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27 Bible Verses about Benedictions

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Numbers 6:23-27

"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'You will bless the {Israelites}: You will say to them: Yahweh will bless you and keep you; Yahweh will make shine his face on you and be gracious to you;read more.
Yahweh will lift up his face upon you, and he will give you peace.' And they will put my name on the {Israelites}, and I will bless them."

Deuteronomy 21:5

Then the priests, the descendants of Levi, shall come near, for Yahweh your God has chosen them to bless in the name of Yahweh, and every legal dispute and every [case of] assault will be {subject to their ruling}.

1 Samuel 2:20

And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and he said, "May Yahweh give you an offspring from this woman in place of the petitioned [one] that she requested from Yahweh." Then they went to their home.

2 Chronicles 30:27

Then the priests and the Levites arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer came to his holy dwelling place in the heavens.

1 Kings 8:54-61

It happened that when Solomon finished praying to Yahweh all of the prayer and this plea, he got up from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling down on his knees with his palms outstretched to heaven. He stood and blessed all of the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying, "Blessed be Yahweh who gave a resting place to his people Israel. According to all that he promised, not one word has fallen from all of his promises [concerning] the good which he spoke through the hand of Moses his servant.read more.
May Yahweh our God be with us as he was with our ancestors, and may he not leave us or abandon us, to incline our hearts toward him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his judgments which he commanded our ancestors. Let these my words which I pleaded before Yahweh [be] near to Yahweh our God, by day and by night, to maintain the justice of his servant and the justice of his people Israel {as each day requires} so that all of the people of the earth may know that Yahweh, he [is] God; there is none other. Let your heart be completely with Yahweh our God by walking in his statutes, by keeping his commands as this day."

Genesis 14:18-20

And Melchizedek, the king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. (He was the priest of God Most High). And he blessed him and said, "Blessed [be] Abram by God Most High, Maker of heaven and earth. And blessed [be] God Most High who delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave to him a tenth of everything.

2 Samuel 6:20

When David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David. She said, "How the king of Israel honored himself today {by uncovering himself} before the eyes of the maids of his servants, {as the total exposure of a worthless one}."

2 Chronicles 6:3-11

Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, and all the assembly of Israel were standing. And he said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth with David my father, and with his hands he has fulfilled [it], saying, 'From the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt I did not choose a city among all the tribes of Israel to build a house in order for my name [to be] there. Nor did I choose a man to be leader over my people Israel.read more.
But I have chosen my name to be there in Jerusalem, and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.' Now, it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel. But Yahweh said to David my father, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart, but you yourself will not build the house, but your son who will proceed from your loins; he himself will build the house for my name.' Now Yahweh has fulfilled his word that he spoke. I have risen in the place of David my father and am seated on the throne of Israel as Yahweh has spoken. I have built the house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel. And I have there the ark [in] which [is] the covenant of Yahweh that he {made} with the {Israelites}."

Joshua 22:6-8

And Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents. And to the half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given [a possession] in Bashan, but to the other half Joshua had given [a possession] with their kinsmen beyond the Jordan to the west; and when Joshua sent them to their tents and blessed them, he said to them, "Return to your tents with much wealth, and with very much livestock, with silver, gold, copper, iron, and with very much clothing; divide the war-booty of your enemies with your kinsmen."

