'House' in the Bible
The LORD told Abram, "You are to leave your land, your relatives, and your father's house and go to the land that I'm going to show you.
Look!" Abram said, "You haven't given me any offspring, so a servant born in my house is going to be my heir."
Generation after generation, every male among you is to be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, including the servant born in your house or the one purchased from a foreigner, who is not of your offspring.
The servant born in your house or the one purchased with money is to be circumcised. My covenant is to remain in your flesh as an eternal covenant.
Abraham took his son Ishmael and all the servants born in his house or purchased with his money every male among the men of his household and circumcised them that very day, just as God had spoken to him.
and said, "Look, my lords! Please come inside your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and be on your way." But they responded, "No, we would rather spend the night in the town square."
But Lot kept urging them strongly, so they turned aside and entered his house. He prepared a festival and baked unleavened flat bread for them, and they ate.
Before they could lie down, all the men of Sodom and its outskirts, both young and old, surrounded the house.
But the angels inside reached out, dragged Lot back into the house with them, shut the door,
and blinded the men who were at the entrance of the house, from the least important to the greatest, so they were unable to find the doorway.
When God caused me to journey from my father's house, I asked her to do me this favor and say, "He's my brother.'"
"The LORD God of heaven, who brought me from my father's house and from my family's land, who spoke to me and promised me "I will give this land to your descendants,' will send his angel ahead of you, and you are to acquire a wife for my son from there.
He asked her, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
"Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hasn't held back his gracious love and faithfulness from my master! The LORD has led me to the house of my master's relatives!"
"Come on," Laban said. "The LORD has blessed you! So why are you standing out here when I've prepared some space in the house and a place for the camels?"
So the servant went to the house and unbridled the camels. They provided straw and feed for the camels and water for washing his feet and those of the men with him.
In mounting terror, he cried out, "How scary this place is! This is nothing less than God's house and the gateway to heaven!"
and returns me safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God,
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."
When Laban heard the news about his sister's son Jacob, he ran out to meet him. He embraced him, kissed him, and brought him back to his house. Then Jacob told Laban about everything that had happened.
Then Rachel and Leah asked him, "Do we have anything left of inheritance remaining in our father's house?
Now, you can go if you must go, because you certainly are longing to go to your father's house. But why did you steal my gods?"
Now that you've searched all my belongings, what did you find that belongs to your house? Set it here in front of our relatives and we'll let them judge between us!
I've lived in your house these 20 years serving fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flocks. During all that time you changed my wages ten times.
but Jacob set out for Succoth, built a house there, and constructed some cattle shelters. He named the place Succoth.
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with their swords, took back Dinah from Shechem's house, and left.
After this, Judah told his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Go live as a widow in your father's house until my son Shelah grows up." But he was really thinking, ""otherwise, Shelah might die like his brothers." So Tamar left and lived in her father's house.
But the LORD was with Joseph. He became a very prosperous man while in the house of his Egyptian master,
But he refused, telling his master's wife, "Look! My master doesn't have to worry about anything in the house with me in charge, and he has entrusted everything into my care.
No one has more authority in this house than I do. He has withheld nothing from me, except you, and that's because you're his wife. So how can I commit such a horrible evil? How can I sin against God?"
One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside,
So he asked Pharaoh's officers, who were with him in prison in his master's house, "Why are you so sad today?"
Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh because, he said, "God has made me forget all of my hard life and my father's house."
Each woman is to ask her neighbor or any foreign woman in her house for articles of gold and for clothing, and use them to clothe your sons and daughters. You will plunder the Egyptians."
The Nile will swarm with frogs. They'll come up and enter your house, your bedroom, your bed, and your servants' houses. They'll jump on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.
Moses said, "It will be just as you say, so that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God. The frogs will leave you, your house, your officials, and your people. They'll remain only in the Nile River."
The LORD did this, and dense swarms of insects came into the house of Pharaoh and into the houses of his servants. The land was ruined throughout Egypt because of the swarms of insects.
Take a bundle of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply some of the blood in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts. None of you is to go out of the doorway of his house until morning,
Pharaoh got up during the night, he, all his officials, and all the Egyptians, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, because there was not a house without someone dead in it.
It is to be eaten in one house, and you are not to take any of the meat outside the house, nor are you to break any of its bones.
Then Moses told the people, "Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, from the house of bondage, because the LORD brought you out from this place with a strong show of force. Moreover, nothing leavened is to be eaten.
Then when your child asks you in the future, "What is this?', you are to say to him, "The LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of bondage with a strong show of force.
Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain: "This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and declare to the sons of Israel,
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery.
"You are not to desire your neighbor's house, nor your neighbor's wife, his male or female servant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything else that pertains to your neighbor."
"If a thief is found while breaking into a house, and is struck down and dies, it is not a capital crime in that case,
"When a man gives his neighbor money or goods for safekeeping and it's stolen from the neighbor's house, the thief, if found, is to repay double.
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house is to appear before the judges to see whether or not the thief took his neighbor's property.
"You are to bring the best of the first fruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
"You are to bring the best of the first fruits of the ground to the house of the LORD your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
since the cloud of the LORD was over the tent by day, and the fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel in all their journeys.
