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Genesis 26:1Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
Numbers 21:26For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.
Deuteronomy 24:4then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord . And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.
Ruth 4:7Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, the one drew off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was the manner of attesting in Israel.
2 Samuel 20:18Then she said, “They used to say in former times, ‘Let them but ask counsel at Abel,’ and so they settled a matter.
2 Kings 1:14Behold, fire came down from heaven and consumed the two former captains of fifty men with their fifties, but now let my life be precious in your sight.”
2 Kings 17:34To this day they do according to the former manner. They do not fear the Lord , and they do not follow the statutes or the rules or the law or the commandment that the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel.
2 Kings 17:40However, they would not listen, but they did according to their former manner.
1 Chronicles 4:40where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.
Nehemiah 5:15The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration forty shekels of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, because of the fear of God.
Psalms 79:8Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
Ecclesiastes 1:11There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
Ecclesiastes 7:10Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Isaiah 9:1But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
Isaiah 41:22Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen. Tell us the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to come.
Isaiah 42:9Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
Isaiah 43:9All the nations gather together, and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right, and let them hear and say, It is true.
Isaiah 43:18“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Isaiah 46:9remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isaiah 48:3“The former things I declared of old; they went out from my mouth, and I announced them; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.
Isaiah 61:4They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Isaiah 65:7both your iniquities and your fathers' iniquities together, says the Lord ; because they made offerings on the mountains and insulted me on the hills, I will measure into their bosom payment for their former deeds.”
Isaiah 65:16So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.
Isaiah 65:17“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
Jeremiah 34:5You shall die in peace. And as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so people shall burn spices for you and lament for you, saying, “Alas, lord!”’ For I have spoken the word, declares the Lord .”
Jeremiah 36:28“Take another scroll and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.
Ezekiel 16:55As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state.
Ezekiel 16:55As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state.
Ezekiel 16:55As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state.
Ezekiel 36:11And I will multiply on you man and beast, and they shall multiply and be fruitful. And I will cause you to be inhabited as in your former times, and will do more good to you than ever before. Then you will know that I am the Lord .
Ezekiel 38:17“Thus says the Lord God : Are you he of whom I spoke in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel, who in those days prophesied for years that I would bring you against them?
Daniel 7:24As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.
Micah 4:8And you, O tower of the flock, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, the former dominion shall come, kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem.
Haggai 2:3‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes?
Haggai 2:9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.’”
Zechariah 1:4Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.’ But they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the Lord .
Zechariah 7:7Were not these the words that the Lord proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous, with her cities around her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited?”
Zechariah 7:12They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the Lord of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 8:11But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 14:10The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses.
Malachi 3:4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.
Romans 3:25whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Romans 15:4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1 Corinthians 8:7However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
Galatians 1:13For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
Ephesians 4:22to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
Philippians 1:17The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
1 Timothy 5:12and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith.
Hebrews 7:18For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness
Hebrews 7:23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,
Hebrews 10:32But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,
1 Peter 1:14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
2 Peter 1:9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
Revelation 21:4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
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