150 occurrences

'Twelve' in the Bible

Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments (sheepfolds) -- "twelve princes according to their tribes. [Foretold in Gen. 17:20.]

When Israel dwelt there, Reuben [his eldest son] went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob's sons were twelve.

But they said, Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; the youngest is today with our father, and one is not.

We are twelve brothers with the same father; one is no more, and the youngest is today with our father in the land of Canaan.

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each one according to the blessing suited to him.

And they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. He rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve pillars representing Israel's twelve tribes.

And you shall take two onyx or beryl stones and engrave on them the names of the twelve sons of Israel;

And the stones shall be twelve, according to the names of the sons of Israel, like the engravings of a signet, each with its name for the twelve tribes.

There were twelve stones with their names according to those of the sons of Israel, engraved like a signet, each with its name, according to the twelve tribes.

And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake [of the showbread or bread of the Presence].

These were numbered by Moses and Aaron, and the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each representing his father's house.

And they brought their offering before the Lord, six covered wagons and twelve oxen; a wagon for each two of the princes or leaders and an ox for each one; and they brought them before the tabernacle.

This was the dedication offering for the altar [of burnt offering] from the leaders of Israel on the day when it was anointed: twelve platters of silver, twelve silver basins, twelve golden bowls;

The twelve golden bowls full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the bowls being 120 shekels.

All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs a year old twelve, together with their cereal offering; and the male goats for a sin offering twelve.

Speak to the Israelites and get from them rods or staves, one for each father's house, from all their leaders according to their father's houses, twelve rods. Write every man's name on his rod.

And Moses spoke to the Israelites, and every one of their leaders gave him a rod or staff, one for each leader according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods, and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

They journeyed from Marah and came to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there.

The thing pleased me well, and I took twelve men of you, one for each tribe.

So now take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

Take twelve men from among the people, one man out of every tribe,

And command them, Take twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan from the place where the priests' feet stood firm; carry them over with you and leave them at the place where you lodge tonight.

Then Joshua called the twelve men of the Israelites whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe.

And the Israelites did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord told Joshua, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there.

And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.

And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan Joshua set up in Gilgal.

And all that fell that day, both men and women, were twelve thousand, including all the men of Ai.

Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with their villages;

Included were Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages.

The Merarites received according to their families from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun twelve cities.

So all the cities allotted to the Merarite families, that is, the remainder of the Levite families, were twelve cities.

And when he came into his house, he took a knife, and took hold of his dead concubine and divided her [body] limb by limb into twelve pieces and sent her [body] throughout all the territory of Israel.

Then there arose and went over by number -- "twelve of Benjamin who were with Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who secured provisions for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in a year.

He fashioned the two pillars of bronze, each eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference.

It stood upon twelve oxen, three facing north, three west, three south, and three east; the Sea was set upon them, and all their rears pointed inward.

One Sea, and the twelve oxen under it;

Twelve lions stood there, one on either end of each of the six steps; there was nothing like it ever made in any kingdom.

In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri began his reign of twelve years over Israel. He reigned six years in Tirzah.

Then Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be your name.

So Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat, whose plowing was being done with twelve yoke of oxen, and he drove the twelfth. Elijah crossed over to him and cast his mantle upon him.

Joram son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

Manasseh was twelve years old when he began his fifty-five-year [wicked] reign in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah.

He put away the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in Judah's cities and round about Jerusalem -- "also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations [or twelve signs of the zodiac], and to all the hosts of the heavens.

To the Merarites were given by lot, according to their families, twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, to him, his brethren and his sons, twelve;

The third to Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The seventeenth of Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

The twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.

It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking north, three west, three south, three east; and the Sea rested upon them, and all their hind parts were inward.

And twelve lions stood there one on either end of each of the six steps. The like of it was never made in any kingdom before.

Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.

Then I set apart twelve leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen,

Also those returned exiles whose parents had been carried into captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve young bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve he-goats for a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering to the Lord.

Also, in the twelve years after I was appointed to be their governor in Judah, from the twentieth to the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes, neither I nor my kin ate the food allowed to [me] the governor.

Now when the turn of each maiden came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the regulations for the women had been carried out for twelve months -- "since this was the regular period for their beauty treatments, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet spices and perfumes and the things for the purifying of the women -- "

Return, O faithless children [of the whole twelve tribes], says the Lord, for I am Lord and Master and Husband to you, and I will take you [not as a nation, but individually] -- "one from a city and two from a tribal family -- "and I will bring you to Zion.

The two pillars, one Sea or huge laver, and twelve bronze bulls or oxen under the Sea, which King Solomon had made in the house of the Lord -- "the bronze of all these things was beyond weighing.

Concerning the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits (twenty-seven feet), and an ornamental molding of twelve cubits (eighteen feet) went around its circumference; it was four fingers thick, and it [the pillar] was hollow.

And the altar hearth shall be square -- "twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in its four sides.

Thus says the Lord God: These shall be the boundaries by which you shall divide the land among the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.

At the end of twelve months he was walking in the royal palace of Babylon.

And behold, a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment;

Now these are the names of the twelve apostles (special messengers): first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

When Jesus had finished His charge to His twelve disciples, He left there to teach and to preach in their [Galilean] cities.

And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.

And they all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up twelve [ small hand] baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside along the way and said to them,

Then one of the Twelve [apostles], who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

As He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve [apostles], came up, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

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Root Form
Definition
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אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

עשׂרה עשׂר 
`asar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עשׂר 
`asar 
Usage: 339

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

תּרתּין תּרין 
T@reyn (Aramaic) 
twelve . , two , second
Usage: 4

δεκαδύο 
Dekaduo 
Usage: 2

δώδεκα 
Dodeka 
Usage: 65

δωδεκάφυλον 
Dodekaphulon 
Usage: 1