'Surprised' in the Bible
When Isaac had been there for some time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked down from the window and was surprised to see Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
So Joshua and his whole military force surprised them at the waters of Merom and attacked them.
Gideon went up the road of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and ambushed the surprised army.
When Zebah and Zalmunna ran away, Gideon chased them and captured the two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna. He had surprised their entire army.
The messenger told David, "The men surprised us and attacked us in the field, but we drove them back to the entrance of the city gate.
The upright are surprised at this, and he who has done no wrong is troubled because of the evil-doers.
Let those who say to me, Aha, aha! be surprised because of their shame.
Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.
Be surprised and full of wonder; let your eyes be covered and be blind: be overcome, but not with wine; go with uncertain steps, but not because of strong drink.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Give us word of what will be after this, so that we may be certain that you are gods: yes, do good or do evil, so that we may all see it and be surprised.
As peoples were surprised at him, And his face was not beautiful, so as to be desired: his face was so changed by disease as to be unlike that of a man, and his form was no longer that of the sons of men.
And he saw that there was no man, and was surprised that there was no one to take up their cause: so his arm gave salvation, and he made righteousness his support.
Why are you like a man surprised, like a man of war who is not able to give help? but you, O Lord, are with us, and we are named by your name; do not go away from us.
Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
And it came about, when Jesus had come to the end of these words, that the people were surprised at his teaching,
And when these words came to the ears of Jesus he was surprised, and said to those who came after him, Truly I say to you, I have not seen such great faith, no, not in Israel.
And when the evil spirit had been sent out, the man had the power of talking: and they were all surprised, saying, Such a thing has never been seen in Israel.
And all the people were surprised and said, Is not this the Son of David?
And coming into his country, he gave them teaching in their Synagogue, so that they were greatly surprised and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these works of power?
And the disciples, hearing this, were greatly surprised, saying, Who then may have salvation?
And when the disciples saw it they were surprised, saying, How did the fig-tree become dry in so short a time?
And the people hearing it were surprised at his teaching.
But Jesus did not reply at all, so that the governor was very surprised.
And they were all greatly surprised, so that they put questions to one another, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with authority he gives orders even to the unclean spirits, and they do what he says.
And when the Sabbath day had come, he was teaching in the Synagogue; and a number of people hearing him were surprised, saying, From where did this man get these things? and, What is the wisdom given to this man, and what are these works of power done by his hands?
And he was greatly surprised because they had no faith. And he went about the country places teaching.
The whole crowd was very surprised to see Jesus and ran to welcome him.
And they were greatly surprised, saying to him, Who then may have salvation?
Pilate was surprised that He was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He had already died.
So they came out, and fled from the tomb, for they were greatly agitated and surprised; and they said not a word to any one, for they were afraid.
And the people were waiting for Zacharias and were surprised because he was in the Temple for such a long time.
And he sent for writing materials and put down: His name is John; and they were all surprised.
And when they saw him they were surprised, and his mother said to him, Son, why have you done this to us? see, your father and I have been looking for you with sorrow.
And they were surprised at his teaching, for his word was with authority.
And when these things were said to Jesus, he was surprised, and, turning to the mass of people coming after him, said, I have not seen such great faith, no, not in Israel.
The Pharisee was surprised to see that he didn't first wash before the meal.
Do not be surprised that I have told you, ‘You must be born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].’
Just then His disciples came, and they were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. However, no one said, “What are You asking about?” or, “Why are You talking to her?”
Do not be surprised at this; for a time is coming when all those who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
Then the Jews were surprised and said, How has this man got knowledge of books? He has never been to school.
This was the answer of Jesus: I have done one work and you are all surprised at it.
And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.
And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?
And Peter, seeing this, said to the people, “You men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Why are you staring at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Now when they saw that Peter and John were without fear, though they were men of no education or learning, they were greatly surprised; and they took note of them that they had been with Jesus.
All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.
I am astonished and extremely irritated that you are so quickly shifting your allegiance and deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different [even contrary] gospel;
So they are surprised that you don’t plunge with them into the same flood of wild living—and they slander you.
Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.
Do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. I was very surprised when I saw her.
"Why are you surprised?" The angel asked me. "I will tell you the secret of the woman and the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns that carries her.
The beast that you saw existed once, but is no longer, and is going to crawl out of the bottomless pit and then proceed to its destruction. Those living on earth, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, will be surprised when they see the beast because it was, is no longer, and will come again.