'Watch' in the Bible
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.
Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Then Jacob made a vow: “If God will be with me and watch over me on this journey, if He provides me with food to eat and clothing to wear,
But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night. “Watch yourself!” God warned him. “Don’t say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.”
I could do you great harm, but last night the God of your father said to me: ‘Watch yourself. Don’t say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.’
and also Mizpah, for he said, “May the Lord watch between you and me when we are out of each other’s sight.
This is what Yahweh says: Here is how you will know that I am Yahweh. Watch. I will strike the water in the Nile with the staff in my hand, and it will turn to blood.
Then during the morning watch, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian forces from the pillar of fire and cloud, and threw them into confusion.
Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would stand up, each one at the door of his tent, and they would watch Moses until he entered the tent.
The Levites are to camp around the tabernacle of the testimony and watch over it, so that no wrath will fall on the Israelite community.”
“Take the staff and assemble the community. You and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock while they watch, and it will yield its water. You will bring out water for them from the rock and provide drink for the community and their livestock.”
I see them from the top of rocky cliffs,and I watch them from the hills.There is a people living alone;it does not consider itself among the nations.
“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
“Watch me,” he said, “and do the same. When I come to the outpost of the camp, do as I do.
Gideon and the 100 men who were with him went to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch after the sentries had been stationed. They blew their trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands.
Watch, and when you see the young women of Shiloh come out to perform the dances, each of you leave the vineyards and catch a wife for yourself from the young women of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
Then watch: If it goes up the road to its homeland toward Beth-shemesh, it is the Lord who has made this terrible trouble for us. However, if it doesn’t, we will know that it was not His hand that punished us—it was just something that happened to us by chance.”
The next day Saul organized the troops into three divisions. During the morning watch, they invaded the Ammonite camp and slaughtered them until the heat of the day. There were survivors, but they were so scattered that no two of them were left together.
Saul sent agents to David’s house to watch for him and kill him in the morning. But his wife Michal warned David, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead tomorrow!”
Go and check again. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there; they tell me he is extremely cunning.
Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend you’re sick. When your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare food in my presence so I can watch and eat from her hand.’”
Now Absalom commanded his young men, “Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don’t be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!”
Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. When the young man who was standing watch looked up, there were many people coming from the road west of him from the side of the mountain.
so that Your eyes may watch over this temple night and day,toward the place where You said:My name will be there,and so that You may hear the prayerthat Your servant prays toward this place.
A prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do you see this entire great army? Watch, I am handing it over to you today so that you may know that I am Yahweh.’”
it was the west gate and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway for Shuppim and Hosah.There were guards stationed at every watch.
so that Your eyes watch over this templeday and night,toward the place where You saidYou would put Your name;and so that You may hear the prayerYour servant prays toward this place.
And now, may the terror of the Lord be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the Lord our God.”
You put my feet in the stocksand stand watch over all my paths,setting a limit for the soles of my feet.
He gives them a sense of security, so they can rely on it,but His eyes watch over their ways.
He puts my feet in the stocks;He stands watch over all my paths.”
For His eyes watch over a man’s ways,and He observes all his steps.
At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice;at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.
The Lord is in His holy temple;the Lord’s throne is in heaven.His eyes watch; He examines everyone.
Wait for the Lord and keep His way,and He will exalt you to inherit the land.You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.
Watch the blameless and observe the upright,for the man of peace will have a future.
They stir up strife, they lurk;they watch my stepswhile they wait to take my life.
I will keep watch for You, my strength,because God is my stronghold.
I am awake through each watch of the nightto meditate on Your promise.
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;keep watch at the door of my lips.
Discretion will watch over you,and understanding will guard you,
Don’t abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you;love her, and she will guard you.
When you walk here and there, they will guide you;when you lie down, they will watch over you;when you wake up, they will talk to you.
The inexperienced one believes anything,but the sensible one watches his steps.
The Lord’s eyes keep watch over knowledge,but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
on the day when the guardians of the house tremble,and the strong men stoop,the women who grind cease because they are few,and the ones who watch through the windows see dimly,
I, Yahweh, watch over it;I water it regularly.I guard it night and dayso that no one disturbs it.
The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I watch over My word to accomplish it.”
Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.A leopard keeps watch over their cities.Anyone who leaves them will be torn to piecesbecause their rebellious acts are many,their unfaithful deeds numerous.
for wicked men live among My people.They watch like fowlers lying in wait.They set a trap;they catch men.
This is what the Lord says: Watch yourselves; do not pick up a load and bring it in through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day.
Watch! I am going to bring them from the northern land.I will gather them from remote regions of the earth—the blind and the lame will be with them,along with those who are pregnant and those about to give birth.They will return here as a great assembly!
Nations, hear the word of the Lord,and tell it among the far off coastlands!Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him.He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock,
Watch! Hanamel, the son of your uncle Shallum, is coming to you to say, ‘Buy my field in Anathoth for yourself, for you own the right of redemption to buy it.’
“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: This is what you will say to Judah’s king, who is sending you to inquire of Me: Watch: Pharaoh’s army, which has come out to help you, is going to return to its own land of Egypt.
Raise up a signal flagagainst the walls of Babylon;fortify the watch post;set the watchmen in place;prepare the ambush.For the Lord has both planned and accomplishedwhat He has threatenedagainst those who live in Babylon.
ק QofArise, cry out in the nightfrom the first watch of the night.Pour out your heart like waterbefore the Lord’s presence.Lift up your hands to Himfor the lives of your childrenwho are fainting from hungeron the corner of every street.
“Son of man, get your bags ready for exile and go into exile in their sight during the day. You will go into exile from your place to another place while they watch; perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house.
As they watch, dig through the wall and take the bags out through it.
At that timeMichael the great princewho stands watch over your people will rise up.There will be a time of distresssuch as never has occurredsince nations came into being until that time.But at that time all your peoplewho are found written in the book will escape.
Ephraim, why should I have anything moreto do with idols?It is I who answer and watch over him.I am like a flourishing pine tree;your fruit comes from Me.
One who scatters is coming up against you.Man the fortifications!Watch the road!Brace yourself!Summon all your strength!
I will stand at my guard postand station myself on the lookout tower.I will watch to see what He will say to meand what I should reply about my complaint.
Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek? A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.
“If he hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord God of Israel, “he covers his garment with injustice,” says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously.
Then Jesus told them, “Watch out and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
Then Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
Then He commanded them: “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”
Then Jesus began by telling them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
And you must watch! I have told you everything in advance.
Watch! Be alert! For you don’t know when the time is coming.
In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.
He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”
Then He said, “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Don’t follow them.
Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them,
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.
Watch out for “dogs,” watch out for evil workers, watch out for those who mutilate the flesh.
Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words.
Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Watch yourselves so you don’t lose what we have worked for, but that you may receive a full reward.
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