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66 Bible Verses about Commerce

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Leviticus 19:36-37

You must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt. " '[Thus] you shall keep all my statutes and all my regulations, and you shall do them; I [am] Yahweh.'"

Leviticus 25:14-17

And when you sell something to your fellow citizen or [you] buy from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress {one another}. You must buy from your fellow citizen according to [the] number of years after the Jubilee; he must sell to you according to [the] number of years of yield. You must increase its price {according to a greater number of years}, but you must decrease its price {according to a lesser number of years}, because he is selling [its] yields to you.read more.
And you must not oppress {one another}, but you shall revere your God, because I [am] Yahweh, your God.

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

Genesis 37:27

Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but our hand shall not be against him, for he [is] our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed.

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

1 Kings 9:27-28

Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon. They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:11

Moreover, the fleet of ships of Hiram which carried the gold from Ophir [also] brought from Ophir abundant amounts of almug wood and precious stones.

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat built ships of the Tarshish [type] to go to Ophir for the gold; but he did not go because the ships were destroyed at Ezion-Geber.

Psalm 107:23-30

[Those who] went down to the sea into ships, doing business on [the] {high seas}, they saw the works of Yahweh, and his wonderful deeds in [the] deep. For he spoke and raised up a stormy wind, and it whipped up its waves.read more.
They rose to the heavens; they plunged to [the] depths. Their soul melted in their calamity. They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, and {they were at their wits' end}. Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distresses. He made [the] storm be still and their waves became calm. Then they were glad because they grew silent, so he guided them to their desired harbor.

Revelation 18:19

And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all those who had ships on the sea became rich from her prosperity, because in one hour she has been laid waste!"

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.

Matthew 11:16

"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Ezekiel 27:21-24

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you. The traders of Sheba and Raamah [were] trading [with] you, with the finest of every spice and with every precious stone and gold; they exchanged [all these] for your merchandise. Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traders of Sheba, Assyria, [and] Kilmad [were] trading [with] you.read more.
They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Genesis 42:2-34

Then he said, "Look, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us there that we may live and not die." And the ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, for {he feared harm would come to him}.read more.
Then the sons of Israel went to buy grain amid those [other people] who went [as well], for there was famine in the land of Canaan. Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. And Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them. And he spoke with them harshly and said to them, "From where have you come?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food." And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed concerning them, and he said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!" And they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food. We all are sons of one man. We [are] honest [men]. We, your servants, are not spies." Then he said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land." Then they said, "We, your servants, [are] twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, but behold, the youngest [is] with our father today, and one is no more." But Joseph said to them, "It [is] what I said to you--you [are] spies. By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you will not go out from here unless your youngest brother comes here. Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, but you will be kept in prison so that your words might be tested [to see] if [there is] truth with you. And if not, by the life of Pharaoh surely you [are] spies." Then he gathered them into the prison for three days. On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live; I fear God. If you [are] honest, let one of your brothers be kept in prison {where you are now being kept}, but [the rest of] you go, carry grain for the famine for your households. You must bring your youngest brother to me, and then your words will be confirmed and you will not die." And they did so. Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us." Then Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not say to you, do not sin against the boy? But you did not listen, and now, behold, his blood has been sought." Now they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter [was] between them. And he turned away from them and wept. Then he returned to them and spoke to them, and took Simeon from them and tied him up in front of them. Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to return their money to each sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them. Then they loaded their grain upon their donkeys and went [away] from there. And one [of them later] opened his sack to give fodder to his donkey at the lodging place and saw his money--behold, it [was] in the mouth of his sack. And he said to his brothers, "My money was returned and moreover, behold, [it is] in my sack!" Then {their hearts failed them} and each of them trembled [and] said, "What [is] this God has done to us?" And when they came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan they told him everything [that] had happened to them, saying, "The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly to us and treated us as [if we were] spying out the land. But we said to him, 'We [are] honest; we are not spies. We [are] twelve brothers, the sons of our father. One is no more and the youngest [is] with our father now in the land of Canaan.' Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you [are] honest. Leave one [brother] with me, and take [food for] the famine in your households and go. And bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you [are] not spies but you [are] honest. And I will give your brother [back] to you, and you will trade in the land.'"

Isaiah 45:14

Thus says Yahweh: "The acquisition of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and the Sabeans, tall men, shall pass over to you; they shall be yours, and they shall walk behind you. They shall pass over in chains, and they shall bow down to you; they will pray to you: 'Surely God [is] with you, and there is no [other]. Besides [him] [there is] no God.'"

