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The "band of Roman soldiers" referred to in (Matthew 27:27) and elsewhere was the tenth part of a legion. It was called a "cohort," and numbered 400 to 600 men. [See ARMY]

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.

2. (n.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.

3. (v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.

4. (v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.

5. (n.) A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

6. (v. t.) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.

7. (n.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.

8. (n.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.

9. (n.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.

10. (n.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.

11. (n.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.

12. (n.) A belt or strap.

13. (n.) A bond

14. (v. t.) Pledge; security.

15. (v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.

16. (v. t.) To mark with a band.

17. (v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.

18. (v. i.) To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.

19. (v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.

20. (v.) imp. of Bind.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The English word has two generic meanings, each shading off into several specific meanings:

(1) that which holds together, binds or encircles: a bond;

(2) a company of men. The second sense may philologically and logically have been derived from the first, men being held together by social ties. Both meanings appear in Old Testament and New Testament representing various Hebrew and Greek words.

(1) A band

(a) ('ecur): a flaxen rope (Judges 15:14); a band of iron and brass (Daniel 4:15, 23); metaphorically used of a false woman's hands (Ecclesiastes 7:26).

(b) (chebhel): "The bands of the wicked have robbed me" (the King James Version of Psalm 119:61), where "bands" = "troops" by mistr; the Revised Version (British and American) "The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round"; plural chobhlim = "bands" = the name of the prophet's symbolic staff representing the brotherhood between Judah and Israel (Zechariah 11:7, 14).

(c) (`abhoth): "I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love" (Hosea 11:4; compare Ezekiel 3:25; Ezekiel 4:8 Job 39:10).

(d) (saphah): the edge of the round opening in the robe of the ephod with a band (the Revised Version (British and American) "binding") round about the hole of it (only in Exodus 39:23).

(e) (chartsubboth): bands (the Revised Version (British and American) "bonds") of wickedness (Isaiah 58:6); bands (= pains) in death (Psalm 73:4); the Revised Version, margin ("pangs," Cheyne, "torments").

(f) (moTah): the cross bar of oxen's yoke, holding them together (Leviticus 26:13 Ezekiel 34:27 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) "bars").

(g) (mocer): a fetter: "Who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass?" (Job 39:5 Psalm 2:3; Psalm 107:14 Isaiah 28:22; Isaiah 52:2 Jeremiah 2:20; all in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)). The same Hebrew word (in Psalm 116:16 Jeremiah 5:5; Jeremiah 27:2; Jeremiah 30:8 Nahum 1:13) is translated "bonds" in the King James Version, and in the English Revised Version of Psalm 116:16, and Nahum 1:13, but "bands" in the English Revised Version of Jeremiah 5:5; Jeremiah 27:2; Jeremiah 30:8; the American Standard Revised Version has "bonds" throughout. See BOND.

(h) (moshekhoth): "Canst thou. loose the bands of Orion?" (only in Job 38:31).

(i) (desmos, sundesmos): a fetter: that which binds together: of the chains of a lunatic or prisoner (Luke 8:29 Acts 16:26; Acts 22:30 the King James Version), metaphorically of the mystic union of Christ and the church (Colossians 2:19). These words are often translated by "bond" in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American).

(j) (zeukteria): the rudder's bands (only in Acts 27:40).

(2) A company of men

(a) (gedhudh): a band of soldiers (2 Samuel 4:2 1 Kings 11:24, the King James Version; 2 Kings 6:23; 2 Kings 13:20, 21; 24:2 1 Chronicles 7:4; 1 Chronicles 12:18, 21 2 Chronicles 22:1). So the Revised Version (British and American) (except in 1 Kings 11:24, "troop").

(b) (ro'sh): "head" = "division": "The Chaldeans made three bands" (Job 1:17); 1 Chronicles 12:23 the Revised Version (British and American) translates "heads."

(c) (chayil): "a band of men" the Revised Version (British and American) the "host" (only in 1 Samuel 10:26).

