Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Baker's Dozen of Biblical 12s - 1st Thursday 13

A famous blogger has been posting her Thursday 13s for some time now; and wanting to be as famous, I thought I'd give it a try. This week's theme is "gross" (144). Well, here are 13 verses from the Bible mentioning 12 of something(s). OK, so it's not a gross, but it's the square root of a gross.

1. These are the tribes of Israel, 12 in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing. (Genesis 49:28)

2. This was the dedication gift from the leaders of Israel for the altar when it was anointed: 12 silver dishes, 12 silver basins, and 12 gold bowls. (Numbers 7:84)

3. Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps, one at each end. Nothing like it had ever been made in any other kingdom. (1 Kings 18:20)

4. Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat as he was plowing. Twelve teams of oxen were in front of him, and he was with the twelfth team. Elijah walked by him and threw his mantle over him. (1 Kings 19:19)

5. Summoning His 12 disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. (Matthew 10:1)

6. Then one of the Twelve—the man called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests…. (Matthew 26:14)

7. When evening came, He was reclining at the table with the Twelve. (Matthew 26:20)

8. While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. A large mob, with swords and clubs, was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people. (Matthew 26:47)

9. He appointed the Twelve: To Simon, He gave the name Peter (Mark 3:16)

10. When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables. (Mark 4:10)

11. Sitting down, He called the Twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)

12. Then He took the Twelve aside and told them, "Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. Everything that is written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. (Luke 18:31)

13. [The city] had a massive high wall, with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates; [on the gates], names were inscribed, the names of the 12 tribes of the sons of Israel. (Revelation 21:12)

* All verses are from the Christian Standard Bible (CSB).


janet said...

Cool TT! Mine is on Bible verses too, (but I didn't even notice about this week's "gross" theme).


Denise Patrick said...

Great list - informative and inspirational!

Happy TT!

Daily Panic said...

My favorite was the twelve lions
I like cats.