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40 Bible Verses about Salt

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Leviticus 2:13

"Also, be sure to rub every offering from your grain offering with salt. You are not ever to remove the salt of the covenant of your God from your grain offering. Present all your offerings with salt."

Exodus 30:34-35

The LORD told Moses, "Take for yourself spices: stacte, onycha, galbanum, and spices with pure frankincense, all in equal amounts. You are to make it into a fragrant incense, expertly blended, pure, and holy.

Ezra 6:6-10

To: Tattenai, Trans-Euphrates Governor, Shethar-bozenai, and your colleagues living beyond the Euphrates River. Stay away from there! Leave the work on this Temple of God alone! Let the Jewish governor and the Jewish leaders build this Temple of God on its site. Furthermore, I hereby decree what you are to do for the Jewish leaders who are building this Temple of God: you are to pay the expenses of these men out of the king's assets from taxes collected beyond the River so that they are not hindered.read more.
And be sure that you don't fail to provide their daily needs including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons.

Ezra 7:21-23

I, Artaxerxes, in my capacity as king, hereby decree to all royal treasuries beyond the Euphrates River that whatever Ezra the priest-scribe of the Law of the God of Heaven, may require of you are to be performed with all due diligence, up to 100 silver talents, 100 measures of wheat, 100 measures of wine, 100 measures of oil, and salt without limitation. Whatever is commanded by the God of Heaven is to be done with all due diligence for the Temple of the God of Heaven, or wrath will come against the king's realm and his sons.

Ezekiel 43:22-24

"The second day following commencement of offerings, you are to offer a male goat without defect for a sin offering to cleanse the altar the same way they cleansed it with the bull. After you've finished the cleansing, you are to present a young bull without defect and a ram from the flock without defect. You are to present them in the LORD's presence, and the priests are to throw salt on them and then present them as a burnt offering to the LORD.

Numbers 18:17-19

But you are not to redeem the firstborn of a cow, sheep, or a female goat. They are holy. You are to sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat for an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. Their meat is to belong to you, just as the breast wave offering and the right thigh is yours. I'm giving you, your sons, and your daughters as a prescribed portion forever all the raised offerings of the consecrated things that the Israelis offer to the LORD. It's a salt covenant forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."

2 Chronicles 13:4-5

Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim in the hill country of Ephraim and announced: "Listen to me, Jeroboam and Israel! Don't you know that the LORD God of Israel assigned the kingship over Israel to David and his descendants forever by a salt covenant?

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Luke 14:34-35

"Now, salt is good. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can its flavor be restored? It's suitable neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. People throw it away. Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!"

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I'm alive and living," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, "Moab will surely become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a place overrun by weeds and salty marshes, unpopulated forever. The survivors of my people will confiscate their property, and those who remain of my nation will inherit what was theirs.

Deuteronomy 29:23-25

The whole land will be covered with salt pits and burning sulfur, with nothing planted, nothing sprouting, and producing no vegetation overthrown like Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, when the LORD overthrew them in his raging fury. All the nations will ask, "Why did the LORD do this to this land? What is the meaning of this fierce and great anger?' Then they will answer themselves,

Job 39:5-6

"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey to whom I've given the Arabah for a home; the salt plain for his dwelling place?

Psalm 107:33-34

He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into dry ground, and a fruitful land into a salty waste, due to the wickedness of its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind, who makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the desert, and he won't see when good comes. He will dwell in parched places in the wilderness, a land of salt, without inhabitants. Blessed is the person who trusts in the LORD, making the LORD his trust.read more.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."

Jeremiah 48:8-9

A destroyer will come to every town and no town will escape. The valley will be ruined and the plateau destroyed." This is what the LORD has said! "Put salt on Moab for she will surely fall. Her towns will become desolate places, without any inhabitants in them.

Judges 9:42-45

The next day, the people went out to the field, and Abimelech learned about it. So he took his army, divided it into three separate companies, and laid in ambush out in the field. When Abimelech noticed the people coming out from the city, his army attacked them and killed them. Then Abimelech and the soldiers who were with him rushed forward and commandeered the entrance to the city gate while the other two companies ran out to kill everyone who was in the field. read more.
Abimelech fought against the city all that day, captured the city, killed the people in it, then tore the city to the ground and sowed it with salt.

