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2 Samuel 12:4

And a visitor came to the rich man, but he {was reluctant} to take from his flocks or from his herds to prepare a meal for the traveler when he came to him. So he took the ewe lamb of the poor man and prepared it for the man who had come to him."

Deuteronomy 28:4

"Blessed will be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your livestock, {the calf of your cattle and the lambs of your flock}.

Amos 6:4

[Alas for] those who lie on beds of ivory and lounge on their couches, and those eating young rams from [the] sheep and goats, and bull-calves from the middle of [the] animal stall.

Genesis 30:32

Let me pass through all your flocks today, removing all the speckled and spotted sheep from them, along with every dark-colored sheep among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. That shall be my wages.

2 Kings 3:4

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he used to deliver to the king of Israel a hundred thousand male lambs and a hundred thousand wool rams.

Genesis 22:7

And Isaac said to Abraham his father, "My father!" And he said, "Here I [am], my son." And he said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"

Exodus 29:38

"And this is what you shall offer on the altar: Two {one-year-old} male lambs {every day} continually.

Leviticus 3:7

If he brings a sheep [as] his offering, then he shall present it before Yahweh,

Leviticus 14:12

Then the priest shall take the one male lamb, and he shall present it as a guilt offering, and the log of oil, and he shall wave them [as] a wave offering {before} Yahweh.

1 Samuel 7:9

So Samuel took a single {nursing lamb} and sacrificed [it] as a whole burnt offering to Yahweh. Then Samuel cried out to Yahweh on behalf of Israel, and Yahweh answered him.

Exodus 12:21

And Moses called all the elders of Israel, and he said to them, "Select and take for yourselves sheep for your clans and slaughter the Passover sacrifice.

Exodus 12:3

Speak to all the community of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month, they will each take for themselves {a lamb for the family}, a lamb for the household.

2 Chronicles 30:15-17

And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. And the priests and the Levites were disgraced, so they consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings into the house of Yahweh. Then they stood at their positions according to custom, according to the law of Moses the man of God. The priests were sprinkling the blood from the hand of the Levites. For [there were] many in the assembly who did not consecrate themselves, so the Levites [were] over the killing of the Passover sacrifices for all who [were] not clean, to consecrate [them] to Yahweh.

Ezra 6:20

For the priests and Levites together had consecrated themselves; all of them were clean. And they slaughtered the Passover sacrifice for all of the returned exiles, for their brothers the priests, and for themselves.

Luke 22:7

And the day of the feast of Unleavened Bread came, on which it was necessary [for] the Passover lamb to be sacrificed.

Numbers 6:14

He will present his offering to Yahweh, one ram-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a burnt offering, and one ewe-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a sin offering, and one ram without defect as a fellowship offering;

Leviticus 4:32

" 'But if he brings a lamb [as] his offering for a sin offering, he must bring a female without defect.

Leviticus 23:12

And on the day of your waving the sheaf you shall {offer} a {yearling} male lamb without defect as a burnt offering to Yahweh.

Numbers 28:3-4

You will say to them, 'This [is] the offering made by fire that you will offer to Yahweh: two male lambs without defect {in their first year} as a continual burnt offering each day. You will offer one male lamb in the morning, and the second male lamb you will offer {at twilight},

Ezekiel 46:4

And the burnt offering which the prince will offer to Yahweh on the Sabbath day [must be] six male lambs without defect and a ram without defect.

Leviticus 12:8

And if {she cannot afford} a sheep, then she shall take two turtledoves or two {young doves}--one as a burnt offering and one as a sin offering--and the priest shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean.'"

Exodus 34:20

But the first offspring of a donkey you will redeem with small livestock, and if you will not redeem [it], you will break its neck. Every firstborn of your sons you will redeem, and you will not appear before me empty-handed.

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.

Luke 10:3

Go! Behold, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves!

Isaiah 65:25

[The] wolf and [the] lamb shall feed like one, and [the] lion shall eat straw like the ox, but dust [shall be] [the] serpent's food. They shall do no evil, and they shall not destroy on all {my holy mountain}," says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 11:19

And I [was] like a gentle ram-lamb that is brought to slaughter, and I did not know that they planned plans against me, [saying], "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from [the] land of [the] living, so that his name will no longer be remembered."