(d) ('aghappim): "the wings of an army," only in Ezekiel, armies of the King of Judah (12:14; 17:21); of Gomer and of Togarmah (38:6); of Gog (the Revised Version (British and American) "hordes") (38:9, 22; 39:4).

(e) (machaneh): "camp": only in Genesis 32:7, 10; the Revised Version (British and American) "companies."

(f) (chotsets): of locusts dividing into companies or swarms (Proverbs 30:27).

(g) (speira): usually a "cohort" (see the Revised Version, margin) of Roman soldiers; the tenth part of a legion, about 600 men: (Matthew 27:27 Mark 15:16 Acts 10:1; Acts 21:31; Acts 27:1). A smaller detachment of soldiers (John 18:3, 12; compare 2 Maccabees 8:23; Judith 1:4:11).

(h) (poiein sustrophen): "to make a conspiracy": "The Jews banded together" (Acts 23:12).

T. Rees

(3) The Augustan Band (speira Sebaste) to which Julius, the Roman centurion who had charge of Paul as a prisoner on his voyage to Rome, belonged, was a cohort apparently stationed at Caesarea at the time (Acts 27:1). Schurer (GJV, I3, 461) is of opinion that it was one of five cohorts mentioned by Josephus, recruited in Samaria and called Sebastenes from the Greek name of the city of Samaria (Sebaste). This particular cohort had in all likelihood for its full name Cohors Augusta Sebastenorum, Augusta being an honorific title of which examples are found in the case of auxiliary troops. Sir William Ramsay, following Mommsen (Paul the Traveler, 315, 348), thinks it denotes a body of legionary centurions, selected from legions serving abroad, who were employed by the emperor on confidential business between the provinces and Rome, the title Augustan being conferred upon them as a mark of favor and distinction. The grounds on which the views of Mommsen and Ramsay rest are questioned by Professor Zahn (Introduction to the New Testament, I, 551), and more evidence is needed to establish them.


(4) The Italian Band (speira Italike) was a cohort composed of volunteer Roman citizens born in Italy and stationed at Caesarea at this time (Acts 10:1). Schurer maintains that there could have been no Roman cohort there at this time, although he accepts the testimony of inscriptions to the presence of an Italian cohort at a later time. He accordingly rejects the story of Cornelius, holding that the author of the Acts has given in this narrative conditions belonging to a later time (GJV, I3, 462). In reply to Schurer, Blass asks why one of the five cohorts mentioned by Josephus may not have been composed of Roman citizens living at Caesarea or Sebaste, and bearing this name (Blass, Acta Apostolorum, 124). From a recently discovered inscription, Sir W. M. Ramsay has ascertained that there was an Italian cohort stationed in Syria in 69 A.D., which heightens the probability of one actually being found in Caesarea at 41-44 A.D., and he shows that even if his cohort was at the time on duty elsewhere a centurion like Cornelius might well have been at Caesarea at the time mentioned (Expositor, 5th series, IV, V, with Schurer's rejoinder). The subject of detached service in the provinces of the Roman Empire is admittedly obscure, but nothing emerges in this discussion to cast doubt upon the historical character of Luke's narrative.


T. Nicol.


o-gus'-tan o-gus'-tus-izs See ARMY, ROMAN.




1199. desmos -- a band, bond
... a band, bond. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine; Noun, Neuter Transliteration: desmos
Phonetic Spelling: (des-mon') Short Definition: a bond, chain Definition: a ...
// - 6k

2202. zeukteria -- bands, ropes
... bands, ropes. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: zeukteria Phonetic
Spelling: (dzook-tay-ree'-ah) Short Definition: a band, fastening Definition: a ...
// - 6k

4886. sundesmos -- that which binds together, ie a bond
... together, ie a bond. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: sundesmos
Phonetic Spelling: (soon'-des-mos) Short Definition: a band, bond Definition ...
// - 7k

860. haphe -- a joint
... a joint. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: haphe Phonetic Spelling:
(haf-ay') Short Definition: a band, fastening, a ligament Definition: a band ...
// - 6k

