"After 40 years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.
"The LORD's anger had flared up against Israel so that he made them wander in the wilderness for 40 years until that whole generation, who committed evil in the eyes of the LORD, had died.
Indeed, the LORD your God blessed all the works of your hands. He knows about your travels through this vast desert. The LORD your God was with you these past 40 years, so that you didn't lack anything.
Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way these 40 years in the desert, to humble and test you in order to make known what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
"The clothes you wore did not wear out, nor did your feet blister during these 40 years.
Though I've led you for 40 years in the desert, neither your clothes nor your shoes have worn out.
The Israelis traveled 40 years in the wilderness until the entire nation that is, the warriors who had departed from Egypt had perished because they hadn't listened to the voice of the LORD. The LORD had promised them that he would not let them see the land that he had sworn to give us, a land that flows with milk and honey.
You sustained them in the wilderness for 40 years. They lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.
Furthermore, I brought you up from the land of Egypt, leading you in the wilderness for 40 years, to take possession of the land of the Amorites.
"Was it to me that you brought offerings and gifts in the desert for 40 years, house of Israel?
It was he who led them out, performing wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea, and in the wilderness for 40 years.
So God turned away from them and gave them over to worship the heavenly bodies. As it is written in the book of the Prophets: "O house of Israel, you didn't offer me slaughtered animals and sacrifices those 40 years in the wilderness, did you?
After he had put up with them for 40 years in the wilderness,
Just as you explored the land for 40 days, you'll bear the consequences of your iniquities for 40 years one year for each day as you experience my hostility.
The Israelis ate manna for 40 years until they came to a land where they could settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
For forty years I loathed that generation, so I said, "They are a people whose hearts continuously err, and they have not understood my ways."
And with whom was he angry for 40 years? Was it not with those who sinned and whose bodies fell dead in the wilderness?
Some time later, the Israelis again practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, so the LORD handed them over into the domination of the Philistines for 40 years.
As a result, the land was quiet for 40 years. Then Kenaz' son Othniel died.
"May all of your enemies perish like this, LORD! But may those who love him be like the ascending sun in its strength!" Then the land enjoyed quiet for 40 years.
Midian remained subjugated to the Israelis, and they didn't so much as raise their heads anymore, so the land was peaceful for 40 years during the lifetime of Gideon.
1 Samuel 4:18
When he mentioned the Ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backwards by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, since he was old and heavy. Eli had judged Israel for 40 years.
"After that, he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. When they demanded a king, God gave them Kish's son Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.
2 Samuel 5:4
David began to reign when he was 30 years old, and he reigned 40 years.
1 Kings 2:11
David had reigned over Israel for 40 years. He reigned in Hebron for seven years and in Jerusalem for 33 years.
1 Chronicles 29:27
serving as king over Israel for 40 years. He reigned for seven years in Hebron and for 33 in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 11:42
Solomon reigned over all of Israel from Jerusalem for a total of 40 years.
2 Kings 12:1
ascending to the throne in the seventh year of the reign of Jehu and then reigning for 40 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah from Beer-sheba.
2 Chronicles 24:1
Joash was seven years old when he began his reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah. She was from Beer-sheba.
When you have completed this, you are to sleep on your right side, symbolically bearing the iniquity of Judah for 40 days. Each day that I've assigned to you represents one year.
Neither man nor beast will walk through that area. It won't even be inhabited for 40 years. I'll see to it that Egypt becomes a devastated land in the midst of devastated lands. Her cities deep inside her territories will be laid waste and desolate for 40 years. I will scatter Egypt among the nations and disperse them throughout the land.'"
1 Kings 15:10
He reigned 41 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.
2 Chronicles 16:13
As a result, in the forty-first year of his reign, Asa died, as had his ancestors,
2 Kings 14:23
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Amaziah son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, began a 41 year reign in Samaria.
"Look how the LORD has let me survive, as you can see, these 45 years since the time when the LORD said this through Moses, while Israel was wandering through the wilderness. And look! I'm here today my eighty-fifth birthday!
The Jewish leaders said, "This sanctuary has been under construction for 46 years, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?"
"Count for yourselves seven years of Sabbaths seven times seven years. This set of seven weeks of years total 49 years for you.
So be informed and discern that seven weeks and 62 weeks will elapse from the issuance of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed Commander. The plaza and moat will be rebuilt, though in troubled times.