'Strange' in the Bible
Then Jacob said unto his household and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you and be clean and change your garments:
So they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their power and all their earrings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, but made himself strange unto them and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Where have you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
And she gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershon, for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
and her two sons, of which the name of the one was Gershon, for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land,
If she pleases not her master, who therefore took her not unto himself to wife, then it is permitted that she be ransomed; and he may not sell her unto a strange nation when he rejects her.
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon nor burnt sacrifice nor present; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer and put fire therein and put incense thereon and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he had never commanded them.
But Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no sons; and Eleazar and Ithamar exercised the priesthood in the sight of Aaron, their father.
And Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.
so the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger.
If ye forsake the LORD and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt and consume you, after he has done you good.
Now, therefore, take away, the strange gods which are among you and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
And they put away the strange gods from among them and served the LORD; and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
And Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they threw Jephthah out and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house, for thou art the son of a strange woman.
And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
But King Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,
And he did likewise for all his strange wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
for he took away the altars of the strange gods and the high places and broke down the images and cut down the groves
Likewise, he took away the strange gods and the idol out of the house of the LORD and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem and cast them out of the city.
Then Shechaniah, the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have rebelled against our God and have taken strange women of the peoples of the land, but there is yet hope for Israel concerning this thing.
And Ezra, the priest, stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed because ye have taken strange women, thus increasing the guiltiness of Israel.
Now, therefore, make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers and do his will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the lands and from the strange women.
Let our rulers of all the congregation now stand, and let all those who have taken strange women in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of each city and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter is turned from us.
And they finished, with all the men that had taken strange women by the first day of the first month.
And among the sons of the priests that had taken strange women these were found: Of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and of his brethren: Maaseiah and Eliezer, and Jarib and Gedaliah.
All these had taken strange women, and there were women of theirs who had given birth to sons.
Did not Solomon, king of Israel, sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless, strange women caused even him to offend.
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange women?
These ten times ye have reproached me; are ye not ashamed to make yourselves strange to me?
My spirit came to be strange to my wife, although I intreated her for the sons of my own body.
If we have forgotten the name of our God or stretched out our hands to a strange god,
no strange god shall be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
Send thine hand from above; redeem me and deliver me out of many waters, from the hand of the strange sons,
Redeem me, and save me from the hand of strange sons, whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
to deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger who flatters with her words,
For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,
to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him that is surety for a strange woman.
The way of the perverse man is crooked and strange, but as for the pure, his work is right.
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit; he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
For a whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger and take a pledge of him that is surety for a strange woman.
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saving health and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength; therefore thou shalt plant pleasant plants and set it with strange slips:
For the LORD shall rise up as in Mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
I have declared and have saved, and I have showed when there was no strange god among you; therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, a seed of Truth, all of her; how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Why does the LORD our God do all these things unto us? Then thou shalt answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people that comes from a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? Is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images and with vanities of a strange god?
And with the people of the strange god that he shall know, he shall make strong fortresses, increase their glory; and cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
They have rebelled against the LORD; for they have begotten strange sons; now a month shall devour them with their portions.
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as strange things.
And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice that I will make a visitation upon the princes and upon the king's sons and upon all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD by loving and marrying the daughter of a strange god.
And God spoke thus, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into slavery and mistreat them four hundred years.
By faith he sojourned in the promised land, as in a strange country, dwelling in booths with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;
Be not taken out of the way with diverse and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with foods which have not profited those that have been occupied with them.
And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution;
Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you,
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, were set forth for an example, having received the judgment of eternal fire.