Cycles Bible Verses


Most events in life repeat themselves. So studying history can be a wonderful teacher. If we don't learn from history, we'll have another chance to learn. What does the Bible say about Cycles? Here are 17 related verses. Use this table of contents to go to any section:

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Feast and Famine Cycles in Egypt

GENESIS 41:29-30Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
    Genesis 41:29 Meaning
  • 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
    Genesis 41:30 Meaning

Dogs Regurgitating, Fools and Their Folly, Pigs Rolling in Mud

PROVERBS 26:11In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

2 PETER 2:22In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Generations and Natural Processes

ECCLESIASTES 1:4-7Verses in the Bible

  • 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
    Ecclesiastes 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
    Ecclesiastes 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
    Ecclesiastes 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
    Ecclesiastes 1:7 Meaning

A Time for Everything Under Heaven

ECCLESIASTES 3:1-8Verses in the Bible

Everything Repeats Itself

ECCLESIASTES 3:15In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.


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