'Dust' in the Bible
So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.
The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.
You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."
I'll make your descendants as plentiful as the specks of dust of the earth, so that if one could count the specks of dust of the earth, then your descendants could also be counted.
Abraham answered, "Look, even though I am only dust and ashes, I've ventured to speak to my LORD.
Your descendants are going to become like the dust of the earth and spread out to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants.
Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Stretch out your staff, strike the dust of the ground, and the dust will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"
They did this. Aaron stretched his hand out with his staff, struck the dust of the land, and gnats came on people and animals all the dust of the ground became gnats throughout the land of Egypt.
The soot will become dust over the entire land of Egypt, and it will become boils erupting into sores on people and animals throughout the land of Egypt."
The priest is to put some holy water into an earthen vessel, take some dust from the floor of the tent, and put it into the water.
Who can count the dust of Jacob? Who can number the dust of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may I end up like him."
The LORD will change the rain on your land to powder and dust. It will come down from the sky until you are exterminated."
Emaciated from famine, feverish from plague, and destroyed by bitterness, I'll send fanged beasts against them, along with poisonous snakes that glide through the dust.
At this, Joshua tore his clothes, fell down to the ground on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening he and the leaders of Israel and they covered their heads with dust.
He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.
Just as David was coming to the top of the Mount of Olives where God was being worshipped, there was Hushai the Archite to meet him, with his coat ripped and dust all over his head!
I pulverized them to powder, like the dust of the earth; I crushed them, stomping on them like mud on a street.
Right then the LORD's fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, the dust, and even the water that was in the trench!
Beh-hadad sent this message back: "May the gods do so to me, and more than that also, if the dust that remains of Samaria is enough to fill up a few handfuls for all of the armies at my disposal."
He brought the Asherah from the LORD's Temple to the Kidron Brook outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Kidron brook, pulverized the ashes to dust, and scattered it over the graves of the common people.
The king demolished the rooftop altars on top of Ahaz's upper chamber that the kings of Judah had erected, as well as the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courts of the LORD's Temple. He pulverized them where they stood and cast their dust into the Kidron Brook.
Furthermore, he even broke down the altar that had been at Bethel as well as the high place constructed by Nebat's son Jeroboam, who had caused Israel to sin. He demolished its stones, pulverized them to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Now, LORD God, your promise to my father David is fulfilled, because you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
They tore down the altars of Baals in his presence. He chopped down the incense altars that stood high above them. He broke into pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast images, ground them to dust, and scattered the residue on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
he also tore down altars, destroyed the Asherim and the carved images, grinding them into dust, and chopped down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
On the twenty-fourth day of this same month, the Israelis gathered together while fasting, wearing sackcloth, and covering themselves with dust.
how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;
Why haven't you pardoned my transgression and taken away my iniquity? Now I'm about to lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I won't be around!"
""Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust.
"I've even sewn sackcloth directly to my skin; I've buried my strength in the dust.
Will it go down to the bars that lock the doors of the afterlife? Will we descend together into the dust?"
Though his bones were full of youthful vigor; yet they will lie down with him in the dust.
They both lie down in the dust; and worms cover them."
Bury your gold nuggets in the dust, and your source of gold among the stones in a streambed,
"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,
"He tossed me into the mire; I've become like dust and ashes.
every living thing would die all at once, and mankind would return to dust."
when dust dries into a mass and then breaks apart into clods?
buried them in the dust together, and sent them bound to that secret place,
As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
then, let my enemy pursue me, let him overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground. Interlude Let him put my honor into the dust.
I ground them like wind-swept dust; I emptied them out like dirt in the street.
My strength is dried up like broken pottery; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, and you have brought me down to the dust of death.
"What profit is there in my death if I go down to the Pit? Can dust worship you? Can it proclaim your faithfulness?"
For we have collapsed in the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.
May the nomads bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust.
He caused meat to rain on them like dust and winged birds as the sand of the sea.
You return people to dust merely by saying, "Return, you mortals!"
For he knows how we were formed, aware that we were made from dust.
