'Tents' in the Bible
God will extend Japheth;he will dwell in the tents of Shem;Canaan will be his slave.
Now Lot, who was traveling with Abram, also had flocks, herds, and tents.
When Laban overtook Jacob, Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban and his brothers also pitched their tents in the hill country of Gilead.
So Laban went into Jacob’s tent, then Leah’s tent, and then the tents of the two female slaves, but he found nothing. Then he left Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s.
Moses heard the people, family after family, crying at the entrance of their tents. The Lord was very angry; Moses was also provoked.
He warned the community, “Get away now from the tents of these wicked men. Don’t touch anything that belongs to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins.”
So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Meanwhile, Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents with their wives, children, and infants.
How beautiful are your tents, Jacob,your dwellings, Israel.
You grumbled in your tents and said, ‘The Lord brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites so they would destroy us, because He hated us.
and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when in the middle of the whole Israelite camp the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing with them.
You are to cook and eat it in the place the Lord your God chooses, and you are to return to your tents in the morning.
He said about Zebulun:Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys,and Issachar, in your tents.
For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.
So Gideon sent all the Israelites to their tents but kept the 300, who took the people’s provisions and their trumpets. The camp of Midian was below him in the valley.
Uriah answered David, “The ark, Israel, and Judah are dwelling in tents, and my master Joab and his soldiers are camping in the open field. How can I enter my house to eat and drink and sleep with my wife? As surely as you live and by your life, I will not do this!”
On the fifteenth day he sent the people away. So they blessed the king and went home to their tents rejoicing and with joyful hearts for all the goodness that the Lord had done for His servant David and for His people Israel.
When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people answered him:What portion do we have in David?We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.Israel, return to your tents;David, now look after your own house!So Israel went to their tents,
When Ben-hadad heard this response, while he and the kings were drinking in the tents, he said to his servants, “Take your positions.” So they took their positions against the city.
They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings who were helping him were getting drunk in the tents.
So they had gotten up and fled at twilight, abandoning their tents, horses, and donkeys. The camp was intact, and they had fled for their lives.
The diseased men went and called to the city’s gatekeepers and told them, “We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there—no human sounds. There was nothing but tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact.”
So Jehoram crossed over to Zair with all his chariots. Then at night he set out to attack the Edomites who had surrounded him and the chariot commanders, but his troops fled to their tents.
Therefore, the Lord gave Israel a deliverer, and they escaped from the power of the Arameans. Then the people of Israel dwelt in their tents as before,
These who were recorded by name came in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah, attacked the Hamites’ tents and the Meunites who were found there, and set them apart for destruction, as they are today. Then they settled in their place because there was pasture for their flocks.
During Saul’s reign they waged war against the Hagrites, who were defeated by their power. And they lived in their tents throughout the region east of Gilead.
On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, rejoicing and with happy hearts for the goodness the Lord had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.
When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people answered the king:What portion do we have in David?We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.Israel, each man to your tent;David, look after your own house now!So all Israel went to their tents.
They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents—
The tents of robbers are safe,and those who provoke God are secure;God’s power provides this.
For the company of the godless will have no children,and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.
For you say, “Where now is the nobleman’s house?”and “Where are the tents the wicked lived in?”
Make their fortification desolate;may no one live in their tents.
He struck all the firstborn in Egypt,the first progeny of the tents of Ham.
He drove out nations before them.He apportioned their inheritance by lotand settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
Better a day in Your courtsthan a thousand anywhere else.I would rather be at the door of the house of my Godthan to live in the tents of wicked people.
They grumbled in their tentsand did not listen to the Lord’s voice.
There are shouts of joy and victoryin the tents of the righteous:“The Lord’s right hand performs valiantly!
What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!
Daughters of Jerusalem,I am dark like the tents of Kedar,yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.
M If you do not know,most beautiful of women,follow the tracks of the flock,and pasture your young goatsnear the shepherds’ tents.
Disaster after disaster is reportedbecause the whole land is destroyed.Suddenly my tents are destroyed,my tent curtains, in a moment.
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her;they will pitch their tents all around her.Each will pasture his own portion.
This is what the Lord says:I will certainly restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tentsand show compassion on his dwellings.Every city will be rebuilt on its mound;every citadel will stand on its proper site.
You must not build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard. Those things are not for you. Rather, you must live in tents your whole life, so you may live a long time on the soil where you stay as a temporary resident.’
But we have lived in tents and have obeyed and done as our ancestor Jonadab commanded us.
They will take their tents and their flocksalong with their tent curtains and all their equipment.They will take their camels for themselves.They will call out to them:Terror is on every side!
therefore I am about to give you to the people of the east as a possession. They will set up their encampments and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
He will pitch his royal tents between the sea and the beautiful holy mountain, but he will meet his end with no one to help him.
For even if they flee from devastation,Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them.Thistles will take possession of their precious silver;thorns will invade their tents.
I have been Yahweh your Godever since the land of Egypt.I will make you live in tents again,as in the festival days.
I see the tents of Cushan in distress;the tent curtains of the land of Midian tremble.
The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of David’s house and the glory of Jerusalem’s residents may not be greater than that of Judah.
To the man who does this, may the Lord cut off any descendants from the tents of Jacob, even if they present an offering to the Lord of Hosts.
By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, coheirs of the same promise.