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18 Bible Verses about Instruction

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Deuteronomy 24:8

Be watchful {with respect to} [an] outbreak of [any] infectious skin disease, by being very careful and by acting according to all that the priests and the Levites have instructed you, [just] as I have commanded them, {so you shall diligently observe}.

Nehemiah 8:7-8

And Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites were teaching the people from the law while the people were in their places. So they read the book from the law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that they could understand the reading.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise. It has no chief, officer, or ruler. In the summer, it prepares its food; in the harvest, it gathers its sustenance.read more.
How long will you lie down, lazy? When will you rise up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest-- like a {robber} shall your poverty come, and what you lack like an armed man.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense}; and behold, it was overgrown--all of it was covered [with] thorns, its surface with nettles, and {its stone wall} was broken down. Then I myself saw and my heart considered; I looked, and I took hold of instruction:read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

Romans 2:18

and know his will and approve the things that are superior, [because you] are instructed by the law,

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I myself will be silent; and make me understand how I have gone astray.

Proverbs 5:12-13

and say "How I hated discipline, and I despised reproof!" and "I did not listen to the voice of my teachers, and I did not incline my ear to my instructors!

Jeremiah 16:21

"{Therefore} look, I [am] about to let them know, this time I am going to let them know my {power} and my might, and they will know that my name [is] Yahweh."

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Appropriation » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Duty » Three-fold appropriation (taking) » Instruction

Proverbs 4:13

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Instruction » Examples of spiritual

Nehemiah 8:7

And Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites were teaching the people from the law while the people were in their places.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

2 Chronicles 17:7

In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Acts 8:35

So Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaimed the good news to him [about] Jesus.

Matthew 5:2

And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying,

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Sought

Luke 3:12

And tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"

Matthew 13:36

Then he left the crowds [and] came into the house, and his disciples came to him saying, "Explain the parable of the darnel in the field to us."

Mark 4:10

And when he was alone, those around him together with the twelve began asking him about the parables.

Mark 7:17

And when he entered into the house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him about the parable.

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, saying, "{Why do} the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Instruction of children

John 21:15

Now when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs!"

Deuteronomy 4:9

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Encouraged

Deuteronomy 6:7

And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [up].

Leviticus 10:11

and to teach the {Israelites} all the rules that Yahweh has spoken to them {through} Moses."

Psalm 78:6

so that [the] next generation might know-- children [yet to] be born-- [that] they might rise up and tell their children,

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Spiritual instruction despised

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they were mocking the messengers of God and despising his words and scoffing at his prophets until the wrath of Yahweh rose against his people until there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 30:10

And it happened [that] the runners were passing from city to city in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and up to Zebulun, but they were laughing at them and mocking them.

More verses: Proverbs 5:12

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Examples of

Joshua 8:35

There was not a word from all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before the assembly of all Israel, and the women, the little children, and the traveling foreigners among them.

2 Kings 12:2

Jehoash did right in the eyes of Yahweh all of his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Instruction » The value of

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise [are] like cattle goads; the collections of the sages [are] like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.

Instruction » From nature

Ecclesiastes 4:1

I looked again, and I saw all the oppression that occurs under the sun. {I saw the tears of the oppressed-- no one comforts them! Those who oppress them are powerful-- no one can comfort them}!

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense}; and behold, it was overgrown--all of it was covered [with] thorns, its surface with nettles, and {its stone wall} was broken down. Then I myself saw and my heart considered; I looked, and I took hold of instruction: read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

Ecclesiastes 1:13-18

I applied my mind to seek and to search by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. It [is] a grievous task God has given to {humans}. I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind. What is twisted cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted. read more.
{I said to myself}, "Look! I have become great and have increased [in] wisdom more than anyone who {has preceded} me over Jerusalem. {I have acquired a great deal of wisdom and knowledge}." So {I dedicated myself} to learn about wisdom and [to] learn about delusion and folly. However, I discovered that this also [is] chasing wind. For in much wisdom [is] much frustration, and whoever increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Matthew 6:25-30

"For this [reason] I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, and not for your body, what you will wear. Is your life not more than food and your body [more than] clothing? Consider the birds of the sky, that they do not sow or reap or gather [produce] into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they [are]? And who among you, [by] being anxious, is able to add one hour to his life span? read more.
And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe the lilies of the field, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. But if God dresses the grass of the field in this way, [although it] is [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not [do so] much more [for] you, you of little faith?

