'Four' in the Bible
A river flows from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides, becoming four branches.
against King Chedorlaomer of Elam, King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Shinar, and King Arioch of Ellasar four kings against five.
When harvest season arrives, you are to provide a fifth of the harvest to Pharaoh. The remaining four fifths are to be for your use, for seed, and to feed you, your households, and your little ones."
"If a man steals an ox or sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he is to repay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
You are to cast four rings for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side.
You are to make four gold rings for it, and put the rings on the four corners where its four feet are.
"On the lamp stand itself there are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms with their calyxes and flowers.
The length of each curtain is to be 28 cubits, the width of each curtain four cubits, and all the curtains are to have the same measurements.
You are to hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, which have hooks of gold, and are set on four sockets of silver.
You are to make horns on its four corners. Its corners are to be of one piece with it, and you are to overlay it with bronze.
You are to make a lattice, a netting of bronze for it, and you are to make four bronze rings on the netting at its four corners.
There is to be a screen of 20 cubits of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer, for the gate of the court, and it is to have four pillars and four sockets.
You are to mount on it a setting for four rows of stones. The first row is to contain carnelian, topaz, and emerald;
He made four pillars of acacia for it and overlaid them with gold, along with their gold hooks, and he cast four silver sockets for them.
He cast four rings for it on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side.
He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners where its four feet were.
On the lamp stand itself there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms each with their calyxes and flowers.
He made horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
He cast four rings on the four ends of the bronze lattice as holders for the poles.
Their four pillars and their four sockets were made of bronze, and their hooks were made of silver. Their tops were overlaid with silver and their bands were made of silver.
They mounted on it four rows of stones. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;
and any winged insect that crawls on four legs is detestable for you.
However, you may eat winged creatures that crawl on four legs that extend over its head and by which it hops on the ground.
But any other winged insect that has four legs is detestable for you
Among the animals, anything that walks on their paws and on four legs is unclean for you. Anyone who touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening.
You are not to eat anything that crawls on its belly, anything that walks on four legs, anything that has many legs, or any of the swarming creatures that swarm the land, because they're detestable.
Two carts and four oxen were given to the descendants of Gershon for their work.
Four carts and eight oxen were given to the descendants of Merari for their work.
Only King Og of Bashan remained from the remnants of the Rephaim. In fact, his bed was made of iron. It's in Rabbah of the Ammonites, isn't it? It was nine cubits long and four cubits wide."
"Sew tassels for yourself on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself."
Also included were Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan, for a total of four towns and villages.
Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Beth-horon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Aijalon with its pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Jarmuth with its pasture lands, and En-gannim with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Dimnah with its pasture lands, and Nahalal with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.
Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities in all.
So Abimelech and his entire army got up that night and waited in ambush against Shechem in four separate companies.
that for four days out of every year the Israeli women would go to mourn the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite in commemoration.
But his mistress was sexually unfaithful to him, and then she left him to live in her father's home in Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. She had been living there for a period of about four months
However, 600 soldiers ran into the wilderness in the direction of the rock of Rimmon, where they remained as fugitives for four months.
The Philistines deployed their forces to meet Israel, and as the battle spread Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.
A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was four cubits and a span tall,
David lived in Philistine territory for a year and four months.
He will restore the lamb four times its value, because he did this thing, and because he did it without compassion."
These four giants, who had been fathered by a giant in Gath, were killed at the hands of David and his servants.
He built his own palace out of timber supplied from the forest of Lebanon. It was 100 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, 20 cubits tall, and was constructed on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams interlocking the pillars.
The capitals on top of each pillar above the rounded latticework contained four cubits of lily designs,
Hiram also made ten bronze water carts. Each one was four cubits wide, four cubits long, and three cubits high.
Each cart had four bronze wheels equipped with bronze axles with four support feet. Beneath the basin were cast support structures made like wreaths on each side.
The four wheels were placed underneath the borders, and the axles for the wheels were on the stand. Each wheel stood one and a half cubits high.
Four supports stood at the four corners of each cart, built into the carts themselves.
Hiram also fashioned ten bronze basins, each holding about 40 baths, each basin measuring four cubits in diameter, with one basin for each stand.
