'Though' in the Bible
When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, He said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, even though man’s inclination is evil from his youth. And I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.
Then Abraham answered, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord—even though I am dust and ashes—
Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, “Lord, would You destroy a nation even though it is innocent?
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.
and named the place Bethel, though previously the city was named Luz.
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, though no one is with us, understand that God will be a witness between you and me.”
So she took off her widow’s clothes, veiled her face, covered herself, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had grown up, she had not been given to him as a wife.
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.”
Then he said, “My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession.”
But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,does not have divided hooves—it is unclean for you;
the hyrax, though it chews the cud,does not have hooves—it is unclean for you;
the hare, though it chews the cud,does not have hooves—it is unclean for you;
the pig, though it has divided hooves,does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you.
After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back of the fabric.
“When a woman has a discharge of her blood for many days, though it is not the time of her menstruation, or if she has a discharge beyond her period, she will be unclean all the days of her unclean discharge, as she is during the days of her menstruation.
I will turn against you, so that you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even though no one is pursuing you.
I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.
“I will put anxiety in the hearts of those of you who survive in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a wind-driven leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as one flees from a sword, and fall though no one is pursuing them.
They will stumble over one another as if fleeing from a sword though no one is pursuing them. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.
and sleeps with another, but it is concealed from her husband, and she is undetected, even though she has defiled herself, since there is no witness against her, and she wasn’t caught in the act;
and if a feeling of jealousy comes over the husband and he becomes jealous because of his wife who has defiled herself—or if a feeling of jealousy comes over him and he becomes jealous of her though she has not defiled herself—
But they dared to go up the ridge of the hill country, even though the ark of the Lord’s covenant and Moses did not leave the camp.
They were also regarded as Rephaim, like the Anakim, though the Moabites called them Emim.
This too used to be regarded as the land of the Rephaim. The Rephaim lived there previously, though the Ammonites called them Zamzummim,
But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves, you are not to eat these:the camel, the hare, and the hyrax,though they chew the cud, they do not have hooves—they are unclean for you;
and the pig, though it has hooves, it does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you.You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses.
Eat it within your gates; both the unclean person and the clean may eat it, as though it were a gazelle or deer.
Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do this.
Because you didn’t serve the Lord your God with joy and a cheerful heart, even though you had an abundance of everything,
Though you were as numerous as the stars of the sky, you will be left with only a few people, because you did not obey the Lord your God.
When someone hears the words of this oath, he may consider himself exempt, thinking, ‘I will have peace even though I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered land as well as the dry land.
Let Reuben live and not diethough his people become few.
Though all the people who came out were circumcised, none of the people born in the wilderness along the way were circumcised after they had come out of Egypt.
because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong.”
I gave you a land you did not labor for, and cities you did not build, though you live in them; you are eating from vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.’
But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the Lord had kept her from conceiving.
When she had weaned him, she took him with her to Shiloh, as well as a three-year-old bull, half a bushel of flour, and a jar of wine. Though the boy was still young, she took him to the Lord’s house at Shiloh.
But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was coming against you, you said to me, ‘No, we must have a king rule over us’—even though the Lord your God is your king.
Samuel replied, “Don’t be afraid. Even though you have committed all this evil, don’t turn away from following the Lord. Instead, worship the Lord with all your heart.
David defeated the Philistine with a sling and a stone. Even though David had no sword, he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
When the young man had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone Ezel, fell with his face to the ground, and bowed three times. Then he and Jonathan kissed each other and wept with each other, though David wept more.
Saul went along one side of the mountain and David and his men went along the other side. Even though David was hurrying to get away from Saul, Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.
See, my father! Look at the corner of your robe in my hand, for I cut it off, but I didn’t kill you. Look and recognize that there is no evil or rebellion in me. I haven’t sinned against you even though you are hunting me down to take my life.
and said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have done what is good to me though I have done what is evil to you.
May the Lord repay every man for his righteousness and his loyalty. I wasn’t willing to lift my hand against the Lord’s anointed, even though the Lord handed you over to me today.
Therefore, be strong and courageous, for though Saul your lord is dead, the house of Judah has anointed me king over them.”
As for me, even though I am the anointed king, I have little power today. These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his evil!”