Instruction » Who despises instruction

Proverbs 23:9

In the ears of a fool do not speak, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Psalm 50:16-17

But to the wicked God says, "What [right] have you to recite my statutes and {mention my covenant with your mouth}, while you yourself hate discipline, and cast my words behind you?

Instruction » Of children encouraged » For the young

Isaiah 28:26

And his God instructs him about the prescription; he teaches him.

Psalm 71:17

O God, you have taught me from my youth, and up to now I have proclaimed your wonderful deeds.

Isaiah 8:11

For Yahweh said this to me {while his hand weighed heavily on me}, and he {warned me not to walk} in the way of this people, saying,

Instruction » From the study of human nature

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Love's great lesson

1 John 2:27

And [as for] you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you do not have need that anyone teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all [things], and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you reside in him.

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Examples of divine

Deuteronomy 4:5

See, I now teach you rules and regulations [just] as Yahweh my God has commanded me, to observe [them] [just] so in the midst of the land where you [are] going, to take possession of it.

Instruction » Hearing instruction

Proverbs 8:32-33

"And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways. Hear teaching and be wise; do not neglect [it].

Proverbs 23:12

Apply your heart to instruction, and your ear to sayings of knowledge.

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Foretold

John 6:45

It is written in the prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who hears from the Father and learns comes to me.

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who [is] from God, in order that we may know the things freely given to us by God,

Instruction » The time when the wise are instructed

Proverbs 9:7-10

He who corrects a scoffer gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}. Do not rebuke a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke the wise and he will love you. Give to a wise one and he will become more wise; {teach} a righteous one and he will increase learning. read more.
The start of wisdom is fear of Yahweh, and knowledge of the Holy One, insight.

Proverbs 21:11

With the punishment of a scoffer, the simple will become wise, and with the instruction of the wise, he will obtain knowledge.

Instruction » Those that refuse instruction

Proverbs 15:32

He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

Instruction » What instruction is

Proverbs 4:13

Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Instruction » What is profitable for instruction

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture [is] inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, in order that the person of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Instruction » Bonds and yokes

Jeremiah 27:2-11

thus said Yahweh to me--"Make for yourself fetters and yokes and put them on your neck, and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the {Ammonites}, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon in [the] hand of [the] envoys who have come [to] Jerusalem, to Zedekiah, the king of Judah. And you must command them for their masters, {saying}, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, this you shall say to your masters: read more.
"I have made the earth with humankind and animals that [are] on the face of the earth by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and I give it to whomever is right in my eyes. And now I myself have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and also the animals of the field I have given to him to serve him. And all the nations will serve him, and his son, and {his grandson}, until the coming of the time of {his own} land. Then many nations and great kings will let him work. "But it will be [that] the nation or kingdom that will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put his neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, and with the famine, and with the plague," {declares} Yahweh, "until I have destroyed it with my hand. And you, you must not listen to your prophets, and to your diviners, and to your dreamers, and to your interpreters of signs, and to your sorcerers who are {saying}, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.' For they [are] prophesying to you a lie, so that you [will be] removed from your land, and I will drive you away, and you will perish. But the nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and will serve him, yet will I leave it on its land," {declares} Yahweh, "and they will till it, and they will live in it." '"

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Christ, the great teacher

Ephesians 4:21

if indeed you have heard [about] him, and you were taught by him (just as truth is in Jesus),

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Given with infinite pains

Instruction » What instruction not to hear

Proverbs 19:27

Cease to listen to instruction, my child, {and you will stray} from sayings of knowledge.

