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Banners in Scripture

Tehillim (Psalms) 60: 4, 5

You have given a banner to those who fear You

That it might be lifted up

Because of the truth, Selah.

That those You love might be rescued,

Save with Your right hand and answer me.

Shir haShirim (Songs of Songs) 2: 4

He brought me to the house of wine,

And his banner over me was love.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 13: 1, 2 The message concerning Babel which Yeshayahu son of Amos saw.

“Lift up a banner on the high mountains, raise your voice to them, wave your hand, let them enter the gates of the nobles”. Please read this chapter further in your bible.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 49: 22 Thus said the Master Yahuah, “See, I lift My hand up to the gentiles, and set up My banner for the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters carried on their shoulders.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 62: 10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Lift up a banner for the peoples! Please read this chapter further in your bible.

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 4: 6 “Lift up the banner toward Tsiyon. Be strong, do not stand still! For I am bringing evil from the north, and great destruction”.

21 How long shall I see a banner, and hear the sound of the ram’s horn?

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 50: 1, 2 The word that Yahuah spoke concerning Babel, concerning the land of the Chaldeans by Yirmeyahu the prophet. “Declare among the nations, and let it be heard. And lift up a banner, let it be heard, and do not conceal it. Say, ‘Babel shall be taken, Bel shall be put to shame, Merodak shall be broken, her images shall be put to shame, her idols shall be broken’.”

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 51: 12 Lift up a banner on the walls of Babel, strengthen the watch, station the watchmen, prepare the ambush. For Yahuah has both planned and done what He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babel.

27 Lift up a banner in the land, blow the ram’s horn among the nations! Prepare the nations against her, call the reigns together against her: Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander against her, bring up horses like hairy locusts.

Tehillim (Psalms) 20: 5 to 9

 We sing of Your deliverance,

And in the Name of our Elohim we set up a banner!

Yahuah does fill all your requests!

Now I know that Yahuah shall save His Anointed;

He answers him from His set-apart heavens

With the saving might of His right hand,

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,

But we remember the Name of Yahuah our Elohim.

They have bowed down and fallen;

But we have risen and are established.

Save, Yahuah! Let the Sovereign answer us in the day we call.

Shir haShirim (Songs of Songs) 6: 4

 O my love, you are as fair as Tirtsah,

Lovely as Yerushalayim,

Awesome as an army with banners!

10 Who is she who shines forth as the morning,

Fair as the moon, clear as the sun,

Awesome as an army with banners?

Bemidbar (Numbers) 1: 52 “And the children of Yisrael shall pitch their tents, everyone by his own camp, everyone by his own banner, according to their divisions”.

Bemidbar (Numbers) 2: 2 And the children of Yisrael are to camp, each one by his own banner, beside the sign of his father’s house. Let them camp around the Tent of Meeting at a distance”.

17 And the Tent of Meeting, the camp of the Levites, shall move out in the middle of the camps. As they camp, so they move out, everyone in his place, by their banners.

Verses 3, 10, 18, 25 specify the order in which the tribes are to camp under their banners.

Bemidbar (Numbers) 10: 14 And the banner of the camp of the children of Yahudah departed first according to their divisions. And over their army was Nahshon, son of Amminadab.

Verses 18, 22, 25 specify the order of departure of the various tribes.

Bemidbar (Numbers) 2: 34 And the children of Yisrael did according to all that Yahuah commanded Mosheh. So they departed, each one by his clan, according to their fathers’ houses.

An item of interest - In Revelation 19: 16 it says “And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written...”

The word “thigh” is a mistake as the word in Hebrew should read “banner”. He will not have writing on his thigh as this not only sounds very odd but also goes against other scriptures referring to marking and piercing the body and words written against immodest dress.

So I will add this beautiful scripture to my article on banners -

“And on His robe and on His banner He has a name written,

King of Kings and Lord of Lords”


June Shaw


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