'Two' in the Bible
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
"And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
"Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
"You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female;
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;
and Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.
and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.
and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.
The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
"Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof."
When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, "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. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.
Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; and he stayed in a cave, he and his two daughters.
Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."
"Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.
Then he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
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 tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went out of Leah's tent and entered Rachel's tent.
"Though you have felt through all my goods, what have you found of all your household goods? Set it here before my kinsmen and your kinsmen, that they may decide between us two.
"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.
Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.
Now before the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.
Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not 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 are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.
Now it came about after these things that Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is sick." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.
"Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion?"
"But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
'Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,
"See, the LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have been a sojourner 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 with her."
"If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.
an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
"They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.
"You shall cast four gold rings for it and fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it.
"You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
"You shall 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; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
"There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.
"You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long and one cubit wide and one and a half cubits high.
"There shall be two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.
"You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons;
and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
"You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.
"They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete to its top to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.
"There shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
"Its poles shall be inserted into the rings, so that the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar when it is carried.
"It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined.
"You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
"As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall set them in filigree settings of gold.
"You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.
and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them of twisted cordage work, and you shall put the corded chains on the filigree settings.
"You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.
"You shall put the two cords of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece.
"You shall put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it.
"You shall make two rings of gold and shall place them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on the edge of it, which is toward the inner side of the ephod.
"You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
"Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish,
"You shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams.
"You shall take all the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and offer them up in smoke on the altar.
"You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right thigh (for it is a ram of ordination),
"Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously.
"Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit, it shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits; its horns shall be of one piece with it.
"You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding; you shall make them on its two side walls--on opposite sides--and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry it.
"Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty,
When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.
Then Moses turned and went down from 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.
Now the LORD said to Moses, "Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered.
So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.
It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.
There were two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.
and he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.
and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.
They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its top to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.
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