'Form' in the Bible
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Whenever I form clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds,
and [Nimrod built] Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; all these [combined to form] the great city [Nineveh].
this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."
Leah looked rather plain, but Rachel was lovely in form and appearance.
and he leaveth all that he hath in the hand of Joseph, and he hath not known anything that he hath, except the bread which he is eating. And Joseph is of a fair form, and of a fair appearance.
and lo, out of the River coming up are seven kine, fat in flesh, and of fair form, and they feed among the reeds;
and lo, seven other kine are coming up after them, thin, and of very bad form, and lean in flesh; I have not seen like these in all the land of Egypt for badness.
Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:
and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were work of transparent sapphire, and as it were the form of heaven for clearness.
They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete to its top to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.
“You shall make a screen [to provide a covering] for the doorway of the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric and finely woven [embroidered] linen, the work of an embroiderer.
In cutting stones for framing, and to do every form of woodwork.
Each board had two tenons (dovetails), fitted to one another; he did this for all the boards of the tabernacle.
You are not to eat any form of blood in any of your dwellings, whether it's from birds or animals.
Any person who eats any form of blood is to be eliminated from contact with his people.'"
"If the offeror is poor and cannot afford the regular offering, then he is to take one lamb for a guilt offering that will be presented in the form of a wave offering to atone for him, one tenth of a measure of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, one log of olive oil,
"If anyone from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you eats any form of blood, I'll oppose that person who ate the blood and eliminate him from his people,
And this was the work of the candlestick: it was of beaten gold; from its base to its flowers was it beaten work; according to the form which Jehovah had shewn Moses, so had he made the candlestick.
I speak with him directly,openly, and not in riddles;he sees the form of the Lord.So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”
Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all of it in the form of ornaments.
Then the Lord spoke to you from the fire. You kept hearing the sound of the words, but didn’t see a form; there was only a voice.
“For your own good, be extremely careful—because you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you out of the fire at Horeb—
not to act corruptly and make an idol for yourselves in the shape of any figure: a male or female form,
or the form of any beast on the earth, any winged creature that flies in the sky,
a form of any creeping thing on the ground -- a form of any fish which is in the waters under the earth;
Take heed to yourselves lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which he made with you, and make yourselves a graven image, the form of anything which Jehovah thy God hath forbidden thee.
“When you have children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, and if you act corruptly, make an idol in the form of anything, and do what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, provoking Him to anger,
Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:
and hast seen in the captivity a woman of fair form, and hast delighted in her, and hast taken to thee for a wife,
"When you are encamped for battle against your enemies, be on guard against every form of impropriety.
And he saith unto Zebah and unto Zalmunna, 'How -- the men whom ye slew in Tabor?' and they say, 'As thou -- so they, one -- as the form of the king's sons.'
Then the woman came in, and said to her husband, A man came to me, and his form was like the form of a god, causing great fear; I put no question to him about where he came from, and he did not give me his name;
But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not take note of his face or how tall he is, because I will not have him: for the Lord's view is not man's; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.
And one of the servants answereth and saith, 'Lo, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-Lehemite, skilful in playing, and a mighty virtuous man, and a man of battle, and intelligent in word, and a man of form, and Jehovah is with him.'
He stood and called to the battle lines of Israel and said to them, "Why have you come out to form ranks [for] battle? [Am] I not the Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Commission for yourselves a man and let him come down to me.
And the name of the man is Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman is of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man is hard and evil in doings; and he is a Calebite.
But the king said to her, “Don’t be afraid. What do you see?”“I see a spirit form coming up out of the earth,” the woman answered.
And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
Now in all Israel there was no one so greatly to be praised for his beautiful form as Absalom: from his feet to the crown of his head he was completely beautiful.
Absalom fathered three sons and one daughter, whom he named Tamar. She was a beautiful woman, both in form and appearance.
and his father hath not grieved him all his days, saying, 'Wherefore thus hast thou done?' and he also is of a very good form, and his mother bare him after Absalom.
Cedar carvings in the form of gourds and blooming flowers covered the entire interior of the Temple so that no stone could be seen.
and ten by the cubit is the second cherub, one measure and one form are to the two cherubs,
Now he made the sea of cast metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and thirty cubits in circumference.
On the top of the stand there was a circular form half a cubit high, and on the top of the stand its stays and its borders were part of it.
Thus he hath made the ten bases; one casting, one measure, one form, have they all.
because I've been given a command in the form of this message from the LORD: "You are to eat no food, drink no water, and do not return to Judah by traveling the way by which you go there.'"