4160. poieo -- to make, do
... prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application,
more or less direct) -- abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be ...
// - 14k

4683. sparganoo -- to wrap in swaddling clothes
... Word Origin from sparganon (a swathing band) Definition to wrap in swaddling clothes
NASB Word Usage cloths (1), wrapped in cloths (1). ...
// - 6k

4963. sustrophe -- a twisting together, hence a concourse or ...
... mob, riotous crowd. From sustrepho; a twisting together, ie (figuratively) a secret
coalition, riotous crowd -- + band together, concourse. see GREEK sustrepho. ...
// - 6k

1463. egkomboomai -- to put on oneself (as a garment)
... 1463 (from1722 , " the condition" and , "a roll, band, girth") -- properly, the
condition in which someone is secured (literally, "tucked up"); figuratively ...
// - 7k

4686. speira -- anything wound up or coiled, by ext. a body (of ...
... cognate heilisso; a coil (spira, "spire"), ie (figuratively) a mass of men (a Roman
military cohort; also (by analogy) a squad of Levitical janitors) -- band. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
1416. gedud -- a band, troop
... 1415, 1416. gedud. 1417 . a band, troop. Transliteration: gedud Phonetic
Spelling: (ghed-ood') Short Definition: bands. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/1416.htm - 6k

2854. chathullah -- swaddling band
... 2853, 2854. chathullah. 2855 . swaddling band. Transliteration: chathullah
Phonetic Spelling: (khath-ool-law') Short Definition: band. ...
/hebrew/2854.htm - 6k

613. esur -- a band, bond
... 612, 613. esur. 614 . a band, bond. Transliteration: esur Phonetic Spelling:
(es-oor') Short Definition: band. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
/hebrew/613.htm - 6k

92. aguddah -- a band
... 91, 92. aguddah. 93 . a band. Transliteration: aguddah Phonetic Spelling:
(ag-ood-daw') Short Definition: band. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/92.htm - 6k

4147. moser -- a band, bond
... moser or moserah or moserah. 4148 . a band, bond. Transliteration: moser or moserah
or moserah Phonetic Spelling: (mo-sare') Short Definition: bonds. ... band, bond ...
/hebrew/4147.htm - 6k

612. esur -- a band, bond
... 611, 612. esur. 613 . a band, bond. Transliteration: esur Phonetic Spelling:
(ay-soor') Short Definition: bonds. Word ... 1). band, prison. ...
/hebrew/612.htm - 6k

2256. chebel -- cord, territory, band
... 2255, 2256. chebel. 2256a . cord, territory, band. Transliteration: chebel
Phonetic Spelling: (kheh'-bel) Short Definition: band. ...
/hebrew/2256.htm - 6k

2256a. chebel -- cord, territory, band
... 2256, 2256a. chebel. 2256b . cord, territory, band. Transliteration: chebel
Short Definition: cords. Word Origin from chabal Definition ...
/hebrew/2256a.htm - 5k

510. alqum -- a band of soldiers
... 509, 510. alqum. 511 . a band of soldiers. Transliteration: alqum Phonetic
Spelling: (al-koom') Short Definition: army. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/510.htm - 6k

7394. Rekab -- perhaps "band of riders," a Benjamite, also the ...
... perhaps "band of riders," a Benjamite, also the head of a nomadic family.
Transliteration: Rekab Phonetic Spelling: (ray-kawb') Short Definition: Rechab. ...
/hebrew/7394.htm - 6k


Daniel's Band
... Daniel's Band. A Sermon ... The Lord preserved Daniel, and he will preserve you, dear
friend, if you belong to "Daniel's band." It is one thing to sing:". ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/daniels band.htm

Judas and his Band.
... CHAPTER II. Judas and his band. Judas had not expected that his treason
would have produced such fatal results. He had been anxious ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter ii judas and his.htm

