'Today' in the Bible
Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me.”
The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites of today.
The younger also gave birth to a son, and she named him Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites of today.
Abimelech replied, “I don’t know who did this thing. You didn’t report anything to me, so I hadn’t heard about it until today.”
And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, so today it is said: “It will be provided on the Lord’s mountain.”
“Lord, God of my master Abraham,” he prayed, “give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
“Today when I came to the spring, I prayed: Lord, God of my master Abraham, if only You will make my journey successful!
Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.
Then Laban answered Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters; the sons, my sons; and the flocks, my flocks! Everything you see is mine! But what can I do today for these daughters of mine or for the children they have borne?
Then Laban said, “This mound is a witness between you and me today.” Therefore the place was called Galeed
So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”
Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I remember my faults.
Then Joseph said to the people, “Understand today that I have acquired you and your land for Pharaoh. Here is seed for you. Sow it in the land.
So Joseph made it a law, still in effect today in the land of Egypt, that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. Only the priests’ land does not belong to Pharaoh.
When they returned to their father Reuel he asked, “Why have you come back so quickly today?”
Then the Israelite foremen, whom Pharaoh’s slave drivers had set over the people, were beaten and asked, “Why haven’t you finished making your prescribed number of bricks yesterday or today, as you did before?”
They will fill your houses, all your officials’ houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians—something your fathers and ancestors never saw since the time they occupied the land until today.” Then he turned and left Pharaoh’s presence.
Today, in the month of Abib, you are leaving.
But Moses said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord’s salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.
“Eat it today,” Moses said, “because today is a Sabbath to the Lord. Today you won’t find any in the field.
And the Lord told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes
Afterward Moses said, “Today you have been dedicated to the Lord, since each man went against his son and his brother. Therefore you have brought a blessing on yourselves today.”
Observe what I command you today. I am going to drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
The Lord commanded what has been done today in order to make atonement for you.
an ox and a ram for a fellowship offering to sacrifice before the Lord; and a grain offering mixed with oil. For today the Lord is going to appear to you.”
But Aaron replied to Moses, “See, today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord. Since these things have happened to me, if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been acceptable in the Lord’s sight?”
But the donkey said, “Am I not the donkey you’ve ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before?”“No,” he replied.
If her husband says nothing at all to her from day to day, he confirms all her vows and obligations, which are binding. He has confirmed them because he said nothing to her when he heard about them.
The Lord your God has so multiplied you that today you are as numerous as the stars of the sky.
‘Today you are going to cross the border of Moab at Ar.
Today I will begin to put the fear and dread of you on the peoples everywhere under heaven. They will hear the report about you, tremble, and be in anguish because of you.’
Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, took over the entire region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. He called Bashan by his own name, Jair’s Villages, as it is today.
But you who have remained faithful to the Lord your God are all alive today.
And what great nation has righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?
But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that you will quickly perish from the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not live long there, but you will certainly be destroyed.
Today, recognize and keep in mind that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below; there is no other.
Keep His statutes and commands, which I am giving you today, so that you and your children after you may prosper and so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Israel, listen to the statutes and ordinances I am proclaiming as you hear them today. Learn and follow them carefully.
He did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with all of us who are alive here today.
You said, ‘Look, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and greatness, and we have heard His voice from the fire. Today we have seen that God speaks with a person, yet he still lives.
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.
The Lord commanded us to follow all these statutes and to fear the Lord our God for our prosperity always and for our preservation, as it is today.
So keep the command—the statutes and ordinances—that I am giving you to follow today.
“You must carefully follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase, and may enter and take possession of the land the Lord swore to your fathers.
“Be careful that you don’t forget the Lord your God by failing to keep His command—the ordinances and statutes—I am giving you today.
but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant He swore to your fathers, as it is today.
If you ever forget the Lord your God and go after other gods to worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will perish.
“Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go and drive out nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.
But understand that today the Lord your God will cross over ahead of you as a consuming fire; He will devastate and subdue them before you. You will drive them out and destroy them swiftly, as the Lord has told you.
