'Watch' in the Bible
and Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.
And it came to pass that in the morning watch the LORD looked at the camp of the Egyptians in the pillar of fire and of cloud and troubled the camp of the Egyptians
So Gideon and the hundred men that were with him came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch when only the guards were awake, and they blew the shofarot and broke the pitchers that were in their hands.
and watch with care, and when you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each one of you shall rapture a wife of the daughters of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.
And it was so on the next day that Saul put the people in order in three companies, and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day, and it came to pass that those who remained were scattered so that two of them were not left together.
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him and to slay him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life tonight, tomorrow thou shalt be dead.
But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there came many people by the way of the side of the mountain behind him.
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; a third part of you that shall enter in on the sabbath shall be the keepers of the watch of the king's house;
and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; ; and a third part at the gate behind the guard; so ye shall have the watch of the house of Mesah.
And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.
But let no one come into the house of the LORD, except the priests and the Levites that minister; they shall go in, for they are holy; but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.
Watch and keep them until you weigh them before the princes of the priests and the Levites and of the princes of the fathers of Israel in Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto our God and set a watch over the builders day and night because of them.
and I said unto them, Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot and even with the guards present, let them shut the doors and bar them. And appoint guards of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each one in his watch and each one to be in front of his house.
Am I a sea, or a dragon, that thou settest a watch over me?
He rules by his power for ever; his eyes watch the Gentiles; the rebellious shall not exalt themselves. Selah.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night.
I watch and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain that build it; unless the LORD keeps the city, the watchmen watch in vain.
My soul has waited for the Lord more than those that watch for the morning: I say, more than those that watch for the morning.
Set a watch, O LORD, upon my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near with more willingness to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what God wants.
Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink; arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up and to break down and to throw down and to destroy and to afflict, so will I watch over them, to build and to plant, said the LORD.
Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine until there is an end of them.
O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way and watch; ask her that flees and her that escapes and say, What has happened?
Set up the banner upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for the LORD has deliberated and shall put into effect that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.
The destroyer is risen up against thee: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.
I will stand upon my watch and affirm my foot upon the fortress and will watch to see what he will say in me and what I shall answer to my question.
And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking upon the sea.
Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
But know this that if the husband of the house knew in what watch the thief would come, he would watch and would not suffer his house to be broken into.
Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.
Then he said unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here and watch with me.
And he came unto the disciples and found them asleep and said unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way; make it as secure as ye can.
So they went and made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.
And he saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them; and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time shall be.
As the man who, taking a far journey, left his house and gave his estate to his slaves and to each one his responsibility and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the Lord of the house comes: at evening or at midnight or at the cockcrowing or in the morning,
and said unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death; tarry ye here, and watch.
And he came and found them sleeping and said unto Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? Could thou not watch one hour?
Watch ye and pray; enter not into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is sick.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those slaves.
Watch ye therefore and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man.
Therefore watch and remember that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Watch diligently, and sin not; for some do not know God: I speak this to your shame.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Persevere in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving,
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with him.
But watch thou in all things, labour, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.
Listen to your pastors, and do not resist them, for they watch for your souls as those that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.
But the end of all things is at hand; be ye, therefore, temperate and watch unto prayer.
Remember, therefore, of that which thou hast received and heard and hold to it and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
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