The Pilgrim Band, 1736-1743.
... CHAPTER VII. THE PILGRIM BAND, 1736-1743. ... What the members of the Pilgrim Band were
we may know from the very name. They were a travelling Church. ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter vii the pilgrim band.htm

O Happy Band of Pilgrims
... VI. PROCESSIONALS Processionals 536. O happy band of pilgrims. ... Tr. John Mason
Neale, 1862; Alt. O happy band of pilgrims,. If onward ye will tread. ...
/.../processionals 536 o happy band.htm

Gideon's Brave Band
... THE OLD TESTAMENT GIDEON'S BRAVE BAND. In course of time the Midianites
conquered the Israelites. To escape them the Israelites made ...
// childrens bible/gideons brave band.htm

Around the Throne of God a Band
... Michael and All Angels 291. Around the throne of God a band. LM [1093]Abends: ... Alt.
Around the throne of God a band. Of bright and glorious angels stand; ...
/.../holy days st michael and 3.htm

Acts x. 4-Jan
... Homily XXII. Acts X. 1-4. Acts X.1-4 "There was a certain man in C??sarea called
Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, a devout man, and ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxii acts x 4-jan.htm

The Betrayal.
... with its sublime victory, recorded in the words, "Not as I will, but as thou wilt."
Immediately after this we may place the appearance of the band led by Judas ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the betrayal.htm

Call for Volunteers.
... Gideon's Band: Sifted for Service. (1 Corinthians i:18-31; Judges vi and vii.) Call
for Volunteers. ... Then this trained young leader gathers his band of helpers. ...
// talks on service/call for volunteers.htm

Angeloi Meta Poimenon Doxazousi.
... angeloi meta poimenon doxazousi. I. A band of herdsmen tarried late,.
Through hours of night disconsolate; ... III. "O band of herdsmen, list! I bring. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the apostolic church/angeloi meta poimenon doxazousi.htm

Band (150 Occurrences)
... 14. (vt) Pledge; security. 15. (vt) To bind or tie with a band. 16. (vt) To mark
with a band. 17. (vt) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy. 18. ...
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Swaddling-band (1 Occurrence)
Swaddling-band. Swaddlingband, Swaddling-band. Swaddling-clothes .
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SWADDLE; SWADDLING-BAND. ...
/s/swaddling-band.htm - 8k

Head-band (2 Occurrences)
Head-band. Headband, Head-band. Headbands . Multi-Version Concordance
Head-band (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 20:38 So the ...
/h/head-band.htm - 7k

Waistband (15 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one
on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like. ...
/w/waistband.htm - 11k

Skillfully (12 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:8 The skillfully woven band, which is on it, that is on him, shall be
like its work and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet ...
/s/skillfully.htm - 10k

Woven (40 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:8 The skillfully woven band, which is on it, that is on him, shall be
like its work and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet ...
/w/woven.htm - 19k

... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Anything used to swaddle with, as a cloth or band;
a swaddling band. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SWADDLE; SWADDLING-BAND. ...
/s/swaddle.htm - 8k

Skilfully (13 Occurrences)
... Exodus 28:8 And the skilfully woven band, which is upon it, wherewith to gird it
on, shall be like the work thereof and of the same piece; of gold, of blue ...
/s/skilfully.htm - 10k

Swaddlingband (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SWADDLE; SWADDLING-BAND. swod'-'-l,
swod'-ling-band (verb chathal, "enwrap," "swaddle" (Ezekiel ...
/s/swaddlingband.htm - 8k

Belt (32 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) That which engirdles a person or thing;
a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt. 2. (n ...
/b/belt.htm - 17k

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Band (150 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:4
Now John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather band about him; and his food was locusts and honey.

Matthew 26:47
And while he was still talking, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a band armed with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and those in authority over the people.

Matthew 27:27
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

Mark 1:6
And John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather band about him; and his food was locusts and honey.

Mark 7:35
And his ears became open, and the band of his tongue was made loose, and his words became clear.

Mark 14:43
And straight away, while he was still talking, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great band with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and the scribes and those in authority.

