'Sand' in the Bible
I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.
You have said, ‘I will cause you to prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”
So Joseph stored up grain in such abundance—like the sand of the sea—that he stopped measuring it because it was beyond measure.
Looking all around and seeing no one, he struck the Egyptian dead and hid him in the sand.
They summon the peoples to a mountain;there they offer acceptable sacrifices.For they draw from the wealth of the seasand the hidden treasures of the sand.
They went out with all their armies—a multitude as numerous as the sand on the seashore—along with a vast number of horses and chariots.
Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and all the Qedemites had settled down in the valley like a swarm of locusts, and their camels were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
The Philistines also gathered to fight against Israel: 3,000 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and troops as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba—as numerous as the sand by the sea—be gathered to you and that you personally go into battle.
Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea; they were eating, drinking, and rejoicing.
God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore.
For then it would outweigh the sand of the seas!That is why my words are rash.
So I thought: I will die in my own nestand multiply my days as the sand.
She abandons her eggs on the groundand lets them be warmed in the sand.
He rained meat on them like dust,and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
If I counted them,they would outnumber the grains of sand;when I wake up, I am still with You.
A stone is heavy and sand, a burden,but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.
Israel, even if your people were as numerousas the sand of the sea,only a remnant of them will return.Destruction has been decreed;justice overflows.
The sand partridge will make her nest there;she will lay and hatch her eggsand will gather her brood under her shadow.Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,each with its mate.
Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand,and the offspring of your body like its grains;their name would not be cut offor eliminated from My presence.
Do you not fear Me?This is the Lord’s declaration.Do you not tremble before Me,the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea,an enduring barrier that it cannot cross?The waves surge, but they cannot prevail.They roar but cannot pass over it.
I made their widows more numerousthan the sand of the seas.I brought a destroyer at noonagainst the mother of young men.I suddenly released on heragitation and terrors.
The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable.”
Yet the number of the Israeliteswill be like the sand of the sea,which cannot be measured or counted.And in the place where they were told:You are not My people,they will be called: Sons of the living God.
All of them come to do violence;their faces are set in determination.They gather prisoners like sand.
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
But Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:Though the number of Israel’s sonsis like the sand of the sea,only the remnant will be saved;
Therefore from one man—in fact, from one as good as dead—came offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as innumerable as the grains of sand by the seashore.
and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the sea.