'Bones' in the Bible
So the man exclaimed, "At last! This is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. This one will be called "Woman,' because she was taken from Man."
So Joseph made all of Israel's other children make this promise: "Because God is certainly going to take care of you, you are to carry my bones up from here."
It is to be eaten in one house, and you are not to take any of the meat outside the house, nor are you to break any of its bones.
Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, because Joseph had made the Israelis take this solemn oath: "God will certainly take notice of you, and then you must carry my bones up with you from here."
They are not to leave any of it to remain until morning nor are they to break any of its bones. They are to observe it according to all the statutes of the Passover.
Whoever is out in an open field and touches the body of someone who was killed by a sword, or a dead body, or someone's bones, or a grave, he is to be considered unclean for seven days.
A clean person is to take some hyssop, dip it in water, and then sprinkle it on the tent, on every vessel, and on whoever was there (that is, on whoever touched the bones, the killed person, or the dead body, including whoever dug the grave).
God is bringing them out of Egypt with the strength of an ox. He'll devour enemy nations, break their bones, and impale them with arrows.
They also buried the bones of Joseph, which the Israelis brought up from Egypt, in the parcel of ground at Shechem that Jacob had purchased from the descendants of Shechem's father Hamor, for 100 pieces of silver. It became part of the inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.
They took their bones, buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.
David had Saul's bones and the bones of his son Jonathan removed from the custody of certain men from Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square in Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them that is, back on the day when the Philistines had killed Saul on Mount Gilboa.
He brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from there along with the bones of those who had been hanged,
and they buried Saul's bones and his son Jonathan's bones in the territory of Benjamin in Zela, in the tomb of Saul's father Kish. After they had done everything that the king commanded, God responded to prayers for the land.
He cursed the altar in this message from the LORD: "Hey altar! Hey altar! This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention to this! A son is going to be born in David's dynasty. His name will be Josiah. He will sacrifice the priests who burn incense on you in these high places. Human bones will be burned on you!'"
After he had buried the man of God, he gave these instructions to his children: "When I die, bury me in the same grave in which the man of God is buried. Place my bones beside his,
He broke the pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherim, and filled their locations with human bones.
As Josiah turned around, he observed the graves located there on the mountain, so he sent for and recovered the bones from the graves and burned them on the altar to defile it, in keeping with the message from the LORD that the godly man had proclaimed when he was declaring these things.
Josiah replied, "Leave him alone. No one is to disturb his bones." So they preserved his bones undisturbed, along with the bones of the prophet who had come from Samaria.
After he had slaughtered all the priests who served at the high places and burned their bones on those high places, he returned to Jerusalem.
every valiant soldier got up, removed the bodies of Saul and his sons, took them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh. Then they fasted for seven days.
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, thus purging Judah and Jerusalem.
However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"
A fear fell upon me, along with trembling that caused all my bones to shake in terror.
You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews.
I'm a pile of skin and bones; I have barely escaped by the skin of my teeth."
Though his bones were full of youthful vigor; yet they will lie down with him in the dust.
The night racks my bones; and the pain that gnaws on me will not rest.
My skin turns black all over me; and my bones seem burned from the heat.
"He is being reproved by painful bed rest, with continual aching in his bones.
His flesh wastes away; his bones, which once couldn't be seen, are visible.
His bones are conduits of bronze; his strong bones are like bars of iron.
I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.
I can count all my bones. They look at me; they stare at me.
My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed.
God protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken.
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like you? Who delivers the weak from the one who is stronger than he, and the weak and the needy from the one who wants to rob him?"
My body is unhealthy due to your anger, and my bones have no rest due to my sin.
Like the shattering of my bones are the taunts of my oppressors, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Let me know joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
There the Israelis were seized with terror, when there was nothing to fear. For God scattered the bones of those who laid siege against you you put them to shame, for God rejected them.
For my days are vanishing like smoke; my bones are charred as in a fireplace.
Because of the sound of my sighing, my bones cling to my skin.
He wore curses like a garment may they enter his inner being like water and his bones like oil.
Just as one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered near the entrance to the place of the dead.
This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your bones.
A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.
I've been swept bare until morning; just like a lion, he breaks all my bones day and night you make an end of me.
