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Theasaurus: Chains

47 Bible Verses about Chains

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Mark 5:4

because that he many times with fetters and chains had been bound, and pulled in pieces by him had been the chains, and the fetters broken in pieces, and none was able to tame him,

Luke 8:29

For he commanded the unclean spirit to come forth from the man, for many times it had caught him, and he was being bound with chains and fetters -- guarded, and breaking asunder the bonds he was driven by the demons to the deserts.

Acts 12:6-7

and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison, and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the buildings, and having smitten Peter on the side, he raised him up, saying, 'Rise in haste,' and his chains fell from off his hands.

2 Kings 23:33

and Pharaoh-Nechoh bindeth him in Riblah, in the land of Hamath, from reigning in Jerusalem, and he putteth a fine on the land -- a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

Jeremiah 40:1-4

The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, after Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, hath sent him from Ramah, in his taking him -- and he a prisoner in chains -- in the midst of all the removal of Jerusalem and of Judah, who are removed to Babylon. And the chief of the executioners taketh Jeremiah, and saith unto him, 'Jehovah thy God hath spoken this evil concerning this place, and Jehovah bringeth it in, and doth as He spake, because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened to His voice, even this thing hath been to you.read more.
And now, lo, I have loosed thee to-day from the chains that are on thy hand; if good in thine eyes to come with me to Babylon, come, and I keep mine eye upon thee: and if evil in thine eyes to come with me to Babylon, forbear; see, all the land is before thee, whither it be good, and whither it be right in thine eyes to go -- go.' --

Acts 16:26

and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;

Acts 21:33

Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,

Acts 22:29

Immediately, therefore, they departed from him who are about to examine him, and the chief captain also was afraid, having learned that he is a Roman, and because he had bound him,

Acts 26:29

and Paul said, 'I would have wished to God, both in a little, and in much, not only thee, but also all those hearing me to-day, to become such as I also am -- except these bonds.'

Acts 28:20

for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with you, for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.'

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely -- as it behoveth me to speak.

Philippians 1:7

according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.

2 Timothy 1:16

may the Lord give kindness to the house of Onesiphorus, because many times he did refresh me, and of my chain was not ashamed,

2 Timothy 2:9

in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;

Hebrews 11:36

and others of mockings and scourgings did receive trial, and yet of bonds and imprisonment;

Isaiah 45:14

Thus said Jehovah, 'The labour of Egypt, And the merchandise of Cush, And of the Sebaim -- men of measure, Unto thee pass over, and thine they are, After thee they go, in fetters they pass over, And unto thee they bow themselves, Unto thee they pray: Only in thee is God, And there is none else, no other God.

Job 36:8-9

And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction, Then He declareth to them their work, And their transgressions, Because they have become mighty,

Psalm 2:3

'Let us draw off Their cords, And cast from us Their thick bands.'

Psalm 107:10-14

Inhabitants of dark places and death-shade, Prisoners of affliction and of iron, Because they changed the saying of God, And the counsel of the Most High despised. And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper.read more.
And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them. He bringeth them out from the dark place, And death-shade, And their bands He draweth away.

Isaiah 28:22

And now, show not yourselves scorners, Lest strong be your bands, For a consumption, that is determined, I have heard, by the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Is for all the land.

Isaiah 52:2

Shake thyself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, Bands of thy neck have loosed themselves, O captive, daughter of Zion.

Ezekiel 7:23

Make the chain; for the land Hath been full of bloody judgments, And the city hath been full of violence.

Nahum 3:10

Even she doth become an exile, She hath gone into captivity, Even her sucklings are dashed to pieces At the top of all out-places, And for her honoured ones they cast a lot, And all her great ones have been bound in fetters.

Psalm 116:16

Cause it to come, O Jehovah, for I am Thy servant. I am Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds.

Isaiah 58:6-10

Is not this the fast that I chose -- To loose the bands of wickedness, To shake off the burdens of the yoke, And to send out the oppressed free, And every yoke ye draw off? Is it not to deal to the hungry thy bread, And the mourning poor bring home, That thou seest the naked and cover him, And from thine own flesh hide not thyself? Then broken up as the dawn is thy light, And thy health in haste springeth up, Gone before thee hath thy righteousness, The honour of Jehovah doth gather thee.read more.
Then thou callest, and Jehovah answereth, Thou criest, and He saith, 'Behold Me.' If thou turn aside from thy midst the yoke, The sending forth of the finger, And the speaking of vanity, And dost bring out to the hungry thy soul, And the afflicted soul dost satisfy, Then risen in the darkness hath thy light, And thy thick darkness is as noon.

Lamentations 3:7

He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.

Revelation 20:1-2

And I saw a messenger coming down out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain over his hand, and he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, who is Devil and Adversary, and did bind him a thousand years,

Daniel 5:29

Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh turneth aside his seal-ring from off his hand, and putteth it on the hand of Joseph, and clotheth him with garments of fine linen, and placeth a chain of gold on his neck,

Daniel 5:7

Call doth the king mightily, to bring up the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. Answered hath the king, and said to the wise men of Babylon, that, 'Any man who doth read this writing, and its interpretation doth shew me, purple he putteth on, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and third in the kingdom he doth rule.'

