'Dust' in the Bible
And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.
And the Lord God said to the snake, Because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle and every beast of the field; you will go flat on the earth, and dust will be your food all the days of your life:
With the hard work of your hands you will get your bread till you go back to the earth from which you were taken: for dust you are and to the dust you will go back.
And I will make your children like the dust of the earth, so that if the dust of the earth may be numbered, then will your children be numbered.
And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:
Your seed will be like the dust of the earth, covering all the land to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south: you and your seed will be a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Let your rod be stretched out over the dust of the earth so that it may become insects through all the land of Egypt.
And they did so; and Aaron, stretching out the rod in his hand, gave a touch to the dust of the earth, and insects came on man and on beast; all the dust of the earth was changed into insects through all the land of Egypt.
And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, Take in your hand a little dust from the fire and let Moses send it in a shower up to heaven before the eyes of Pharaoh.
And it will become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and will be a skin-disease bursting out in wounds on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.
So they took some dust from the fire, and placing themselves before Pharaoh, Moses sent it out in a shower up to heaven; and it became a skin-disease bursting out on man and on beast.
And make all its vessels, the baskets for taking away the dust of the fire, the spades and basins and meat-hooks and fire-trays, of brass.
And the priest will take holy water in a pot and put in it dust from the floor of the House;
And your children will be wanderers in the waste land for forty years, undergoing punishment for your false ways, till your bodies become dust in the waste land.
Then let a man who is clean take the dust of the burned cow and put it outside the tent-circle in a clean place, where it is to be kept for the children of Israel and used in making the water which takes away what is unclean: it is a sin-offering.
And he who takes up the dust of the burned cow is to have his clothing washed with water and be unclean till evening: this is to be a law for ever, for the children of Israel as well as for the man from another country who is living among them.
And for the unclean, they are to take the dust of the burning of the sin-offering, and put flowing water on it in a vessel:
Who is able to take the measure of the dust of Jacob or the number of the thousands of Israel? May my death be the death of the upright and my last end like his!
And I took your sin, the image which you had made, and put it in the fire and had it hammered and crushed very small till it was only dust: and the dust I put in the stream flowing down from the mountain.
The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust, sending it down on you from heaven till your destruction is complete.
They will be wasted from need of food, and overcome by burning heat and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts I will send on them, with the poison of the worms of the dust.
Then Joshua, in great grief, went down on the earth before the ark of the Lord till the evening, and all the chiefs of Israel with him, and they put dust on their heads.
Lifting the poor out of the dust, and him who is in need out of the lowest place, to give them their place among rulers, and for their heritage the seat of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's and he has made them the base of the world.
And Tamar, in her grief, put dust on her head; and she put her hand on her head and went away crying loudly.
Now when David had come to the top of the slope, where they gave worship to God, Hushai the Archite came to him in great grief with dust on his head:
So David and his men went on their way: and Shimei went by the hillside parallel with them, cursing and sending stones and dust at him.
And kept going across the river to take the people of the king's house over, and to do whatever was desired by the king. And Shimei, the son of Gera, went down on his face in the dust before the king, when he was about to go over Jordan,
Then they were crushed as small as the dust of the earth, stamped down under my feet like the waste of the streets.
Because I took you up out of the dust, and made you ruler over my people Israel; and you have gone in the ways of Jeroboam, and made my people Israel do evil, moving me to wrath by their sins;
Then the fire of the Lord came down, burning up the offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and drinking up the water in the drain.
Then Ben-hadad sent to him, saying, May the gods' punishment be on me if there is enough of the dust of Samaria for all the people at my feet to take some in their hands.
For out of all his army, Jehoahaz had only fifty horsemen and ten carriages and ten thousand footmen; the king of Aram had given them up to destruction, crushing them like dust.
Then the king gave orders to Hilkiah, the chief priest, and to the priests of the second order, and to the keepers of the door, to take out of the house of the Lord all the vessels made for Baal and for the Asherah and for all the stars of heaven; and he had them burned outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and took the dust of them to Beth-el
And he took the Asherah from the house of the Lord, outside Jerusalem to the stream Kidron, burning it by the stream and crushing it to dust, and he put the dust on the place where the bodies of the common people were put to rest.
And the altars on the roof of the high room of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two outer squares of the house of the Lord, were pulled down and crushed to bits, and the dust of them was put into the stream Kidron.
And the altar at Beth-el, and the high place put up by Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel do evil, that altar and that high place were pulled down; and the high place was burned and crushed to dust and the Asherah was burned.
Now, O Lord God, let your word to David my father come true; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in number.
He had the altars of the Baals broken down, while he himself was present; and the sun-images which were placed on high over them he had cut down; and the pillars of wood and the metal images he had broken up and crushed to dust, dropping the dust over the resting-places of the dead who had made offerings to them.
He had the altars and the pillars of wood pulled down and the images crushed to dust, and all the sun-images cut down, through all the land of Israel, and then he went back to Jerusalem.