Genesis 37:27-28

Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but our hand shall not be against him, for he [is] our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and brought [him] up from the pit, and they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces of] silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

1 Kings 9:26-28

King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber which [is] near Elath on the shore of the {Red Sea} in the land of Edom. Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon. They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

Nehemiah 3:31-32

After him Malkijah, {one of the goldsmiths}, repaired up to the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Enrollment Gate and up to the upper room of the corner. Between the upper room of the corner to the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and merchants repaired.

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Nahum 3:16

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of heaven; [like] the locust they will shed [their skin] and fly away.

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

2 Samuel 5:11

So Hiram, the king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, [along with] cedar trees and {craftsmen skilled in wood and in stone masonry}, and they built a house for David.

1 Kings 5:6

So then, command that they may cut cedars for me from Lebanon, and let my servants be with your servants. The wage of your servants I will give to you according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows [how] to cut timber like the Sidonians."

Isaiah 23:8

Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants [were] princes, her traders [the] honored ones of [the] earth?

Isaiah 28:5

In that day, Yahweh of hosts will become a garland of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of his people,

Isaiah 23:2

Be still, inhabitants of [the] coast, merchant of Sidon, who travels over [the] sea, they filled you.

Ezekiel 27:8

The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvan were your rowers; your {skilled men}, O Tyre, were {from your own people}, [and] they [were] your seamen.

Revelation 18:3

For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the power of her sensuality."

Revelation 18:11-13

And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more-- cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Jeremiah 10:9

Silver beaten from Tarshish is brought, and gold from Uphaz, the work of [the] craftsman and [the] hands of the goldsmith. Blue and purple [are] their clothing, all of them [are] the work of skillful people.

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish [were] carrying [for] you your wares, and you were filled, and you became very heavy in [the] heart of [the] seas.

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Ezekiel 22:13

And look! I strike my hand for your ill-gotten gain that you [have] made and at your blood that was in the midst of you.

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Ezekiel 27:24

They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Ezekiel 27:13

Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders; {in exchange for people} and an object of bronze they gave [you] your wares.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

1 Kings 5:11

Then Solomon gave to Hiram twenty thousand dry measures of wheat [as] food for his household, and twenty dry measures of {specially prepared olive oil}; thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot went up and went out from Egypt at six hundred silver [shekels] and a horse at a hundred and fifty. So it was for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Aram; by their hand they were exported.

Ezekiel 27:20

Dedan [was] trading [with] you, with garments of woven material for riding.

1 Kings 9:28

They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

2 Chronicles 8:18

And Huram sent to him, by the hand of his servants, ships and servants knowledgeable of the sea. And they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and from there they collected four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

Ezekiel 27:14

From Beth Togarmah they exchanged horses and war horses and mules for your wares.

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Ezekiel 27:15

The people of Dedan [were] trading [with] you, many coastlands [composed] the region of your {influence}; they brought back horns of ivory and ebony [as] your payment.

Genesis 23:13-16

And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "{If only you will hear me}--I give the price of the field. Take [it] from me that I may bury my dead there." And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him "My lord, hear me. A [piece of] land [worth] four hundred shekels of silver--what [is] that between me and you? Bury your dead."read more.
Then Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver {at the merchants' current rate}.

Ruth 4:3

And he said to the redeemer, "Naomi, who returned from the countryside [of] Moab, is selling the tract of land which [was] for our brother Elimelech.

1 Kings 10:28

The import of the horses which were Solomon's [was] from Egypt and from Kue; the traders of the king received [horses] from Kue at a price.

Song of Solomon 3:6

What [is] this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense from all the fragrant powders of the merchant?

Ezekiel 27:22

The traders of Sheba and Raamah [were] trading [with] you, with the finest of every spice and with every precious stone and gold; they exchanged [all these] for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 28:13-16

You were in Eden, the garden of God, and every precious stone [was] your adornment: carnelian, topaz and moonstone, turquoise, onyx and jasper, sapphire, malachite and emerald. And gold [was] the craftsmanship of your settings and your mountings in you; on the day when you were created they were prepared. You were [an] anointed guardian cherub, and I placed you on {God's holy mountain}; you walked in the midst of stones of fire. You [were] blameless in your ways from the day {when you were created}, until wickedness was found in you.read more.
In the abundance of your trading, they filled the midst of you [with] violence, and you sinned; and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I expelled you, [the] guardian cherub, from the midst of [the] stones of fire.

