'Watching' in the Bible
Now pay attention! I'm here with you, and I'm going to be watching over you wherever you go. I'm going to bring you back to this land, because I won't ever leave you until I've accomplished what I've promised about you."
""Look around!' he said. "Go ahead, look! All the male goats have been mating with the flock, producing offspring that are streaked, speckled, and spotted, because I've been watching everything that Laban has done to you.
If you mistreat my daughters or if you take other wives besides them, though no one is watching us, keep in mind that God stands as a witness between you and me."
As he was watching them, Jacob said, "This must be God's camp," so he named that place Mahanaim.
"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"
Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of soot from a furnace, and have Moses throw it into the air while Pharaoh is watching.
It is a night of watching to be observed for the Lord for having brought them out of the land of Egypt; this [same] night is for the Lord, to be observed and celebrated by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
And all the people were watching the thunderings and the flames and the sound of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when they saw it, they kept far off, shaking with fear.
“When a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any other animal to care for, but it dies, is injured, or is stolen, while no one is watching,
And the Lord said to Moses, I have been watching this people, and I see that they are a stiff-necked people.
When Moses would go out to the tent, all the people would get up, and each would stand in the doorway of his tent, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
It is a land the Lord your God cares for. He is always watching over it from the beginning to the end of the year.
After Ehud died, while the LORD was watching, the Israelis made the evil they had been practicing even worse,
Manoah took a young goat and a grain offering and offered them on a rock to the Lord, and He did a wonderful thing while Manoah and his wife were watching.
And when the flame went up toward the heaven from the altar, the angel of Yahweh went up in the flame of the altar to heaven while Manoah and his wife [were] watching. And they fell on their faces to the ground.
And it was said to the Gazites, Samson is here. So they went round, watching for him all day at the doorway of the town, but at night they kept quiet, saying, When daylight comes we will put him to death.
The temple was full of men and women; all the leaders of the Philistines were there, and about 3,000 men and women were on the roof watching Samson entertain them.
The priest told them, “Go in peace. The Lord is watching over the journey you are going on.”
And watching; and if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then come from the vine-gardens and take a wife for every one of you from among the daughters of Shiloh, and go back to the land of Benjamin.
As she continued to pray in the LORD's presence, Eli was watching her mouth.
And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
Keep watching it. If it goes up along the road to its own territory to Beth-shemesh, it's the LORD who has done this great evil to us. But if it does not, then we will know that he wasn't pressuring us. It happened to us as a natural event."
So Saul was watching David [with suspicion] from that day onward.
As the ark of the LORD was coming into the City of David, Saul's daughter Michal was peering out a window, watching King David jumping and dancing in the LORD's presence, and she despised him in her heart.
And it cometh to pass in Joab's watching of the city, that he appointeth Uriah unto the place where he knew that valiant men are;
Then Absalom instructed his young men, "Please keep watching Amnon until he's drunk. Then I'll tell you, "Attack Amnon!' As soon as I do, kill him and don't be afraid! You have your orders, so be strong and brave!"
And Absalom fleeth, and the young man who is watching lifteth up his eyes and looketh, and lo, much people are coming by the way behind him, on the side of the hill.
Now, my master, O king, all Israel is watching anxiously to see who is named to succeed my master the king on the throne.
While Elisha was watching, he was crying out, "My father, my father! The chariot and horsemen of Israel!" Then he could no longer see him. He grabbed his clothes and tore them in two.
When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] opposite at Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him [in respect].
Meanwhile, Elisha was sitting in his house, along with the elders, when the king sent a man to kill him, but before the messenger arrived, Elisha told the elders, "Are you watching how this descendant of murderers has ordered my head be cut off? Look, when the messenger arrives, shut the door and hold it to shut them out! Don't you hear the sound of his master's feet right behind him?"
But Jehoahaz sought the LORD, and the LORD paid attention to him, because the LORD had been watching the oppression that Israel was enduring from the king of Aram.
They spent the night around the house of God, for the [night] watch was theirs, and they were in charge of opening the house morning after morning.
But as the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD approached the City of David, Saul's daughter Michal was peering out a window, watching King David dancing and cavorting around, and she despised him in her heart.
So keep watching, because the LORD has chosen you to build the Temple of his sanctuary. So be strong, and get to work!"
All the Israelites were watching when the fire descended and the glory of the Lord came on the temple. They bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground. They worshiped and praised the Lord:For He is good,for His faithful love endures forever.
But God was watching over the Jewish elders. These men wouldn’t stop them until a report was sent to Darius, so that they could receive written instructions about this matter.
Later I told them, "You all are watching the predicament we're in, how Jerusalem lies desolate, with its gates burned by fire. Let's rebuild the Jerusalem wall so we're no longer a disgrace."
And the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, those watching at the gates, are a hundred seventy and two.
Am I the sea, or a sea monster, that you keep watching me?
If I had sinned, then you would be watching me, and you would not acquit me of my guilt.
And you put chains on my feet, watching all my ways, and making a limit for my steps;
The adulterer watches for twilight, saying, "No eye is watching me' while he veils his face.
God may let them rest in a feeling of security, but he is constantly watching all their ways.
Look! All of you have been watching, so why have you become so completely worthless?
