'Two' in the Bible
And God made the two great lights -- "the greater light (the sun) to rule the day and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night. He also made the stars.
And Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah and of the other was Zillah.
And of every living thing of all flesh [found on land], you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
Of fowls and birds according to their kinds, of beasts according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind -- "two of every sort shall come in with you, that they may be kept alive.
There went in two and two with Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
And they went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there were the breath and spirit of life.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, glanced at and saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.
To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg [division], because [the inhabitants of] the earth were divided up in his days; and his brother's name was Joktan.
This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the flood.
Now the [two] men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.
It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.
Look now, I have two daughters who are virgins; let me, I beg of you, bring them out to you, and you can do as you please with them. But only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.
And the [two] men asked Lot, Have you any others here -- "sons-in-law or your sons or your daughters? Whomever you have in the city, bring them out of this place,
When morning came, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, Arise, take your wife and two daughters who are here [and be off], lest you [too] be consumed and swept away in the iniquity and punishment of the city.
But while he lingered, the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, for the Lord was merciful to him; and they brought him forth and set him outside the city and left him there.
And Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters.
So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a league or covenant.
So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and then began the trip to the place of which God had told him.
Then Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on [the shoulders of] Isaac his son, and he took the fire (the firepot) in his own hand, and a knife; and the two of them went on together.
Abraham said, My son, God Himself will provide a lamb for the burnt offering. So the two went on together.
And when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold earring or nose ring of half a shekel in weight, and for her hands two bracelets of ten shekels in weight in gold,
[Two] children struggled together within her; and she said, If it is so [that the Lord has heard our prayer], why am I like this? And she went to inquire of the Lord.
The Lord said to her, [The founders of] two nations are in your womb, and the separation of two peoples has begun in your body; the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.
Go now to the flock, and from it bring me two good and suitable kids; and I will make them into appetizing meat for your father, such as he loves.
[Esau] replied, Is he not rightly named Jacob [the supplanter]? For he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing! Have you not still a blessing reserved for me?
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah and the name of the younger was Rachel.
So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent and the tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went from Leah's tent into Rachel's tent.
I have been twenty years in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks; and you have changed my wages ten times.
When Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's army! So he named that place Mahanaim [two armies].
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups,
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercy and loving-kindness and all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant, for with [only] my staff I passed over this Jordan [long ago], and now I have become two companies.
Two hundred she-goats, 20 he-goats, 200 ewes, 20 rams,
But he rose up that [same] night and took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons and passed over the ford [of the] Jabbok.
And Jacob raised his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming and with him 400 men. So he divided the children to Leah and to Rachel and to the two maids.
But on the third day [after the circumcision] when [all the men] were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's [full] brothers, took their swords, boldly entered the city [without danger], and slew all the males.
After two full years, Pharaoh dreamed that he stood by the river [Nile].
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, The [two] dreams are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears [of grain] are seven years; the [two] dreams are one [in their meaning].
That the dream was sent twice to Pharaoh and in two forms indicates that this thing which God will very soon bring to pass is fully prepared and established by God.
Now to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On, bore to him.
And Reuben said to his father, Slay my two sons if I do not bring [Benjamin] back to you. Deliver him into my keeping, and I will bring him back to you.
And your servant my father said to us, You know that [Rachel] my wife bore me two sons:
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years more in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.
And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob [including Joseph and Jacob himself], who came into Egypt, were seventy.
Some time after these things occurred, someone told Joseph, Behold, your father is sick. And he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim [and went to Goshen].
And now your two sons, [Ephraim and Manasseh], who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine. [I am adopting them, and now] as Reuben and Simeon, [they] shall be mine.
But other sons who may be born after them shall be your own; and they shall be called after the names of these [two] brothers and reckoned as belonging to them [when they come] into their inheritance.
He went out the second day and saw two Hebrew men quarreling and fighting; and he said to the unjust aggressor, Why are you striking your comrade?
But if they will also not believe these two signs or heed your voice, you shall take some water of the river [Nile] and pour it upon the dry land; and the water which you take out of the river [Nile] shall become blood on the dry land.
