Gen 4:26

(NIV)
Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh.

At that time people began to call on the name of the  Lord.

(ESV)
To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the  Lord.

Gen 6:1

(NIV)
When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
(ESV)
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,

Gen 9:20

(NIV)
Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
(ESV)
Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.

Gen 10:8

(NIV)
Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth.
(ESV)
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.

Gen 11:6

(NIV)
The  Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Gen 41:54

(NIV)
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
(ESV)
and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 44:12

(NIV)
Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.
(ESV)
And he searched, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

Gen 49:4

(NIV)
Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel,
for you went up onto your father’s bed,
onto my couch and defiled it.
(ESV)
Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence,
because you went up to your father’s bed;
then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!

Exod 20:25

(NIV)
If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.
(ESV)
If you make me an altar of stone you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it.

Exod 31:14

(NIV)
‘“Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people.
(ESV)
You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Lev 18:21

(NIV)
‘“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the  Lord.

Lev 19:8

(NIV)
Whoever eats it will be held responsible because they have desecrated what is holy to the  Lord ; they must be cut off from their people.

(ESV)
and everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned what is holy to the  Lord, and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 19:12

(NIV)
‘“Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the  Lord.

Lev 19:29

(NIV)
‘“Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.

(ESV)
“Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.

Lev 20:3

(NIV)
I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
(ESV)
I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name.

Lev 21:4

(NIV)
He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself.

(ESV)
He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself.

Lev 21:6

(NIV)
They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the food offerings to the  Lord, the food of their God, they are to be holy.

(ESV)
They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they offer the  Lord’s food offerings, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.

Lev 21:7

(NIV)
‘“They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.
(ESV)
They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Lev 21:9

(NIV)
‘“If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.

(ESV)
And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.

Lev 21:12

(NIV)
nor leave the sanctuary of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil of his God. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
He shall not go out of the sanctuary, lest he profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him: I am the  Lord.

Lev 21:14

(NIV)
He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,
(ESV)
A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry. But he shall take as his wife a virgin of his own people,

Lev 21:15

(NIV)
so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the  Lord, who makes him holy.”’

(ESV)
that he may not profane his offspring among his people, for I am the  Lord who sanctifies him.”

Lev 21:23

(NIV)
yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the  Lord, who makes them holy.”’

(ESV)
but he shall not go through the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am the  Lord who sanctifies them.”

Lev 22:2

(NIV)
‘Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the Israelites consecrate to me, so that they will not profane my holy name. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
Speak to Aaron and his sons so that they abstain from the holy things of the people of Israel, which they dedicate to me, so that they do not profane my holy name: I am the  Lord.

Lev 22:9

(NIV)
‘“The priests are to perform my service in such a way that they do not become guilty and die for treating it with contempt. I am the  Lord, who makes them holy.

(ESV)
They shall therefore keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby when they profane it: I am the  Lord who sanctifies them.

Lev 22:15

(NIV)
The priests must not desecrate the sacred offerings the Israelites present to the  Lord
(ESV)
They shall not profane the holy things of the people of Israel, which they contribute to the  Lord,

Lev 22:32

(NIV)
Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the  Lord, who made you holy
(ESV)
And you shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. I am the  Lord who sanctifies you,

Num 16:46

(NIV)
Then Moses said to Aaron, ‘Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the  Lord; the plague has started.’
(ESV)
And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer, and put fire on it from off the altar and lay incense on it and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the  Lord; the plague has begun.”

Num 16:47

(NIV)
So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them.
(ESV)
So Aaron took it as Moses said and ran into the midst of the assembly. And behold, the plague had already begun among the people. And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.

Num 18:32

(NIV)
By presenting the best part of it you will not be guilty in this matter; then you will not defile the holy offerings of the Israelites, and you will not die.”’

(ESV)
And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have contributed the best of it. But you shall not profane the holy things of the people of Israel, lest you die.’”

Num 25:1

(NIV)
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
(ESV)
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.

Num 30:2

(NIV)
when a man makes a vow to the  Lord or takes an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

(ESV)
If a man vows a vow to the  Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Deut 2:24

(NIV)
‘Set out now and cross the Arnon Gorge. See, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his country. Begin to take possession of it and engage him in battle.
(ESV)
‘Rise up, set out on your journey and go over the Valley of the Arnon. Behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land. Begin to take possession, and contend with him in battle.

