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Theasaurus: Deserts

19 Bible Verses about Deserts

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Jeremiah 2:6

Neither did they say, 'Where is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that none passed through, and where no man lived?'

Exodus 3:1

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to God's mountain, to Horeb.

Hebrews 3:17

With whom was he displeased forty years? Wasn't it with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?

Deuteronomy 2:7

For Yahweh your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand; he has known your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years Yahweh your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.

1 Corinthians 10:5

However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Matthew 3:3

For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight."

Isaiah 48:21

They didn't thirst when he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; he split the rock also, and the waters gushed out.

Psalm 106:14

but gave in to craving in the desert, and tested God in the wasteland.

John 6:31

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"

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Beasts » Found in » Deserts

Isaiah 13:21

But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

Deserts » Notable

Numbers 20:1

The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 Samuel 2:24

But Joab and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that lies before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

Exodus 23:31

I will set your border from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

Exodus 19:2

When they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain.

1 Samuel 23:24

They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert.

Deserts » General references to

Luke 9:10

The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done. He took them, and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida.

Mark 6:32

They went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.

Luke 4:42

When it was day, he departed and went into an uninhabited place, and the multitudes looked for him, and came to him, and held on to him, so that he wouldn't go away from them.

More verses: Exodus 5:3

Deserts » Illustrative of » The world

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this who comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I aroused you. There your mother conceived you. There she was in labor and bore you.

Song of Songs 3:6

Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?

Deserts » Illustrative of » Barrenness

Psalm 107:33

He turns rivers into a desert, water springs into a thirsty ground,

Psalm 107:35

He turns a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into water springs.

Deserts » Phenomena of, alluded to » Clouds of sand and dust

Deuteronomy 28:24

Yahweh will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from the sky shall it come down on you, until you are destroyed.

Jeremiah 4:12-13

a full wind from these shall come for me. Now I will also utter judgments against them." Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots [shall be] as the whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! For we are ruined.

Deserts » Illustrative of » Desolation by armies

Jeremiah 12:10-13

Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart. Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace. read more.
They have sown wheat, and have reaped thorns; they have put themselves to pain, and profit nothing: and you shall be ashamed of your fruits, because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 50:12

your mother shall be utterly disappointed; she who bore you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Deserts » Danger of travelling in

Exodus 14:3

Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.'

2 Corinthians 11:26

I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers;

Deserts » Guides required in

Numbers 10:31

He said, "Don't leave us, please; because you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes.

Deuteronomy 32:10

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deserts » Infested with robbers

Jeremiah 3:2

"Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? You have sat for them by the ways, as an Arabian in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your prostitution and with your wickedness.

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky: They chased us on the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:14

Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

1 Kings 19:3-4

When he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."

Deserts » Described as » Dry and without water

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

Exodus 17:1

All the congregation of the children of Israel traveled from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to Yahweh's commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink.

Deserts » The persecuted fled to

1 Samuel 23:14

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Paran

Genesis 21:21

He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

Numbers 10:12

The children of Israel went forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud stayed in the wilderness of Paran.

Deserts » Phenomena of, alluded to » Simoom or deadly wind

2 Kings 19:7

Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he will hear news, and will return to his own land. I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land."'"

Jeremiah 4:11

At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A hot wind from the bare heights in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow, nor to cleanse;

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Zin

Numbers 20:1

The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

Numbers 27:14

because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)

Deserts » Described as » Uncultivated

Jeremiah 2:2

"Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says Yahweh, "I remember for you the kindness of your youth, the love of your weddings; how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Numbers 20:5

Why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink."

Deserts » Illustrative of » The gentiles

Isaiah 41:19

I will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness. I will set fir trees, pine, and box trees together in the desert;

Deserts » Parts of, afforded pasture

Genesis 36:24

These are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon his father.

Exodus 3:1

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to God's mountain, to Horeb.

Deserts » The disaffected fled to

1 Samuel 22:2

Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Acts 21:38

Aren't you then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?"

Deserts » Uninhabited places

Matthew 14:15

When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, "This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food."

Mark 6:31

He said to them, "You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile." For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Deserts » Infested with wild beasts

Isaiah 13:21

But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there.

Deserts » Vast barren plains

John 6:13

So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten.

Exodus 5:3

They said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh, our God, lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword."

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Jeruel

2 Chronicles 20:16

Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they are coming up by the ascent of Ziz. You shall find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Ziph

1 Samuel 23:14-15

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand. David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Maon

1 Samuel 23:24-25

They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert. Saul and his men went to seek him. When David was told, he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard [that], he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

Deserts » Described as » Waste and howling

Deuteronomy 32:10

He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Kedemoth

Deuteronomy 2:26

I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,

Deserts » Described as » Great and terrible

Deuteronomy 1:19

We traveled from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as Yahweh our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh Barnea.

Deserts » Inhabited by wandering tribes

Genesis 21:20-21

God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer. He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

Deserts » Infested with serpents

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

Deserts » Phenomena of, alluded to » Mirage or deceptive appearance of water

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Damascus

1 Kings 19:15

Yahweh said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » En-gedi

1 Samuel 24:1

It happened, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of En Gedi."

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » gibeon

2 Samuel 2:24

But Joab and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that lies before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Sinai

Exodus 19:1-2

In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on that same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. When they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain.

Deserts » Illustrative of » What affords no support

Jeremiah 2:31

Generation, consider the word of Yahweh. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? Or a land of thick darkness? Why do my people say, 'We have broken loose. We will come to you no more?'

Deserts » Heath often found in

Jeremiah 17:6

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Arabian or great desert

Exodus 23:31

I will set your border from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Of the red sea

Exodus 13:18

but God led the people around by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Beth-aven

Joshua 18:12

Their border on the north quarter was from the Jordan. The border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward. It ended at the wilderness of Beth Aven.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Shur

Genesis 16:7

The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Deserts » Described as » Uninhabited and lonesome

Jeremiah 2:6

Neither did they say, 'Where is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that none passed through, and where no man lived?'

Deserts » Described as » Trackless

Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs forth now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Deserts » Described as » Desolate

Ezekiel 6:14

I will stretch out my hand on them, and make the land desolate and waste, from the wilderness toward Diblah, throughout all their habitations: and they shall know that I am Yahweh.

Deserts » Phenomena of, alluded to » Tornadoes or whirlwinds

Isaiah 21:1

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Judea

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Edom

2 Kings 3:8

He said, "Which way shall we go up?" He answered, "The way of the wilderness of Edom."

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Sin

Exodus 16:1

They took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Kadesh

Psalm 29:8

Yahweh's voice shakes the wilderness. Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

Deserts » Mentioned in scripture » Near gaza

Deserts » Illustrative of » Those deprived of all blessings

Hosea 2:3

Lest I strip her naked, and make her bare as in the day that she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and kill her with thirst.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people.

Serpents » Infest » Deserts

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

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Deserts Used Figuratively

24;2;31

Generation, consider the word of Yahweh. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? Or a land of thick darkness? Why do my people say, 'We have broken loose. We will come to you no more?'

Deserts, Specific

1;21;14

Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.