'Home' in the Bible
Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring home,
When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.
Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’”
Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.
The nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.
then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.
If your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks for it; then you shall restore it to him.
“When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home and departed from the sons of Israel at Shiloh which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession which they had possessed, according to the command of the Lord through Moses.
The Lord said to Gideon, “I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped and will give the Midianites into your hands; so let all the other people go, each man to his home.”
When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, each departed to his home.
When the man arose to go along with his concubine and servant, his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Behold now, the day has drawn to a close; please spend the night. Lo, the day is coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go home.”
He said to her, “Get up and let us go,” but there was no answer. Then he placed her on the donkey; and the man arose and went to his home.
All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem.
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the Lord before Eli the priest.
Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, “May the Lord give you children from this woman in place of the one she dedicated to the Lord.” And they went to their own home.
Now therefore, take and prepare a new cart and two milch cows on which there has never been a yoke; and hitch the cows to the cart and take their calves home, away from them.
Then the men did so, and took two milch cows and hitched them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home.
David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.
He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in relays; they were in Lebanon a month and two months at home. And Adoniram was over the forced laborers.
Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.”
You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has become proud. Enjoy your glory and stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall, and Judah with you?”
So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home, and lived at Nineveh.
David was afraid of God that day, saying, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?”
Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I had intended to build a permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it.
Then Amaziah dismissed them, the troops which came to him from Ephraim, to go home; so their anger burned against Judah and they returned home in fierce anger.
You said, ‘Behold, you have defeated Edom.’ And your heart has become proud in boasting. Now stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall and Judah with you?”
When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.”
Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered.
That you may take it to its territoryAnd that you may discern the paths to its home?
To whom I gave the wilderness for a homeAnd the salt land for his dwelling place?
God makes a home for the lonely;He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
“Kings of armies flee, they flee,And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”
Where the birds build their nests,And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
She is boisterous and rebellious,Her feet do not remain at home;
“For my husband is not at home,He has gone on a long journey;
He has taken a bag of money with him,At the full moon he will come home.”
Like a bird that wanders from her nest,So is a man who wanders from his home.
Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.
Who made the world like a wildernessAnd overthrew its cities,Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’
So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and returned home and lived at Nineveh.
they even sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.
As when a man flees from a lionAnd a bear meets him,Or goes home, leans his hand against the wallAnd a snake bites him.
“Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man,So that he does not stay at home.He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,And he is like death, never satisfied.He also gathers to himself all nationsAnd collects to himself all peoples.
“You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the Lord of hosts, “Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.”
When Jesus came into Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.
But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.”
And he got up and went home.
He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”
When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home.
“I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go home.”
And He *came home, and the crowd *gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
And He did not let him, but He *said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”
Jesus went out from there and *came into His hometown; and His disciples *followed Him.
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”
And going back to her home, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having left.
If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance.”
And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”
While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.
And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
And He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’”
And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.
Then He got up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Him to help her.
But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”—He said to the paralytic—“I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.”
Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.”
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.
Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
It was at this time that Moses was born; and he was lovely in the sight of God, and he was nurtured three months in his father’s home.
Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.
If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
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