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Theasaurus: Chains

47 Bible Verses about Chains

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Mark 5:4

For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and handcuffs, but the handcuffs of [light] chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke in pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him.

Luke 8:29

For Jesus was already commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For many times it had snatched and held him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and fetters, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilderness (desert).

Acts 12:6-7

The very night before Herod was about to bring him forth, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared [standing beside him], and a light shone in the place where he was. And the angel gently smote Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, Get up quickly! And the chains fell off his hands.

2 Kings 23:33

And Pharaoh Necho put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and laid a tribute of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold upon the land.

Jeremiah 40:1-4

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him bound in chains among all who were carried away captive from Jerusalem and Judah, who were taken as exiles to Babylon. And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him, The Lord your God pronounced evil upon this place. Now the Lord has brought it about and has done as He said: [It is] because you [of Judah] have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing has come upon you.read more.
Now, see, I am freeing you today [Jeremiah] from the chains upon your hands. If it seems good to you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will keep an eye on you and look after you well. But if it seems bad to you to come with me to Babylon, then do not do it. Behold, all the land is before you; wherever it seems good, right, and convenient for you to go, go there.

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone's shackles were unfastened.

Acts 21:33

Then the commandant approached and arrested Paul and ordered that he be secured with two chains. He then inquired who he was and what he had done.

Acts 22:29

Instantly those who were about to examine and flog him withdrew from him; and the commandant also was frightened, for he realized that [Paul] was a Roman citizen and he had put him in chains.

Acts 26:29

And Paul replied, Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you, but also all who are listening to me today, might become such as I am, except for these chains.

Acts 28:20

This is the reason therefore why I have begged to see you and to talk with you, since it is because of the Hope of Israel (the Messiah) that I am bound with this chain.

Ephesians 6:20

For which I am an ambassador in a coupling chain [in prison. Pray] that I may declare it boldly and courageously, as I ought to do.

Philippians 1:7

It is right and appropriate for me to have this confidence and feel this way about you all, because you have me in your heart and I hold you in my heart as partakers and sharers, one and all with me, of grace (God's unmerited favor and spiritual blessing). [This is true] both when I am shut up in prison and when I am out in the defense and confirmation of the good news (the Gospel).

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant [His] mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often showed me kindness and ministered to my needs [comforting and reviving and bracing me like fresh air]! He was not ashamed of my chains and imprisonment [for Christ's sake].

2 Timothy 2:9

For that [Gospel] I am suffering affliction and even wearing chains like a criminal. But the Word of God is not chained or imprisoned!

Hebrews 11:36

Others had to suffer the trial of mocking and scourging and even chains and imprisonment.

Isaiah 45:14

Thus says the Lord: The labor and wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you and they shall be yours; they shall follow you; in chains [of subjection to you] they shall come over, and they shall fall down before you; they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely God is with you, and there is no other, no God besides Him.

Job 36:8-9

And if they are bound in fetters [of adversity] and held by cords of affliction, Then He shows to them [the true character of] their deeds and their transgressions, that they have acted arrogantly [with presumption and self-sufficiency].

Psalm 2:3

Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.

Psalm 107:10-14

Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and in irons, Because they had rebelled against the words of God and spurned the counsel of the Most High. Therefore He bowed down their hearts with hard labor; they stumbled and fell down, and there was none to help.read more.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke apart the bonds that held them.

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore do not be scoffers, lest the bands which bind you be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord God of hosts upon the whole land and the whole earth.

Isaiah 52:2

Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [erect in a dignified place], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.

Ezekiel 7:23

Prepare the chain [of imprisonment], for the land is full of bloodguiltiness [murders committed with pretended formalities of justice] and the city is full of violence.

Nahum 3:10

Yet she was carried away; she went into captivity. Her young children also were dashed in pieces at all the street corners; lots were cast [by the Assyrian officers] for her nobles, and all her great men were bound with chains.

Psalm 116:16

O Lord, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid; You have loosed my bonds.

Isaiah 58:6-10

[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house -- "when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood? Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.read more.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking, And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.

Lamentations 3:7

He walled me in so that I cannot get out; He has weighted down my chain.

Revelation 20:1-2

Then I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand. And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years.

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar commanded, and Daniel was clothed with purple and a chain of gold put about his neck, and a proclamation was made concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Proverbs 1:9

For they are a [victor's] chaplet (garland) of grace upon your head and chains and pendants [of gold worn by kings] for your neck.