"When you enter the land of Canaan that I'm about to give you as your own possession, and if I put a contagion in a house in the land that you possess,
then the owner of the house is to approach the priest and tell him, "There appears to be a contagion in the house.'
"The priest is to command that the house be cleared before he comes to examine the contagion so that not everything in the house becomes unclean. After this, the priest is to enter the house and examine it.
He is to determine if the contagion is indeed on the walls of the house, with greenish or reddish streaks, and to determine if it appears to be deeper than the surface of the wall.
The priest is to leave through the entrance to the house and seal the house for seven days.
He is to return after seven days to examine it. If the contagion has spread to the walls of the house,
"Now as for the house, they are to scrape off inside and outside the house and then discard the torn out plaster in an unclean place outside the city.
They are then to take other stones and bring them to replace those stones. Lastly, they are to replaster the house."
"If the contagion returns and spreads throughout the house after the stones have been removed, after the house has been scraped out, and after it has been re-coated,
and the priest comes, undertakes an examination, and determines that the contagion has spread in the house, it's a chronic fungal infection in the house. It's unclean.
He is to pull down the house, its stones, its lumber, and all the plaster on the house, and discard them in an unclean place outside the city.
Moreover, whoever enters the house during the time it was isolated is to be considered unclean until the evening.
Whoever has slept in the house is to wash his clothes, along with whoever has eaten in the house.
"But if the priest comes in to conduct an examination and determines that the contagion has not spread throughout the house after the house has been repaired, then the priest may declare the house clean, because the contagion has been cleansed.
In order to cleanse the house, he is to take two birds, some cedar wood, two crimson threads, and some hyssop.
He is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the two crimson threads, and the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird over flowing water. Then he is to sprinkle the house seven times.
He is to clean the house with the blood of the bird over flowing water, including cleansing the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the crimson thread.
Then he is to send the bird away, outside the city, facing the fields, to make atonement for the house. Then it is to be considered clean.
for fungal infections on clothing or in a house,
When a person from the house of Israel slaughters an ox, a lamb, or a goat (whether in the camp or outside the camp),
Tell them that if a person from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you brings a whole burnt offering or a sacrifice
"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,
"If a person from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you has hunted live game or a bird that may be eaten, he is to extract its blood and cover it with soil,
If a priest acquires a slave as property with his own money, he may eat with him. Those who were born in his house may eat his food.
If the priest's daughter is a widow, or is divorced and childless, so that she has to return to her father's house as in her younger days, she may eat her father's food, but no resident alien may eat it.
"Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelis that when a person from the house of Israel or from the resident aliens living in Israel brings his offering to the LORD as a whole burnt offering (whether in fulfillment of a promise or a free will offerings),
"If a person sells a residential house in a walled city, he is to redeem it within the year in which it was sold. He may have right to its redemption for a full year.
But if it's not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house next to which is a wall is to belong in perpetuity to the one who bought it throughout his generations. It is not to be returned in the jubilee.
"If a person consecrates his house to be holy to the LORD, then the priest is to set a value for it as to its worth, whether good or bad. As the priest sets value on it, so it will stand.
And if he that consecrated it wishes to redeem his house, he is to add one fifth to your valuation, after which it is to belong to him.
One man from each tribe is to accompany you, each man being the leader of his ancestral house.
These individuals were the ones whom Moses and Aaron registered from the twelve leaders of Israel, each person from his ancestral house.
"Every single Israeli is to encamp beneath his standard with the emblem of his ancestral house. The Israelis are to encamp in front of and surrounding the Tent of Meeting."
So the Israelis did everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses; that is, they encamped under their standard as each person traveled with his own tribe and ancestral house.
Merari's descendants according to their families were Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the descendants of Levi according to their ancestral house.
"Take a census of the descendants of Gershon according to their ancestral house and tribes.
The total according to their tribes and ancestral house numbered 2,630
The tribes and ancestral house of Merari were numbered
"Tell the Israelis to take a rod one from each ancestral house, that is, one from every leader, for a total of twelve rods. Write each tribal name on his rod.
Balaam responded to Balak's entourage by saying, "Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I won't double-cross the command of the LORD my God in even the slightest way.
"When a young woman makes a vow to the LORD or pledges herself to an obligation while she still lives in her father's house,
If, while she had been living in her late or former husband's house, she makes a vow or a promise that binds her with an oath,
These are the statutes that the LORD commanded Moses concerning a man and his wife and concerning a father and his young daughter while she still lives in her father's house.
""I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery.
""You are not to desire your neighbor's wife nor crave your neighbor's house, his fields, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that pertains to your neighbor.'"
Teach them repeatedly to your children. Talk about them while sitting in your house or walking on the road, and as you lie down or get up.
and write them on the door frames of your house and on your gates."
Don't bring any detestable thing to your house, because you yourself will be utterly destroyed along with these detestable things. You must absolutely abhor and detest all of it, because it has been devoted to destruction."
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who led you through the vast and dangerous desert, that parched land without water, with its poisonous snakes and scorpions. He brought water out of solid rock for you,
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