Biblical Concept: You Were
“you were a slave in the land of Egypt”
“you were aliens in the land of Egypt”
“you were an alien in his land”
Lucifer: “You were in Eden.” (The original you were.) (The most consequential you were.)
Lucifer: “You were the anointed cherub who covers.”
Lucifer: “You were blameless in your ways.”
Lucifer: “You were internally filled with violence.”
“you were of the world”
“you are not of the world”
“you were younger”
“you were slaves of sin”
“You were” … “you became”
“you were cut off”
“you were enriched in Him”
“you were called into fellowship with His Son”
“you were not yet able” … “you are not yet able”
“if you were to have countless tutors in Christ”
NAS 1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
“you were sanctified”
“you were justified”
“You were bought with a price”
“you were pagans”
“you were made sorrowful according to the will of God”
“you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods”
“You were running well”
“you were called to freedom”
“you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise”
NAS Ephesians 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
“you were dead”
“you were at that time separate from Christ”
“you were called in one hope of your calling”
“you were sealed for the day of redemption”
NAS Ephesians 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of
“You were” versus “you are.”
“you were formerly darkness”
“you were concerned”
“you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind”
“you were instructed”
“in Him you were also circumcised”
“you were also raised up with Him”
“you were dead in your transgressions”
“you were living in the world”
“when you were living in them”
“you were called in one body”
“hold to the traditions which you were taught”
“eternal life to which you were called”
“you were not redeemed with perishable things”
“by His wounds you were healed”
“you were continually straying like sheep”
“you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing”
“I would that you were cold or hot”
You were: darkness, dead, dead in sins, slaves, slaves of sin, aliens, hostile, pagan, cut off, not able, separate from Christ.
You were: bought with a price, called into fellowship, sanctified, justified, healed, called to freedom, sealed in Him, raised up with Him, enriched in Him.
Compare Biblical Concepts: You Were with You Are.
NAS Genesis 3:11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
19 By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
NAS Genesis 40:13 within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
NAS Exodus 22:21 "And you shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
NAS Leviticus 19:34 'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
NAS Leviticus 26:35 'All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it.
NAS Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, "I have sinned, for I did not know that you were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing to you, I will turn back."
NAS Deuteronomy 1:26 "Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God;
NAS Deuteronomy 5:5 while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,
15 'And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day. (“you were a slave in the land of Egypt”)
NAS Deuteronomy 7:7 "The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
NAS Deuteronomy 10:19 "So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. (“you were aliens in the land of Egypt”)
NAS Deuteronomy 15:15 "And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today. (“you were a slave in the land of Egypt”)
NAS Deuteronomy 16:12 "And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes. (“you were a slave in Egypt”)
NAS Deuteronomy 23:7 "You shall not detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land. (“you were an alien in his land”)
NAS Deuteronomy 24:18 "But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing. (“you were a slave in Egypt”)
22 "And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing. (“you were a slave in the land of Egypt”)
NAS Deuteronomy 25:18 how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.
NAS Deuteronomy 28:60 "And He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you.
62 "Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
NAS Ruth 3:2 "And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight.
NAS 1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, "Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the LORD anointed you king over Israel,
NAS 2 Samuel 1:14 Then David said to him, "How is it you were not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?"
NAS 2 Samuel 3:17 Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.
NAS 2 Samuel 5:2 "Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"
NAS 1 Kings 2:26 Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go to Anathoth to your own field, for you deserve to die; but I will not put you to death at this time, because you carried the ark of the Lord God before my father David, and because you were afflicted in everything with which my father was afflicted."
NAS 1 Kings 13:8 But the man of God said to the king, "If you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.
NAS 1 Chronicles 11:2 "In times past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led out and brought in Israel; and the LORD your God said to you, 'You shall shepherd My people Israel, and you shall be prince over My people Israel.'"
NAS Job 36:17 "But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.
NAS Job 38:21 "You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
NAS Song of Solomon 8:1 "Oh that you were like a brother to me Who nursed at my mother's breasts. If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.
NAS Isaiah 14:8 "Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, 'Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.'
NAS Isaiah 30:15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you shall be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength." But you were not willing,
NAS Isaiah 33:1 Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him. As soon as you shall finish destroying, you shall be destroyed; As soon as you shall cease to deal treacherously, others shall deal treacherously with you.
NAS Isaiah 49:20 "The children of whom you were bereaved will yet say in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for me; Make room for me that I may live here.'
NAS Isaiah 50:1 Thus says the LORD, "Where is the certificate of divorce, By which I have sent your mother away? Or to whom of My creditors did I sell you? Behold, you were sold for your iniquities, And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.
NAS Isaiah 51:1 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, And to the quarry from which you were dug.
NAS Isaiah 52:3 For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."
NAS Isaiah 57:10 "You were tired out by the length of your road, Yet you did not say, 'It is hopeless.' You found renewed strength, Therefore you did not faint.
NAS Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
NAS Jeremiah 2:36 "Why do you go around so much Changing your way? Also, you shall be put to shame by Egypt As you were put to shame by Assyria.
NAS Jeremiah 22:26 "I shall hurl you and your mother who bore you into another country where you were not born, and there you will die.
