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Theasaurus: Chains

47 Bible Verses about Chains

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Mark 5:4

He had often been restrained with shackles and chains, but had snapped the chains apart and broken the shackles in pieces. No one could tame him.

Luke 8:29

because Jesus was in the process of ordering the unclean spirit to come out of the man. On many occasions the unclean spirit had seized the man, and though he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon into deserted places.

Acts 12:6-7

That very night, before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, and guards in front of the door were watching the prisoners. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on his side, woke him up, and said, "Get up quickly!" His chains fell from his wrists.

2 Kings 23:33

Pharaoah Neco placed him in custody at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, so that he would not reign in Jerusalem, and imposed a tribute of 100 talents of silver and a talent of gold.

Jeremiah 40:1-4

This is the message that came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had released him from Ramah, when he was bound in chains, along with all the exiles from Jerusalem and Judah who were being taken into exile in Babylon. The captain of the guard took Jeremiah and told him, "The LORD your God has predicted this disaster on this place. And now the LORD has brought it about and has done just as he said. Because you people sinned against the LORD and didn't obey him, this has happened to you. read more.
Now, look, I've freed you today from the chains that were on your hands. If you want to come with me to Babylon, come, and I'll look after you. But if you don't want to come with me to Babylon, don't. Look, the whole land lies before you, so go wherever it seems good and right for you to go."

Acts 16:26

Suddenly, there was an earthquake so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken. All the doors immediately flew open, and everyone's chains were unfastened.

Acts 21:33

Then the tribune came up, grabbed Paul, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. He then asked who Paul was and what he had done.

Acts 22:29

Paul said, "But I was born a citizen." Immediately those who were about to examine him stepped back, and the tribune was afraid when he found out that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had tied him up.

Acts 26:29

Paul replied, "Whether quickly or not, I wish to God that not only you but everyone listening to me today would become what I am except for these chains!"

Acts 28:20

That's why I asked to see you and speak with you, since it is for the hope of Israel that I'm wearing this chain."

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often took care of me and was not ashamed that I was a prisoner.

2 Timothy 2:9

Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, God's word is not chained.

Isaiah 45:14

This is what the LORD says: "The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, those Sabeans, men of great heights. They'll come over to you and will be yours; They'll trudge behind you coming over in chains, they'll bow down to you. They'll plead with you, "Surely God is in you; and there is no other God at all.'"

Job 36:8-9

"If they're bound in chains, caught in ropes of affliction, he'll reveal their actions to them, when their transgressions have become excessive.

Psalm 2:3

"Let us tear off their shackles from us, and cast off their chains."

Psalm 107:10-14

Some sat in deepest darkness, shackled with cruel iron, because they had rebelled against the command of God, despising the advice of the Most High. He humbled them through suffering, as they stumbled without a helper.read more.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; he delivered them from their distress. And he brought them out from darkness and the shadow of death, shattering their chains.

Isaiah 28:22

But as for you, don't start mocking, or your chains will become tighter; for I have heard from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies about destruction, and it is decreed against the whole land.

Isaiah 52:2

Shake yourself from the dust and arise, and sit on your throne, O Jerusalem! Loosen the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

Ezekiel 7:23

"Forge a chain, because the land is full of bloody judgment and the city is filled with violence.

Nahum 3:10

But she, too, was exiled she went into captivity! Her young children were dashed to pieces at every crossroad of their streets, and her famous citizens were sold by lottery, while all of her aristocrats were put in chains.

Psalm 116:16

LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds.

Isaiah 58:6-10

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?" "Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will spring up quickly; and your vindication will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will guard your back.read more.
Then you'll call, and the LORD will answer; you'll cry for help, and he'll respond, "Here I am.' "If you do away with the yoke among you, and pointing fingers and malicious talk; if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the needs of afflicted souls, then your light will rise in darkness, and your night will be like noonday.

Lamentations 3:7

He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he placed heavy chains on me.

Revelation 20:1-2

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key to the bottomless pit, with a large chain in his hand. He captured the dragon, that ancient serpent, also known as the Devil and Satan, and tied him up for a thousand years.

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

Genesis 41:42

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

Daniel 5:7

The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Proverbs 1:9

They will be a graceful wreath for your head and a chain for your neck.