Mark 15:16
And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a great band of spirits from heaven, giving praise to God, and saying,

Luke 6:17
And he came down with them to a level place, and a great band of his disciples, and a very great number of people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and from the parts of Tyre and Sidon by the sea, came to give hearing to him, and to be made well from their diseases;

Luke 9:37
And on the day after, when they came down from the mountain, a great band of people came to him.

Luke 22:47
And while he was saying these words, there came a band of people, and Judas, one of the twelve, was in front of them, and he came near to Jesus to give him a kiss.

Luke 23:27
And a great band of people went after him, and of women making signs of grief and weeping for him.

John 18:3
Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

John 18:12
Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

Acts 5:36
For before this there was Theudas, who said he was someone important, to whom about four hundred men gave their support: he was put to death, and his band was broken up and came to nothing.

Acts 5:37
After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.
(See NIV)

Acts 10:1
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 21:11
And he came to us, and took the band of Paul's clothing, and putting it round his feet and hands, said, The Holy Spirit says these words, So will the Jews do to the man who is the owner of this band, and they will give him up into the hands of the Gentiles.

Acts 21:31
And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

Acts 27:1
When it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band.

Romans 8:29
Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers:

Hebrews 6:19
And this hope is like a strong band for our souls, fixed and certain, and going in to that which is inside the veil;

Revelation 1:13
And in the middle of them one like a son of man, clothed with a robe down to his feet, and with a band of gold round his breasts.

Revelation 19:1
After these things there came to my ears a sound like the voice of a great band of people in heaven, saying, Praise to the Lord; salvation and glory and power be to our God:

Genesis 14:14
And Abram, hearing that his brother's son had been made a prisoner, took a band of his trained men, three hundred and eighteen of them, sons of his house, and went after them as far as Dan.

Genesis 37:25
Then seating themselves, they took their meal: and looking up, they saw a travelling band of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead on their way to Egypt, with spices and perfumes on their camels.

Genesis 49:19
"A troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.
(See NIV)

Exodus 12:38
And a mixed band of people went with them; and flocks and herds in great numbers.

Exodus 17:9
And Moses said to Joshua, Get together a band of men for us and go out, make war on Amalek: tomorrow I will take my place on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.

Exodus 28:4
This is what they are to make: a priest's bag, an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of coloured needlework, a head-dress, and a linen band; they are to make holy robes for Aaron your brother and for his sons, so that they may do the work of priests for me.

Exodus 28:8
The skillfully woven band, which is on it, that is on him, shall be like its work and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

Exodus 28:27
You shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its forepart, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

Exodus 28:28
They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.

Exodus 28:32
With a hole at the top, in the middle of it; the hole is to be edged with a band to make it strong like the hole in the coat of a fighting-man, so that it may not be broken open.

Exodus 28:39
The coat is to be made of the best linen, worked in squares; and you are to make a head-dress of linen, and a linen band worked in needlework.

Exodus 29:5
You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the coat, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and dress him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod;

Exodus 39:5
The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Exodus 39:20
They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

Exodus 39:21
They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Exodus 39:23
And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.

Exodus 39:29
And a linen band worked with a design of blue and purple and red, as the Lord had said to Moses.

Leviticus 8:7
He put the coat on him, tied the sash on him, clothed him with the robe, put the ephod on him, and he tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod on him, and fastened it to him with it.

Leviticus 16:4
Let him put on the holy linen coat, and the linen trousers on his body, and the linen band round him, and the linen head-dress on his head; for this is holy clothing, and before he puts them on his body is to be washed with water.

Numbers 11:4
And the mixed band of people who went with them were overcome by desire: and the children of Israel, weeping again, said, Who will give us flesh for our food?

Numbers 16:5
And he said to Korah and his band, In the morning the Lord will make clear who are his, and who is holy, and who may come near him: the man of his selection will be caused to come near him.

Numbers 16:6
So do this: let Korah and all his band take vessels for burning perfumes;

Numbers 16:11
So you and all your band have come together against the Lord; and Aaron, who is he, that you are crying out against him?

