'Youth' in the Bible
When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.
but God told Abraham, "Don't be troubled about the youth and your slave girl. Pay attention to Sarah in everything she tells you, because your offspring are to be named through Isaac.
God heard the boy's voice, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven. He asked her, "What's wrong with you, Hagar? Don't be afraid, because God has heard the voice of the youth where he is.
Get up! Pick up the youth and grab his hand, because I will make a great nation of his descendants."
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."
"Don't lay your hand on the youth!" he said. "Don't do anything to him, because I've just demonstrated that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only unique one, from me."
Now here is the king walking before you, while I'm old and gray, and my sons are with you. I've walked before you from my youth until this day.
Saul told David, "You can't go against this Philistine and fight him. You are only a young man, but he has been a warrior since his youth."
You've accused me of bitter things; you've caused me to reap the sins of my youth.
Let his flesh be rejuvenated as he was in his youth! Let him recover the strength of his youth.
They die in their youth; and their life will end among temple prostitutes.
God, you taught me from my youth, so I am still declaring your awesome deeds.
Since my youth I have been oppressed and in danger of death. I bear your dread and am overwhelmed.
You have caused the days of his youth to be cut short; you have covered him with shame Interlude
He keeps satisfying you with good things, and he keeps renewing your youth like the eagle's.
Your soldiers are willing volunteers on your day of battle; in majestic holiness, from the womb, from the dawn, the dew of your youth belongs to you.
As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so also are children born during one's youth.
"Since my youth they have often persecuted me," let Israel repeat it,
"Since my youth they have often persecuted me, yet they haven't defeated me.
May our sons in their youth be like full-grown plants, and our daughters like pillars destined to decorate a palace.
someone who abandoned the companion of her youth and forgot the covenant of her God.
Let your fountain be blessed and enjoy the wife of your youth.
A poor but wise youth is better than an old but foolish king who will no longer accept correction.
I observed everyone who lives and walks on earth, along with the youth who will take the king's place.
Woe to the land whose king is a youth and whose princes feast in the morning.
So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.
So remember your Creator during your youth! Otherwise, troublesome days will come and years will creep up on you when you'll say, "I find no pleasure in them,"
However, before the youth knows enough to reject what's wrong and choose what's right, the land whose two kings you dread will be devastated."
"Don't be afraid, because you won't be ashamed; don't fear shame, for you won't be humiliated because you will forget the disgrace of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For the LORD has called you back like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man's youth when she is cast off," says the LORD your God.
"And there will no longer be in it a young boy who lives only a few days, or an old person who does not live out his days; for one who dies at a hundred years will be thought a mere youth, and one who falls short of a hundred years will be considered accursed.
"Go and announce to Jerusalem: "This is what the LORD says: "I remember the loyal devotion of your youth, your love as a bride. You followed me in the desert, in a land that was not planted.
Have you not just called out to me, "My father, you are the friend of my youth
Since our youth the false gods have consumed the products of our ancestors' hard work, their sheep and their cattle, their sons and their daughters.
"Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us, because both we and our ancestors have sinned against the LORD our God from our youth until this present time. We haven't obeyed the LORD our God."
I spoke to you when you were secure, but you said, "I won't listen!" This has been your way since your youth, for you haven't obeyed me.
Indeed, after I turned away, then I repented. And after I came to understand, I slapped my forehead. I was both ashamed and humiliated because I bear the disgrace of my youth.'"
Indeed, the Israelis and Judeans have been doing only evil in my presence since their youth. Indeed, the Israelis have done nothing but provoke me by what they have made with their hands," declares the LORD.
Moab has been at ease from his youth. He has been undisturbed like wine on its dregs and not poured from vessel to vessel. He has not gone into exile. Therefore, his flavor has remained, and his aroma has not changed.
It is good when a young man carries the yoke of discipline in his youth.
They committed sexual immorality in Egypt. They did this in their youth. There, their breasts were caressed. Their virgin breasts were fondled.
"She defiled herself with all their idols. She never abandoned the immorality that she practiced in Egypt during her youth, where they laid down with her and fondled her virgin breasts, lavishing her with all kinds of favors.
Think about the wickedness that you practiced when you were young, when the Egyptians fondled your breasts, the breasts of your youth."
There I will restore her vineyards to her, and the Valley of Achor will become a doorway to hope. There she will respond as she did in her youth, when she came up from Egypt."
"He will say, "I am no mere prophet. A servant of mankind am I, because a man dedicated to this have I been from my youth.'
Yet you ask, "For what reason?' Because the LORD acts as a witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you were unfaithful to her, your partner, the wife of your covenant.
Did he not make them one? And the vestige of the spirit remains in him. And why did he make them one? He was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and don't be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.