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!"

John 1:36

and looking at Jesus [as he] was walking by, he said, "Look! The Lamb of God!"

1 Peter 1:18-19

[because you] know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like [that of] an unblemished and spotless lamb

Acts 8:32

Now the passage of scripture that he was reading aloud was this: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer [is] silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Proverbs 27:26

Lambs [will be] your clothing, and goats the price of the field.

Ezra 7:17

With this money, then, with diligence you must buy young bulls, young rams, lambs, and their offerings and libations. You must offer them on the altar that is in the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Genesis 21:28-32

Then Abraham set [off] seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What [is the meaning of] these seven ewe-lambs that you have set [off] by themselves?" And he said, "You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand {as proof on my behalf} that I dug this well."read more.
Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath. And they {made} a covenant at Beersheba. And Abimelech, and Phicol his army commander stood and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Isaiah 5:17

And then [the] lambs will graze as [in] their pasture, and {fatlings, kids will eat among the sites of ruins.}

Isaiah 11:6

And a wolf shall {stay} with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie down with a kid, and a calf and a lion and a fatling together {as a small boy leads} them.

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Lambs » Used for » Sacrifice

2 Chronicles 29:32

And the number of burnt offerings that the assembly brought was seventy cattle, one hundred rams, two hundred lambs--all these [were] to offer to Yahweh.

1 Chronicles 29:21

And they offered sacrifices to Yahweh, and on that next day they offered burnt offerings to Yahweh: one thousand bulls, one thousand rams, one thousand lambs, with their libations and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.

Lambs » Used for » Food

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

2 Samuel 12:4

And a visitor came to the rich man, but he {was reluctant} to take from his flocks or from his herds to prepare a meal for the traveler when he came to him. So he took the ewe lamb of the poor man and prepared it for the man who had come to him."

Lambs » Illustrative » Of any thing dear or cherished

2 Samuel 12:9

Why have you despised the word of Yahweh by doing evil in his eyes? Uriah the Hittite you have struck down with the sword, and his wife you have taken to yourself as wife! You have killed him with the sword of the {Ammonites}!

2 Samuel 12:3

but the poor [man] had nothing except for one small ewe lamb which he had bought. He had nurtured her, and she grew up with him and with his children together. She used to eat from his morsel and drink from his cup, and she used to lie in his lap and became like a daughter for him.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » From the earliest times

Genesis 22:7-8

And Isaac said to Abraham his father, "My father!" And he said, "Here I [am], my son." And he said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" And Abraham said, "{God will provide} the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went together.

Lambs » The image of, was the first impression of on money

Genesis 33:19

And he bought a piece of land where he pitched his tent for one hundred pieces of money from the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem.

Joshua 24:32

The bones of Jacob, which the {Israelites} had brought out from Egypt, they buried at Shechem, in a piece of land that Jacob had bought from the children of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred pieces of money; it became [an] inheritance for the descendants of Joseph.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » At the passover

Exodus 12:3

Speak to all the community of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month, they will each take for themselves {a lamb for the family}, a lamb for the household.

Exodus 12:6-7

"{You will keep it} until the fourteenth day of this month, and all the assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter it {at twilight}. And they will take [some] of the blood and put [it] on the two doorposts and on the lintel on the houses in which they eat it.

Lambs » The first-born of an ass to be redeemed with

Exodus 13:13

And every first offspring of a donkey you will redeem with small livestock, and if you will not redeem [it], then you will break its neck, and every firstborn human among your sons you will redeem.

Exodus 34:20

But the first offspring of a donkey you will redeem with small livestock, and if you will not redeem [it], you will break its neck. Every firstborn of your sons you will redeem, and you will not appear before me empty-handed.

