'Watch' in the Bible
and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
It happened in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked out on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Egyptian army.
He said to them, "Watch me, and do likewise. Behold, when I come to the outermost part of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so you shall do.
So Gideon, and the hundred men who were with him, came to the outermost part of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch, when they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and broke in pieces the pitchers that were in their hands.
It was so on the next day, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch, and struck the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it happened, that those who remained were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.
Saul sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed."
David said to Abner, "Aren't you a man? Who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not kept watch over your lord, the king? For one of the people came in to destroy the king your lord.
This thing isn't good that you have done. As Yahweh lives, you are worthy to die, because you have not kept watch over your lord, Yahweh's anointed. Now see where the king's spear is, and the jar of water that was at his head."
It happened, when Joab kept watch on the city, that he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew that valiant men were.
But Absalom fled. The young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, many people were coming by way of the hillside behind him.
He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
A third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard. So you shall keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Yahweh around the king.
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch.
Watch, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' [houses] of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the rooms of the house of Yahweh."
But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
I said to them, "Don't let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut the doors, and you bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, everyone in his watch, with everyone near his house."
Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were one hundred seventy-two.
The chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers over against them, to praise and give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch next to watch.
Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the watch at the storehouses of the gates.
But now you number my steps. Don't you watch over my sin?
"Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?
Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.
I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.
For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past, like a watch in the night.
I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.
Yahweh's eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!
Then Yahweh said to me, "You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it."
Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; everyone who goes out there shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, [and] their backsliding is increased.
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.
For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
It shall happen that, like as I have watched over them to pluck up and to break down and to overthrow and to destroy and to afflict, so will I watch over them to build and to plant, says Yahweh.
Behold, I watch over them for evil, and not for good; and all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and watch: ask him who flees, and her who escapes; say, What has been done?
Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
He who dashes in pieces has come up against you. Keep the fortress! Watch the way! Strengthen your waist! Fortify your power mightily!
"Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you.
I will stand at my watch, and set myself on the ramparts, and will look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Then he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me."
He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, couldn't you watch with me for one hour?
Watch and pray, that you don't enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,
But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.
But you watch. "Behold, I have told you all things beforehand.
Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don't know when the time is.
"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.
Watch therefore, for you don't know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;
He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch."
He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour?
Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.
He said, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Therefore don't follow them.
Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.
When the centurion heard it, he went to the commanding officer and told him, "Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman!"
Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!
Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Watch yourselves, that we don't lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.
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