Numbers 16:16
And Moses said to Korah, You and all your band are to come before the Lord tomorrow, you and they and Aaron:

Numbers 16:40
To be a sign, kept in memory for ever by the children of Israel, that no man who is not of the seed of Aaron has the right of burning spices before the Lord, so that he may not be like Korah and his band: as the Lord said to him by the mouth of Moses.

Numbers 26:9
and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, summoned of the assembly, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the band of Korah, when they contended against Jehovah.

Numbers 26:10
And they went down into the open mouth of the earth, together with Korah, when death overtook him and all his band; at the time when two hundred and fifty men were burned in the fire, and they became a sign.

Numbers 27:3
Death overtook our father in the waste land; he was not among those who were banded together with Korah against the Lord; but death came to him in his sin; and he had no sons.
(Root in BBE DBY NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:27
And the Lord will send you wandering among the peoples; only a small band of you will be kept from death among the nations where the Lord will send you.

Deuteronomy 28:62
And you will become a very small band, though your numbers were like the stars of heaven; because you did not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God.

Joshua 10:20
Now when Joshua and the children of Israel had come to the end of their war of complete destruction, and had put to death all but a small band who had got safely into the walled towns,

Judges 9:37
And Gaal said again, See! people are coming down from the middle of the land, and one band is coming by way of the oak-tree of the Seers.

Judges 9:44
And Abimelech with his band made a rush, and took up their position at the doorway into the town; and the other two bands made a rush on all those who were in the fields, and overcame them.

1 Samuel 2:13
And the custom of the priests with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was boiling, with a flesh-hook of three teeth in his hand;
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1 Samuel 10:5
"After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall happen, when you have come there to the city, that you shall meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tambourine, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they will be prophesying:

1 Samuel 10:10
When they came there to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily on him, and he prophesied among them.

1 Samuel 10:11
Now when Saul's old friends saw him among the band of prophets, the people said to one another, What has come to Saul, the son of Kish? Is even Saul among the prophets?

1 Samuel 10:26
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

1 Samuel 13:17
And three bands of men came out from the Philistines to make an attack; one band went by the road which goes to Ophrah, into the land of Shual:
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1 Samuel 14:6
And Jonathan said to his young servant who had his arms, Come, let us go over to the armies of these men who have no circumcision: it may be that the Lord will give us help, for there is no limit to his power; the Lord is able to give salvation by a great army or by a small band.

1 Samuel 17:39
And David took Saul's sword and put the band round him over the metal coat, and was unable to go forward; for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, It is not possible for me to go out with these, for I am not used to them. So David took them off.

1 Samuel 17:40
Then he took his stick in his hand, and got five smooth stones from the bed of the stream and put them in a bag such as is used by sheep-keepers; and in his hand was a leather band used for sending stones: and so he went in the direction of the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:49
And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and sent it from his leather band straight at the Philistine, and the stone went deep into his brow, and he went down to the earth, falling on his face.

1 Samuel 17:50
So David overcame the Philistine with his leather band and a stone, wounding the Philistine and causing his death: but David had no sword in his hand.

1 Samuel 18:4
And Jonathan took off the robe he had on and gave it to David, with all his military dress, even to his sword and his bow and the band round his body.

1 Samuel 19:20
And Saul sent men to take David; and when they saw the band of prophets at work, with Samuel in his place at their head, the spirit of God came on Saul's men, and they became like prophets.

1 Samuel 25:29
And though a man has taken up arms against you, putting your life in danger, still the soul of my lord will be kept safe among the band of the living with the Lord your God; and the souls of those who are against you he will send violently away from him, like stones from a bag.

1 Samuel 30:8
Then David, questioning the Lord, said, Am I to go after this band? will I be able to overtake them? And in answer he said, Go after them, for you will certainly overtake them, and get back everything.

1 Samuel 30:15
And David said to him, Will you take me down to this band? And he said, If you give me your oath that you will not put me to death or give me up to my master, I will take you to them.