The king replied to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, or we would be a burden to you.” Although Absalom urged him, he wasn’t willing to go, though he did bless him.
Was he not more honored than the Three? He became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.
He also killed an Egyptian, a huge man. Even though the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went down to him with a club, snatched the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and then killed him with his own spear.
The king said to Abiathar the priest, “Go to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death today, since you carried the ark of the Lord God in the presence of my father David and you suffered through all that my father suffered.”
Though this temple is now exalted, everyone who passes by will be appalled and will mock. They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Even though our lord can see that the city’s location is good, the water is bad and the land unfruitful.”
Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah,
He was more honored than the Three and became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.
He also killed an Egyptian who was seven and a half feet tall. Even though the Egyptian had a spear in his hand like a weaver’s beam, Benaiah went down to him with a club, snatched the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and then killed him with his own spear.
David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come in peace to help me, my heart will be united with you, but if you have come to betray me to my enemies even though my hands have done no wrong, may the God of our ancestors look on it and judge.”
whoever sets his whole heart on seeking God, Yahweh, the God of his ancestors, even though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary.”
They set up the altar on its foundation and offered burnt offerings for the morning and evening on it to the Lord even though they feared the surrounding peoples.
On the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, even though the foundation of the Lord’s temple had not yet been laid.
Though we are slaves, our God has not abandoned us in our slavery. He has extended grace to us in the presence of the Persian kings, giving us new life, so that we can rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt—though You, our God, have punished us less than our sins deserve and have allowed us to survive—
Lord God of Israel, You are righteous, for we survive as a remnant today. Here we are before You with our guilt, though no one can stand in Your presence because of this.
But if you return to Me and carefully observe My commands, even though your exiles were banished to the ends of the earth, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place where I chose to have My name dwell.”
When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that no gap was left in it—though at that time I had not installed the doors in the gates—
Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him, to destroy him without just cause.”
Though I am blameless,I no longer care about myself;I renounce my life.
even though You know that I am not wickedand that there is no one who can deliver from Your hand?
Though his face is covered with fatand his waistline bulges with it,
Though his arrogance reaches heaven,and his head touches the clouds,
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouthand he conceals it under his tongue,
though he cherishes it and will not let it gobut keeps it in his mouth,
Though he piles up silver like dustand heaps up a wardrobe like clay—
Would I lie about my case?My wound is incurable,though I am without transgression.”
Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
Though they intend to harm youand devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.
Though an army deploys against me,my heart is not afraid;though a war breaks out against me,still I am confident.
A little while, and the wicked person will be no more;though you look for him, he will not be there.
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,because the Lord holds his hand.
Therefore we will not be afraid,though the earth tremblesand the mountains toppleinto the depths of the seas,
though its waters roar and foamand the mountains quake with its turmoil.Selah
Their graves are their eternal homes,their homes from generation to generation,though they have named estates after themselves.
Though he praises himself during his lifetime—and people praise you when you do well for yourself—
Though many are against me,He will redeem me from my battle unharmed.
Those who hate me without causeare more numerous than the hairs of my head;my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,are powerful.Though I did not steal, I must repay.
My mouth will tell about Your righteousnessand Your salvation all day long,though I cannot sum them up.
Though a thousand fall at your sideand ten thousand at your right hand,the pestilence will not reach you.
though the wicked sprout like grassand all evildoers flourish,they will be eternally destroyed.
where your fathers tested Me;they tried Me, though they had seen what I did.
Though they curse, You will bless.When they rise up, they will be put to shame,but Your servant will rejoice.
Though princes sit together speaking against me,Your servant will think about Your statutes;
Though the ropes of the wickedwere wrapped around me,I did not forget Your instruction.
Though I have become like a wineskin dried by smoke,I do not forget Your statutes.
Though one goes along weeping,carrying the bag of seed,he will surely come back with shouts of joy,carrying his sheaves.
Though the Lord is exalted,He takes note of the humble;but He knows the haughty from a distance.
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honeyand her words are smoother than oil,
Though a righteous man falls seven times,he will get up,but the wicked will stumble into ruin.
Though his hatred is concealed by deception,his evil will be revealed in the assembly.
Though you grind a foolin a mortar with a pestle along with grain,you will not separate his foolishness from him.
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