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Birthday Verse Study: August 17

For many years now, I’ve opened the Bible to 8:17 verses to see if anything would pop out to me as a prophecy for my life. I’ve attempted to compile the verses several times – I must say that it’s a lot easier to do electronically from a site like Bible Gateway than handwriting or retyping from a hardcopy. I finally compiled all the 8:17 verses this week. They read like a narrative. It may be many more years before I can articulate how each verse references my life. For now, I’ve highlighted the verses that speak volumes for me right now.

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Be blessed,


Birthday Verse Study:  August 17

Genesis 8:17 Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”

Exodus 8:17 And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 8:17 But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal, he burned with fire outside the camp, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Numbers 8:17 For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are Mine, both man and beast; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them to Myself.

Deuteronomy 8:17  then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’

Joshua 8:17 There was not a man left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel. So they left the city open and pursued Israel.

Judges 8:17 Then he tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

1 Samuel 8:17 He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants.

2 Samuel 8:17 Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests; Seraiahwas the scribe;

1 Kings 8:17 Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a templefor the name of the LORD God of Israel.

2 Kings 8:17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 8:17 Elpaal’s sons were Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,

2 Chronicles 8:17 Then Solomon went to the towns of Ezion Geber and Elath near the Red Sea in the land of Edom.

Ezra 8:17  I sent these men to Iddo, the leader at Casiphia, and told them what to say to Iddo and his relatives, who are the Temple servants in Casiphia. I sent them to bring servants to us for the Temple of our God.

Nehemiah 8:17  The whole group that had come back from captivity built shelters and lived in them. The Israelites had not done this since the time of Joshua son of Nun. And they were very happy.

Esther 8:17  As the king’s order went to every state and city, there was joy and gladness among the Jewish people. In every state and city to which the king’s order went, they were having feasts and celebrating. And many people through all the empire became Jews, because they were afraid of the Jewish people.

Job 8:17  They wrap their roots around a pile of rocks and look for a place among the stones.

Proverbs 8:17  I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

Ecclesiastes 8:17  I also saw all that God has done. Nobody can understand what God does here on earth. No matter how hard people try to understand it, they cannot. Even if wise people say they understand, they cannot; no one can really understand it.

Isaiah 8:17  I will wait for the Lord to help us, the Lord who is ashamed of the family of Israel. I will wait for him.

Jeremiah 8:17  “Look! I am sending poisonous snakes to attack you. These snakes cannot be charmed, and they will bite you,” says the Lord.

Ezekiel 8:17  He said to me, “Do you see, human? Is it unimportant that the people of Judah are doing the hateful things they have done here? They have filled the land with violence and made me continually angry. Look, they are insulting me every way they can.

Daniel 8:17  Gabriel came to where I was standing. When he came close to me, I was very afraid and bowed facedown on the ground. But Gabriel said to me, “Human being, understand that this vision is about the time of the end.”

Zechariah 8:17  Do not make plans to hurt your neighbors, and don’t love false promises. I hate all these things,” says the Lord.

Matthew 8:17  He did these things to bring about what Isaiah the prophet had said: “He took our suffering on him and carried our diseases.” — Isaiah 53:4

Mark 8:17 Knowing what they were talking about, Jesus asked them, “Why are you talking about not having bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your minds closed?

Luke 8:17 Everything that is hidden will become clear, and every secret thing will be made known.

John 8:17  Your own law says that when two witnesses say the same thing, you must accept what they say.

Acts 8:17 Then, when the two apostles began laying their hands on the people, they received the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:17  If we are God’s children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory.

2 Corinthians  8:17  Titus accepted what we asked him to do. He wanted very much to go to you, and this was his own idea.

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