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Theasaurus: Chains

47 Bible Verses about Chains

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Mark 5:4

because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters were shattered; and no one was able to subdue him.

Luke 8:29

For he had commanded the unclean spirit to go out from the man. For very often it had seized him; and he had been bound, kept with chains and fetters; and breaking the bonds he was driven by the demon into the deserts.

Acts 12:6-7

And when Herod was going to bring him forth, that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards before the door kept the prison. And lo, an angel of the Lord came there, and a light shone in the prison: and having smitten the side of Peter, he roused him up, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off his hands.

2 Kings 23:33

And Pharaoh-Nechoh had him bound at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and laid a tribute upon the land of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

Jeremiah 40:1-4

The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, after that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him, being bound in chains, among all the captivity of Jerusalem and Judah, that were carried away captive to Babylon. And the captain of the body-guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Jehovah thy God pronounced this evil upon this place, and Jehovah hath brought it about and done according as he said; for ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened unto his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.read more.
And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains that are upon thy hand. If it seem good in thy sight to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will keep mine eye upon thee; but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me to Babylon, forbear. See, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and right in thy sight to go, thither go.

Acts 16:26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook, and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.

Acts 21:33

Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

Acts 22:29

Immediately therefore those who were going to examine him left him, and the chiliarch also was afraid when he ascertained that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.

Acts 26:29

And Paul said, I would to God, both in little and in much, that not only thou, but all who have heard me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bonds.

Acts 28:20

For this cause therefore I have called you to me to see and to speak to you; for on account of the hope of Israel I have this chain about me.

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he has often refreshed me, and has not been ashamed of my chain;

2 Timothy 2:9

in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.

Hebrews 11:36

and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and imprisonment.

Isaiah 45:14

Thus saith Jehovah: The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall walk after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall bow down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, no other God. ...

Job 36:8-9

And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction, Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, because they have increased.

Psalm 2:3

Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us!

Psalm 107:10-14

Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron, Because they had rebelled against the words of God, and had despised the counsel of the Most High; ... And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help:read more.
Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses; He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder.

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore be ye not scorners, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard from the Lord Jehovah of hosts a consumption, and one determined, upon the whole land.

Isaiah 52:2

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, captive daughter of Zion.

Nahum 3:10

She too was carried away, she went into captivity: her infants also were dashed in pieces, at the top of all the streets; and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound with chains.

Psalm 116:16

Yea, Jehovah! for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

Isaiah 58:6-10

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring to thy house the needy wanderers; when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the dawn, and thy health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of Jehovah shall be thy rearguard.read more.
Then shalt thou call, and Jehovah will answer; thou shalt cry, and he will say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger and the unjust speech, and thou proffer thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in the darkness, and thine obscurity be as midday;

Lamentations 3:7

He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Revelation 20:1-2

And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

Daniel 5:29

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

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of byssus, and put a gold chain on his neck.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud to bring in the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Proverbs 1:9

for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Exodus 28:22-25

And thou shalt make on the breastplate chains of laced work, of wreathen work, of pure gold. And thou shalt make on the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. And thou shalt put the two wreathen cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;read more.
and the two ends of the two wreathen cords thou shalt fasten to the two enclosures, and shalt put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, on the front thereof.

Exodus 39:15-18

And they made on the breastplate chains of laced work of wreathen work, of pure gold. And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. And they put the two wreathen cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;read more.
and the two ends of the two wreathen cords they fastened to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, on the front thereof.

Judges 8:26

And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred shekels of gold; besides the crescents and the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Mid'ian, and besides the collars that were about the necks of their camels.

Isaiah 3:20

the head-dresses, and the stepping chains, and the girdles, and the scent-boxes, and the amulets;

Isaiah 40:19

The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it.

2 Chronicles 3:16

And he made chains as in the oracle, and he put them on the top of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Exodus 28:13-14

And thou shalt make enclosures of gold; and two chains of pure gold; of laced work shalt thou make them, of wreathen work, and fasten the wreathen chains to the enclosures.

1 Kings 6:21

and Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and shut off the oracle in front with chains of gold, and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

and nets of checker-work, wreaths of chain-work, for the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

2 Chronicles 3:5

And the greater house he boarded with cypress-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set on it palm-trees and chains.

Jeremiah 40:3

and Jehovah hath brought it about and done according as he said; for ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened unto his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.

Revelation 20:1

And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand.

From Thematic Bible


Chains » Figurative

Proverbs 1:9

for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Jude 1:6

And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, he keeps in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to the judgment of the great day;

Lamentations 3:7

He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Chains » Used to confine prisoners

Psalm 149:8

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

Jeremiah 40:4

And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains that are upon thy hand. If it seem good in thy sight to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will keep mine eye upon thee; but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me to Babylon, forbear. See, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and right in thy sight to go, thither go.

Acts 12:6-7

And when Herod was going to bring him forth, that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards before the door kept the prison. And lo, an angel of the Lord came there, and a light shone in the prison: and having smitten the side of Peter, he roused him up, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off his hands.

Acts 21:33

Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, 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 ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of byssus, and put a gold chain on his neck.

Daniel 5:29

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

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud to bring in the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Chains » Worn » Ankles

Numbers 31:50

So we present the offering of Jehovah, that which each one hath found, jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before Jehovah.

Isaiah 3:19

the pearl-drops, and the bracelets, and the veils,

Chains » Worn » High priest » Breastplate

Exodus 28:14

and two chains of pure gold; of laced work shalt thou make them, of wreathen work, and fasten the wreathen chains to the enclosures.

Exodus 39:15

And they made on the breastplate chains of laced work of wreathen work, of pure gold.

Chains » A partition of, in the temple

1 Kings 6:21

and Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and shut off the oracle in front with chains of gold, and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

and nets of checker-work, wreaths of chain-work, for the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

Chains » As ornaments on camels

Judges 8:26

And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred shekels of gold; besides the crescents and the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Mid'ian, and besides the collars that were about the necks of their camels.

Gold » Was used for » Chains

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of byssus, and put a gold chain on his neck.

Daniel 5:29

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

Silver » Made into » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it.

Silver » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth 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 their bands in sunder.

Gold Chains

2;28;14

and two chains of pure gold; of laced work shalt thou make them, of wreathen work, and fasten the wreathen chains to the enclosures.

Iron Chains

44;12;6

And when Herod was going to bring him forth, that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards before the door kept the prison.