“At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today.
Keep the Lord’s commands and statutes I am giving you today, for your own good.
Yet the Lord was devoted to your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them—He chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today.
You must understand today that it is not your children who experienced or saw the discipline of the Lord your God:His greatness, strong hand, and outstretched arm;
“Keep every command I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to cross into and possess the land you are to inherit,
“If you carefully obey my commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul,
“Look, today I set before you a blessing and a curse:
there will be a blessing, if you obey the commands of the Lord your God I am giving you today,
and a curse, if you do not obey the commands of the Lord your God and you turn aside from the path I command you today by following other gods you have not known.
be careful to follow all the statutes and ordinances I set before you today.
“You are not to do as we are doing here today; everyone is doing whatever seems right in his own eyes.
This will occur if you obey the Lord your God, keeping all His commands I am giving you today, doing what is right in the sight of the Lord your God.
if only you obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow every one of these commands I am giving you today.
Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you; that is why I am giving you this command today.
provided you keep every one of these commands I am giving you today and follow them, loving the Lord your God and walking in His ways at all times—you are to add three more cities to these three.
He is to say to them: ‘Listen, Israel: Today you are about to engage in battle with your enemies. Do not be cowardly. Do not be afraid, alarmed, or terrified because of them.
When you come before the priest who is serving at that time, you must say to him, ‘Today I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’
Today you have affirmed that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in His ways, keep His statutes, commands, and ordinances, and obey Him.
And today the Lord has affirmed that you are His special people as He promised you, that you are to keep all His commands,
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, “Keep every command I am giving you today.
When you have crossed the Jordan, you are to set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I am commanding you today, and you are to cover them with plaster.
Obey the Lord your God and follow His commands and statutes I am giving you today.”
“Now if you faithfully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the Lord your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth.
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you will only move upward and never downward if you listen to the Lord your God’s commands I am giving you today and are careful to follow them.
Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding you today, and do not go after other gods to worship them.
“But if you do not obey the Lord your God by carefully following all His commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you:
“All of you are standing today before the Lord your God—your leaders, tribes, elders, officials, all the men of Israel,
so that you may enter into the covenant of the Lord your God, which He is making with you today, so that you may enter into His oath
and so that He may establish you today as His people and He may be your God as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
but also with those who are standing here with us today in the presence of the Lord our God and with those who are not here today.
Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.
The Lord uprooted them from their land in His anger, rage, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.’
and you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and all your soul by doing everything I am giving you today,
Then you will again obey Him and follow all His commands I am giving you today.
“This command that I give you today is certainly not too difficult or beyond your reach.
See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.
For I am commanding you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commands, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and multiply, and the Lord your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
I tell you today that you will certainly perish and will not live long in the land you are entering to possess across the Jordan.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,
he said to them, “Take to heart all these words I am giving as a warning to you today, so that you may command your children to carefully follow all the words of this law.
The Lord spoke to Joshua: “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so they will know that I will be with you just as I was with Moses.
The Lord then said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the disgrace of Egypt from you.” Therefore, that place is called Gilgal to this day.
Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!” So all Israel stoned them to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,
On that day he made them woodcutters and water carriers—as they are today—for the community and for the Lord’s altar at the place He would choose.
“As you see, the Lord has kept me alive these 45 years as He promised, since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel was journeying in the wilderness. Here I am today, 85 years old.
I am still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me out. My strength for battle and for daily tasks is now as it was then.
“This is what the Lord’s entire community says: ‘What is this treachery you have committed today against the God of Israel by turning away from the Lord and building an altar for yourselves, so that you are in rebellion against the Lord today?
and now, you would turn away from the Lord? If you rebel against the Lord today, tomorrow He will be angry with the entire community of Israel.
“Yahweh is the God of gods! Yahweh is the God of gods! He knows, and may Israel also know. Do not spare us today, if it was in rebellion or treachery against the Lord
We would never rebel against the Lord or turn away from Him today by building an altar for burnt offering, grain offering, or sacrifice, other than the altar of the Lord our God, which is in front of His tabernacle.”