Genesis 37:28

Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and brought [him] up from the pit, and they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces of] silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

Genesis 37:36

And the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, a court official of Pharaoh, a commander of the imperial guard.

Deuteronomy 24:7

"If a man is {caught} kidnapping somebody from [among] his countrymen, the {Israelites}, and he treats him as a slave or he sells him, then that kidnapper shall die, and [so] you shall purge the evil {from among you}.

1 Kings 5:8

Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, "I have heard what you have sent to me; I will do all of your desire concerning the timber of cedars and concerning the timber of cypresses.

2 Chronicles 2:15

Now as for the wheat, barley, oil, and wine that my lord mentioned, let him send [that] to his servants.

Jonah 1:3

But Jonah set out to flee toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh. And he went down [to] Joppa and found a merchant ship going [to] Tarshish, and paid her fare, and went on board her to go with them toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh.

Acts 21:2

And finding a ship that was crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard [and] put out to sea.

Acts 27:2-6

And we went aboard a ship from Adramyttium that was about to sail to the places along the [coast] of Asia [and] put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us. And on the next [day], we put in at Sidon. And Julius, treating Paul kindly, allowed [him] to go to [his] friends {to be cared for}. And from there we put out to sea [and] sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against [us].read more.
And [after we] had sailed across the open sea along Cilicia and Pamphylia, we put in at Myra in Lycia. And there the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy [and] put us {on board} it.

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Babylon » Remarkable for » Commerce

Ezekiel 17:4

He plucked the top of its new plant shoot, and he brought it to the land of Canaan [and] put it in a city of merchants,

Commerce » Denunciations connected with abuses of

Isaiah 23:11

He has stretched his hand out over the sea; he has made kingdoms shake. Yahweh has commanded concerning Canaan to destroy her fortresses.

Ezekiel 7:12

The time has come, the day has arrived; let not the buyer rejoice, and let the seller not mourn, for anger [is] on all their multitude.

Ezekiel 27:32-36

And they will raise over you with their wailing a lament, and they will chant a lament over you: 'Who is like Tyre, like [this] destruction in the midst of the sea?' When your merchandise went out from [the] seas, you satisfied many peoples with the abundance of your wealth, and [by] your wares you made rich [the] kings of [the] world. Now you are broken by seas in [the] depths of waters; your wares and all of your crew in the midst of you have sunk. read more.
All of the inhabitants of the coastlands are appalled over you, and their kings {shudder} [in] horror; {they distort their faces}! The traders among the peoples hiss over you; you have become horror, and {you shall be no more forever}!'"

Ezekiel 28:16-18

In the abundance of your trading, they filled the midst of you [with] violence, and you sinned; and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I expelled you, [the] guardian cherub, from the midst of [the] stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you ruined your wisdom because of your splendor. I threw you on the ground {before} kings; I have exposed you {for viewing}. From the abundance of your iniquities in the dishonesty of your trading, I profaned your sanctuaries and I brought fire from your midst; it consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth {before the eyes of everyone who sees you}.

Commerce » Carried on by means of ships

Revelation 18:19

And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all those who had ships on the sea became rich from her prosperity, because in one hour she has been laid waste!"

1 Kings 9:27-28

Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon. They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:11

Moreover, the fleet of ships of Hiram which carried the gold from Ophir [also] brought from Ophir abundant amounts of almug wood and precious stones.

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat built ships of the Tarshish [type] to go to Ophir for the gold; but he did not go because the ships were destroyed at Ezion-Geber.

Psalm 107:23-30

[Those who] went down to the sea into ships, doing business on [the] {high seas}, they saw the works of Yahweh, and his wonderful deeds in [the] deep. For he spoke and raised up a stormy wind, and it whipped up its waves. read more.
They rose to the heavens; they plunged to [the] depths. Their soul melted in their calamity. They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, and {they were at their wits' end}. Then they cried out to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distresses. He made [the] storm be still and their waves became calm. Then they were glad because they grew silent, so he guided them to their desired harbor.

More verses: Proverbs 31:11

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

2 Chronicles 9:20-22

And all the drinking vessels of King Solomon [were] of gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon [were] of pure gold. Silver was not valued as anything in the days of Solomon. For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. Thus King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and wisdom.

Proverbs 31:14-18

She is like the ships of a merchant; from far off she brings her food; And she arises while [it is] still night, and gives food to her household, and tasks to her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it, from the fruit of {her hand} she plants a vineyard. read more.
She girds her waist in strength, and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise [is] good; her lamp does not go out in the night.

