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79 Bible Verses about Tents

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Genesis 4:20

Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle and purchase possessions.

Genesis 12:8

From there he pulled up [his tent pegs] and departed to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord.

Genesis 13:12

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the [Jordan] Valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom and dwelt there.

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,

Genesis 25:27

When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Numbers 11:10

And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent; and the anger of the Lord blazed hotly, and in the eyes of Moses it was evil.

1 Samuel 4:10

And the Philistines fought; Israel was smitten and they fled every man to his own home. There was a very great slaughter; for 30,000 foot soldiers of Israel fell.

2 Samuel 20:1

There happened to be there a base and contemptible fellow named Sheba son of Bichri, a Benjamite. He blew a trumpet and said, We have no portion in David and no inheritance in the son of Jesse! Every man to his tents, O Israel!

1 Kings 12:16

So when all Israel saw that the king did not heed them, they answered the king, What portion have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David! So Israel went to their tents.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 31:33

So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent and the tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went from Leah's tent into Rachel's tent.

Judges 4:17-18

But Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. And Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, Turn aside, my lord, turn aside to me; have no fear. So he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.

2 Samuel 6:17

They brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:1

So they brought the ark of God and set it in the midst of the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.

2 Samuel 7:2

The king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

1 Chronicles 15:1

David made for himself houses in the City of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

2 Chronicles 1:4

But David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it.

Genesis 9:27

May God enlarge Japheth; and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.

Judges 7:13

When Gideon arrived, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat.

Habakkuk 3:7

I [Habakkuk, in vision] saw the tents of Cushan [probably Ethiopia] in affliction; the [tent] curtains of the land of Midian trembled.

Numbers 31:10

They burned all the cities in which they dwelt, and all their encampments.

2 Kings 7:7-8

So the Syrians arose and fled in the twilight and left their tents, horses, donkeys, even the camp as it was, and fled for their lives. And when these lepers came to the edge of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold, and clothing, and went and hid them [in the darkness]. Then they entered another tent and carried from there also and went and hid it.

1 Samuel 17:54

David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent.

Joshua 7:21-23

When I saw among the spoils an attractive mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath. So Joshua sent messengers, who ran to the tent, and behold, the spoil was hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath. And they took them from the tent and brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites and laid them out before the Lord.

Jeremiah 35:7

Neither shall you build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard or have them; but you shall dwell all your days in tents, that you may live many days in the land where you are temporary residents.

Hebrews 11:9-10

[Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise. For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.

Genesis 13:5

But Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.

Genesis 18:1-6

Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day, He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.read more.
Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree. And I will bring a morsel (mouthful) of bread to refresh and sustain your hearts before you go on further -- "for that is why you have come to your servant. And they replied, Do as you have said. So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Quickly get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and bake cakes.

Genesis 20:13

When God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, This kindness you can show me: at every place we stop, say of me, He is my brother.

Exodus 16:16

This is what the Lord has commanded: Let every man gather of it as much as he will need, an omer for each person, according to the number of your persons; take it, every man for those in his tent.

Exodus 33:8

When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, all the people rose and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tent.

Numbers 1:50

But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all its vessels and furnishings and all things that belong to it. They shall carry the tabernacle [when journeying] and all its furnishings, and they shall minister to it and encamp around it.

Job 8:22

Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tents of the wicked shall be no more.

Numbers 16:26

And he said to the congregation, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.

1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Job 4:21

Is not their tent cord plucked up within them [so that the tent falls]? Do they not die, and that without [acquiring] wisdom?

Job 11:14

If you put sin out of your hand and far away from you and let not evil dwell in your tents;

Job 12:6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

Job 15:34

For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery (wrong and injustice).

Job 18:6

The light shall be dark in his dwelling, and his lamp beside him shall be put out.

Job 21:28

For you say, Where is the house of the rich and liberal prince [meaning me]? And where is the tent in which the wicked [Job] dwelt?

Job 22:23

If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents,

Psalm 84:10

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Exodus 26:7

And make curtains of goats' hair to be a [second] covering over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make.

Exodus 36:14

And he made eleven curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle.

