'Gather' in the Bible
Take with you every kind of food that is eaten; gather it as food for you and for them.”
Then Jacob said to his relatives, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a mound, then ate there by the mound.
Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it as food.
Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.
“Don’t continue to supply the people with straw for making bricks, as before. They must go and gather straw for themselves.
So the people scattered throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. This way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow My instructions.
On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days.”
This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each person needs to eat. You may take two quarts per individual, according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.’”
For six days you may gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
Yet on the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they did not find any.
“Sow your land for six years and gather its produce.
Also observe the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field.
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.
You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.”
You may sow your field for six years, and you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce for six years.
If you wonder: ‘What will we eat in the seventh year if we don’t sow or gather our produce?’
When both are sounded in long blasts, the entire community is to gather before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
However, if one is sounded, only the leaders, the heads of Israel’s clans, are to gather before you.
“A man who is clean is to gather up the cow’s ashes and deposit them outside the camp in a ceremonially clean place. The ashes must be kept by the Israelite community for preparing the water to remove impurity; it is a sin offering.
From there they went to Beer, the well the Lord told Moses about, “Gather the people so I may give them water.”
You are to gather all its spoil in the middle of the city square and completely burn up the city and all its spoil for the Lord your God. The city must remain a mound of ruins forever; it is not to be rebuilt.
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you must not glean what is left. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.
You will plant and cultivate vineyards but not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them.
then He will restore your fortunes, have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.
Even if your exiles are at the ends of the earth, He will gather you and bring you back from there.
Gather the people—men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates—so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law.
If only these people were in my power, I would remove Abimelech.” So he said to Abimelech, “Gather your army and come out.”
Ruth the Moabitess asked Naomi, “Will you let me go into the fields and gather fallen grain behind someone who allows me to?”Naomi answered her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”
So Ruth left and entered the field to gather grain behind the harvesters. She happened to be in the portion of land belonging to Boaz, who was from Elimelech’s family.
She asked, ‘Will you let me gather fallen grain among the bundles behind the harvesters?’ She came and has remained from early morning until now, except that she rested a little in the shelter.”
Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Don’t go and gather grain in another field, and don’t leave this one, but stay here close to my female servants.
When she got up to gather grain, Boaz ordered his young men, “Let her even gather grain among the bundles, and don’t humiliate her.
Pull out some stalks from the bundles for her and leave them for her to gather. Don’t rebuke her.”
Then her mother-in-law said to her, “Where did you gather barley today, and where did you work? May the Lord bless the man who noticed you.”Ruth told her mother-in-law about the men she had worked with and said, “The name of the man I worked with today is Boaz.”
Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord on your behalf.”
Abner said to David, “Let me now go and I will gather all Israel to my lord the king. They will make a covenant with you, and you will rule over all you desire.” So David dismissed Abner, and he went in peace.
One went out to the field to gather herbs and found a wild vine from which he gathered as many wild gourds as his garment would hold. Then he came back and cut them up into the pot of stew, but they were unaware of what they were.
therefore, I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place.’”Then they reported to the king.
Then he said to the whole assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if this is from the Lord our God, let us spread out and send the message to the rest of our relatives in all the districts of Israel, including the priests and Levites in their cities with pasturelands, that they should gather together with us.
And say: “Save us, God of our salvation;gather us and rescue us from the nationsso that we may give thanks to Your holy nameand rejoice in Your praise.
So David gave orders to gather the foreigners that were in the land of Israel, and he appointed stonecutters to cut finished stones for building God’s house.
Then Jehoshaphat and his people went to gather the plunder. They found among them an abundance of goods on the bodies and valuable items. So they stripped them until nobody could carry any more. They were gathering the plunder for three days because there was so much.
‘I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place and on its inhabitants.’”Then they reported to the king.
They circulated a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem that all the exiles should gather at Jerusalem.
But if you return to Me and carefully observe My commands, even though your exiles were banished to the ends of the earth, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place where I chose to have My name dwell.”
They gather their fodder in the fieldand glean the vineyards of the wicked.
Let the assembly of peoples gather around You;take Your seat on high over it.
“Gather My faithful ones to Me,those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
When You give it to them,they gather it;when You open Your hand,they are satisfied with good things.
Save us, Yahweh our God,and gather us from the nations,so that we may give thanks to Your holy nameand rejoice in Your praise.
Free me from prisonso that I can praise Your name.The righteous will gather around mebecause You deal generously with me.
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
M I have come to my garden—my sister, my bride.I gather my myrrh with my spices.I eat my honeycomb with my honey.I drink my wine with my milk.N Eat, friends!Drink, be intoxicated with love!
W My love has gone down to his garden,to beds of spice,to feed in the gardensand gather lilies.