Ezekiel 28:4-5

By your wisdom and by your understanding you have gained for yourself wealth, and you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries. By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

Commerce » Of the jews » Under strict laws

Leviticus 19:36

You must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 25:14

And when you sell something to your fellow citizen or [you] buy from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress {one another}.

Leviticus 25:17

And you must not oppress {one another}, but you shall revere your God, because I [am] Yahweh, your God.

Commerce » Articles of » Gold

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

1 Kings 9:28

They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

2 Chronicles 8:18

And Huram sent to him, by the hand of his servants, ships and servants knowledgeable of the sea. And they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and from there they collected four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

Commerce » Articles of » Precious stones

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God, and every precious stone [was] your adornment: carnelian, topaz and moonstone, turquoise, onyx and jasper, sapphire, malachite and emerald. And gold [was] the craftsmanship of your settings and your mountings in you; on the day when you were created they were prepared.

Ezekiel 28:16

In the abundance of your trading, they filled the midst of you [with] violence, and you sinned; and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I expelled you, [the] guardian cherub, from the midst of [the] stones of fire.

Ezekiel 27:22

The traders of Sheba and Raamah [were] trading [with] you, with the finest of every spice and with every precious stone and gold; they exchanged [all these] for your merchandise.

Commerce » Carried on by » People of tyre

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God, and every precious stone [was] your adornment: carnelian, topaz and moonstone, turquoise, onyx and jasper, sapphire, malachite and emerald. And gold [was] the craftsmanship of your settings and your mountings in you; on the day when you were created they were prepared.

Ezekiel 28:16

In the abundance of your trading, they filled the midst of you [with] violence, and you sinned; and I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I expelled you, [the] guardian cherub, from the midst of [the] stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:5

By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

Commerce » Tyrians

2 Samuel 5:11

So Hiram, the king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, [along with] cedar trees and {craftsmen skilled in wood and in stone masonry}, and they built a house for David.

Isaiah 23:8

Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants [were] princes, her traders [the] honored ones of [the] earth?

Ezekiel 28:5

By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

1 Kings 5:6

So then, command that they may cut cedars for me from Lebanon, and let my servants be with your servants. The wage of your servants I will give to you according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows [how] to cut timber like the Sidonians."

Commerce » Evil practices connected with

Ezekiel 22:13

And look! I strike my hand for your ill-gotten gain that you [have] made and at your blood that was in the midst of you.

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Commerce » Articles of, called » Wares

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Jeremiah 10:17

Gather your bundle from [the] ground, you who live under the siege.'"

Jonah 1:5

And the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they threw the {contents} that were in the merchant ship into the sea to lighten it for them. And [meanwhile] Jonah went down into the hold of the vessel and lay down and fell asleep.

Commerce » Articles of » Ivory

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Ezekiel 27:15

The people of Dedan [were] trading [with] you, many coastlands [composed] the region of your {influence}; they brought back horns of ivory and ebony [as] your payment.

Commerce » Maritime, by ships

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

2 Chronicles 8:18

And Huram sent to him, by the hand of his servants, ships and servants knowledgeable of the sea. And they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and from there they collected four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

Commerce » Of the jews » Greatly extended by solomon

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

1 Kings 9:26-27

King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber which [is] near Elath on the shore of the {Red Sea} in the land of Edom. Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

Commerce » israelites

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

1 Kings 9:26-28

King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-Geber which [is] near Elath on the shore of the {Red Sea} in the land of Edom. Hiram sent his servants with the fleet of ships, {sailors} who knew the sea, with the servants of Solomon. They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred and twenty talents of gold, and they brought it to King Solomon.

Nehemiah 3:31-32

After him Malkijah, {one of the goldsmiths}, repaired up to the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Enrollment Gate and up to the upper room of the corner. Between the upper room of the corner to the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and merchants repaired.

Commerce » Articles of » Wine

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

2 Chronicles 2:15

Now as for the wheat, barley, oil, and wine that my lord mentioned, let him send [that] to his servants.

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

Commerce » Of the arabians

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Ezekiel 27:21-24

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you. The traders of Sheba and Raamah [were] trading [with] you, with the finest of every spice and with every precious stone and gold; they exchanged [all these] for your merchandise. Haran and Canneh and Eden, the traders of Sheba, Assyria, [and] Kilmad [were] trading [with] you. read more.
They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Commerce » Articles of » Horses

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot went up and went out from Egypt at six hundred silver [shekels] and a horse at a hundred and fifty. So it was for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Aram; by their hand they were exported.

