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75 Bible Verses about Iron

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Job 28:2

Iron is taken from the ground,
and copper is smelted from ore.

Deuteronomy 8:7-9

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams of water, springs, and deep water sources, flowing in both valleys and hills; a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Ezekiel 22:20

Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, put you inside, and melt you.

Numbers 31:21-23

Then Eleazar the priest said to the soldiers who had gone to battle, “This is the legal statute the Lord commanded Moses: Only the gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, and lead— everything that can withstand fire—you are to pass through fire, and it will be clean. It must still be purified with the purification water. Anything that cannot withstand fire, pass through the water.

Jeremiah 6:27-29

I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people—
a refiner—
so you may know and assay their way of life. All are stubborn rebels
spreading slander.
They are bronze and iron;
all of them are corrupt. The bellows blow,
blasting the lead with fire.
The refining is completely in vain;
the evil ones are not separated out.

Ezekiel 22:18

“Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.

1 Kings 8:51

For they are Your people and Your inheritance;
You brought them out of Egypt,
out of the middle of an iron furnace.

Jeremiah 11:4

which I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace.’ I declared: ‘Obey Me, and do everything that I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God,’

Revelation 18:11-12

The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer— merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine fabrics of linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; all kinds of fragrant wood products; objects of ivory; objects of expensive wood, brass, iron, and marble;

Joshua 22:6-8

Joshua blessed them and sent them on their way, and they went to their homes. Moses had given territory to half the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, but Joshua had given territory to the other half, with their brothers, on the west side of the Jordan. When Joshua sent them to their homes and blessed them, he said, “Return to your homes with great wealth: a huge number of cattle, and silver, gold, bronze, iron, and a large quantity of clothing. Share the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.”

Isaiah 60:17

I will bring gold instead of bronze;
I will bring silver instead of iron,
bronze instead of wood,
and iron instead of stones.
I will appoint peace as your guard
and righteousness as your ruler.

Ezekiel 27:12

“Tarshish was your trading partner because of your great wealth of every kind. They exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise.

Daniel 2:40-43

A fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron; for iron crushes and shatters everything, and like iron that smashes, it will crush and smash all the others. You saw the feet and toes, partly of a potter’s fired clay and partly of iron—it will be a divided kingdom, though some of the strength of iron will be in it. You saw the iron mixed with clay, and that the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly fired clay—part of the kingdom will be strong, and part will be brittle. read more.
You saw the iron mixed with clay—the peoples will mix with one another but will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with fired clay.

Leviticus 26:19

I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,

Deuteronomy 28:23

The sky above you will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron.

Job 40:15-18

Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you.
He eats grass like an ox. Look at the strength of his loins
and the power in the muscles of his belly. He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;
the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.read more.
His bones are bronze tubes;
his limbs are like iron rods.

Job 41:27

He regards iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.

Revelation 2:27

and he will shepherdthem with an iron scepter;
he will shatter them like potteryjust as I have received this from My Father.

Revelation 19:15

A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

Jeremiah 1:18

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Jeremiah 15:12

Can anyone smash iron,
iron from the north, or bronze?

Daniel 2:31-35

“My king, as you were watching, a colossal statue appeared. That statue, tall and dazzling, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was terrifying. The head of the statue was pure gold, its chest and arms were silver, its stomach and thighs were bronze, its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay. read more.
As you were watching, a stone broke off without a hand touching it, struck the statue on its feet of iron and fired clay, and crushed them. Then the iron, the fired clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were shattered and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 7:7

“While I was watching in the night visions, a fourth beast appeared, frightening and dreadful, and incredibly strong, with large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and it trampled with its feet whatever was left. It was different from all the beasts before it, and it had 10 horns.

Joshua 6:24

They burned up the city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.

