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Theasaurus: Tents

79 Bible Verses about Tents

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Genesis 4:20

And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.

Genesis 12:8

And moving on from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, he put up his tent, having Beth-el on the west and Ai on the east: and there he made an altar and gave worship to the name of the Lord.

Genesis 13:12

Abram went on living in the land of Canaan, and Lot went to the lowland towns, moving his tent as far as Sodom.

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord came to him by the holy tree of Mamre, when he was seated in the doorway of his tent in the middle of the day;

Genesis 25:27

And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Numbers 11:10

And at the sound of the people weeping, every man at his tent-door, the wrath of the Lord was great, and Moses was very angry.

1 Samuel 4:10

So the Philistines went to the fight, and Israel was overcome, and every man went in flight to his tent: and great was the destruction, for thirty thousand footmen of Israel were put to the sword.

2 Samuel 20:1

Now by chance there was present a good-for-nothing person named Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he, sounding the horn, said, We have no part in David, or any interest in the son of Jesse: let every man go to his tent, O Israel.

1 Kings 12:16

And when all Israel saw that the king would give no attention to them, the people in answer said to the king, What part have we in David? what is our heritage in the son of Jesse? to your tents, O Israel; now see to your people, David. So Israel went away to their tents.

Genesis 31:33

So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent, and into the tents of the two servant-women, but they were not there; and he came out of Leah's tent and went into Rachel's.

Judges 4:17-18

But Sisera went in flight on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin, king of Hazor, and the family of Heber the Kenite. And Jael went out to Sisera, and said to him, Come in, my lord, come in to me without fear. So he went into her tent, and she put a cover over him.

2 Samuel 6:17

And they took in the ark of the Lord, and put it in its place inside the tent which David had put up for it: and David made burned offerings and peace-offerings to the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:1

Then they took in the ark of God and put it inside the tent which David had put up for it; and they made offerings, burned offerings and peace-offerings before God.

2 Samuel 7:2

The king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God is housed inside the curtains of a tent.

1 Chronicles 15:1

And David made houses for himself in the town of David; and he got ready a place for the ark of God, and put up a tent for it.

2 Chronicles 1:4

But the ark of God had been moved by David from Kiriath-jearim to the place which he had made ready for it, for he had put up a tent for it at Jerusalem.

Judges 6:5

For they came up regularly with their oxen and their tents; they came like the locusts in number; they and their camels were without number; and they came into the land for its destruction.

Genesis 9:27

May God make Japheth great, and let his living-place be in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.

Judges 7:13

When Gideon came there, a man was giving his friend an account of his dream, saying, See, I had a dream about a cake of barley bread which, falling into the tents of Midian, came on to the tent, overturning it so that it was stretched out flat on the earth.

Habakkuk 3:7

The curtains of Cushan were troubled, and the tents of Midian were shaking.

Numbers 31:10

And after burning all their towns and all their tent-circles,

2 Kings 7:7-8

So they got up and went in flight, in the half light, without their tents or their horses or their asses or any of their goods; they went in flight, fearing for their lives. And when those lepers came to the outer line of tents, they went into one tent, and had food and drink, and took from it silver and gold and clothing, which they put in a secret place; then they came back and went into another tent from which they took more goods, which they put away in a secret place.

1 Samuel 17:54

And David took the head of the Philistine to Jerusalem, but the metal war-dress and the arms he put in his tent.

Joshua 7:21-23

When I saw among their goods a fair robe of Babylon and two hundred shekels of silver, and a mass of gold, fifty shekels in weight, I was overcome by desire and took them; and they are put away in the earth in my tent, and the silver is under it. So Joshua sent men quickly, and looking in his tent, they saw where the robe had been put away secretly with the silver under it. And they took them from the tent and came back with them to Joshua and the children of Israel, and put them before the Lord.

Jeremiah 35:7

And you are to make no houses, or put in seed, or get vine-gardens planted, or have any: but all your days you are to go on living in tents, so that you may have a long life in the land where you are living as in a strange country.

Hebrews 11:9-10

By faith he was a wanderer in the land of the agreement, as in a strange land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had a part with him in the same heritage: For he was looking for the strong town, whose builder and maker is God.