He will lift up a banner for the nationsand gather the dispersed of Israel;He will collect the scattered of Judahfrom the four corners of the earth.
The sand partridge will make her nest there;she will lay and hatch her eggsand will gather her brood under her shadow.Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,each with its mate.
Search and read the scroll of the Lord:Not one of them will be missing,none will be lacking its mate,because He has ordered it by my mouth,and He will gather them by His Spirit.
Do not fear, for I am with you;I will bring your descendants from the east,and gather you from the west.
“Come, gather together,and draw near, you fugitives of the nations.Those who carry their wooden idols,and pray to a god who cannot save,have no knowledge.
Look up, and look around.They all gather together; they come to you.As I live”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“you will wear all your children as jewelry,and put them on as a bride does.
This is the declaration of the Lord God,who gathers the dispersed of Israel:“I will gather to them still othersbesides those already gathered.”
Raise your eyes and look around:they all gather and come to you;your sons will come from far away,and your daughters will be carried on the hip.
For those who gather grain will eat itand praise the Lord,and those who harvest the grapes will drink the winein My holy courts.
“Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.
The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.
Why are we just sitting here?Gather together; let us enter the fortified citiesand perish there,for the Lord our God has destroyed us.He has given us poisoned water to drink,because we have sinned against the Lord.
Speak as follows:This is what the Lord says: Human corpses will falllike manure on the surface of the field,like newly cut grain after the reaperwith no one to gather it.
Gather up your belongings from the ground,you who live under siege.
Is My inheritance like a hyena to Me?Are birds of prey circling her?Go, gather all the wild animals;bring them to devour her.
“I will gather the remnant of My flock from all the lands where I have banished them, and I will return them to their grazing land. They will become fruitful and numerous.
I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place I deported you from.”
Watch! I am going to bring them from the northern land.I will gather them from remote regions of the earth—the blind and the lame will be with them,along with those who are pregnant and those about to give birth.They will return here as a great assembly!
Nations, hear the word of the Lord,and tell it among the far off coastlands!Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him.He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock,
I am about to gather them from all the lands where I have banished them in My anger, rage and great wrath, and I will return them to this place and make them live in safety.
As for me, I am going to live in Mizpah to represent you before the Chaldeans who come to us. As for you, gather wine, summer fruit, and oil, place them in your storage jars, and live in the cities you have captured.”
Look, I am about to bring terror on you—this is the declaration ofthe Lord God of Hosts—from all those around you.You will be banished, each man headlong,with no one to gather up the fugitives.
“Therefore say: This is what the Lord God says: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased—all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.
I will bring you from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you were scattered, with a strong hand, an outstretched arm, and outpoured wrath.
When I bring you from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, I will accept you as a pleasing aroma. And I will demonstrate My holiness through you in the sight of the nations.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because all of you have become dross, I am about to gather you into Jerusalem.
Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, put you inside, and melt you.
Yes, I will gather you together and blow on you with the fire of My fury, and you will be melted within the city.
“This is what the Lord God says: When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples where they are scattered and demonstrate My holiness through them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their own land, which I gave to My servant Jacob.
“For this is what the Lord God says: At the end of 40 years I will gather the Egyptians from the nations where they were dispersed.
I will bring them out from the peoples, gather them from the countries, and bring them into their own land. I will shepherd them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the land.
“For I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.
tell them: This is what the Lord God says: I am going to take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them into their own land.
They will not gather wood from the countryside or cut it down from the forests, for they will use the weapons to make fires. They will take the loot from those who looted them and plunder those who plundered them.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
“Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: Tell every kind of bird and all the wild animals: Assemble and come! Gather from all around to My sacrificial feast that I am slaughtering for you, a great feast on the mountains of Israel; you will eat flesh and drink blood.
When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the countries of their enemies, I will demonstrate My holiness through them in the sight of many nations.
For even if they flee from devastation,Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them.Thistles will take possession of their precious silver;thorns will invade their tents.
Announce a sacred fast;proclaim an assembly!Gather the eldersand all the residents of the landat the house of the Lord your God,and cry out to the Lord.
Gather the people;sanctify the congregation;assemble the aged;gather the children,even those nursing at the breast.Let the groom leave his bedroom,and the bride her honeymoon chamber.
I will gather all the nationsand take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.I will enter into judgment with them therebecause of My people, My inheritance Israel.The nations have scattered the Israelitesin foreign countriesand divided up My land.
Come quickly, all you surrounding nations;gather yourselves.Bring down Your warriors there, Lord.
I will indeed gather all of you, Jacob;I will collect the remnant of Israel.I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,like a flock in the middle of its fold.It will be noisy with people.
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