'Sister' in the Bible
Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah.
Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."
Why did you say, "She is my sister,' so that I took her as a wife for myself? Now, here is your wife! Take her and get out!"
because Abraham kept saying about his wife Sarah, "She is my sister," King Abimelech of Gerar summoned them and took Sarah into his household.
Didn't he say to me, "She's my sister'? And she also said, "He's my brother.' I did this with pure intentions and clean hands."
Besides, she really is my sister she's my father's daughter, but not my mother's daughter so she could become my wife.
And so it was, as soon as he saw the nose ring and bracelets on his sister's wrists, and as soon as he heard what his sister Rebekah was saying about what the man had spoken to her, he went out to the man who was still standing by the camels at the spring!
So they sent off their sister Rebekah, along with her personal assistant, Abraham's servant, and his men.
As they were leaving, they all blessed Rebekah by saying, "Our sister, may you become the mother of tens of millions! May your descendants take over the city gates of those who hate them."
Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel, the Aramean from Paddan-aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
Later on, the men of that place asked about his wife, so he replied, "She's my sister," because he was afraid to call her "my wife." He kept thinking, ""otherwise, the men around here will kill me on account of Rebekah, since she's very beautiful."
So Abimelech called Isaac and confronted him. "She is definitely your wife!" he accused him, "So why did you claim, "She's my sister?'" Isaac responded, "Because I had thought ""otherwise, I'll die on account of her.'"
so he went to Abraham's son Ishmael and married Ishmael's daughter Mahalath, who was the sister of Nebaioth.
Rachel noticed that she was not bearing children for Jacob, so because she envied her sister Leah, she told Jacob, "If you don't give me sons, I'm going to die!"
so Rachel said, "I've been through a mighty struggle with my sister and won." She named him Naphtali.
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceptively, because Shechem had dishonored their sister Dinah.
They told them, "We can't do this. We can't give our sister to a man who isn't circumcised, because that would be insulting to us.
Jacob's other sons came along afterward and plundered the city where their sister had been defiled,
"Should he have treated our sister like a whore?" they asked in response.
Ishamael's daughter Basemath (who was Nebaioth's sister).
Lotan's children were Hori and Hemam. Lotan's sister was Timna.
Asher's sons Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. Beriah's sons Heber and Malchiel were also included.
Then his sister positioned herself some distance away in order to find out what would happen to him.
Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call one of the nursing Hebrew women so she can nurse the child for you?"
Amram married Jochebed, his father's sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived for 137 years.
Then Aaron married Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon. She bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand and went out with all the women behind her with tambourines and dancing.
"You are not to have sexual relations with your sister, whether she's your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she's born in your home or outside your home. You are not to have sexual relations with her.
"You are not to have sexual relations with the daughter of your father's wife. Born of your father, she's your sister, so you are not to have sexual relations with her.
"You are not to have sexual relations with your father's sister. She's your father's near blood relative.
"You are not to have sexual relations with your mother's sister. She's your mother's near blood relative.
"You are not to marry a woman and then have sexual relations with her sister as a rival when your wife is still alive.
"If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, so that he exposes her nakedness and she exposes his nakedness, it's a shameful thing. They are to be eliminated from contact with their people in front of their people's children. He has exposed his sister's nakedness. He'll continue to bear responsibility for his iniquity.
"You are not to have sexual relations with your mother's sister or your father's sister, because that is laying bare the nakedness of his close relative. They'll continue to bear responsibility for their iniquity.
virgin sister (who is a near relative of him and did not have a husband he may defile himself for her).
He is not to defile himself on account of his father, mother, brother, and sister when they die, because the crown of his consecration to God is on his head.
Now Kohath had a son named Amram. Amram's wife was Levi's daughter Jochebed, who was born to Levi in Egypt. She gave birth to Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.
""Cursed is the one who has sexual relations with his sister, the daughter of his father or mother.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
Her father said, "Because I honestly thought that you hated her deeply, I gave her in marriage to your best man. Isn't her younger sister better than she? Please then, let her be yours instead."
Sometime after this, David's son Amnon fell in love with David's other son Absalom's beautiful sister Tamar.
"Why are you so depressed these past few mornings," Jonadab asked Amnon, "since you're a son of the king? Why not tell me?" Amnon replied, "I'm in love with my brother Absalom's sister Tamar."
Jonadab advised him, "Lie down and pretend to be sick. When your father visits you, ask him, "Please let my sister Tamar come and give me something to eat that she prepares especially for me, and after she makes dinner for me, let her feed it to me personally.'"
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. When the king came to visit him, Amnon asked the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make some of her bread especially for me, so she can feed it to me personally."
But as soon as she brought them near him to eat, he overpowered her and told her, "Come here and have sex with me, my sister!"
Later, her brother Absalom asked her, "Has Amnon, that brother of yours, raped you? Then keep quiet about your half-brother for now, my sister. Stop taking this so personally." From that time on, Tamar lived in continuous desolation within her brother Absalom's house.
But Absalom never said a word, either good or bad, to Amnon. Nevertheless, he hated Amnon because he had humiliated his sister Tamar.
