'Twelve' in the Bible
and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I shall bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; he shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns and by their palaces; twelve princes according to their families.
And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
And they said, Thy slaves are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
All these were the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke unto them and blessed them; each one according to his blessing he blessed them.
And they came to Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.
And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD and rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mount and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
And those stones shall be in agreement with the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, in agreement with their names; each one in agreement with his name like the engravings of a seal; they shall be according to the twelve tribes.
The stones were in agreement with the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, in agreement with their names, like the engravings of a seal, each one in agreement with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
And thou shalt take fine flour and bake twelve cakes thereof; each cake shall be of two-tenth deals.
These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the twelve princes of Israel, one man for each house of his fathers.
and they brought their offerings before the LORD, six covered wagons and twelve oxen: a wagon for each two of the princes and for each one an ox, which they offered before the tabernacle.
This was the dedication of the altar, the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold,
The twelve golden spoons full of incense, ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons was one hundred and twenty shekels.
All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the lambs of the first year twelve, with their present; and the he goats for sin twelve.
Speak unto the sons of Israel and take of each of them a rod according to the houses of their fathers, of all their princes, twelve rods according to the houses of their fathers, and write thou each man's name upon his rod.
And Moses spoke unto the sons of Israel, and all their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods; and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot;
So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
And they removed from Marah and came unto Elim, and in Elim were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees, and they pitched there.
And the saying seemed good unto me, and I took twelve men of you, one of each tribe.
Now, therefore, take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of each tribe a man.
Take twelve men out of the people, out of each tribe a man,
and command them, saying, Take from here of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.
Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the sons of Israel, out of each tribe a man;
And the sons of Israel did so as Joshua commanded and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, as the LORD spoke unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged and laid them down there.
Joshua also set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there unto this day.
And Joshua raised up in Gilgal the twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan.
And so it was that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
Chepharhaammonai, Ophni, and Gaba: twelve cities with their villages;
and including Kattath, Nahallal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
The sons of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben and out of the tribe of Gad and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
So all the cities for the sons of Merari by their families, who remained of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
And when he was come into his house, he took a knife and laid hold on his concubine and divided her, together with her bones into twelve pieces, and sent them into all the borders of Israel.
Then the congregation sent there twelve thousand men of the most valiant and commanded them, saying, Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead with the edge of the sword with the women and the children.
Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, who pertained to Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, and twelve of the slaves of David.
And when the sons of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the sons of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night,
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who maintained the king and his household. Each one of them made provision for one month in the year.
And Solomon had forty thousand horses in his stables for his chariots and twelve thousand horsemen.
He made two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece, and a line of twelve cubits did compass each of them about.
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the Negev and three looking toward the east; and upon them the sea rested, and all their hinder parts were inward.
and one sea and twelve oxen under the sea,
And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps; there was not the like made in any other kingdom.
And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen, and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he put in the cities of the chariots and with the king at Jerusalem.
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him and rent it in twelve pieces;
In the year thirty-one of Asa, king of Judah, Omri began to reign over Israel, and he reigned twelve years; he reigned six years in Tirzah.
And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name;
So he departed from there and found Elisha, the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed by him and cast his mantle upon him.
Now Jehoram, the son of Ahab, began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign and reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.
Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben and out of the tribe of Gad and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve when they were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel, the seer, ordained in their set office.
of the sons of Uzziel: Amminadab, the chief, and his brethren, one hundred and twelve.
Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve;
the third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve:
the twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the twenty-first to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the twenty-second to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the twenty-third to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;
the twenty-fourth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve.
And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen, and he had a thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the Negev and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
one sea, and twelve oxen under it;
There were also twelve lions standing on one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
And Solomon also had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
with twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen; and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt: the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
The sons of Pahathmoab, of the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.
The sons of Jorah, one hundred and twelve.
and they offered at the dedication of this house of God one hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and as the sin of all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Then I separated twelve of the principals of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,
Those that had been carried away, the sons of the captivity, offered burnt offerings unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, twelve he goats as sin; all this was a burnt offering unto the LORD.
Moreover, from the day that I was appointed by the king to be their captain in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes, the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the captain.
The sons of Hariph, one hundred and twelve.
Now when each maid's turn was come to go in to King Ahasuerus, after she had been twelve months according to the law regarding the women (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with aromatic odours and oils for women),
The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases, which King Solomon had made in the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels could not be weighed.
And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
And the altar was twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square on its four sides.
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: This is the border, by which ye shall divide the land in inheritance among to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
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