'Set' in the Bible
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran’s son), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they set out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.
He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated, and the people he had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,
Abram lived in the land of Canaan, but Lot lived in the cities of the valley and set up his tent near Sodom.
When the sun had set and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch appeared and passed between the divided animals.
Then Abraham took curds and milk, and the calf that he had prepared, and set them before the men. He served them as they ate under the tree.
Abraham separated seven ewe lambs from the flock.
And Abimelech said to Abraham, “Why have you separated these seven ewe lambs?”
So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.
The servant took 10 of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of his master’s goods in hand. Then he set out for Nahor’s town Aram-naharaim.
A meal was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.”So Laban said, “Please speak.”
He reached a certain place and spent the night there because the sun had set. He took one of the stones from the place, put it there at his head, and lay down in that place.
And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and God’s angels were going up and down on it.
Early in the morning Jacob took the stone that was near his head and set it up as a marker. He poured oil on top of it
This stone that I have set up as a marker will be God’s house, and I will give to You a tenth of all that You give me.”
He set the peeled branches in the troughs in front of the sheep—in the water channels where the sheep came to drink. And the sheep bred when they came to drink.
Jacob separated the lambs and made the flocks face the streaked and the completely dark sheep in Laban’s flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and didn’t put them with Laban’s sheep.
So Jacob picked out a stone and set it up as a marker.
Laban also said to Jacob, “Look at this mound and the marker I have set up between you and me.
And he set up an altar there and called it “God, the God of Israel.”
Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I’ll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!”
When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.
Jacob set up a marker at the place where He had spoken to him—a stone marker. He poured a drink offering on it and anointed it with oil.
They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.
Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel’s grave to this day.
Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder.
“They’ve moved on from here,” the man said. “I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’” So Joseph set out after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
“So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.
I will be responsible for him. You can hold me personally accountable! If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, I will be guilty before you forever.
Israel set out with all that he had and came to Beer-sheba, and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Some time after this, Joseph was told, “Your father is weaker.” So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Naphtali is a doe set freethat bears beautiful fawns.
But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took God’s staff in his hand.
Then the Israelite foremen, whom Pharaoh’s slave drivers had set over the people, were beaten and asked, “Why haven’t you finished making your prescribed number of bricks yesterday or today, as you did before?”
And the Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.”
They set out from Succoth and camped at Etham on the edge of the wilderness.
The Egyptians set out in pursuit—all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen—and went into the sea after them.
He told them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you want to bake, and boil what you want to boil, and set aside everything left over to be kept until morning.’”
So they set it aside until morning as Moses commanded, and it didn’t smell or have any maggots in it.
“These are the ordinances that you must set before them:
“Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the Lord alone, is to be set apart for destruction.
I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River. For I will place the inhabitants of the land under your control, and you will drive them out ahead of you.
And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early the next morning and set up an altar and 12 pillars for the 12 tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
Moses took half the blood and set it in basins; the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the testimony that I will give you into the ark.
“Make seven lamps on it. Its lamps are to be set up so they illuminate the area in front of it.
Make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the first set, and do the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.
Make 50 loops on the one curtain and make 50 loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops line up together.
Make 50 loops on the edge of the one curtain, the outermost in the first set, and make 50 loops on the edge of the corresponding curtain of the second set.
You are to set up the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you have been shown on the mountain.
Set it below, under the altar’s ledge, so that the mesh comes halfway up the altar.
“Make a bronze basin for washing and a bronze stand for it. Set it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.
Now Moses took a tent and set it up outside the camp, far away from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone who wanted to consult the Lord would go to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp.
He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the first set and did the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.
He made 50 loops on the one curtain and 50 loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops lined up with each other.
He made 50 loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set and 50 loops on the edge of the corresponding curtain in the second set.
“You are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.
Then bring in the table and lay out its arrangement; also bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps.
The tabernacle was set up in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month.
Moses set up the tabernacle: he laid its bases, positioned its planks, inserted its crossbars, and set up its posts.
Moses took the testimony and placed it in the ark, and attached the poles to the ark. He set the mercy seat on top of the ark.
and set up the lamps before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded him.
He set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
Next Moses set up the surrounding courtyard for the tabernacle and the altar and hung a screen for the gate of the courtyard. So Moses finished the work.
The Israelites set out whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle throughout all the stages of their journey.
If the cloud was not taken up, they did not set out until the day it was taken up.
He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities.
And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am Yahweh your God who set you apart from the peoples.
Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. Do not become contaminated by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.
You are to be holy to Me because I, Yahweh, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.
When the sun has set, he will become clean, and then he may eat from the holy offerings, for that is his food.
The bread is to be set out before the Lord every Sabbath day as a perpetual covenant obligation on the part of the Israelites.
The one who purchased him is to calculate the time from the year he sold himself to him until the Year of Jubilee. The price of his sale will be determined by the number of years. It will be set for him like the daily wages of a hired hand.
“Do not make idols for yourselves, set up a carved image or sacred pillar for yourselves, or place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am Yahweh your God.
But if one is too poor to pay the assessment, he must present the person before the priest and the priest will set a value for him. The priest will set a value for him according to what the one making the vow can afford.
The priest will set its value, whether high or low; the price will be set as the priest makes the assessment for you.
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will be holy to the Lord like a field permanently set apart; it becomes the priest’s property.
“Nothing that a man permanently sets apart to the Lord from all he owns, whether a person, an animal, or his inherited landholding, can be sold or redeemed; everything set apart is especially holy to the Lord.
No person who has been set apart for destruction is to be ransomed; he must be put to death.
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever it is to stop at a campsite, the Levites are to set it up. Any unauthorized person who comes near it must be put to death.
“Speak to Aaron and tell him: When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand.”
So Aaron did this; he set up its lamps to give light in front of the lampstand just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning.
Whenever the cloud was lifted up above the tent, the Israelites would set out; at the place where the cloud stopped, there the Israelites camped.
At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at the Lord’s command they camped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they camped.
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the Lord’s requirement and did not set out.
Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days. They would camp at the Lord’s command and set out at the Lord’s command.
Sometimes the cloud remained only from evening until morning; when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out. Or if it remained a day and a night, they moved out when the cloud lifted.
Whether it was two days, a month, or longer, the Israelites camped and did not set out as long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle. But when it was lifted, they set out.
They camped at the Lord’s command, and they set out at the Lord’s command. They carried out the Lord’s requirement according to His command through Moses.
“Make two trumpets of hammered silver to summon the community and have the camps set out.
“When you sound short blasts, the camps pitched on the east are to set out.
When you sound short blasts a second time, the camps pitched on the south are to set out. Short blasts are to be sounded for them to set out.
They set out for the first time according to the Lord’s command through Moses.
The military divisions of the camp of Judah with their banner set out first, and Nahshon son of Amminadab was over Judah’s divisions.
The tabernacle was then taken down, and the Gershonites and the Merarites set out, transporting the tabernacle.
The military divisions of the camp of Reuben with their banner set out, and Elizur son of Shedeur was over Reuben’s division.
The Kohathites then set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival.
Next the military divisions of the camp of Ephraim with their banner set out, and Elishama son of Ammihud was over Ephraim’s division.
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