'Public' in the Bible
I will grant this people public favor with the Egyptians, and as a result, when you leave you won't go empty-handed.
Gather whatever you've taken as spoils at the public square of the town, then burn the town, along with whatever you've taken, as an offering to the LORD your God. It will remain a permanent mound of ruins, never to be rebuilt again.
After they entered the city, they had to sit down in the public square because no one would take them into their home for the night. Just then, an old man was coming out of the fields that evening from work. The man was from the mountainous region of Ephraim and had been staying in Gibeah, even though the men of that place were descendants of Benjamin.
As the old man looked up and saw the traveling man in the public square of the city, he asked, "Now then, where are you headed? And where are you from?"
The old man replied, "Don't be alarmed. I'll take care of all your needs. Just don't spend the night in the public square."
So I thought to myself I ought to tell you that you must make a public purchase of this before the town residents and the elders of my people. So if you intend to act as the related redeemer, then do so. But if not, let me know, because except for you and I after you there is no one to fulfill the duties of a related redeemer." The man responded, "I will act as related redeemer."
During Israel's earlier history, all things concerning redeeming or changing inheritances were confirmed by a man taking off his sandal and giving it to the other party, thereby creating a public record in Israel.
along with Mahlon's wife Ruth the Moabite woman. I will marry her to continue the family name as an inheritance, so that the name of the deceased does not disappear from among his relatives, nor from the public record. You are all witnesses today!"
David had Saul's bones and the bones of his son Jonathan removed from the custody of certain men from Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square in Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them that is, back on the day when the Philistines had killed Saul on Mount Gilboa.
In the memos, she wrote the following directives: "Proclaim a public fast and seat Naboth in the front row.
They proclaimed a public fast and seated Naboth in the front row.
Two wicked men came in, sat down in front of them, and testified against Naboth in public, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.
"You are not to fear other gods, bow down to them, serve them, or sacrifice to them. Instead, it is to be the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, showing great power and public demonstrations of might, whom you are to fear, worship, and to whom you are to offer sacrifice.
A public notice was sent throughout Judah and Jerusalem to bring in the tax that Moses the servant of the LORD had levied on Israel when they were in the wilderness.
While standing in his appointed place, the king made a public covenant with the LORD to follow the LORD, to keep his commandments, his testimonies, and his statutes, and to do so with all of his heart and soul, and to carry out what was written in the covenant contained in the book.
So after thinking it over carefully, I accused the officials and nobles openly, "Every one of you is charging your fellow countrymen interest!" So I opened a public investigation against them.
Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares.
Reward her for her work let her actions result in public praise.
I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.
He burned the LORD's Temple, the king's house, and all the houses in Jerusalem. He also burned every public building with fire.
He will endure being slapped in the face, bringing him public disgrace.
""Their horses will trample all the public places as he executes your inhabitants with swords. The most fortified of your pillars will be torn to the ground.
"This is what the Lord did for me when he looked favorably on me and took away my public disgrace."
And look, he is speaking in public, and they are not saying anything to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Messiah?
"Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen! The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made them a great people during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with a public display of power he led them out of there.
When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities who met together in the public square.
But the Jewish leaders became jealous, and they took some contemptible characters who used to hang out in the public square, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. They attacked Jason's home and searched it for Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the people.
So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and other worshipers, as well as every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.
He successfully refuted the Jews in public and proved by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah.
And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.
Until I arrive, give your full concentration to the public reading of Scripture, to exhorting, and to teaching.
and who have fallen away, as long as they continue to crucify the Son of God to their own detriment by exposing him to public ridicule.