And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in parched places, and they will strengthen your bones; and you'll be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
"At that time," declares the LORD, "the bones of the king of Judah, the bones of his officials, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the residents of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves.
They'll be spread out to the sun, the moon, and all the stars of the heavens, which they loved and served, and which they followed, consulted, and worshipped. Their bones won't be collected, nor will they be buried. They'll be like dung on the surface of the ground.
When I say, "I won't remember the LORD, nor will I speak in his name anymore, then there is this burning fire in my heart. It is bound up in my bones, I grow weary of trying to hold it in, and I cannot do it!
Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me, and all my bones shake. I'm like a drunk man, like a person overcome with wine, because of the LORD, and because of his holy words.
"Israel is a scattered flock, driven out by lions. The first to devour him was the king of Assyria, and then afterward King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon gnawed his bones.
He sent fire from on high, making it penetrate my bones. He stretched out a net at my feet, forcing me to turn back. He made me desolate; I'm fainting all day long.
He made my flesh and skin prematurely old; he broke my bones.
Now their faces are blacker than coal; they are unrecognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it has become dry like a stick.
I'll place the corpses of the Israelis in front of their idols. I'll scatter your bones around your altar.
Gather together the best pieces of meat on it including the thighs and the shoulders and fill it with the choicest bones.
Take the best bones from the flock, pile wood under the pot for the bones, bring it to a boil, and then cook the bones in it."'"
Pile up the wood! Make the fire burn hot. Boil the meat! Mix the seasonings. Burn those bones to a crisp!
They won't be buried with dead warriors from ancient times, who went straight to Sheol, buried with their war weapons, with their swords placed under their heads and their shields laid on top of their bones, since they spread terror throughout the land of the living.
You haven't strengthened the weak, treated the sick, set broken bones, regathered the scattered, or looked for the lost. Instead, you've dominated them with brutal force and ruthlessness.
"I'm going to seek both the lost as well as the scattered, and bring them both back so their broken bones can be set and the sick can be healed. But in righteousness I'll exterminate the fat and the stiff-necked.'"
The LORD laid his hand on me and brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD to the middle of a valley that was filled with bones.
He led me here and there throughout the valley, and I was amazed to see that the surface of the entire valley was covered with myriads of very dry bones!
The LORD asked me, "Son of Man, will these bones ever live?" "Lord GOD," I replied, "you know the answer to that!"
Then the LORD told me, "Prophesy to these bones. Tell them: "You dry bones, listen to the message from the LORD: "
This is what the Lord GOD says to you dry bones! "Pay attention! I'm bringing my Spirit into you right now, and you're going to live!
So I prophesied, just as I had been ordered to do so. Immediately there was a noise and a rattling and then all of a sudden the bones came together by themselves! Each bone came together, all of them attached together!
As I continued to watch, I saw tendons growing on the bones, and muscles growing and covering them, and then skin covered the flesh from above. But the bodies weren't breathing.
"These bones represent the entire house of Israel," the LORD explained to me. "Look how they keep saying, "Our bones are dried up, and our future is lost. We've been completely eliminated!'
As scouts go searching throughout the land, whenever they see someone's bones, they will place a sign beside the remains until the remains have been buried in the Valley of Gog's Gang.
Then the king gave orders to bring those men who had tried to have Daniel devoured, and they threw them, their children, and their wives into the lions' pit. They had not reached the floor of the pit before the lions had overtaken them and crushed all their bones.
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Moab because they cremated the bones of the king of Edom, burning them to lime.
This is what the LORD says: "Just as a shepherd might save from the lion's mouth only two leg bones or a scrap of an ear, the Israelis will be saved in a similar manner those in Samaria who sit on the remains of their broken beds, and those in Damascus who lie on the edge of their couches."
you who despise good and love evil, who tear off the skin of my people, along with the flesh from their bones.
You eat the flesh of my people, flaying their skin from them. You break their bones, chopping them in pieces like meat for a pot, like meat destined for a soup kettle.'
Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning.
"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead people's bones and every kind of impurity.
Look at my hands and my feet, because it's really me. Touch me and look at me, because a ghost doesn't have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
because these things happened so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "None of his bones will be broken."
For we are parts of his body of his flesh and of his bones.