'Watching' in the Bible
“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,
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.
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.
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.”
When he arrived, there was Eli sitting on his chair beside the road watching, because he was anxious about the ark of God. When the man entered the city to give a report, the entire city cried out.
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.
Anyone who listens to me is happy,watching at my doors every day,waiting by the posts of my doorway.
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.
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.
“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.
Daniel said, “In my vision at night I was watching, and suddenly the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea.
“The first was like a lion but had eagle’s wings. I continued watching until its wings were torn off. It was lifted up from the ground, set on its feet like a man, and given a human mind.
“While I was watching, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back. It had four heads and was given authority to rule.
“While I was watching in the night visions, a fourth beast appeared, frightening and dreadful, and incredibly strong, with large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and it trampled with its feet whatever was left. It was different from all the beasts before it, and it had 10 horns.
“As I kept watching,thrones were set in place,and the Ancient of Days took His seat.His clothing was white like snow,and the hair of His head like whitest wool.His throne was flaming fire;its wheels were blazing fire.
“I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued watching, the beast was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire.
I continued watching in the night visions,and I saw One like a son of mancoming with the clouds of heaven.He approached the Ancient of Daysand was escorted before Him.
As I was watching, this horn waged war against the holy ones and was prevailing over them
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man.
It was annulled on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew that it was the word of the Lord.
In order to accuse Him, they were watching Him closely to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath.
Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching where He was placed.
The scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely, to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against Him.
One Sabbath, when He went to eat at the house of one of the leading Pharisees, they were watching Him closely.
The people stood watching, and even the leaders kept scoffing: “He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One!”
But all who knew Him, including the women who had followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
After He had said this, He was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.
but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,
Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted.