'Two' in the Bible
God fashioned two great lights the larger light to shine during the day and the smaller light to shine during the night as well as stars.
Later, Lamech married two wives. One was named Adah and the other was named Zillah.
You are to bring two of every living thing into the ark so they may remain alive with you. They are to be male and female.
From birds according to their species, from domestic animals according to their species, and from everything that crawls on the ground according to their species two of everything will come to you so they may remain alive.
You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate;
two by two, male and female, they entered the ark to join Noah, just as God had commanded.
Two of each living creature entered the ark with Noah.
Ham, who fathered Canaan, saw his father's genitals and told his two brothers outside.
To Eber were born two sons. One was named Peleg, because the earth was divided during his lifetime. His brother was named Joktan.
These are the family records of Shem. When Shem had lived 100 years, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
Then two of the men turned away from there and walked toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing in the presence of the LORD.
The two angels entered Sodom at sunset while Lot was sitting in the gate area of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up, greeted them, bowed low with his face to the ground,
Look here, I have two daughters who are virgins. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them whatever you wish, only don't do anything to these men, because they're here under my protection."
As dawn was breaking, the angels pressured Lot. "Get going!" they told him. "Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be engulfed by the devastation that's coming to this city."
But Lot kept lingering in the city, so the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters (because of the LORD's compassion for him!), brought them out of the city, and left them outside.
Later on, Lot and his two daughters abandoned Zoar and settled in the hills because Lot was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived there in a cave, along with his two daughters.
So Abraham took sheep and oxen and presented them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba, because the two of them swore an oath.
So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his male servants with him, along with his son Isaac. He cut the wood for the burnt offering and set out to go to the place about which God had spoken to him.
Abraham ordered his two servants, "Both of you are to stay here with the donkey. Now as for the youth and me, we'll go up there, we'll worship, and then we'll return to you."
Then Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac. Abraham carried the fire and the knife. And so the two of them went on together.
The two of them went on together and came to the place about which God had spoken. Abraham built an altar there, arranged the wood, tied up his son Isaac, and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a half shekel and two bracelets for her wrists, weighing 10 shekels and presented them to her.
"Two nations are in your womb," the LORD responded, "and two separate people will emerge. One people will be the stronger, and the older one will serve the younger."
Go to the flock and bring me two healthy young goats. I'll prepare some delicious food for your father, just the way he loves it.
Now Laban happened to have two daughters. The older one was named Leah and the younger was named Rachel.
Jacob also noticed that the way Laban had been looking at him wasn't as nice as it had been just two days earlier.
and informed them, "I've noticed that the way your father has been looking at us hasn't been as nice as it was just two days ago. But my father's God has been with me.
So Laban entered Jacob's tent, Leah's tent, and the tents of the two maid servants, but he didn't find them. Then he left Leah's tent and entered Rachel's tent.
I've lived in your house these 20 years serving fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flocks. During all that time you changed my wages ten times.
Feeling mounting terror and distress, Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, doing the same with the flocks, the cattle, and the camels.
I'm unworthy of all your gracious love, your faithfulness, and everything that you've done for your servant. When I first crossed over this river, I had only my staff. But now I've become two groups.
Later that night, he woke up, quickly took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven children, and forded the river at Jabbok.
When Jacob looked off in the distance, there was Esau coming toward him, accompanied by 400 men! So Jacob divided Leah's children, Rachel, and the children of the two servants into separate groups.
Three days later, while they were still in pain, Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi, two of Dinah's brothers, each grabbed a sword and entered the city unannounced, intending to kill all the males.
Pharaoh was so angry with his two officers his senior security advisor and his head chef
Then the two of them each had a dream. They both had their dreams the same night, and there were separate interpretations for each dream the senior security advisor and the head chef to the king of Egypt, who had confined them in prison.
Two years later to the day Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile River,
Before the years of famine arrived, Joseph fathered two sons with Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On.
"Feel free to put my own two sons to death," Reuben responded to his father, "if I don't bring him back to you. Trust me I'll bring him back to you."
"Then your servant, our father, told us, "You know my wife bore me two sons.
That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting.
Joseph had two sons born to him in Egypt, and all of Jacob's household who went to Egypt numbered 70.
Some time later, somebody informed Joseph, "Your father is ill!" So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him to visit Jacob.
You have two sons who were born to you in Egypt before I came to be with you, whom I now take as my own. Ephraim and Manasseh are mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are.
Going out the next day, Moses noticed two Hebrew men fighting right in front of him. He told the one who was at fault, "Why did you strike your companion?"
But if they don't believe even these two signs, and won't listen to you, then take some water out of the Nile River and pour it on the dry ground. The water you took from the Nile River will turn into blood on the dry ground."