But David's brother Shimeah's son Jonadab reported, "Your majesty, don't assume they've killed all of the young men the king's sons only Amnon has died, since that was Absalom's intention from the day Amnon raped his sister Tamar.
Absalom had installed Amasa in place of Joab over the army. (Amasa was the son of a man named Jether the Ishmaelite. His mother was Abigail, a daughter of Nahash and a sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.)
Hadad won the affection of the Pharaoh, who gave permission for Hadad to marry the sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes.
Queen Tahpenes' sister bore him his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's palace while Genubath lived in Pharaoh's palace with the Pharaoh's own sons.
But King Joram's daughter Jehosheba, who was Ahaziah's sister, rescued Ahaziah's son Joash from the group of the king's sons who were being executed and hid him and his nurse in her bedroom, concealing him from Athaliah so he was not put to death.
Lotan's descendants were Hori and Homam. Lotan's sister was Timna.
All these were David's sons, besides children born to his mistresses. Tamar was their sister.
Zerubbabel's descendants included Meshullam and Hananiah, along with Shelomith their sister and five others: Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed.
The descendants of Hodiah's wife, Naham's sister, fathered Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
Machir chose wives for his sons Huppim and for Shuppim. He had a sister named Maacah. His second son was named Zelophehad, and Zelophehad fathered only daughters.
His sister Hammolecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
Asher's descendants included Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
However, the king's daughter Jehoshabeath took Ahaziah's son Joash away from the king's children who were about to be assassinated and hid him and his nurse in a bedroom. That's how King Jehoram's daughter Jehoshabeath, who was also the priest Jehoiada's wife and Ahaziah's sister, hid him from Athaliah. As a result, she was not able to kill him.
if I call out to the Pit, "You're my father!' or say to the worm, "My mother!' or "My sister!'
Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,
You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride. You have made my heart beat faster with one glance of your eyes, with one strand of your necklace.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride. How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than all kinds of spices.
My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.
I've come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I've gathered my myrrh with my spices. I've eaten my honeycomb with my honey. I've drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink and become drunk with love.
I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."
We have a little sister, and she has not yet reached maturity. What will we do for our sister to prepare her for her engagement?
I thought, "After she has done all these things, she will return to me.' But she didn't return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw this.
I saw that even though I had sent unfaithful Israel away for all her adulteries and had given her a divorce decree, her treacherous sister Judah didn't fear, and she, too, committed adultery.
Yet in all this her treacherous sister Judah didn't return to me with her whole heart, but rather deceptively," declares the LORD.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says about Josiah's son Jehoiakim, king of Judah, "They won't lament for him with these words: "How terrible, my brother, How terrible, my sister!' They won't lament for him with these words: "How terrible, lord, How terrible, your majesty!'
You're the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and children. You're the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children.
"Your mother was a Hittite and your father was an Amorite. Your elder sister was Samaria. She and her daughters lived in the north, while your younger sister who lived in the south with her daughters was Sodom.
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "your sister Sodom and her daughters didn't do what you and your daughters have done.
Look! This was the sin of your sister Sodom and her daughters: Pride, too much food, undisturbed peace, and failure to help the poor and needy.
Samaria didn't commit half of your sins you practiced more detestable deeds than they did! You've caused your sister to be more righteous than you, because of the detestable practices that you've committed.
Your sister Sodom and her daughters will be restored to their former status. Samaria and her daughters will be restored to their former status. Then you and your daughters will be restored to your former status.
"When you were being so arrogant, you never once mentioned your sister Sodom
Then you'll remember your behavior and be ashamed when you greet your sisters your elder sister and your younger sister. I'll give them to you as daughters, but not on account of my covenant with you.
One of you commits detestable practices with his neighbor's wife. Another sexually defiles his daughter-in-law. Another humiliates his sister, his own father's daughter.
The older one was named Oholah and her sister was named Oholibah. They belonged to me and gave birth to sons and daughters. Now as to their real identities, Oholah refers to Samaria and Oholibah to Jerusalem."
"Her sister Oholibah saw this, but she was more corrupt in her lust and sexual immorality than her sister had been in her own sexual immorality.
She displayed her immorality publicly and stripped herself naked, so I turned away in disgust from her, just as I had turned away in disgust from her sister.
You took the path of your sister, so I'll place her cup in your hand.'
You'll be filled with drunkenness and grief. The cup that belongs to your sister Samaria is filled with horror and devastation,
They are not to come in contact with a dead body, so they don't defile themselves, except in the case of their father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or for an unmarried sister, on whose behalf they may defile themselves.
because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."
She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and kept listening to what he was saying.
But Martha was worrying about all the things she had to do, so she came to him and asked, "Lord, you do care that my sister has left me to do the work all by myself, don't you? Then tell her to help me."
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
When she had said this, she went away and called her sister Mary and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you!"
Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the dead man's sister, told him, "Lord, there must be a stench by now, because he's been dead for four days."
Meanwhile, standing near Jesus' cross were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
But the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, so he came and got into the barracks and told Paul.
Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess in the church at Cenchrea.
Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints who are with them.
But if the unbelieving partner leaves, let him go. In such cases the brother or sister is not under obligation. God has called you to live in peace.
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