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70 Bible Verses about Israel on the Country's 70th Birthday

70 Bible Verses about Israel on the Country's 70th Birthday
On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Balfour wrote a letter expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. International support for the idea grew after World War II and the Holocaust. On May 14, 1948, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.

Although small, Israel is one of the most talked-about countries in the world. The country is held in special regard by both Jews and Christians due to God's promises to Israel and the many things the Bible has to say about this nation. As Pastor Adrian Rogers wrote, "I want help in understanding the present and the future, because there is Bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled. Keep your eyes on Zion, God's holy land. As the Jew goes, so goes the world. The Jews are God's yardstick, God's outline, God's blueprint, for what He’s up to in the rest of the world. The land of Israel, I believe, is the most important spot on earth. The most important city is not Washington or Moscow, but Jerusalem. The most important land, believe it or not, is not America but tiny Israel, about the size of New Jersey."

Here are 70 Bible verses about Israel as we commemorate 70 years of the country's existence in the modern era.

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A land God "seeks out."

A land God "seeks out."

It is a Land that the Lord your God seeks out; the eyes of the Lord your God, are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. (DEUTERONOMY 11:12)

I will return the captivity of my people Israel, and they will rebuild desolate cities and settle them. (AMOS 9:14)

A Land where you will eat bread without poverty – you will lack nothing there. (DEUTERONOMY 8:9)

He gave us this Land, a Land flowing with milk and honey. (DEUTERONOMY 26:9)

There shall be no woman who loses her young or is barren in your Land. (EXODUS 23:26)

This Land shall become yours as an inheritance. (EZEKIEL 47:14)

The Jews who went up from you have arrived in Jerusalem. (EZRA 4:12)

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"God is present in this place."

"God is present in this place."

The people all assembled as one man to Jerusalem. (EZRA 3:1)

Surely God is present in this place.” (GENESIS 28:16)

He planted a tree in Beersheba. (GENESIS 21:33)

“To your offspring I will give this Land.” (GENESIS 12:7)

Sojourn in this Land and I will be with you and bless you. (GENESIS 26:3)

We can be fruitful in the Land. (GENESIS 26:22)

Do good in Your favor unto Zion, build the walls of Jerusalem. (PSALMS 51:18)

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"Great Joy"

"Great Joy"

David assembled to Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel. (I CHRONICLES 28:1)

They came to Hebron wholeheartedly, to crown David king over all of Israel. (I CHRONICLES 12:39)

They found rich and good pasture, and the land was wide open, quiet and peaceful. (I CHRONICLES 4:40)

David ascended from there and dwelt in the strongholds of Ein Gedi. (I SAMUEL 23:29)

The entire people of the land rejoiced and the city was tranquil. (II CHRONICLES 23:21)

There was great joy in Jerusalem. (II CHRONICLES 30:26)

In the days to come, The Mount of Hashem’s House Shall stand firm above the mountains And tower above the hills; And all the nations Shall gaze on it with joy. (ISAIAH 2:2)

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"God will protect Jerusalem."

"God will protect Jerusalem."

Like flying birds, so will God protect Jerusalem. (ISAIAH 31:5)

No longer will violence be heard in your Land. (ISAIAH 60:18)

Do not give Him silence until He establishes Jerusalem as a source of praise in the Land. (ISAIAH 62:7)

For from Jerusalem shall emerge a remnant, and survivors from Mount Zion. (ISAIAH 37:32)

I will establish My salvation in Zion, my splendor for Israel. (ISAIAH 46:13)

Zion shall be redeemed through justice. (ISAIAH 1:27)

The entire Land is at rest and tranquil, they broke out in glad song. (ISAIAH 14:7)

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"The desert will be glad."

"The desert will be glad."