And in the hearing of his countrymen and the army of Samaria he said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they make themselves strong? will they make offerings? will they get the work done in a day? will they make the stones which have been burned come again out of the dust?
Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel came together, taking no food and putting haircloth and dust on their bodies.
Now when Mordecai saw what was done, pulling off his robe, he put on haircloth, with dust on his head, and went out into the middle of the town, crying out with a loud and bitter cry.
And in every part of the kingdom, wherever the king's word and his order came, there was great sorrow among the Jews, and weeping and crying and going without food; and numbers of them were stretched on the earth covered with dust and haircloth.
And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it.
And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads.
How much more those living in houses of earth, whose bases are in the dust! They are crushed more quickly than an insect;
For evil does not come out of the dust, or trouble out of the earth;
My flesh is covered with worms and dust; my skin gets hard and then is cracked again.
And why do you not take away my sin, and let my wrongdoing be ended? for now I go down to the dust, and you will be searching for me with care, but I will be gone.
Such is the joy of his way, and out of the dust another comes up to take his place.
Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.
O keep in mind that you made me out of earth; and will you send me back again to dust?
Your wise sayings are only dust, and your strong places are only earth.
Though its root may be old in the earth, and its cut-off end may be dead in the dust;
But truly a mountain falling comes to dust, and a rock is moved from its place;
The stones are crushed small by the force of the waters; the dust of the earth is washed away by their overflowing: and so you put an end to the hope of man.
I have made haircloth the clothing of my skin, and my horn is rolled in the dust.
Will they go down with me into the underworld? Will we go down together into the dust?
But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;
His bones are full of young strength, but it will go down with him into the dust.
Together they go down to the dust, and are covered by the worm.
And put your gold in the dust, even your gold of Ophir among the rocks of the valleys;
Though he may get silver together like dust, and make ready great stores of clothing;
Truly God has made me low, even to the earth, and I have become like dust.
All flesh would come to an end together, and man would go back to the dust.
That she puts her eggs on the earth, warming them in the dust,
Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.
For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.
The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
Let my hater go after my soul and take it; let my life be crushed to the earth, and my honour into the dust. (Selah.)
Then they were crushed as small as dust before the wind; they were drained out like the waste of the streets.
My throat is dry like a broken vessel; my tongue is fixed to the roof of my mouth, and the dust of death is on my lips.
All the fat ones of the earth will give him worship; all those who go down to the dust will make themselves low before him, even he who has not enough for the life of his soul.
Let them be like dust from the grain before the wind; let the angel of the Lord send them in flight.
For our souls are crushed down to the dust: our bodies are stretched out on the earth.
Let those who are against him go down before him; and let his haters be low in the dust.
He sent down meat on them like dust, and feathered birds like the sand of the sea,
For he has knowledge of our feeble frame; he sees that we are only dust.
If your face is veiled, they are troubled; when you take away their breath, they come to an end, and go back to the dust.
He takes the poor man out of the dust, lifting him up from his low position;
My soul is joined to the dust: O give me life, in keeping with your word.
Man's breath goes out, he is turned back again to dust; in that day all his purposes come to an end.
He gives snow like wool; he sends out ice-drops like dust.
When he had not made the earth or the fields or the dust of the world.
The memory of the upright is a blessing, but the name of the evil-doer will be turned to dust.
The knees of the evil are bent before the good; and sinners go down in the dust at the doors of the upright.
All go to one place, all are of the dust, and all will be turned to dust again.
And the dust goes back to the earth as it was, and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.
Go into a hole in the rock, covering yourselves with dust, in fear of the Lord, before the glory of his power.
For this cause, as the waste of the grain is burned up by tongues of fire, and as the dry grass goes down before the flame, so their root will be like the dry stems of grain, and their flower will go up in dust: because they have gone against the law of the Lord of armies, and have given no honour to the word of the Holy One of Israel.
I will send him against a nation of wrongdoers, and against the people of my wrath I will give him orders, to take their wealth in war, crushing them down like the dust in the streets.
For he has said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my knowledge, for I am wise: and I have taken away the limits of the peoples' lands, and the stores of their wealth have become mine; and I have made towns low in the dust, sending destruction on those living in them;
But he will put a stop to them, and make them go in flight far away, driving them like the waste of the grain on the tops of the mountains before the wind, and like the circling dust before the storm.
And the strong tower of your walls has been broken by him, made low, and crushed even to the dust.
For he has made low those who are lifted up, all the people of the town of pride: he makes it low, crushing it down to the earth; he makes it low in the dust.
Your dead will come back; their dead bodies will come to life again. Those in the dust, awaking from their sleep, will send out a song; for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the shades.
And you will be made low, and your voice will come out of the earth, and your words will be low out of the dust; and your voice will come out of the earth like that of a spirit, making bird-like noises out of the dust.
And the army of your attackers will be like small dust, and all the cruel ones like dry stems gone before the wind; suddenly it will come about.
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