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And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.   Genesis 11:2 


And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.   Genesis 12:6 


And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the  garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.   Genesis 13:10-12 


Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.   Genesis 13:18 


And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.   Genesis 14:13 


And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Let a little  water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the  tree:
And I will fetch a morsel of  bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.   Genesis 18:1-5 


And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.   Genesis 19:17 


And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.   Genesis 19:25 


And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
And it came to pass, when  God destroyed the cities of the plain, that  God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.   Genesis 19:28, 29 


And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the  field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.   Genesis 25:27 


And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.   Exodus 21:5, 6 


And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.   Numbers 22:1 


And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.   Numbers 26:3, 4 


These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.   Numbers 26:63 


And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.   Numbers 31:12 


And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even unto Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.   Numbers 33:48-53 


And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.   Numbers 35:1, 2 


These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.   Numbers 36:13 


These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the  Red  sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.   Deuteronomy 1:1 


Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the  sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great  river, the  river Euphrates.   Deuteronomy 1:7 


And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.   Deuteronomy 2:8 


All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.   Deuteronomy 3:10 


The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the  sea of the plain, even the salt  sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.   Deuteronomy 3:17 


Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.   Deuteronomy 4:43 


And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the  sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.   Deuteronomy 4:49 


Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the  sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your  God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.   Deuteronomy 11:30, 31 


And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.   Deuteronomy 27:8 


And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost  sea,
And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm  trees, unto Zoar.   Deuteronomy 34:1-3 


And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.   Deuteronomy 34:8 


That the  waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the  sea of the plain, even the salt  sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.   Joshua 3:16 


About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.   Joshua 4:13 


And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.   Joshua 5:10 


And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.   Joshua 8:14 


And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.   Joshua 11:2, 3 


So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;
Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.   Joshua 11:16, 17 


Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the  sun, from the  river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the  river Arnon, and from the middle of the  river, and from half Gilead, even unto the  river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
And from the plain to the  sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the  sea of the plain, even the salt  sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.   Joshua 12:1-5 


In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one;
The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one.   Joshua 12:8-24 


From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the  river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the  river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon;
And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;
And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.   Joshua 13:9-12 


And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the  river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the  river, and all the plain by Medeba;
Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley,
And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.   Joshua 13:16-21 


These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.   Joshua 13:32 


And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.   Joshua 20:8 


Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.   Judges 4:11 


And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.   Judges 9:6 


And Gaal spake again, and said, See there come people down by the middle of the land, and another company come along by the plain of Meonenim.   Judges 9:37 


And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.   Judges 11:33 


And there came a man of  God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?
And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to  burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by  fire of the children of Israel?
Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honorest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
Wherefore the LORD  God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.   1 Samuel 2:27-30 


Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to  God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of  bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of  bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.   1 Samuel 10:3, 4 


And Saul said unto his uncle, He told us plainly that the asses were found. But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.   1 Samuel 10:16 


And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.   1 Samuel 23:24 


And Abner and his men walked all that  night through the plain, and passed over Jordan, and went through all Bithron, and they came to Mahanaim.   2 Samuel 2:29 


For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all  night.   2 Samuel 4:7 


See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.   2 Samuel 15:28 


Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this  night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.   2 Samuel 17:16 


But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushy.   2 Samuel 18:23 


In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.   1 Kings 7:46 


And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their  gods are  gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:
And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost,  horse for  horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.   1 Kings 20:23-25 


He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the  sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD  God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.   2 Kings 14:25 


And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by  night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's  garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.   2 Kings 25:4, 5 


And over the  olive  trees and the sycamore  trees that were in the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash:
And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai:
Over the  camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.   1 Chronicles 27:28-31 


In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.   2 Chronicles 4:17 


And the king made  silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar  trees made he as the sycamore  trees that are in the low plains in abundance.   2 Chronicles 9:27 


Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.   2 Chronicles 26:10 


The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.   Ezra 4:18 


And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.   Nehemiah 3:22 


That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.   Nehemiah 6:2 


And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;
Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the  fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.   Nehemiah 12:28, 29 


Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.   Psalm 27:11 


They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.   Proverbs 8:9 


The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.   Proverbs 15:19 


When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal  wheat and the appointed  barley and the rie in their place?
For his  God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.   Isaiah 28:25, 26 


The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.   Isaiah 32:4 


Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all  flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.   Isaiah 40:4, 5 


And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.   Jeremiah 17:26 


Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a  fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.   Jeremiah 21:13, 14 


And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by  night, by the way of the king's  garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.   Jeremiah 39:4, 5 


And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.   Jeremiah 48:8 


And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.   Jeremiah 48:21-24 


Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by  night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's  garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain.
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.   Jeremiah 52:7, 8 


And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the  river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.   Ezekiel 3:22, 23 


And, behold, the glory of the  God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.   Ezekiel 8:4 


Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of  gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.   Daniel 3:1 


I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.   Amos 1:5 


And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the  fields of Ephraim, and the  fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.   Obadiah 1:19 


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.   Habakkuk 2:2 


Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.   Zechariah 4:7 


Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain?
And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine  evil against his brother in your heart.   Zechariah 7:7-10 


All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.   Zechariah 14:10 


And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.   Mark 7:35 


And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the  sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.   Luke 6:17, 18 


Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.   John 10:24 


Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.   John 11:14 


These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.   John 16:25 


His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.   John 16:29 


Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.   2 Corinthians 3:12-14 


For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.   Hebrews 11:14 



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