Biblical References

The number 70 used in a significant manner.

The glory and honor of the nations being brought to The Throne of the Lord.

Worship and Intercession - as prescribed by the Lord.

The Appointed Times of the LORD

Insights on Psalm 67



HEBREW Text of Psalm 67

GREEK Translation - Psalm 66 - LXX (Septuagint)

ENGLISH Translation of Psalm 67

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 The following is a list of Biblical references to 
 the number 70 used in an apparently significant manner.

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Genesis 10 - Listing of the Nations - 70 descendants of Noah listed - Chart of the 70 Nations  

Genesis 46:27 With the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob's family, which went to Egypt, were seventy in all.  - Chart of the 70 who descended into Egypt

Exodus 15:27  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.

Exodus 24:1  Then he said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance.

Exodus 24:9  Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up  :10 and saw the God of Israel.

Numbers 7:85 Each silver plate weighed a hundred and thirty shekels, and each sprinkling bowl seventy shekels. Altogether, the silver dishes weighed two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel

Numbers 11:16  The LORD said to Moses: "Bring me seventy of Israel's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.

Numbers 11:24  So Moses went out and told the people what the LORD had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the Tent.  :25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.

Deuteronomy 10:22 Your forefathers who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky

I Samuel 6:19  But God struck down some of the men of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the LORD had dealt them

II Chronicles 29:32  The number of burnt offerings the assembly brought was seventy bulls, a hundred rams and two hundred male lambs--all of them for burnt offerings to the LORD

II Chronicles 36:21 The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfillment of the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah

Psalms 90:10 The length of our days is seventy years--or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away

Isaiah 23:15  At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king's life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute.

Jeremiah 25:11-12 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.  :12  "But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians, for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate forever

Ezekiel 8:11 In front of them stood seventy elders of the house of Israel, and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan was standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising

Ezekiel 41:12  The building facing the temple courtyard on the west side was seventy cubits wide. The wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits

Daniel 9:2 In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.

Daniel 9:24  "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy

Zechariah 1:12  Then the angel of the LORD said, "LORD Almighty, how long will you withhold mercy from Jerusalem and from the towns of Judah, which you have been angry with these seventy years?

Zechariah 7:5 "Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted.

Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

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 The following is a selection Biblical references to 
 the glory and honor of the nations being brought to New Jerusalem / The Throne of the Lord.

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Revelation 21
        1Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 5Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."
        6And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
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        22But I saw no temple in it (the holy city), for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.* 25Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.** 27But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

  *  alternate reading - "bring the glory and honor of the nations to him."
**  alternate reading - adds "that they may enter into it").

Deuteronomy 32:43  Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people

I Chronicles 16:28   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength

Psalms 22:27   All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him

Psalms 72:10   The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts  :11   All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him

Psalms 96:7   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength

Psalms 102:15   The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory

Isaiah 2:2   In the last days the mountain of the LORD'S temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it

Isaiah 25:3   Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you

Isaiah 52:15   So will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand

Isaiah 55:5   Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.

Isaiah 60:3   Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn  :4   "Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm  :5   Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come  :6   Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD  :7   All Kedar's flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple  :8   "Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests  :9   Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor  :10   "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion

Isaiah 60:13   "The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my feet

Isaiah 62:2   The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow

Isaiah 66:11   For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.  :12   For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees

Isaiah 66:18   "And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see my glory  :19   "I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations--to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations

Jeremiah 3:17   At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts

Jeremiah 4:2   And if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory.

Jeremiah 33:9   Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.

Daniel 7:14   He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed

Zechariah 2:11   "Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you

Zechariah 8:18   Again the word of the LORD Almighty came to me  :19   This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.  :20   This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Many peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come  :21   And the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, 'Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.  :22   And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and to entreat him.  :23   This is what the LORD Almighty says: "In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, 'Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.'" An Oracle

Haggai 2:7   I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty

Matthew 24:30   "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory

Romans 15:10   Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.  :11   And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.  :12   And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.

Romans 16:26   But now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him-

I Timothy 3:16   Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory

Revelation 21:22-27   I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple  :23   The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp  :24   The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it  :25   On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there  :26   The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it  :27   Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life

Revelation 22:2   Down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

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 The following is a selection of basic Biblical passages that reference 
 Worship and Intercession - as prescribed by the Lord.

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The book of Leviticus is at the center of the Torah, the five books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible.  Its position reflects the central purpose of God's revelation of Himself to us:  WORSHIP - that we might draw near to Him and He might dwell among His people.  From the beginning, the Lord has desired to dwell with mankind.  After Adam sinned, he was no longer able to draw near to a holy God.  So, God provided a way for mankind to be restored and to enjoy fellowship with Him again, through faith in the shed blood of a perfect sacrifice.  The book of Leviticus outlines this means of grace for His people.

God calls, and we trustingly respond by drawing near with a perfect offering
- -  the Hebrew words for draw near/bring and offering are from the same root  - -
Do you see any additional relationship between these three Hebrew words?

"qara' " - (verb)  "to call, call out, recite (read)"
"denotes primarily the enunciation of a specific message...customarily addressed to a specific recipient and is intended to elicit a specific response (hence it may be translated 'proclaim, invite') (TWOT*)
"qarav" - (verb) "to draw near, approach, enter in, bring(cause to draw near)" - (used 291 times in the OT)
"being or coming into the most near and intimate proximity...a secondary meaning entails actual contact" (TWOT)
 "qorban" - (noun) "an offering" (used 80 times in the OT - 40x in Leviticus, 38x in Numbers, 2x in Ezekiel)  
"ASV usually renders 'oblation' to the RSV's 'offering'...denotes that which is brought near, i.e. an offering to the deity both in the sense of that which is to be 'sacrificed'...or to be used in the sanctuary" (TWOT)

Leviticus 1:1-2  The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. He said  :2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any of you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock…  

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Deuteronomy 16:16   "No man should appear before the Lord empty-handed."
Hebrews 9:22 "...without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."
Genesis 22:8 "God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering...."
John 1:29 "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

Acts 15:16-21 "'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent (the tabernacle of David). Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it  :17 That the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things  :18 That have been known for ages  :19  "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God  :20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood  :21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath. (The Apostle James, presiding at the Jerusalem Council)

Romans 12:1-2  Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship  :2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Hebrews 10:19-25  Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus  :20 By a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body  :21 And since we have a great priest over the house of God  :22 Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water  :23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful  :24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds  :25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Revelation 5:6  Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth  :7 He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne  :8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints  :9 And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation  :10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.  :11  Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders  :12 In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!  :13  Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!  :14 The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.



*Note:  TWOT - Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, © 1980, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

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Hebrew Text of Psalm 67

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Greek Translation - Psalm 66 - LXX (Septuagint)


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English Translation of Psalm 67

Psalm 67
{For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.}

1 God - may he bless and favor us,
may he shine his face on us. - Selah 
2 Oh, to know on earth your Way,
in all nations - your Salvation! 
3 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you. 
4 May nations be glad and cheer for joy, 
               for you judge the peoples justly,
you guide the nations of the earth. - Selah 
5 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you 
6 The earth gave her produce -
God, our God, blesses us! 
7 God blesses us,
that they may fear him to the ends of the earth.

-- translated by Paul McAndrew, Project Coordinator

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