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68 amazing Bible verses about the Land of Israel in honor of Israeli Independence Day!


By Rabbi Tuly Weisz/

More than any other topic, the Bible is in love with Israel, and nearly every page of the Tanakh (Torah, Prophets, Writings) bursts with passionate descriptions about the beauty of the Land. The all-new highlights these incredibly moving passages along with interactive maps, entertaining videos, and a unique commentary that honors the God, the People of Israel, and the Land of Israel. From the thousands of beautiful passages throughout the Tanakh that describe our miraculous land, here are 68 biblical verses to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday on this Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day).

1. It is a Land that the Lord your God seeks out; the eyes of the Lord your God, are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. DEUTERONOMY (11:12)

2. I will return the captivity of my people Israel, and they will rebuild desolate cities and settle them. AMOS (9:14)

3. A Land where you will eat bread without poverty—you will lack nothing there. DEUTERONOMY (8:9)

4. He brought us to this place and He gave us this Land, a Land flowing with milk and honey. DEUTERONOMY (26:9)

5. There shall be no woman who loses her young or is barren in your Land. EXODUS (23:26)

6. This Land shall become yours as an inheritance. EZEKIEL (47:14)

7. Let it be known to the king that the Jews who went up from you have arrived in Jerusalem. EZRA (4:12)

8. The people all assembled as one man to Jerusalem. EZRA (3:1)

9. Jacob arose from his sleep and said, “Surely God is present in this place and I did not know!” GENESIS (28:16)

10. He planted a tree in Beer-sheba, and there he proclaimed in the Name of the Lord, God of the Universe. GENESIS (21:33)

11. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this Land.” GENESIS (12:7)

12. Sojourn in this Land and I will be with you and bless you. GENESIS (26:3)

13. For now God has granted us ample space, and we can be fruitful in the Land. GENESIS (26:22)

14. And he named it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba until this very day. GENESIS (26:33)

15. David assembled to Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel. I CHRONICLES (28:1)

16. They came to Hebron wholeheartedly, to crown David king over all of Israel. I CHRONICLES (12:39).

17. They found rich and good pasture, and the land was wide open, quiet and peaceful. I CHRONICLES (4:40)

18. David ascended from there and dwelt in the strongholds of Ein Gedi. I SAMUEL (23:29)

19. The entire people of the land rejoiced and the city was tranquil. II CHRONICLES (23:21)

20. There was great joy in Jerusalem. II CHRONICLES (30:26)

21. Like flying birds, so will God protect Jerusalem. ISAIAH (31:5)

22. No longer will violence be heard in your Land, nor plunder and calamity at your borders. ISAIAH (60:18)

23. Do not give Him silence until He establishes Jerusalem as a source of praise in the Land. ISAIAH (62:7)

24. For from Jerusalem shall emerge a remnant, and survivors from Mount Zion. ISAIAH (37:32)

25. I will establish My salvation in Zion, my splendor for Israel. ISAIAH (46:13)

26. Zion shall be redeemed through justice, and those who return to her through faithfulness. ISAIAH (1:27)

27. The entire Land is at rest and tranquil, they broke out in glad song. ISAIAH (14:7)

28. On that day this song will be sung in the Land of Judah. ISAIAH (26:1)

29. The desert will be glad and blossom like a lily. ISAIAH (35:1)

30. Shake the dust from yourself; arise and sit, O Jerusalem. ISAIAH (52:2)

31. You will yet plant vineyards in the mountains of Samaria; the planters will plant and redeem. JEREMIAH (7:4)

32. A king will reign and prosper and he will administer justice and righteousness in the Land. JEREMIAH (23:5)

33. Return, O Maiden of Israel, return to these cities of yours. JEREMIAH (31:20)

34. I brought you to this country of farmland to enjoy its fruit and bounty. JEREMIAH (2:7)

35. I shall take you one from a city and two from a family and I will bring you to Zion. JEREMIAH (3:14)

36. And they will come and sing joyously on the height of Zion. JEREMIAH (31:11)

37. Fear not, O Land; exult and be glad, for God has done great kindness. JOEL (2:21)

38. Every place upon which the sole of your foot will tread I have given to you. JOSHUA (1:3)

39. Go walk through the Land, describe it in writing, and return to me. JOSHUA (18:8)

40. You shall emerge from the vineyards and take a wife from the daughters of Shiloh. JUDGES (21:21)

41. For from Zion shall come forth the Torah, and the word of God from Jerusalem. MICAH (4:2)

42. The people blessed all those who volunteered to settle in Jerusalem. NEHEMIAH (11:2)

43.  You multiplied their children like the stars of the


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