Instruction » Those that keep instruction

Proverbs 10:17

[On] the path to life is he who guards instruction, but he who rejects rebuke goes astray.

Instruction » The instruction of fools

Instruction » Who hears their father’s instruction

Instruction » Those that love instruction

Instruction » Eating and drinking sparingly

Ezekiel 12:18-20

"Son of man, you must eat your food with trembling, and your water with shuddering, and with anxiety you must drink. And you must say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to the inhabitants of Jerusalem about the land of Israel: "They will eat their food with anxiety and their water they will drink with horror, because their land will be desolate from its fullness because of all the violence of {those who are dwelling in it}. And {the inhabited cites will be desolate}, and the land will be a desolation, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh." '"

Instruction » Two sticks joined together

Ezekiel 37:16-22

"And you, son of man, take for yourself {a piece of wood}, and write on it, 'For Judah and for the {Israelites} his associates,' and take another [piece of] wood, and write on it, 'For Joseph, [the piece of] wood of Ephraim and all of the house of Israel his associates.' And join them one to [the] other with respect to you [as] one [piece of] wood, so that they may become one in your hand. {When} {your people} say to you, {saying}, 'Will you not inform us [as to] what these [actions] mean for you?' read more.
[Then] speak to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] taking [the piece of] wood for Joseph that [is] in the hand of Ephraim and the tribes of Israel its associates, and I will put them on it, [the piece of] wood of Judah, and I will make them into one [piece of] wood, so that they be one in my hand.'" And the [pieces of] wood [on] which you wrote will be in your hand before their eyes. And speak to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] taking the {Israelites} from among {the nations to which they went}, and I will gather them from {everywhere}, and I will bring them to their [own] soil. And I will make them into one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel, and {they will all have one king as their king}, and they will not again be two nations and will not again divide into two kingdoms again.

Instruction » Widowhood

Ezekiel 24:16-27

"Son of man, look! I [am] taking from you what is pleasing to your eyes with a plague, but you shall not mourn, and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not run down. Sigh in silence [for the] dead; you shall not make a mourning ceremony. Bind your turban on you, and you must put your sandals on your feet. You must not cover your [upper] lip, and the bread of {mourners} you shall not eat." And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded. read more.
And the people said to me, "Will you not make known to us what these [things] that you are doing [mean] for us?" And I said to them that the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying}, "Say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [will be] profaning my sanctuary, the pride of your strength [and] the delight of your eyes and the object of your own affection; and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind will fall by the sword, and you shall do {just as} I did: You shall not cover your [upper] lip, and you shall not eat [the] bread of {mourners}. And your turban [must be] on your heads, and your sandals [must be] on your feet. You shall not mourn, and you shall not weep, but you shall waste away because of your iniquities, and you shall groan {to one another}. And Ezekiel will be to you as a sign; {everything that he did} you shall do; and when it comes you will know that I [am] the Lord Yahweh. "And you, son of man, [will it] not [be that] on the day {when I take from them} their stronghold, the joy of their glory, the delight of their eyes, and the longing of their inner self, their sons and daughters-- on that day a survivor will come to you {with the news}. On that day your mouth shall be opened {at the arrival of the fugitive}, and you shall speak, and you shall not be silent [any] longer, and you shall be to them as a sign, and they will know that I am Yahweh."

Instruction » The pillar of twelve stones at the fords of the jordan river

Joshua 4:19-24

And the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth [day] of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the eastern edge of Jericho. And those twelve stones that they took from the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal. And he said to the {Israelites}, "When your children ask in the future {their parents}, '{What is the meaning of these stones}?' read more.
you will let your children know [by] saying, 'Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.' For Yahweh your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you, until you had crossed, just as Yahweh your God did to the {Red Sea}, which he dried up before us until we had crossed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of Yahweh [is] strong, so that you may fear Yahweh your God {forever}."

