Bible verses about "gaza" | LEB

Judges 16:21-31

21 And the Philistines seized him, gouged his eyes, and brought him to Gaza. They tied him up with bronze shackles, and he became a grinder in the prison.* 22 But the hair of his head began to grow back after it had been shaved off. 23 The rulers of the Philistines had gathered to sacrifice a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice. And they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand." 24 And the people saw him, and they praised their god, for they said, "Our god has given into our hand those who hate us, devastate our land, and have killed many of us."* 25 After awhile, when their hearts* were merry, they said, "Call Samson and let him entertain us." And they called Samson from the prison,* and he entertained them.* And they made him stand between the pillars. 26 Then Samson said to the servant who was holding him by his hand, "Position me so that I can touch the pillars on which the house* rests, so I can lean on them." 27 And the house* was full of men and women, and all of the rulers of the Philistines were there—about three thousand men and women were on the roof watching the performance of Samson. 28 And Samson called to Yahweh and said, "My Lord Yahweh, remember me! Please give me strength this one time, O God, so that I can repay with one act of revenge to the Philistines for my eyes." 29 And Samson reached out and held two of the middle pillars on which the house* was resting, and he leaned on them, one on his right and one on his left. 30 And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." And he pushed* with all his strength, and the house* fell on the rulers and all of the people who were with him. And the dead whom he killed in his death were more than those he killed in his life. 31 His brothers and his whole family* came down and picked him up; and they brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father; he judged Israel twenty years.

1 Kings 4:24

24 For he was ruling over all the west of the River* from Tiphsah up to Gaza, over all the kings west of the River;* and he had peace from every side all around.

Isaiah 17:1-14

1 An oracle of Damascus:
"Look! Damascus will cease being a city and will become a heap of ruins. 2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted;* they will be for the flocks, and they will lie down and no one will frighten* them. 3 And the fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus; and the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the children of Israel,"
declares* Yahweh of hosts. 4 "And this shall happen:
On that day, the glory of Jacob will be brought low, and the fat of his flesh will become lean. 5 And it shall be as when a reaper gathers* standing grain and he reaps grain with his arm, and it shall be like one who gathers ears of grain in the valley of Rephaim. 6 And gleanings will be left over in it, as when an olive tree is beaten,*
two or three ripe olive berries in the top of a branch, four or five on its fruitful branches,"
declares* Yahweh, the God of Israel. 7 On that day, mankind will look to its maker, and its eyes will look to the holy one of Israel; 8 it will not look to the altars, the work of its hands, and it will not see what its fingers made and the poles of Asherah worship and the incense altars. 9 On that day, its fortified cities* will be like the abandonment of the wooded place and the summit,* which they deserted because of the children of Israel; and there will be desolation. 10 For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and you have not remembered the rock of your refuge; therefore you plant plants of pleasantness, and you plant* a vine of a foreigner. 11 On your planting day you make them grow, and in the morning of your sowing you bring them into bloom, yet the harvest will flee* in a day of sickness and incurable pain. 12 Ah! The noise of many peoples, they make a noise like the noise of the seas! And the roar of nations, they roar like the roar of mighty waters! 13 The nations roar like the roar of many waters, but he will rebuke him, and he will flee far away. And they are chased like chaff of the mountains before the wind and like tumbleweed before the storm. 14 At the time of evening, and look, terror! Before morning he is no more. This is the fate of those who plunder us and the lot of those who plunder us.

Jeremiah 25:20

20 and all the other* people; and all the kings of the land of Uz; and all the kings of the land of the Philistines—*Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;

