'Itself' in the Bible
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!"
God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.
Jacob kept the lambs separate, facing the striped and entirely black ones that belonged to Laban's flock. He set his own herd by itself and would not let them be with Laban's flock.
"On the lamp stand itself there are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms with their calyxes and flowers.
On the lamp stand itself there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms each with their calyxes and flowers.
The male goat will bear on itself all their sins to a solitary land as Aaron sends the goat out to the wilderness.
because the life of the flesh is in the blood itself, and I myself have given it to you all so that atonement may be made for your souls on the altar, since the blood itself makes atonement through the life that is in it.
because the life of any flesh is the blood itself. Therefore, I'm saying to the Israelis that the blood of any flesh is not to be eaten, because the life of any flesh is in its blood. Anyone who eats of it is to be eliminated from contact with his people.
I saw them from the top of the rocks. I watched them from the hills. Truly this is a people that lives by itself and doesn't matter among the nations.
Now as for you, everything has been turned over for destruction. Don't covet or take any of these things. Otherwise, you'll make the camp of Israel itself an object worthy of destruction, and bring trouble on it.
(The territory of Tappuach belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuach itself, on the border of Manasseh, was allocated to the descendants of Ephraim.)
"The God of gods, the LORD, the God of gods, the LORD is the one who knows! And may Israel itself be aware that if this was an act of rebellion or an act of treachery against the LORD, may he not deliver us today!
He deformed heaven itself as he descended. Thick darkness enveloped his feet.
"This will serve as a sign for you: you'll eat this year from what grows by itself, in the second year what grows from that, and in the third year you'll sow, reap, plant vineyards, and enjoy their fruit.
Its roots weave around a pile of stones, seeking to entrench itself among the rocks.
"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness,
"Now, my soul pours itself out; the time of my affliction has taken control of me.
"Look! Anyone's hope to capture him will prove itself false; anyone would be terrified just by looking at him.
Because your gracious love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.
I will declare that your gracious love was established forever; in the heavens itself, you have established your faithfulness.
Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.
The righteous house is itself a great treasure, but within the revenue of the wicked calamity is at work.
When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.
Though malice disguises itself with deception, its evil will be exposed publicly.
"Does the ax exalt itself over the one who swings it? Or does the saw magnify itself in opposition to the one who wields it? As if a rod were to wield those who lift it, or as if a club were to brandish the one who is not wood!
Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard as far as Jahaz; therefore the loins of Moab cry aloud; its heart quakes for itself.
Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food.
You went to Molech with olive oil and increased your perfumes; you sent your ambassadors far away, you sent them down even to Sheol itself!
Your sun won't set, nor will your moon withdraw itself for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning will end.
and underneath the canopy, their wings spread out straight over their heads toward each other. They each also had two wings with which they covered themselves, one wing covering its body on one side and one wing covering itself on the other side.
Then it set itself in arrogant opposition to the Prince of the Heavenly Army, from whom the regular burnt offering was taken away, in order to overthrow his sanctuary.
When a message from the LORD came to Hosea, the LORD told him, "Go marry a prostitute and have children with her, because the land is prostituting itself by departing from the LORD."
"Because they went over to Assyria, they are like a wild donkey alone by itself. Ephraim has hired some lovers.
"Israel, the overgrown vine, bears fruit like itself; the more fruitful they become, the more altars they build. The better the land, the more ornate the stone idols.
Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."
"Tyre built itself a fortification, hoarding silver like dust and pure gold like mud in a street.
And so the land will mourn, families by families, alone by themselves the family of the house of David by itself with their wives by themselves, the family of the house of Nathan by itself with their wives by themselves,
the family of the house of Levi by itself with their wives by themselves, the family of Shimei by itself with their wives by themselves
So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
He knew what they were thinking and told them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and settle there. And so the final condition of that person becomes worse than the first. That's just what will happen to this evil generation!"
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a household is divided against itself, that household won't stand.
the ground produces grain by itself first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.
Since he knew what they were thinking, he told them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is devastated, and a divided household collapses.
Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all go in and settle there. And so the final condition of that person is worse than the first."
"Abide in me, and I will abide in you. Just as the branch cannot produce fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.
They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate that led into the city. It opened by itself for them, and they went outside and proceeded one block when the angel suddenly left him.
Paul gathered a bundle of sticks and put it on the fire. A poisonous snake was forced out by the heat and attached itself to Paul's hand.
So then, the Law itself is holy, and the rule is holy, just, and good.
that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children.
I know and have been persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in and of itself, but it is unclean to a person who thinks it is unclean.
Am I suggesting that an offering made to idols means anything, or that an idol itself means anything?
Nature itself teaches you neither that it is disgraceful for a man to have long hair
in whom the whole body is united and held together by every ligament with which it is supplied. As each individual part does its job, the body builds itself up in love.
because he is worthy of greater glory than Moses in the same way that the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
For the Messiah did not go into a sanctuary made by human hands that is merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, to appear now in God's presence on our behalf.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it does not prove itself with actions, is dead.
The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.