'Time' in the Bible
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard.
At the designated time Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the Lord.
And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.
The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters.
But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.
He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him this time.
"While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."
Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree of Moreh at Shechem. (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.)
So there were quarrels between Abram's herdsmen and Lot's herdsmen. (Now the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land at that time.)
At that time Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations
But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year."
The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest time of the day.
So Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the appointed time that God had told him.
At that time Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.
So Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for quite some time.
Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" Abraham replied.
The Lord's angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven
So Abraham agreed to Ephron's price and weighed out for him the price that Ephron had quoted in the hearing of the sons of Heth -- 400 pieces of silver, according to the standard measurement at the time.
He made the camels kneel down by the well outside the city. It was evening, the time when the women would go out to draw water.
When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb.
After Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines happened to look out a window and observed Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
Isaac said, "Since I am so old, I could die at any time.
So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. Esau said privately, "The time of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill my brother Jacob!"
Then Jacob said, "Since it is still the middle of the day, it is not time for the flocks to be gathered. You should water the sheep and then go and let them graze some more."
Finally Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time of service is up. I want to have marital relations with her."
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "Now this time my husband will show me affection, because I have given birth to three sons for him." That is why he was named Levi.
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "This time I will praise the Lord." That is why she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.
At the time of the wheat harvest Reuben went out and found some mandrake plants in a field and brought them to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, "Give me some of your son's mandrakes."
God paid attention to Leah; she became pregnant and gave Jacob a son for the fifth time.
Leah became pregnant again and gave Jacob a son for the sixth time.
Let us go up at once to Bethel. Then I will make an altar there to God, who responded to me in my time of distress and has been with me wherever I went."
At that time Judah left his brothers and stayed with an Adullamite man named Hirah.
After some time Judah's wife, the daughter of Shua, died. After Judah was consoled, he left for Timnah to visit his sheepshearers, along with his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
When it was time for her to give birth, there were twins in her womb.
From the time Potiphar appointed him over his household and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian's household for Joseph's sake. The blessing of the Lord was on everything that he had, both in his house and in his fields.
The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be their attendant, and he served them. They spent some time in custody.
They replied, "Your servants are from a family of twelve brothers. We are the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is with our father at this time, and one is no longer alive."
We are from a family of twelve brothers; we are the sons of one father. One is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father at this time in the land of Canaan.'
But the men were afraid when they were brought to Joseph's house. They said, "We are being brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks last time. He wants to capture us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys!"
They said, "My lord, we did indeed come down the first time to buy food.
Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, he hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.
The time for Israel to die approached, so he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, put your hand under my thigh and show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt,
They took forty days, for that is the full time needed for embalming. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
and in time Joseph and his brothers and all that generation died.
During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God.
So the Lord let him alone. (At that time she said, "A bridegroom of blood," referring to the circumcision.)
From the time I went to speak to Pharaoh in your name, he has caused trouble for this people, and you have certainly not rescued them!"
But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also and did not release the people.
The Lord set an appointed time, saying, "Tomorrow the Lord will do this in the land."
For this time I will send all my plagues on your very self and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.
I am going to cause very severe hail to rain down about this time tomorrow, such hail as has never occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
So Pharaoh sent and summoned Moses and Aaron and said to them, "I have sinned this time! The Lord is righteous, and I and my people are guilty.
So now, forgive my sin this time only, and pray to the Lord your God that he would only take this death away from me."
Now the length of time the Israelites lived in Egypt was 430 years.
So you must keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.
He said to them, "This is what the Lord has said: 'Tomorrow is a time of cessation from work, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Whatever you want to bake, bake today; whatever you want to boil, boil today; whatever is left put aside for yourselves to be kept until morning.'"
"Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.
and then if he gets up and walks about outside on his staff, then the one who struck him is innocent, except he must pay for the injured person's loss of time and see to it that he is fully healed.
If you do take the garment of your neighbor in pledge, you must return it to him by the time the sun goes down,
You are to observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of Abib, for at that time you came out of Egypt. No one may appear before me empty-handed.
"You must keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you; do this at the appointed time of the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt.
"On six days you may labor, but on the seventh day you must rest; even at the time of plowing and of harvest you are to rest.