Deuteronomy 33:1-29

Now this [is] the blessing [with] which Moses, the man of God, blessed the {Israelites} {before} his death. Then he said, "Yahweh came from Sinai, and he dawned upon them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran, and he came with myriads of holy ones, at his right hand a fiery law for them. Moreover, {he loves his people}, all the holy ones [were] in your hand, and they bowed down to your feet, {each one accepted directions from you}.read more.
A law Moses instructed for us, [as a] possession [for] the assembly of Jacob. And [then] a king arose in Jeshurun, at the gathering of the leaders of [the] people, {united were the tribes of Israel}. "May Reuben live, and may he not die, {and let his number not be few}." {And he said this of Judah}, "Hear, O Yahweh, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people; his own hands strive for him, and may you be a help {against} his foes." And of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and your Urim [are] for {your faithful one}, {whom you tested at Massah}; you contended [with] him at the waters of Meribah. The [one] saying of his father and of his mother, 'I have not regarded them,' and his brothers he [did] not acknowledge, and his children [he did] not know, but [rather] they observed your word, and your covenant they kept. They taught your regulations to Jacob, and your law to Israel; they placed incense smoke {before you}, and whole burnt offerings on your altar. Bless, O Yahweh, his substance, and with the work of his hands you must be pleased; smite the loins of those who attack him, and those hating him, {so that they cannot arise}." Of Benjamin he said, "The beloved of Yahweh dwells {securely}, the Most High shields [all] around him, all the day, and between his shoulders he dwells." And of Joseph he said, "Blessed by Yahweh [is] his land, with the choice things of heaven, with dew, and with the deep lying down beneath, and with [the] choice things of [the] fruits of the [the] sun, and with the choice things of [the] yield of [the] {seasons}, and with the finest things of [the] ancient mountains, and with [the] choice things of [the] {eternal hills}, and with the choice things of [the] earth and its fullness, and the favor of [the one] {who dwelt} in [the] bush. Let them come to the head of Joseph, and to the crown of the prince among his brothers. [As] the firstborn of his ox, majesty {belongs to him}, and his horns [are] [the] horns of a wild ox; with them he drives people together, and they [are] the myriads of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of Manasseh." And of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and [rejoice], Issachar, in your tents; They summon people [to the] mountains; there they sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness, because the affluence of [the] seas they suck [out], and {the most hidden treasures of the sand}." And of Gad he said, "Blessed [be] {the one who enlarges Gad}; like a lion he dwells, and he tears an arm as well as a scalp. And he selected [the] best [part] for himself, for there [the] portion of a ruler [is] included, and he came [with the] heads of [the] people; he did the righteousness of Yahweh, and his regulations for Israel." And of Dan he said, "Dan [is] a cub of lion; he leaps from Bashan." And of Naphtali, he said, "Oh, Naphtali, sated of favor, and full of the blessing of Yahweh; take possession of [the] lake, and [the land to the] south." And of Asher he said, "Blessed {more than sons} [is] Asher; {may he be the favorite} of his brothers, {dipping his feet in the oil}. Your bars [are] iron and bronze, and as your days, [so is] your strength." "There is no [one] like God, O, Jeshurun, who rides [through] the heavens to your help, and with his majesty [through the] skies. The God of {ancient time} [is] a hiding place, and underneath [are] [the] arms of eternity, and he drove out {from before} you your enemy, and he said, 'Destroy [them]!' So Israel dwells alone [and] carefree, the spring of Jacob in a land of grain and wine; his heavens even drip dew. Blessed [are] you, O Israel. Who is like you, a people who [is] saved by Yahweh, the shield of your help, and who [is] the sword of your triumph, and your enemies, they shall fawn before you, and you shall tread on their backs."

Ruth 1:8-9

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, each [of you] return to her mother's house. May Yahweh {show kindness to you} [just] as you did with the dead and with me. May Yahweh {grant that you} find a resting place, each [in] the house of her husband." And she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice and cried.

Genesis 24:60

And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "You [are] our sister; may you become countless thousands; and may your offspring take possession of the gate of his enemies."

Genesis 27:27-29

And he drew near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his garments, and he blessed him and said, "Look, the smell of my son [is] like the smell of a field that Yahweh has blessed! May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of grain and new wine. Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you; Be lord of your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. Cursed be those cursing you, and blessed be those blessing you."

