'Seven' in the Bible
The LORD told him, "This won't happen, because whoever kills you will suffer seven times the vengeance." Then the LORD placed a sign on Cain so that no one finding him would kill him.
For if Cain is being avenged seven times, then Lamech will be avenged 77 times."
You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate;
along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth.
Seven days from now I'll send rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I'll destroy every living creature that I've made."
Noah waited another seven days and sent the dove out from the ark again.
He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.
Then Abraham set aside seven ewe lambs,
so Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set aside?"
He replied, "You are to accept from me these seven ewe lambs as a witness that I have dug this well."
Jacob loved Rachel, so he made this offer to Laban: "I'll serve you for seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."
Jacob served seven years for Rachel, but it seemed like only a few days because of his love for her.
The next morning, Jacob realized that it was Leah! "What have you done to me?" he demanded of Laban. "Didn't I serve you for seven years in order to marry Rachel? Why did you deceive me?"
Fulfill the week for this daughter, then we'll give you the other one in exchange for serving me another seven years."
So Jacob completed another seven years' work, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
Jacob also married Rachel, since he loved her. He served Laban another full seven years' work for Rachel.
so he took his relatives with him and pursued Jacob. Laban was on the road for seven days when he finally caught up with Jacob in the hill country of Gilead.
Then he went out to meet Esau, passing in front of all of them, and bowed low to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
when all of a sudden seven healthy, plump cows emerged from the Nile to graze in the grass that grew in the reeds that lined the bank.
Right after that, seven more cows came up out of the Nile. Ugly and gaunt, they stood next to the other cows on the bank of the Nile River.
But all of a sudden they ate up the seven healthy, plump cows! Then Pharaoh woke up.
After he had fallen back to sleep, he had a second dream, in which seven ears of plump, fruit-filled grain grew up on a single stalk.
Suddenly seven thin ears of grain that had been scorched by an east wind sprouted up right after them
and ate up the seven plump, fruit-filled ears. Then Pharaoh woke up a second time, and it had been a very vivid dream!
and all of a sudden seven healthy, plump, beautiful cows emerged from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds that line the bank.
Just then, seven other cows emerged after them, poor, ugly, and appearing very gaunt in their flesh. I've never seen anything as ugly as those cows anywhere in the entire land of Egypt!
But those thin, gaunt cows gobbled up the first seven healthy cows!
Later, I also dreamed about seven plump, fruit-filled ears of grain that grew up out of a single stalk.
All of a sudden, seven thin, withered ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.
But the thin ears gobbled up the seven good ears. I told all this to my advisors, but nobody was able to explain it to me."
The seven healthy cows represent seven years, as do the seven healthy ears. The dreams are identical.
The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.
Be advised that seven years of phenomenal abundance are coming throughout all the land of Egypt,
but after them seven years of famine are ahead, during which all of the abundance will be forgotten throughout the land of Egypt. The famine will ravage the land so severely that
Also, let Pharaoh immediately proceed to appoint supervisors over the land of Egypt, who will collect one fifth of its agricultural production during the coming seven years of abundance.
Let the food be kept in reserve to feed the land for the seven years of famine that will occur throughout Egypt, so the people don't die during the famine."
While bumper crops grew during the seven abundant years,
As soon as the seven years of abundance throughout the land of Egypt ended,
the seven years of famine started, just as Joseph had predicted. It was an international famine, but there was food everywhere throughout the land of Egypt.
These were sons of Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel. She bore these children for Jacob seven in all.
When they arrived at Atad's threshing floor, which is located beyond the Jordan River, they held a great and mournful memorial service, during which Joseph spent seven days mourning for his father.
Meanwhile, the seven daughters of a certain Midianite priest would come to draw water in order to fill water troughs for their father's sheep.
Seven days after the LORD had struck the Nile River,
You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel.
For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land.
You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the LORD.
Unleavened bread is to be eaten for seven days, and nothing leavened is to be seen among you, nor is leaven to be seen among you throughout your territory.
You are to do the same with your oxen and your sheep. They shall be with their mother for seven days and then on the eighth day you are to give them to me.
You are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you are to eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month Abib, because in it you came out of Egypt. No one is to appear before me empty handed.
"You are to make seven lamps for it, and its lamps are to be mounted so as to give light in front of it.
Aaron's son, who is priest in his place, is to wear them for seven days when he comes into the Tent of Meeting to minister in the Holy Place.
You are to do this for Aaron and his sons, just as I've commanded you. You are to ordain them for seven days,
You are to make atonement for the altar for seven days and consecrate it. It will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy."
"You are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days, at the appointed time in the month Abib, you are to eat unleavened bread as I commanded you, for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt.
He made its seven lamps, its tongs, and its trays from pure gold.
The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times in the LORD's presence in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.
Then the priest is to dip his finger in the blood, sprinkle some of the blood seven times in front of the curtain in the LORD's presence,
He sprinkled some on the altar seven times, and then anointed the altar, all its vessels, the basin, and its base to consecrate them.