Instruction » Fringes on the borders of garments

Numbers 15:38-39

"Speak to the {Israelites}, and tell them to make for themselves tassels on the hems of their garments throughout their generations and to put a blue cord on the tassel of the hem. You will have a tassel {for you to look at} and remember all the commands of Yahweh and do them, and not follow {after the unfaithfulness of your own heart and eyes},

Instruction » Moving household goods

Ezekiel 12:3-16

And you, son of man, prepare for yourself [the] baggage of an exile, and go into exile by day before their eyes. And you must go into exile from your place to another place before their eyes; perhaps they will see that they [are] a house of rebellion. And you must bring out your baggage like [the] baggage of an exile by day before their eyes, and you must go out in the evening before their eyes like {those who go into exile}. Before their eyes dig through for yourself, through the wall, and you must bring [the baggage] out through it. read more.
Before their eyes, on your shoulder, you must lift up [the baggage] in the dusk, [and] your face you must cover, so that you may not see the land, for I make you [as] a sign to the house of Israel." And I did {just as} I was commanded; my baggage, like [the] baggage of an exile, I brought out by day, and in the evening I dug through for myself into the wall with my hand in the dusk; I brought [the baggage] on [my] shoulder; I carried [it] before their eyes. And the word of Yahweh {came} to me in the morning, {saying}, "Son of man, did not they, the house of Israel, the house of rebellion, say to you, 'What [are] you doing?' Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "This oracle [is about] the prince in Jerusalem and {the entire} house of Israel {who are among them}." ' Say, 'I am your sign, [and] {just as} I did, so will it be done to them in the exile; into captivity they will go.' And the prince who [is] in the midst of them, on [his] shoulder he will carry [the baggage] in the dusk, and he will go out; {the wall will be dug through} to bring him through it; and he will cover his face so that he will not see the land with his eye. And I will spread out my net on him, and he will be captured in my hunting snare, and I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, but he will not see it, and there he will die. And all who [are] around him, his help and all of his troops I will scatter {in every direction}, and I will draw [the] sword behind them. And they will know that I [am] Yahweh {when I scatter them} among the nations and I scatter them in the countries. But I will spare from them {a few men} from [the] sword, from [the] famine and from [the] plague, so that they may tell of all their abominations among the nations [to] which they will go, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh."

Instruction » Potter's vessel

Jeremiah 19:1-12

Thus said Yahweh, "Go and buy a potter's earthenware jar, and [take] some of the elders of the people, and some of the leaders of the priests, and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom, which [is at] the entrance of the Gate of the Potsherd, and proclaim there the words that I speak to you. And you shall say, 'Hear the word of Yahweh, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: "Look, I [am] about to bring disaster upon this place so that {everyone who hears it}, his ears will ring. read more.
Because they have forsaken me, and they have defaced this place, and they have made smoke offerings in it to other gods whom they have not known, they, nor their ancestors, nor the kings of Judah, and they have filled up this place [with the] blood of [the] innocent, and they have built the high places of Baal, to burn their children in the fire, burnt offerings to Baal, which I commanded not, and I ordered not, and it did not come to my {mind}. "{Therefore} look, days [are] about to come," {declares} Yahweh, "when this place will no longer be called Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, {but} the Valley of the Slaughter. And I will lay waste the plans of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will bring them to ruin by the sword {before} their enemies, and by the hand of those who seek their life, and I will give their dead bodies as food to the birds of heaven and to the animals of the earth. And I will make this city a horror, and [an object of] hissing, everyone [who] passes by it will be appalled, and will hiss because of all its wounds. And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons, and the flesh of their daughters, and each one will eat the flesh of his neighbor in [the] siege and in [the] distress which their enemies and those who seek their life inflict on them." ' "Then you shall break the jar before the eyes of the men who go with you. And you shall say to them, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "So I will break this people and this city as one breaks the vessel of the potter, [so] that it is not able to be repaired again. And in Topheth they will bury {until there is no room to bury}. Thus will I do to this place," {declares} Yahweh, "and to its inhabitants, to make this city like Topheth.