Genesis 48:9-22

Then Joseph said to his father, "They [are] my sons whom God has given me here." And he said, "Please bring them to me that I may bless them." Now the eyes of Israel were dim on account of old age; he was not able to see. So he brought them near to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to Joseph, "I did not expect to see your face and behold, God has also shown me your offspring."read more.
Then Joseph removed them from his knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. And Joseph took the two of them, Ephraim at his right [to] the left of Israel, and Manasseh at his left [to] the right of Israel. And he brought them near to him. And Israel stretched out his right hand and put [it] on the head of Ephraim (now he was the younger), and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands, for Manasseh [was] the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph and said, "The God before whom my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, walked, The God who shepherded me {all my life} unto this day, The angel who redeemed me from all evil, may he bless the boys. And through them let my name be perpetuated, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac. And let them multiply into many in the midst of the earth. When Joseph saw that his father put his right hand on the head of Ephraim, he was displeased. And he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from the head of Ephraim [over] to the head of Manasseh. And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; because this one [is] the firstborn. Put your right [hand] upon his head." But his father refused and said, "I know, my son; I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great, but his younger brother shall be greater than him, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations." So he blessed them that day, saying, Through you Israel shall pronounce blessing, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and like Manasseh.'" So he put Ephraim before Manasseh. And Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I [am about] to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your ancestors. And I have given to you one slope [of land] rather than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorites by my sword and with my bow."

Genesis 49:1-28

Then Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together so that I can tell you what will happen with you in {days to come}. Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob! Listen to Israel your father! Reuben, you [are] my firstborn, my strength, and the firstfruit of my vigor, excelling in rank and excelling in power.read more.
Unstable as water, you shall not excel [any longer], for you went up upon the bed of your father, then defiled [it]. You went up upon my couch! Simeon and Levi [are] brothers; weapons of violence [are] their swords. Let me not come into their council. Let not my person be joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and at their pleasure they hamstrung cattle. Cursed be their anger, for [it is] fierce, and their wrath, for [it is] cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and I will scatter them in Israel. Judah, [as for] you, your brothers shall praise you. Your hand [shall be] on the neck of your enemies. The sons of your father shall bow down to you. Judah [is] a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bowed down; he crouched like a lion and as a lioness. Who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff between his feet, until Shiloh comes. And to him shall be the obedience of nations. Binding his donkey to the vine and his donkey's colt to the choice vine, he washes his clothing in the wine and his garment in the blood of grapes. The eyes [are] darker than wine, and the teeth whiter than milk. Zebulun shall settle by the shore of the sea. He [shall become] a haven for ships, and his border [shall be] at Sidon. Issachar [is] a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds. He saw a resting place that [was] good, and land that [was] pleasant. So he bowed his shoulder to the burden and became a servant of forced labor. Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward. I wait for your salvation, O Yahweh. Bandits shall attack Gad, but he shall attack [their] heels. Asher's food [is] delicious, and he shall provide from the king's delicacies. Naphtali [is] a doe running free that puts forth beautiful words. Joseph [is] the bough of a fruitful vine, a fruitful bough by a spring. His branches climb over the wall. {The archers} fiercely attacked him. They shot arrows [at him] and were hostile to him. But his bow remained in a steady position; {his arms} were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob. From there [is] the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel. Because of the God of your father he will help you and [by] Shaddai he will bless you with the blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and the womb. The blessings of your father are superior to the blessings of my ancestors, to the bounty of the everlasting hills. May they be on the head of Joseph, and on the forehead of the prince of his brothers. Benjamin [is] a devouring wolf, devouring the prey in the morning, and dividing the plunder in the evening. All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel, and this [is] what their father said to them when he blessed them, each according to their blessing.

1 Corinthians 16:23

The grace of the Lord Jesus [be] with you.

Galatians 1:2-5

and all the brothers with me, to the churches of Galatia. Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,read more.
to whom [be] the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 1:2

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with every good [thing] to do his will, carrying out in us [what is] pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom [be] the glory {forever}. Amen.

From Thematic Bible


Benedictions » Old testament examples of

Leviticus 9:22

Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, and he blessed them, and he came down {after} {sacrificing} the sin offering and the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.

