'Stretch' in the Bible
I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles that I will perform in it. After that, he will let you go.
but the Lord told him, “Stretch out your hand and grab it by the tail.” So he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand.
The Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh when I stretch out My hand against Egypt, and bring out the Israelites from among them.”
So the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt—over their rivers, canals, ponds, and all their water reservoirs—and they will become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone containers.”
The Lord then said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, canals, and ponds, and cause the frogs to come up onto the land of Egypt.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, and it will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven and let there be hail throughout the land of Egypt—on man and beast and every plant of the field in the land of Egypt.”
The Lord then said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt and the locusts will come up over it and eat every plant in the land, everything that the hail left.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be felt.”
As for you, lift up your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back on the Egyptians, on their chariots and horsemen.”
They stretch out like river valleys,like gardens beside a stream,like aloes the Lord has planted,like cedars beside the water.
I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line used on Samaria and the mason’s level used on the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl—wiping it and turning it upside down.
But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”
But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”
Yet no one would stretch out his handagainst a ruined manwhen he cries out to him for helpbecause of his distress.
Ambassadors will come from Egypt;Cush will stretch out its hands to God.
Why do You hold back Your hand?Stretch out Your right hand and destroy them!
Indeed, the bed is too short to stretch out on,and its cover too small to wrap up in.
The desert owl and the screech owl will possess it,and the great owl and the raven will dwell there.The Lord will stretch out a measuring lineand a plumb line over herfor her destruction and chaos.
Their houses will be turned over to others,their fields and wives as well,for I will stretch out My handagainst the inhabitants of the land.This is the Lord’s declaration.
A measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah.
Look, I am against you, devastating mountain—this is the Lord’s declaration—you devastate the whole earth.I will stretch out My hand against you,roll you down from the cliffs,and turn you into a charred mountain.
I will stretch out My hand against them, and wherever they live I will make the land a desolate waste, from the wilderness to Diblah. Then they will know that I am Yahweh.”
“But if the prophet is deceived and speaks a message, it was I, Yahweh, who deceived that prophet. I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
“Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to wipe out both man and animal from it,
therefore I am about to stretch out My hand against you and give you as plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples and eliminate you from the countries. I will destroy you, and you will know that I am Yahweh.”
therefore this is what the Lord God says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off both man and animal from it. I will make it a wasteland; they will fall by the sword from Teman to Dedan.
therefore this is what the Lord God says: I am about to stretch out My hand against the Philistines, cutting off the Cherethites and wiping out what remains of the coastal peoples.
Say to it: This is what the Lord God says:Look! I am against you, Mount Seir.I will stretch out My hand against youand make you a desolate waste.
They stretch out beside every altaron garments taken as collateral,and in the house of their God,they drink wine obtained through fines.
I will stretch out My hand against Judahand against all the residents of Jerusalem.I will cut off every vestige of Baalfrom this place,the names of the pagan priestsalong with the priests;
He will also stretch out His hand against the northand destroy Assyria;He will make Nineveh a desolate ruin,dry as the desert.
Then He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and it was restored, as good as the other.
After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
After looking around at them all, He told him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.
“I assure you: When you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don’t want to go.”
while You stretch out Your hand for healing, signs, and wonders to be performed through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”