'World' in the Bible
“He raises the poor from the dust,He lifts the needy from the ash heapTo make them sit with nobles,And inherit a seat of honor;For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,And He set the world on them.
“Then the channels of the sea appeared,The foundations of the world were laid bareBy the rebuke of the Lord,At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
Tremble before Him, all the earth;Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
“He is driven from light into darkness,And chased from the inhabited world.
“Who gave Him authority over the earth?And who has laid on Him the whole world?
“Whether for correction, or for His world,Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
And He will judge the world in righteousness;He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
From men with Your hand, O Lord,From men of the world, whose portion is in this life,And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;They are satisfied with children,And leave their abundance to their babes.
Then the channels of water appeared,And the foundations of the world were laid bareAt Your rebuke, O Lord,At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,And their utterances to the end of the world.In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
A Psalm of David.The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,The world, and those who dwell in it.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.Hear this, all peoples;Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,
“If I were hungry I would not tell you,For the world is Mine, and all it contains.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;The lightnings lit up the world;The earth trembled and shook.
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;The world and all it contains, You have founded them.
Before the mountains were bornOr You gave birth to the earth and the world,Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength;Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns;Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved;He will judge the peoples with equity.”
Before the Lord, for He is coming,For He is coming to judge the earth.He will judge the world in righteousnessAnd the peoples in His faithfulness.
His lightnings lit up the world;The earth saw and trembled.
Let the sea roar and all it contains,The world and those who dwell in it.
Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth;He will judge the world with righteousnessAnd the peoples with equity.
While He had not yet made the earth and the fields,Nor the first dust of the world.
Rejoicing in the world, His earth,And having my delight in the sons of men.
Thus I will punish the world for its evilAnd the wicked for their iniquity;I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proudAnd abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
Who made the world like a wildernessAnd overthrew its cities,Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’
“Prepare for his sons a place of slaughterBecause of the iniquity of their fathers.They must not arise and take possession of the earthAnd fill the face of the world with cities.”
All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth,As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, you will see it,And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.
The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away.
At night my soul longs for You,Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;For when the earth experiences Your judgmentsThe inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
In the days to come Jacob will take root,Israel will blossom and sprout,And they will fill the whole world with fruit.
Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
I said, “I will not see the Lord,The Lord in the land of the living;I will look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
It is He who made the earth by His power,Who established the world by His wisdom;And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
It is He who made the earth by His power,Who established the world by His wisdom,And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
The kings of the earth did not believe,Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world,That the adversary and the enemyCould enter the gates of Jerusalem.
“Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go down to the pit;
to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.’
Mountains quake because of HimAnd the hills dissolve;Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,The world and all the inhabitants in it.
Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:“I will open My mouth in parables;I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
“Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,
For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”
Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”
I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.”
While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”
And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
She *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.”
So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
Judas (not Iscariot) *said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?”
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father.”
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