Then he laid the wood in order, cut the bull into pieces, and laid them on top of the wood. "Fill four pitchers with water," he ordered. "Then pour them out on the burnt offering and the wood."
Now there happened to be four lepers who were at that very moment at the entrance to the city gate. As they were talking with one another, they said, "Why are we sitting here waiting to die?
This is what the LORD told Jehu: "Your children will sit on Israel's throne for the next four generations." And that is what happened:
He reigned 33 years in Jerusalem. These four children were born to David by Bath-shua daughter of Ammiel while he was living in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
The four descendants of Issachar included Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.
The guardians were stationed on four sides east, west, north, and south.
because the four senior gatekeepers (who were descendants of Levi) had been placed in charge of the chambers and the treasury of the Temple of God.
Ornan turned around and saw the angel. While his four sons with him ran away to hide, Ornan continued to thresh wheat.
The descendants of Shimei included Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were sons of Shimei.
The four descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
Each guard corresponding to each guard, on the east six descendants of Levi were assigned for each day, on the north four for each day, on the south four for each day (as well as two pairs of guards assigned to the storehouse),
and for the colonnade on the west four were assigned at the road and two at the colonnade.
They sent me this message four times, and I answered them the same way.
when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"
The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -
Three things cause wonder for me; four are beyond my understanding:
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot remain steady:
Four things on earth are small, but they are very, very wise:
Three things are stately in procession, four which are stately in their gait:
Nevertheless, gleanings will remain in Israel, as when an olive tree is beaten two or three ripe olives left in the topmost branches, four or five left among the branches of a fruit-filled tree," declares the LORD God of Israel.
"I'll appoint four kinds of judgment for them," declares the LORD: "the sword to kill, the dogs to drag off, the birds of the sky to devour, and the animals of the land to destroy.
As Jehudi would read three or four columns, the king would cut it with a scribe's knife and throw it into the fire which was in the stove, until all the scroll was burned in the fire in the stove.
I'll bring the four winds against Elam from the four corners of the heavens, and I'll scatter them to all these winds. There will be no nation to which the exiles from Elam won't go.
Deep inside it, the likenesses of four living beings were visible. Their appearances were similar to human forms,
except that they each had four faces, four pairs of wings,
From under their wings there were human hands on their four sides.
Now as to their four faces and four pairs of wings, their pairs of wings overlapped each other. They moved in straight directions without turning their faces around as they moved.
The form of their faces was human, but each of the four also had the face of a lion to the right, the face of an ox to the left, and the face of an eagle behind them.
As I observed the living beings, I noticed one wheel on the earth beside each being that is, for the four of them.
Whenever the four moved, no matter which of four directions, they moved without turning around.
Their wheel rims were ornate and terrifying. They were full of eyes that surrounded the four of them.
"Son of Man, this is what Lord GOD says to the land of Israel: "It's over! All four corners of the land are out of time!
As I continued to watch, I observed four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. The wheels resembled beryl stone.
In appearance, the four wheels looked like they consisted of a wheel within a wheel.
Their entire bodies, backs, hands, and wings were filled with eyes around, including each of their four wheels.
Each had four faces. The first one was the face of a cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
Each one had four faces. Each one had four wings, and the form of human hands could be seen under their wings.
This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm sending four of my most destructive judgments military invasion, famine, wild animals, and pestilence into Jerusalem to destroy both human beings and livestock in it.
The fugitives of his troops will die by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to the four winds. Then you'll know that I, the LORD, have spoken."
Then he ordered me, "Prophesy to the Spirit, Son of Man. Tell the Spirit, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Come from the four winds, you Spirit, and breathe into these people who have been killed, so they will live."'"
In that way, there were four tables on each side in front of the gate, for a total of eight tables for use in slaughtering the offerings.
There were four tables carved from stone for the burnt offering, each one and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one cubit high, on which the instruments are laid for slaughtering burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Next, he measured the Temple walls at six cubits high and the width of the side chambers at four cubits around all four sides of the Temple.
He measured a wall that encompassed all four sides, 500 hundred long and 500 wide, dividing between the sacred and common areas.
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