'Two' in the Bible
God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.
Lamech took two wives for himself, one named Adah and the other named Zillah.
You are also to bring into the ark two of all the living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
Two of everything—from the birds according to their kinds, from the livestock according to their kinds, and from the animals that crawl on the ground according to their kinds—will come to you so that you can keep them alive.
You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female,
two of each, male and female, entered the ark with Noah, just as God had commanded him.
Two of all flesh that has the breath of life in it entered the ark with Noah.
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside.
Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
These are the family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground
Look, I’ve got two daughters who haven’t had sexual relations with a man. I’ll bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want to them. However, don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the protection of my roof.”
At daybreak the angels urged Lot on: “Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.”
But he hesitated. Because of the Lord’s compassion for him, the men grabbed his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters. Then they brought him out and left him outside the city.
Lot departed from Zoar and lived in the mountains along with his two daughters, because he was afraid to live in Zoar. Instead, he and his two daughters lived in a cave.
Abraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.
So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac. In his hand he took the fire and the sacrificial knife, and the two of them walked on together.
Abraham answered, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Then the two of them walked on together.
After the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing half a shekel, and for her wrists two bracelets weighing 10 shekels of gold.
And the Lord said to her:Two nations are in your womb;two people will come from you and be separated.One people will be stronger than the other,and the older will serve the younger.
They replied, “We have clearly seen how the Lord has been with you. We think there should be an oath between two parties—between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you:
Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father—the kind he loves.
Now Laban had two daughters: the older was named Leah, and the younger was named Rachel.
So Laban went into Jacob’s tent, then Leah’s tent, and then the tents of the two female slaves, but he found nothing. Then he left Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s.
You’ve searched all my possessions! Have you found anything of yours? Put it here before my relatives and yours, and let them decide between the two of us.
For 20 years I have worked in your household—14 years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks—and you have changed my wages 10 times!
Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I. Let it be a witness between the two of us.”
Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; he divided the people with him into two camps, along with the flocks, cattle, and camels.
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps.
During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female slaves, and his 11 sons, and crossed the ford of Jabbok.
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming toward him with 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two female slaves.
On the third day, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, and killed every male.
Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
Two years later Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile,
Two sons were born to Joseph before the years of famine arrived. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest at On, bore them to him.
Then Reuben said to his father, “You can kill my two sons if I don’t bring him back to you. Put him in my care, and I will return him to you.”
Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons.
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.
And Joseph’s sons who were born to him in Egypt: two persons.All those of Jacob’s household who had come to Egypt: 70 persons.
Some time after this, Joseph was told, “Your father is weaker.” So he set out with his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Your two sons born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt are now mine. Ephraim and Manasseh belong to me just as Reuben and Simeon do.
The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you attacking your neighbor?”
And if they don’t believe even these two signs or listen to what you say, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the Nile will become blood on the ground.”
They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where they eat them.
Take a cluster of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and brush the lintel and the two doorposts with some of the blood in the basin. None of you may go out the door of his house until morning.
When the Lord passes through to strike Egypt and sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, He will pass over the door and not let the destroyer enter your houses to strike you.
This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each person needs to eat. You may take two quarts per individual, according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.’”
Understand that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day He will give you two days’ worth of bread. Each of you stay where you are; no one is to leave his place on the seventh day.”
Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Two quarts of it are to be preserved throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread I fed you in the wilderness when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Moses told Aaron, “Take a container and put two quarts of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be preserved throughout your generations.”
(Two quarts are a tenth of an ephah.)
along with her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (because Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land”)
He sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons.”
However, if the slave can stand up after a day or two, the owner should not be punished because he is his owner’s property.
In any case of wrongdoing involving an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or anything else lost, and someone claims, ‘That’s mine,’ the case between the two parties is to come before the judges. The one the judges condemn must repay double to his neighbor.
there must be an oath before the Lord between the two of them to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor’s property. Its owner must accept the oath, and the other man does not have to make restitution.
Cast four gold rings for it and place them on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.
Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.
Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. At its two ends, make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat.
I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.
Each plank must be connected together with two tenons. Do the same for all the planks of the tabernacle.
and make 40 silver bases under the 20 planks, two bases under the first plank for its two tenons, and two bases under the next plank for its two tenons;
along with their 40 silver bases, two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank;
Make two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
They are to be paired at the bottom, and joined together at the top in a single ring. So it should be for both of them; they will serve as the two corners.
There are to be eight planks with their silver bases: 16 bases; two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank.
The poles are to be inserted into the rings so that the poles are on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
It must have two shoulder pieces attached to its two edges so that it can be joined together.
“Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of Israel’s sons:
Engrave the two stones with the names of Israel’s sons as a gem cutter engraves a seal. Mount them, surrounded with gold filigree settings.
Fasten both stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the Israelites. Aaron will carry their names on his two shoulders before the Lord as a reminder.
and two chains of pure gold; you will make them of braided cord work, and attach the cord chains to the settings.
Fashion two gold rings for the breastpiece and attach them to its two corners.
Then attach the two gold cords to the two gold rings at the corners of the breastpiece.
Attach the other ends of the two cords to the two filigree settings, and in this way attach them to the ephod’s shoulder pieces in the front.
Make two other gold rings and put them at the two other corners of the breastpiece on the edge that is next to the inner border of the ephod.
Make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the ephod’s two shoulder pieces on its front, close to its seam, and above the ephod’s woven waistband.
“This is what you are to do for them to consecrate them to serve Me as priests. Take a young bull and two unblemished rams,
put them in a basket, and bring them in the basket, along with the bull and two rams.
Take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys with the fat on them, and burn them on the altar.
“Take the fat from the ram, the fat tail, the fat covering the entrails, the fatty lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, and the right thigh (since this is a ram for ordination);
“This is what you are to offer regularly on the altar every day: two year-old lambs.
With the first lamb offer two quarts of fine flour mixed with one quart of oil from crushed olives, and a drink offering of one quart of wine.
Make two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with.
When He finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God.
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides—inscribed front and back.
The Lord said to Moses, “Cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
Moses cut two stone tablets like the first ones. He got up early in the morning, and taking the two stone tablets in his hand, he climbed Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded him.
As Moses descended from Mount Sinai—with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands as he descended the mountain—he did not realize that the skin of his face shone as a result of his speaking with the Lord.
There were two tenons connected to each other for each plank. He did the same for all the planks of the tabernacle.
and he made 40 silver bases to put under the 20 planks, two bases under the first plank for its two tenons, and two bases under each of the following planks for their two tenons;
with their 40 silver bases, two bases under the first plank and two bases under each of the following ones;
He also made two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
They were paired at the bottom and joined together at the top in a single ring. This is what he did with both of them for the two corners.
So there were eight planks with their 16 silver bases, two bases under each one.
He cast four gold rings for it, for its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat,
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