Bible verses about "ethiopia" | NSB

Genesis 2:13

13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It winds through the entire land of Cush.

Numbers 12:1

1 Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he was married to a Cushite woman from Sudan.

2 Chronicles 16:8

8 »The Ethiopians and the Libyans, did they have large armies with many chariots and cavalry troops? But because you relied on Jehovah he gave you victory over them.

Esther 1:1

1 Now it came about in the days of Ahasuerus, that Ahasuerus who was ruler of a hundred and twenty-seven divisions of the kingdom, from India as far as Ethiopia:

2 Chronicles 12:3

3 Shishak had twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand horses, and an army of countless Libyans, Sukkites, and Sudanese from Egypt.

Isaiah 18:1-6

1 Woe to the land of whirring wings which lies beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Cush). 2 It sends messengers by sea in boats made of reeds that skim over the surface of the water. »Go, swift messengers, to a tall and smooth-skinned people, a people who are feared far and near, a strong and aggressive nation, whose land is divided by rivers.« 3 Look when someone raises a flag on the mountains. Listen when someone blows a ram's horn, all you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth. 4 Jehovah says this to me: »I will be still and watch from my dwelling place. My presence will be like scorching heat in the sunshine, like heavy dew in the heat of the harvest. 5 »Before the harvest, when blossoms are gone and grapes are ripening from blossoms, he will cut off the shoots with pruning shears and chop off and take away the spreading branches. 6 They will all be left for the birds of prey on the mountains and the wild animals. The birds of prey will feed on them in the summer. All the wild animals on earth will feed on them in the winter.

Isaiah 20:2-6

2 At that time Jehovah spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him: »Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.« He did this and went around stripped and barefoot. 3 Jehovah said: »Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush, 4 so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared to Egypt’s shame. 5 »Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be afraid and put to shame. 6 »That day the people who live on this coast will say: ‘See what has happened to those we relied on, those we fled to for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria! How then can we escape?«’

Daniel 11:43

43 »He will exercise power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. The Libyans and the Ethiopians will be under his control.

2 Chronicles 14:9-15

9 Zerah from Ethiopia led an army of a million soldiers and three hundred chariots to the town of Mareshah in Judah. 10 Asa met him there. The two armies prepared for battle in Zephathah Valley near Mareshah. 11 Asa prayed: »Jehovah, only you can help a powerless army defeat a stronger one. We depend on you to help us. We will fight against this powerful army to honor your name! We know that you will not be defeated. You are Jehovah our God. Do not let man prevail against you.« 12 Jehovah helped Asa and his army defeat the Ethiopians. The enemy soldiers ran away, 13 Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. It was a total defeat! The Ethiopians could not even fight back! The soldiers from Judah took everything that had belonged to the Ethiopians. 14 Asa and his army attacked all the cities around Gerar because the cities were in dread of Jehovah. The army looted all the cities because there were many things to take. 15 They also attacked those who were letting their cattle graze and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 43:3

3 »I AM JEHOVAH YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, YOUR SAVIOR. Egypt is the ransom I exchanged for you. Sudan and Seba are the price I paid for you.

Psalms 68:31

31 Ambassadors will come from Egypt. Sudan will stretch out its hands to God in prayer.

Amos 9:7

7 »Are you not as the children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel?« Said Jehovah. »Have I not brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?

Acts 8:27

27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship.

Jeremiah 13:23

23 »Can Ethiopians change the color of their skin or leopards change their spots? Can you do good when you are taught to do wrong?

Acts 8:27-39

27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit said to Philip: »Go near, and climb on this chariot.« 30 Philip ran to him, heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said: »Do you understand what you are reading?« 31 »How can I«, the eunuch said: »unless someone explains it to me?« He invited Philip to come and sit with him. 32 The Scripture he read was this: »He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer so he did not open his mouth. 33 »In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.« 34 The eunuch asked Philip: »Please tell me of whom is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?« 35 Then Philip began at the same Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 On their way, they came to a body of water and the eunuch said, »See, here is water. What prevents me from getting baptized?« 37 Philip said: »If you believe with all your heart, you may.« He answered: »I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.« 38 He commanded the chariot to stop. They both went into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 After they came out of the water God’s Spirit took Philip away. The eunuch did not see him again. He continued his journey rejoicing.

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