Exodus 26:14-29

You shall make a [third] covering for the tent of rams' skins tanned red, and a [fourth] covering above that of dolphin or porpoise skins. And you shall make the upright frame for the tabernacle of boards of acacia wood. Ten cubits shall be the length of a board and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.read more.
Make two tenons in each board for dovetailing and fitting together; so shall you do for all the tabernacle boards. And make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side; And you shall make forty silver sockets under the twenty boards, two sockets under each board for its two tenons. And for the north side of the tabernacle there shall be twenty boards And their forty silver sockets, two sockets under each board. For the back or west side of the tabernacle you shall make six boards. Make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the rear on both sides. They shall be coupled down below and coupled together on top with one ring. Thus shall it be for both of them; they shall form the two corners. And that will be eight boards and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each board. And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of one side, And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the rear end of the tabernacle, for the back wall to the west. And the middle bar halfway up the boards shall pass through from end to end. You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold to hold the bars and overlay the bars with gold.

Exodus 36:19-34

He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins tanned red, and above it a covering of dolphin or porpoise skins. He made boards of acacia wood for the upright framework of the tabernacle. The length of a board was ten cubits and the breadth one cubit and a half.read more.
Each board had two tenons (projections) to fit into a mortise to form a clutch; he did this for all the boards of the tabernacle. And he made thus the boards [for frames] for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side, And he made under the twenty boards forty sockets or bases of silver, two sockets under one board for its two tenons or hands, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. For the other side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty boards And their forty sockets or bases of silver, two sockets under [the end of] each board. And for the rear or west side of the tabernacle he made six [frame] boards. And two boards he made for each corner of the tabernacle in the rear. They were separate below but linked together at the top with one ring; thus he made both of them in both corners. There were eight boards with sixteen sockets or bases of silver, and under [the end of] each board two sockets. He made bars of acacia wood, five for the [frame] boards of the one side of the tabernacle, And five bars for the boards of its other side, and five bars for the boards at the rear or west side. And he made the middle bar pass through halfway up the boards from one end to the other. He overlaid the boards and the bars with gold and made their rings of gold as places for the bars.

Exodus 27:19

All the tabernacle's utensils and instruments used in all its service, and all its pegs and all the pegs for the court, shall be of bronze.

Exodus 35:18

The pegs of the tabernacle and of the court, and their cords,

Exodus 38:20

All the pegs for the tabernacle and around the court were of bronze.

Exodus 39:40

The hangings of the court, its pillars and sockets or bases, and the screen for the court gate, its cords, and pegs, and all the utensils for the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting [of God with His people];

Numbers 3:26

And the hangings of the court, the curtain for the door of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, its cords, and all the service pertaining to them.

Numbers 4:32

And the pillars of the court round about with their sockets or bases, and pegs, and cords, with all their equipment and all their accessories for service; and you shall assign to them by name the articles which they are to carry [on the march].

Judges 4:21

But Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent pin and a hammer in her hand and went softly to him and drove the pin through his temple and into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep from weariness. So he died.

Isaiah 22:25

In that day, says the Lord of hosts, the nail or peg that was fastened into the sure place shall give way and be moved and be hewn down and fall, and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off; for the Lord has spoken it.

Zechariah 10:4

Out of him [Judah] shall come forth the Cornerstone, out of him the tent peg, out of him the battle bow; every ruler shall proceed from him.

Exodus 26:14

You shall make a [third] covering for the tent of rams' skins tanned red, and a [fourth] covering above that of dolphin or porpoise skins.

Jeremiah 10:20

My tent (home) is taken by force and plundered, and all my [tent] cords are broken. My children have gone forth [as captives] from me, and they are no more; there is no one to stretch forth my tent any more and to set up my [tent] curtains.

Genesis 26:25

And [Isaac] built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants were digging a well.

Genesis 33:19

Then he bought the piece of land on which he had encamped from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.

Judges 4:11

Now Heber the Kenite, of the descendants of Hobab, the father-in-law of Moses, had separated from the Kenites and encamped as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh.

2 Samuel 16:22

So they spread for Absalom a tent on the top of the [king's] house, and Absalom went in to his father's harem in the sight of all Israel.

Psalm 104:2

[You are the One] Who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain or a tent,

Psalm 19:4

Yet their voice [in evidence] goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world. Of the heavens has God made a tent for the sun,

2 Peter 1:13-14

I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle (tent, body), to stir you up by way of remembrance, Since I know that the laying aside of this body of mine will come speedily, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.

Exodus 25:8-9

Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. And you shall make it according to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle or dwelling and the pattern of all the furniture of it.