Lambs » The young of the flock

Ezekiel 45:15

And one sheep from the flock from [among] two hundred from the pastures of Israel [will be taken] as grain offering and as burnt offering [and] [as] fellowship offering to make atonement for them," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » At a year old

Numbers 6:14

He will present his offering to Yahweh, one ram-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a burnt offering, and one ewe-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a sin offering, and one ram without defect as a fellowship offering;

Lambs » Illustrative » Of Christ as a sacrifice

Revelation 5:6

And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as though slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » By the wicked not accepted

Isaiah 66:3

The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.

Isaiah 1:11

What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats.

Lambs » Illustrative » Of the lord's people

Isaiah 11:6

And a wolf shall {stay} with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie down with a kid, and a calf and a lion and a fatling together {as a small boy leads} them.

Isaiah 5:17

And then [the] lambs will graze as [in] their pasture, and {fatlings, kids will eat among the sites of ruins.}

Lambs » Illustrative » Of weak believers

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!"

Lambs » Described as » Playful

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.

Psalm 114:6

O mountains, [that] you skipped like rams? O hills, like lambs?

Lambs » An extensive commerce in

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.

Ezra 7:17

With this money, then, with diligence you must buy young bulls, young rams, lambs, and their offerings and libations. You must offer them on the altar that is in the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Lambs » Tribute often paid in

2 Kings 3:4

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he used to deliver to the king of Israel a hundred thousand male lambs and a hundred thousand wool rams.

Isaiah 16:1

Send a ram [to the] ruler [of the] land, from Sela [across the] desert to the mountain of {daughter Zion}.

Lambs » Illustrative » (patience of,) of the patience of Christ

Acts 8:32

Now the passage of scripture that he was reading aloud was this: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer [is] silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Lambs » Numbers of, given by josiah to the people for sacrifice

2 Chronicles 35:7

Then Josiah provided for the {lay people} sheep, lambs, and young goats, all for the Passover for all who were found [there], to the sum of thirty thousand, along with three thousand bulls. These [were] the possession of the king.

Lambs » Covenants confirmed by gift of

Genesis 21:28-30

Then Abraham set [off] seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What [is the meaning of] these seven ewe-lambs that you have set [off] by themselves?" And he said, "You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand {as proof on my behalf} that I dug this well."

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Every morning » Every evening

Exodus 29:38-39

"And this is what you shall offer on the altar: Two {one-year-old} male lambs {every day} continually. The first lamb you will offer in the morning, and the second lamb you will offer {at twilight}.

Lambs » Illustrative » (brought to slaughter,) of the wicked under judgments

Jeremiah 51:40

"I will bring them down like young rams to slaughter, like rams and goats.

Lambs » Used for » Clothing

Proverbs 27:26

Lambs [will be] your clothing, and goats the price of the field.

Lambs » Exposed to danger from wild beasts

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group,

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » While sucking

1 Samuel 7:9

So Samuel took a single {nursing lamb} and sacrificed [it] as a whole burnt offering to Yahweh. Then Samuel cried out to Yahweh on behalf of Israel, and Yahweh answered him.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Females

Numbers 6:14

He will present his offering to Yahweh, one ram-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a burnt offering, and one ewe-lamb {in its first year} without defect as a sin offering, and one ram without defect as a fellowship offering;

Lambs » Illustrative » Of purity of Christ

Lambs » The shepherd's care for

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Males

Lambs » Illustrative » (consumed in sacrifice,) of complete destruction of the wicked

Psalm 37:20

But [the] wicked will perish, and the enemies of Yahweh [will be] like [the] splendor of [the] pastures. They vanish; in smoke they vanish.

Lambs » Described as » Patient

Lambs » Illustrative » (deserted and exposed,) of israel deprived of God's protection

Hosea 4:16

Indeed, like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; Now Yahweh will feed them, like a lamb in broad pasture.

Lambs » Illustrative » (among wolves,) of ministers among the unGodly

Luke 10:3

Go! Behold, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves!

Lambs » Considered a great delicacy

Amos 6:4

[Alas for] those who lie on beds of ivory and lounge on their couches, and those eating young rams from [the] sheep and goats, and bull-calves from the middle of [the] animal stall.

Righteous » Compared with » Lambs

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!"

compared to Saints » Lambs

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!"

Titles and names of saints » Lambs

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!"