'Two' in the Bible
And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.
And Lamech had two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
And Jared was a hundred and sixty-two years old when he became the father of Enoch:
And all the years of Jared's life were nine hundred and sixty-two: and he came to his end.
And after the birth of Lamech, Methuselah went on living for seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters:
And Lamech was a hundred and eighty-two years old when he had a son:
And you will take with you into the ark two of every sort of living thing, and keep them safe with you; they will be male and female.
Two of every sort of bird and cattle and of every sort of living thing which goes on the earth will you take with you to keep them from destruction.
Of every clean beast you will take seven males and seven females, and of the beasts which are not clean, two, the male and his female;
They went with Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh in which is the breath of life.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father unclothed, and gave news of it to his two brothers outside.
And Eber had two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, because in his time the peoples of the earth became separate; and his brother's name was Joktan.
These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the great flow of waters;
And after the birth of Reu, Peleg went on living for two hundred and nine years, and had sons and daughters:
And Reu was thirty-two years old when he became the father of Serug:
And after the birth of Serug, Reu went on living for two hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters:
And after the birth of Nahor, Serug went on living for two hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
And all the years of Terah's life were two hundred and five: and Terah came to his end in Haran.
So that the land was not wide enough for the two of them: their property was so great that there was not room for them together.
All these he took, cutting them in two and putting one half opposite the other, but not cutting the birds in two.
And at nightfall the two angels came to Sodom; and Lot was seated at the way into the town: and when he saw them he got up and came before them, falling down on his face to the earth.
See now, I have two unmarried daughters; I will send them out to you so that you may do to them whatever seems good to you: only do nothing to these men, for this is why they have come under the shade of my roof.
And when morning came, the angels did all in their power to make Lot go, saying, Get up quickly and take your wife and your two daughters who are here, and go, for fear that you come to destruction in the punishment of the town.
Then Lot went up out of Zoar to the mountain, and was living there with his two daughters, for fear kept him from living in Zoar: and he and his daughters made their living-place in a hole in the rock.
And so the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made an agreement together.
So he gave that place the name Beer-sheba, because there the two of them had given their oaths.
And Abraham got up early in the morning, and made ready his ass, and took with him two of his young men and Isaac, his son, and after the wood for the burned offering had been cut, he went on his way to the place of which God had given him word.
And Abraham put the wood for the burned offering on his son's back, and he himself took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them went on together.
And when the camels had had enough, the man took a gold nose-ring, half a shekel in weight, and two ornaments for her arms of ten shekels weight of gold;
And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger.
And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body.
Go to the flock and get me two fat young goats; and I will make of them a meal to your father's taste:
Till the memory of what you have done to him is past and he is no longer angry: then I will send word for you to come back; are the two of you to be taken from me in one day?
Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent, and into the tents of the two servant-women, but they were not there; and he came out of Leah's tent and went into Rachel's.
Then Jacob was in great fear and trouble of mind: and he put all the people and the flocks and the herds and the camels into two groups;
I am less than nothing in comparison with all your mercies and your faith to me your servant; for with only my stick in my hand I went across Jordan, and now I have become two armies.
Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred females and twenty males from the sheep,
And in the night he got up, and taking with him his two wives and the two servant-women and his eleven children, he went over the river Jabbok.
Then Jacob, lifting up his eyes, saw Esau coming with his four hundred men. So he made a division of the children between Leah and Rachel and the two women-servants.
Then Esau came running up to him, and folding him in his arms, gave him a kiss: and the two of them were overcome with weeping.
And let our two peoples be joined together; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
But on the third day after, before the wounds were well, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came into the town by surprise and put all the males to death.
For their wealth was so great that the land was not wide enough for the two of them and all their cattle.
And when the time came for her to give birth, it was clear that there were two children in her body.
And Pharaoh was angry with his two servants, with the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker;
And these two had a dream on the same night; the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker of the king of Egypt, who were in prison, the two of them had dreams with a special sense.
Now after two years had gone by, Pharaoh had a dream; and in his dream he was by the side of the Nile;
And we had a dream on the same night, the two of us, and the dreams had a special sense.
Then Joseph said, These two dreams have the same sense: God has made clear to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The seven fat cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years: the two have the same sense.
And before the time of need, Joseph had two sons, to whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On, gave birth.
And Reuben said, Put my two sons to death if I do not come back to you with him; let him be in my care and I will give him safely back to you.
