Desert - Biblical References

Desert – Biblical References

Desert – Biblical References

(Numbers 21:20) and from Bamoth to the valley lying in the region of Moab by the top of Pisgah that looks down on the desert.

(Numbers 23:28) So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the desert.

(Deuteronomy 32:10) “He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

(1 Chronicles 5:9) He also lived to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of the Euphrates, because their livestock had multiplied in the land of Gilead.

(1 Chronicles 12:19) Some of the men of Manasseh deserted to David when he came with the Philistines for the battle against Saul. (Yet he did not help them, for the rulers of the Philistines took counsel and sent him away, saying, “At peril to our heads he will desert to his master Saul.”)

Desert – Biblical References

(Job 24:5) Behold, like wild donkeys in the desert the poor go out to their toil, seeking game; the wasteland yields food for their children.

(Job 38:26) to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man,

(Psalms 72:9) May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust!

(Psalms 78:17) Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

(Psalms 78:40) How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!

(Psalms 102:6) I am like a desert owl of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places;

(Psalms 105:41) He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed through the desert like a river.

Desert - Biblical References

(Psalms 106:9) He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry, and he led them through the deep as through a desert.

(Psalms 106:14) But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;

(Psalms 107:4) Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;

(Psalms 107:33) He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,

(Psalms 107:35) He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.

(Proverbs 21:19) It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Desert – Biblical References

(Isaiah 14:17) who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

(Isaiah 16:1) Send the lamb to the ruler of the land, from Sela, by way of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

(Isaiah 16:8) For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah; the lords of the nations have struck down its branches, which reached to Jazer and strayed to the desert; its shoots spread abroad and passed over the sea.

(Isaiah 31:9) His rock shall pass away in terror, and his officers desert the standard in panic,” declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

(Isaiah 33:9) The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is confounded and withers away; Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

(Isaiah 35:1) The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;

(Isaiah 35:6) then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

(Isaiah 40:3) A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

(Isaiah 41:19) I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together,

Desert – Biblical References

(Isaiah 42:11) Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the habitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

(Isaiah 43:19) Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

(Isaiah 43:20) The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,

(Isaiah 50:2) Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.

(Isaiah 51:3) For the LORD comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.

(Isaiah 63:13) who led them through the depths? Like a horse in the desert, they did not stumble.

Desert – Biblical References

(Jeremiah 4:11) At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A hot wind from the bare heights in the desert toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow or cleanse,

(Jeremiah 4:26) I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger.

(Jeremiah 5:6) Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down; a wolf from the desert shall devastate them. A leopard is watching their cities; everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are great.

Desert – Biblical References

(Jeremiah 9:2) Oh that I had in the desert a travelers’ lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men.

(Jeremiah 9:26) Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.”

(Jeremiah 12:12) Upon all the bare heights in the desert destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the land to the other; no flesh has peace.

(Jeremiah 13:24) I will scatter you like chaff driven by the wind from the desert.

Desert – Biblical References

(Jeremiah 17:6) He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

(Jeremiah 22:6) For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: “‘You are like Gilead to me, like the summit of Lebanon, yet surely I will make you a desert, an uninhabited city.

(Jeremiah 25:24) all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the mixed tribes who dwell in the desert;

Desert – Biblical References

(Jeremiah 48:6) Flee! Save yourselves! You will be like a juniper in the desert!

(Jeremiah 50:12) your mother shall be utterly shamed, and she who bore you shall be disgraced. Behold, she shall be the last of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

(Jeremiah 51:43) Her cities have become a horror, a land of drought and a desert, a land in which no one dwells, and through which no son of man passes.

Desert – Biblical References

(Zephaniah 2:13) And he will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria, and he will make Nineveh a desolation, a dry waste like the desert.

(Malachi 1:3) but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.”

Desert – Biblical References

(Luke 8:29) For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.)

(Acts 8:26) Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.


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