Verb histēmi (to stand, to set up) in the Gospels-Acts

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stood (histēmi) over the place where the child was.
4: 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and made him to stand (histēmi) on the pinnacle of the temple,
6: 5"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand (histēmi) and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward.
12: 25He knew what they were thinking and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand (histēmi).
12: 26If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand (histēmi)?
12: 46While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing (histēmi) outside, wanting to speak to him.
12: 47Someone told him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are standing (histēmi) outside, wanting to speak to you."
13: 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood (histēmi) on the beach.
16: 28Truly I tell you, there are some standing (histēmi) here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
18: 2He called a child, whom he made to stand (histēmi) among them,
18: 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be set up (histēmi) by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
20: 3When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing (histēmi) idle in the marketplace;
20: 6And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing (histēmi) around; and he said to them, 'Why are you standing (histēmi) here idle all day?'
20: 32Jesus stood (histēmi) still and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do for you?"
24: 15"So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing (histēmi) in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),
25: 33and he will make the sheep to stand (histēmi) at his right hand and the goats at the left.
26: 15and said, "What will you give me if I betray him to you?" They set up (histēmi) for him thirty pieces of silver.
26: 73After a little while those standing (histēmi) there came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays you."
27: 11Now Jesus stood (histēmi) before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so."
27: 47When some of those standing (histēmi) there heard it, they said, "This man is calling for Elijah."


3: 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand (histēmi).
3: 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand (histēmi).
3: 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand (histēmi), but his end has come.
7: 9Then he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to make your tradition to stand (histēmi)!
9: 1And he said to them, "Truly I tell you, there are some standing (histēmi) here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."
9: 36Then he took a little child and make it to stand (histēmi) among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them,
10: 49Jesus stood (histēmi) still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you."
11: 5some of those standing (histēmi) there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"
13: 9"As for yourselves, beware; for they will hand you over to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand (histēmi) before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them.
13: 14"But when you see the desolating sacrilege set up (histēmi) where it ought not to be (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains;


1: 11Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing (histēmi) at the right side of the altar of incense.
4: 9Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and made him to stand (histēmi) on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
5: 1Once while Jesus was standing (histēmi) beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,
5: 2he saw two boats standing (histēmi) at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
6: 8Even though he knew what they were thinking, he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come and stand (histēmi) here." He got up and stood (histēmi) there.
6: 17He came down with them and stood (histēmi) on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon.
7: 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood (histēmi) still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, rise!"
7: 38She stood (histēmi) behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.
8: 20And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing (histēmi) outside, wanting to see you."
8: 44She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stood (histēmi) (still).
9: 27But truly I tell you, there are some standing (histēmi) here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
9: 47But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, made a little child to stand (histēmi) and put it by his side,
11: 18If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand (histēmi)? - for you say that I cast out the demons by Beelzebul.
13: 25When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand (histēmi) outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then in reply he will say to you, 'I do not know where you come from.'
17: 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Standing (histēmi) at a distance,
18: 11The Pharisee, standing (histēmi) by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
18: 13But the tax collector, standing (histēmi) far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'
18: 40Jesus stood (histēmi) still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him,
19: 8Zacchaeus stood (histēmi) there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much."
21: 36Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand (histēmi) before the Son of Man."
23: 10The chief priests and the scribes stood (histēmi) by, vehemently accusing him.
23: 35And the people stood (histēmi) by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!"
23: 49But all his acquaintances, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood (histēmi) at a distance, watching these things.
24: 17And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood (histēmi) still, looking sad.
24: 36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood (histēmi) among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."


1: 26John answered them, "I baptize with water. Among you stands (histēmi) one whom you do not know,
1: 35The next day John again was standing (histēmi) with two of his disciples,
3: 29He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands (histēmi) and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. For this reason my joy has been fulfilled.
6: 22The next day the crowd that has been standing (histēmi) on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone.
7: 37On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing (histēmi) there, he cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
8: 3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand (histēmi) before all of them,
8: 44You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand (histēmi) in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
11: 56They were looking for Jesus and were asking one another as they stood (histēmi) in the temple, "What do you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will he?"
12: 29The crowd standing (histēmi) there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
18: 5They answered, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus replied, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing (histēmi) with them.
18: 16but Peter was standing (histēmi) outside at the gate. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out, spoke to the woman who guarded the gate, and brought Peter in.
18: 18Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were standing (histēmi) around it and warming themselves. Peter also was standing (histēmi) with them and warming himself.
18: 25Now Simon Peter was standing (histēmi) and warming himself. They asked him, "You are not also one of his disciples, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not."
19: 25And that is what the soldiers did. Meanwhile, standing (histēmi) near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
20: 11But Mary stood (histēmi) weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;
20: 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing (histēmi) there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
20: 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood (histēmi) among them and said, "Peace be with you."
20: 26A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood (histēmi) among them and said, "Peace be with you."
21: 4Just after daybreak, Jesus stood (histēmi) on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.


1: 11They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand (histēmi) looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."
1: 23So they made to stand (histēmi) two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.
2: 14But Peter, standing (histēmi) with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.
3: 8Jumping up, he stood (histēmi) and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
4: 7When they had made the prisoners stand (histēmi) in their midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?"
4: 14When they saw the man who had been cured standing (histēmi) beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.
5: 20"Go, stand (histēmi) in the temple and tell the people the whole message about this life."
5: 23"We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing (histēmi) at the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside."
5: 25Then someone arrived and announced, "Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing (histēmi) in the temple and teaching the people!"
5: 27When they had brought them, they had them stand (histēmi) before the council. The high priest questioned them,
6: 6They had these men stand (histēmi) before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
6: 13They set up (histēmi) false witnesses who said, "This man never stops saying things against this holy place and the law;
7: 33Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing (histēmi) is holy ground.
7: 55But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing (histēmi) at the right hand of God.
7: 56"Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing (histēmi) at the right hand of God!"
7: 60Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not make this sin stand (histēmi) against them." When he had said this, he died.
8: 38He commanded the chariot to stand (histēmi) (still), and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
9: 7The men who were traveling with him stood (histēmi) speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one.
10: 30Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this very hour, at three o'clock, I was praying in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling clothes stood (histēmi) before me.
11: 13He told us how he had seen the angel standing (histēmi) in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter;
12: 14On recognizing Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing (histēmi) at the gate.
16: 9During the night Paul had a vision: there stood (histēmi) a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."
17: 22Then Paul stood (histēmi) in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.
17: 31because he has set up (histēmi) a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead."
21: 40When he had given him permission, Paul stood (histēmi) on the steps and motioned to the people for silence; and when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying:
22: 25But when they had tied him up with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing (histēmi) by, "Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who is uncondemned?"
22: 30Since he wanted to find out what Paul was being accused of by the Jews, the next day he released him and ordered the chief priests and the entire council to meet. He brought Paul down and had him stand (histēmi) before them.
24: 20Or let these men here tell what crime they had found when I stood (histēmi) before the council,
24: 21unless it was this one sentence that I called out while standing (histēmi) before them, 'It is about the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.'"
25: 10Paul said, " I am standing (histēmi) before Caesar’s judgment seat I am the emperor's tribunal; this is where I should be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you very well know.
25: 18When the accusers stood (histēmi) up, they did not charge him with any of the crimes that I was expecting.
26: 6And now I stand (histēmi) here on trial on account of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors,
26: 16But get up and stand (histēmi) on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and testify to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you.
26: 22To this day I have had help from God, and so I stand (histēmi) here, testifying to both small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would take place:
27: 21Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul then stood (histēmi) up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and thereby avoided this damage and loss.