'Pieces' in the Bible
So he brought all these to Him, split them down the middle, and laid the pieces opposite each other, but he did not cut up the birds.
And he said to Sarah, “Look, I am giving your brother 1,000 pieces of silver. It is a verification of your honor to all who are with you. You are fully vindicated.”
When Midianite traders passed by, his brothers pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took Joseph to Egypt.
His father recognized it. “It is my son’s robe,” he said. “A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has been torn to pieces!”
One left—I said that he must have been torn to pieces—and I have never seen him again.
He gave each of the brothers changes of clothes, but he gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.
You must not bow down to their gods or worship them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish them and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.
Cut the ram into pieces. Wash its entrails and shanks, and place them with its head and its pieces on the altar.
Then he must skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.
Aaron’s sons the priests are to arrange the pieces, the head, and the suet on top of the burning wood on the altar.
He will cut the animal into pieces with its head and its suet, and the priest will arrange them on top of the burning wood on the altar.
Break it into pieces and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering.
It is to be prepared with oil on a griddle; you are to bring it well-kneaded. You must present it as a grain offering of baked pieces, a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
Moses cut the ram into pieces and burned the head, the pieces, and the suet,
“I would have said: I will cut them to piecesand blot out the memory of them from mankind,
So they gave him 70 pieces of silver from the temple of Baal-berith. Abimelech hired worthless and reckless men with this money, and they followed him.
The Philistine leaders went to her and said, “Persuade him to tell you where his great strength comes from, so we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each of us will then give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”
He said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about—here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you.”Then his mother said, “My son, you are blessed by the Lord!”
He returned the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I personally consecrate the silver to the Lord for my son’s benefit to make a carved image overlaid with silver.”
When he entered his house, he picked up a knife, took hold of his concubine, cut her into 12 pieces, limb by limb, and then sent her throughout the territory of Israel.
Then I took my concubine and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout Israel’s territory, because they committed a horrible shame in Israel.
He took a team of oxen, cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the land of Israel by messengers who said, “This is what will be done to the ox of anyone who doesn’t march behind Saul and Samuel.” As a result, the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they went out united.
Samuel declared:As your sword has made women childless,so your mother will be childless among women.Then he hacked Agag to pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.
“You just saw him!” Joab exclaimed. “Why didn’t you strike him to the ground right there? I would have given you 10 silver pieces and a belt!”
The man replied to Joab, “Even if I had the weight of 1,000 pieces of silver in my hand, I would not raise my hand against the king’s son. For we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, ‘Protect the young man Absalom for me.’
This was the design of the carts: They had frames; the frames were between the cross-pieces,
and on the frames between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the cross-pieces there was a pedestal above, and below the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he had on, tore it into 12 pieces,
and said to Jeroboam, “Take 10 pieces for yourself, for this is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I am about to tear the kingdom out of Solomon’s hand. I will give you 10 tribes,
Let two bulls be given to us. They are to choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood but not light the fire. I will prepare the other bull and place it on the wood but not light the fire.
As Elisha watched, he kept crying out, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!” Then he never saw Elijah again. He took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.
and Hazael asked, “Why is my lord weeping?”He replied, “Because I know the evil you will do to the people of Israel. You will set their fortresses on fire. You will kill their young men with the sword. You will dash their little ones to pieces. You will rip open their pregnant women.”
So all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They broke its altars and images into pieces, and they killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, at the altars.Then Jehoiada the priest appointed guards for the Lord’s temple.
He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made, for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.
He broke the sacred pillars into pieces, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones.
He also carried off from there all the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king’s palace, and he cut into pieces all the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the Lord’s sanctuary, just as God had predicted.
Now the Chaldeans broke into pieces the bronze pillars of the Lord’s temple, the water carts, and the bronze reservoir, which were in the Lord’s temple, and carried the bronze to Babylon.
So all the people went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They broke its altars and images into pieces and killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, at the altars.
and the Judahites captured 10,000 alive. They took them to the top of a cliff where they threw them off, and all of them were dashed to pieces.
Then Ahaz gathered up the utensils of God’s temple, cut them into pieces, shut the doors of the Lord’s temple, and made himself altars on every street corner in Jerusalem.
They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk;they perish forever while no one notices.
I was at ease, but He shattered me;He seized me by the scruff of the neckand smashed me to pieces.He set me up as His target;
He makes wars cease throughout the earth.He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces;He burns up the chariots.
Instruction from Your lips is better for methan thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon.He leased the vineyard to tenants.Each was to bring for his fruit1,000 pieces of silver.
And on that dayevery place where there were 1,000 vines,worth 1,000 pieces of silver,will become thorns and briers.
Their bows will cut young men to pieces.They will have no compassion on little ones;they will not look with pity on children.
Its collapse will be like the shatteringof a potter’s jar, crushed to pieces,so that not even a fragment of potterywill be found among its shattered remains—no fragment large enough to take fire from a hearthor scoop water from a cistern.”
Wake up, wake up!Put on the strength of the Lord’s power.Wake up as in days past,as in generations of long ago.Wasn’t it You who hacked Rahab to pieces,who pierced the sea monster?
Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.A leopard keeps watch over their cities.Anyone who leaves them will be torn to piecesbecause their rebellious acts are many,their unfaithful deeds numerous.
As for those who disobeyed My covenant, not keeping the terms of the covenant they made before Me, I will treat them like the calf they cut in two in order to pass between its pieces.
The officials of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials, the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the pieces of the calf
Now the Chaldeans broke into pieces the bronze pillars for the Lord’s temple and the water carts and the bronze reservoir that were in the Lord’s temple, and carried all the bronze to Babylon.
He forced me off my way and tore me to pieces;He left me desolate.
They will bring a mob against you to stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
Place the pieces of meat in it,every good piece—thigh and shoulder.Fill it with choice bones.
For I am like a lion to Ephraimand like a young lion to the house of Judah.Yes, I will tear them to pieces and depart.I will carry them off,and no one can rescue them.
the roar of battle will rise against your people,and all your fortifications will be demolishedin a day of war,like Shalman’s destruction of Beth-arbel.Mothers will be dashed to piecesalong with their children.
Samaria will bear her guiltbecause she has rebelled against her God.They will fall by the sword;their little ones will be dashed to pieces,and their pregnant women ripped open.
For the Lord commands:The large house will be smashed to pieces,and the small house to rubble.
All her carved images will be smashed to pieces;all her wages will be burned in the fire,and I will destroy all her idols.Since she collected the wages of a prostitute,they will be used again for a prostitute.
Yet she became an exile;she went into captivity.Her children were also dashed to piecesat the head of every street.They cast lots for her dignitaries,and all her nobles were bound in chains.
Then I said to them, “If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” So they weighed my wages, 30 pieces of silver.
“Throw it to the potter,” the Lord said to me—this magnificent price I was valued by them. So I took the 30 pieces of silver and threw it into the house of the Lord, to the potter.
Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets full of leftover pieces!
They all ate and were filled. Then they collected the leftover pieces—seven large baskets full.
[Whoever falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whoever it falls, it will grind him to powder!]”
He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him.
Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders.
Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:They took the 30 pieces of silver, the price of Him whose price was set by the Israelites,
Then they picked up 12 baskets full of pieces of bread and fish.
They ate and were filled. Then they collected seven large baskets of leftover pieces.
When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?”“Twelve,” they told Him.
“When I broke the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many large baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?”“Seven,” they said.
Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets of leftover pieces.
that slave’s master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and if it falls on anyone, it will grind him to powder!”
So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.
while many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be 50,000 pieces of silver.