Exodus 28:22-25

"You are to make chains of pure gold, twisted like cords, for the breast piece. You are to make two gold rings for the breast piece, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece. You are to put the two gold cords on the two gold rings at the edges of the breast piece, read more.
and you are to attach the other two ends of the two cords to the filigree settings and attach them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod in front.

Exodus 39:15-18

They made chains of pure gold twisted like cords for the breast piece. They made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings, and they put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece. They put the two gold cords on the two gold rings at the edges of the breast piece, read more.
and they attached the other two ends of the two cords to the filigree settings, and then attached them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod in front.

Judges 8:26

The weight of the rings that he had asked for was 1,700 gold coins, not counting the crescent-shaped necklaces, pendants, and purple garments worn by the Midian kings, and also not counting the bands adorning the necks of their camels.

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, armlets, sashes, perfume boxes, charms,

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol? A craftsman makes the image, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains.

2 Chronicles 3:16

He crafted chains for the inner sanctuary and placed them on top of the pillars, attaching 100 pomegranates to each of the chains.

Exodus 28:13-14

You are to make settings of gold filigree, and you are to make two chains of pure gold twisted like cords, and then fasten the twisted chains to the filigree settings."

1 Kings 6:21

Solomon overlaid the inside of the Temple with pure gold, fastened gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

A network of latticework on top of the pillars was inlaid with ornamental wreaths and chains, the top of each pillar containing seven groups of ornamental structures.

2 Chronicles 3:5

The main room of the Temple was trimmed with a wainscoting composed of cypress wood, overlaid with fine gold ornamented with palm trees and chains.

Jeremiah 40:3

And now the LORD has brought it about and has done just as he said. Because you people sinned against the LORD and didn't obey him, this has happened to you.

Revelation 20:1

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key to the bottomless pit, with a large chain in his hand.

From Thematic Bible


Chains » Figurative

Proverbs 1:9

They will be a graceful wreath for your head and a chain for your neck.

Jude 1:6

He has also held in eternal chains those angels who did not keep their own position but abandoned their assigned place. They are held in deepest darkness for judgment on the great day.

Lamentations 3:7

He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he placed heavy chains on me.

Chains » Used to confine prisoners

Psalm 149:8

binding their kings with chains, their officials with iron bands,

Jeremiah 40:4

Now, look, I've freed you today from the chains that were on your hands. If you want to come with me to Babylon, come, and I'll look after you. But if you don't want to come with me to Babylon, don't. Look, the whole land lies before you, so go wherever it seems good and right for you to go."

Acts 12:6-7

That very night, before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, and guards in front of the door were watching the prisoners. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on his side, woke him up, and said, "Get up quickly!" His chains fell from his wrists.

Acts 21:33

Then the tribune came up, grabbed Paul, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. He then asked who Paul was and what he had done.

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

Chains » Worn » Princes

Genesis 41:42

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

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Chains » Worn » Ankles

Numbers 31:50

We've brought offerings to the LORD from whatever each man found jewel-encrusted gold, anklets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces to make atonement for ourselves in the LORD's presence."

Chains » Worn » High priest » Breastplate

Exodus 28:14

and you are to make two chains of pure gold twisted like cords, and then fasten the twisted chains to the filigree settings."

Exodus 39:15

They made chains of pure gold twisted like cords for the breast piece.

Chains » A partition of, in the temple

1 Kings 6:21

Solomon overlaid the inside of the Temple with pure gold, fastened gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

A network of latticework on top of the pillars was inlaid with ornamental wreaths and chains, the top of each pillar containing seven groups of ornamental structures.

Chains » As ornaments on camels

Judges 8:26

The weight of the rings that he had asked for was 1,700 gold coins, not counting the crescent-shaped necklaces, pendants, and purple garments worn by the Midian kings, and also not counting the bands adorning the necks of their camels.

Gold » Was used for » Chains

Genesis 41:42

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

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

Silver » Made into » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol? A craftsman makes the image, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains.

Silver » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

To an idol? A craftsman makes the image, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains.

Topics on Chains

Breaking Chains

19;107;14

And he brought them out from darkness and the shadow of death, shattering their chains.

Gold Chains

2;28;14

and you are to make two chains of pure gold twisted like cords, and then fasten the twisted chains to the filigree settings."

Iron Chains

44;12;6

That very night, before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, and guards in front of the door were watching the prisoners.

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