"If a person sins and violates any of the Lord's commandments which must not be violated (although he did not know it at the time, but later realizes he is guilty), then he will bear his punishment for iniquity
If, however, the scab is spreading further on the skin after he has shown himself to the priest for his purification, then he must show himself to the priest a second time.
The whole time he has the infection he will be continually unclean. He must live in isolation, and his place of residence must be outside the camp.
But the garment or the warp or the woof or any article of leather which you wash and infection disappears from it is to be washed a second time and it will be clean."
"'When a woman's discharge of blood flows many days not at the time of her menstruation, or if it flows beyond the time of her menstruation, all the days of her discharge of impurity will be like the days of her menstruation -- she is unclean.
and the Lord said to Moses: "Tell Aaron your brother that he must not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil-canopy in front of the atonement plate that is on the ark so that he may not die, for I will appear in the cloud over the atonement plate.
"'These are the Lord's appointed times, holy assemblies, which you must proclaim at their appointed time.
I will give you your rains in their time so that the land will give its yield and the trees of the field will produce their fruit.
When it is time for the camp to journey, Aaron and his sons must come and take down the screening curtain and cover the ark of the testimony with it.
"'All the days of the vow of his separation no razor may be used on his head until the time is fulfilled for which he separated himself to the Lord. He will be holy, and he must let the locks of hair on his head grow long.
"The Israelites are to observe the Passover at its appointed time.
In the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you are to observe it at its appointed time; you must keep it in accordance with all its statutes and all its customs."
And those men said to him, "We are ceremonially defiled by the dead body of a man; why are we kept back from offering the Lord's offering at its appointed time among the Israelites?"
But the man who is ceremonially clean, and was not on a journey, and fails to keep the Passover, that person must be cut off from his people. Because he did not bring the Lord's offering at its appointed time, that man must bear his sin.
And when you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that are located on the south side must begin to travel. An alarm must be sounded for their journeys.
"Also in the time when you rejoice, such as on your appointed festivals or at the beginnings of your months, you must blow with your trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, so that they may become a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God."
This was the first time they set out on their journey according to the commandment of the Lord, by the authority of Moses.
and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether or not there are forests in it. And be brave, and bring back some of the fruit of the land." Now it was the time of year for the first ripe grapes.
how our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our ancestors badly.
So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "Now this mass of people will lick up everything around us, as the bull devours the grass of the field. Now Balak son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at this time.
For there is no spell against Jacob, nor is there any divination against Israel. At this time it must be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'Look at what God has done!'
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and Korah at the time that company died, when the fire consumed 250 men. So they became a warning.
"Command the Israelites: 'With regard to my offering, be sure to offer my food for my offering made by fire, as a pleasing aroma to me at its appointed time.'
But if the slayer at any time goes outside the boundary of the town to which he had fled,
I also said to you at that time, "I am no longer able to sustain you by myself.
I furthermore admonished your judges at that time that they should pay attention to issues among your fellow citizens and judge fairly, whether between one citizen and another or a citizen and a resident foreigner.
So I instructed you at that time regarding everything you should do.
Therefore, you remained at Kadesh for a long time -- indeed, for the full time.
Then we turned and set out toward the desert land on the way to the Red Sea just as the Lord told me to do, detouring around Mount Seir for a long time.
Now the length of time it took for us to go from Kadesh Barnea to the crossing of Wadi Zered was thirty-eight years, time for all the military men of that generation to die, just as the Lord had vowed to them.
At that time we seized all his cities and put every one of them under divine judgment, including even the women and children; we left no survivors.
We captured all his cities at that time -- there was not a town we did not take from them -- sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the dominion of Og in Bashan.
So at that time we took the land of the two Amorite kings in the Transjordan from Wadi Arnon to Mount Hermon
This is the land we brought under our control at that time: The territory extending from Aroer by the Wadi Arnon and half the Gilead hill country with its cities I gave to the Reubenites and Gadites.
At that time I instructed you as follows: "The Lord your God has given you this land for your possession. You warriors are to cross over before your fellow Israelites equipped for battle.
I also commanded Joshua at the same time, "You have seen everything the Lord your God did to these two kings; he will do the same to all the kingdoms where you are going.
Moreover, at that time I pleaded with the Lord,
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