'Bless' in the Bible
I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.
I'll bless those who bless you, but I'll curse the one who curses you, and through you all the people of the earth will be blessed."
I will bless her. Furthermore, I will give you a son from her. I will bless her, so that nations, kings, and people will come from her."
And as for Ishmael, I've heard you. I'll bless him, and he'll have many descendants. I will multiply him greatly, he'll father twelve tribal leaders, and I'll cause his descendants to become a great nation.
I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in heaven and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies.
Remain in this land, and I'll be with and bless you by giving all these lands to you and to your descendants in fulfillment of my solemn promise that I made to your father Abraham.
I'll cause you to have as many descendants as the stars of the heavens, and I'll certainly give all these lands to your descendants. Later on, through your descendants all the nations of the earth will bless one another.
where one night the LORD appeared to him. "I am the God of your father Abraham," he told him. "Don't be afraid, because I'm with you. I'm going to bless you and multiply your descendants on account of my servant Abraham."
Then prepare some food, just the way I like it, and bring it to me so that I can eat and bless you before I die."
"Bring me some game and then prepare some food for me so I can eat and bless you in the presence of the LORD before I die.'
Then you are to take it to your father so that he can eat and bless you before he dies."
"I'm Esau, your firstborn!" Jacob told his father. "I've done what you asked, so please sit up and eat what I caught, so you can bless me."
"Come closer to me," Isaac replied, "so I can eat some of the game, my son, and then bless you." So Jacob came closer, and Isaac ate. Jacob also brought wine so his father could drink.
prepared some delicious food, brought it to his father, and told him, "Can you get up now, father, so you may eat some of your son's game and then bless me?"
When Esau realized what his father Isaac was saying, he began to wail out loud bitterly. "Bless me," he cried, "even me, too, my father!"
Then Esau implored his father, "Don't you have even one blessing for me, my father? Bless me, even me too, my father!" Then Esau lifted his voice and wept bitterly.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful so that your descendants become a whole group of people.
and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."
"These are my sons," Joseph replied. "God gave them to me here in Egypt." "Please bring them close to me," Jacob said, "so I can bless them."
the angel who has been rescuing me from all sorts of evil, bless these young men. May my name continue to live on within them, including the names of my ancestors Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow into a vast multitude throughout the earth."
Take both your sheep and your cattle, just as you demanded and go! And bless me too!"
You are to make an altar of earth for me, and you are to sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep, and your cattle. Everywhere I cause my name to be remembered, I'll come to you and bless you.
You are to serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your food and water, and I'll remove sickness from you.
"Teach Aaron and his sons to bless the Israelis:
May the LORD bless you and guard you.
They are to pour out my name to the Israelis while I continue to bless them."
So come right now and curse this people for me, because there are too many of them for me to handle. Perhaps I'll be able to strike them down and drive them out of the land, since I know that whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is cursed."
Look! I've received a blessing, and so I will bless. I won't withdraw it.
Then Balak told Balaam, "Don't curse them or bless them!"
He crouches, laying low like a lion. Who would awaken him? Those who bless you are blessed, and those who curse you are cursed."
May the LORD, the God of your ancestors, increase your numbers a thousand times more, and may he bless you, as he promised you.
He'll love you and increase your numbers. He'll bless the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your land (the grain, new wine, and oil), the offspring of your herds, and the lambs of your flock, in the land that the LORD promised your ancestors he would give you.
"When you have eaten and are satisfied, bless the LORD your God for the good land that he has given you.
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, to stand in the LORD's presence, to serve, and to bless his name until this day.
so the descendants of Levi who have no tribal allotment as you do foreigners, orphans, and widows who live in your cities may come, eat, and be satisfied. That way, the LORD your God shall bless you in everything you do."
Moreover, there will be no poor person among you, for the LORD will surely bless you in the land that he is about to give you to possess.
For the LORD your God will bless you just as he promised. You are to lend to many nations but not borrow. Also, you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you."
You must certainly give to him and not feel regret for doing so. Because of this, the LORD your God will bless all your works and everything you do.
Don't view this as a hardship for yourself when you set him free, for he will have served you for six years twice the time of a paid worker. Then the LORD will bless you in all that you do."
For seven days you are to celebrate in the presence of the LORD your God at the place where the LORD will choose; for the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in everything you do, and your joy will be complete.
You may charge interest to a foreigner, but don't charge interest to your relatives, so the LORD your God may bless you in everything you undertake in the land that you are about to enter and possess.
Be sure to return his garment to him at sunset so that he may sleep with it, and he will bless you. It will be a righteous deed in the presence of the LORD your God.
"When you are reaping in the field, and you overlook a sheaf, don't return to get it. Let it remain for the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow, in order that the LORD your God may bless everything you undertake.
Look down from your holy habitation in heaven and bless your people Israel and the land that you have given us, just as you promised our ancestors a land flowing with milk and honey.'"