Instruction » The linen sash

Jeremiah 13:1-11

Thus Yahweh said to me: "Go and buy for yourself a loincloth of linen and put it on your loins, but you must not {place} it in water." So I bought the loincloth according to the word of Yahweh and I put [it] on my loins. Now the word of Yahweh came to me a second [time], {saying}, read more.
"Take the loincloth that you bought, that [is] on your loins, and stand up, go [to the] Euphrates and hide it there in the cleft of the rock." So I went and hid it by [the] Euphrates just as Yahweh had commanded me. {And then}, {after a long time}, then Yahweh said to me, "Stand up, go [to the] Euphrates and take from there the loincloth that I commanded you to hide there." Then I went [to the] Euphrates and I dug, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it, and look, the loincloth was ruined; it was not good for anything. {And then} the word of Yahweh came to me, {saying}, "Thus says Yahweh: 'So I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. This evil people, who refuse to listen to my words, who go in the stubbornness of their hearts, and have gone after other gods, to serve them, and to bow in worship to them, let them be like this loincloth which is not good for anything. For as the loincloth clings to [the] loins of a person, so I caused to cling to me all the house of Israel and all the house of Judah,' {declares} Yahweh, 'to be for me a people, and a name, and a praise, and a glory, but they would not listen.'

Instruction » Also see

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense}; and behold, it was overgrown--all of it was covered [with] thorns, its surface with nettles, and {its stone wall} was broken down. Then I myself saw and my heart considered; I looked, and I took hold of instruction: read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

Instruction » The boiling pot

Ezekiel 24:1-14

And the word of Yahweh {came} to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth [day] of the month, {saying}, "Son of man, write for yourself the name of the day, {this very day}. The king of Babylon laid siege to Jerusalem on exactly this day! And {deliver a proverb} to {the rebellious house}, and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Place the pot! Place [it] and also pour water into it. read more.
Gather its pieces to it, every good piece, thigh and shoulder, fill it [with] choice bones; take the choicest of the flock, and also pile the bones under it; {boil it vigorously}; indeed, its bones boiled in the midst of it." '" Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the city of bloodguilt! A pot that [has] its rust in it; {its rust did not go out from it}. Bring it out {piece by piece}; {one is as good as another}. For her blood was in the midst of her; {she put it on a bare rock}; she [did] not pour it on the ground to cover it [with] dust. To stir up rage, to avenge myself [through] vengeance, I placed its blood on [the] barrenness of a rock, {so that it may not be covered}." Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the city of bloodguilt! I, even I, will make the pile of wood great! Pile up the logs; kindle the fire; finish [cooking] the meat, and mix [in] the spices, and let the bones be burned. And {make it stand} empty upon its burning coals so that it may become hot, and its copper may become molten and be melted in the midst of it, [so that] its uncleanness and its rust be consumed. [Through] effort she has caused weariness; {its thick rust} went not [out of] it. Its rust! Into [the] fire [with] its rust! In your uncleanness [is] obscene conduct, because I cleansed you, but you were not clean from your uncleanness; you will not be clean again until {I fully vent my rage} on you. I, Yahweh, I have spoken. [It is] coming, and I did [it]; I will not disregard, and I will not take pity, and I will not reconsider. According to your ways and according to your deeds they will judge you!" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Instruction » Symbolically wearing sackcloth and going barefoot

Isaiah 20:2-3

at that time, Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your loins, and take off your sandals from your feet," and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot. Then Yahweh said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years [as] a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,

