'Run' in the Bible
As soon as the angels got them outside, one of them said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look back and don’t stop anywhere on the plain! Run to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”
Your servant has indeed found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness by saving my life. But I can’t run to the mountains; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die.
Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there—it’s only a small place, isn’t it?—so that I can survive.”
Hurry up! Run there, for I cannot do anything until you get there.” Therefore the name of the city is Zoar.
When she saw that he had left his garment with her and had run outside,
The central crossbar is to run through the middle of the planks from one end to the other.
He made the central crossbar run through the middle of the planks from one end to the other.
What can I say, Lord, now that Israel has turned its back and run from its enemies?
This is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies. They will turn their backs and run from their enemies, because they have been set apart for destruction. I will no longer be with you unless you remove from you what is set apart.
He said to the young man, “Run and find the arrows I’m shooting.” As the young man ran, Jonathan shot an arrow beyond him.
so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me.” But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.
When the men of Israel on the other side of the valley and on the other side of the Jordan saw that Israel’s men had run away and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled. So the Philistines came and settled in them.
After this, Absalom got himself a chariot, horses, and 50 men to run before him.
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.”
However, Ahimaaz son of Zadok persisted and said to Joab, “No matter what, please let me also run behind the Cushite!”Joab replied, “My son, why do you want to run since you won’t get a reward?”
“No matter what, I want to run!”“Then run!” Joab said to him. So Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain and outran the Cushite.
Adonijah son of Haggith kept exalting himself, saying, “I will be king!” He prepared chariots, cavalry, and 50 men to run ahead of him.
for this is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘The flour jar will not become empty and the oil jug will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the surface of the land.”
The flour jar did not become empty, and the oil jug did not run dry, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Elijah.
Run out to meet her and ask, ‘Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your son all right?’”And she answered, “Everything’s all right.”
Gehazi, the attendant of Elisha the man of God, thought: My master has let this Aramean Naaman off lightly by not accepting from him what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and torture me!” But his armor-bearer wouldn’t do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.
When all the men of Israel in the valley saw that the army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their cities and fled. So the Philistines came and settled in them.
But I said, “Should a man like me run away? How can I enter the temple and live? I will not go.”
They let their little ones run around like lambs;their children skip about,
For what does he care about his family once he is dead,when the number of his months has run out?
He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing;he does not run from the sword.
I am ridiculed by all my adversariesand even by my neighbors.I am dreaded by my acquaintances;those who see me in the street run from me.
How happy is the manwho has put his trust in the Lordand has not turned to the proudor to those who run after lies!
For no fault of mine,they run and take up a position.Awake to help me, and take notice.
Their eyes bulge out from fatness;the imaginations of their hearts run wild.
because their feet run toward troubleand they hurry to commit murder.
When you walk, your steps will not be hindered;when you run, you will not stumble.
a heart that plots wicked schemes,feet eager to run to evil,
The name of Yahweh is a strong tower;the righteous run to it and are protected.
Without revelation people run wild,but one who listens to instruction will be happy.
What will you do on the day of punishmentwhen devastation comes from far away?Who will you run to for help?Where will you leave your wealth?
but those who trust in the Lordwill renew their strength;they will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary;they will walk and not faint.
so you will summon a nation you do not know,and nations who do not know you will run to you.For the Lord your God,even the Holy One of Israel,has glorified you.”
The Lord will always lead you,satisfy you in a parched land,and strengthen your bones.You will be like a watered gardenand like a spring whose waters never run dry.
Their feet run after evil,and they rush to shed innocent blood.Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
Lift up a signal flag toward Zion.Run for cover! Don’t stand still!For I am bringing disaster from the north—a great destruction.
“Run for cover, Benjaminites,out of Jerusalem!Sound the ram’s horn in Tekoa;raise a smoke signal over Beth-haccherem,for disaster threatens from the north,even great destruction.
But I have not run away from being Your shepherd,and I have not longed for the fatal day.You know my words were spoken in Your presence.
Make Moab a salt marsh,for she will run away;her towns will become a desolation,without inhabitant.
Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is devastated;cry out, daughters of Rabbah!Clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and lament;run back and forth within your walls,because Milcom will go into exiletogether with his priests and officials.
Run! Turn back! Lie low,residents of Dedan,for I will bring Esau’s calamity on himat the time I punish him.
Damascus has become weak;she has turned to run;panic has gripped her.Distress and labor pains have seized herlike a woman in labor.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says:I am about to plead your caseand take vengeance on your behalf;I will dry up her seaand make her fountain run dry.
?TsadeThe hearts of the people cry out to the Lord.Wall of Daughter Zion,let your tears run down like a riverday and night.Give yourself no reliefand your eyes no rest.
So the border will run from the sea to Hazar-enon at the border of Damascus, with the territory of Hamath to the north. This will be the northern side.
On the east side it will run between Hauran and Damascus, along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; you will measure from the northern border to the eastern sea. This will be the eastern side.
On the south side it will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, and on to the Brook of Egypt as far as the Mediterranean Sea. This will be the southern side.
“The remainder of the length alongside the holy donation will be 3? miles to the east and 3? miles to the west. It will run alongside the holy donation. Its produce will be food for the workers of the city.
Next to the territory of Gad toward the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the Brook of Egypt, and out to the Mediterranean Sea.
Although he flourishes among his brothers,an east wind will come,a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.His water source will fail,and his spring will run dry.The wind will plunder the treasuryof every precious item.
They storm the city;they run on the wall;they climb into the houses;they enter through the windows like thieves.
Do horses gallop on the cliffs;does anyone plow there with oxen?Yet you have turned justice into poisonand the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—
He rebukes the sea so that it dries up,and He makes all the rivers run dry.Bashan and Carmel wither;even the flower of Lebanon withers.
He said to him, “Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and livestock in it.”
Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight all of you will run away because of Me, for it is written:I will strike the shepherd,and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.
Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!”
Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will run away,because it is written:I will strike the shepherd,and the sheepwill be scattered.
They will say to you, ‘Look there!’ or ‘Look here!’ Don’t follow or run after them.
They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.”
So not only do we run a risk that our business may be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be despised and her magnificence come to the verge of ruin—the very one all of Asia and the world adore.”
In fact, we run a risk of being charged with rioting for what happened today, since there is no justification that we can give as a reason for this disorderly gathering.”
After hoisting it up, they used ropes and tackle and girded the ship. Then, fearing they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the drift-anchor, and in this way they were driven along.
Then, fearing we might run aground in some rocky place, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight to come.
When daylight came, they did not recognize the land but sighted a bay with a beach. They planned to run the ship ashore if they could.
Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.
Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.
I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles—but privately to those recognized as leaders—so that I might not be running, or have run the race, in vain.
Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.
But you, man of God, run from these things,and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,love, endurance, and gentleness.
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,