Joshua 6:15-19

Early on the seventh day, they started at dawn and marched around the city seven times in the same way. That was the only day they marched around the city seven times. After the seventh time, the priests blew the trumpets, and Joshua said to the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city. But the city and everything in it are set apart to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone with her in the house will live, because she hid the men we sent. read more.
But keep yourselves from the things set apart, or you will be set apart for destruction. If you take any of those things, you will set apart the camp of Israel for destruction and bring disaster on it. For all the silver and gold, and the articles of bronze and iron, are dedicated to the Lord and must go into the Lord’s treasury.”

Joshua 22:8

he said, “Return to your homes with great wealth: a huge number of cattle, and silver, gold, bronze, iron, and a large quantity of clothing. Share the spoil of your enemies with your brothers.”

1 Chronicles 29:2

So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.

1 Chronicles 22:14-16

“Notice I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the Lord—3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver, and bronze and iron that can’t be weighed because there is so much of it. I have also provided timber and stone, but you will need to add more to them. You also have many workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and people skilled in every kind of work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron—beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the Lord be with you.”

1 Chronicles 29:7

For the service of God’s house they gave 185 tons of gold and 10,000 gold coins, 375 tons of silver, 675 tons of bronze, and 4,000 tons of iron.

2 Chronicles 2:7

Therefore, send me a craftsman who is skilled in engraving to work with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and with purple, crimson, and blue yarn. He will work with the craftsmen who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, appointed by my father David.

2 Chronicles 24:12

Then the king and Jehoiada gave it to those in charge of the labor on the Lord’s temple, who were hiring stonecutters and carpenters to renovate the Lord’s temple, also blacksmiths and coppersmiths to repair the Lord’s temple.

Deuteronomy 27:5

Build an altar of stones there to the Lord your God—you must not use any iron tool on them.

Joshua 8:30-31

At that time Joshua built an altar on Mount Ebal to the Lord, the God of Israel, just as Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the book of the law of Moses: an altar of uncut stones on which no iron tool has been used. Then they offered burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed fellowship offerings on it.

2 Samuel 12:31

He removed the people who were in the city and put them to work with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and to labor at brickmaking. He did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 20:3

He brought out the people who were in it and put them to work with saws, iron picks, and axes. David did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 23:7

The man who touches them
must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear.
They will be completely burned up on the spot.

1 Kings 6:7

The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

2 Kings 6:5-6

As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Oh, my master, it was borrowed!” Then the man of God asked, “Where did it fall?”When he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there, and made the iron float.

Job 19:23-24

I wish that my words were written down,
that they were recorded on a scroll or were inscribed in stone forever
by an iron stylus and lead!

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written
with an iron stylus.
With a diamond point
it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts
and on the horns of their altars,

Psalm 105:18

They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.

Psalm 149:6-9

Let the exaltation of God be in their mouths
and a double-edged sword in their hands, inflicting vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples, binding their kings with chains
and their dignitaries with iron shackles,read more.
carrying out the judgment decreed against them.
This honor is for all His godly people.
Hallelujah!

Daniel 4:15

But leave the stump with its roots in the ground,
and with a band of iron and bronze around it,
in the tender grass of the field.
Let him be drenched with dew from the sky
and share the plants of the earth
with the animals.

Mark 5:1-4

Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes. As soon as He got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him. He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him anymore—even with chains— read more.
because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

Judges 1:19

The Lord was with Judah and enabled them to take possession of the hill country, but they could not drive out the people who were living in the valley because those people had iron chariots.

Joshua 17:15-18

“If you have so many people,” Joshua replied to them, “go to the forest and clear an area for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim’s hill country is too small for you.” But the descendants of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley.” So Joshua replied to Joseph’s family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), “You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one allotment, read more.
because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong.”

Judges 4:2-3

So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his forces was Sisera who lived in Harosheth of the Nations. Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, because Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he harshly oppressed them 20 years.

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

1 Chronicles 22:3

David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

Psalm 107:15-16

Let them give thanks to the Lord
for His faithful love
and His wonderful works for all humanity. For He has broken down the bronze gates
and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.

1 Samuel 17:7

His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.

Numbers 35:16

“If anyone strikes a person with an iron object and death results, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.

