'Human' in the Bible
no shrubs had yet grown in the meadows of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there were no human beings to work the ground.
Now after the population of human beings had increased throughout the earth, and daughters had been born to them,
some divine beings noticed how attractive human women were, so they took wives for themselves from a selection that pleased them.
So the LORD said, "My Spirit won't remain with human beings forever, because they're truly mortal. Their lifespan will be 120 years."
The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.
The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.
Then the LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and he was deeply grieved about that.
So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I've created from the earth, including people, animals, crawling things, and flying creatures, because I'm grieving that I made them."
God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.
Every living thing on earth died flying creatures, livestock, wildlife, all creatures that swarm over the earth, and all human beings.
When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.
Also, I will certainly demand an accounting regarding bloodshed, from every animal and from every human being. I'll demand an accounting from every human being for the life of another human being.
"Whoever sheds human blood, by a human his own blood is to be shed; because God made human beings in his own image.
When he inadvertently touches the uncleanness of a human being, whatever his uncleanness that made him unclean may be, when he himself comes to know about it, he will be guilty.
Any person who touches a ceremonially unclean thing whether the uncleanness pertains to human beings, animals, or to creeping things and then eats from the meat of peace offerings that belongs to the LORD is to be eliminated from contact with his people."
or who becomes unclean by touching a creeping creature or another human being, whatever the uncleanness may be
"If a man beats a human being to death, he is certainly to be executed,
Whoever beats an animal to death is to replace it, but whoever beats a human being to death is to be put to death.
But anyone who is completely devoted from among human beings is not to be ransomed. He is certainly to be put to death.
because all the first-born belong to me. When I destroyed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated all the first-born in Israel for myself from human beings to livestock. They belong to me, since I am the LORD."
since every firstborn of Israel belongs to me, from human beings to livestock. On the same day that I destroyed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated them to myself,
If these people die a death similar to all other human beings, or if they are punished with a punishment common to other men, then the LORD didn't send me.
Everything that opens the womb, any living thing that they bring to the LORD whether from human beings or animals are for you. Just be sure that you redeem the firstborn of people and the firstborn of unclean animals.
Anyone who comes in contact with a dead person (that is, with the corpse of a human being who has died), but who does not purify himself, defiles the LORD's tent. That person is to be eliminated from Israel, because the water of impurity wasn't sprinkled on him. He remains unclean and his uncleanness will remain with him.
God is not a human male he doesn't lie, nor is he a human being he never vacillates. Once he speaks up, he's going to act, isn't he? Once he makes a promise, he'll fulfill it, won't he?
Moses took a portion drawn from every 50 Israelis, including from both human and animals, and gave them to the descendants of Levi who maintained the LORD's tent, just as the LORD had commanded him.
You are to set aside six towns of refuge from the towns that you will be giving to the descendants of Levi, where someone who kills a human being may run for shelter. In addition, give them 42 other towns.
"Every murderer of a human being is to be executed only according to testimony given by multiple witnesses. A single witness is not to result in a death sentence.
There you'll serve gods made by human hands, serving trees and stones that cannot see, hear, eat, nor smell.
"The LORD our God truly has displayed his glory and power, for we heard him from out of the fire today. We have witnessed how God spoke to human beings, yet they lived.
He humbled you, causing you to be hungry, yet he fed you with manna that neither you nor your ancestors had known, in order to teach you that human beings are not to live by food alone instead human beings are to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
"When you attack a city and have to fight against it for many days, don't destroy its trees by cutting them down with an ax. You may eat from them, but you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field human beings, that you would come and attack them?
When the Most High gave nations as their inheritance, when he separated the human race, he set boundaries for the people according to the number of the children of God.
"I said, "I will scatter them, erasing their memory from the human race,
The Israelis took the spoils of war from these cities, along with their livestock, but they executed every human being until they had completely destroyed them, leaving no one alive.
Samson replied, "If I'm tied up with seven green cords that have never been dried out, then I'll become weak and just like any other human being."
He told her, "If I'm tied up securely with new ropes that have never been used, then I'll become weak and just like any other human being."
Later on, Delilah told Samson, "You're still mocking me and telling me lies! Tell me how to tie you up!" He answered her, "If you weave the seven locks on my head into a loom and fasten it with a peg, then I will become weak and just like any other human being."
So he finally disclosed everything. He told her, "A razor has never touched my head, because I've been a Nazirite for God before I was born. If I am shaved, then my strength will abandon me and I will become weak like every human being."
I will be a father to him, and he will be to me a son who, when he commits iniquity, I will discipline with the rod wielded by armies and with wounds inflicted by human beings.
