'Twelve' in the Bible
They were subject to Chedorlaomer for twelve years, but they rebelled in the thirteenth year.
And as for Ishmael, I've heard you. I'll bless him, and he'll have many descendants. I will multiply him greatly, he'll father twelve tribal leaders, and I'll cause his descendants to become a great nation.
These were Ishmael's children, listed by their names according to their villages and their camps. There were a total of twelve tribal chiefs, according to their clans.
But while Israel lived in that land, Reuben went inside his father's tent and had sexual relations with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob had twelve sons.
"But your majesty," they pleaded, "your servants include twelve brothers, the sons of a common father back in the land of Canaan. Please! Our youngest brother remains with our father, and the other one is no longer alive."
Our father has twelve sons, but one of us isn't alive anymore, and our youngest brother is with our father today back home in Canaan.'
That's how Israel blessed these twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father told them when he pronounced his blessing for them, blessing each one with a blessing suitable for them.
Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees, and they camped there by the water.
So Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He got up early in the morning and built an altar with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
The stones are to correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names. They are to be engraved like a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
The stones corresponded to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names, with the engraving of a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
Take fine flour and bake twelve cakes using two tenths of a measure for each cake.
These individuals were the ones whom Moses and Aaron registered from the twelve leaders of Israel, each person from his ancestral house.
They brought their offering into the LORD's presence, consisting of six covered carts and twelve oxen one cart each from two leaders and an ox from each one. After they presented them in front of the tent,
This was what was presented at the dedication of the altar from the leaders of Israel on the same day that it was anointed: twelve silver bowls, twelve silver basins, twelve gold ladles.
Also, twelve gold ladles filled with incense were presented, each ladle weighing ten shekels (calculated according to the shekel of the sanctuary). All of the gold of the ladles weighed 120 shekels.
All the livestock for burnt offerings totaled twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve sheep in their first year with corresponding meal offerings, and twelve male goats for sin offerings.
"Tell the Israelis to take a rod one from each ancestral house, that is, one from every leader, for a total of twelve rods. Write each tribal name on his rod.
So Moses spoke to the Israelis, and each of the tribe leaders gave him a rod, one for each leader, according to their ancestral tribes, for a total of twelve rods. Aaron's rod was one of them.
"On the second day, you are to present twelve young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects,
They traveled from Marah and arrived at Elim. In Elim there were twelve wells of water and 70 palm trees, so they rested there.
Because this suggestion seemed good to me, I chose twelve men from among you, one from each tribe.
So take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe.
"Gather together twelve men from the people one man from each tribe
and tell them, "Pick up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan where the priests' feet were standing, bring them along with you, and put them down where you camp tonight.'"
So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had chosen from the people of Israel, one man from each tribe.
The Israelis did just as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River just as the LORD had spoken to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the Israelis, and they carried them over to where they would be pitching camp, and they put them down there.
Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan River at the location where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had been standing, and they remain there to this day.
Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal.
Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, and Geba, for a total of twelve towns and villages.
and Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem, for a total of twelve towns and villages.
The descendants of Merari, allocated according to their families, received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
So the entire allocation to the descendants of Merari (that is, the rest of the families of the descendants of Levi) according to their families totaled twelve cities.
But there was no response. So he placed her on the donkey, mounted his own animal, and went home. When he arrived home, he grabbed a knife, took hold of his mistress, cut her apart limb by limb into twelve pieces, and sent her remains throughout the land of Israel.
So they got up and twelve were counted to represent Benjamin and Saul's son Ish-bosheth and twelve to represent members of David's staff.
Solomon also appointed twelve governors over all of Israel, each of whom were responsible for providing one month's food provisions to the king and to his administration during each year.
He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.
The sea stood on top of twelve oxen. Three faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east. The sea was set on top of them, and their hind parts faced the center.
the single bronze sea and the twelve oxen that stood under the sea,
Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdoms.
Ahijah grabbed the new cloak that he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces!
During the thirty-first year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Omri became king over Israel. He reigned for twelve years, six of them at Tirzah.
Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes of Jacob's descendants, to whom the message from the LORD had come that "Israel is to be your name."
Elijah left there and located Shaphat's son Elisha, who was plowing, along with a total of twelve pairs of oxen. (He was plowing with the twelfth pair.) As Elijah passed by, he tossed his cloak at Elisha.
Ahab's son Jehoram ascended to the throne of Israel at Samaria during the eighteenth year of the reign of Judah's King Jehoshaphat. He reigned for twelve years,
Manasseh began to reign at the age of twelve, and he reigned for 55 years in Jerusalem. His mother was named Hephzibah.
Asaph's first lottery was cast in favor of Joseph; the second went to Gedaliah, that is, to him, to his relatives, and his sons, for a total of twelve;
the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve.
The sea stood on top of twelve oxen, three of which faced to the north, three of which faced to the west, three of which faced to the south, and three of which faced toward the east. The sea was placed on top of the oxen, with all of their hindquarters turned inwards.
the large bronze basin called the Sea with the twelve oxen underneath,
Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdom.
Manasseh began to reign at the age of twelve years, and continued to reign for 55 years in Jerusalem.
At the dedication offering of the Temple of God, they presented 100 bulls, 200 rams, and 400 lambs, along with a sin offering of twelve male goats for the entire nation of Israel according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Next I selected twelve of the chief priests Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them
The descendants of those who had been taken into captivity and who had returned from captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all of Israel, 96 rams, 77 lambs, and twelve male goats as a sin offering all of them burnt offerings to the LORD.
In addition, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah (that is, during the twelve years from the twentieth to the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes), neither I nor my relatives relied on the provisions allotted to the governor.
Each young woman's turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus at the end of the twelve month period, at which time she was treated according to the regulations for women. This process completed the period of her beauty treatments six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and cosmetics for women.
There was too much bronze to weigh in the two pillars, the one sea, the twelve bronze oxen that were under the sea, and the stands which King Solomon had made for the LORD's Temple.
Each of the pillars was twelve cubits high and its circumference twelve cubits. It was hollow and about a handbreadth thick.
The hearth is to be twelve cubits long and twelve cubits wide; that is, it will be a four-sided square.
This is what the Lord GOD says: "This is to be the territorial border by which you apportion the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel, with Joseph double-portioned.
Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment,
Then Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could drive them out and heal every disease and every illness.
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.
When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he left there to teach and preach in their home towns.
All of them ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.
Jesus told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel.
When Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and told them as they were walking along,
Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests
When evening came, Jesus was sitting at the table with the Twelve.
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people.
Don't you think that I could call on my Father, and he would send me more than twelve legions of angels now?
He appointed the Twelve, whom he called apostles, to accompany him, to be sent out to preach,
He appointed the Twelve: Simon (whom he named Peter),
When he was alone with the Twelve and those around him, they began to ask him about the parables.
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years.
The young lady got up at once and started to walk. She was twelve years old. Instantly they were overcome with astonishment.
He called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.
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