'Surely' in the Bible
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now.”
This is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.
Send one from among you to get your brother. The rest of you will be imprisoned so that your words can be tested to see if they are true. If they are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!”
Yet as surely as I live and as the whole earth is filled with the Lord’s glory,
Tell them: As surely as I live,” this is the Lord’s declaration, “I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.
I raise My hand to heaven and declare:As surely as I live forever,
As surely as the Lord lives who saves Israel, even if it is because of my son Jonathan, he must die!” Not one of the troops answered him.
When Saul had seen David going out to confront the Philistine, he asked Abner the commander of the army, “Whose son is this youth, Abner?”“My king, as surely as you live, I don’t know,” Abner replied.
Saul listened to Jonathan’s advice and swore an oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be killed.”
But David said, “Your father certainly knows that you have come to look favorably on me. He has said, ‘Jonathan must not know of this, or else he will be grieved.’” David also swore, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, there is but a step between me and death.”
Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal.
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord God of Israel lives, who prevented me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, Nabal wouldn’t have had any men left by morning light.”
But the woman said to him, “You surely know what Saul has done, how he has killed the mediums and spiritists in the land. Why are you setting a trap for me to get me killed?”
Then Saul swore to her by the Lord: “As surely as the Lord lives, nothing bad will happen to you because of this.”
But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the Lord lives, the One who has redeemed my life from every distress,
Uriah answered David, “The ark, Israel, and Judah are dwelling in tents, and my master Joab and his soldiers are camping in the open field. How can I enter my house to eat and drink and sleep with my wife? As surely as you live and by your life, I will not do this!”
David was infuriated with the man and said to Nathan: “As the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die!
The king will surely listen in order to rescue his servant from the hand of this man who would eliminate both me and my son from God’s inheritance.
The king asked, “Did Joab put you up to all this?”The woman answered. “As you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or left from all my lord the king says. Yes, your servant Joab is the one who gave orders to me; he told your servant exactly what to say.
But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!”
But Naaman got angry and left, saying, “I was telling myself: He will surely come out, stand and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and will wave his hand over the spot and cure the skin disease.
‘As surely as I saw the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons yesterday’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘so will I repay you on this plot of land’—this is the Lord’s declaration. So now, according to the word of the Lord, pick him up and throw him on the plot of land.”
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.”
But mankind is born for troubleas surely as sparks fly upward.
Surely the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me;my spirit drinks their poison.God’s terrors are arrayed against me.
Surely this is the joy of his way of life;yet others will sprout from the dust.
Surely He knows which people are worthless.If He sees iniquity, will He not take note of it?
Surely He would rebuke youif you secretly showed partiality.
Surely He has now exhausted me.You have devastated my entire family.
Surely mockers surround meand my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.
“Surely our opponents are destroyed,and fire has consumed what they left behind.”
For the morning is like darkness to them.Surely they are familiar with the terrors of darkness!
Surely there is a mine for silverand a place where gold is refined.
I would surely carry it on my shoulderand wear it like a crown.
You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?”Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,things too wonderful for me to know.
Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Surely God crushes the heads of His enemies,the hairy head of one who goes on in his guilty acts.
I will listen to what God will say;surely the Lord will declare peaceto His people, His godly ones,and not let them go back to foolish ways.
Surely our shield belongs to the Lord,our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Though one goes along weeping,carrying the bag of seed,he will surely come back with shouts of joy,carrying his sheaves.
You will surely eatwhat your hands have worked for.You will be happy,and it will go well for you.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,and the light around me will be night”—
Surely the righteous will praise Your name;the upright will live in Your presence.
Surely, the practice of extortion turns a wise person into a fool,and a bribe destroys the mind.
Don’t let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord will certainly deliver us! This city will not be handed over to the king of Assyria.’”
Surely, falsehood comes from the hills,commotion from the mountains,but the salvation of Israelis only in the Lord our God.
I will go to the powerfuland speak to them.Surely they know the way of the Lord,the justice of their God.However, these also had broken the yokeand torn off the chains.
I will surely forget you and throw away from My presence both you and the city that I gave you and your fathers.
He finished the address the Lord had commanded him to deliver to all the people. Then the priests, the prophets, and all the people took hold of him, yelling, “You must surely die!
When they had heard all the words, they turned to each other in fear and said to Baruch, “We must surely tell the king all these things.”
If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
“As for you, house of Israel, this is what the Lord God says: Go and serve your idols, each of you. But afterward you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
I determined to hand it over to a ruler of nations; he would surely deal with it. I banished it because of its wickedness.
If I say to the wicked, ‘Wicked one, you will surely die,’ but you do not speak out to warn him about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
When I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, but he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteousness will be remembered, and he will die because of the iniquity he has committed.
“So when I tell the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but he repents of his sin and does what is just and right—
“Tell them this: This is what the Lord God says: As surely as I live, those who are in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the open field I have given to wild animals to be devoured, and those in the strongholds and caves will die by plague.
Surely the Levites who wandered away from Me when Israel went astray, and who strayed from Me after their idols, will bear the consequences of their sin.
Deeply distressed, each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?”
Then Judas, His betrayer, replied, “Surely not I, Rabbi?”“You have said it,” He told him.
They began to be distressed and to say to Him one by one, “Surely not I?”
because He has looked with favoron the humble condition of His slave.Surely, from now on all generationswill call me blessed,