So David replied to Gad, "This is a very difficult choice for me to make! Let me now please fall into the hand of the LORD, since his mercy is very great, but may I never fall into human hands!"
then hear from heaven, the place where you reside, and forgive, repaying each person according to all of his ways, since you know their hearts for you alone know the hearts of all human beings
"When they sin against you because there isn't a single human being who doesn't sin and you become angry with them and deliver them over to their enemy, who takes them away captive to the land that belongs to their enemy, whether near or far away,
He cursed the altar in this message from the LORD: "Hey altar! Hey altar! This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention to this! A son is going to be born in David's dynasty. His name will be Josiah. He will sacrifice the priests who burn incense on you in these high places. Human bones will be burned on you!'"
He broke the pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherim, and filled their locations with human bones.
So David replied to Gad, "This is a very bad choice for me to make! Let me now please fall into the hand of the LORD, because his mercy is very great, but may I never fall into human hands!"
Then King David addressed the entire assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God alone has chosen, is still young and inexperienced, and the task is great, since this structure will be a citadel to the LORD God and not for human beings.
and yet, will God truly reside on earth with human beings? Look! Neither the sky nor the highest heaven can contain you! How much less this Temple that I have built!
then hear from heaven, the place where you reside, and forgive, repaying each person according to all of his ways, since you know their hearts for you alone know the hearts of human beings
"When they sin against you because there isn't a single human being who doesn't sin and you become angry with them and deliver them over to their enemy, who takes them away captive to a land that's near or far away,
"Pay careful attention to your duties, because you are judging not only for the sake of human beings but also for the LORD and he is present with you as you make your rulings.
In doing so, they spoke about the God of Jerusalem as if he were like the gods of the nations of the earth that are made by the hands of human beings.
"What is a human being, that you make so much of him; that you set your affections on him,
Can you live only as long as a human being? Or live the years of a mortal man?
An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"
and that the life of every living thing rests in his control, along with the breath of every living human being?
Will things go well for you under his cross-examination? Can you lie to him, as you would to a human being?
Human beings born by women are short-lived and full of trouble.
If a human being dies, will he live again? I will endure the entire time of my assigned service, until I am changed.
Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that!
crying for him to arbitrate between this man and God; as a human being does with his fellow neighbor.
After all, isn't my complaint against a human being? If so, why shouldn't I be impatient?
"Can a human being be useful to God, since he, who is wise, is sufficient to himself?
How can a human being become right with God? How can a human being be pure?
He sinks his shaft far from human habitations, in a place forgotten by explorers; they hang on harnesses as they swing back and forth.
Driven away from human company, they were shouted at as though they were thieves.
"You aren't right about this; My response is that God is greater than human beings.
"They die suddenly, in the middle of the night; people suffer seizures and pass away; even valiant men can be taken away and not by human hands.
Yes, Job, his eyes constantly watch the behavior of human beings; he carefully observes their every step.
Your wickedness affects only yourself; and your righteousness, only human beings.
All of mankind sees him; human beings observe him from afar off."
to bring rain upon a land without inhabitants, a desert in which no human beings live,
Make them afraid, LORD, Let the nations know that they are only human. Interlude
The wicked, however, keep walking around, exalting the vileness of human beings. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.
When the LORD looks down from heaven, he observes every human being.
Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless.
Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.
Come and see the awesome works of God on behalf of human beings:
Even human anger praises you; you will wear the survivors of your wrath as an ornament.
However, as all human beings do, you will die, and like other rulers, you will fall.'
Remember how short my lifetime is! How powerless have you created all human beings!
The LORD knows the thoughts of human beings that they are futile.
Give us help against the enemy, because human help is useless.
Their idols are silver and gold, crafted by human hands.
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but he gave the earth to human beings.
Deliver me from human oppression and I will keep your precepts.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, worked by the hands of human beings.
LORD, what are human beings, that you should care about them, or mortal man, that you should think about him?
The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.
Do not look to nobles, nor to mere human beings who cannot save.
Since Sheol and Abaddon lie open in the LORD's presence, how much more the hearts of human beings!
Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satiated, and neither are human eyes.
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
Surely I am beyond the senselessness of any man; I do not perceive things the way human beings do.
I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life.
I decided to indulge in wine, while still remaining committed to wisdom. I also tried to indulge in foolishness, just enough to determine whether it was good for human beings under heaven given the short time of their lives.
The only worthwhile thing for a human being is to eat, drink, and enjoy life's goodness that he finds in what he accomplishes. This, I observed, is also from the hand of God himself,
I have observed the burdens placed by God on human beings in order to perfect them.
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