'Among' in the Bible
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
These are the family records of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among his contemporaries; Noah walked with God.
Throughout your generations, every male among you at eight days old is to be circumcised. This includes a slave born in your house and one purchased with money from any foreigner. The one who is not your offspring,
Then Abraham took his son Ishmael and all the slaves born in his house or purchased with his money—every male among the members of Abraham’s household—and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that very day, just as God had said to him.
“I am a foreign resident among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead.”
“Listen to us, lord. You are God’s chosen one among us. Bury your dead in our finest burial place. None of us will withhold from you his burial place for burying your dead.”
and I will have you swear by the Lord, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,
Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.
That day Laban removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats—every one that had any white on it—and every dark-colored one among the lambs, and he placed his sons in charge of them.
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming toward him with 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two female slaves.
So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.
when seven healthy-looking, well-fed cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
when seven well-fed, healthy-looking cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
The sons of Israel were among those who came to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
the land of Egypt is open before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They can live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any capable men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.”
But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it.
The Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh when I stretch out My hand against Egypt, and bring out the Israelites from among them.”
The Lord did this the next day. All the Egyptian livestock died, but none among the Israelite livestock died.
Those among Pharaoh’s officials who feared the word of the Lord made their servants and livestock flee to shelters,
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may do these miraculous signs of Mine among them,
and so that you may tell your son and grandson how severely I dealt with the Egyptians and performed miraculous signs among them, and you will know that I am Yahweh.”
The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
The same law will apply to both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.”
“Consecrate every firstborn male to Me, the firstborn from every womb among the Israelites, both man and domestic animal; it is Mine.”
Unleavened bread is to be eaten for those seven days. Nothing leavened may be found among you, and no yeast may be found among you in all your territory.
You must redeem every firstborn of a donkey with a flock animal, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. However, you must redeem every firstborn among your sons.
Lord, who is like You among the gods?Who is like You, glorious in holiness,revered with praises, performing wonders?
He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
“If you lend money to My people, to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest.
“You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.
“You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.
But during the seventh year you are to let it rest and leave it uncultivated, so that the poor among your people may eat from it and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
“They are to make a sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them.
I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.
And they will know that I am Yahweh their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, so that I might dwell among them. I am Yahweh their God.
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and about 3,000 men fell dead that day among the people.
And the Lord responded: “Look, I am making a covenant. I will perform wonders in the presence of all your people that have never been done in all the earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord’s work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring.
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land that you are going to enter; otherwise, they will become a snare among you.
Take up an offering among you for the Lord. Let everyone whose heart is willing bring this as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze;
“Let all the skilled craftsmen among you come and make everything that the Lord has commanded:
All the skilled craftsmen among those doing the work made the tabernacle with 10 curtains. Bezalel made them of finely spun linen, as well as blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.
Any male among Aaron’s descendants may eat it. It is a permanent portion throughout your generations from the fire offerings to the Lord. Anything that touches the offerings will become holy.”
Any male among the priests may eat it; it is especially holy.
Any male among the priests may eat it. It is to be eaten in a holy place; it is especially holy.
But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,does not have divided hooves—it is unclean for you;
But these are to be detestable to you: everything in the seas or streams that does not have fins and scales among all the swarming things and other living creatures in the water.
These are unclean for you among all the swarming creatures. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until evening.
“You must keep the Israelites from their uncleanness, so that they do not die by defiling My tabernacle that is among them.
He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because it is surrounded by their impurities.
“This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you are to practice self-denial and do no work, both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.
“Say to them: Anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who live among them who offers a burnt offering or a sacrifice
“Anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who live among them who eats any blood, I will turn against that person who eats blood and cut him off from his people.
Therefore I say to the Israelites: None of you and no foreigner who lives among you may eat blood.
“Any Israelite or foreigner living among them, who hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten must drain its blood and cover it with dirt.
But you are to keep My statutes and ordinances. You must not commit any of these detestable things—not the native or the foreigner who lives among you.
You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh.
You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.
If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire, so that there will be no depravity among you.
The Holiness of the PriestsThe Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives,
“The priest who is highest among his brothers, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained to wear the garments, must not dishevel his hair or tear his garments.
so that he does not corrupt his bloodline among his people, for I am Yahweh who sets him apart.”
You must not profane My holy name; I must be treated as holy among the Israelites. I am Yahweh who sets you apart,
I will destroy among his people anyone who does any work on this same day.
Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father was among the Israelites. A fight broke out in the camp between the Israelite woman’s son and an Israelite man.
Whatever property one of the Levites can redeem—a house sold in a city they possess—must be released at the Jubilee, because the houses in the Levitical cities are their possession among the Israelites.
“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.
Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.
“If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor.
You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you—those born in your land. These may become your property.
“If a foreigner or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner living among you, or to a member of the foreigner’s clan,
I will place My residence among you, and I will not reject you.
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people.
I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.
But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword to chase after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins.
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.
But the Levites were not registered among the Israelites, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
You are to take the Levites for Me—I am Yahweh—in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites’ cattle in place of every firstborn among the Israelites’ cattle.”
So Moses registered every firstborn among the Israelites, as the Lord commanded him.
“Take the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites’ cattle in place of their cattle. The Levites belong to Me; I am Yahweh.
Give the money to Aaron and his sons as the redemption price for those who are in excess among the Israelites.”
“Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
You must send away both male or female; send them outside the camp, so that they will not defile their camps where I dwell among them.”
“When he makes her drink the water, if she has defiled herself and been unfaithful to her husband, the water that brings a curse will enter her and cause bitter suffering; her belly will swell, and her thigh will shrivel. She will become a curse among her people.
“Take the Levites from among the Israelites and ceremonially cleanse them.
For every firstborn among the Israelites is Mine, both man and animal. I consecrated them to Myself on the day I struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt.
But I have taken the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites.
Now the people began complaining openly before the Lord about hardship. When the Lord heard, His anger burned, and fire from the Lord blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.
So that place was named Taberah, because the Lord’s fire had blazed among them.
Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?
but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes nauseating to you—because you have rejected the Lord who is among you, and cried to Him: ‘Why did we ever leave Egypt?’”
Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.
He said:“Listen to what I say:If there is a prophet among you from the Lord,I make Myself known to him in a vision;I speak with him in a dream.
“Send men to scout out the land of Canaan I am giving to the Israelites. Send one man who is a leader among them from each of their ancestral tribes.”
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who scouted out the land, tore their clothes
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people despise Me? How long will they not trust in Me despite all the signs I have performed among them?
They will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people, how You, Lord, are seen face to face, how Your cloud stands over them, and how You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
Don’t go, because the Lord is not among you and you will be defeated by your enemies.
When a foreigner resides with you or someone else is among you and wants to prepare a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, he is to do exactly as you do throughout your generations.
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