'World' in the Bible
That is why its name was called Babel -- because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.
Later the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man anywhere nearby to have sexual relations with us, according to the way of all the world.
Then Abimelech exclaimed, "What in the world have you done to us? One of the men might easily have had sexual relations with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!"
But Isaac asked his son, "How in the world did you find it so quickly, my son?" "Because the Lord your God brought it to me," he replied.
In the morning Jacob discovered it was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What in the world have you done to me! Didn't I work for you in exchange for Rachel? Why have you tricked me?"
He said to his brothers, "My money was returned! Here it is in my sack!" They were dismayed; they turned trembling one to another and said, "What in the world has God done to us?"
He said to his daughters, "So where is he? Why in the world did you leave the man? Call him, so that he may eat a meal with us."
When it was reported to the king of Egypt that the people had fled, the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and the king and his servants said, "What in the world have we done? For we have released the people of Israel from serving us!"
and they said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the desert? What in the world have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?
But the people were very thirsty there for water, and they murmured against Moses and said, "Why in the world did you bring us up out of Egypt -- to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?"
When you look up to the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars -- the whole heavenly creation -- you must not be seduced to worship and serve them, for the Lord your God has assigned them to all the people of the world.
He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord, and he has placed the world on them.
The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by the Lord's battle cry, by the powerful breath from his nose.
Everyone in the world wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom.
Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is established, it cannot be moved.
He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
If you yourselves have all seen this, Why in the world do you continue this meaningless talk?
The clouds go round in circles, wheeling about according to his plans, to carry out all that he commands them over the face of the whole inhabited world.
He judges the world fairly; he makes just legal decisions for the nations.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.
The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by your battle cry, Lord, by the powerful breath from your nose.
A psalm of David. The Lord owns the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live in it.
Let the whole earth fear the Lord! Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him!
For the music director, a psalm by the Korahites. Listen to this, all you nations! Pay attention, all you inhabitants of the world!
Even if I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and all it contains belong to me.
Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
The heavens belong to you, as does the earth. You made the world and all it contains.
Even before the mountains came into existence, or you brought the world into being, you were the eternal God.
The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty, the Lord is robed, he wears strength around his waist. Indeed, the world is established, it cannot be moved.
Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns! The world is established, it cannot be moved. He judges the nations fairly."
before the Lord, for he comes! For he comes to judge the earth! He judges the world fairly, and the nations in accordance with his justice.
His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
Let the sea and everything in it shout, along with the world and those who live in it!
before the Lord! For he comes to judge the earth! He judges the world fairly, and the nations in a just manner.
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed.
before he made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world.
Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy.
Though the stillborn child came into the world for no reason and departed into darkness, though its name is shrouded in darkness,
While applying my mind to everything that happens in this world, I have seen all this: Sometimes one person dominates other people to their harm.
I will punish the world for its evil, and wicked people for their sin. I will put an end to the pride of the insolent, I will bring down the arrogance of tyrants.
Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities, and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?"'
Prepare to execute his sons for the sins their ancestors have committed. They must not rise up and take possession of the earth, or fill the surface of the world with cities."
All you who live in the world, who reside on the earth, you will see a signal flag raised on the mountains; you will hear a trumpet being blown.
The earth dries up and withers, the world shrivels up and withers; the prominent people of the earth fade away.
I look for you during the night, my spirit within me seeks you at dawn, for when your judgments come upon the earth, those who live in the world learn about justice.
We were pregnant, we strained, we gave birth, as it were, to wind. We cannot produce deliverance on the earth; people to populate the world are not born.
The time is coming when Jacob will take root; Israel will blossom and grow branches. The produce will fill the surface of the world.
Come near, you nations, and listen! Pay attention, you people! The earth and everything it contains must listen, the world and everything that lives in it.
"I thought, 'I will no longer see the Lord in the land of the living, I will no longer look on humankind with the inhabitants of the world.
One who argues with his creator is in grave danger, one who is like a mere shard among the other shards on the ground! The clay should not say to the potter, "What in the world are you doing? Your work lacks skill!"
Danger awaits one who says to his father, "What in the world are you fathering?" and to his mother, "What in the world are you bringing forth?"
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
I planted you in the land like a special vine of the very best stock. Why in the world have you turned into something like a wild vine that produces rotten, foul-smelling grapes?
"I thought to myself, 'Oh what a joy it would be for me to treat you like a son! What a joy it would be for me to give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful piece of property there is in all the world!' I thought you would call me, 'Father' and would never cease being loyal to me.
The Lord is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom established the world. And by his understanding he spread out the skies.
Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me. I did not know they were saying, "Let's destroy the tree along with its fruit! Let's remove Jeremiah from the world of the living so people will not even be reminded of him any more."
I will make all the people in all the kingdoms of the world horrified at what has happened to them because of what Hezekiah's son Manasseh, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem."
The Lord cried out, "Who in the world will have pity on you, Jerusalem? Who will grieve over you? Who will stop long enough to inquire about how you are doing?
You are the one in whom Israel may find hope. All who leave you will suffer shame. Those who turn away from you will be consigned to the nether world. For they have rejected you, the Lord, the fountain of life.
Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that 'hammer' has been broken and shattered! See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!
Babylonia had been a gold cup in the Lord's hand. She had made the whole world drunk. The nations had drunk from the wine of her wrath. So they have all gone mad.
He is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place, by his understanding he spread out the heavens.
The mountains tremble before him, the hills convulse; the earth is laid waste before him, the world and all its inhabitants are laid waste.
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur.
You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
This fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has been hidden from the foundation of the world."
The field is the world and the good seed are the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,
For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.
For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen.
Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her."
For what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life?
and his clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them.
I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her."
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Then the devil led him up to a high place and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world.
For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself?
so that this generation may be held accountable for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
For all the nations of the world pursue these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their contemporaries than the people of light.
People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was created by him, but the world did not recognize him.
On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
They said to the woman, "No longer do we believe because of your words, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this one really is the Savior of the world."
Now when the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus performed, they began to say to one another, "This is certainly the Prophet who is to come into the world."
For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself does anything in secret. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.
Then Jesus spoke out again, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Jesus replied, "You people are from below; I am from above. You people are from this world; I am not from this world.
I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the Father who sent me is truthful, and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world."
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
Jesus said,] "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind."
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