They're to take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat the lamb.
Take a bundle of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply some of the blood in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts. None of you is to go out of the doorway of his house until morning,
because the LORD will pass through to strike down the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the doorway, and won't allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you down.
On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, about two omers per person. Then all the leaders of the congregation came and reported to Moses,
You see that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, and so on the sixth day he gives you food for two days. Let each person stay where he is; let no one leave his place on the seventh day."
along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom, because he uwould say, "I was an alien in a foreign land,"
Moses' father-in-law Jethro, together with Moses' two sons and his wife, came to Moses in the desert where he was camped at the mountain of God.
He told Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you along with your wife and her two sons."
But if the servant survives a day or two, the master is not to be punished because the servant is his property.
"If two men are fighting and they strike a pregnant woman and her children are born prematurely, but there is no harm, he is certainly to be fined as the husband of the woman demands of him, and he will pay as the court decides.
"In every ownership dispute involving an ox, donkey, sheep, garment, or anything that is lost where a person says, "This is mine,' the case between the two of them is to come before the judges, and the one that the judges declare guilty is to repay double to his neighbor.
the two of them are to take an oath in the LORD's presence that the accused has not taken his neighbor's property. Its owner is to accept this, and the neighbor is not to make restitution.
"They are to make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.
You are to cast four rings for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side.
"You are to make a Mercy Seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
You are to make two cherubim of gold; you are to make them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat.
Place one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. You are to make the cherubim at the two ends of the Mercy Seat, and of one piece with it.
I'll meet with you there, and I'll tell you all my commandments for the Israelis from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimony."
"You are to make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long, a cubit wide, and one and a half cubits high.
A calyx is to be under the two branches that extend out of the stem; a calyx is to be under the next pair of branches that extend out of the stem; and a calyx is to be under the last pair of branches that extend out of the stem, and so for the six branches extending from the lamp stand.
The length of each curtain is to be 30 cubits, and the width of each curtain two cubits; the measurements of each of the eleven curtains is to be the same.
Each board is to have two pegs joined to one another, and you are to do this for all the boards of the tent.
And you are to make 40 silver sockets under the 20 boards: two sockets under the one board for its two pegs and two sockets under the next board for its two pegs.
and 40 silver sockets for them, two sockets under one board and two sockets under the next board.
and you are to make two boards for the rear corners of the tent.
They shall be interlocked together at the bottom and connected on top by one ring. Do this for the two of them, and they are to be the two corners.
There is to be eight boards with their sixteen silver sockets, two sockets under one board and two sockets under the next board.
The poles for it are to be put through the rings, so the poles are on the two sides of the altar when it's carried.
It is to have two shoulder-pieces attached to its two edges so it can be joined together.
You are to take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them,
With work like a jeweler engraves on a signet, you are to inscribe the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel, and you are to mount them in settings of gold filigree.
You are to put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance representing the sons of Israel, and Aaron is to carry their names into the LORD's presence on his two shoulders as a memorial.
and you are to make two chains of pure gold twisted like cords, and then fasten the twisted chains to the filigree settings."
You are to make two gold rings for the breast piece, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece.
You are to put the two gold cords on the two gold rings at the edges of the breast piece,
and you are to attach the other two ends of the two cords to the filigree settings and attach them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod in front.
"You are to make two gold rings and attach them to the two edges of the breast piece, on the side of it that is toward the inner side of the ephod.
You are to make two gold rings and attach them in front on the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod close to the place where it's joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
"This is what you are to do to them in order to consecrate them to serve me as priests: Take a young bull, two rams without blemish,
You are to put them in one basket and bring them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams.
You are to take all the fat that covers the entrails, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them and send them up in smoke on the altar.
"You are to take the fat from the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, the right thigh (for it's a ram of ordination),
"This is what you are to offer on the altar continually: two one year old lambs each day.
It is to be a square, one cubit long and one cubit wide, and it is to be two cubits high, with its horns of one piece with it.
"You are to make two gold rings for it under its molding. You are to make them on its two opposite sides, and they are to be holders for poles by which to carry it.
When he finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two Tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two Tablets of the Testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides. They were written on one side and the other.
The LORD told Moses, "Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the first ones, and I'll write on the tablets the words which were on the first tablets that you broke.
So Moses carved out two stone tablets like the first ones, got up early in the morning, and climbed Mount Sinai, just as the LORD had commanded him. He took with him the two stone tablets.
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he had the two tablets in his hand, and he did not know that the skin of his face was ablaze with light because he had been speaking with God.
The length of each curtain was 28 cubits, and the width of each curtain two cubits. All the curtains had the same measurements.
The length of each curtain was 30 cubits, and the width of each curtain was two cubits; the measurements of each of the eleven curtains was the same.
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