'Stop' in the Bible
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the whole earth, so that they had to stop building the city.
Some time later, a message came from the LORD to Abram in a vision. "Stop being afraid, Abram," he said. "I myself your shield am your very great reward."
Then one of them said, "Flee for your lives! Don't look back or stop anywhere on the plain. Escape to the hills, or you'll be swept away!"
"Relax," the manager said. "You can stop being afraid, now. Your God, the God of your father, has placed hidden treasure within those sacks for you. I've been paid in full." Then he brought Simeon out to them,
In response, Nun's son Joshua, Moses' attendant and one of his choice men, exclaimed, "My master Moses! Stop them!"
The rod that belongs to the man whom I'll choose will burst into bloom. That's how I'll put a stop to the complaints of the Israelis, who are complaining against you."
If you stop following him, he will once again abandon them in the wilderness. You'll end up destroying this entire people."
Therefore, circumcise your heart and stop being stubborn.
The LORD has established the Jordan River to be a territorial border between us and you. Descendants of Reuben and descendants of Gad have no allotment from the LORD." So your descendants may cause our descendants to stop fearing the LORD.'
I'm also going to stop expelling any of the nations that remained after Joshua died.
But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'
Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!"
But Ruth answered, "Stop urging me to abandon you and to turn back from following you. Because wherever you go, I'll go. Wherever you live, I'll live. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God.
The Israelis told Samuel, "Don't stop crying out to the LORD our God for us that he may deliver us from the hand of the Philistines."
When they entered the region of Zuph, Saul told the young man with him, "Come on, let's go back so my father does not stop worrying about the donkeys and become anxious about us."
As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel told Saul, "Tell your young man to go ahead of us and when he has gone ahead, stop for a while so I may declare God's word to you."
And don't stop showing your gracious love to my family forever, not even when the LORD eliminates each of David's enemies from the surface of the earth."
Abner told him, "Go off to your right or left after one of the young men and grab some war spoils." But Asahel would not stop following him,
so Abner told Asahel again, "Stop following me. Why should I strike you down? How could I show my face to your brother Joab?"
Then Abner called out to Joab, "Must the battle sword keep on devouring forever? Don't you realize that the end result is bitterness? How long will it take for you to order your army to stop pursuing their own relatives?"
Later, her brother Absalom asked her, "Has Amnon, that brother of yours, raped you? Then keep quiet about your half-brother for now, my sister. Stop taking this so personally." From that time on, Tamar lived in continuous desolation within her brother Absalom's house.
But Elijah told her, "You can stop being afraid. Go and do what you said, but first make me a muffin and bring it to me. Then make a meal for yourself and for your son,
But Elijah told him to go back seven times. On the seventh look, he said, "Look! There's a cloud, a small one, about the size of a man's hand. It's coming up out of the sea!" "Get up and find Ahab!" Elijah said. "Tell him, "Mount your chariot and ride down the mountain so the storm doesn't stop you.'"
Elisha replied, "Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!"
So King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, along with other priests, and asked them, "Why haven't you fixed the leaks in the Temple? Stop receiving donations from your acquaintances for repairing the leaks in the Temple."
He did what the LORD considered to be evil. Just as Nebat's son Jeroboam had led Israel into sin, so also Pekahiah did not stop doing the same thing.
God also sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem, but as he was about to do so, the LORD looked and withdrew the calamity by saying to the destroying angel, "Enough! Stop what you're doing!"
"Pay attention, everyone in Judah, in Jerusalem, and you, too, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says to you: "Stop being afraid, and stop being discouraged because of this vast invasion force, because the battle doesn't belong to you, but to God.
But even while the prophet was speaking, the king asked him, "Did we appoint you to be a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" So the prophet stopped speaking, but he also said, "I know God has determined to destroy you, because you've done all this and ignored my counsel."
So don't be stiff-necked like your ancestors were. Instead, submit to the LORD, enter his sanctuary that he has sanctified forever, and serve the LORD your God so that he'll stop being angry with you.
But he sent messengers to him, who asked him, "What do we have in common, King of Judah? I am not here today opposing you. I am fighting the dynasty that is fighting me, and God has ordered me to hurry. For your own good, stop interfering with God, who is with me, and he won't destroy you!"
But God watched over the Jewish leaders, who could not be forced to stop working until Darius received a report and responded in reply.
Our enemies said, "Before they notice or see us, we'll penetrate their midst, kill them, and stop the work!"
So I sent messengers to them, replying "I am involved in a great endeavor, so I can't leave. Why should the work stop while I leave it to come down to you?"
In that place, the wicked stop causing trouble, and there, those whose strength is exhausted are at rest.
"There is hope for the tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots won't stop growing.
Mockers surround me; I cannot stop staring at their hostility all through the night.
"When are you going to stop your word hunt? Think first, and then we can talk.