On that day this song will be sung in the Land of Judah. (ISAIAH 26:1)

The desert will be glad and blossom like a lily. (ISAIAH 35:1)

Shake the dust from yourself; arise and sit, O Jerusalem. (ISAIAH 52:2)

You will yet plant vineyards in the mountains of Samaria. (JEREMIAH 7:4)

A king will reign and prosper and he will administer justice and righteousness in the Land. (JEREMIAH 23:5)

Return, O Maiden of Israel, return to these cities of yours. (JEREMIAH 31:20)

I brought you to this country of farmland to enjoy its fruit and bounty. (JEREMIAH 2:7)

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"God has done great kindness."

"God has done great kindness."

I shall take you one from a city and two from a family and I will bring you to Zion. (JEREMIAH 3:14)

And they will come and sing joyously on the height of Zion. (JEREMIAH 31:11)

Fear not, O Land; exult and be glad, for God has done great kindness. (JOEL 2:21)

Every place upon which the sole of your foot will tread I have given to you. (JOSHUA 1:3)

Jerusalem will be settled beyond its walls. (ZECHARIAH 2:4)

You shall emerge from the vineyards and take a wife from the daughters of Shiloh. (JUDGES 21:21)

For from Zion shall come forth the Torah, and the word of God from Jerusalem. (MICAH 4:2)

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"God will return the captivity of Zion."

"God will return the captivity of Zion."

The people blessed all those who volunteered to settle in Jerusalem. (NEHEMIAH 11:2)

Tabor and Hermon sing forth Your name. (PSALMS 89:12)

When God will return the captivity of Zion, we will be like dreamers. (PSALMS 126:1)

May you see children born to your children, peace upon Israel. (PSALMS 128:6)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those who love you will be serene. (PSALMS 122:6)

The scepter of the wicked shall never rest upon the land allotted to the righteous (PSALMS 125:3)

The dew of Hermon descends upon the mountains of Zion. (PSALMS 133:3)

May there be peace within your wall, serenity within your palaces. (PSALMS 122:7)

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"The builder of Jerusalem is God."

"The builder of Jerusalem is God."

Blessed is God from Zion, He Who dwells in Jerusalem, Hallelujah! (PSALMS 135:21)

The built up Jerusalem is like a city united together. (PSALMS 122:3)

Jerusalem, mountains enwrap it, and God enwraps His people. (PSALMS 125:2)

If I forget thee O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning. (PSALMS 137:5)

The builder of Jerusalem is God, the outcast of Israel He will gather in. (PSALMS 147:2)

I myself have anointed my king, over Zion, My Holy mountain. (PSALMS 2:6)

May Mount Zion be glad, may the daughters of Judah rejoice. (PSALMS 48:11)

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"God loves the gates of Zion."

"God loves the gates of Zion."

May God bless you from Zion, Maker of Heaven and Earth. (PSALMS 134:3)

God loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. (PSALMS 87:2)

God is recognized in Judah; in Israel His Name is great. PSALMS (114:2)

It is He who makes your borders peaceful. (PSALMS 147:14)

Dwell in the Land and nourish yourself with faithfulness. (PSALMS 37:3)

And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing. (ZECHARIAH 8:5)

God will have mercy on Zion again and will choose Jerusalem again. (ZECHARIAH 1:17)

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Israel "will be a Land of delight."

Israel "will be a Land of delight."

‘My cities will once again spread out with bounty.’ (ZECHARIAH 1:17)

Go walk through the Land, describe it in writing, and return to me. (JOSHUA 18:8)

On that day, it will be said to Jerusalem, ‘Have no fear! O Zion, do not despair!’ (ZECHARIAH 3:16)

You will arise and show Zion mercy, for the time to favor her, the appointed time has come. PSALMS (102:13)

All the nations will praise you, for you will be a Land of delight. (MALACHI 3:12)

Judah will exist forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. (JOEL 4:20)


To learn more about Israel and how it relates to Bible history and prophecy, see the video below:

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Publication date: April 19, 2018

70 Bible Verses about Israel on the Country's 70th Birthday