Genesis 13:5

And Lot, who went with him, had flocks and herds and tents;

Genesis 18:1-6

Now the Lord came to him by the holy tree of Mamre, when he was seated in the doorway of his tent in the middle of the day; And lifting up his eyes, he saw three men before him; and seeing them, he went quickly to them from the door of the tent, and went down on his face to the earth; And said, My Lord, if now I have grace in your eyes, do not go away from your servant:read more.
Let me get water for washing your feet, and take your rest under the tree: And let me get a bit of bread to keep up your strength, and after that you may go on your way: for this is why you have come to your servant. And they said, Let it be so. Then Abraham went quickly into the tent, and said to Sarah, Get three measures of meal straight away and make cakes.

Genesis 20:13

And when God sent me wandering from my father's house, I said to her, Let this be the sign of your love for me; wherever we go, say of me, He is my brother.

Exodus 16:16

This is what the Lord has said, Let every man take up as much as he has need of; at the rate of one omer for every person, let every man take as much as is needed for his family.

Exodus 33:8

And whenever Moses went out to the Tent of meeting, all the people got up and everyone went to the door of his tent, looking after Moses till he went inside the Tent.

Numbers 1:50

But to them you are to give the care of the Tent of meeting with its vessels and everything in it: they are to take up the Tent, and be responsible for everything to do with it, and put up their tents round it.

Job 8:22

Your haters will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the sinner will not be seen again.

Numbers 16:26

And he said to the people, Come away now from the tents of these evil men, without touching anything of theirs, or you may be taken in the punishment of their sins.

1 Kings 20:16

And in the middle of the day they went out. But Ben-hadad was drinking in the tents with the thirty-two kings who were helping him.

Job 4:21

If their tent-cord is pulled up, do they not come to an end, and without wisdom?

Job 11:14

If you put far away the evil of your hands, and let no wrongdoing have a place in your tent;

Job 12:6

There is wealth in the tents of those who make destruction, and those by whom God is moved to wrath are safe; even those whose god is their strength.

Job 15:34

For the band of the evil-doers gives no fruit, and the tents of those who give wrong decisions for reward are burned with fire.

Job 18:6

The light is dark in his tent, and the light shining over him is put out.

Job 21:28

For you say, Where is the house of the ruler, and where is the tent of the evil-doer?

Job 22:23

If you come back to the Ruler of all, making yourself low before him; if you put evil far away from your tents;

Psalm 84:10

For a day in your house is better than a thousand. It is better to be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to be living in the tents of sin.

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same trade, he was living with them, and they did their work together; for by trade they were tent-makers.

Exodus 26:7

And you are to make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the House, eleven curtains.

Exodus 36:14

And they made curtains of goats' hair for the tent; eleven curtains were made.

Exodus 26:14-29

And then you are to make a cover for the tent, of sheepskins coloured red, and a cover of leather over that. And you are to make upright boards of hard wood for the House. Every board is to be ten cubits high and a cubit and a half wide.read more.
Every board is to be joined to the one nearest to it by two tongues, and so for every board in the House. These are the boards needed for the house; twenty boards for the south side, With forty silver bases under the twenty boards, two bases under every board to take its tongues. And twenty boards for the second side of the house on the north, With their forty silver bases, two under every board. And six boards for the back of the House on the west, With two boards for the angles of the House at the back. The two are to be joined together at the base and at the top to one ring, forming the two angles. So there are to be eight boards, with their sixteen silver bases, two bases under every board. And make rods of the same wood, five for the boards on the one side, And five for the boards on the other side of the House, and five for the west side of the House at the back. And the middle rod is to go through the rings of all the boards from end to end. And the boards are to be plated with gold, having gold rings for the rods to go through: and the rods are to be plated with gold.

Exodus 36:19-34

And they made a cover of sheepskins coloured red, to go over the tent, and a cover of leather over that. And for the uprights of the House they made boards of hard wood. The boards were ten cubits long and one cubit and a half wide.read more.
Every board had two tongues fixed into it; all the boards were made in this way. They made twenty boards for the south side of the House: And for these twenty boards, forty silver bases, two bases under every board, to take its tongues. And for the second side of the House, on the north, they made twenty boards, With their forty silver bases, two bases for every board. And for the west side of the House, at the back, they made six boards, And two boards for the angles at the back. These were joined together at the base and at the top to one ring, so forming the two angles. So there were eight boards with sixteen bases of silver, two bases under every board. And they made rods of hard wood; five for the boards on one side of the House, And five for the boards on the other side of the House, and five for the boards at the back, on the west. The middle rod was made to go right through the rings of all the boards from one end to the other. All the boards were plated with gold, and the rings through which the rods went were of gold, and the rods were plated with gold.

Exodus 27:19

All the instruments for the work of the House, and all its nails, and the nails of the open space are to be of brass.