He won't stop looking at righteous people; he seats them on thrones with kings forever, and they are exalted.
and said, "You may come only this far and no more. Your majestic waves will stop here.'?
But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop.
Stop scourging me, since I have been crushed by your heavy hand.
Stop looking at me with chastisement, so I can smile again, before I depart and am no more. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
He blazed a path for his anger; he did not stop short from killing them, but handed them over to pestilence.
Restore us, God of our salvation, and stop being angry with us.
But I will not cut off my gracious love from him, and I will not stop being faithful.
When they stop breathing, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans evaporate!
My son, if you stop listening to instruction, you will stray from the principles of knowledge.
Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop.
Sow your seed in the morning, and don't stop working until evening, since you don't know which of your endeavors will do well, whether this one or that, or even if both will do equally well.
Stop bringing useless offerings! Incense is detestable to me, as are your New Moons, Sabbaths, and calling of convocations. I cannot stand iniquity within a solemn assembly.
"Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove your evil behavior from my presence; stop practicing what is evil.
"Stop trusting in human beings, whose life breath is in their nostrils, for what are they really worth?"
A dire vision has been announced to me: the traitor betrays, and the plunderer takes loot. Get up, Elam! Attack, Media! I am putting a stop to all the groaning she has caused.
get out of the way, turn aside from the path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel."
"And deliver this message to them: "Let tears run down my face, night and day, and don't let them stop, because my virgin daughter my people will be broken with a powerful blow, with a severe wound.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."
Gladness and rejoicing will be taken away from the fruitful land. From the land of Moab I'll cause the wine in the wine presses to stop flowing. The workers won't tread the grapes with a loud shout. There will be no shout!
Cry out from your heart to the Lord, wall of fair Zion! Let your tears run down like a river day and night. Allow yourself no rest, and don't stop crying.
You drew near when I called out to you. You said, "Stop being afraid"
"Only then will I stop being angry my burning in anger. Then they'll know that I've spoken out in my arduous anger. Only then will my burning anger against them be exhausted.
"That's how I'll make you stop your prostitution so you won't pay any prostitute's fees anymore. I'll stop being angry with you, and I'll cease being jealous. I'll be calm and not be indignant anymore.
Stop your transgressing the deeds by which you've rebelled and then make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, you house of Israel?
I'll cause obscene conduct to stop throughout the land, because all the women will be admonished not to practice their obscene conduct.
That's when all the kings of the seafaring nations will abandon their thrones, strip off their fancy clothes, and collapse trembling on the ground. They'll be so frightened as they observe what has happened to you that they'll be unable to stop trembling. They will be utterly appalled at you!
"This is what the Lord GOD says, "Enough of you, you regent princes of Israel! Abandon your violence and destruction. Practice what is just and right instead! Stop confiscating property from my people!' declares the Lord GOD.
Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."
I'll put a stop to her mirth, along with her celebrations, her New Moons, her Sabbaths, and all of her festive assemblies.
"The land quivers in their presence; even the heavens shake. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.
"Stop being afraid, land! Rejoice and be glad, because the LORD will do great things.
Stop being afraid, beasts of the field, because the desert pastures will bloom, the trees will bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine will deliver their wealth.
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.
Is he to continue to empty his fishing net? Will he ever stop killing entire nations without mercy?"
Furthermore, house of Judah and house of Israel, even though you used to be a curse among the nations, now I will surely save you, and you will be a blessing. Stop being afraid. Instead, grow stronger.'"
so I have decided at this time to do good things for Jerusalem and for the house of Judah. So stop being afraid.
But John tried to stop him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?"
"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
"That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or what you will drink or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn't it, and the body more than clothing?
"Stop judging, so that you won't be judged,
Stop being afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.
So stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows."
"Have courage!" Jesus immediately told them. "It's me. Stop being afraid!"
But Jesus came up to them and touched them, saying, "Get up, and stop being afraid."
Jesus, however, said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to people like these."
so do whatever they tell you and follow it, but stop doing what they do, because they don't do what they say.
Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
Then Jesus told them, "Stop being frightened! Go and tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."
But when Jesus heard what they said, he told the synagogue leader, "Stop being afraid! Just keep on believing."
All of them saw him and were terrified. Immediately he told them, "Have courage! It's me. Stop being afraid!"
John told Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he wasn't a follower like us."
But Jesus said, "Don't stop him, because no one who works a miracle in my name can slander me soon afterwards.
When Jesus saw this, he became furious and told them, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of God belongs to people like these.
But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,
But he told them, "Stop being astonished! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him.
But the angel told him, "Stop being afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to name him John.
Then the angel told her, "Stop being afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with God.
Then the angel told them, "Stop being afraid! Listen! I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.
He told them, "Stop collecting more money than the amount you are told to collect."
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