If only I might again be as I was in the months which are past, in the days when God was watching over me!
He has bound my feet in shackles, and keeps watching everything I do.'"
From there he is watching for food; his eye sees it far off.
The Lord is in his holy Temple, the Lord's seat is in heaven; his eyes are watching and testing the children of men.
The angel of the Lord is ever watching over those who have fear of him, to keep them safe.
The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death.
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
For see, they are watching in secret for my soul; the strong have come together against me? but not because of my sin, or my evil-doing, O Lord.
So I have seen you in the sanctuary, watching your power and your glory.
They tripped over their own tongues, and everyone who was watching ran away.
He rules by his power forever, his eyes watching over the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Interlude
For mine enemies have spoken against me, And those watching my soul have taken counsel together,
Thou holdest mine eyes watching: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
My eyes fail [with longing, watching] for [the fulfillment of] Your promise,Saying, “When will You comfort me?”
My eyes fail [with longing, watching] for [the fulfillment of] Your salvation,And for [the fulfillment of] Your righteous word.
My soul is for the Lord, More than those watching for morning, Watching for morning!
The eyes of all look to You [in hopeful expectation],And You give them their food in due time.
Wise purposes will be watching over you, and knowledge will keep you;
Looking out from my house, and watching through the window,
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.
A highway of the upright is, 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
When the man of pride undergoes punishment, the simple man gets wisdom; and by watching the wise he gets knowledge.
She is watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.
He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.
“Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel,And the flowing hair of your head like purple threads;I, the king, am held captive by your tresses.
In the day of your planting you were watching its growth, and in the morning your seed was flowering: but its fruit is wasted away in the day of grief and bitter sorrow.
For this is what the Lord has said to me: I will be quiet, watching from my place; like the clear heat when the sun is shining, like a mist of dew in the heat of summer.
I, the Lord, am watching it; I will give it water at all times: I will keep it night and day, for fear that any damage comes to it.
For ceased hath the terrible one, And consumed hath been the scorner, And cut off have been all watching for iniquity,
The LORD told me, "You have observed well, because I'm watching over my message, to make sure it comes about."
Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.
For there are sinners among my people: they keep watch, like men watching for birds; they put a net and take men in it.
Has this house that is called by my name become a hideout for bandits in your eyes? Look, I'm watching," declares the LORD.
For I am watching all their ways; they are not hidden from my sight. Their iniquity is not concealed from my eyes.
For I have heard the evil report of many, Fear is round about: 'Declare, and we declare it,' All mine allies are watching for my halting, 'Perhaps he is enticed, and we prevail over him, And we take our vengeance out of him.'
And it will come about that, as I have been watching over them for the purpose of uprooting and smashing down and overturning and sending destruction and causing trouble; so I will be watching over them for the purpose of building up and planting, says the Lord.
Look, the siege ramps have reached the city to take it. Because of the sword, famine, and plague, the city has been given over to the Chaldeans who are fighting against it. What you said has happened, and you are watching it occur!
"Take some large stones and bury them in the mortar of the clay pavement at the entrance of Pharaoh's residence here in Tahpanhes. Do it while the people of Judah present there are watching.
I am watching over them for disaster and not for good, and every man of Judah who is in the land of Egypt will meet his end by sword or famine until they are finished off.
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
"The house of Israel and Judah is guilty and theirs is a stubborn guilt, at that!" he replied to me. "The land is filled with blood, and the city overflows with injustice, because they keep saying, "The LORD has abandoned the land,' and "The LORD isn't watching.'
"So now, Son of Man, you are to prepare your luggage for a trip into exile, and then you are to leave during the daytime so they see you leaving. Leave from your place to another while they're watching. Then perhaps they'll realize that they're a rebellious house.
"Bring out your luggage, like you're packing to go into exile, and do this during the daytime while they're watching you. Later that evening, leave while they're watching you like someone heading into exile.
While they are watching, dig a hole in the wall and carry your belongings out through it.
"While they're watching, carry your luggage on your shoulder and go out in total darkness. Cover your face so that you won't see the land, because I'm using you as a sign to Israel's house."
I did just as I was commanded. I brought out the luggage as if it were luggage for exile. I did this during the day. Then in the evening I dug a hole in the wall with my hand and brought the luggage out in total darkness and carried it out on my shoulder while they were watching.
You profaned your sanctuariesby the magnitude of your iniquitiesin your dishonest trade.So I made fire come from within you,and it consumed you.I reduced you to ashes on the groundin the sight of everyone watching you.
"When I gather the house of Israel from the nations to which I've scattered them, I will show them my holiness before the watching world, and they will live on the land that I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live in safety in the land, building houses and planting vineyards. They'll live in safety while I judge everyone who maligns them among those who surround them. At that time they'll learn that I am the LORD their God.'"
“My king, as you were watching, a colossal statue appeared. That statue, tall and dazzling, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying.
As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them.
Here are the visions of my mind while I was on my bed. While I was watching, there was a tree in the middle of the land. It was enormously tall.
While I was watching in my mind's visions on my bed, a holy sentinel came down from heaven.
At that very moment the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the royal palace wall, opposite the lampstand. The king was watching the back of the hand that was writing.
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