Ezekiel 27:14

From Beth Togarmah they exchanged horses and war horses and mules for your wares.

Commerce » Persons engaged in, called » Merchants

Genesis 37:28

Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and brought [him] up from the pit, and they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces of] silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

Proverbs 31:24

Linen garments she makes and sells, and she supplies sashes for the merchants.

Commerce » Articles of » Silver

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the ships of the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Once {every three years} the ships of Tarshish came carrying gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » Carried on by » Syrians

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

Commerce » Articles of » Slaves

Genesis 37:36

And the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, a court official of Pharaoh, a commander of the imperial guard.

Genesis 37:28

Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and brought [him] up from the pit, and they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces of] silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

Deuteronomy 24:7

"If a man is {caught} kidnapping somebody from [among] his countrymen, the {Israelites}, and he treats him as a slave or he sells him, then that kidnapper shall die, and [so] you shall purge the evil {from among you}.

Commerce » Articles of » Iron and steel

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.

Commerce » Articles of » Embroidery

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:24

They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Commerce » Called » Trade

Genesis 34:10

You shall dwell with us and the land shall be before you; settle and trade in it, and acquire [property] in it."

Matthew 25:16

The one who had received the five talents went out [and] traded with them and gained five more.

Commerce » Carried on in fairs, &c

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.

Commerce » Articles of, called » Merchandise

Ezekiel 26:12

And they will plunder your wealth, and they will loot your merchandise, and they will break down your walls, and the houses of your delight they will break down, and your stones and your timbers and your earthen dirt they will cast into the midst of [the] water.

Matthew 22:5

But they paid no attention [and] went away--this one to his own field, that one to his business.

Commerce » Articles of » Corn

1 Kings 5:11

Then Solomon gave to Hiram twenty thousand dry measures of wheat [as] food for his household, and twenty dry measures of {specially prepared olive oil}; thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Commerce » Articles of » Oil

1 Kings 5:11

Then Solomon gave to Hiram twenty thousand dry measures of wheat [as] food for his household, and twenty dry measures of {specially prepared olive oil}; thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Commerce » Called » Traffic

Ezekiel 17:4

He plucked the top of its new plant shoot, and he brought it to the land of Canaan [and] put it in a city of merchants,

Genesis 42:34

And bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you [are] not spies but you [are] honest. And I will give your brother [back] to you, and you will trade in the land.'"

Commerce » Transportation of passengers

Acts 27:2

And we went aboard a ship from Adramyttium that was about to sail to the places along the [coast] of Asia [and] put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, was with us.

Acts 27:6

And there the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy [and] put us {on board} it.

Jonah 1:3

But Jonah set out to flee toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh. And he went down [to] Joppa and found a merchant ship going [to] Tarshish, and paid her fare, and went on board her to go with them toward Tarshish from {the presence of} Yahweh.

Acts 21:2

And finding a ship that was crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard [and] put out to sea.

Acts 27:37

(Now we were [in] all two hundred seventy six persons on the ship.)

Commerce » Of the jews » Commenced after their settlement in canaan

Judges 5:17

Gilead has remained beyond the Jordan. Why did Dan dwell as a foreigner [with] ships? Asher sat at [the] coast of [the] waters, and by his coves he has been settling down.

Genesis 49:13

Zebulun shall settle by the shore of the sea. He [shall become] a haven for ships, and his border [shall be] at Sidon.

Commerce » Articles of » Land

Genesis 23:13-16

And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "{If only you will hear me}--I give the price of the field. Take [it] from me that I may bury my dead there." And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him "My lord, hear me. A [piece of] land [worth] four hundred shekels of silver--what [is] that between me and you? Bury your dead." read more.
Then Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver {at the merchants' current rate}.

Ruth 4:3

And he said to the redeemer, "Naomi, who returned from the countryside [of] Moab, is selling the tract of land which [was] for our brother Elimelech.

Commerce » The barter of one commodity for another

1 Kings 5:11

Then Solomon gave to Hiram twenty thousand dry measures of wheat [as] food for his household, and twenty dry measures of {specially prepared olive oil}; thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.

1 Kings 5:8

Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, "I have heard what you have sent to me; I will do all of your desire concerning the timber of cedars and concerning the timber of cypresses.

Commerce » Articles of » Timber

1 Kings 5:8

Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, "I have heard what you have sent to me; I will do all of your desire concerning the timber of cedars and concerning the timber of cypresses.