They shall take of the blood and put it on the two side posts and on the lintel [above the door space] of the houses in which they shall eat [the Passover lamb].
And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood in the basin, and touch the lintel above the door and the two side posts with the blood; and none of you shall go out of his house until morning.
For the Lord will pass through to slay the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to slay you.
I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites; speak to them, saying, At twilight you shall eat meat, and between the two evenings you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.
And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each person; and all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses.
See, the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread for two days; let every man remain in his place; let no man leave his place on the seventh day.
And her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom [ expulsion, or a stranger there], for Moses said, I have been an alien in a strange land;
And he said [in a message] to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come to you and your wife and her two sons with her.
But if the servant lives on for a day or two, the offender shall not be punished, for he [has injured] his own property.
Then an oath before the Lord shall be required between the two that the man has not taken his neighbor's property; and the owner of it shall accept his word and not require him to make good the loss.
They shall make an ark of acacia wood: two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
You shall cast four gold rings and attach them to the four lower corners of it, two rings on either side.
And you shall make a mercy seat (a covering) of pure gold, two cubits and a half long and a cubit and a half wide.
And you shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold on the two ends of the mercy seat.
Make one cherub on each end, making the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat, on the two ends of it.
There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.
Also, make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high [for the showbread].
Make two tenons in each board for dovetailing and fitting together; so shall you do for all the tabernacle boards.
And you shall make forty silver sockets under the twenty boards, two sockets under each board for its two tenons.
And their forty silver sockets, two sockets under each board.
Make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the rear on both sides.
They shall be coupled down below and coupled together on top with one ring. Thus shall it be for both of them; they shall form the two corners.
And that will be eight boards and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each board.
The poles shall be put through the rings on the two sides of the altar, with which to carry it.
It shall have two shoulder straps to join the two [back and front] edges, that it may be held together.
And you shall take two onyx or beryl stones and engrave on them the names of the twelve sons of Israel;
With the work of a stone engraver, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel. You shall have them set in sockets or rosettes of gold.
And you shall put the two stones upon the [two] shoulder straps of the ephod [of the high priest] as memorial stones for Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names upon his two shoulders as a memorial before the Lord.
And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.
You shall make on the breastplate two rings of gold and put [them] on the two edges of the breastplate.
And you shall put the two twisted, cordlike chains of gold in the two rings which are on the edges of the breastplate.
The other two ends of the two twisted, cordlike chains you shall fasten in the two sockets or rosettes in front, putting them on the shoulder straps of the ephod;
And make two rings of gold and put them at the two ends of the breastplate on its inside edge next to the ephod.
Two gold rings you shall make and attach them to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod in front, close by where they join, above the skillfully woven girdle or band of the ephod.
This is what you shall do to consecrate (set them apart) that they may serve Me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams, all without blemish,
You shall put them in one basket and bring them in [it], and bring also the bull and the two rams;
And take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage that is on the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the appendage on the liver, the two kidneys with the fat that is on them, and the right thigh; for it is a ram of consecration and ordination.
Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old shall be offered day by day continually.
A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its breadth; its top shall be square and it shall be two cubits high. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.
You shall make two golden rings under the rim of it, on the two ribs on the two opposite sides of it; and they shall be holders for the poles with which to carry it.
And He gave to Moses, when He had ceased communing with him on Mount Sinai, the two tables of the Testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
And Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tables of the Testimony in his hand, tables or tablets that were written on both sides.
The Lord said to Moses, Cut two tables of stone like the first, and I will write upon these tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke.
So Moses cut two tables of stone like the first, and he rose up early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone.
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of the Testimony in his hand, he did not know that the skin of his face shone and sent forth beams by reason of his speaking with the Lord.
Each board had two tenons (projections) to fit into a mortise to form a clutch; he did this for all the boards of the tabernacle.
And he made under the twenty boards forty sockets or bases of silver, two sockets under one board for its two tenons or hands, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.
And their forty sockets or bases of silver, two sockets under [the end of] each board.
And two boards he made for each corner of the tabernacle in the rear.
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