'Time' in the Bible
There was in the time of Herod, the king of Judaea, a priest of the name of Zechariah, belonging to the class of Abijah. He had a wife who was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
And now you will be dumb and unable to speak until the day when this has taken place; because you did not believe my words--words which will be fulfilled at their appointed time."
and in course of time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and kept herself secluded five months.
Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy,
As He has spoken from all time by the lips of His holy Prophets--
And the child grew and became strong in character, and lived in the Desert till the time came for him to appear publicly to Israel.
Just at this time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for the registration of the whole Empire.
But while they were there, her full time came,
When eight days had passed and the time for circumcising Him had come, He was called JESUS, the name given Him by the angel before His conception in the womb.
And when He was twelve years old they went up as was customary at the time of the Feast, and,
So the Devil, having fully tried every kind of temptation on Him, left Him for a time.
But I tell you in truth that there was many a widow in Israel in the time of Elijah, when there was no rain for three years and six months and there came a severe famine over all the land;
And there was also many a leper in Israel in the time of the Prophet Elisha, and yet not one of them was cleansed, but Naaman the Syrian was."
But a time for this will come, when the Bridegroom has been taken away from them: then, at that time, they will fast."
About that time He went out on one occasion into the hill country to pray; and He remained all night in prayer to God.
"Be glad at such a time, and dance for joy; for your reward is great in Heaven; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the Prophets!
Those on the rock are the people who on hearing the Message receive it joyfully; but they have no root: for a time they believe, but when trial comes they fall away.
That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time, and they yield nothing in perfection.
Here, on landing, He was met by one of the townsmen who was possessed by demons--for a long time he had not put on any garment, nor did he live in a house, but in the tombs.
For already He had been commanding the foul spirit to come out of the man. For many a time it had seized and held him, and they had repeatedly put him in chains and fetters and kept guard over him, but he used to break the chains to pieces, and, impelled by the demon, to escape into the Desert.
After this voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They kept it to themselves, and said not a word to any one at that time about what they had seen.
Now when the time drew near for Him to be received up again into Heaven, He proceeded with fixed purpose towards Jerusalem, and sent messengers before Him.
Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
But if that servant should say in his heart, 'My Master is a long time in coming,' and should begin to beat the menservants and the maids, and to eat and drink, drinking even to excess;
For from this time there will be in one house five persons split into parties. Three will form a party against two and two will form a party against three;
Vain pretenders! You know how to read the aspect of earth and sky. How is it you cannot read this present time?
Just at that time people came to tell Him about the Galilaeans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Just at that time there came some Pharisees who warned Him, saying, "Leave this place and continue your journey; Herod means to kill you."
No long time afterwards the younger son got all together and travelled to a distant country, where he wasted his money in debauchery and excess.
"'All these years,' replied the son, 'I have been slaving for you, and I have never at any time disobeyed any of your orders, and yet you have never given me so much as a kid, for me to enjoy myself with my friends;
The Law and the Prophets continued until John came: from that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God has been spreading, and all classes have been forcing their way into it.
"But in course of time the beggar died; and he was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and had a funeral.
Then, turning to His disciples, He said, "There will come a time when you will wish you could see a single one of the days of the Son of Man, but will not see one.
"And as it was in the time of Noah, so will it also be in the time of the Son of Man.
The same was true in the time of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building;
"For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, "'Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man,
"O that at this time thou hadst known--yes even thou--what makes peace possible! But now it is hid from thine eyes.
For the time is coming upon thee when thy foes will throw up around thee earthworks and a wall, investing thee and hemming thee in on every side.
And they will dash thee to the ground and thy children within thee, and will not leave one stone upon another within thee; because thou hast not recognized the time of thy visitation."
Then He proceeded to speak a parable to the people. "There was a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, let it out to vine-dressers, and went abroad for a considerable time.
From that time, however, no one ventured to challenge Him with a single question.
"As to these things which you now admire, the time is coming when there will not be one stone left here upon another which will not be pulled down."
"See to it," He replied, "that you are not misled; for many will come assuming my name and professing, 'I am He,' or saying, 'The time is close at hand.' Do not go and follow them.
"Alas for the women who at that time are with child or who have infants; for there will be great distress in the land, and anger towards this People.
His habit at this time was to teach in the Temple by day, but to go out and spend the night on the Mount called the Oliveyard.
When the time was come, and He had taken His place at table, and the Apostles with Him,
for I tell you that from this time I will never drink the produce of the vine till the Kingdom of God has come."
But from this time forward the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God's omnipotence."
And learning that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction he sent Him to Herod, for he too was in Jerusalem at that time.
To Herod the sight of Jesus was a great gratification, for, for a long time, he had been wanting to see Him, because he had heard so much about Him. He hoped also to see some miracle performed by Him.
And on that very day Herod and Pilate became friends again, for they had been for some time at enmity.
A third time he appealed to them: "Why, what crime has the man committed? I have discovered in him nothing that deserves death. I will therefore give him a light punishment and release him."
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