Exodus 26:1-37

Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them. The length of one curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits and the breadth of one curtain four cubits; each of the curtains shall measure the same. The five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.read more.
And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the last curtain in the first set, and likewise in the second set. Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain and fifty loops on the edge of the last curtain that is in the second coupling or set, so that the loops on one correspond to the loops on the other. And you shall make fifty clasps of gold and fasten the curtains together with the clasps; then the tabernacle shall be one whole. And make curtains of goats' hair to be a [second] covering over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make. One curtain shall be thirty cubits long and four cubits wide; and the eleven curtains shall all measure the same. You shall join together five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the front of the tabernacle [to make a closed door]. And make fifty loops on the edge of the outmost curtain in the one set and fifty loops on the edge of the outmost curtain in the second set. You shall make fifty clasps of bronze and put the clasps into the loops and couple the tent together, that it may be one whole. The surplus that remains of the tent curtains, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. And the cubit on the one side and the cubit on the other side of what remains in the length of the curtains of the tent shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it. You shall make a [third] covering for the tent of rams' skins tanned red, and a [fourth] covering above that of dolphin or porpoise skins. And you shall make the upright frame for the tabernacle of boards of acacia wood. Ten cubits shall be the length of a board and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board. Make two tenons in each board for dovetailing and fitting together; so shall you do for all the tabernacle boards. And make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side; And you shall make forty silver sockets under the twenty boards, two sockets under each board for its two tenons. And for the north side of the tabernacle there shall be twenty boards And their forty silver sockets, two sockets under each board. For the back or west side of the tabernacle you shall make six boards. Make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the rear on both sides. They shall be coupled down below and coupled together on top with one ring. Thus shall it be for both of them; they shall form the two corners. And that will be eight boards and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each board. And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of one side, And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the rear end of the tabernacle, for the back wall to the west. And the middle bar halfway up the boards shall pass through from end to end. You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold to hold the bars and overlay the bars with gold. You shall erect the tabernacle after the plan of it shown you on the mountain. And make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it. You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold, with gold hooks, on four sockets of silver. And you shall hang the veil from the clasps and bring the ark of the Testimony into place within the veil; and the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. And you shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place. And you shall set the table [for the showbread] outside the veil [in the Holy Place] on the north side and the lampstand opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle. You shall make a hanging [to form a screen] for the door of the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, embroidered. You shall make five pillars of acacia wood to support the hanging curtain and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five [base] sockets of bronze for them.

Exodus 39:32

Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so the Israelites had done.

Exodus 27:21

In the Tent of Meeting [of God with His people], outside the veil which sets apart the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it burning from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute to be observed on behalf of the Israelites throughout their generations.

Exodus 33:7

Now Moses used to take [his own] tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the Lord went out to [that temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

Exodus 28:43

And they shall be on Aaron and his sons when they go into the Tent of Meeting or when they come near to the altar to minister in the Holy Place, lest they bring iniquity upon themselves and die; it shall be a statute forever to Aaron and to his descendants after him.

Exodus 29:10-11

Then bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon its head. And you shall kill the bull before the Lord by the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Exodus 33:11

And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Moses returned to the camp, but his minister Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the [temporary prayer] tent.

Leviticus 1:1

The Lord called to Moses out of the Tent of Meeting, and said to him,

Numbers 1:1

The Lord spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai in the Tent of Meeting on the first day of the second month in the second year after they came out of the land of Egypt, saying,

From Thematic Bible


Booth » Tents » living in » israelites » Feast of Tabernacles

Leviticus 23:40-43

And on the first day you shall take the fruit of pleasing trees [and make booths of them], branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick (leafy) trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year, a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall keep it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths (shelters) for seven days: All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, read more.
That your generations may know that I made the Israelites dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Nehemiah 8:15-16

And that they should publish and proclaim in all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, Go out to the hills and bring branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, as it is written. So the people went out and brought them and made themselves booths, each on the roof of his house and in their courts and the courts of God's house and in the squares of the Water Gate and the Gate of Ephraim.

Tents » Were used by » All eastern nations

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it.

2 Kings 7:7

So the Syrians arose and fled in the twilight and left their tents, horses, donkeys, even the camp as it was, and fled for their lives.

1 Chronicles 5:10

In the days of [King] Saul they made war with the Hagrites or Ishmaelites, who fell by their hands; they dwelt in their tents in all the land east of Gilead.

1 Samuel 17:4

And a champion went out of the camp of the Philistines named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span [almost ten feet].

Tents » Were pitched » In the neighborhood of wells, &c

Genesis 13:10

And Lot looked and saw that everywhere the Jordan Valley was well watered. Before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [it was all] like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.

1 Samuel 29:1

Now the Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and the Israelites encamped by the fountain in Jezreel.

