'Substance' in the Bible
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away;
and they take Lot, Abram's brother's son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.
and he bringeth back the whole of the substance, and also Lot his brother and his substance hath he brought back, and also the women and the people.
And the king of Sodom saith unto Abram, 'Give to me the persons, and the substance take to thyself,'
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
And he saith unto him, 'Thou -- thou hast known that which I have served thee in, and that which thy substance was with me;
and God taketh away the substance of your father, and doth give to me.
and leadeth all his cattle, and all his substance which he hath acquired, the cattle of his getting, which he hath acquired in Padan-Aram, to go unto Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
for their substance was more abundant than to dwell together, and the land of their sojournings was not able to bear them because of their cattle;
When the layer of dew evaporated, on the surface of the desert a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost, appeared on the ground.
The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers [made] with honey.
and they see the God of Israel, and under His feet is as the white work of the sapphire, and as the substance of the heavens for purity;
And the sons of Israel take captive the women of Midian, and their infants; and all their cattle, and all their substance, and all their wealth they have plundered;
And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts.
And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
your wives, your infants, and your substance, abide in the land which Moses hath given to you beyond the Jordan, and ye -- ye pass over by fifties, before your brethren, all the mighty ones of valour, and have helped them,
For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
And all the men of Judah answer against the men of Israel, 'Because the king is near unto us, and why is this -- ye are displeased about this matter? have we at all eaten of the king's substance? a gift hath he lifted up to us?'
And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
And again, because of my delighting in the house of my God, the substance I have -- a peculiar treasure of gold and silver -- I have given for the house of my God, even over and above all I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:
behold, Jehovah will smite with a great stroke thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy substance,
And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD.
Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.
And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's substance.
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
The work of his hands Thou hast blessed, and his substance hath spread in the land, and yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike against anything that he hath -- if not: to Thy face he doth bless Thee!'
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
Will a man take food which has no taste without salt? or is there any taste in the soft substance of purslain?
Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me?
Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
He sheweth by it to his friend substance, Anger against perversity.
Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the beginning and chief substance of all their strength.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Mine is counsel and substance, I am understanding, I have might.
Wealth and honour are with me, Lasting substance and righteousness.
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.
and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
I got men-servants, and maid-servants, and sons of the house were to me; also, I had much substance -- herd and flock -- above all who had been before me in Jerusalem.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
Look, all of them are nothing, their accomplishments are nonexistent; their metal images lack any real substance.
I have not spoken in secret in a dark place of the earth. Not without substance did I say unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me; I am the LORD who speaks righteousness, who declares things that are right.
Then the Lord said to me, The prophets say false words in my name, and I gave them no orders, and I said nothing to them: what they say to you is a false vision and wonder-working words without substance, the deceit of their hearts.
Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.
They have seen visions without substance and made use of secret arts, who say, The Lord has said; and the Lord has not sent them: hoping that the word would have effect.
Have you not seen a vision without substance and have you not falsely made use of secret arts, when you say, The Lord has said; though I have said nothing?
So this is what the Lord has said: Because your words are without substance and your visions are false, see, I am against you, says the Lord.
And my hand will be against the prophets who see visions without substance and who make false use of secret arts: they will not be in the secret of my people, and they will not be recorded in the list of the children of Israel, and they will not come into the land of Israel; and it will be clear to you that I am the Lord.
Tarshish dealt with thee by reason of the abundance of all substance; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they furnished thy markets.
Damascus dealt with thee because of the multitude of thy handiworks, by reason of the abundance of all substance, with wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Thy substance, and thy markets, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, they that repair thy leaks, and they that barter with thee, and all thy men of war that are in thee, along with all thine assemblage which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of thy fall.
When thy wares went forth over the seas, thou filledst many peoples; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the abundance of thy substance and of thy merchandise.
To take a spoil, and to take a prey, To turn back thy hand on inhabited wastes, And on a people gathered out of nations, Making cattle and substance, Dwelling on a high part of the land.
Sheba, and Dedan, and merchants of Tarshish, And all its young lions say to thee: To take a spoil art thou come in? To take a prey assembled thine assembly? To bear away silver and gold? To take away cattle and substance? To take a great spoil?
'And the king of the north hath turned back, and hath caused a multitude to stand, greater than the first, and at the end of the times a second time he doth certainly come in with a great force, and with much substance;
Peaceably even into the fertile places of the province He cometh, and he hath done that which his fathers did not, nor his fathers' fathers; prey, and spoil, and substance, to them he scattereth, and against fenced places he deviseth his devices, even for a time.
And he turneth back to his land with great substance, and his heart is against the holy covenant, and he hath wrought, and turned back to his land.
And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away captive his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
verily I say to you, that over all his substance he will set him.
For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance falling to me, and he divided to them the living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
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