1 Kings 5:6

So then, command that they may cut cedars for me from Lebanon, and let my servants be with your servants. The wage of your servants I will give to you according to all that you say, for you know that there is no one among us who knows [how] to cut timber like the Sidonians."

Commerce » Conducted in fairs

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.

Matthew 11:16

"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,

Commerce » Inland, by caravans

Isaiah 21:13

An oracle {concerning} Arabia: You will spend the night in the thicket in a desert-plateau, caravans of Dedanites.

Job 6:19

The caravans of Tema looked; the traveling merchants of Sheba hope for them.

Commerce » Carried on by means of caravans

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

Genesis 37:27

Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but our hand shall not be against him, for he [is] our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed.

Commerce » Laws concerning

Leviticus 25:14

And when you sell something to your fellow citizen or [you] buy from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress {one another}.

Leviticus 25:17

And you must not oppress {one another}, but you shall revere your God, because I [am] Yahweh, your God.

Leviticus 19:36-37

You must have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin; I [am] Yahweh your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt. " '[Thus] you shall keep all my statutes and all my regulations, and you shall do them; I [am] Yahweh.'"

Commerce » Articles of » Perfumes

Song of Songs 3:6

What [is] this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense from all the fragrant powders of the merchant?

Commerce » Articles of » Chariots

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot went up and went out from Egypt at six hundred silver [shekels] and a horse at a hundred and fifty. So it was for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Aram; by their hand they were exported.

Commerce » Articles of » Purple

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » Articles of » Linen

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

1 Kings 10:28

The import of the horses which were Solomon's [was] from Egypt and from Kue; the traders of the king received [horses] from Kue at a price.

Commerce » Articles of » Brass

Ezekiel 27:13

Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your traders; {in exchange for people} and an object of bronze they gave [you] your wares.

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » From tarshish

Jeremiah 10:9

Silver beaten from Tarshish is brought, and gold from Uphaz, the work of [the] craftsman and [the] hands of the goldsmith. Blue and purple [are] their clothing, all of them [are] the work of skillful people.

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish [were] carrying [for] you your wares, and you were filled, and you became very heavy in [the] heart of [the] seas.

Commerce » Articles of » Frankincense

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Commerce » Zidonians

Ezekiel 27:8

The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvan were your rowers; your {skilled men}, O Tyre, were {from your own people}, [and] they [were] your seamen.

Isaiah 23:2

Be still, inhabitants of [the] coast, merchant of Sidon, who travels over [the] sea, they filled you.

Commerce » Illustrative of intercourse with the apostacy

Revelation 18:3-19

For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the power of her sensuality." And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out from her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins, and so that you will not receive her plagues, because her sins have reached up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. read more.
Pay back to her as she herself also paid out, and {pay back double} according to her deeds; in the cup that she mixed, mix double for her. As much as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, give to her so much torment and mourning, because in her heart she said, 'I sit as a queen, and am not a widow, and I will never see mourning!' Because of this her plagues will come in one day-- death and mourning and famine-- and she will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who passes judgment on her [is] powerful!" And the kings of the earth will weep and mourn over her, those who committed sexual immorality and lived sensually with her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing {far off} because of the fear of her torment, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon the powerful city, because in one hour your judgment has come!" And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more-- cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives. "And {the fruit your soul desires} has departed from you, and all the luxury and the splendor has perished from you, and they will never find them any more." The merchants of these [things], who became rich from them, will stand {far off}, weeping and mourning because of the fear of her torment, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, dressed in fine linen and purple cloth and scarlet cloth, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, because in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!" And every shipmaster and {every seafarer} and sailors and all those who labor on the sea stood {far off} and began to cry out [when they] saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "Who [is] like the great city?" And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all those who had ships on the sea became rich from her prosperity, because in one hour she has been laid waste!"

Commerce » Persons engaged in, called » Chapmen

2 Chronicles 9:14

besides the gold and silver the traders and merchants brought, and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land brought.

Commerce » Of the jews » Checked in jehoshaphat's time

1 Kings 22:48-49

Jehoshaphat built ships of the Tarshish [type] to go to Ophir for the gold; but he did not go because the ships were destroyed at Ezion-Geber. Then Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships," but Jehoshaphat was not willing.

Commerce » The exchange of commodities for money

1 Kings 10:28-29

The import of the horses which were Solomon's [was] from Egypt and from Kue; the traders of the king received [horses] from Kue at a price. A chariot went up and went out from Egypt at six hundred silver [shekels] and a horse at a hundred and fifty. So it was for all the kings of the Hittites and for the kings of Aram; by their hand they were exported.