Genesis 19:23-26

The sun had risen over the land about the time Lot reached Zoar. Then the LORD rained sulfur and fire out of the sky from the LORD on Sodom and Gomorrah, overthrowing those cities, all of the plain, and everyone who lived in the cities. He also destroyed the plants that grew out of the ground. read more.
But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ezekiel 47:11

"The river delta will consist of swamps and marshes that will remain a salt water wetland preserve.

James 3:9-12

With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in God's likeness. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. It should not be like this, my brothers! A spring cannot pour both fresh and brackish water from the same opening, can it? read more.
My brothers, a fig tree cannot produce olives, nor a grapevine figs, can it? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Ezekiel 47:7-9

As we were coming back, I was amazed to see that there were many, many trees lining both banks of the river. He told me, "This river flows toward the eastern territories all the way down into the Arabah, and from there its water flows toward the Dead Sea, where the sea water turns fresh. It will support all kinds of living creatures that will thrive abundantly wherever the river flows. There will be a great many fish, because this water will flow there and turn the salt water fresh. As a result, everything will live wherever the river flows.

Job 30:4

"They would pluck off herbs from salt marshes to eat; and roots of the broom shrub for food.

Job 6:6-7

Tasteless food isn't eaten without salt, is it? Is there any taste in an egg white? I cannot bring myself to touch them; food like this makes me sick."

Ezekiel 16:4

Now as to your birth, on the day you were born your umbilical cord wasn't cut. You weren't washed with water to clean you, and nobody rubbed you with salt. And it's certain that you weren't wrapped in strips of cloth.

2 Kings 2:19-22

The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops." Elisha ordered them, "Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it." So they brought him what he had requested. Elisha went out to the springs, threw the salt into them, and declared, "This is what the LORD says: "I have purified these waters. Neither death nor barrenness is to flow from them anymore.'" read more.
As a result, the water springs remain pure to this day, just as Elisha had declared.

Mark 9:49

Because everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.

Ezra 4:14

Now, because we are royal employees and are committed to preserving the reputation of the king, we have written to the king and have declared its contents to be true,

Joshua 12:3

and toward the Arabah as far as the Sea of Galilee to the east, as far as the Arabah Sea (that is, the Dead Sea) to the east as one travels in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, and to the south as far as the foothills of Pisgah.

Genesis 14:3

All of this latter group of kings allied together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Numbers 34:3-4

""To your south is the Wilderness of Zin, bordering Edom. Your southern border is to extend east toward the far end of the Dead Sea, then it is to turn southward to the ascent of Akrabbim, cross Zin, and then run south of Kadesh-barnea and proceed from there to Hazar-addar and across to Azmon.

Deuteronomy 3:16-17

And I've given Gilead to the descendants of Reuben and the descendants of Gad as far as the Arnon Valley, designating the middle of the valley as its boundary, including up to the Jabbok River as a boundary with the Ammonites. The Arabah and the Jordan River are also a boundary from Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah on the east."

Joshua 3:15-16

When the priests who carried the ark entered the Jordan River, as their feet touched the water's edge (The Jordan River overflows all of its banks daily during the harvest season.), the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

Joshua 15:2-3

then from the southern end of the Dead Sea, that is, from the bay that orients toward the Negev, proceeding south to the ascent of Akrabbim, then continuing to Zin, and from there up along the south of Kadesh-barnea to Hezron, and from there up to Addar and then to Karka,

Joshua 18:19

From there the boundary proceeded to north of the slope of Beth-hoglah and terminated at the northern bay of the Salt Sea where the Jordan River ends in the south. This was the southern border.

2 Samuel 8:13

David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

2 Kings 14:7

Joash executed 10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley and captured Sela in battle, renaming it Joktheel, which remains its name to this day.

2 Chronicles 25:11

But Amaziah encouraged himself and led his army out to the Salt Valley to kill 10,000 soldiers from Seir.

1 Chronicles 18:12

Zeruiah's son Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

Joshua 15:62

Nibshan, Salt City, and En-gedi, for a total of six cities and villages.

From Thematic Bible


Righteous » Compared with » Salt

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

compared to Saints » Salt

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Salt » Christians as sea » Sea

Joshua 3:16

the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

The Arabah and the Jordan River are also a boundary from Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah on the east."

Deuteronomy 4:49

and all the Arabah east of the Jordan as far as the Dead Sea below the slopes of Pisgah.

