'Stop' 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!”
Pharaoh also said, “Look, the people of the land are so numerous, and you would stop them from working.”
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever it is to stop at a campsite, the Levites are to set it up. Any unauthorized person who comes near it must be put to death.
Joshua son of Nun, assistant to Moses since his youth, responded, “Moses, my lord, stop them!”
For the Lord has made the Jordan a border between us and you descendants of Reuben and Gad. You have no share in the Lord!’ So your descendants may cause our descendants to stop fearing the Lord.
But the olive tree said to them,“Should I stop giving my oilthat honors both God and man,and rule over the trees?”
But the fig tree said to them,“Should I stop givingmy sweetness and my good fruit,and rule over trees?”
But the grapevine said to them,“Should I stop giving my winethat cheers both God and man,and rule over trees?”
When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Please, why not let us stop at this Jebusite city and spend the night here?”
But his master replied to him, “We will not stop at a foreign city where there are no Israelites. Let’s move on to Gibeah.”
and Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, was serving before it. The Israelites asked: “Should we again fight against our brothers the Benjaminites or should we stop?”The Lord answered: “Fight, because I will hand them over to you tomorrow.”
Make images of your tumors and of your mice that are destroying the land. Give glory to Israel’s God, and perhaps He will stop oppressing you, your gods, and your land.
The Israelites said to Samuel, “Don’t stop crying out to the Lord our God for us, so that He will save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to the attendant who was with him, “Come on, let’s go back, or my father will stop worrying about the donkeys and start worrying about us.”
While Saul spoke to the priest, the panic in the Philistine camp increased in intensity. So Saul said to the priest, “Stop what you’re doing.”
“Stop!” exclaimed Samuel. “Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.”“Tell me,” he replied.
Then Jonathan called to him, “Hurry up and don’t stop!” Jonathan’s young man picked up the arrow and returned to his master.
David said to himself, “One of these days I’ll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I’ll escape from him.”
David and the 600 men with him went as far as the Wadi Besor, where 200 men who were to remain behind would stop.
Abner said to him, “Turn to your right or left, seize one of the young soldiers, and take whatever you can get from him.” But Asahel would not stop chasing him.
Once again, Abner warned Asahel, “Stop chasing me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How could I ever look your brother Joab in the face?”
Then Abner called out to Joab: “Must the sword devour forever? Don’t you realize this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?”
On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”
Then you must attack every fortified city and every choice city. You must cut down every good tree and stop up every spring of water. You must ruin every good piece of land with stones.”
So Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tuck your mantle under your belt, take my staff with you, and go. If you meet anyone, don’t stop to greet him, and if a man greets you, don’t answer him. Then place my staff on the boy’s face.”
While he was still speaking to him, the king asked, “Have we made you the king’s counselor? Stop, why should you lose your life?”So the prophet stopped, but he said, “I know that God intends to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my advice.”
But Neco sent messengers to him, saying, “What is the issue between you and me, king of Judah? I have not come against you today but I am fighting another dynasty. God told me to hurry. Stop opposing God who is with me; don’t make Him destroy you!”
Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a further decree has been pronounced by me.
But God was watching over the Jewish elders. These men wouldn’t stop them until a report was sent to Darius, so that they could receive written instructions about this matter.
I hereby issue a decree concerning what you must do, so that the elders of the Jews can rebuild the house of God:The cost is to be paid in full to these men out of the royal revenues from the taxes of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that the work will not stop.
And our enemies said, “They won’t know or see anything until we’re among them and can kill them and stop the work.”
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.
If He snatches something, who can stop Him?Who can ask Him, “What are You doing?”
Are my days not few? Stop it!Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little
If He passes by and throws someone in prisonor convenes a court, who can stop Him?
How long until you stop talking?Show some sense, and then we can talk.
My relatives stop coming by,and my close friends have forgotten me.
Listen to this, Job.Stop and consider God’s wonders.
when I declared: “You may come this far, but no farther;your proud waves stop here”?
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;they gathered against me.Assailants I did not knowtore at me and did not stop.
“Stop your fighting—and know that I am God,exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”
since the price of redeeming him is too costly,one should forever stop trying—
To start a conflict is to release a flood;stop the dispute before it breaks out.
If you stop listening to correction, my son,you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;stop giving your attention to it.
Stop bringing useless offerings.Your incense is detestable to Me.New Moons and Sabbaths,and the calling of solemn assemblies—I cannot stand iniquity with a festival.
“Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.Remove your evil deeds from My sight.Stop doing evil.
Stop and be astonished;blind yourselves and be blind!They are drunk, but not with wine;they stagger, but not with beer.
You are to speak this word to them:Let my eyes overflow with tears;day and night may they not stop,for the virgin daughter of my peoplehas been destroyed by a great disaster,an extremely severe wound.
Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: Turn, each one from his evil way of life, and correct your actions. Stop following other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I gave you and your ancestors. But you would not pay attention or obey Me.
But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their evil or stop burning incense to other gods.
But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘but I will grant you your life like the spoils of war wherever you go.’”
In Moab, I will stop”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the one who offers sacrifices on the high place and burns incense to his gods.
Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: I will put a stop to this proverb, and they will not use it again in Israel. But say to them: The days draw near, as well as the fulfillment of every vision.
Then they will burn down your houses and execute judgments against you in the sight of many women. I will stop you from being a prostitute, and you will never again pay fees for lovers.
Seventy weeks are decreedabout your people and your holy city—to bring the rebellion to an end,to put a stop to sin,to wipe away iniquity,to bring in everlasting righteousness,to seal up vision and prophecy,and to anoint the most holy place.
He will make a firm covenantwith many for one week,but in the middle of the weekhe will put a stop to sacrifice and offering.And the abomination of desolationwill be on a wing of the templeuntil the decreed destructionis poured out on the desolator.”
Then I said, “Lord God, please stop! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”
“Quit your preaching,” they preach.“They should not preach these things;shame will not overtake us.”
Nineveh has been like a pool of waterfrom her first days,but they are fleeing.“Stop! Stop!” they cry,but no one turns back.
But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”
John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.”
“Don’t stop him,” said Jesus, “because there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name who can soon afterward speak evil of Me.
When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Everyone was crying and mourning for her. But He said, “Stop crying, for she is not dead but asleep.”
John responded, “Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us.”
“Don’t stop him,” Jesus told him, “because whoever is not against you is for you.”
Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace!”
Jesus answered them, “Stop complaining among yourselves.
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment.”
for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
They also presented false witnesses who said, “This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
and said, “You son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all fraud, enemy of all righteousness! Won’t you ever stop perverting the straight paths of the Lord?
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
Come to your senses and stop sinning, for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.
I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.
Each of the four living creatures had six wings; they were covered with eyes around and inside. Day and night they never stop, saying:Holy, holy, holy,Lord God, the Almighty,who was, who is, and who is coming.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.”
The rest of the people, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands to stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which are not able to see, hear, or walk.