Gen 35:19

(NIV)
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
(ESV)
So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem),

Gen 48:7

(NIV)
As I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath’ (that is, Bethlehem).

(ESV)
As for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”

Josh 19:15

(NIV)
Included were Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah and Bethlehem. There were twelve towns and their villages.

(ESV)
and Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehemtwelve cities with their villages.

Judg 12:8

(NIV)
After him, Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel.
(ESV)
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Judg 12:10

(NIV)
Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.

(ESV)
Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem.

Judg 17:7

(NIV)
A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah,
(ESV)
Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Judg 17:8

(NIV)
left that town in search of some other place to stay. On his way he came to Micah’s house in the hill country of Ephraim.

(ESV)
And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah.

Judg 17:9

(NIV)
Micah asked him, ‘Where are you from?’

‘I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah,’ he said, ‘and I’m looking for a place to stay.’

(ESV)
And Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place.”

Judg 19:1

(NIV)
In those days Israel had no king.

Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.
(ESV)
In those days when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.

Judg 19:2

(NIV)
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her parents’ home in Bethlehem, Judah. After she had been there for four months,
(ESV)
And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

Judg 19:18

(NIV)
He answered, ‘We are on our way from Bethlehem in Judah to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim where I live. I have been to Bethlehem in Judah and now I am going to the house of the  Lord. No one has taken me in for the night.
(ESV)
And he said to him, “We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, from which I come. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to the house of the Lord, but no one has taken me into his house.

Ruth 1:1

(NIV)
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
(ESV)
In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.

Ruth 1:2

(NIV)
The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.

(ESV)
The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there.

Ruth 1:19

(NIV)
So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, ‘Can this be Naomi?’

(ESV)
So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?”

Ruth 1:22

(NIV)
So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.

(ESV)
So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

Ruth 2:4

(NIV)
Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, ‘The  Lord be with you!’

‘The  Lord bless you!’ they answered.

(ESV)
And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The  Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The  Lord bless you.”

Ruth 4:11

(NIV)
Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, ‘We are witnesses. May the  Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.
(ESV)
Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, “We are witnesses. May the  Lord make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in Ephrathah and be renowned in Bethlehem,

1Sam 16:4

(NIV)
Samuel did what the  Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, ‘Do you come in peace?’

(ESV)
Samuel did what the  Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said “Do you come peaceably?”

1Sam 17:12

(NIV)
Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old.
(ESV)
Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.

1Sam 17:15

(NIV)
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

(ESV)
but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

1Sam 20:6

(NIV)
If your father misses me at all, tell him, “David earnestly asked my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his home town, because an annual sacrifice is being made there for his whole clan.”
(ESV)
If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the clan.’

1Sam 20:28

(NIV)
Jonathan answered, ‘David earnestly asked me for permission to go to Bethlehem.
(ESV)
Jonathan answered SaulDavid earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem.

2Sam 2:32

(NIV)
They took Asahel and buried him in his father’s tomb at Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men marched all night and arrived at Hebron by daybreak.

(ESV)
And they took up Asahel and buried him in the tomb of his father, which was at Bethlehem. And Joab and his men marched all night, and the day broke upon them at Hebron.

2Sam 23:14

(NIV)
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.
(ESV)
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

2Sam 23:15

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

2Sam 23:16

(NIV)
So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the  Lord.
(ESV)
Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the  Lord

2Sam 23:24

(NIV)
Among the Thirty were:
Asahel the brother of Joab,
Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
(ESV)
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

1Chr 2:51

(NIV)
Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
(ESV)
Salma, the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-gader.

1Chr 2:54

(NIV)
The descendants of Salma:
Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites,
(ESV)
The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.

1Chr 4:4

(NIV)
Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah.
These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and father of Bethlehem.
(ESV)
and Penuel fathered Gedor, and Ezer fathered Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

1Chr 11:16

(NIV)
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.
(ESV)
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

1Chr 11:17

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

1Chr 11:18

(NIV)
So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out to the  Lord.
(ESV)
Then the three mighty men broke through the camp 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 it. He poured it out to the  Lord

1Chr 11:26

(NIV)
The mighty warriors were:
Asahel the brother of Joab,
Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
(ESV)
The mighty men were Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

2Chr 11:6

(NIV)
Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
(ESV)
He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

Ezra 2:21

(NIV)
the men of Bethlehem
123
(ESV)
The sons of Bethlehem, 123.

Neh 7:26

(NIV)
the men of Bethlehem and Netophah
188
(ESV)
The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, 188.

Jer 41:17

(NIV)
And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt
(ESV)
And they went and stayed at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem, intending to go to Egypt

Mic 5:2

(NIV)
‘But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.’
(ESV)
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.

Matt 2:1

(NIV)
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
(ESV)
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

Matt 2:5

(NIV)
‘In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written:

(ESV)
They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

Matt 2:6

(NIV)
‘“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.” ’
(ESV)
“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Matt 2:8

(NIV)
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, ‘Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.’

(ESV)
And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”

Matt 2:16

(NIV)
When Herod realised that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
(ESV)
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.

Luke 2:4

(NIV)
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
(ESV)
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of David,

Luke 2:15

(NIV)
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’

(ESV)
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

John 7:42

(NIV)
Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?’
(ESV)
Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
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