Genesis 14:3

All of this latter group of kings allied together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Zechariah 14:8

At that time, flowing waters will run perennially from Jerusalem, half toward the Dead Sea and half to the Mediterranean Sea.

Salt » General references to

Numbers 18:19

I'm giving you, your sons, and your daughters as a prescribed portion forever all the raised offerings of the consecrated things that the Israelis offer to the LORD. It's a salt covenant forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."

Leviticus 2:13

"Also, be sure to rub every offering from your grain offering with salt. You are not ever to remove the salt of the covenant of your God from your grain offering. Present all your offerings with salt."

2 Kings 2:20

Elisha ordered them, "Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it." So they brought him what he had requested.

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ezra 6:9

And be sure that you don't fail to provide their daily needs including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you

Salt » Salt sea

Joshua 3:16

the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

The Arabah and the Jordan River are also a boundary from Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah on the east."

Joshua 12:3

and toward the Arabah as far as the Sea of Galilee to the east, as far as the Arabah Sea (that is, the Dead Sea) to the east as one travels in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, and to the south as far as the foothills of Pisgah.

Genesis 14:3

All of this latter group of kings allied together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Numbers 34:12

The border is to continue along the Jordan River all the way to the Dead Sea. This is to be your land, as measured by its boundaries.'"

More verses: Joshua 15:2

Salt » The valley of, celebrated for victories

1 Chronicles 18:12

Zeruiah's son Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

2 Kings 14:7

Joash executed 10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley and captured Sela in battle, renaming it Joktheel, which remains its name to this day.

2 Samuel 8:13

David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

Salt » If salt loses its savor

Luke 14:34-35

"Now, salt is good. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can its flavor be restored? It's suitable neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. People throw it away. Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!"

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Mark 9:49-50

Because everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » All animal sacrifices were required to be seasoned with

Leviticus 2:13

"Also, be sure to rub every offering from your grain offering with salt. You are not ever to remove the salt of the covenant of your God from your grain offering. Present all your offerings with salt."

Ezekiel 43:24

You are to present them in the LORD's presence, and the priests are to throw salt on them and then present them as a burnt offering to the LORD.

Mark 9:49

Because everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.

Ezra 6:9

And be sure that you don't fail to provide their daily needs including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you

Salt » Used for » Ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

I'm giving you, your sons, and your daughters as a prescribed portion forever all the raised offerings of the consecrated things that the Israelis offer to the LORD. It's a salt covenant forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."

2 Chronicles 13:5

"Listen to me, Jeroboam and Israel! Don't you know that the LORD God of Israel assigned the kingship over Israel to David and his descendants forever by a salt covenant?

Salt » Often found » Near the dead sea

Deuteronomy 3:17

The Arabah and the Jordan River are also a boundary from Chinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah on the east."

Numbers 34:12

The border is to continue along the Jordan River all the way to the Dead Sea. This is to be your land, as measured by its boundaries.'"

Salt » Figurative » Of the saving efficacy of the ekklesia of Christ

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Luke 14:34

"Now, salt is good. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can its flavor be restored?

Mark 9:49-50

Because everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » Used for » Seasoning sacrifices

Leviticus 2:13

"Also, be sure to rub every offering from your grain offering with salt. You are not ever to remove the salt of the covenant of your God from your grain offering. Present all your offerings with salt."

Ezekiel 43:24

You are to present them in the LORD's presence, and the priests are to throw salt on them and then present them as a burnt offering to the LORD.

Salt » Places where it abounded barren and unfruitful

Jeremiah 17:6

He will be like a bush in the desert, and he won't see when good comes. He will dwell in parched places in the wilderness, a land of salt, without inhabitants.

Ezekiel 47:11

"The river delta will consist of swamps and marshes that will remain a salt water wetland preserve.

Salt » Often found » In pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I'm alive and living," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, "Moab will surely become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a place overrun by weeds and salty marshes, unpopulated forever. The survivors of my people will confiscate their property, and those who remain of my nation will inherit what was theirs.

Joshua 11:8

The LORD handed them over to the control of Israel, who defeated them and chased them as far as Greater Sidon and east as far as the Mizpah Valley. They attacked them until none remained.