Job 20:24

If he flees from an iron weapon,
an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

Revelation 9:9

they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into battle;

Daniel 5:4

They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Deuteronomy 28:48

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Jeremiah 28:13-14

“Go say to Hananiah: This is what the Lord says, ‘You broke a wooden yoke bar, but in its place you will make an iron yoke bar.’ For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says, ‘I have put an iron yoke on the neck of all these nations that they might serve King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and they will serve him. I have also put the wild animals under him.’”

1 Kings 22:11

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.’”

2 Chronicles 18:10

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.’”

Ezekiel 4:3

Take an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between yourself and the city. Turn your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This will be a sign for the house of Israel.

Deuteronomy 3:11

(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)

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Beds » Made of » Iron

Deuteronomy 3:11

(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Iron » Great quantity of, provided for the temple

1 Chronicles 22:14

“Notice I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the Lord—3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver, and bronze and iron that can’t be weighed because there is so much of it. I have also provided timber and stone, but you will need to add more to them.

1 Chronicles 22:3

David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

1 Chronicles 29:2

So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.

Iron » Working in, a trade

1 Samuel 13:19

No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise, the Hebrews will make swords or spears.”

2 Chronicles 2:7

Therefore, send me a craftsman who is skilled in engraving to work with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and with purple, crimson, and blue yarn. He will work with the craftsmen who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, appointed by my father David.

2 Chronicles 2:14

He is the son of a woman from the daughters of Dan. His father is a man of Tyre. He knows how to work with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, with purple, blue, crimson yarn, and fine linen. He knows how to do all kinds of engraving and to execute any design that may be given him. I have sent him to be with your craftsmen and the craftsmen of my lord, your father David.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Ax

2 Chronicles 18:10

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.’”

2 Kings 6:6

Then the man of God asked, “Where did it fall?”When he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there, and made the iron float.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge,
then one must exert more strength;
however, the advantage of wisdom is that it brings success.

Isaiah 10:34

He is clearing the thickets of the forest with an ax,
and Lebanon with its majesty will fall.

Iron » Made into » Yokes

Deuteronomy 28:48

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Jeremiah 28:13-14

"Go say to Hananiah: This is what the Lord says: You broke a wooden yoke bar, but in its place you will make an iron yoke bar. For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I have put an iron yoke on the neck of all these nations that they might serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I have also put the wild animals under him."

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Weapons

1 Samuel 17:7

His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.

Job 20:24

If he flees from an iron weapon,
an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

Job 41:7

Can you fill his hide with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?

Numbers 35:16

“If anyone strikes a person with an iron object and death results, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.

Iron » The land of canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Iron » Made into » Implements for husbandry

2 Samuel 12:31

He removed the people who were in the city and put them to work with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and to labor at brickmaking. He did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

1 Samuel 13:20-21

So all the Israelites went to the Philistines to sharpen their plowshares, mattocks, axes, and sickles. The price was two-thirds of a shekel for plowshares and mattocks, and one-third [of a shekel] for pitchforks and axes, and for putting a point on an oxgoad.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Horn

Micah 4:13

Rise and thresh, Daughter Zion,
for I will make your horns iron
and your hooves bronze,
so you can crush many peoples.
Then you will set apart their plunder
to the Lord for destruction,
their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

1 Kings 22:11

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.’”

2 Chronicles 18:10

Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made iron horns and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You will gore the Arameans with these until they are finished off.’”

Iron » Illustrative » Of severe affliction

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.

Iron » Made into » Armor

Revelation 9:9

they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into battle;

2 Samuel 23:7

The man who touches them
must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear.
They will be completely burned up on the spot.

Iron » Made into » Weapons of war

1 Samuel 17:7

His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.

1 Samuel 13:19

No blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise, the Hebrews will make swords or spears.”

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Rods for scourging

Revelation 19:15

A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

Revelation 2:27

and he will shepherdthem with an iron scepter;
he will shatter them like potteryjust as I have received this from My Father.

