'Town' in the Bible
now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) that my life may be saved.”
He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken.
Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the town was called Zoar.
But when we cried out to the Lord, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.
“For a fire went forth from Heshbon,A flame from the town of Sihon;It devoured Ar of Moab,The dominant heights of the Arnon.
“You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.
“At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.
The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.
then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.
Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the Lord your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law.
You who were full of noise,You boisterous town, you exultant city;Your slain were not slain with the sword,Nor did they die in battle.
For death has come up through our windows;It has entered our palacesTo cut off the children from the streets,The young men from the town squares.
“How the city of praise has not been deserted,The town of My joy!
“Because you have looted many nations,All the remainder of the peoples will loot you—Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land,To the town and all its inhabitants.
“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshedAnd founds a town with violence!
“For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them,Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land,To the town and all its inhabitants.
Now the town of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech and their men to seek the favor of the Lord,
He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”
Jesus went out from there and *came into His hometown; and His disciples *followed Him.
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”
And He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.
And He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’”
And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
After quieting the crowd, the town clerk *said, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven?
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