NAS Jeremiah 50:24 "I set a snare for you, and you were also caught, O Babylon, While you yourself were not aware; You have been found and also seized Because you have engaged in conflict with the LORD."
NAS Ezekiel 16:4 "As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.
5 "No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the open field, for you were abhorred on the day you were born.
6 "When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live!' I said to you while you were in your blood, 'Live!'
7 "I made you numerous like plants of the field. Then you grew up, became tall, and reached the age for fine ornaments; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown. Yet you were naked and bare.
8 "Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine," declares the Lord God.
13 "Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil; so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.
22 "And besides all your abominations and harlotries you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare and squirming in your blood.
28 "Moreover, you played the harlot with the Assyrians because you were not satisfied; you even played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied.
29 "You also multiplied your harlotry with the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet even with this you were not satisfied."'"
31 "When you built your shrine at the beginning of every street and made your high place in every square, in disdaining money, you were not like a harlot.
NAS Ezekiel 21:30 'Return it to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I shall judge you.
NAS Ezekiel 23:22 "Therefore, O Oholibah, thus says the Lord God, 'Behold I will arouse your lovers against you, from whom you were alienated, and I will bring them against you from every side:
28 "For thus says the Lord God, 'Behold, I will give you into the hand of those whom you hate, into the hand of those from whom you were alienated.
NAS Ezekiel 27:25 "The ships of Tarshish were the carriers for your merchandise. And you were filled and were very glorious In the heart of the seas.
NAS Ezekiel 28:13 "You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared. (Lucifer: “You were in Eden.”)
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. (Lucifer: “You were the anointed cherub who covers.”)
15 "You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created, Until unrighteousness was found in you. (Lucifer: “You were blameless in your ways.”)
16 "By the abundance of your trade You were internally filled with violence, And you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire. (Lucifer: “You were internally filled with violence.”)
NAS Ezekiel 36:11 'And I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.
NAS Hosea 13:4 Yet I have been the LORD your God Since the land of Egypt; And you were not to know any god except Me, For there is no savior besides Me.
NAS Amos 4:11 "I overthrew you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, And you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
NAS Micah 1:13 Harness the chariot to the team of horses, O inhabitant of Lachish-- She was the beginning of sin To the daughter of Zion-- Because in you were found The rebellious acts of Israel.
NAS Habakkuk 1:5 "Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days-- You would not believe if you were told.
NAS Zechariah 8:13 'And it will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.'
NAS Matthew 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
NAS Matthew 25:21 "His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.'
23 "His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
NAS Luke 2:49 And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?
NAS John 1:48 Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
NAS John 5:35 "He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
NAS John 9:34 They answered and said to him, "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they put him out.
41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.
NAS John 15:19 "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (“you were of the world”) (“you are not of the world”)
NAS John 21:18 "Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself, and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go." (“you were younger”)
NAS Acts 9:17 And Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
NAS Acts 23:15 "Now, therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place."
NAS Romans 6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, (“you were slaves of sin”) (“You were” … “you became”)
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. (“you were slaves of sin”)
NAS Romans 11:24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? (“you were cut off”)
NAS 1 Corinthians 1:5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, (“you were enriched in Him”)
9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (“you were called into fellowship with His Son”)
15 that no man should say you were baptized in my name. (“in everything you were enriched in Him”) [“you were enriched in Him”]
NAS 1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, (“you were not yet able” … “you are not yet able”)
NAS 1 Corinthians 4:15 For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. (“if you were to have countless tutors in Christ”)
NAS 1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God. (All) (“you were sanctified”) (“you were justified”)
NAS 1 Corinthians 7:23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. (“You were bought with a price”)
NAS 1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the dumb idols, however you were led. (“you were pagans”)
NAS 2 Corinthians 7:9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, in order that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. (“you were made sorrowful according to the will of God”)
NAS Galatians 4:8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. (“you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods”)
NAS Galatians 5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? (“You were running well”)
13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (“you were called to freedom”)
NAS Ephesians 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, (“you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise”)
NAS Ephesians 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, (All) (“you were dead”)
12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (“you were at that time separate from Christ”)
NAS Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; (“you were called in one hope of your calling”)
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (“you were sealed for the day of redemption”)
NAS Ephesians 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (All) (“You were” versus “you are.”) (“you were formerly darkness”)
NAS Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. (“you were concerned”)
NAS Colossians 1:21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, (“you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind”)
NAS Colossians 2:7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. (“you were instructed”)
11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; (“in Him you were also circumcised”)
12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. (“you were also raised up with Him”)
13 And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, (“you were dead in your transgressions”)
20 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, (“you were living in the world”)
NAS Colossians 3:7 and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. (“when you were living in them”)
15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. (“you were called in one body”)
NAS 2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. (“hold to the traditions which you were taught”)
NAS 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (“eternal life to which you were called”)
NAS 1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, (“you were not redeemed with perishable things”)
NAS 1 Peter 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. (“by His wounds you were healed”)
25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. (“you were continually straying like sheep”)
NAS 1 Peter 3:9 not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. (“you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing”)
NAS Revelation 3:15 'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. (“I would that you were cold or hot”)