Genesis 26:17-18

So Isaac went away from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them.

Tents » Were used by » The people of israel in all their wars

1 Samuel 29:1

Now the Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and the Israelites encamped by the fountain in Jezreel.

1 Samuel 4:3

When the troops had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the Lord smitten us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord here from Shiloh, that He may come among us and save us from the power of our enemies.

1 Kings 16:16

And they heard the rumor, Zimri has conspired and slain the king! So all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.

Tents » Were used by » Patriarchs

Hebrews 11:9

[Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 25:27

When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Genesis 13:5

But Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.

Tents » Fastened by cords to stakes or nails

Isaiah 54:2

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,

Jeremiah 10:20

My tent (home) is taken by force and plundered, and all my [tent] cords are broken. My children have gone forth [as captives] from me, and they are no more; there is no one to stretch forth my tent any more and to set up my [tent] curtains.

Judges 4:21

But Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent pin and a hammer in her hand and went softly to him and drove the pin through his temple and into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep from weariness. So he died.

Tents » Called » Tabernacles

Job 12:6

The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].

Hebrews 11:9

[Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.

Numbers 24:5

How attractive and considerable are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!

Tents » Were used by » Shepherds while tending their flocks

Song of Songs 1:8

If you do not know [where your lover is], O you fairest among women, run along, follow the tracks of the flock, and [amuse yourself by] pasturing your kids beside the shepherds' tents.

Isaiah 38:12

My [fleshly] dwelling is plucked up and is removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life as a weaver [rolls up the finished web]; [the Lord] cuts me free from the loom; from day to night You bring me to an end.

Tents » Of the jews contrasted with those of the arabs

Song of Songs 1:5

I am so black; but [you are] lovely and pleasant [the ladies assured her]. O you daughters of Jerusalem, [I am as dark] as the tents of [the Bedouin tribe] Kedar, like the [beautiful] curtains of Solomon!

Numbers 24:5

How attractive and considerable are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!

Tents » Were used by » The rechabites

Jeremiah 35:7

Neither shall you build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard or have them; but you shall dwell all your days in tents, that you may live many days in the land where you are temporary residents.

Jeremiah 35:10

But we have dwelt in tents and have obeyed and done according to all that Jonadab our ancestor commanded us.

Tents » Were pitched » Under trees

Genesis 18:4

Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,

Tents » Were used by » Israel in the desert

Exodus 33:8

When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, all the people rose and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tent.

Numbers 24:2

And Balaam lifted up his eyes and he saw Israel abiding in their tents according to their tribes. And the Spirit of God came upon him

Tents » Custom of sitting and standing at the door of

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,

Judges 4:20

And he said to her, Stand at the door of the tent, and if any man comes and asks you, Is there any man here? Tell him, No.

Tents » Called » Curtains

Isaiah 54:2

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,

Tents » Sending persons to seek a convenient place for, alluded to

Deuteronomy 1:33

Who went in the way before you to search out a place to pitch your tents, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.

Tents » Were pitched » On the tops of houses

2 Samuel 16:22

So they spread for Absalom a tent on the top of the [king's] house, and Absalom went in to his father's harem in the sight of all Israel.

Tents » Separate, for females of the family

Genesis 24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Tents » Separate, for the servants

Genesis 31:33

So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent and the tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went from Leah's tent into Rachel's tent.

Tents » Illustrative » (spread out,) of the heavens

Isaiah 40:22

It is God Who sits above the circle (the horizon) of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; it is He Who stretches out the heavens like [gauze] curtains and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,

Tents » Were pitched » With order and regularity

Numbers 1:52

The Israelites shall pitch their tents by their companies, every man by his own camp and every man by his own [tribal] standard.

Tents » Were used by » The arabs

Isaiah 13:20

[Babylon] shall never be inhabited or dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arab pitch his tent there, nor shall the shepherds make their sheepfolds there.

Tents » Ease and rapidity of their removal, alluded to

Isaiah 38:12

My [fleshly] dwelling is plucked up and is removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life as a weaver [rolls up the finished web]; [the Lord] cuts me free from the loom; from day to night You bring me to an end.

Tents » Were spread out

Isaiah 40:22

It is God Who sits above the circle (the horizon) of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; it is He Who stretches out the heavens like [gauze] curtains and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,

Tents » Origin and antiquity of

Genesis 4:20

Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle and purchase possessions.

Tents » Illustrative » (enlarging of,) of the great extension of the church

Isaiah 54:2

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,