'Twelve' in the Bible
And all the years of Seth's life were nine hundred and twelve: and he came to his end.
For twelve years they were under the rule of Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they put off his control.
As for Ishmael, I have given ear to your prayer: truly I have given him my blessing and I will make him fertile and give him great increase; he will be the father of twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names in their towns and their tent-circles; twelve chiefs with their peoples.
Now Jacob had twelve sons: the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first son, and Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
Then they said, We your servants are twelve brothers, sons of one man in the land of Canaan; the youngest of us is now with our father, and one is dead.
We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is dead, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.
These are the twelve tribes of Israel: and these are the words their father said to them, blessing them; to every one he gave his blessing.
And they came to Elim where there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees: and they put up their tents there by the waters.
Then Moses put down in writing all the words of the Lord, and he got up early in the morning and made an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
The jewels are to be twelve in number, for the names of the children of Israel; every jewel having the name of one of the twelve tribes cut on it as on a stamp.
There were twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel; on every one the name of one of the tribes of Israel was cut, like the cutting of a stamp.
And take the best meal and make twelve cakes of it, a fifth part of an ephah in every cake.
These are they who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and by the twelve chiefs of Israel, one from every tribe.
And they came with their offerings before the Lord, six covered carts and twelve oxen; a cart for every two of the chiefs, and for every one an ox.
These were the offerings given for the altar by the chiefs of Israel, when the holy oil was put on it: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve gold spoons;
The weight of the twelve gold spoons of spice for burning was ten shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place; all the gold of the spoons was a hundred and twenty shekels;
All the oxen, for the burned offering were twelve, the male sheep twelve, the he-lambs of the first year twelve, with their meal offering; and the males of the goats for sin-offering twelve;
Say to the children of Israel that they are to give you rods, one for every family, for every chief, the head of his father's house, making twelve rods; let every man's name be placed on his rod.
So Moses gave these orders to the children of Israel, and all their chiefs gave him rods, one for the head of every family, making twelve rods: and Aaron's rod was among them.
On the second day of the feast give an offering of twelve oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them;
So from the thousands of Israel a thousand were taken from every tribe, twelve thousand men armed for war.
And from Marah they went on to Elim: and in Elim there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees; and they put up their tents there.
And what you said seemed good to me, and I took twelve men from among you, one from every tribe;
So take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, a man from every tribe.
Take twelve men from the people, a man for every tribe,
And say to them, Take up from the middle of Jordan, from the place where the feet of the priests were resting, twelve stones, and take them over with you and put them down in the place where you take your rest tonight.
So Joshua sent for the twelve men, whom he had ready, one man out of every tribe of the children of Israel,
So the children of Israel did as Joshua gave them orders, and took twelve stones from the middle of Jordan, as the Lord had said to Joshua, one for every tribe of the children of Israel; these they took across with them to their night's resting-place and put them down there.
And Joshua put up twelve stones in the middle of Jordan, where the feet of the priests who took up the ark of the agreement had been placed: and there they are to this day.
And the twelve stones which they took out of Jordan, Joshua put up in Gilgal.
On that day twelve thousand were put to death, men and women, all the people of Ai.
And Chephar-Ammoni and Ophni and Geba; twelve towns with their unwalled places;
And Kattath and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Beth-lehem; twelve towns with their unwalled places.
The children of Merari by their families were given twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben and Gad and Zebulun.
All these towns were given to the children of Merari by their families, that is, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their heritage was twelve towns.
And when he had come to his house, he got his knife, and took the woman, cutting her up bone by bone into twelve parts, which he sent through all Israel.
So they (the meeting) sent twelve thousand of the best fighting-men, and gave them orders, saying, Go and put the people of Jabesh-gilead to the sword without mercy, with their women and their little ones.
So they got up and went over by number: twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth and twelve of the servants of David.
And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves hated by David, they sent to the Aramaeans of Beth-rehob and Zobah, and got for payment twenty thousand footmen, and they got from the king of Maacah a thousand men, and from Tob twelve thousand.
Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me take out twelve thousand men and this very night I will go after David:
And Solomon put twelve overseers over all Israel, to be responsible for the stores needed for the king and those of his house; every man was responsible for one month in the year.
And Solomon had four thousand boxed-off spaces for horses for his carriages, and twelve thousand horsemen.
He it was who made the two brass pillars; the first pillar was eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits went round it; and the second was the same.