Revelation 12:5

But she gave birth to a Son—a male who is going to shepherd all nations with an iron scepter—and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.

Iron » Figurative

2 Samuel 23:7

The man who touches them
must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear.
They will be completely burned up on the spot.

Jeremiah 15:12

Can anyone smash iron,
iron from the north, or bronze?

Iron » An article of commerce

Ezekiel 27:12

“Tarshish was your trading partner because of your great wealth of every kind. They exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal dealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia, and aromatic cane were exchanged for your goods.

Iron » First recorded use of » Stones of

Job 28:2

Iron is taken from the ground,
and copper is smelted from ore.

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Isaiah 60:17

I will bring gold instead of bronze;
I will bring silver instead of iron,
bronze instead of wood,
and iron instead of stones.
I will appoint peace as your guard
and righteousness as your ruler.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Furnace

Deuteronomy 4:20

But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.

1 Kings 8:51

For they are Your people and Your inheritance;
You brought them out of Egypt,
out of the middle of an iron furnace.

Jeremiah 11:4

which I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace.’ I declared: ‘Obey Me, and do everything that I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God,’

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Fetters

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates
and cut through the iron bars.

Psalm 149:8

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

Psalm 105:18

They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Chariot

Judges 4:3

Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, because Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he harshly oppressed them 20 years.

Joshua 17:16

But the descendants of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley.”

Joshua 17:18

because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong.”

Judges 1:19

The Lord was with Judah and enabled them to take possession of the hill country, but they could not drive out the people who were living in the valley because those people had iron chariots.

Iron » Illustrative » Of severe exercise of power

Revelation 2:27

and he will shepherdthem with an iron scepter;
he will shatter them like potteryjust as I have received this from My Father.

Iron » Made into » Rods

Revelation 2:27

and he will shepherdthem with an iron scepter;
he will shatter them like potteryjust as I have received this from My Father.

Iron » Made into » Bars

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates
and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

“I will go before you
and level the uneven places;
I will shatter the bronze doors
and cut the iron bars in two.

Iron » Made into » Fetters

Psalm 149:8

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

Psalm 105:18

They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.

Iron » Hardened into steel

Job 20:24

If he flees from an iron weapon,
an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

2 Samuel 22:35

He trains my hands for war;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Iron » Illustrative » Of strength

Daniel 2:33

its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay.

Daniel 2:40

A fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron; for iron crushes and shatters everything, and like iron that smashes, it will crush and smash all the others.

Iron » Made into » Tools for artificers

Joshua 8:31

just as Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the book of the law of Moses: an altar of uncut stones on which no iron tool has been used. Then they offered burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed fellowship offerings on it.

1 Kings 6:7

The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

Iron » Made into » Graving tools

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written
with an iron stylus.
With a diamond point
it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts
and on the horns of their altars,

Job 19:24

or were inscribed in stone forever
by an iron stylus and lead!

Iron » Taken in war, often dedicated to God

Joshua 6:19

For all the silver and gold, and the articles of bronze and iron, are dedicated to the Lord and must go into the Lord’s treasury.”

Joshua 6:24

They burned up the city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.

Iron » Made into » Idols

Daniel 5:4

They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Yokes

Deuteronomy 28:48

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Jeremiah 28:13-14

"Go say to Hananiah: This is what the Lord says: You broke a wooden yoke bar, but in its place you will make an iron yoke bar. For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I have put an iron yoke on the neck of all these nations that they might serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. I have also put the wild animals under him."

Iron » Described as » Strong and durable

Job 40:18

His bones are bronze tubes;
his limbs are like iron rods.

Daniel 2:40

A fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron; for iron crushes and shatters everything, and like iron that smashes, it will crush and smash all the others.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Pen

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written
with an iron stylus.
With a diamond point
it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts
and on the horns of their altars,

Iron » Illustrative » Of a hard barren soil

Deuteronomy 28:23

The sky above you will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron.