Furthermore, you are not to go out past the entrance to the Tent of Meeting until the days of your ordination have been completed, since it will take seven days to ordain you.
Stay seven days and nights at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and attend to the service of the LORD, so that you won't die, because this is what I've commanded."
"Tell the Israelis that a woman who conceives and bears a son is unclean for seven days. Just like the days of her menstruation, she is unclean.
"If the light spot in the skin of his body is white but the appearance of the skin rash isn't deeper than the skin of his body and its hair has not become white, then the priest is to isolate the one who is infected for seven days.
On the seventh day, the priest is to examine him again. If, in his opinion, the skin rash remained the same and it did not spread, then he is to isolate him for another seven days.
If the priest undertakes an examination, but there's no white hair in it and it's not more extensive than skin deep, but it's dull, then the priest is to isolate him for seven days.
But if the priest examines it and discovers that there's no bright area or white hair, or if he discovers that it's not more extensive than skin deep and it's dull, then the priest is to isolate him for seven days.
But when the priest examines the scales of the skin rash and it doesn't appear more extensive than skin deep and there's no black hair in it, then the priest is to isolate him for seven days.
then he is to be shaven, but the scab is not to be shaved off. The priest is to isolate him a second time for seven days.
"The priest is to examine the contagion and isolate the clothing for seven days.
then the priest is to command that they wash whatever has the contagion and then isolate it for seven days a second time.
He is to sprinkle the blood seven times on the person with the infectious skin disease and then pronounce him clean. Then he is to release the live bird into the open fields.
The person who is clean is to wash his clothes, shave all his hair, and bathe in water, after which he is to be declared clean. Then he can be brought back to the camp, but he is to remain outside his tent for seven days.
The priest is to dip his right finger in the olive oil that is in his left palm and sprinkle some of the olive oil with his finger seven times in the LORD's presence.
and use his right finger to sprinkle oil from his left palm seven times in the LORD's presence.
The priest is to leave through the entrance to the house and seal the house for seven days.
He is to return after seven days to examine it. If the contagion has spread to the walls of the house,
He is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the two crimson threads, and the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird over flowing water. Then he is to sprinkle the house seven times.
"When the one with the discharge is cleansed from his discharge, then he is to set aside for himself seven days for his cleansing. He is to wash his clothes and bathe with flowing water. Then he will be clean.
"When a woman has a discharge, and the blood is her monthly menstrual discharge from her body, then for seven days she is to remain in her menstrual uncleanness. Whoever touches her will remain unclean until evening.
When a man has sexual relations with her and her menstrual uncleanness touches him, he will be unclean for seven days. Every bed where he sleeps will remain unclean.
"If she becomes clean with her discharge, then she is to count for herself seven days, after which she becomes clean.
He is to take blood from the ox and sprinkle it with his forefinger toward the surface of the Mercy Seat. Then he is to sprinkle the blood on the surface of the Mercy Seat with his forefinger seven times.
and sprinkle it with the blood on his forefinger seven times, cleansing and sanctifying it from Israel's sins."
"Whenever a bull, a sheep, or a goat is born, it is to remain for seven days under the care of its mother. But on the eighth day onwards, it may be accepted as an offering made by fire to the LORD.
On the fifteenth day of that month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to the LORD. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread.
Instead, you are to bring an offering made by fire to the LORD daily for seven days. On the seventh day, you are also to hold a sacred assembly during which you are to do no servile work."
"Starting the day after the Sabbath, count for yourselves seven weeks from the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. They are to be complete.
Along with the loaves of bread, bring seven lambs (each of them one year old and without defect), one young bull as an offering, and two rams as offerings to the LORD along with your gift and drink offerings and present them as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
For seven days, bring offerings made by fire to the LORD. The eighth day is also to be a sacred assembly for you. Bring offerings made by fire to the LORD. It's a sacred assembly. You are not to do any servile work.
"On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you've harvested the produce of the land, you are to observe the festival of the LORD for seven days. The first day is to be a Sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is to be a Sabbath rest.
"On the first day, take branches from impressive fruit trees, branches from palm trees, boughs from thick trees, and poplars from the brooks. Then you are to rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God for seven days.
Observe it as a pilgrimage festival in the presence of the LORD for seven days of the year. This is to be an eternal ordinance throughout your generations. Observe the festival during the seventh month.
You are to live in tents for seven days. Every native born of Israel is to live in tents
"Count for yourselves seven years of Sabbaths seven times seven years. This set of seven weeks of years total 49 years for you.
"If, despite all of this, you still don't listen to me, then I'll punish you seven times more on account of your sins.
"If you live life contrary to me and remain unwilling to listen to me, then I'll add to your wounds seven times more on account of your sins.
When someone suddenly dies beside him, so that his consecrated head is defiled, then he is to shave his head on the day of his purification. Seven days later he is to shave it again.
"Tell Aaron, "When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps will illuminate the area in front of the lamp stand.'"
But the LORD told Moses, "If her father had merely spit in her face, wouldn't she be humiliated? She is to be placed in isolation for seven days. After that, she may be brought in."
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