Most important 40s in the Bible (22 times)

 

  1. Gen 7:4 For after seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, for the destruction of every living thing which I have made on the face of the earth.

 

  1. Gen 7:12 And rain came down on the earth for forty days and forty nights.

 

  1. Gen 7:17 ¶ And for forty days the waters were over all the earth; and the waters were increased so that the ark was lifted up high over the earth.

 

  1. Gen 8:6 ¶ Then, after forty days, through the open window of the ark which he had made,

 

  1. Gen 50:3 And the forty days needed for making the body ready went by: and there was weeping for him among the Egyptians for seventy days.

 

  1. Exo 24:18 And Moses went up the mountain, into the cloud, and was there for forty days and forty nights.

 

  1. Exo 34:28 ¶ And for forty days and forty nights Moses was there with the Lord, and in that time he had no food or drink. And he put in writing on the stones the words of the agreement, the ten rules of the law.

 

  1. Num 13:25 At the end of forty days they came back from viewing the land.

 

  1. Num 14:34 And as you went through the land viewing it for forty days, so for forty years, a year for every day, you will undergo punishment for your wrongdoing, and you will see that I am against you.

 

  1. Deut 9:9 When I had gone up into the mountain to be given the stones on which was recorded the agreement which the Lord made with you, I was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights without taking food or drinking water.

 

  1. Deut 9:11 Then at the end of forty days and forty nights the Lord gave me those stones, the stones of the agreement.

 

  1. Deut 9:18 And I went down on my face before the Lord, as at the first, for forty days and forty nights, without taking food or drinking water, because of all your sin, in doing evil in the eyes of the Lord and moving him to wrath.

 

  1. Deut 9:25 So I went down on my face in prayer before the Lord for forty days and forty nights as I did at first; because the Lord had said that he would put an end to you.

 

  1. Deut 10:10 And I was in the mountain, as at the first time, for forty days and forty nights; and again the ears of the Lord were open to my prayer, and he did not send destruction on you.

 

  1. 1Sam 17:16 And the Philistine came near every morning and evening for forty days.

 

  1. 1Kings 19:8 So he got up and took food and drink, and in the strength of that food he went on for forty days and nights, to Horeb, the mountain of God.

 

  1. Ezek 4:6 And when these days are ended, turning on your right side, you are to take on yourself the sin of the children of Judah: forty days, a day for a year, I have had it fixed for you.

 

  1. Jonah 3:4 And Jonah first of all went a day’s journey into the town, and crying out said, In forty days destruction will overtake Nineveh.

 

  1. Mt 4:2 And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it.

 

  1. Mark 1:13 And he was in the waste land for forty days, being tested by Satan; and he was with the beasts; and the angels took care of him.

 

  1. Luke 4:2 For forty days, being tested by the Evil One. And he had no food in those days; and when they came to an end, he was in need of food.

 

  1. Acts 1:3 And to whom he gave clear and certain signs that he was living, after his death; for he was seen by them for forty days, and gave them teaching about the kingdom of God:

 

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