Deut 2:25

(NIV)
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

(ESV)
This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

Deut 2:31

(NIV)
The  Lord said to me, ‘See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord said to me, ‘Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to take possession, that you may occupy his land.’

Deut 3:24

(NIV)
‘Sovereign  Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?
(ESV)
‘O Lord  God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?

Deut 16:9

(NIV)
Count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing corn.
(ESV)
“You shall count seven weeks. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain.

Deut 20:6

(NIV)
Has anyone planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else enjoy it.
(ESV)
And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit.

Deut 28:30

(NIV)
You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.
(ESV)
You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall ravish her. You shall build a house, but you shall not dwell in it. You shall plant a vineyard, but you shall not enjoy its fruit.

Josh 3:7

(NIV)
And the  Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so that they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.
(ESV)
The  Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.

Judg 10:18

(NIV)
The leaders of the people of Gilead said to each other, ‘Whoever will take the lead in attacking the Ammonites will be head over all who live in Gilead.’

(ESV)
And the people, the leaders of Gilead, said one to another, “Who is the man who will begin to fight against the Ammonites? He shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”

Judg 13:5

(NIV)
You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.’

(ESV)
for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”

Judg 13:25

(NIV)
and the Spirit of the  Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

(ESV)
And the Spirit of the  Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judg 16:19

(NIV)
After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.

(ESV)
She made him sleep on her knees. And she called a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him.

Judg 16:22

(NIV)
But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.

(ESV)
But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.

Judg 20:31

(NIV)
The Benjaminites came out to meet them and were drawn away from the city. They began to inflict casualties on the Israelites as before, so that about thirty men fell in the open field and on the roads – the one leading to Bethel and the other to Gibeah.
(ESV)
And the people of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city. And as at other times they began to strike and kill some of the people in the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the open country, about thirty men of Israel.

Judg 20:39

(NIV)
and then the Israelites would counterattack.

The Benjaminites had begun to inflict casualties on the Israelites (about thirty), and they said, ‘We are defeating them as in the first battle.’
(ESV)
the men of Israel should turn in battle. Now Benjamin had begun to strike and kill about thirty men of Israel. They said, “Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle.”

Judg 20:40

(NIV)
But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjaminites turned and saw the whole city going up in smoke.
(ESV)
But when the signal began to rise out of the city in a column of smoke, the Benjaminites looked behind them, and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven.

1Sam 3:2

(NIV)
One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
(ESV)
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.

1Sam 3:12

(NIV)
At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family – from beginning to end.
(ESV)
On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end.

1Sam 14:35

(NIV)
Then Saul built an altar to the  Lord; it was the first time he had done this.

(ESV)
And Saul built an altar to the  Lord; it was the first altar that he built to the  Lord.

1Sam 22:15

(NIV)
Was that day the first time I enquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father’s family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair.’

(ESV)
Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little.”

1Kgs 1:40

(NIV)
And all the people went up after him, playing pipes and rejoicing greatly, so that the ground shook with the sound.

(ESV)
And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

2Kgs 10:32

(NIV)
In those days the  Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory
(ESV)
In those days the  Lord began to cut off parts of Israel. Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:

2Kgs 15:37

(NIV)
(In those days the  Lord began to send Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.)
(ESV)
In those days the  Lord began to send Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah.

1Chr 1:10

(NIV)
Cush was the father of
Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.
(ESV)
Cush fathered Nimrod. He was the first on earth to be a mighty man.

1Chr 5:1

(NIV)
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s marriage bed, his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel; so he could not be listed in the genealogical record in accordance with his birthright,
(ESV)
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ( for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son;

1Chr 27:24

(NIV)
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. God’s wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering, and the number was not entered in the book of the annals of King David.

(ESV)
Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but did not finish. Yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David.

2Chr 3:1

(NIV)
Then Solomon began to build the temple of the  Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the  Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David.
(ESV)
Then Solomon began to build the house of the  Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the  Lord had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2Chr 3:2

(NIV)
He began building on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

(ESV)
He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
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