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41 Bible Verses about The Number Forty

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Jonah 3:4

And Jonah began to go into the city a journey of one day, and he cried out and said, "Forty more days and Nineveh will be demolished!"

Genesis 7:4-12

For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground." And Noah did according to all that Yahweh commanded him. Noah {was six hundred years old} when the flood waters came upon the earth.read more.
And Noah and his sons and his wife, and the wives of his sons with him, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, and of animals which [are] not clean, and of the birds, and everything that creeps upon the ground, {two of each} went to Noah, into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it happened [that] after seven days the waters of the flood came over the earth. In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 8:6

And it happened [that] at the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made.

Exodus 24:18

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and he went up the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights. He ate no food and drank no water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten words.

Deuteronomy 9:9-18

{When I went up the mountain} to receive {the stone tablets}, the tablets of the covenant that Yahweh {made} with you, and remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights, I did not eat food and I did not drink water. And Yahweh gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them [was writing] according to all the words that Yahweh spoke with you at the mountain, from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. {And then} at the end of forty days and forty nights, Yahweh gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.read more.
And Yahweh said to me, 'Come [now], go down quickly from this mountain because your people behave corruptly whom you brought out from Egypt, [for] they turned quickly from the way that I commanded them [to follow]; they have made for themselves a cast image.' And Yahweh spoke to me, {saying}, 'I have seen this people, and look! {They are a stubborn people}. Leave me alone, and let me destroy them, and let me blot out their name from under heaven, and let me make you into a nation mightier and more numerous than they!' "And I turned, and I went down the mountain, as the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant [were] in my two hands. And I looked, and indeed you had sinned against Yahweh your God; you [had] made for yourselves an image of a calf [of] cast metal; you [had] turned quickly from the way that Yahweh had commanded [for] you. And I took hold of the two tablets, and I threw them out {of} my two hands and smashed them before your eyes. And [then] I lay prostrate {before} Yahweh, as earlier, forty days and forty nights; I did not eat food and I did not drink water because of all your sins that you committed, by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh [and so] provoking him.

Matthew 4:1-2

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil, and [after he] had fasted forty days and forty nights, then he was hungry.

Luke 4:1-2

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days, and [when] they were completed, he was hungry.

Numbers 13:25

They returned from exploring the land at the end of forty days.

1 Samuel 17:16

Now the Philistine came forward early and late, and he took his stand [for] forty days.

1 Kings 19:8

So he got up, ate, drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights up to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Acts 1:3

to whom he also presented himself alive after he suffered, with many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking the things about the kingdom of God.

Numbers 14:34

According to the number of the days that you explored the land, forty days, {a day for each year}, you will bear your sins forty years, and you will know my opposition.'

Numbers 32:13

And {Yahweh became angry}, and he made them wander in the desert forty years until the entire generation who did evil in the {sight of Yahweh} {had died}.

Joshua 5:6

For forty years the {Israelites} traveled in the wilderness until all the nation, the warriors that left Egypt, perished, because they did not listen to the voice of Yahweh. To them Yahweh swore that they would not see the land that he swore to their ancestors to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Psalm 95:10

For forty years I loathed [that] generation, and said, '[They are] a people [whose] heart wanders. And my ways they do not know.'

Hebrews 3:9-17

where your fathers tested [me] by trial and saw my works [for] forty years. Therefore I was angry with this generation, and I said, 'They always go astray in their heart, and they do not know my ways.' As I swore in my anger, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'"read more.
Watch out, brothers, lest there be in some of you an evil, unbelieving heart, [with the result that you] fall away from the living God. But encourage one another {day by day}, as long as it is called "today," so that {none of you become hardened} by the deception of sin. For we have become partners of Christ, if indeed we hold fast the beginning of [our] commitment steadfast until the end, {while it is said}, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." For who, [when they] heard [it], were disobedient? Surely [it was] not all who went out from Egypt through Moses? And with whom was he angry [for] forty years? [Was it] not with those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness?

Exodus 16:35

And the {Israelites} ate the manna forty years, until their coming to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until their coming to the border of the land of Canaan.

Deuteronomy 2:7

The fact of the matter is, Yahweh your God has blessed you in {all the work you have done}; he knows {your travels} [with respect to] this great wilderness; forty years Yahweh your God [has been] with you; you have not lacked a thing." '

Deuteronomy 8:2-4

And you shall remember all [of] the way that Yahweh your God led you [during] these forty years in the desert in order to humble you and to test you to know what [is] in your heart, whether you would [diligently] keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestors know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes out of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live. Your clothing did not wear out {on you}, and your feet did not swell [during] these forty years.

Deuteronomy 29:5

And I have led you forty years in the desert; your clothes [have] not worn out {on you}, and your sandal has not worn out {on your foot}.

Nehemiah 9:21

Forty years you sustained them in the desert--they were not in need. Their clothing did not wear out and their feet did not swell.

Amos 2:10

And I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and I led you in the wilderness forty years to take possession of the land of the Amorite.

Acts 7:36

This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and at the Red Sea and in the wilderness [for] forty years.

Acts 13:18

And for a period of time [of] about forty years, he put up with them in the wilderness.

Exodus 7:7

(And Moses [was] {eighty years old}, and Aaron [was] {eighty-three years old} when they spoke to Pharaoh.)

Deuteronomy 34:7

{Now Moses was a hundred and twenty years old} {when he died}; {his sight was not impaired and his vigor had not abated}.

Acts 7:23-30

"But when {he was forty years old}, it entered in his heart to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel. And [when he] saw one of them being unjustly harmed, he defended [him] and {avenged} the one who had been oppressed [by] striking down the Egyptian. And he thought his brothers would understand that God was granting deliverance to them by his hand, but they did not understand.read more.
And on the following day, he made an appearance to them [while they] were fighting and was attempting to reconcile them in peace, saying, 'Men [and] brothers, why are you doing wrong to one another?' But the one who was doing wrong to [his] neighbor pushed him aside, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us? You do not want to do away with me {the same way} you did away with the Egyptian yesterday, [do you]?' And at this statement, Moses fled and became a foreigner in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons. "And [when] forty years had been completed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai in the flame of a burning bush.

Judges 3:11

So the land rested forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died.

Judges 5:31

So may all your enemies perish, O Yahweh, but those who love him are like the rising sun at its brightest." And the land had rest for forty years.

Judges 8:28

And Midian was subdued before the {Israelites}, and they did not again lift up their head, and the land rested for forty years in the days of Gideon.

1 Samuel 4:18

Just as he mentioned the ark of God, he fell from his chair backwards against the side of the gate. He broke his neck and died, because the man was old and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.

2 Samuel 5:4

David [was] thirty years old when he began to reign; he reigned forty years.

1 Kings 2:11

The days that David reigned over Israel [were] forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 29:27

And the days that he reigned over Israel [were] forty years. In Hebron he reigned seven years, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.

1 Kings 11:42

All the days that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all of Israel [were] forty years.

2 Chronicles 9:30

And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

2 Kings 12:1

In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king. He reigned in Jerusalem forty years, and the name of his mother [was] Zibiah from Beersheba.

2 Chronicles 24:1

Joash [was] seven years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother [was] Zibiah from Beersheba.

Acts 13:21

And then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man from the tribe of Benjamin, [for] forty years.

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