'Town' in the Bible
Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there—it’s only a small place, isn’t it?—so that I can survive.”
And he said to him, “All right, I’ll grant your request about this matter too and will not demolish the town you mentioned.
The servant took 10 of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of his master’s goods in hand. Then he set out for Nahor’s town Aram-naharaim.
He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.
I am standing here at the spring where the daughters of the men of the town are coming out to draw water.
“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.
Judah went with his brother Simeon, struck the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and completely destroyed the town. So they named the town Hormah.
They sent spies to Bethel (the town was formerly named Luz).
The spies saw a man coming out of the town and said to him, “Please show us how to get into town, and we will treat you well.”
When he showed them the way into the town, they put the town to the sword but released the man and his entire family.
Then the man went to the land of the Hittites, built a town, and named it Luz. That is its name to this day.
The man left the town of Bethlehem in Judah to settle wherever he could find a place. On his way he came to Micah’s home in the hill country of Ephraim.
The two of them traveled until they came to Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, the whole town was excited about their arrival and the local women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?”
Now don’t be afraid, my daughter. I will do for you whatever you say, since all the people in my town know that you are a woman of noble character.
Boaz went to the gate of the town and sat down there. Soon the family redeemer Boaz had spoken about came by. Boaz called him by name and said, “Come over here and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.
This man would go up from his town every year to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of Hosts at Shiloh, where Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were the Lord’s priests.
Samuel did what the Lord directed and went to Bethlehem. When the elders of the town met him, they trembled and asked, “Do you come in peace?”
If your father misses me at all, say, ‘David urgently requested my permission to quickly go to his town Bethlehem for an annual sacrifice there involving the whole clan.’
He said, ‘Please let me go because our clan is holding a sacrifice in the town, and my brother has told me to be there. So now, if you are pleased with me, let me go so I can see my brothers.’ That’s why he didn’t come to the king’s table.”
When it was reported to Saul that David had gone to Keilah, he said, “God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself by entering a town with barred gates.”
Then David said, “Lord God of Israel, Your servant has heard that Saul intends to come to Keilah and destroy the town because of me.
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.
They crossed the Jordan and camped in Aroer, south of the town in the middle of the valley, and then proceeded toward Gad and Jazer.
Adonijah and all the invited guests who were with him heard the noise as they finished eating. Joab heard the sound of the ram’s horn and said, “Why is the town in such an uproar?”
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon. They have gone from there rejoicing. The town has been in an uproar; that’s the noise you heard.
These were the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites: Bela son of Beor. Bela’s town was named Dinhabah.
When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, ruled in his place. Hadad’s town was named Avith.
Let our leaders represent the entire assembly. Then let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each town, in order to avert the fierce anger of our God concerning this matter.”
These are the people of the province who went up among the captive exiles deported by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Each of them returned to Jerusalem and Judah, to his own town.
When I went out to the city gateand took my seat in the town square,
The noisy city, the jubilant town,is filled with revelry.Your dead did not die by the sword;they were not killed in battle.
The destroyer will move against every town;not one town will escape.The valley will perish,and the plain will be annihilated,as the Lord has said.
How can the city of praise not be abandoned,the town that brings Me joy?
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshedand founds a town with injustice!
Then he went and settled in a town called Nazareth to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets, that He will be called a Nazarene.
At that, the whole town went out to meet Jesus. When they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their region.
So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own town.
Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road leading to other nations, and don’t enter any Samaritan town.
“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave.
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town.
I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
When they persecute you in one town, escape to another. For I assure you: You will not have covered the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town.
The whole town was assembled at the door,
Yet he went out and began to proclaim it widely and to spread the news, with the result that Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. But He was out in deserted places, and they would come to Him from everywhere.
The men who tended them ran off and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,
In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah
So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town.
And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David,
When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
They got up, drove Him out of town, and brought Him to the edge of the hill that their town was built on, intending to hurl Him over the cliff.
Then He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbath.
Soon afterward He was on His way to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were traveling with Him.
Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her.
And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house. She brought an alabaster jar of fragrant oil
Soon afterward He was traveling from one town and village to another, preaching and telling the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him,
As a large crowd was gathering, and people were flocking to Him from every town, He said in a parable:
When He got out on land, a demon-possessed man from the town met Him. For a long time he had worn no clothes and did not stay in a house but in the tombs.
When the men who tended them saw what had happened, they ran off and reported it in the town and in the countryside.
“Go back to your home, and tell all that God has done for you.” And off he went, proclaiming throughout the town all that Jesus had done for him.
If they do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus all that they had done. He took them along and withdrew privately to a town called Bethsaida.
After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.
When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.
When you enter any town, and they don’t welcome you, go out into its streets and say,
‘We are wiping off as a witness against you even the dust of your town that clings to our feet. Know this for certain: The kingdom of God has come near.’
I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.
He went through one town and village after another, teaching and making His way to Jerusalem.
“There was a judge in a certain town who didn’t fear God or respect man.
And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’
who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.
so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph.
for His disciples had gone into town to buy food.
Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men,
They left the town and made their way to Him.
Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.”
Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?”
Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews but departed from there to the countryside near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim. And He stayed there with the disciples.
“I was in the town of Joppa praying, and I saw, in a visionary state, an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners from heaven, and it came to me.
The following Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the message of the Lord.
Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice.
After the disciples surrounded him, he got up and went into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.
After they had evangelized that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch,
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.”
So they came and apologized to them, and escorting them out, they urged them to leave town.
except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.
The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:
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