Commerce » Carried on by » Egyptians

Genesis 42:2-34

Then he said, "Look, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us there that we may live and not die." And the ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, for {he feared harm would come to him}. read more.
Then the sons of Israel went to buy grain amid those [other people] who went [as well], for there was famine in the land of Canaan. Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. And Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them. And he spoke with them harshly and said to them, "From where have you come?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food." And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed concerning them, and he said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!" And they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food. We all are sons of one man. We [are] honest [men]. We, your servants, are not spies." Then he said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land." Then they said, "We, your servants, [are] twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, but behold, the youngest [is] with our father today, and one is no more." But Joseph said to them, "It [is] what I said to you--you [are] spies. By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you will not go out from here unless your youngest brother comes here. Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, but you will be kept in prison so that your words might be tested [to see] if [there is] truth with you. And if not, by the life of Pharaoh surely you [are] spies." Then he gathered them into the prison for three days. On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live; I fear God. If you [are] honest, let one of your brothers be kept in prison {where you are now being kept}, but [the rest of] you go, carry grain for the famine for your households. You must bring your youngest brother to me, and then your words will be confirmed and you will not die." And they did so. Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us." Then Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not say to you, do not sin against the boy? But you did not listen, and now, behold, his blood has been sought." Now they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter [was] between them. And he turned away from them and wept. Then he returned to them and spoke to them, and took Simeon from them and tied him up in front of them. Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to return their money to each sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them. Then they loaded their grain upon their donkeys and went [away] from there. And one [of them later] opened his sack to give fodder to his donkey at the lodging place and saw his money--behold, it [was] in the mouth of his sack. And he said to his brothers, "My money was returned and moreover, behold, [it is] in my sack!" Then {their hearts failed them} and each of them trembled [and] said, "What [is] this God has done to us?" And when they came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan they told him everything [that] had happened to them, saying, "The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly to us and treated us as [if we were] spying out the land. But we said to him, 'We [are] honest; we are not spies. We [are] twelve brothers, the sons of our father. One is no more and the youngest [is] with our father now in the land of Canaan.' Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you [are] honest. Leave one [brother] with me, and take [food for] the famine in your households and go. And bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you [are] not spies but you [are] honest. And I will give your brother [back] to you, and you will trade in the land.'"

Commerce » Carried on by » People of tarshish

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish [were] carrying [for] you your wares, and you were filled, and you became very heavy in [the] heart of [the] seas.

Commerce » Carried on by » Ishmaelites

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

Commerce » Carried on by » Jews

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Commerce » Articles of » Chests of rich apparel

Ezekiel 27:24

They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Commerce » Articles of » Clothes for chariots

Ezekiel 27:20

Dedan [was] trading [with] you, with garments of woven material for riding.

Commerce » Articles of » White wool

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

Commerce » Articles of » Blue cloth

Ezekiel 27:24

They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Commerce » Articles of » Cattle

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.

Commerce » Articles of » Honey

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Commerce » Articles of » Lead

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Commerce » Articles of » Tin

Ezekiel 27:12

" 'Tarshish [was] your trader; from [the] abundance of all of [their] wealth, with silver, iron, tin, and lead they exchanged for your merchandise.

Commerce » Babylonians

Revelation 18:3

For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the power of her sensuality."

Revelation 18:11-13

And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more-- cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Commerce » Carried on by » Ethiopians

Isaiah 45:14

Thus says Yahweh: "The acquisition of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and the Sabeans, tall men, shall pass over to you; they shall be yours, and they shall walk behind you. They shall pass over in chains, and they shall bow down to you; they will pray to you: 'Surely God [is] with you, and there is no [other]. Besides [him] [there is] no God.'"

Commerce » Syrians

Ezekiel 27:16

Edom [was] trading [with] you because of the abundance of your products, [trading] with malachite, purple wool yarn and colorful weaving, and fine white fabric and black corals and rubies; [all these] they exchange for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

Commerce » Success in, led to pride, &c » Eze 28:2

Commerce » Persons engaged in, called » Sellers and buyers

Isaiah 24:2

And it shall be as [with] the people, so [with] the priest; as [with] the slave, so [with] his master; as [with] the female slave, so [with] her mistress; as [with] the buyer, so [with] the seller; as [with] the lender, so [with] the borrower; as [with] the creditor, so [with] [the one] to whom he lends.

Commerce » Persons engaged in, called » Traffickers

Isaiah 23:8

Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants [were] princes, her traders [the] honored ones of [the] earth?