Instruction » Eating bread mixed with dung

Ezekiel 4:9-17

"And you, take for yourself wheat and barley and beans and lentils and millet and spelt, and you must put them in one vessel, and you must make them for yourself into a food [during] the number of days that you [are] lying on your side; three hundred and ninety days you shall eat it. And your food that you will eat [will be] according to weight; twenty shekels for each day {at fixed times} you shall eat it. And {an amount of water} you shall drink, a sixth of a hin; {at fixed times} you shall drink [it]. read more.
And [as a] bread-cake of barley you shall eat it, and {with human excrement} you shall bake it before their eyes." And Yahweh said, "Thus shall the {Israelites} eat their unclean food among the nations {where I will scatter them}." And I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Look! I have not been defiling myself, and a dead body and mangled carcass I have not eaten from my childhood until now, and {unclean meat} has not come into my mouth!" And he said to me, "See I will give you {cattle manure} in the place of the feces of a human, and you may prepare your food on it." And he said to me, "Son of man, look, I [am] going to break the {supply} of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight, {anxiously}, and {rationed water}, and they will drink with horror, so that they will lack food and water, and they will be appalled {with one another}, and they will waste away because of their guilt.

Instruction » Sighing

Ezekiel 21:6-7

And you, son of man, groan {with shaking hips}, and you must groan with bitterness before their eyes. {And then} when they say to you, 'On account of what [are] you groaning?' then you must say, 'On account of [the] report, for it [is] coming, and every heart will be weak and all hands will hang limp and every spirit will be disheartened, and all knees will go [like] water.' Look! It [is] coming, and it will happen!" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Instruction » Lying on one side in public view for a long period

Ezekiel 4:4-8

And you, lie down on your left side, and you must put the guilt of the house of Israel on it. You will carry their guilt the number of days that you will lie on it. And I will give to you the years of their guilt according to [the] number of [the] days, three hundred and ninety days, and you must bear the guilt of the house of Israel. When you have completed these, then you must lie a second [time] on your right side; and you must bear the guilt of the house of Judah forty days, a day for each year, a day for each year I give it to you. read more.
And toward the siege of Jerusalem you must set your face and your bared arm; then you must prophesy against it. Now look! I [will] put on you cords, and you may not turn yourself from [one] side to your [other] side until you complete the days of your siege.

Instruction » Illustrations on a tile

Ezekiel 4:1-3

"Now, son of man, take for yourself a brick, and you must put it {before you}, and you must portray on it a city, Jerusalem. And you must build against it siege works, and you must build against it bulwark, and you must heap against it a siege ramp, and you must set up against it camps and put against it a battering ram all around. And take for yourself a plate of iron, and you must place it [as] a wall of iron between you and the city, and you must set your face against it, and it must be {under siege}, and you must lay the siege against it; it is a sign for the house of Israel.

Instruction » By object lessons » The pot of manna

Exodus 16:32

And Moses said, "This is the word that Yahweh has commanded. 'A full omer of it [is] for safekeeping for your generations so that they will see the bread that I fed you in the desert when I brought you from the land of Egypt.'"

Instruction » Basket of figs

Instruction » Shaving the head

Spiritual » Instruction » Examples of spiritual

Nehemiah 8:7

And Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites were teaching the people from the law while the people were in their places.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

2 Chronicles 17:7

In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Acts 8:35

So Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaimed the good news to him [about] Jesus.

Matthew 5:2

And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying,

Topics on Instruction

Instruction About Clothes

Leviticus 19:19

" 'You must keep my statutes: [as for] your domestic animals, you shall not cause two differing kinds to breed; [as for] your field, you shall not sow two differing kinds of seed; and, a garment of two differing kinds [of] woven material should not be worn on you.

Instructions About Stoning

Deuteronomy 13:10

And you shall stone him with stones and let him die, for he tried to seduce you from Yahweh your God, the [one] bringing you from [the] land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

Rejection Of Spiritual Instruction

2 Chronicles 30:10

And it happened [that] the runners were passing from city to city in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and up to Zebulun, but they were laughing at them and mocking them.