Numbers 6:23

"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'You will bless the {Israelites}: You will say to them:

Joshua 22:6

And Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.

2 Samuel 6:18

When David had finished from the sacrificing of the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh of hosts.

1 Kings 8:55

He stood and blessed all of the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

More verses: 1 Chronicles 16:2

Benedictions » Apostolic

Jude 1:24

Now to the one who is able to protect you from stumbling and make [you] to stand before his glory blameless with exultation,

2 Thessalonians 3:18

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with all of you.

Benedictions » Other passages appropriate to use as

Benedictions » Instances of » By half the tribes, who stood on mount gerizim

Deuteronomy 11:29-30

"And it will happen [that] when Yahweh your God has brought you to {the land that you are going to}, to take possession of it, then you shall pronounce the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal. (Are they not beyond the Jordan, {toward the west}, in the land of the Canaanites living in the Jordan Valley, opposite Gilgal beside the terebinth of Moreh?)

Deuteronomy 27:11-13

And Moses charged the people on that day, {saying}, "These [tribes] shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people {when you cross} the Jordan: Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Joseph and Benjamin. And these shall stand on Mount Ebal for [delivering] the curse: Reuben, Gad and Asher and Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali.

Joshua 8:33

Then all Israel, {foreigner as well as native}, with the elders, officials, and judges stood {on either side} of the ark before the priests and the Levites, who carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh. Half of them [stood] in front of Mount Gerizim, and the other half in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses Yahweh's servant had commanded before to bless the people of Israel.

Benedictions » Divinely appointed

Deuteronomy 10:8

At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to stand {before} Yahweh, to serve him and to bless [the people] in his name until this day.

Deuteronomy 21:5

Then the priests, the descendants of Levi, shall come near, for Yahweh your God has chosen them to bless in the name of Yahweh, and every legal dispute and every [case of] assault will be {subject to their ruling}.

Numbers 6:23-26

"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'You will bless the {Israelites}: You will say to them: Yahweh will bless you and keep you; Yahweh will make shine his face on you and be gracious to you; read more.
Yahweh will lift up his face upon you, and he will give you peace.'

Benedictions » Instances of » By solomon, upon the people

1 Kings 8:14

[Then] the king turned his face around, and he blessed all of the assembly of Israel. (Now all the assembly of Israel was standing).

1 Kings 8:55-58

He stood and blessed all of the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying, "Blessed be Yahweh who gave a resting place to his people Israel. According to all that he promised, not one word has fallen from all of his promises [concerning] the good which he spoke through the hand of Moses his servant. May Yahweh our God be with us as he was with our ancestors, and may he not leave us or abandon us, read more.
to incline our hearts toward him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his judgments which he commanded our ancestors.

2 Chronicles 6:3

Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, and all the assembly of Israel were standing.

Benedictions » Instances of » By isaac » Upon jacob

Genesis 27:23-29

And he did not recognize him because his hands were hairy like the hands of Esau his brother. And he blessed him. And he said, "{Are you really} my son Esau?" And he said, "I [am]." Then he said, "Bring [it] near to me that I may eat from the game of my son, so that I may bless you." And he brought [it] to him, and he ate. And he brought wine to him, and he drank. read more.
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near and kiss me, my son." And he drew near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his garments, and he blessed him and said, "Look, the smell of my son [is] like the smell of a field that Yahweh has blessed! May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of grain and new wine. Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you; Be lord of your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. Cursed be those cursing you, and blessed be those blessing you."

Genesis 27:37

Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him lord over you and I have given him all his brothers as servants, and [with] grain and wine I have sustained him. Now what can I do for you, my son?"

Genesis 28:1-4

Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him. And he instructed him and said to him, "You must not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. Arise, go to Paddan-Aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and take for yourself a wife from there, from the daughters of Laban your mother's brother. Now, may El-Shaddai bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, so that you become an assembly of peoples. read more.
And may he give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojourning, which God gave to Abraham."