It was supported on twelve oxen, with their back parts turned to the middle of it, three of them facing to the north, three to the west, three to the south, and three to the east; the vessel was resting on top of them.
And the great water-vessel, with the twelve oxen under it;
And twelve lions were placed on the one side and on the other side on the six steps: there was nothing like it in any kingdom.
And Solomon got together war-carriages and horsemen; he had one thousand, four hundred carriages and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king at Jerusalem.
And Ahijah took his new robe in his hands, parting it violently into twelve.
In the thirty-first year of Asa, king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel, and he was king for twelve years; for six years he was ruling in Tirzah.
And Elijah took twelve stones, the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Lord had said, Israel will be your name:
So he went away from there and came across Elisha, the son of Shaphat, ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen, he himself walking with the twelfth; and Elijah went up to him and put his robe on him.
And Jehoram, the son of Ahab, became king over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of the rule of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah; and he was king for twelve years.
He put to the sword twelve thousand men of Edom in the Valley of Salt, and took Sela in war, naming it Joktheel, as it is to this day.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king; for fifty-five years he was ruling in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hephzi-bah.
And he put an end to the false priests, who had been put in their positions by the kings of Judah to see to the burning of offerings in the high places in the towns of Judah and the outskirts of Jerusalem, and all those who made offerings to Baal and to the sun and the moon and the twelve signs and all the stars of heaven.
And to the sons of Merari, by their families, twelve towns were given by the Lord's decision, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.
There were two hundred and twelve whose business it was to keep the doorway. These were listed by families in the country places where they were living, whom David and Samuel the seer put in their responsible positions.
Of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and twelve.
Now of the group of Asaph, the first name to come out was Joseph; the second Gedaliah; he and his brothers and sons were twelve?
The fifth Nethaniah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The seventh Jesharelah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The eighth Jeshaiah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The ninth Mattaniah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The eleventh Azarel, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twelfth Hashabiah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The thirteenth Shubael, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The fourteenth Mattithiah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The fifteenth Jeremoth, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The sixteenth Hananiah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The seventeenth Joshbekashah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The eighteenth Hanani, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The nineteenth Mallothi, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twentieth Eliathah, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twenty-first Hothir, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twenty-second Giddalti, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twenty-third Mahazioth, with his sons and his brothers, twelve;
The twenty-fourth Romamti-ezer, with his sons and his brothers, twelve.
And Solomon got together war-carriages and horsemen; he had one thousand, four hundred carriages and twelve thousand horsemen, which he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king at Jerusalem.
It was supported on twelve oxen, three facing to the north, three to the west, three to the south, and three to the east, the water-vessel resting on top of them; their back parts were all turned to the middle of it.
The great water-vessel with the twelve oxen under it.
And twelve lions were placed on one side and on the other side on the six steps: there was nothing like it in any kingdom.
Solomon had four thousand buildings for his horses and his war-carriages, and twelve thousand horsemen whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king in Jerusalem.
With twelve hundred war-carriages and sixty thousand horsemen: and the people who came with him out of Egypt were more than might be numbered: Lubim and Sukkiim and Ethiopians.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he was ruling for fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
The children of Pahath-moab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand, eight hundred and twelve.
The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve.
And they gave as offerings at the opening of this house of God a hundred oxen, two hundred sheep, four hundred lambs; and for a sin-offering for all Israel, twelve he-goats, being the number of the tribes of Israel.
So I put on one side twelve of the chiefs of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,
And those who had been prisoners, who had come back from a strange land, made burned offerings to the God of Israel, twelve oxen for all Israel, ninety-six male sheep, seventy-seven lambs, twelve he-goats for a sin-offering: all this was a burned offering to the Lord.
Now from the time when I was made ruler of the people in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year till the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes the king, for twelve years, I and my servants have never taken the food which was the right of the ruler.
The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve.
Now every girl, when her turn came, had to go in to King Ahasuerus, after undergoing, for a space of twelve months, what was ordered by the law for the women (for this was the time necessary for making them clean, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet perfumes and such things as are needed for making women clean):
The two pillars, the great water-vessel, and the twelve brass oxen which were under it, and the ten wheeled bases, which King Solomon had made for the house of the Lord: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
And as for the pillars, one pillar was eighteen cubits high, and twelve cubits measured all round, and it was as thick as a man's hand: it was hollow.
The covered way was twenty cubits long and twelve cubits wide, and they went up to it by ten steps; and there were pillars by the uprights, one on one side and one on the other.
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