Exodus 28:22-25

You shall make for the breastplate chains of pure gold twisted like cords. You shall make on the breastplate two rings of gold and put [them] on the two edges of the breastplate. And you shall put the two twisted, cordlike chains of gold in the two rings which are on the edges of the breastplate.read more.
The other two ends of the two twisted, cordlike chains you shall fasten in the two sockets or rosettes in front, putting them on the shoulder straps of the ephod;

Exodus 39:15-18

And they made [at the ends] of the breastplate twisted chains like cords, of pure gold. And they made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings which they put on the two ends of the breastplate. And they put the two twisted cords or woven chains of gold in the two rings on the end edges of the breastplate.read more.
And the other two ends of the twisted cords or chains of gold they put on the two settings and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, in front.

Judges 8:26

And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescents and pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and the chains that were about their camels' necks.

Isaiah 3:20

The headbands, the short ankle chains [attached from one foot to the other to insure a measured gait], the sashes, the perfume boxes, the amulets or charms [suspended from the ears or neck],

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image! A workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains for it.

2 Chronicles 3:16

He made chains like a necklace and put them on the heads of the pillars, and he made 100 pomegranates and put them on the chains.

Exodus 28:13-14

And you shall make sockets or rosettes of gold for settings, And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.

1 Kings 6:21

Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across in front of the Holy of Holies and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

Nets of checkerwork and wreaths of chainwork for the capitals were on the tops of the pillars, seven for each capital.

2 Chronicles 3:5

And the greater house (the Holy Place) he lined with cypress and overlaid it with fine gold and made palm trees and chains on it.

Jeremiah 40:3

Now the Lord has brought it about and has done as He said: [It is] because you [of Judah] have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing has come upon you.

Revelation 20:1

Then I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand.

From Thematic Bible


Chains » Figurative

Proverbs 1:9

For they are a [victor's] chaplet (garland) of grace upon your head and chains and pendants [of gold worn by kings] for your neck.

Jude 1:6

And angels who did not keep (care for, guard, and hold to) their own first place of power but abandoned their proper dwelling place -- "these He has reserved in custody in eternal chains (bonds) under the thick gloom of utter darkness until the judgment and doom of the great day.

Psalm 73:6

Therefore pride is about their necks like a chain; violence covers them like a garment [like a long, luxurious robe].

Lamentations 3:7

He walled me in so that I cannot get out; He has weighted down my chain.

Chains » Used to confine prisoners

Psalm 149:8

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,

Jeremiah 40:4

Now, see, I am freeing you today [Jeremiah] from the chains upon your hands. If it seems good to you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will keep an eye on you and look after you well. But if it seems bad to you to come with me to Babylon, then do not do it. Behold, all the land is before you; wherever it seems good, right, and convenient for you to go, go there.

Acts 12:6-7

The very night before Herod was about to bring him forth, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared [standing beside him], and a light shone in the place where he was. And the angel gently smote Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, Get up quickly! And the chains fell off his hands.

Acts 21:33

Then the commandant approached and arrested Paul and ordered that he be secured with two chains. He then inquired who he was and what he had done.

More verses: Acts 28:20 2 Timothy 1:16

Chains » Worn » Princes

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar commanded, and Daniel was clothed with purple and a chain of gold put about his neck, and a proclamation was made concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Chains » Worn » Ankles

Numbers 31:50

We have brought as the Lord's offering what each man obtained -- "articles of gold, armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, neck ornaments -- "to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord.

Isaiah 3:19

The pendants, the bracelets or chains, and the spangled face veils and scarfs,

Chains » Worn » High priest » Breastplate

Exodus 28:14

And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.

Exodus 39:15

And they made [at the ends] of the breastplate twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.

Chains » A partition of, in the temple

1 Kings 6:21

Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across in front of the Holy of Holies and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

Nets of checkerwork and wreaths of chainwork for the capitals were on the tops of the pillars, seven for each capital.

Chains » As ornaments on camels

Judges 8:26

And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescents and pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and the chains that were about their camels' necks.

Gold » Was used for » Chains

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar commanded, and Daniel was clothed with purple and a chain of gold put about his neck, and a proclamation was made concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Silver » Made into » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image! A workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains for it.

Silver » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image! A workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains for it.

Topics on Chains

Breaking Chains

19;107;14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke apart the bonds that held them.

Gold Chains

2;28;14

And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.

Iron Chains

44;12;6

The very night before Herod was about to bring him forth, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.