Exodus 35:18

The nails for the House, and the nails for the open space and their cords;

Exodus 38:20

All the nails used for the House and the open space round it were of brass.

Exodus 39:40

The hangings for the open space, with the pillars and their bases, and the curtain for the doorway, and the cords and nails, and all the instruments necessary for the work of the House of the Tent of meeting;

Numbers 3:26

And the hangings for the open space round the House and the altar, and the curtain for its doorway, and all the cords needed for its use.

Numbers 4:32

And the pillars of the open space outside it, with their bases and their nails and cords and all the instruments used, and everything which has to be done there; all the instruments for which they are responsible are to be numbered by name.

Judges 4:21

Then Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent-pin and a hammer and went up to him quietly, driving the pin into his head, and it went through his head into the earth, for he was in a deep sleep from weariness; and so he came to his end.

Isaiah 22:25

In that day, says the Lord of armies, will the nail fixed in a safe place give way; and it will be cut down, and in its fall the weight hanging on it will be cut off, for the Lord has said it.

Zechariah 10:4

From him will come the keystone, from him the nail, from him the bow of war, from him will come every ruler;

Exodus 26:14

And then you are to make a cover for the tent, of sheepskins coloured red, and a cover of leather over that.

Jeremiah 10:20

My tent is pulled down and all my cords are broken: my children have gone from me, and they are not: no longer is there anyone to give help in stretching out my tent and hanging up my curtains.

Genesis 26:25

Then he made an altar there, and gave worship to the name of the Lord, and he put up his tents there, and there his servants made a water-hole.

Genesis 33:19

And for a hundred bits of money he got from the children of Hamor, the builder of Shechem, the field in which he had put up his tents.

Judges 4:11

Now Heber the Kenite, separating himself from the rest of the Kenites, from the children of Hobab, the brother-in-law of Moses, had put up his tent as far away as the oak-tree in Zaanannim, by Kedesh.

2 Samuel 16:22

So they put up the tent for Absalom on the top of the house, and Absalom went in to his father's women before the eyes of all Israel.

Psalm 104:2

You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 19:4

Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he put a tent for the sun,

2 Peter 1:13-14

And it seems right to me, as long as I am in this tent of flesh, to keep your minds awake by working on your memory; For I am conscious that in a short time I will have to put off this tent of flesh, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

Exodus 25:8-9

And let them make me a holy place, so that I may be ever present among them. Make the House and everything in it from the designs which I will give you.

Exodus 26:1-37

And you are to make a House for me, with ten curtains of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with designs of winged ones by a good workman. Every curtain is to be twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide, all of the same measure. Five curtains are to be joined together, and the other five are to be joined together.read more.
And you are to put twists of blue cord on the edge of the outside curtain of the first group of five, and on the edge of the outside curtain of the second group of five; Fifty twists on one curtain and fifty on the other, the twists to be opposite one another. Then make fifty gold hooks, joining the curtains together by the hooks, and in this way the House will be made. And you are to make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the House, eleven curtains. Every curtain is to be thirty cubits long and four cubits wide, all of the same measure. Five of these curtains are to be joined together, and the other six are to be joined together, the sixth being folded over to make a hanging in front of the tent. And you are to put fifty twists of cord on the edge of the outside curtain of one group, and fifty twists on the edge of the outside curtain of the other group. Then make fifty brass hooks and put the hooks into the twists, joining the tent together to make it one. And the folded part which is over of the curtains of the tent, the half-curtain which is folded back, will be hanging down over the back of the House. And the cubit which is over of the ten curtains at the sides will be hanging over the two sides of the House as a cover. And then you are to make a cover for the tent, of sheepskins coloured red, and a cover of leather over that. And you are to make upright boards of hard wood for the House. Every board is to be ten cubits high and a cubit and a half wide. Every board is to be joined to the one nearest to it by two tongues, and so for every board in the House. These are the boards needed for the house; twenty boards for the south side, With forty silver bases under the twenty boards, two bases under every board to take its tongues. And twenty boards for the second side of the house on the north, With their forty silver bases, two under every board. And six boards for the back of the House on the west, With two boards for the angles of the House at the back. The two are to be joined together at the base and at the top to one ring, forming the two angles. So there are to be eight boards, with their sixteen silver bases, two bases under every board. And make rods of the same wood, five for the boards on the one side, And five for the boards on the other side of the House, and five for the west side of the House at the back. And the middle rod is to go through the rings of all the boards from end to end. And the boards are to be plated with gold, having gold rings for the rods to go through: and the rods are to be plated with gold. And you are to make the House from the design which you saw on the mountain. And you are to make a veil of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with designs of winged ones by a good workman: Hanging it by gold hooks from four pillars of wood, plated with gold and fixed in silver bases. And you are to put up the veil under the hooks, and put inside it the ark of the law: the veil is to be a division between the holy place and the most holy. You are to put the cover on the ark of the law, inside the most holy place. And outside the veil you are to put the table, and the support for the lights opposite the table on the south side of the House; and the table is to be on the north side. And you are to make a curtain for the doorway of the Tent, of the best linen with needlework of blue and purple and red. And make five pillars for the curtain, of hard wood plated with gold; their hooks are to be of gold and their bases of brass

