'Time' in the Bible
For the baptism of John was with water, but you will have baptism with the Holy Spirit, after a little time.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.
At that time, Peter got up among the brothers (there were about 120 people present) and said,
Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
and even upon My bondservants, both men and women, at that time, I will pour out My Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
One afternoon, Peter and John were on their way to the Temple for the three o'clock prayer time.
He must remain in heaven until the time of universal restitution, which God announced long ago through the voice of his holy prophets.
Yes, and all the Prophets, from Samuel onwards--all who have spoken--have also announced the coming of this present time.
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.
"For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
After that man, at the time of the census, Judas the Galilean appeared and got people to follow him. He, too, died, and all his followers were scattered.
Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
Then we will give all our time to prayer and the teaching of the word.
And God gave him no heritage in it, not even enough to put his foot on: but he gave him an undertaking that he would give it to him and to his children after him, though he had no child at that time.
When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers the first time.
And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.
But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
Until [the time when] there arose over Egypt another and a different king who did not know Joseph [neither knowing his history and services nor recognizing his merits].
In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
And at these words, Moses went in flight to the land of Midian, and was living there for a time, and had two sons.
"At that time they even made a calf to be their idol, offered a sacrifice to it, and delighted in what they had made with their hands.
Our ancestors brought it here with Joshua when they replaced the nations that God drove out in front of our ancestors, and it was here until the time of David.
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And great crowds of people with one accord listened to and heeded what was said by Philip, as they heard him and watched the miracles and wonders which he kept performing [from time to time].
Now for some time past there had been a man named Simon living there, who had been practising magic and astonishing the Samaritans, pretending that he was more than human.
And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
For up to that time he had not come on any of them; only baptism had been given to them in the name of the Lord Jesus.
after which he took food and regained his strength. Then he remained some little time with the disciples in Damascus.
After considerable time had elapsed, the Jews conspired to put Saul out of the way by slaying him,
At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.
And Peter remained in Joppa for considerable time with a certain Simon a tanner.
And Peter said, 'Not so, Lord; because at no time did I eat anything common or unclean;'
And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
And Cornelius said, This is now the fourth day since about this time I was observing the ninth hour (three o'clock in the afternoon) of prayer in my lodging place; [suddenly] a man stood before me in dazzling apparel,
And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for a time.
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
But a voice answered from heaven a second time, 'What God has made clean, you must not call common.'
Then those who had gone away at the time of the trouble about Stephen, went as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus, preaching to the Jews only.
At that time some prophets from Jerusalem came down to Antioch.
Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world. This took place during the time of Claudius. 41-54; there was a famine a.d. 47-48.
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
And when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he went on to take Peter in addition. This was at the time of the feast of unleavened bread.
When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there.
Therefore, at a set time Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the royal seat, and made a speech to them.
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.
And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
All this took about four hundred fifty years. After this he gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.
"After that, he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. When they demanded a king, God gave them Kish's son Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.
Behold, you despisers, be astonished and perish, because I am carrying on a work in your time--a work which you will utterly refuse to believe, though it be fully declared to you.'"
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
And there they abode long time with the disciples.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that some time ago God chose me to preach to the Gentiles so they would hear the message of the gospel and believe.
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
After spending some time there, they were sent back in peace by the brothers to those who had sent them.
After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached the message of the Lord, and see how they're doing."
and thence to Philippi, which is a city in Macedonia, the first in its district, a Roman colony. And there we stayed some little time.
This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out immediately.
Then he took them, even at that time of night, washed their wounds, and he and all his household were immediately baptized;
(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes),
Now on hearing about the coming back from death, some of them made sport of it, but others said, Let us go more fully into this another time.
By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was completely engrossed with preaching, earnestly arguing and testifying to the Jews that Jesus [is] the Christ.
And Crispus, the Warden of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, and so did all his household; and from time to time many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and received baptism.
After remaining a considerable time longer in Corinth, Paul took leave of the brethren and set sail for Syria; and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He had shaved his head at Cenchreae, because he was bound by a vow.
When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;
And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
On hearing this they were baptized [again, this time] in the name of the Lord Jesus.
and having sent to Macedonia two of those ministering to him -- Timotheus and Erastus -- he himself stayed a time in Asia.
And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.
But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in the window, was sinking into a deep sleep while Paul continued to speak for a long time. Fast asleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.
After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, he conversed a considerable time until dawn. Then he left.
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time-
but when our time there came to an end, we left and proceeded on our journey. All of them accompanied us with their wives and children out of the city. We knelt on the beach, prayed,
While we were remaining there for some time, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
When our time there ended, we got ready to go up to Jerusalem.
Then Paul took those men and the next day purified himself with them. Then he went into the Temple to announce the time when their days of purification would end and when the sacrifice would be offered for each of them.
Aren't you the Egyptian who raised a rebellion some time ago and led 4,000 Assassins, a Lat loanword from sica , dagger; compare "cut-throats" or daggermen. into the desert?"
came to me, and standing near said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very time I looked up at him.
When Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "We have experienced a lengthy time of peace through your rule, and reforms are being made in this nation through your foresight.
But that I may not too much intrude on thy time, I beseech thee to hear us briefly in thy kindness.
Seeing that you are able to make certain of the fact that it is not more than twelve days from the time when I came up to Jerusalem for worship;
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way).
Then Festus replied [that] Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and [he] himself was about to go [there] in a short time.
A short time after this, Agrippa the king and Bernice came to Caesarea to pay a complimentary visit to Festus;
"When, therefore, a number of them came here, the next day I took my seat on the tribunal, without any loss of time, and ordered the man to be brought in.
They had previously known me for quite some time, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I lived as a Pharisee.
In all the synagogues also I punished them many a time, and tried to make them blaspheme; and in my wild fury I chased them even to foreign towns.
Agrippa replied to Paul, "In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian."
And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains."
And when we had gone on slowly for a long time, and had had hard work getting across to Cnidus, for the wind was against us, we went under cover of Crete, in the direction of Salmone;
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo:
And as we had not seen the sun or stars for a long time, and a great storm was on us, all hope of salvation was gone.
After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood among his shipmates and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have sailed from Crete. You would have avoided this hardship and damage.
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