'Desert' in the Bible
When the layer of dew evaporated, there were fine flakes on the desert surface, as fine as frost on the ground.
the white owl, the desert owl,the osprey,
17 the desert owl,the osprey, the cormorant,
the hill country, the Judean foothills, the Arabah, the slopes, the desert, and the Negev of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites):
Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly while all the people were marching past. As the king was crossing the Kidron Valley, all the people were marching past on the road that leads to the desert.
The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?”Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, the bread and summer fruit are for the young men to eat, and the wine is for those to drink who become exhausted in the desert.”
honey, curds, sheep, and cheese from the herd for David and the people with him to eat. They had reasoned, “The people must be hungry, exhausted, and thirsty in the desert.”
They also settled in the east as far as the edge of the desert that extends to the Euphrates River, because their herds had increased in the land of Gilead.
From the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan at Jericho, to the east of the Jordan, they received Bezer in the desert and its pasturelands, Jahzah and its pasturelands,
Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were fighting men, trained for battle, expert with shield and spear. Their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.
The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in the desert, and the altar of burnt offering were at the high place in Gibeon,
Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.
Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
Caravans turn away from their routes,go up into the desert, and perish.
Like wild donkeys in the desert,the poor go out to their task of foraging for food;the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.
to bring rain on an uninhabited land,on a desert with no human life,
God, when You went out before Your people,when You marched through the desert,Selah
May desert tribes kneel before himand his enemies lick the dust.
You crushed the heads of Leviathan;You fed him to the creatures of the desert.
Exaltation does not comefrom the east, the west, or the desert,
But they continued to sin against Him,rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
How often they rebelled against Himin the wildernessand grieved Him in the desert.
I am like a desert owl,like an owl among the ruins.
He opened a rock, and water gushed out;it flowed like a stream in the desert.
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;He led them through the depths as through a desert.
They were seized with craving in the wildernessand tested God in the desert.
So He raised His hand against them with an oaththat He would make them fall in the desert
He turns rivers into desert,springs of water into thirsty ground,
He turns a desert into a pool of water,dry land into springs of water.
Send lambs to the ruler of the land,from Sela in the desertto the mountain of Daughter Zion.
For Heshbon’s terraced vineyardsand the grapevines of Sibmah have withered.The rulers of the nationshave trampled its choice vinesthat reached as far as Jazerand spread to the desert.Their shoots spread outand reached the Dead Sea.
An oracle against the desert by the sea:Like storms that pass over the Negev,it comes from the desert, from the land of terror.
An oracle against Arabia:In the desert brushyou will camp for the night,you caravans of Dedanites.
until the Spirit from heaven is poured out on us.Then the desert will become an orchard,and the orchard will seem like a forest.
The land mourns and withers;Lebanon is ashamed and decayed.Sharon is like a desert;Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.
The desert owl and the screech owl will possess it,and the great owl and the raven will dwell there.The Lord will stretch out a measuring lineand a plumb line over herfor her destruction and chaos.
The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.
Then the lame will leap like a deer,and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy,for water will gush in the wilderness,and streams in the desert;
A voice of one crying out:Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
I will open rivers on the barren heights,and springs in the middle of the plains.I will turn the desert into a pool of waterand dry land into springs of water.
I will plant cedars in the desert,acacias, myrtles, and olive trees.I will put juniper trees in the desert,elms and cypress trees together,
Let the desert and its cities shout,the settlements where Kedar dwells cry aloud.Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy;let them cry out from the mountaintops.
Look, I am about to do something new;even now it is coming. Do you not see it?Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness,rivers in the desert.
The animals of the field will honor Me,jackals and ostriches,because I provide water in the wilderness,and rivers in the desert,to give drink to My chosen people.
For the Lord will comfort Zion;He will comfort all her waste places,and He will make her wilderness like Eden,and her desert like the garden of the Lord.Joy and gladness will be found in her,thanksgiving and melodious song.
Look to the barren heights and see.Where have you not been immoral?You sat waiting for them beside the highwayslike a nomad in the desert.You have defiled the landwith your prostitution and wickedness.
I will scatter you like drifting chaffbefore the desert wind.
all the kings of Arabia,and all the kings of the mixed peoples who have settled in the desert;
Therefore, desert creatures will live with hyenas,and ostriches will also live in her.It will never again be inhabitedor lived in through all generations.
The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women’s hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.
I will leave you in the desert,you and all the fish of your streams.You will fall on the open groundand will not be taken awayor gathered for burial.I have given youto the beasts of the earthand the birds of the sky as food.
Otherwise, I will strip her nakedand expose her as she was on the day of her birth.I will make her like a desertand like a parched land,and I will let her die of thirst.
Although he flourishes among his brothers,an east wind will come,a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.His water source will fail,and his spring will run dry.The wind will plunder the treasuryof every precious item.
A fire destroys in front of them,and behind them a flame devours.The land in front of themis like the Garden of Eden,but behind them,it is like a desert wasteland;there is no escape from them.
Egypt will become desolate,and Edom a desert wasteland,because of the violence done to the people of Judahin whose land they shed innocent blood.
He will also stretch out His hand against the northand destroy Assyria;He will make Nineveh a desolate ruin,dry as the desert.
Herds will lie down in the middle of it,every kind of wild animal.Both the desert owl and the screech owlwill roost in the capitals of its pillars.Their calls will sound from the window,but devastation will be on the threshold,for He will expose the cedar work.
but I hated Esau. I turned his mountains into a wasteland, and gave his inheritance to the desert jackals.”
After 40 years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush.
This man led them out and performed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, at the Red Sea, and in the wilderness 40 years.
He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors. He received living oracles to give to us.
Then God turned away and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets:House of Israel, did you bring Me offerings and sacrifices40 years in the wilderness?
“Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern he had seen.
An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is the desert road.)
And for about 40 years He put up with them in the wilderness;
Aren’t you the Egyptian who raised a rebellion some time ago and led 4,000 Assassins into the wilderness?”
But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struck down in the wilderness.
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,on the day of testing in the wilderness,
And who was He provoked with for 40 years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
So he carried me away in the Spirit to a desert. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and 10 horns.