'Run' in the Bible
“Joseph is a fruitful bough,A fruitful bough by a spring;Its branches run over a wall.
He said, “This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots.
Then Jesse said to David his son, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers.
If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.’
He said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him.
So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.
Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has freed him from the hand of his enemies.”
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?”
“But whatever happens,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain and passed up the Cushite.
“For by You I can run upon a troop;By my God I can leap over a wall.
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.
Then she called to her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and return.”
Please run now to meet her and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?’” And she answered, “It is well.”
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.”
For by You I can run upon a troop;And by my God I can leap over a wall.
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me.Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!
Their eye bulges from fatness;The imaginations of their heart run riot.
He brought forth streams also from the rockAnd caused waters to run down like rivers.
I shall run the way of Your commandments,For You will enlarge my heart.
For their feet run to evilAnd they hasten to shed blood.
When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;And if you run, you will not stumble.
A heart that devises wicked plans,Feet that run rapidly to evil,
“Draw me after you and let us run together!The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad;We will extol your love more than wine.Rightly do they love you.”
Yet those who wait for the LordWill gain new strength;They will mount up with wings like eagles,They will run and not get tired,They will walk and not become weary.
“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,And a nation which knows you not will run to you,Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;For He has glorified you.”
Their feet run to evil,And they hasten to shed innocent blood;Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity,Devastation and destruction are in their highways.
“If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out,Then how can you compete with horses?If you fall down in a land of peace,How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”
“Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths,O inhabitants of Hazor,” declares the Lord;“For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against youAnd devised a scheme against you.
“Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?”
“For these things I weep;My eyes run down with water;Because far from me is a comforter,One who restores my soul.My children are desolateBecause the enemy has prevailed.”
Their heart cried out to the Lord,“O wall of the daughter of Zion,Let your tears run down like a river day and night;Give yourself no relief,Let your eyes have no rest.
My eyes run down with streams of waterBecause of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
“Then I will make their waters settleAnd will cause their rivers to run like oil,”Declares the Lord God.
“In the latter period of their rule,When the transgressors have run their course,A king will arise,Insolent and skilled in intrigue.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;And like war horses, so they run.
They run like mighty men,They climb the wall like soldiers;And they each march in line,Nor do they deviate from their paths.
They rush on the city,They run on the wall;They climb into the houses,They enter through the windows like a thief.
Do horses run on rocks?Or does one plow them with oxen?Yet you have turned justice into poisonAnd the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
Then the Lord answered me and said,“Record the visionAnd inscribe it on tablets,That the one who reads it may run.
and said to him, “Run, speak to that young man, saying, ‘Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it.
They will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them.
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along.
Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,