82 occurrences

'Bones' in the Bible

So Joseph made the sons of Israel take an oath: “When God comes to your aid, you are to carry my bones up from here.”

It is to be eaten in one house. You may not take any of the meat outside the house, and you may not break any of its bones.

Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, because Joseph had made the Israelites swear a solemn oath, saying, “God will certainly come to your aid; then you must take my bones with you from this place.”

they may not leave any of it until morning or break any of its bones. They must observe the Passover according to all its statutes.

God brought him out of Egypt;He is like the horns of a wild ox for them.He will feed on enemy nationsand gnaw their bones;he will strike them with his arrows.

Joseph’s bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the parcel of land Jacob had purchased from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for 100 qesitahs. It was an inheritance for Joseph’s descendants.

Afterward, they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

he went and got the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from the leaders of Jabesh-gilead. They had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan where the Philistines had hung the bodies the day the Philistines killed Saul at Gilboa.

David had the bones brought from there. They gathered up the bones of Saul’s family who had been hung

and buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan at Zela in the land of Benjamin in the tomb of Saul’s father Kish. They did everything the king commanded. After this, God answered prayer for the land.

The man of God cried out against the altar by a revelation from the Lord: “Altar, altar, this is what the Lord says, ‘A son will be born to the house of David, named Josiah, and he will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who are burning incense on you. Human bones will be burned on you.’”

After he had buried him, he said to his sons, “When I die, you must bury me in the grave where the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones,

Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a raiding party, so they threw the man into Elisha’s tomb. When he touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived and stood up!

He broke the sacred pillars into pieces, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones.

As Josiah turned, he saw the tombs there on the mountain. He sent someone to take the bones out of the tombs, and he burned them on the altar. He defiled it according to the word of the Lord proclaimed by the man of God who proclaimed these things.

So he said, “Let him rest. Don’t let anyone disturb his bones.” So they left his bones undisturbed with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria.

He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

all their brave men set out and retrieved the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh. They buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”

You clothed me with skin and flesh,and wove me together with bones and tendons.

My skin and my flesh cling to my bones;I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

His bones may be full of youthful vigor,but will lie down with him in the grave.

His body is well fed,and his bones are full of marrow.

His flesh wastes away to nothing,and his unseen bones stick out.

His bones are bronze tubes;his limbs are like iron rods.

I am poured out like water,and all my bones are disjointed;my heart is like wax,melting within me.

Indeed, my life is consumed with griefand my years with groaning;my strength has failedbecause of my sinfulness,and my bones waste away.

When I kept silent, my bones became brittlefrom my groaning all day long.

There is no health in my bodybecause of Your indignation;there is no strength in my bonesbecause of my sin.

Then they will be filled with terror—terror like no other—because God will scatterthe bones of those who besiege you.You will put them to shame,for God has rejected them.

For my days vanish like smoke,and my bones burn like a furnace.

Because of the sound of my groaning,my flesh sticks to my bones.

He wore cursing like his coat—let it enter his body like waterand go into his bones like oil.

My bones were not hidden from Youwhen I was made in secret,when I was formed in the depths of the earth.

As when one plows and breaks up the soil,turning up rocks,so our bones have been scatteredat the mouth of Sheol.

Just as you don’t know the path of the wind,or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman,so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.

I thought until the morning:He will break all my bones like a lion;You make an end of me day and night.

“At that time”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of her officials, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the residents of Jerusalem will be brought out of their graves.

They will be exposed to the sun, the moon, and the whole heavenly host, which they have loved, served, followed, consulted, and worshiped. Their bones will not be collected and buried but will become like manure on the surface of the soil.

If I say, “I won’t mention Himor speak any longer in His name,”His message becomes a fire burning in my heart,shut up in my bones.I become tired of holding it in,and I cannot prevail.

Concerning the prophets:My heart is broken within me,and all my bones tremble.I have become like a drunkard,like a man overcome by wine,because of the Lord,because of His holy words.

Israel is a stray lamb, chased by lions.The first who devoured him was the king of Assyria;the last one who crushed his boneswas Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

?MemHe sent fire from heaven into my bones;He made it descend.He spread a net for my feetand turned me back.He made me desolate,sick all day long.

?BetHe has worn away my flesh and skin;He has shattered my bones.

?KhetNow they appear darker than soot;they are not recognized in the streets.Their skin has shriveled on their bones;it has become dry like wood.

I will lay the corpses of the Israelites in front of their idols and scatter your bones around your altars.

Place the pieces of meat in it,every good piece—thigh and shoulder.Fill it with choice bones.

Take the choicest of the flockand also pile up the fuel under it.Bring it to a boiland cook the bones in it.”

Pile on the logs and kindle the fire!Cook the meat welland mix in the spices!Let the bones be burned!

They do not lie downwith the fallen warriors of the uncircumcised,who went down to Sheolwith their weapons of war,whose swords were placed under their heads.The punishment for their sinsrested on their bones,although the terror of these warriorswas once in the land of the living.

The hand of the Lord was on me, and He brought me out by His Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”I replied, “Lord God, only You know.”

He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!

This is what the Lord God says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live.

So I prophesied as I had been commanded. While I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Look how they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.’

The king then gave the command, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the lions’ den—they, their children, and their wives. They had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Moabfor three crimes, even four,because he burned the bonesof the king of Edom to lime.

You hate good and love evil.You tear off people’s skinand strip their flesh from their bones.

You eat the flesh of my peopleafter you strip their skin from themand break their bones.You chop them uplike flesh for the cooking pot,like meat in a cauldron.”

I heard, and I trembled within;my lips quivered at the sound.Rottenness entered my bones;I trembled where I stood.Now I must quietly wait for the day of distressto come against the people invading us.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity.

Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.”

For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:Not one of His bones will be broken.

By faith Joseph, as he was nearing the end of his life, mentioned the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions concerning his bones.

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