'Empty' in the Bible
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, certainly now you would have sent me off empty-handed. But God has seen my affliction and my hard work, and He issued His verdict last night.”
Then they took him and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
And I will give these people such favor in the sight of the Egyptians that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.
Observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you are to eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, because you came out of Egypt in that month. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed.
You must redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a sheep, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed.
When you set him free, do not send him away empty-handed.
“All your males are to appear three times a year before the Lord your God in the place He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. No one is to appear before the Lord empty-handed.
Then he divided the 300 men into three companies and gave each of the men a trumpet in one hand and an empty pitcher with a torch inside it in the other.
I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has pronounced judgment on me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
She said, “He gave me these six measures of barley, because he said, ‘Don’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.’”
Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the New Moon; you’ll be missed because your seat will be empty.
He sat at his usual place on the seat by the wall. Jonathan sat facing him and Abner took his place beside Saul, but David’s place was empty.
However, the day after the New Moon, the second day, David’s place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, “Why didn’t Jesse’s son come to the meal either yesterday or today?”
for this is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘The flour jar will not become empty and the oil jug will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the surface of the land.”
The flour jar did not become empty, and the oil jug did not run dry, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Elijah.
Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.
Does a wise man answer with empty counselor fill himself with the hot east wind?
Is there no end to your empty words?What provokes you that you continue testifying?
You sent widows away empty-handed,and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
He stretches the northern skies over empty space;He hangs the earth on nothing.
All of you have seen this for yourselves,why do you keep up this empty talk?
Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries,and the Almighty does not take note of it—
The wicked man earns an empty wage,but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.
A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,but the stomach of the wicked is empty.
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,but an abundant harvest comesthrough the strength of an ox.
That wealth was lost in a bad venture, so when he fathered a son, he was empty-handed.
We have heard of Moab’s pride—how very proud he is—his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance,and his empty boasting.
For a fool speaks foolishnessand his mind plots iniquity.He lives in a godless wayand speaks falsely about the Lord.He leaves the hungry emptyand deprives the thirsty of drink.
For this is what the Lord says—God is the Creator of the heavens.He formed the earth and made it.He established it;He did not create it to be empty,but formed it to be inhabited—“I am Yahweh,and there is no other.
so My word that comes from My mouthwill not return to Me empty,but it will accomplish what I pleaseand will prosper in what I send it to do.”
No one makes claims justly;no one pleads honestly.They trust in empty and worthless words;they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
I looked at the earth,and it was formless and empty.I looked to the heavens,and their light was gone.
Their nobles send their servants for water.They go to the cisterns;they find no water;their containers return empty.They are ashamed and humiliated;they cover their heads.
Therefore look, the days are coming—this is the Lord’s declaration—when I will send those to him, who will pour him out.They will empty his containersand smash his jars.
I know his outburst.This is the Lord’s declaration.It is empty.His boast is empty.
For I will soon stir up and bring against Babylonan assembly of great nations from the north country.They will line up in battle formation against her;from there she will be captured.Their arrows will be like those of a skilled warriorwho does not return empty-handed.
“Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has devoured me;he has crushed me.He has set me aside like an empty dish;he has swallowed me like a sea monster;he filled his belly with my delicacies;he has vomited me out,”
?NunYour prophets saw visions for youthat were empty and deceptive;they did not reveal your guiltand so restore your fortunes.They saw oracles for youthat were empty and misleading.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says:Woe to the city of bloodshed,the pot that has rust inside it,and whose rust will not come off!Empty it piece by piece;lots should not be cast for its contents.
Set the empty pot on its coalsso that it becomes hot and its copper glows.Then its impurity will melt inside it;its rust will be consumed.
Will they therefore empty their netand continually slaughter nations without mercy?
For the idols speak falsehood,and the diviners see illusions;they relate empty dreamsand offer empty comfort.Therefore the people wander like sheep;they suffer affliction because there is no shepherd.
But they took him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
He has satisfied the hungry with good thingsand sent the rich away empty.
At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers so that they might give him some fruit from the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
He sent yet another slave, but they beat that one too, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed.
If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise is canceled.
But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.
Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith.
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding irreverent, empty speech and contradictions from the “knowledge” that falsely bears that name.
But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.
For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,
For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.
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