And our father said to us, You have knowledge that my wife gave me two sons;
For these two years have been years of need, and there are still five more years to come in which there will be no ploughing or cutting of grain.
And the sons of Joseph whom he had in Egypt were two. Seventy persons of the family of Jacob came into Egypt.
And now your two sons who came to birth in Egypt before I came to you here, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, in the same way as Reuben and Simeon are.
And he went out the day after and saw two of the Hebrews fighting: and he said to him who was in the wrong, Why are you fighting your brother?
And if they have no faith even in these two signs and will not give ear to your voice, then you are to take the water of the Nile and put it on the dry land: and the water you take out of the river will become blood on the dry land.
Then take some of the blood and put it on the two sides of the door and over the door of the house where the meal is to be taken.
And take some hyssop and put it in the blood in the basin, touching the two sides and the top of the doorway with the blood from the basin; and let not one of you go out of his house till the morning.
For the Lord will go through the land, sending death on the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the two sides and the top of the door, the Lord will go over your door and will not let death come in for your destruction.
And let your rod be lifted up and your hand stretched out over the sea, and it will be parted in two; and the children of Israel will go through on dry land.
And when Moses' hand was stretched out over the sea, the Lord with a strong east wind made the sea go back all night, and the waters were parted in two and the sea became dry land.
And on the sixth day they took up twice as much of the bread, two omers for every person: and all the rulers of the people gave Moses word of it.
See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, he gives you on the sixth day bread enough for two days; let every man keep where he is; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
And her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom, for he said, I have been living in a strange land:
And he said to Moses, I, your father-in-law, have come to you, with your wife and your two sons.
But, at the same time, if the servant goes on living for a day or two, the master is not to get punishment, for the servant is his property.
In any question about an ox or an ass or a sheep or clothing, or about the loss of any property which anyone says is his, let the two sides put their cause before God; and he who is judged to be in the wrong is to make payment to his neighbour of twice the value.
And they are to make an ark of hard wood; two and a half cubits long, and a cubit and a half wide and high.
And make four rings of gold for it, to be fixed on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two on the other.
And you are to make a cover of the best gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
And at the two ends of the cover you are to make two winged ones of hammered gold,
And there, between the two winged ones on the cover of the ark, I will come to you, face to face, and make clear to you all the orders I have to give you for the children of Israel.
And you are to make a table of the same wood, two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high,
And under every two branches a bud, made with the branch, for all the six branches of it.
And the cubit which is over of the ten curtains at the sides will be hanging over the two sides of the House as a cover.
Every board is to be joined to the one nearest to it by two tongues, and so for every board in the House.
With forty silver bases under the twenty boards, two bases under every board to take its tongues.
With their forty silver bases, two under every board.
With two boards for the angles of the House at the back.
The two are to be joined together at the base and at the top to one ring, forming the two angles.
So there are to be eight boards, with their sixteen silver bases, two bases under every board.
And put the rods through the rings at the two opposite sides of the altar, for lifting it.
It is to have two bands stitched to it at the top of the arms, joining it together.
You are to take two beryl stones, on which the names of the children of Israel are to be cut:
And the two stones are to be placed on the ephod, over the arm-holes, to be stones of memory for the children of Israel: Aaron will have their names on his arms when he goes in before the Lord, to keep the Lord in mind of them.
And two chains of the best gold, twisted like cords; and have the chains fixed on to the frames.
It is to be square, folded in two, a hand-stretch long and a hand-stretch wide.
And you are to make two chains of gold, twisted like cords, to be fixed to the priest's bag.
And put two gold rings on the two ends of the bag.
Put the two gold chains on the two rings at the ends of the bag;
Then make two gold rings and put them on the lower ends of the bag, at the edge of it on the inner side nearest to the ephod.
And make two more gold rings and put them on the front of the ephod at the top of the arms, at the join, over the worked band:
This is what you are to do to make them holy, to do the work of priests to me: Take one young ox and two male sheep, without any mark on them,
Put these in a basket and take them, with the ox and the two sheep.
And take all the fat covering the inside of the ox, and the fat joining the liver and the two kidneys with the fat round them, and let them be burned on the altar;
Then take the fat of the sheep, the fat tail, the fat covering the insides, and the fat joining the liver and the two kidneys with the fat round them, and the right leg; for by the offering of this sheep they are to be marked out as priests:
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