Amos 1:1-15

1 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds from Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah the king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Jehoash, two years before* the earthquake. 2 And he said, "Yahweh roars from Zion and he utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds wither and the top of Carmel dries up." 3 Thus says Yahweh, "For three transgressions of Damascus and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because they threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron! 4 So I will send fire against Hazael's house and it will consume the citadel fortresses of Ben-Hadad. 5 I will break the gate bars of Damascus and I will cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven and the one who takes hold of the scepter of Beth Eden, and the people of Aram will go into exile to Kir," says Yahweh. 6 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because they exiled a whole community, handing them over to Edom! 7 So I will send a fire against the wall of Gaza and it will devour its citadel fortresses. 8 And I will cut off the inhabitants from Ashdod and the one who takes hold of the scepter of Ashkelon. I will also turn my hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines will perish," says the Lord Yahweh. 9 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Tyre and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because they delivered up a whole community to Edom and they did not remember the covenant of brotherhood! 10 So I will send a fire against the wall of Tyre and it will devour its citadel fortresses." 11 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because he pursued his brother with the sword! He stifled his compassion and his anger tore them apart continually,* and he kept his rage forever. 12 So I will send a fire against Teman and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Bozrah." 13 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Ammon and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to enlarge their territory! 14 So I will kindle a fire against the wall of Rabbah and it will devour its citadel fortresses with a war cry on the day of battle, with a storm on the day of the violent tempest. 15 And their king will go into exile, he and his commanders together," says Yahweh.

Zechariah 9:1-17

1 An oracle. The word of Yahweh is against the land of Hadrach,
and Damascus is its resting place. For to Yahweh belongs the eye of humankind,* and all the tribes of Israel, 2 and also Hamath, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon—yes, they are very wise!* 3 Tyre has built a fortification for itself,* and it heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the mud of the streets. 4 Look! The Lord will drive it* out and will hurl its* outer ramparts into the sea, and it* will be consumed by fire. 5 Ashkelon will see and will be afraid, and Gaza will writhe exceedingly, and Ekron also, because its hope is ruined.* And the king from Gaza will perish, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited. 6 A mongrel people* will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut down the pride of the Philistines. 7 I will remove its* blood from its* mouth, and its* abominations from between its* teeth. And it* too will be a remnant for our God; and it* will be like a tribal chief* in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusite. 8 But I will encamp at my temple* like a guard, against those crossing through and returning; no oppressor will cross through them again, for now I have seen with my own eyes. 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king comes to you; he is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a male donkey, the foal of* a female donkey! 10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River* to the ends of the earth. 11 As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit.* 12 Return to the fortress, O prisoners of hope; today I am declaring that I will repay you double. 13 For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have set Ephraim as an arrow. I will set in motion your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Javan.* I will wield you like the sword of a warrior. 14 Then Yahweh will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; and my Lord Yahweh will blow the trumpet, and he shall go out in the storm winds of the south. 15 Yahweh of hosts will defend them, and they will devour and subdue the slingstones;* they will drink, they will make noise* like wine, and they will be full like the sacrificial basin,* drenched like the corners of an altar. 16 And Yahweh their God will save them on that day, as the flock of his people; for they are like the stones of a diadem, glittering on his land. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.

Zechariah 9:5

5 Ashkelon will see and will be afraid, and Gaza will writhe exceedingly, and Ekron also, because its hope is ruined.* And the king from Gaza will perish, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.

Amos 1:6

6 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke the punishment,* because they exiled a whole community, handing them over to Edom!

Acts 8:26-39

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Get up and go toward the south* on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.) 27 And he got up and* went, and behold, there was a man, an Ethiopian eunuch (a court official of Candace,* queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasury) who had come to worship in Jerusalem 28 and was returning and sitting in his chariot, and reading aloud the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Approach and join this chariot." 30 So Philip ran up to it* and* heard him reading aloud Isaiah the prophet and said, "So then, do you understand what you are reading?" 31 And he said, "So how could I, unless someone will guide me?" And he invited Philip to come up and* sit with him. 32 Now the passage of scripture that he was reading aloud was this:
"He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his* humiliation justice was taken from him. Who can describe his descendants?* For his life was taken away from the earth."* 34 And the eunuch answered and* said to Philip, "I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this—about himself or about someone else?" 35 So Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaimed the good news to him about Jesus. 36 And as they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"*

Acts 8:38-39

38 And he ordered the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water—Philip and the eunuch—and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any longer, for he went on his way rejoicing.

Zephaniah 2:4

4 For Gaza will be abandoned, and Ashkelon as a desolation. As for Ashdod, at noon they will drive her away, and Ekron shall be uprooted.

Amos 1:7

7 So I will send a fire against the wall of Gaza and it will devour its citadel fortresses.

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