Exodus 39:32

So all the work on the House of the Tent of meeting was done; as the Lord had given orders to Moses, so the children of Israel did it.

Exodus 27:21

Let Aaron and his sons put this in order, evening and morning, before the Lord, inside the Tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the ark; this is to be an order for ever, from generation to generation, to be kept by the children of Israel.

Exodus 33:7

Now it was Moses' way to put up the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle, at some distance away; giving it the name of The Tent of meeting. And everyone desiring to make his prayer to the Lord went to the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle.

Exodus 28:43

Aaron and his sons are to put these on whenever they go into the Tent of meeting or come near the altar, when they are doing the work of the holy place, so that they may be free from any sin causing death: this is to be an order for him and his seed after him for ever.

Exodus 29:10-11

Then let the ox be taken in front of the Tent of meeting: and let Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. And you are to put the ox to death before the Lord at the door of the Tent of meeting.

Exodus 33:11

And the Lord had talk with Moses face to face, as a man may have talk with his friend. And when Moses came back to the tents, his servant, the young man Joshua, the son of Nun, did not come away from the Tent.

Leviticus 1:1

And the voice of the Lord came to Moses out of the Tent of meeting, saying,

Numbers 1:1

And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land 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,

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

Leviticus 23:40-43

On the first day, take the fruit of fair trees, branches of palm-trees, and branches of thick trees and trees from the riverside, and be glad before the Lord for seven days. And let this feast be kept before the Lord for seven days in the year: it is a rule for ever from generation to generation; in the seventh month let it be kept. For seven days you will be living in tents; all those who are Israelites by birth are to make tents their living-places: read more.
So that future generations may keep in mind how I gave the children of Israel tents as their living-places when I took them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Nehemiah 8:15-16

And that they were to give out an order, and make it public in all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, Go out to the mountain and get olive branches and branches of field olives and of myrtle, and palm branches and branches of thick trees, to make tents, as it says in the book. And the people went out and got them and made themselves tents, every one on the roof of his house, and in the open spaces and in the open squares of the house of God, and in the wide place of the water-doorway, and the wide place of the doorway of Ephraim.

Tents » Were used by » All eastern nations

Judges 6:5

For they came up regularly with their oxen and their tents; they came like the locusts in number; they and their camels were without number; and they came into the land for its destruction.

2 Kings 7:7

So they got up and went in flight, in the half light, without their tents or their horses or their asses or any of their goods; they went in flight, fearing for their lives.

1 Chronicles 5:10

And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagarites, and overcame them; and they put up their tents through all the land east of Gilead.

1 Samuel 17:4

And a fighter came out from the tents of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath; he was more than six cubits tall.

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

Genesis 13:10

And Lot, lifting up his eyes and looking an the valley of Jordan, saw that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord had sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah; it was like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, on the way to Zoar.

1 Samuel 29:1

Now the Philistines got all their army together at Aphek: and the Israelites put their forces in position by the fountain in Jezreel.

Genesis 26:17-18

So Isaac went away from there, and put up his tents in the valley of Gerar, making his living-place there. And he made again the water-holes which had been made in the days of Abraham his father, and which had been stopped up by the Philistines; and he gave them the names which his father had given them.

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

1 Samuel 29:1

Now the Philistines got all their army together at Aphek: and the Israelites put their forces in position by the fountain in Jezreel.

1 Samuel 4:3

And when the people came back to their tents, the responsible men of Israel said, Why has the Lord let the Philistines overcome us today? Let us get the ark of the Lord's agreement here from Shiloh, so that it may be with us and give us salvation from the hands of those who are against us.

1 Kings 16:16

And news came to the people in the tents that Zimri had made a secret design and had put the king to death: so all Israel made Omri, the captain of the army, king that day in the tents.