When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.
He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile
My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.
Even though he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the world's first grains of dust,
All of them go to one place: all of them originate from dust, and all of them return to dust.
then man's dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it.
"Go into the rocks! Hide in the dust to escape the terror of the LORD and to escape the glory of his majesty!
Therefore, as flames of fire devour straw, as dry grass collapses in flames, so their root will be rotten, and their blossom will blow away like dust, because they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
The nations roar like the rushing of many waters, but the LORD will rebuke them, and they will run far away, chased like chaff blown down from the mountains or like thick dust that rolls along, blown along by a wind storm.
He brings down the high fortifications of your walls and lays them low; he will raze them to the ground, right down to the dust.
For he has made drunk the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low to the ground casting it down to the dust,
"But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Those who live in the dust will wake up and shout for joy! For your dew is like the dew of dawn, and the earth will give birth to the dead.
and you will be brought down. You will speak from the ground, and your speech will mumble from the dust. Your voice will come ghostlike from the ground, and your speech will whisper from the dust.
"But the hordes of your enemies will become like fine dust, and the hordes of tyrants like flying chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,
Edom's streams will be turned into burning sulfur, and its dust into sulfur; its land will become pitch.
"Who has measured the waters of the sea in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens by the width of his hand? Who has enclosed the dust of the earth in a measuring bowl, or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
"Look! The nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are reckoned as dust on the scales. Look! He even lifts up the islands like powder!
Who has aroused victory from the east, and has summoned it to his service, and has handed over nations to him? Who brings down kings, and turns them into dust with his sword, into windblown stubble with his bow?
"Come down and sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a chair, Daughter of the Chaldeans! For no longer will they call you tender and attractive.
"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.
Shake yourself from the dust and arise, and sit on your throne, O Jerusalem! Loosen the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; but as for the serpent its food will be dust! They won't harm or destroy on my entire holy mountain," says the LORD.
LORD, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn aside from you will be written in the dust, because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.
"Scream, you shepherds! Cry out! Roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock! Indeed, the time for your slaughter and your dispersion has arrived, and you will break like a choice vessel.
The leaders of cherished Zion sit silently on the ground; they throw dust on their heads and dress in mourning clothes. The young women of Jerusalem bow their heads in sorrow.
He broke my teeth on gravel, covering me with dust.
Let him fall face down in the dust, so there may yet be hope.
There will be so many horses that the dust raised by them will cover you completely. The walls of your city will tremble from the noise of Nebuchadnezzar's cavalry, wagons, and chariots when they enter through the gates of your city, as men enter a city that has been breached.
and they will cry so loud you won't be able to make yourself heard! How bitterly they'll cry! They'll throw dust on their heads and wallow in ashes.
Many of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken some to life everlasting, and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.
They will lick the dust like a serpent; they will crawl from their strongholds like snakes. They will fear the LORD our God. They will be terrified because of you.
The LORD is slow to anger and powerful, and he will never let the guilty go unpunished. The LORD's path is in the windstorm and hurricane; thunderclouds are dust beneath his feet.
"And I'll bring so much distress to people that they will walk around like the blind. Because they have sinned against the LORD, their blood will be poured out like dust and their intestines will spill out like manure.
"Tyre built itself a fortification, hoarding silver like dust and pure gold like mud in a street.
If no one welcomes you or listens to your words, as you leave that house or town, shake its dust off your feet.
If any place will not welcome you and the people refuse to listen to you, when you leave, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
if people don't welcome you, when you leave that city, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
"We're wiping off your town's dust that clings to our feet in protest against you! But realize this: the kingdom of God is near!'
So Paul and Barnabas shook the dust off their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.
The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.
Those who are made of the dust are like the man from the dust; those who are heavenly are like the man who is from heaven.
Just as we have borne the likeness of the man who was made from dust, we will also bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
Then they threw dust on their heads and shouted while crying and mourning: "How terrible, how terrible it is for the great city, where all who had ships at sea became rich from her wealth, because it has been destroyed in a single hour!
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