Proverbs 1:9

For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.

Exodus 28:22-25

'And thou hast made on the breastplate wreathed chains, work of thick bands, of pure gold; and thou hast made on the breastplate two rings of gold, and hast put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate; and thou hast put the two thick bands of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastplate;read more.
and the two ends of the two thick bands thou dost put on the two embroidered things, and thou hast put them on the shoulders of the ephod over-against its face.

Exodus 39:15-18

And they make on the breastplate wreathed chains, work of thick bands, of pure gold; and they make two embroidered things of gold, and two rings of gold, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate, and they put the two thick bands of gold on the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;read more.
and the two ends of the two thick bands they have put on the two embroidered things, and they put them on the shoulders of the ephod, over-against its front.

Judges 8:26

and the weight of the rings of gold which he asked is a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold, apart from the round ornaments, and the drops, and the purple garments, which are on the kings of Midian, and apart from the chains which are on the necks of their camels,

Isaiah 3:20

Of the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, And of the bands, And of the perfume boxes, and the amulets,

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.

2 Chronicles 3:16

And he maketh chains in the oracle, and putteth on the heads of the pillars, and maketh a hundred pomegranates, and putteth on the chains.

Exodus 28:13-14

'And thou hast made embroidered things of gold, and two chains of pure gold, wreathed work thou dost make them, work of thick bands, and thou hast put the thick chains on the embroidered things.

1 Kings 6:21

And Solomon overlayeth the house within with gold refined, and causeth it to pass over in chains of gold before the oracle, and overlayeth it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

Nets of net-work, wreaths of chain-work are for the chapiters that are on the top of the pillars, seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the second chapiter.

2 Chronicles 3:5

And the large house he hath covered with fir-trees, and he doth cover it with good gold, and causeth to ascend on it palms and chains,

Jeremiah 40:3

and Jehovah bringeth it in, and doth as He spake, because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened to His voice, even this thing hath been to you.

Revelation 20:1

And I saw a messenger coming down out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain over his hand,

From Thematic Bible


Chains » Figurative

Proverbs 1:9

For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.

Jude 1:6

messengers also, those who did not keep their own principality, but did leave their proper dwelling, to a judgment of a great day, in bonds everlasting, under darkness He hath kept,

Lamentations 3:7

He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.

Chains » Used to confine prisoners

Psalm 149:8

To bind their kings with chains, And their honoured ones with fetters of iron,

Jeremiah 40:4

And now, lo, I have loosed thee to-day from the chains that are on thy hand; if good in thine eyes to come with me to Babylon, come, and I keep mine eye upon thee: and if evil in thine eyes to come with me to Babylon, forbear; see, all the land is before thee, whither it be good, and whither it be right in thine eyes to go -- go.' --

Acts 12:6-7

and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison, and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the buildings, and having smitten Peter on the side, he raised him up, saying, 'Rise in haste,' and his chains fell from off his hands.

Acts 21:33

Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,

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

Chains » Worn » Princes

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh turneth aside his seal-ring from off his hand, and putteth it on the hand of Joseph, and clotheth him with garments of fine linen, and placeth a chain of gold on his neck,

Daniel 5:29

Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.

Daniel 5:7

Call doth the king mightily, to bring up the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. Answered hath the king, and said to the wise men of Babylon, that, 'Any man who doth read this writing, and its interpretation doth shew me, purple he putteth on, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and third in the kingdom he doth rule.'

Chains » Worn » Ankles

Numbers 31:50

and we bring near Jehovah's offering, each that which he hath found, vessels of gold -- chain, and bracelet, seal-ring, ear -ring, and bead -- to make atonement for ourselves before Jehovah.'

Isaiah 3:19

Of the drops, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

Chains » Worn » High priest » Breastplate

Exodus 28:14

and two chains of pure gold, wreathed work thou dost make them, work of thick bands, and thou hast put the thick chains on the embroidered things.

Exodus 39:15

And they make on the breastplate wreathed chains, work of thick bands, of pure gold;

Chains » A partition of, in the temple

1 Kings 6:21

And Solomon overlayeth the house within with gold refined, and causeth it to pass over in chains of gold before the oracle, and overlayeth it with gold.

1 Kings 7:17

Nets of net-work, wreaths of chain-work are for the chapiters that are on the top of the pillars, seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the second chapiter.

Chains » As ornaments on camels

Judges 8:26

and the weight of the rings of gold which he asked is a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold, apart from the round ornaments, and the drops, and the purple garments, which are on the kings of Midian, and apart from the chains which are on the necks of their camels,

Gold » Was used for » Chains

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh turneth aside his seal-ring from off his hand, and putteth it on the hand of Joseph, and clotheth him with garments of fine linen, and placeth a chain of gold on his neck,

Daniel 5:29

Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.

Silver » Made into » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.

Silver » Chains

Isaiah 40:19

The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.

Topics on Chains

Breaking Chains

Psalm 107:14

He bringeth them out from the dark place, And death-shade, And their bands He draweth away.

Gold Chains

Exodus 28:14

and two chains of pure gold, wreathed work thou dost make them, work of thick bands, and thou hast put the thick chains on the embroidered things.

Iron Chains

Acts 12:6

and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison,