'Company' in the Bible
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
for he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”
And he said, “What do you mean by all this company which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”
God also said to him,“I am God Almighty;Be fruitful and multiply;A nation and a company of nations shall come from you,And kings shall come forth from you.
and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.’
There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.
and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the Lord will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself.
Do this: take censers for yourselves, Korah and all your company,
Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the Lord; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?”
Moses said to Korah, “You and all your company be present before the Lord tomorrow, both you and they along with Aaron.
as a reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the Lord; so that he will not become like Korah and his company—just as the Lord had spoken to him through Moses.
The sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram who were called by the congregation, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the Lord,
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a warning.
“Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.
Gaal spoke again and said, “Behold, people are coming down from the highest part of the land, and one company comes by the way of the diviners’ oak.”
Then Abimelech and the company who was with him dashed forward and stood in the entrance of the city gate; the other two companies then dashed against all who were in the field and slew them.
And the raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual,
and another company turned toward Beth-horon, and another company turned toward the border which overlooks the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.
When he returned to the man of God with all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, “Behold now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now.”
Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’”
“For the company of the godless is barren,And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.
“But now He has exhausted me;You have laid waste all my company.
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity,And walks with wicked men?
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,And engulfed the company of Abiram.
And a fire blazed up in their company;The flame consumed the wicked.
Praise the Lord!I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
“Behold, I am bringing them from the north country,And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth,Among them the blind and the lame,The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together;A great company, they will return here.
Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company will not help him in the war, when they cast up ramps and build siege walls to cut off many lives.
They will come against you with weapons, chariots and wagons, and with a company of peoples. They will set themselves against you on every side with buckler and shield and helmet; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they will judge you according to their customs.
“For thus says the Lord God, ‘Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder.
The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.
“Your wealth, your wares, your merchandise,Your sailors and your pilots,Your repairers of seams, your dealers in merchandiseAnd all your men of war who are in you,With all your company that is in your midst,Will fall into the heart of the seasOn the day of your overthrow.
‘Now that you are broken by the seasIn the depths of the waters,Your merchandise and all your companyHave fallen in the midst of you.
Thus says the Lord God,“Now I will spread My net over youWith a company of many peoples,And they shall lift you up in My net.
“Assyria is there and all her company; her graves are round about her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword,
whose graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who spread terror in the land of the living.
I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords;
Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”’
whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while—
so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”