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Theasaurus: Chains

47 Bible Verses about Chains

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Mark 5:4

because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

Luke 8:29

For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and although he was guarded, bound by chains and shackles, he would snap the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted places.

Acts 12:6-7

On the night before Herod was to bring him out [for execution], Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while the sentries in front of the door guarded the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, "Quick, get up!" Then the chains fell off his wrists.

2 Kings 23:33

Pharaoh Neco imprisoned him at Riblah in the land of Hamath to keep him from reigning in Jerusalem, and he imposed on the land a fine of 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold.

Jeremiah 40:1-4

[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, released him at Ramah when he had been bound in chains with all the exiles of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon. The captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him, "The Lord your God decreed this disaster on this place, and the Lord has fulfilled [it]. He has done just what He decreed. Because you [people] have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed Him, this thing has happened.read more.
Now pay attention [to what I say]. Today I am setting you free from the chains that were on your hands. If it pleases you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will take care of you. But if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, go no farther. Look-the whole land is in front of you. Wherever it seems good and right for you to go, go there."

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains came loose.

Acts 21:33

Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

Acts 22:29

Therefore, those who were about to examine him withdrew from him at once. The commander too was alarmed when he realized Paul was a Roman citizen and he had bound him.

Acts 26:29

"I wish before God," replied Paul, "that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am-except for these chains."

Acts 28:20

So, for this reason I've asked to see you and speak to you. In fact, it is for the hope of Israel that I'm wearing this chain."

Ephesians 6:20

For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

2 Timothy 2:9

For this I suffer, to the point of being bound like a criminal; but God's message is not bound.

Hebrews 11:36

and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment.

Isaiah 45:14

This is what the Lord says: The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and the Sabeans, men of stature, will come over to you and will be yours; they will follow you, they will come over in chains; and bow down to you. They will confess to you: God is indeed with you, and there is no other; there is no other God.

Job 36:8-9

If people are bound with chains and trapped by the cords of affliction, God tells them what they have done and how arrogantly they have transgressed.

Psalm 2:3

"Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints."

Psalm 107:10-14

Others sat in darkness and gloom- prisoners in cruel chains- because they rebelled against God's commands and despised the counsel of the Most High. He broke their spirits with hard labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.read more.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and gloom and broke their chains apart.

Isaiah 28:22

So now, do not mock, or your shackles will become stronger. Indeed, I have heard from the Lord God of Hosts a decree of destruction for the whole land.

Isaiah 52:2

Stand up, shake the dust off yourself! Take your seat, Jerusalem. Remove the bonds from your neck, captive Daughter Zion."

Ezekiel 7:23

Forge the chain, for the land is filled with crimes of bloodshed, and the city is filled with violence.

Nahum 3:10

Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity. Her children were also dashed to pieces at the head of every street. They cast lots for her dignitaries, and all her nobles were bound in chains.

Psalm 116:16

Lord, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds.

Isaiah 58:6-10

Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and to not ignore your own flesh [and blood]? Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the Lord's glory will be your rear guard.read more.
At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer; when you cry out, He will say: Here I am. If you get rid of the yoke from those around you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking, and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.

Lamentations 3:7

He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains.

Revelation 20:1-2

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years.

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, [placed] a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Genesis 41:42

Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, clothed him with fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, "Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom."

Proverbs 1:9

for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a [gold] chain around your neck.

Exodus 28:22-25

"You are to make braided chains of pure gold cord work for the breastpiece. Fashion two gold rings for the breastpiece and attach them to its two corners. Then attach the two gold cords to the two gold rings at the corners of the breastpiece.read more.
Attach the other ends of the two cords to the two filigree settings and in this way attach [them] to the ephod's shoulder pieces in the front.

Exodus 39:15-18

They made braided chains of pure gold cord for the breastpiece. They also fashioned two gold filigree settings and two gold rings and attached the two rings to its two corners. Then they attached the two gold cords to the two gold rings on the corners of the breastpiece.read more.
They attached the other ends of the two cords to the two filigree settings and, in this way, attached [them] to the ephod's shoulder pieces in front.

Judges 8:26

The weight of the gold earrings he requested was about 43 pounds of gold, in addition to the crescent ornaments and ear pendants, the purple garments on the kings of Midian, and the chains on the necks of their camels.

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol?-[something that] a smelter casts, and a metalworker plates with gold and makes silver welds [for it]?

2 Chronicles 3:16

He had made chainwork in the inner sanctuary and also put it on top of the pillars. He made 100 pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

Exodus 28:13-14

Fashion gold filigree settings and two chains of pure gold; you will make them of braided cord work, and attach the cord chains to the settings.

1 Kings 6:21

Next, Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold, and he hung gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork-seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

2 Chronicles 3:5

The larger room he paneled with cypress wood, overlaid with fine gold, and decorated with palm trees and chains.

Jeremiah 40:3

and the Lord has fulfilled [it]. He has done just what He decreed. Because you [people] have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed Him, this thing has happened.

Revelation 20:1

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

From Thematic Bible


Chains » Figurative

Proverbs 1:9

for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a [gold] chain around your neck.

Jude 1:6

and He has kept, with eternal chains in darkness for the judgment of the great day, angels who did not keep their own position but deserted their proper dwelling.

Lamentations 3:7

He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains.

Chains » Used to confine prisoners

Psalm 149:8

binding their kings with chains and their dignitaries with iron shackles,

Jeremiah 40:4

Now pay attention [to what I say]. Today I am setting you free from the chains that were on your hands. If it pleases you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will take care of you. But if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, go no farther. Look-the whole land is in front of you. Wherever it seems good and right for you to go, go there."

Acts 12:6-7

On the night before Herod was to bring him out [for execution], Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while the sentries in front of the door guarded the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, "Quick, get up!" Then the chains fell off his wrists.

Acts 21:33

Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

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

Chains » Worn » Princes

Genesis 41:42

Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, clothed him with fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, [placed] a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, "Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom."

Chains » Worn » Ankles

Numbers 31:50

So we have presented to the Lord an offering of the gold articles each man found-armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces-to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord."

Chains » Worn » High priest » Breastplate

Exodus 28:14

and two chains of pure gold; you will make them of braided cord work, and attach the cord chains to the settings.

Exodus 39:15

They made braided chains of pure gold cord for the breastpiece.

Chains » A partition of, in the temple

1 Kings 6:21

Next, Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold, and he hung gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork-seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

Chains » As ornaments on camels

Judges 8:26

The weight of the gold earrings he requested was about 43 pounds of gold, in addition to the crescent ornaments and ear pendants, the purple garments on the kings of Midian, and the chains on the necks of their camels.

Gold » Was used for » Chains

Genesis 41:42

Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, clothed him with fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, [placed] a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Silver » Made into » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol?-[something that] a smelter casts, and a metalworker plates with gold and makes silver welds [for it]?

Silver » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol?-[something that] a smelter casts, and a metalworker plates with gold and makes silver welds [for it]?

Topics on Chains

Breaking Chains

19;107;14

He brought them out of darkness and gloom and broke their chains apart.

Gold Chains

2;28;14

and two chains of pure gold; you will make them of braided cord work, and attach the cord chains to the settings.

Iron Chains

44;12;6

On the night before Herod was to bring him out [for execution], Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while the sentries in front of the door guarded the prison.

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