'Two' in the Bible
God made two great lights -- the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also.
Lamech took two wives for himself; the name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah.
You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive.
You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate,
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers who were outside.
Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
This is the account of Shem. Shem was 100 old when he became the father of Arphaxad, two years after the flood.
So Abram took all these for him and then cut them in two and placed each half opposite the other, but he did not cut the birds in half.
The two men turned and headed toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord.
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening while Lot was sitting in the city's gateway. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face toward the ground.
Look, I have two daughters who have never had sexual relations with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do to them whatever you please. Only don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
Then the two visitors said to Lot, "Who else do you have here? Do you have any sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or other relatives in the city? Get them out of this place
At dawn the angels hurried Lot along, saying, "Get going! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or else you will be destroyed when the city is judged!"
When Lot hesitated, the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters because the Lord had compassion on them. They led them away and placed them outside the city.
Lot went up from Zoar with his two daughters and settled in the mountains because he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters.
Abraham took some sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech. The two of them made a treaty.
That is why he named that place Beer Sheba, because the two of them swore an oath there.
Early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about.
So he said to his servants, "You two stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go up there. We will worship and then return to you."
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together.
"God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son," Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.
After the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels and gave them to her.
and the Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
Go to the flock and get me two of the best young goats. I'll prepare them in a tasty way for your father, just the way he loves them.
Esau exclaimed, "'Jacob' is the right name for him! He has tripped me up two times! He took away my birthright, and now, look, he has taken away my blessing!" Then he asked, "Have you not kept back a blessing for me?"
(Now Laban had two daughters; the older one was named Leah, and the younger one Rachel.
So Laban entered Jacob's tent, and Leah's tent, and the tent of the two female servants, but he did not find the idols. Then he left Leah's tent and entered Rachel's.
When you searched through all my goods, did you find anything that belonged to you? Set it here before my relatives and yours, and let them settle the dispute between the two of us!
This was my lot for twenty years in your house: I worked like a slave for you -- fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, but you changed my wages ten times!
Jacob was very afraid and upset. So he divided the people who were with him into two camps, as well as the flocks, herds, and camels.
I am not worthy of all the faithful love you have shown your servant. With only my walking stick I crossed the Jordan, but now I have become two camps.
two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
During the night Jacob quickly took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
Jacob looked up and saw that Esau was coming along with four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two female servants.
In three days, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and went to the unsuspecting city and slaughtered every male.
Pharaoh was enraged with his two officials, the cupbearer and the baker,
At the end of two full years Pharaoh had a dream. As he was standing by the Nile,
Two sons were born to Joseph before the famine came. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, was their mother.
Then Reuben said to his father, "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 bring him back to you."
"Then your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife gave me two sons.
For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
Counting the two sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, all the people of the household of Jacob who were in Egypt numbered seventy.
After these things Joseph was told, "Your father is weakening." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.
"Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are.
Issachar is a strong-boned donkey lying down between two saddlebags.
When he went out the next day, there were two Hebrew men fighting. So he said to the one who was in the wrong, "Why are you attacking your fellow Hebrew?"
And if they do not believe even these two signs or listen to you, then take some water from the Nile and pour it out on the dry ground. The water you take out of the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
They will take some of the blood and put it on the two side posts and top of the doorframe of the houses where they will eat it.
Take a branch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply to the top of the doorframe and the two side posts some of the blood that is in the basin. Not one of you is to go out the door of his house until morning.
For the Lord will pass through to strike Egypt, and when he sees the blood on the top of the doorframe and the two side posts, then the Lord will pass over the door, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.
And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers per person; and all the leaders of the community came and told Moses.
See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, that is why he is giving you food for two days on the sixth day. Each of you stay where you are; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day."
and her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (for Moses had said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land"),
He said to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you, along with your wife and her two sons with her."
However, if the injured servant survives one or two days, the owner will not be punished, for he has suffered the loss.
In all cases of illegal possessions, whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says 'This belongs to me,' the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, and the one whom the judges declare guilty must repay double to his neighbor.
then there will be an oath to the Lord between the two of them, that he has not laid his hand on his neighbor's goods, and its owner will accept this, and he will not have to pay.
"They are to make an ark of acacia wood -- its length is to be three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches.
You are to cast four gold rings for it and put them on its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.
"You are to make an atonement lid of pure gold; its length is to be three feet nine inches, and its width is to be two feet three inches.
You are to make two cherubim of gold; you are to make them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid.
Make one cherub on one end and one cherub on the other end; from the atonement lid you are to make the cherubim on the two ends.
I will meet with you there, and from above the atonement lid, from between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will command you for the Israelites.
"You are to make a table of acacia wood; its length is to be three feet, its width one foot six inches, and its height two feet three inches.
with a bud under the first two branches from it, and a bud under the next two branches from it, and a bud under the third two branches from it, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand.
Each frame is to be fifteen feet long, and each frame is to be two feet three inches wide,
with two projections per frame parallel one to another. You are to make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
and you are to make forty silver bases to go under the twenty frames -- two bases under the first frame for its two projections, and likewise two bases under the next frame for its two projections;
and their forty silver bases, two bases under the first frame, and two bases under the next frame.
You are to make two frames for the corners of the tabernacle on the back.
At the two corners they must be doubled at the lower end and finished together at the top in one ring. So it will be for both.
So there are to be eight frames and their silver bases, sixteen bases, two bases under the first frame, and two bases under the next frame.
The poles are to be put into the rings so that the poles will be on two sides of the altar when carrying it.
It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be joined together.
"You are to take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
You are to engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel with the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a seal; you are to have them set in gold filigree settings.
You are to put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod, stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron will bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for a memorial.
and two braided chains of pure gold, like a cord, and attach the chains to the settings.
and you are to make for the breastpiece two gold rings and attach the two rings to the upper two ends of the breastpiece.
You are to attach the two gold chains to the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece;
the other two ends of the two chains you will attach to the two settings and then attach them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
You are to make two rings of gold and put them on the other two ends of the breastpiece, on its edge that is on the inner side of the ephod.
You are to make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the juncture above the waistband of the ephod.
"Now this is what you are to do for them to consecrate them so that they may minister as my priests. Take a young bull and two rams without blemish;
You are to put them in one basket and present them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams.
You are to take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the lobe that is above the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
"You are to take from the ram the fat, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and the right thigh -- for it is the ram for consecration --
"Now this is what you are to prepare on the altar every day continually: two lambs a year old.
You are to make two gold rings for it under its border, on its two flanks; you are to make them on its two sides. The rings will be places for poles to carry it with.
He gave Moses two tablets of testimony when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.
Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands. The tablets were written on both sides -- they were written on the front and on the back.
The Lord said to Moses, "Cut out two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you smashed.
So Moses cut out two tablets of stone like the first; early in the morning he went up to Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded him, and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.
Now when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand -- when he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
The length of each frame was fifteen feet, the width of each frame was two and a quarter feet,
with two projections per frame parallel one to another. He made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
He made forty silver bases under the twenty frames -- two bases under the first frame for its two projections, and likewise two bases under the next frame for its two projections,
and their forty silver bases, two bases under the first frame and two bases under the next frame.
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