Salt » Pillar of » Pillar of, lot's wife became

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Illustrative » (without savor,) of graceless professors

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » Lost its savor when exposed to the air

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » Liberally afforded to the jews after the captivity

Ezra 7:22

up to 100 silver talents, 100 measures of wheat, 100 measures of wine, 100 measures of oil, and salt without limitation.

Ezra 6:9

And be sure that you don't fail to provide their daily needs including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you

Salt » Used in ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

I'm giving you, your sons, and your daughters as a prescribed portion forever all the raised offerings of the consecrated things that the Israelis offer to the LORD. It's a salt covenant forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."

2 Chronicles 13:5

"Listen to me, Jeroboam and Israel! Don't you know that the LORD God of Israel assigned the kingship over Israel to David and his descendants forever by a salt covenant?

Salt » The valley of salt

2 Kings 14:7

Joash executed 10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley and captured Sela in battle, renaming it Joktheel, which remains its name to this day.

2 Samuel 8:13

David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

Salt » Illustrative » Of wisdom in speech

Salt » Who is the salt of the earth

Matthew 5:1-13

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the hill. After taking his seat, his disciples came to him, and he began to teach them: "How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them! read more.
"How blessed are those who mourn, because it is they who will be comforted! "How blessed are those who are humble, because it is they who will inherit the earth! "How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied! "How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy! "How blessed are those who are pure in heart, because it is they who will see God! "How blessed are those who make peace, because it is they who will be called God's children! "How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them! "How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me! Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you." "You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Salt » Miracles connected with » Lot's wife turned into a pillar of

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Illustrative » (pits of,) of desolation

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I'm alive and living," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, "Moab will surely become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a place overrun by weeds and salty marshes, unpopulated forever. The survivors of my people will confiscate their property, and those who remain of my nation will inherit what was theirs.

Salt » Miracles connected with » Elisha healed the bad water with

1 Kings 2:21

So she asked him, "Give Abishag the Shunammite to your brother Adonijah as a wife."

Salt » Illustrative » Of saints

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

Salt » Used for » Strengthening new-born infants

Ezekiel 16:4

Now as to your birth, on the day you were born your umbilical cord wasn't cut. You weren't washed with water to clean you, and nobody rubbed you with salt. And it's certain that you weren't wrapped in strips of cloth.

Salt » Elisha throws, into the pool of jericho, to purify it

2 Kings 2:20-21

Elisha ordered them, "Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it." So they brought him what he had requested. Elisha went out to the springs, threw the salt into them, and declared, "This is what the LORD says: "I have purified these waters. Neither death nor barrenness is to flow from them anymore.'"

Salt » Places sown with, to denote perpetual desolation

Judges 9:45

Abimelech fought against the city all that day, captured the city, killed the people in it, then tore the city to the ground and sowed it with salt.

Salt » Often found » In springs

James 3:12

My brothers, a fig tree cannot produce olives, nor a grapevine figs, can it? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Salt » Illustrative » Of grace in the heart

Mark 9:50

Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » Illustrative » Preparation » The wicked » For destruction

Mark 9:49

Because everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.

Salt » The city of salt

Joshua 15:62

Nibshan, Salt City, and En-gedi, for a total of six cities and villages.

Salt » Partaking of another's, a bond of friendship

Ezra 4:14

Now, because we are royal employees and are committed to preserving the reputation of the king, we have written to the king and have declared its contents to be true,

Salt » Characterized as good and useful

Mark 9:50

Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."

Salt » Lot's wife turned into a pillar of

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Figurative » Of wise behavior

Salt » Used for » Seasoning food

Job 6:6

Tasteless food isn't eaten without salt, is it? Is there any taste in an egg white?

Salt » Salt pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I'm alive and living," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, "Moab will surely become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a place overrun by weeds and salty marshes, unpopulated forever. The survivors of my people will confiscate their property, and those who remain of my nation will inherit what was theirs.

Symbols and similitudes » Salt

Numbers 18:19

I'm giving you, your sons, and your daughters as a prescribed portion forever all the raised offerings of the consecrated things that the Israelis offer to the LORD. It's a salt covenant forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."

Valleys » Mentioned in scripture » Salt

2 Samuel 8:13

David made a name for himself when he returned from killing 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

2 Kings 14:17

Joash's son, King Amaziah of Judah, lived for fifteen years after Jehoahaz' son, King Jehoash of Israel, died.

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