"When you cross the Jordan River, these tribes are to stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
"The LORD will send blessings for you with regard to your barns and everything you undertake. Indeed, he will bless you in the land that the LORD your God is about to give you.
"The LORD will open his rich treasury, the heavens, to release rain upon your land in season and bless everything you undertake so that you'll lend to many nations but won't borrow.
because when such a person hears the words of this oath, he will bless himself and say: "I will have a peaceful life, even though I'm determined to be stubborn.' By doing this he will be sweeping away both watered and parched ground alike.'
That's why I'm commanding you today to love the LORD your God by walking in his ways and by observing his commands, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live long, increase, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in the land that you are about to enter to possess.
LORD, bless his substance and approve the work that he undertakes. Shatter the legs of those who oppose against him; may those who hate him stand no more."
All Israel, both foreigners and citizens, together with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on opposite sides of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD. Half stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half stood in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses, the LORD's servant had commanded at the first, so that they could bless the people of Israel.
But I wasn't willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his control.
"When hair grows long in Israel, when the people give themselves willingly, bless the LORD!
My heart is for the commanders of Israel, to those who work willingly among the people. Bless the LORD!
Now when Boaz arrived from Bethlehem, he told the harvesters, "The LORD be with you." "May the LORD bless you!" they replied.
Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, "May the LORD give you descendants from this woman in place of the one she dedicated to the LORD." Then they would return to their home.
When you come into town you can find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people don't eat until he arrives, because he must bless the sacrifice and then after that those who are invited will eat. So go up right now because you can find him now."
Samuel approached Saul. "May the LORD bless you," Saul said. "I've carried out the LORD's command."
So David sent messengers to the people of Jabesh-gilead and told them, "May the LORD bless you, because you showed gracious love like this to your lord Saul by burying him.
When David returned to bless his household, Saul's daughter Michal came out to meet him and called out, "How the king of Israel honored himself today by undressing himself right in front of his women staff members, just like any pervert would dare to expose himself!"
So may it please you to bless the household of your servant, so that it might remain forever in your presence, because you, Lord GOD, have spoken, and from your blessing may the household of your servant be blessed forever."
At this, Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrating himself to bless the king, and then said, "Today your servant realizes that he's found favor with you, your majesty, in that the king has acted on the request of his servant."
So David asked the Gibeonites, "What am I to do for you? How am I to make atonement so that you will bless the LORD's heritage?"
Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, ""whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.
After this, everyone left for their own homes and David went home to bless his own household.
Furthermore, it has pleased you to bless the dynasty of your servant, so that it will continue in place forever in your presence, because when you, LORD, grant a blessing, it is an eternal blessing."
Then David told the entire assembly, "Bless the LORD your God, please." So the entire assembly blessed the LORD God of their ancestors, bowing their heads and falling in the LORD's presence and before the king.
Then the descendants of Levi Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah said, "Stand up and bless the LORD your God from eternity to eternity! Blessed be your glorious name! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!
Indeed, you will bless the righteous one, LORD, like a large shield, you will surround him with favor. To the Director: With stringed instruments. On an eight-stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; indeed, my conscience instructs me during the night.
My feet stand on level ground; among the worshiping congregations I will bless the LORD. Davidic
Deliver your people and bless your inheritance! Shepherd them and lift them up forever! A Davidic Psalm.
The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. A Davidic Psalm for the dedication of the Temple.
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will be in my mouth continuously.
So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name.
Bless our God, people, and let the sound of his praise be heard.
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude
May the earth yield its produce. May God, our God, bless us.
May God truly bless us so that all the nations of the earth will fear him. To the Director of music: A Psalm. A song.
Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD who is the fountain of Israel.
Sing to the LORD! Bless his name! Proclaim his deliverance every day!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Thank him and bless his name,
Bless the LORD, my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, my soul, and never forget any of his benefits:
Bless the LORD, you angels who belong to him, you mighty warriors who carry out his commands, who are obedient to the sound of his words.
Bless the LORD, all his heavenly armies, his ministers who do his will.
Bless the LORD, all his creation, in all the places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, my soul. Davidic
Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty;
May sinners disappear from the land and the wicked live no longer. Bless the LORD, my soul! Hallelujah!
They will curse, but you will bless. When they attack, they will be humiliated, while your servant rejoices.
The LORD remembers and blesses us. He will indeed bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
He will bless those who fear the LORD, both the important and the insignificant together.
But we will bless the LORD from now to eternity. Hallelujah!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Let us bless you from the LORD's house.
May the LORD bless you from Zion, and may you observe the prosperity of Jerusalem every day that you live!
And may those who pass by never tell them, "May the LORD's blessing be upon you. We bless you in the name of the LORD." A Song of Ascents
I will bless its provisions abundantly; I will satiate its poor with food.
Now bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve nightly in the LORD's Temple.
Lift up your hands to the Holy Place and bless the LORD.
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