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7212 exile

7212 exile

A period of absence from one’s homeland, often imposed as a form of punishment. The OT regards Israel’s exile in Babylon as a form of divine punishment for past sin and as an opportunity for renewal and rededication.

Exile commanded by God for his purposes

Ge 12:1 See also Ge 11:4,8-9; Ps 44:11; Zec 2:6; Mt 2:13-15

Exile imposed as a form of punishment

On individuals Ge 3:23 See also Ge 17:14; Lev 7:20; Lev 18:29; Lev 19:8; Lev 20:17; Dt 28:36; 1Sa 12:25; 2Ki 24:15-16; 2Ch 36:4,10; Zec 5:3

On Israel Lev 26:33 See also Dt 4:25-27; Dt 28:36,64; 1Ki 8:46; 2Ki 18:9-12; 2Ki 25:11; 1Ch 5:26; 2Ch 36:20; Isa 5:13; Jer 25:8-11; Jer 27:10; Am 5:27

On other nations Am 1:5,15; Am 5:5

Exile through military defeat

2Ki 18:9-11 See also 2Ki 15:29; 2Ki 24:16; 1Ch 8:6; Job 30:8; Jer 50:17; Joel 3:1-2; Mic 1:16

Exile through personal choice

To escape danger Ex 2:15 See also Ge 16:6-8; Ge 35:6-7; 1Sa 19:18; 1Sa 21:10; 2Sa 13:38-39; Rev 1:9

To escape natural disaster Ge 46:5-6 See also Ge 26:1-3; Ru 1:1

To support friends 2Sa 15:19-21

At the advice of others Ge 27:42-45; 1Sa 20:12-13

Those exiled because of their faith

1Pe 1:1 See also Ac 8:1; Ac 11:19; Heb 11:8-9,14-15,27,38; Jas 1:1

God does not intend exile to be permanent

2Sa 14:14 See also Ge 46:4; Nu 35:25; 2Ch 36:21; Isa 51:11; Isa 61:4-6; Isa 63:17; Jer 16:14-15; Jer 29:10-14; Jer 30:3; Jer 32:37

See also

4215Babylon
5246captivity
5290defeat
5482punishment
5607warfare, examples
6112banishment
7215exile, the
7446slavery
7530foreigners
8794persecution
9165restoration
9210judgment, God’s

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