'Multitude' in the Bible
Then I will confirm my covenant between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants."
"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations.
No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation.
May the sovereign God bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! Then you will become a large nation.
the Angel who has protected me from all harm -- bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth."
But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He too will become a nation and he too will become great. In spite of this, his younger brother will be even greater and his descendants will become a multitude of nations."
A mixed multitude also went up with them, and flocks and herds -- a very large number of cattle.
Now the mixed multitude who were among them craved more desirable foods, and so the Israelites wept again and said, "If only we had meat to eat!
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, along with all their multitude of stars, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You impart life to them all, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
because I was terrified of the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I remained silent and would not go outdoors --
I am not afraid of the multitude of people who attack me from all directions.
Though a thousand may fall beside you, and a multitude on your right side, it will not reach you.
The sea has swept over Babylon. She has been covered by a multitude of its waves.
By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade, you desecrated your sanctuaries. So I drew fire out from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth before the eyes of all who saw you.
The prophet is considered a fool -- the inspired man is viewed as a madman -- because of the multitude of your sins and your intense animosity.
and said to him, "Hurry, speak to this young man as follows: 'Jerusalem will no longer be enclosed by walls because of the multitude of people and animals there.
Then Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him. And from Judea,
Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan River, and around Tyre and Sidon a great multitude came to him when they heard about the things he had done.
Then he came down with them and stood on a level place. And a large number of his disciples had gathered along with a vast multitude from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon. They came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases,
he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from his wandering path will save that person's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
Above all keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers a multitude of sins.
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