Tents » Were used by » Patriarchs

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he was a wanderer in the land of the agreement, as in a strange land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had a part with him in the same heritage:

Genesis 25:27

And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Genesis 13:5

And Lot, who went with him, had flocks and herds and tents;

Tents » Fastened by cords to stakes or nails

Isaiah 54:2

Make wide the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your house be stretched out without limit: make your cords long, and your tent-pins strong.

Jeremiah 10:20

My tent is pulled down and all my cords are broken: my children have gone from me, and they are not: no longer is there anyone to give help in stretching out my tent and hanging up my curtains.

Judges 4:21

Then Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent-pin and a hammer and went up to him quietly, driving the pin into his head, and it went through his head into the earth, for he was in a deep sleep from weariness; and so he came to his end.

Tents » Called » Tabernacles

Job 12:6

There is wealth in the tents of those who make destruction, and those by whom God is moved to wrath are safe; even those whose god is their strength.

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he was a wanderer in the land of the agreement, as in a strange land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had a part with him in the same heritage:

Numbers 24:5

How fair are your tents, O Jacob, your houses, O Israel!

Tents » Were used by » Shepherds while tending their flocks

Song of Songs 1:8

If you have not knowledge, O most beautiful among women, go on your way in the footsteps of the flock, and give your young goats food by the tents of the keepers.

Isaiah 38:12

My resting-place is pulled up and taken away from me like a herdsman's tent: my life is rolled up like a linen-worker's thread; I am cut off from the cloth on the frame: from day even to night you give me up to pain.

Tents » Of the jews contrasted with those of the arabs

Song of Songs 1:5

I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Numbers 24:5

How fair are your tents, O Jacob, your houses, O Israel!

Tents » Were used by » The rechabites

Jeremiah 35:7

And you are to make no houses, or put in seed, or get vine-gardens planted, or have any: but all your days you are to go on living in tents, so that you may have a long life in the land where you are living as in a strange country.

Jeremiah 35:10

But we have been living in tents, and have done everything which Jonadab our father gave us orders to do.

Tents » Were pitched » Under trees

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord came to him by the holy tree of Mamre, when he was seated in the doorway of his tent in the middle of the day;

Tents » Were used by » Israel in the desert

Exodus 33:8

And whenever Moses went out to the Tent of meeting, all the people got up and everyone went to the door of his tent, looking after Moses till he went inside the Tent.

Numbers 24:2

And lifting up his eyes, he saw Israel there, with their tents in the order of their tribes: and the spirit of God came on him.

Tents » Custom of sitting and standing at the door of

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord came to him by the holy tree of Mamre, when he was seated in the doorway of his tent in the middle of the day;

Judges 4:20

And he said to her, Take your place at the door of the tent, and if anyone comes and says to you, Is there any man here, say, No.

Tents » Called » Curtains

Isaiah 54:2

Make wide the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your house be stretched out without limit: make your cords long, and your tent-pins strong.

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

Deuteronomy 1:33

Who goes before you on your way, looking for a place where you may put up your tents, in fire by night, lighting up the way you are to go, and in a cloud by day.

Tents » Were pitched » On the tops of houses

2 Samuel 16:22

So they put up the tent for Absalom on the top of the house, and Absalom went in to his father's women before the eyes of all Israel.

Tents » Separate, for females of the family

Tents » Separate, for the servants

Genesis 31:33

So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent, and into the tents of the two servant-women, but they were not there; and he came out of Leah's tent and went into Rachel's.

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

Isaiah 40:22

It is he who is seated over the arch of the earth, and the people in it are as small as locusts; by him the heavens are stretched out like an arch, and made ready like a tent for a living-place.

Tents » Were pitched » With order and regularity

Numbers 1:52

The children of Israel are to put up their tents, every man in his tent-circle round his flag.

Tents » Were used by » The arabs

Isaiah 13:20

People will never be living in it again, and it will have no more men from generation to generation: the Arab will not put up his tent there; and those who keep sheep will not make it a resting-place for their flocks.

Tents » Ease and rapidity of their removal, alluded to

Isaiah 38:12

My resting-place is pulled up and taken away from me like a herdsman's tent: my life is rolled up like a linen-worker's thread; I am cut off from the cloth on the frame: from day even to night you give me up to pain.

Tents » Were spread out

Isaiah 40:22

It is he who is seated over the arch of the earth, and the people in it are as small as locusts; by him the heavens are stretched out like an arch, and made ready like a tent for a living-place.

Tents » Origin and antiquity of

Genesis 4:20

And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.

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

Isaiah 54:2

Make wide the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your house be stretched out without limit: make your cords long, and your tent-pins strong.

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