And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is
And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was
but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is
And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was
a Levite, and he sojourned there.
And the man departed out of the city from Bethlehemjudah to sojourn where he could find a place
: and he came to mount Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he journeyed.
And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I am
a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place
And it came to pass in those days, when there was
no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.
And his concubine played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.
And he said unto him, We are
passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am
I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now
going to the house of the LORD; and there is
no man that receiveth me to house.
Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
And the name of the man was
Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is
So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be
with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
And all the people that were
in the gate, and the elders, said, We are
witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:
1 Samuel 16:1
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
1 Samuel 16:4
And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is
cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is
1 Samuel 17:12
Now David was
the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was
Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for
an old man in the days of Saul.
1 Samuel 17:15
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 17:58
And Saul said to him, Whose son art
young man? And David answered, I am
the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.
1 Samuel 20:6
If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave
of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is
a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
1 Samuel 20:28
And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave
of me to go
2 Samuel 2:32
And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in
Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at break of day.
2 Samuel 21:19
And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of
Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was
like a weaver's beam.
2 Samuel 23:14
And David was
then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was
2 Samuel 23:15
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is
by the gate!
2 Samuel 23:16
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was
by the gate, and took it
, and brought it
to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
2 Samuel 23:24
Asahel the brother of Joab was
one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
1 Chronicles 2:54
The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
1 Chronicles 4:4
And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are
the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.
1 Chronicles 4:22
And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are
1 Chronicles 11:16
And David was
then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was
then at Bethlehem.
1 Chronicles 11:17
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is
at the gate!
1 Chronicles 11:18
And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was
by the gate, and took it
, and brought it
to David: but David would not drink of
it, but poured it out to the LORD,
1 Chronicles 11:26
Also the valiant men of the armies were
, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
The children of Bethlehem, an hundred twenty and three.
The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.
And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though
thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet
out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is
to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
And thou Bethlehem, in
the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him
, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?