Commerce » Ishmaelites

Genesis 37:27-28

Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but our hand shall not be against him, for he [is] our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and brought [him] up from the pit, and they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces of] silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

Commerce » Persons of distinction engaged in

Isaiah 23:8

Who has planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants [were] princes, her traders [the] honored ones of [the] earth?

Commerce » Carried on by » Ninevites

Nahum 3:16

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of heaven; [like] the locust they will shed [their skin] and fly away.

Commerce » Called » Buying and selling

Commerce » Egyptians

Genesis 42:2-34

Then he said, "Look, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us there that we may live and not die." And the ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, for {he feared harm would come to him}. read more.
Then the sons of Israel went to buy grain amid those [other people] who went [as well], for there was famine in the land of Canaan. Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. And Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger to them. And he spoke with them harshly and said to them, "From where have you come?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food." And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed concerning them, and he said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land!" And they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food. We all are sons of one man. We [are] honest [men]. We, your servants, are not spies." Then he said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land." Then they said, "We, your servants, [are] twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, but behold, the youngest [is] with our father today, and one is no more." But Joseph said to them, "It [is] what I said to you--you [are] spies. By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you will not go out from here unless your youngest brother comes here. Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, but you will be kept in prison so that your words might be tested [to see] if [there is] truth with you. And if not, by the life of Pharaoh surely you [are] spies." Then he gathered them into the prison for three days. On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live; I fear God. If you [are] honest, let one of your brothers be kept in prison {where you are now being kept}, but [the rest of] you go, carry grain for the famine for your households. You must bring your youngest brother to me, and then your words will be confirmed and you will not die." And they did so. Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us." Then Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not say to you, do not sin against the boy? But you did not listen, and now, behold, his blood has been sought." Now they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter [was] between them. And he turned away from them and wept. Then he returned to them and spoke to them, and took Simeon from them and tied him up in front of them. Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to return their money to each sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them. Then they loaded their grain upon their donkeys and went [away] from there. And one [of them later] opened his sack to give fodder to his donkey at the lodging place and saw his money--behold, it [was] in the mouth of his sack. And he said to his brothers, "My money was returned and moreover, behold, [it is] in my sack!" Then {their hearts failed them} and each of them trembled [and] said, "What [is] this God has done to us?" And when they came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan they told him everything [that] had happened to them, saying, "The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly to us and treated us as [if we were] spying out the land. But we said to him, 'We [are] honest; we are not spies. We [are] twelve brothers, the sons of our father. One is no more and the youngest [is] with our father now in the land of Canaan.' Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you [are] honest. Leave one [brother] with me, and take [food for] the famine in your households and go. And bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you [are] not spies but you [are] honest. And I will give your brother [back] to you, and you will trade in the land.'"

Commerce » Articles of » Chest of rich apparel

Ezekiel 27:24

They [were] trading [with] you in finery, in mantles of blue cloth and colorful embroidered work and with rugs of variegated cloth in twisted cords and knotted tightly; {these were among your merchandise}.

Commerce » Articles of » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Commerce » Articles of » Apes

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Commerce » Ethiopians

Isaiah 45:14

Thus says Yahweh: "The acquisition of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and the Sabeans, tall men, shall pass over to you; they shall be yours, and they shall walk behind you. They shall pass over in chains, and they shall bow down to you; they will pray to you: 'Surely God [is] with you, and there is no [other]. Besides [him] [there is] no God.'"

Commerce » Jews

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel [were] trading [with] you with wheat from Minnith and millet and honey and olive oil and balm; [all these] they gave [for] your wares.

Commerce » Articles of » Bodies and souls of men

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Commerce » Articles of » Cinnamon

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Commerce » Articles of » Sheep

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Commerce » Articles of » Wheat

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Commerce » Articles of » Thyine wood

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » Articles of » Sweet cane

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Commerce » Articles of » Pearls

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » Articles of » Balm

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

Commerce » Articles of » Silk

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble

Commerce » Ninevites

Nahum 3:16

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of heaven; [like] the locust they will shed [their skin] and fly away.

Egypt » Celebrated for » Commerce

Ezekiel 27:7

Your sail was fine linen with colorful weaving from Egypt {to serve as a banner for you}; blue and purple cloth from the coastlands of Cyprus was your awning.

Genesis 41:57

And every land came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, for the famine was severe in every land.

Rivers » Useful for » Commerce

Isaiah 23:3

And on [the] great waters [is] the seed of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile [is] its produce, and she was [the] merchandise of [the] nations.