'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:
And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office 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 provoked they him to anger.
If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
Now therefore put away, said he, 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 bare him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.
And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do 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 likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
And 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.
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.
And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.
My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
There shall no strange god 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;
How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
The way of man is froward 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 for a strange woman.
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt 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 shewed, 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, wholly a right seed: 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, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou 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 because of them that dwell in 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 strange vanities?
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try 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, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
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