'Suddenly' in the Bible
As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.
There we were, binding sheaves of grain in the field. Suddenly my sheaf stood up, and your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.”
“If someone suddenly dies near him, defiling his consecrated head of hair, he must shave his head on the day of his purification; he is to shave it on the seventh day.
Suddenly the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them went out.
As the cloud moved away from the tent, Miriam’s skin suddenly became diseased, as white as snow. When Aaron turned toward her, he saw that she was diseased
When the community assembled against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the tent of meeting, and suddenly the cloud covered it, and the Lord’s glory appeared.
“But if anyone suddenly pushes a person without hostility or throws any object at him without malicious intent
Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Suddenly a young lion came roaring at him,
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.
While he was speaking with them, suddenly the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came forward from the Philistine battle line and shouted his usual words, which David heard.
Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, “Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David’s men?”
He was still speaking when Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest, suddenly arrived. Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are an excellent man, and you must be bringing good news.”
While Obadiah was walking along the road, Elijah suddenly met him. When Obadiah recognized him, he fell with his face to the ground and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?”
Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, “Get up and eat.”
When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.Suddenly, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
As the king was passing by, he cried out to the king and said, “Your servant marched out into the middle of the battle. Suddenly, a man turned aside and brought someone to me and said, ‘Guard this man! If he is ever missing, it will be your life in place of his life, or you will weigh out 75 pounds of silver.’
As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire with horses of fire suddenly appeared and separated the two of them. Then Elijah went up into heaven in the whirlwind.
About the time for the grain offering the next morning, water suddenly came from the direction of Edom and filled the land.
Suddenly he complained to his father, “My head! My head!”His father told his servant, “Carry him to his mother.”
Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a raiding party, so they threw the man into Elisha’s tomb. When he touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived and stood up!
Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over how God had prepared the people, for it had come about suddenly.
Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
They die suddenly in the middle of the night;people shudder, then pass away.Even the mighty are removed without effort.
All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.
shooting from concealed places at the innocent.They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
But God will shoot them with arrows;suddenly, they will be wounded.
How suddenly they become a desolation!They come to an end, swept away by terrors.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
for destruction from them will come suddenly;who knows what distress these two can bring?
The one who lives with integrity will be helped,but one who distorts right and wrongwill suddenly fall.
One who becomes stiff-necked,after many reprimandswill be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time as it suddenly falls on them.
Your many foes will be like fine dust,and many of the ruthless, like blowing chaff.Then suddenly, in an instant,
this iniquity of yours will belike a spreading breach,a bulge in a high wallwhose collapse will come in an instant—suddenly!
These two things will happen to yousuddenly, in one day:loss of children and widowhood.They will happen to you in their entirety,in spite of your many sorceriesand the potency of your spells.
But disaster will happen to you;you will not know how to avert it.And it will fall on you,but you will be unable to ward it off.Devastation will happen to you suddenlyand unexpectedly.
I declared the past events long ago;they came out of My mouth; I proclaimed them.Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.
Disaster after disaster is reportedbecause the whole land is destroyed.Suddenly my tents are destroyed,my tent curtains, in a moment.
My dear people, dress yourselves in sackclothand roll in the dust.Mourn as you would for an only son,a bitter lament,for suddenly the destroyer will come on us.
I made their widows more numerousthan the sand of the seas.I brought a destroyer at noonagainst the mother of young men.I suddenly released on heragitation and terrors.
Let a cry be heard from their houseswhen You suddenly bring raiders against them,for they have dug a pit to capture meand have hidden snares for my feet.
Suddenly Babylon fell and was shattered.Wail for her;get balm for her wound—perhaps she can be healed.
Daniel said, “In my vision at night I was watching, and suddenly the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea.
“Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’
“While I was considering the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. There were eyes in this horn like a man’s, and it had a mouth that spoke arrogantly.
Suddenly, a hand touched me and raised me to my hands and knees.
Suddenly one with human likeness touched my lips. I opened my mouth and said to the one standing in front of me, “My lord, because of the vision, anguish overwhelms me and I am powerless.
Won’t your creditors suddenly arise,and those who disturb you wake up?Then you will become spoil for them.
“See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the Lord of Hosts.
But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him.
Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping.
Suddenly they shouted, “What do You have to do with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
“Go!” He told them. So when they had come out, they entered the pigs. And suddenly the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water.
As He was telling them these things, suddenly one of the leaders came and knelt down before Him, saying, “My daughter is near death, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”
He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.
Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said:This is My beloved Son.I take delight in Him.Listen to Him!
While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. A large mob, with swords and clubs, was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.
Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.
Then suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone.
Otherwise, he might come suddenly and find you sleeping.
While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
Suddenly, two men were talking with Him—Moses and Elijah.
Often a spirit seizes him; suddenly he shrieks, and it throws him into convulsions until he foams at the mouth; wounding him, it hardly ever leaves him.
While He was still speaking, suddenly a mob was there, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Jesus to kiss Him,
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes.
While He was going, they were gazing into heaven, and suddenly two men in white clothes stood by them.
Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying.
As he traveled and was nearing Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, “Quick, get up!” Then the chains fell off his wrists.
Now, look! The Lord’s hand is against you. You are going to be blind, and will not see the sun for a time.” Suddenly a mist and darkness fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.
“As I was traveling and near Damascus, about noon an intense light from heaven suddenly flashed around me.
They expected that he would swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.