And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria; and he saw the altar that was at Damascus, and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the form of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all its workmanship.
The height of one of the pillars was eighteen cubits, and the capital on top of it was three cubits high. A latticework carved in the form of pomegranates encircled the capital, crafted completely out of brass. The second pillar was identical to the first.
He confirmed it to Jacob in the form of an ordinance, an eternal covenant to Israel,
Also he made the cast metal sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits and its circumference thirty cubits.
And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
If disaster comes on us in the form of military attack, judgment, plague, or famine, we will stand in front of this temple before you, for you are present in this temple. We will cry out to you for help in our distress, so that you will hear and deliver us.'
During the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in fulfillment of the message from the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD prompted Cyrus, king of Persia, to make this proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, which was also released in written form:
During the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in fulfillment of the message from the LORD spoken through Jeremiah, the LORD prompted Cyrus, king of Persia, to make this proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, which was also released in written form:
Furthermore, everyone who wishes to repatriate from any territory where he now resides is to receive assistance from his fellow residents in the form of silver, gold, equipment, and pack animals, in addition to voluntary offerings for the Temple of the God of Jerusalem.
"Because of all of this we are entering into a binding covenant in written form; our leaders, our Levites, and our priests have affixed their names on the sealed document."
and he is supporting Hadassah -- she is Esther -- daughter of his uncle, for she hath neither father nor mother, and the young woman is of fair form, and of good appearance, and at the death of her father and her mother hath Mordecai taken her to him for a daughter.
"As far as I'm concerned, my food comes to me in the form of sighs, and my cries of anguish pour out like water.
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
Then he saw it, and put it on record; he gave it its fixed form, searching it out completely.
Did not the One who made me in the womb also make them?Did not the same God form us both in the womb?
“Oh, that I had one to listen to me!Look, here is my signature (mark);Let the Almighty answer me!Let my adversary write out His indictment [and put His vague accusations in tangible form].
I am going to open my mouth;my tongue will form words on my palate.
The kings of the earth form a united front; the rulers collaborate against the Lord and his anointed king.
I -- in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, with Thy form!
By the weight of your wrath against man's sin, the glory of his form is wasted away; truly every man is but a breath. (Selah.)
Like sheep they are headed for Sheol;Death will shepherd them.The upright will rule over them in the morning,and their form will waste away in Sheol,far from their lofty abode.
Like a dream when one awakes,O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; summer and winter thou didst form them.
For they have conspired with one mind;they form an alliance against You—
Before mountains were brought forth, And Thou dost form the earth and the world, Even from age unto age Thou art God.
And change their Honour Into the form of an ox eating herbs.
Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching.
For You formed my inward parts;You wove me in my mother’s womb.
Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
Just as you do not know the path of the wind, or how the bones form in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.
Your red lips are like a bright thread, and your mouth is fair of form; the sides of your head are like pomegranate fruit under your veil.
On that day Israel will form a triple alliance with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing within the land.
You are turning things upside down! Is the wet earth the same to you as the one who is forming it? will the thing made say of him who made it, He made me not: or the thing formed say of him who gave it form, He has no knowledge?
"The rebellious children are as good as dead," says the Lord, "those who make plans without consulting me, who form alliances without consulting my Spirit, and thereby compound their sin.
They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Who would form a god and cast an image of [which] he cannot profit?
He hath wrought iron with an axe, And hath wrought with coals, And with hammers doth form it, And doth work it by his powerful arm, Yea, he is hungry, and there is no power, He doth not drink water, and he is wearied.
He hath wrought with wood, He hath stretched out a rule, He doth mark it out with a line, He maketh it with carving tools, And with a compass he marketh it out, And maketh it according to the form of a man, According to the beauty of a man, To remain in the house.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
his form was so marred he no longer looked human -- so now he will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you take away from your midst the yoke [of oppression],The finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and [every form of] wicked (sinful, unjust) speech,
'Before I form thee in the belly, I have known thee; and before thou comest forth from the womb I have separated thee, a prophet to nations I have made thee.'
I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
The Lord called your name,“A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form”;With the noise of a great tumultHe has kindled fire on it,And its branches are worthless.
"I, the Lord, do these things. I, the Lord, form the plan to bring them about. I am known as the Lord. I say to you,
Purer were her Nazarites than snow, Whiter than milk, ruddier of body than rubies, Of sapphire their form.
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