightly-esteemed man!"
Then Abner spoke privately with the Benjaminites. Abner also went to Hebron to inform David privately of all that Israel and the entire house of Benjamin had agreed to.
When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab’s brother.
Privately given gifts pacify wrath, and payments made secretly appease great anger.
King Zedekiah later sent for him and received him, and in his house privately asked him, “Is there a word from the Lord?”“There is,” Jeremiah responded, and he continued, “You will be handed over to the king of Babylon.”
Then Kareah's son Jonathan spoke privately to Gedaliah at Mizpah: "Let me go kill Nethaniah's son Ishmael, and no one will know. Why should he take your life? Otherwise all the Judeans who have gathered around you will be scattered, and the remnant of Judah will perish."
and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,
Now when Jesus heard this he went away from there privately in a boat to an isolated place. But when the crowd heard about it, they followed him on foot from the towns.
Peter took Him aside [to speak to Him privately] and began to reprimand Him, saying, “May God forbid it! This will never happen to You.”
Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain.
Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens and pays attention to you, you have won back your brother.
While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the 12 disciples aside privately and said to them on the way:
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, He would explain everything to His own disciples.
He said to them, "Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while" (for many were coming and going, and there was no time to eat).
And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
So He took him away from the crowd privately. After putting His fingers in the man’s ears and spitting, He touched his tongue.
Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John and led them alone up a high mountain privately. And he was transfigured before them,
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
One day, while Jesus was praying privately and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
When however His brothers had gone up to the Festival, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were privately.
When she had said this, she went away and called her sister Mary and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you!"
And every day, in the Temple and privately, they went on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Then they privately put forward men who declared, "We have heard him speak blasphemous things against Moses and against God."
and Paul said to them, 'Having beaten us publicly uncondemned -- men, Romans being -- they did cast us to prison, and now privately do they cast us forth! why no! but having come themselves, let them bring us forth.'
and Jason has welcomed them [into his house and protected them]! And they all are saying things contrary to the decrees of Caesar, [actually] claiming that there is another king, Jesus.”
And how I kept back nothing which might be of profit to you, teaching you publicly and privately,
Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?
And if they have a desire for knowledge about anything, let them put questions to their husbands privately: for talking in the church puts shame on a woman.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
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