'Apart' in the Bible
Abraham separated seven ewe lambs from the flock.
And Abimelech said to Abraham, “Why have you separated these seven ewe lambs?”
Jacob separated the lambs and made the flocks face the streaked and the completely dark sheep in Laban’s flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and didn’t put them with Laban’s sheep.
If it was actually torn apart by a wild animal, he is to bring it as evidence; he does not have to make restitution for the torn carcass.
“Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the Lord alone, is to be set apart for destruction.
“Tell the Israelites: You must observe My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, so that you will know that I am Yahweh who sets you apart.
He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities.
Keep My statutes and do them; I am Yahweh who sets you apart.
And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am Yahweh your God who set you apart from the peoples.
Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. Do not become contaminated by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.
You are to be holy to Me because I, Yahweh, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.
You are to consider him holy since he presents the food of your God. He will be holy to you because I, Yahweh who sets you apart, am holy.
so that he does not corrupt his bloodline among his people, for I am Yahweh who sets him apart.”
But because he has a defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar. He is not to desecrate My sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
They must keep My instruction, or they will be guilty and die because they profane it; I am Yahweh who sets them apart.
by letting the people eat their holy offerings and having them bear the penalty of restitution. For I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
You must not profane My holy name; I must be treated as holy among the Israelites. I am Yahweh who sets you apart,
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will be holy to the Lord like a field permanently set apart; it becomes the priest’s property.
“Nothing that a man permanently sets apart to the Lord from all he owns, whether a person, an animal, or his inherited landholding, can be sold or redeemed; everything set apart is especially holy to the Lord.
No person who has been set apart for destruction is to be ransomed; he must be put to death.
Then he said to Korah and all his followers, “Tomorrow morning the Lord will reveal who belongs to Him, who is set apart, and the one He will let come near Him. He will let the one He chooses come near Him.
place fire in them and put incense on them before the Lord. Then the man the Lord chooses will be the one who is set apart. It is you Levites who have gone too far!”
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east.
You must not bring any abhorrent thing into your house, or you will be set apart for destruction like it. You are to utterly detest and abhor it, because it is set apart for destruction.
“At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today.
Nothing set apart for destruction is to remain in your hand, so that the Lord will turn from His burning anger and grant you mercy, show you compassion, and multiply you as He swore to your fathers.
you are to set apart three cities for yourselves within the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
This is why I am commanding you to set apart three cities for yourselves.
But the city and everything in it are set apart to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone with her in the house will live, because she hid the men we sent.
But keep yourselves from the things set apart, or you will be set apart for destruction. If you take any of those things, you will set apart the camp of Israel for destruction and bring disaster on it.
The Israelites, however, were unfaithful regarding the things set apart for destruction. Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of what was set apart, and the Lord’s anger burned against the Israelites.
Israel has sinned. They have violated My covenant that I appointed for them. They have taken some of what was set apart. They have stolen, deceived, and put the things with their own belongings.
This is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies. They will turn their backs and run from their enemies, because they have been set apart for destruction. I will no longer be with you unless you remove from you what is set apart.
“Go and consecrate the people. Tell them to consecrate themselves for tomorrow, for this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There are things that are set apart among you, Israel. You will not be able to stand against your enemies until you remove what is set apart.
The one who is caught with the things set apart must be burned, along with everything he has, because he has violated the Lord’s covenant and committed an outrage in Israel.”
the cities set apart for the descendants of Ephraim within the inheritance of the descendants of Manasseh—all these cities with their villages.
Wasn’t Achan son of Zerah unfaithful regarding what was set apart for destruction, bringing wrath on the entire community of Israel? He was not the only one who perished because of his sin.’”
the Spirit of the Lord took control of him, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
The Israelites, apart from Benjamin, rallied 400,000 armed men, every one an experienced warrior.
The troops took sheep and cattle from the plunder—the best of what was set apart for destruction—to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”
My servants will bring the logs down from Lebanon to the sea, and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place you indicate. I will break them apart there, and you can take them away. You then can meet my needs by providing my household with food.”
For You, Lord God, have set them apart as Your inheritancefrom all the people on earth,as You spoke through Your servant Moseswhen You brought their ancestors out of Egypt.
He gave a sign that day. He said, “This is the sign that the Lord has spoken: ‘The altar will now be ripped apart, and the ashes that are on it will be poured out.’”
The altar was ripped apart, and the ashes poured from the altar, according to the sign that the man of God had given by the word of the Lord.
These who were recorded by name came in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah, attacked the Hamites’ tents and the Meunites who were found there, and set them apart for destruction, as they are today. Then they settled in their place because there was pasture for their flocks.
Amram’s sons: Aaron and Moses.Aaron, along with his descendants, was set apart forever to consecrate the most holy things, to burn incense in the presence of Yahweh, to minister to Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name forever.
David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:
Know that the Lord has set apartthe faithful for Himself;the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
or they will tear me like a lion,ripping me apart with no one to rescue me.
“Understand this, you who forget God,or I will tear you apart,and there will be no one to rescue you.
He brought them out of darkness and gloomand broke their chains apart.
Praise the Lord,who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
because who can eat and who can enjoy life apart from Him?
The Lord is angry with all the nations—furious with all their armies.He will set them apart for destruction,giving them over to slaughter.
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens,it will then come down on Edomand on the people I have set apart for destruction.
I chose you before I formed you in the womb;I set you apart before you were born.I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Set them apart for war against her;rise up, let’s attack at noon.Woe to us, for the day is passing;the evening shadows grow long.
As for You, Lord, You know me; You see me.You test whether my heart is with You.Drag the wicked away like sheep to slaughterand set them apart for the day of killing.
And the women said, “When we burned incense to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it apart from our husbands’ knowledge that we made sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?”
Raise a signal flag in the land;blow a ram’s horn among the nations;set apart the nations against her.Summon kingdoms against her—Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz.Appoint a marshal against her;bring up horses like a swarm of locusts.
Set apart the nations for battle against her—the kings of Media,her governors and all her officials,and all the lands they rule.
I also gave them My Sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, so they will know that I am Yahweh who sets them apart as holy.
This holy donation will be set apart for the priests alone. It will be 8⅓ miles long on the northern side, 3⅓ miles wide on the western side, 3⅓ miles wide on the eastern side, and 8⅓ miles long on the southern side. The Lord’s sanctuary will be in the middle of it.
The entire donation will be 8⅓ miles by 8⅓ miles; you are to set apart the holy donation along with the city property as a square area.
Then the Lord hurled a violent wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose on the sea that the ship threatened to break apart.
The mountains will melt beneath Him,and the valleys will split apart,like wax near a fire,like water cascading down a mountainside.
He stands and shakes the earth;He looks and startles the nations.The age-old mountains break apart;the ancient hills sink down.His pathways are ancient.
All things were created through Him,and apart from Him not one thing was createdthat has been created.
do you say, ‘You are blaspheming’ to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?
As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”
When the dispute became violent, the commander feared that Paul might be torn apart by them and ordered the troops to go down, rescue him from them, and bring him into the barracks.
But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed—attested by the Law and the Prophets
For we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:
And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.
Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
But when God, who from my birth set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased
So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
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