'Short' in the Bible
Then she went and sat by herself about a distance of a bowshot away, because she kept saying to herself, "I can't bear to watch the child die!" That's why she sat a short distance away, crying aloud and weeping.
But the LORD responded to Moses, "Is the LORD short on power? You're now going to witness whether what I say will come to pass or not."
When they had been gone a short distance from Micah's home, some of Micah's neighbors assembled a search party and overtook the descendants of Dan.
She asked us, "Please allow me to glean what's left of the grain behind the harvesters.' So she came out and has continued working from dawn until now, except for a short time in a shelter."
Your servant will cross the Jordan River with the king for a short distance, but why should the king offer me this reward?
But Elisha responded, "As the LORD lives, and while you're still alive, I'm not going to leave you!" So they went on their way, accompanied by 50 men from the Guild of Prophets, who stood at a short distance from them while they were both standing by the Jordan.
After Naaman had gone only a short distance, Gehazi, the attendant to Elisha, the man of God, told himself, "Look how my master has spared this Aramean, Naaman! He declined to take from him what he brought. As the LORD lives, I'm going to run after him and get something from him."
"They remain only a short time on the water's surface; their inheritance will be cursed in the land; no one will work in their vineyards.
He blazed a path for his anger; he did not stop short from killing them, but handed them over to pestilence.
You have caused the days of his youth to be cut short; you have covered him with shame Interlude
Remember how short my lifetime is! How powerless have you created all human beings!
He has weakened my strength along the way. He has cut short my days.
Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.
I decided to indulge in wine, while still remaining committed to wisdom. I also tried to indulge in foolishness, just enough to determine whether it was good for human beings under heaven given the short time of their lives.
Don't be impulsive with your mouth nor be in a hurry to talk in God's presence. Since God is in heaven and you're on earth, keep your speech short.
because the bed is too short to stretch out on, and its blankets too narrow to wrap around oneself!
Why is it that when I came, no one was there? Why was there no answer when I called? Was my arm too short to redeem you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? Look! By my mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert. Their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.
"See, the LORD's hand is not too short to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear.
"And there will no longer be in it a young boy who lives only a few days, or an old person who does not live out his days; for one who dies at a hundred years will be thought a mere youth, and one who falls short of a hundred years will be considered accursed.
Indeed every head will be bald and every beard cut short. There will be gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins.
"Therefore you are to say, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "Although I've removed them far away to live among the nations, and although I've scattered them throughout the earth, yet I've continued to be their sanctuary, even for the short time that they will be living in the lands to which they've gone."'
His successor will send out a tax collector for royal splendor, but in a short period of time he'll be shattered, though neither in anger nor in battle.'"
but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.
but since they don't have any roots, they last for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, they immediately fall away.
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man.
Jesus replied to the crowd, "The light is among you only for a short time. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. The person who walks in the darkness is in the darkness and does not know where he is going.
since all have sinned and continue to fall short of God's glory.
This is what I mean, brothers: The time is short. From now on, those who have wives should live as though they had none,
because he preferred being mistreated with God's people to enjoying the pleasures of sin for a short time.
For a short time they disciplined us as they thought best, but God does it for our good, so that we may share in his holiness.
I urge you, brothers, to listen patiently to my encouraging message, for I have written you a short letter.
Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is to be the true grace of God in which you are to stand firm!
So be glad, heavens, and those who live in them! How terrible it is for the earth and the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short!"