Iron » Made into » Nails and hinges

1 Chronicles 22:3

David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

Iron » First recorded use of » Ore of

Job 28:2

Iron is taken from the ground,
and copper is smelted from ore.

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Iron » First recorded use of » Used in the temple

1 Chronicles 22:3

David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,

1 Chronicles 29:2

So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.

1 Chronicles 29:7

For the service of God’s house they gave 185 tons of gold and 10,000 gold coins, 375 tons of silver, 675 tons of bronze, and 4,000 tons of iron.

Iron » Made into » Bedsteads

Deuteronomy 3:11

(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)

Iron » Mode of purifying, taken in war

Numbers 31:21-23

Then Eleazar the priest said to the soldiers who had gone to battle, "This is the legal statute the Lord commanded Moses: Only the gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, and lead- everything that can withstand fire-put through fire, and it will be clean. It must still be purified with the purification water. Anything that cannot withstand fire, put through the water.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Idols

Daniel 5:4

They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Daniel 2:33

its legs were iron, and its feet were partly iron and partly fired clay.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Pans

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal dealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia, and aromatic cane were exchanged for your goods.

Ezekiel 4:3

Take an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall between yourself and the city. Turn your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This will be a sign for the house of Israel.

Iron » From the north hardest and best

Jeremiah 15:12

Can anyone smash iron,
iron from the north, or bronze?

Iron » Sharpens things made of

Iron » Illustrative » (seared with,) of insensibility of conscience

Iron » Described as » Fusible

Ezekiel 22:20

Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, put you inside, and melt you.

Iron » Made into » Pillars

Jeremiah 1:18

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Iron » Admits of a high polish

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal dealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia, and aromatic cane were exchanged for your goods.

Iron » Used from the earliest age

Iron » Of small comparative value

Isaiah 60:17

I will bring gold instead of bronze;
I will bring silver instead of iron,
bronze instead of wood,
and iron instead of stones.
I will appoint peace as your guard
and righteousness as your ruler.

Iron » Illustrative » Of stubbornness

Iron » Of greater gravity than water

2 Kings 6:5

As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Oh, my master, it was borrowed!”

Iron » Miraculously made to swim

2 Kings 6:6

Then the man of God asked, “Where did it fall?”When he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there, and made the iron float.

Iron » Described as » Malleable

Isaiah 2:4

He will settle disputes among the nations
and provide arbitration for many peoples.
They will turn their swords into plows
and their spears into pruning knives.
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will never again train for war.

Iron » Made into » Chariots

Judges 4:3

Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, because Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he harshly oppressed them 20 years.

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Harrow

2 Samuel 12:31

He removed the people who were in the city and put them to work with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and to labor at brickmaking. He did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

Iron » First recorded use of » Melted

Ezekiel 22:20

Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather you in My anger and wrath, put you inside, and melt you.

Iron » A city » A city of naphtali

Joshua 19:38

Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh—19 cities, with their villages.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Gate

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Pillars

Jeremiah 1:18

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Vessels

Joshua 6:24

They burned up the city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » File

Iron » Dug out of the earth

Job 28:2

Iron is taken from the ground,
and copper is smelted from ore.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Tools

1 Kings 6:7

The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Bedstead

Deuteronomy 3:11

(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)

Iron » First recorded use of

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Threshing instruments

Iron » First recorded use of » Articles made of » Breastplate

Revelation 9:9

they had chests like iron breastplates; the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses rushing into battle;

Metals » Mentioned in scripture » Iron

Numbers 35:16

“If anyone strikes a person with an iron object and death results, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.

Pillars » Made of » Iron

Jeremiah 1:18

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Shekel » Used to weigh » Iron

1 Samuel 17:7

His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed 15 pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.

Topics on Iron

Iron Chains

44;12;6

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

Iron Objects

5;19;5

If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.

Iron, Figurative Use Of

5;4;20

But the Lord selected you and brought you out of Egypt’s iron furnace to be a people for His inheritance, as you are today.

Things Like Iron

5;28;23

The sky above you will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron.

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