1 Samuel 30:23
Then David said, You are not to do this, my brothers, after what the Lord has given us, who has kept us safe and given up the band which came against us into our hands.

2 Samuel 1:10
So I put my foot on him and gave him his death-blow, because I was certain that he would not go on living after his fall: and I took the crown from his head and the band from his arm, and I have them here for my lord.

2 Samuel 2:25
The children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.

2 Samuel 3:22
Now the servants of David and Joab had been out attacking a band of armed men, and they came back with a great store of goods taken in the fight: but Abner was no longer in Hebron with David, for he had sent him away and he had gone in peace.

2 Samuel 13:34
But Absalom went in flight. And the young man who kept the watch, lifting up his eyes, saw that a great band of people was coming down the slope by the way of the Horons; and the watchman came and gave word to the king, saying, I saw men coming down by the way of the Horons, from the hillside.

2 Samuel 18:11
And Joab said to the man who had given him the news, If you saw this, why did you not put your sword through him, and I would have given you ten bits of silver and a band for your robe?

2 Samuel 20:8
When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came face to face with them. Now Joab had on his war-dress, and round him a band from which his sword was hanging in its cover; and while he was walking, it came out, falling to the earth.

2 Samuel 22:33
God puts a strong band about me, guiding me in a straight way.

2 Samuel 23:13
And three of the thirty went down at the start of the grain-cutting, and they came to David at the strong place of Adullam; and the band of Philistines had taken up their position in the valley of Rephaim.

1 Kings 2:5
Now you have knowledge of what Joab, the son of Zeruiah, did to me, and to the two captains of the army of Israel, Abner, the son of Ner, and Amasa, the son of Jether, whom he put to death, taking payment for the blood of war in time of peace, and making the band of my clothing and the shoes on my feet red with the blood of one put to death without cause.

1 Kings 7:35
In the top of the base was there a round compass half a cubit high; and on the top of the base its stays and its panels were of the same.

1 Kings 11:24
And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

2 Kings 1:8
And they said in answer, He was a man clothed in a coat of hair, with a leather band about his body. Then he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

2 Kings 9:17
And the watchman on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu and his band coming, and said, I see a band of people. And Joram said, Send out a horseman to them, and let him say, Is it peace?

2 Kings 13:21
It happened, as they were burying a man, that behold, they spied a band; and they cast the man into the tomb of Elisha: and as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

2 Kings 19:31
For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go out, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. The zeal of Yahweh will perform this.'

1 Chronicles 11:15
Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the army of the Philistines were encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
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1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the Spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse: peace, peace be to you, and peace be to your helpers; for your God helps you." Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

1 Chronicles 12:21
They helped David against the band of rovers: for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army.

2 Chronicles 22:1
The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place; for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2 Chronicles 25:9
Then Amaziah said to the man of God, But what is to be done about the hundred talents which I have given for the armed band of Israel? And the man of God in answer said, God is able to give you much more than this.

2 Chronicles 25:10
So Amaziah, separating the armed band which had come to him from Ephraim, sent them back again; which made them very angry with Judah, and they went back burning with wrath.

2 Chronicles 25:13
But the men of the band which Amaziah sent back and did not take with him to the fight, made attacks on the towns of Judah from Samaria to Beth-horon, putting to death three thousand of their people and taking away a great store of their goods.

2 Chronicles 30:6
So runners went with letters from the king and his chiefs through all Israel and Judah, by the order of the king, saying, O children of Israel, come back again to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so that he may come again to that small band of you which has been kept safe out of the hands of the kings of Assyria.

Ezra 8:22
For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all those who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.

Ezra 9:8
And now for a little time grace has come to us from the Lord our God, to let a small band of us get free and to give us a nail in his holy place, so that our God may give light to our eyes and a measure of new life in our prison chains.

Ezra 9:15
O Lord God of Israel, righteousness is yours; we are only a small band which has been kept from death, as at this day: see, we are before you in our sin; for no one may keep his place before you because of this.



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