Benedictions » Instances of » By melchizedek. Upon abraham

Genesis 14:19-20

And he blessed him and said, "Blessed [be] Abram by God Most High, Maker of heaven and earth. And blessed [be] God Most High who delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave to him a tenth of everything.

Hebrews 7:7

Now without any dispute the inferior is blessed by the more prominent.

Benedictions » Instances of » By isaac » Upon esau

Genesis 27:39-40

Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Your home shall be from the fatness of the land, and from the dew of heaven above. But by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But it shall be [that] when free yourself you shall tear off his yoke from your neck.

Benedictions » Instances of » By the people, upon ruth

Ruth 4:11-12

And all of the people who [were] at the gate and the elders said, "[We are] witnesses. May Yahweh make the woman coming into your house as Rachel and as Leah, who {together} built the house of Israel. May you have strength in Ephrathah and bestow a name in Bethlehem. And may your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah from the offspring that Yahweh will give to you from this young woman."

Benedictions » Instances of » By joshua

Joshua 22:6-7

And Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents. And to the half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given [a possession] in Bashan, but to the other half Joshua had given [a possession] with their kinsmen beyond the Jordan to the west; and when Joshua sent them to their tents and blessed them,

Benedictions » Instances of » By jacob » Upon pharaoh

Genesis 47:7-10

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to Jacob, "{How old are you}?" And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my sojourning [are] one hundred and thirty years. Few and hard have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not reached the days of the years of the lives of my ancestors in the days of their sojourning." read more.
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and he went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

Benedictions » Instances of » By aaron

Leviticus 9:22-23

Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, and he blessed them, and he came down {after} {sacrificing} the sin offering and the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings. Then Moses and Aaron entered [the] tent of assembly. When they came out, they blessed the people, and Yahweh's glory appeared to all the people.

Benedictions » Levitical, forms of

Numbers 6:23-26

"Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'You will bless the {Israelites}: You will say to them: Yahweh will bless you and keep you; Yahweh will make shine his face on you and be gracious to you; read more.
Yahweh will lift up his face upon you, and he will give you peace.'

Benedictions » Instances of » By araunah, upon david

2 Samuel 24:23

All of this Araunah hereby gives to the king." Then Araunah said to the king, "May Yahweh your God respond favorably for you."

Benedictions » Instances of » By joshua » Upon caleb

Joshua 14:13

And Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.

Benedictions » Instances of » By david » Upon barzillai

2 Samuel 19:39

Then all the people crossed over the Jordan, and the king crossed and kissed Barzillai and blessed him; then he returned to his place.

Benedictions » Instances of » By bethuel's household, upon rebekah

Genesis 24:60

And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "You [are] our sister; may you become countless thousands; and may your offspring take possession of the gate of his enemies."

Benedictions » Instances of » By naomi, upon ruth and orpah

Ruth 1:8-9

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, each [of you] return to her mother's house. May Yahweh {show kindness to you} [just] as you did with the dead and with me. May Yahweh {grant that you} find a resting place, each [in] the house of her husband." And she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice and cried.

Benedictions » Instances of » By jesus, upon his followers

Luke 24:50

And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them.

Benedictions » Instances of » By eli, upon elkanah

1 Samuel 2:20

And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and he said, "May Yahweh give you an offspring from this woman in place of the petitioned [one] that she requested from Yahweh." Then they went to their home.

Benedictions » Instances of » By david » upon the people

2 Samuel 6:18

When David had finished from the sacrificing of the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh of hosts.

Benedictions » By God » Upon noah

Genesis 9:1-2

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

Benedictions » Instances of » By simeon, upon jesus

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed--

Benedictions » By God » Upon creatures he had made

Genesis 1:22

And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."

Benedictions » By God » Upon man

Benedictions » Instances of » By moses, upon the tribes of israel

Benedictions » Instances of » By jacob » Upon joseph's sons

Benedictions » Instances of » By jacob » Upon his own sons