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14 Bible Verses about Forty Days

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Genesis 7:17

The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.

Genesis 8:6

After 40 days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made,

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Exodus 24:18

Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

Exodus 34:28

Moses was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Numbers 13:25

At the end of 40 days they returned from scouting out the land.

Deuteronomy 9:25

“I fell down in the presence of the Lord 40 days and 40 nights because the Lord had threatened to destroy you.

1 Samuel 17:16

Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Ezekiel 4:6

When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.

Jonah 3:4

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

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Isaiah 2:2

In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
All nations will stream to it,

Daniel 2:28

But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these:

Daniel 12:9

He said, “Go on your way, Daniel, for the words are secret and sealed until the time of the end.

Micah 4:1

In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s house
will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
Peoples will stream to it,

Acts 2:17

And it will be in the last days, says God,
that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.

More verses: 2 Timothy 3:1 2 Peter 3:3

Days » Forty days » Moses on the mount fasting

Exodus 34:28

Moses was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Exodus 24:18

Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

Days » Forty days » Moses in prayer for israel

Deuteronomy 9:25

“I fell down in the presence of the Lord 40 days and 40 nights because the Lord had threatened to destroy you.

Days » Forty days » Goliath's defiance lasted

1 Samuel 17:16

Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.

Days » Forty days » Spies in the land of canaan

Numbers 13:25

At the end of 40 days they returned from scouting out the land.

Days » Forty days » The embalming of jacob occupied

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Days » Forty days » Elijah's meal lasted

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Days » Forty days » Flood lasted

Genesis 7:17

The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.

Days » Forty days » Noah sends forth a raven at end of

Genesis 8:6

After 40 days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made,

Days » Forty days » Ezekiel's typical period

Ezekiel 4:6

When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.

Days » Forty days » Jonah's warning concerning the destruction of nineveh

Jonah 3:4

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

Days » Forty days » Christ's appearance after the resurrection

Days » Forty days » Christ's temptation

Forty days » Moses on the mount fasting

Exodus 34:28

Moses was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Exodus 24:18

Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

Forty days » Moses in prayer for israel

Deuteronomy 9:25

“I fell down in the presence of the Lord 40 days and 40 nights because the Lord had threatened to destroy you.

Forty days » Goliath's defiance lasted

1 Samuel 17:16

Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.

Forty days » Spies in the land of canaan

Numbers 13:25

At the end of 40 days they returned from scouting out the land.

Forty days » The embalming of jacob occupied

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Forty days » Elijah's meal lasted

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Forty days » Flood lasted

Genesis 7:17

The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.

Forty days » Noah sends forth a raven at end of

Genesis 8:6

After 40 days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made,

Forty days » Ezekiel's typical period

Ezekiel 4:6

When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.

Forty days » Jonah's warning concerning the destruction of nineveh

Jonah 3:4

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

Forty days » Christ's appearance after the resurrection

Forty days » Christ's temptation

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Seven days

Ezekiel 3:15

I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were living by the Chebar Canal, and I sat there among them stunned for seven days.

Genesis 7:4

Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.”

Acts 21:4

So we found some disciples and stayed there seven days. Through the Spirit they told Paul not to go to Jerusalem.

Acts 20:6

but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread. In five days we reached them at Troas, where we spent seven days.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Forty years

Psalm 95:10

For 40 years I was disgusted with that generation;
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray;
they do not know My ways.”

Numbers 14:33

Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie scattered in the wilderness.

Exodus 16:35

The Israelites ate manna for 40 years, until they came to an inhabited land. They ate manna until they reached the border of the land of Canaan.

Judges 3:11

Then the land was peaceful 40 years, and Othniel son of Kenaz died.

Ezekiel 29:11

No human foot will pass through it, and no animal foot will pass through it. It will be uninhabited for 40 years.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Seven years

Genesis 41:29

Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:54

and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was food.

Daniel 4:23

“The king saw an observer, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground and with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field. Let him be drenched with dew from the sky, and share food with the wild animals for seven periods of time.’

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Moses on the mount fasting

Exodus 34:28

Moses was there with the Lord 40 days and 40 nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Exodus 24:18

Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Moses in prayer for israel

Deuteronomy 9:25

“I fell down in the presence of the Lord 40 days and 40 nights because the Lord had threatened to destroy you.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Goliath's defiance lasted

1 Samuel 17:16

Every morning and evening for 40 days the Philistine came forward and took his stand.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Spies in the land of canaan

Numbers 13:25

At the end of 40 days they returned from scouting out the land.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » The embalming of jacob occupied

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Elijah's meal lasted

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Flood lasted

Genesis 7:17

The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Noah sends forth a raven at end of

Genesis 8:6

After 40 days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made,

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Ezekiel's typical period

Ezekiel 4:6

When you have completed these days, lie down again, but on your right side, and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Jonah's warning concerning the destruction of nineveh

Jonah 3:4

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Christ's appearance after the resurrection

Periods and numbers » Forty days » Christ's temptation

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