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By and by

By and by

immediately ( Matthew 13:21 ; RSV, "straightway;" Luke 21:9 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for By and by". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

By and by

At once; immediately.

And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me BY AND BY in a charger the head of John the Baptist. ( Mark 6:24-25 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'By and by'". A King James Dictionary.