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1 Kings 7:21

That's how he designed the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary. When he set up the right pillar, he named it Jachin. When he set up the left pillar, he named it Boaz.

Genesis 28:18-22

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the stone that he had used for his pillow, set it up as a pillar, drenched it with oil, and named the place Beth-el, although previously the city had been named Luz. Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear, read more.
and returns me safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God, this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."

Genesis 31:45-53

So Jacob took a stone and raised it as a pillar. Then Jacob told his relatives, "Go gather some stones." So they picked up stones and stacked them one on top of the other. Then they had a meal together there by the stack of stones. Laban named the place Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob named it Galeed.read more.
Then Laban said, "This stack will serve as a witness between you and me today." That's how the place came to be named Galeed. It was also called Mizpah, because Laban said, "May the LORD watch between you and me, when we are estranged from each other. If you mistreat my daughters or if you take other wives besides them, though no one is watching us, keep in mind that God stands as a witness between you and me." "Look!" Laban added, "Here is the stack of stones and here is the pillar that I've set up between you and me. This stack is a witness, and so is this pillar, reminding me not to cross beyond this stack of stones, and reminding you not to pass by this stack in my direction, intending to cause harm. May Abraham's God and Nahor's god judge between us."

Genesis 35:14-15

Jacob erected a pillar of stone at that very place where God had spoken to him. He poured a drink offering over it, anointed it with oil, and named the place where God had spoken to him Beth-el.

Exodus 24:4

So Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He got up early in the morning and built an altar with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.

Deuteronomy 27:2-6

On the day you cross over the Jordan River to the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, set up large stones and coat them with plaster. Then inscribe on them all the words of this Law when you've crossed over into the land that the LORD your God is about to give you a land flowing with milk and honey just as the LORD God of your ancestors promised you. "When you have crossed the Jordan River, set up these stones about which I'm commanding you today on Mount Ebal, and coat them with plaster. read more.
Then build an altar there to the LORD your God, an altar of stones that hasn't been worked with iron tools. Build the altar to the LORD your God with uncut stones, then offer a burnt offering to him.

Joshua 4:1-9

As soon as the entire nation had completed its crossing of the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua. He said, "Gather together twelve men from the people one man from each tribe and tell them, "Pick up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan where the priests' feet were standing, bring them along with you, and put them down where you camp tonight.'"read more.
So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had chosen from the people of Israel, one man from each tribe. Joshua told them, "Cross over again in front of the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan River. Then each of you pick up a stone on his shoulder with which to build a memorial, one for each of the tribes of Israel. Let this serve as a sign among you, so that when your children ask in times to come, "What do these stones mean to you,' then you'll say to them, "Because the waters of the Jordan River were cut off in front of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan River, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.' So these stones will become a memorial to the Israelis forever." The Israelis did just as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River just as the LORD had spoken to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the Israelis, and they carried them over to where they would be pitching camp, and they put them down there. Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan River at the location where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had been standing, and they remain there to this day.

2 Samuel 18:18

While Absalom had been living, he had erected a pillar as a monument to himself in King's Valley because he had been telling himself, "I don't have a son to carry on my family name." So he named the pillar after himself it's called Absalom's Monument even today.

Exodus 13:21-22

The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

Exodus 33:9

When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stand at the doorway of the tent while God spoke with Moses.

Nehemiah 9:12

You led them during the day by a pillar of cloud, and by a pillar of fire at night to provide light for them on the path they took.

Jeremiah 1:18

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Job 9:6

He shakes the earth from its orbit, so that its foundations shudder.

Job 26:11

The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.

Psalm 75:3

While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude

Psalm 144:12

May our sons in their youth be like full-grown plants, and our daughters like pillars destined to decorate a palace.

Galatians 2:9

So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Revelation 3:12

I will make the one who conquers to become a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God), and my own new name.

Revelation 10:1

Then I saw another powerful angel come down from heaven. He was dressed in a cloud, and there was a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs were like columns of fire.

Judges 9:6

All the men from Shechem and Beth-millo gathered together and set up Abimelech as king near the pillar erected in Shechem.

2 Kings 11:12-14

Then he brought out the king's son, put the royal crown on him, presented him with the Testimony, and installed him as king. They anointed him, applauded, and said, "May the king live!" When Athaliah heard all of the commotion coming from those who were guarding the people, she approached the people who were in the LORD's Temple. She looked around and there was the king, standing near a column, as was the royal custom! He was accompanied by the commanding officers, along with trumpeters who stood beside the king. All the people of the land sounded trumpets in their excitement. But Athaliah tore her clothes and bellowed, "It's a plot! A conspiracy!"

2 Chronicles 23:11-13

Then he brought out the king's son, put a crown on him, and presented him with the Testimony, When Athaliah heard all the commotion of the people running around and praising the king, she went straight to the LORD's Temple to confront the people. She looked around, and there was the king, standing by his pillar at the gate, accompanied by officers and trumpeters who stood beside the king, along with all the people of the land rejoicing and sounding trumpets while singers lead the celebration with their musical instruments. Athaliah tore her robes and yelled "Treason! Treason!"

Genesis 19:24-26

Then the LORD rained sulfur and fire out of the sky from the LORD on Sodom and Gomorrah, overthrowing those cities, all of the plain, and everyone who lived in the cities. He also destroyed the plants that grew out of the ground. But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Judges 16:25-30

Because they all got good and drunk, they ordered, "Go get Samson, so he can entertain us." So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them while they made him stand between the pillars. Then Samson told the young man who had been leading him around by the hand, "Let me touch and feel the pillars on which this building rests, and I'll support myself against them." Now the building was full of men, women, and all the Philistine officials, with about 3,000 men and women on the roof watching Samson while he was entertaining them.read more.
Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes." Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left. Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He strained with all his strength until the building collapsed on the officials and every person in it. As a result, the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime.

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Brass » Made into » Pillars

1 Kings 7:15-16

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits. He also crafted two capitals of cast bronze and set them on top of the pillars. The height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Iron » Made into » Pillars

Jeremiah 1:18

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

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

Jeremiah 1:18

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Pillars » The vail and hangings of the tabernacle supported by

Exodus 36:38

and five pillars of acacia along with their hooks. He overlaid their tops and their bands with gold. Their five sockets were made of bronze.

Exodus 36:36

He made four pillars of acacia for it and overlaid them with gold, along with their gold hooks, and he cast four silver sockets for them.

Exodus 26:32

You are to hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, which have hooks of gold, and are set on four sockets of silver.

Pillars » Illustrative of » Stability of Christ

Revelation 10:1

Then I saw another powerful angel come down from heaven. He was dressed in a cloud, and there was a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs were like columns of fire.

Song of Songs 5:15

His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice like its cedars.

Pillars » Of memorial » To commemorate remarkable events

Exodus 24:4

So Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He got up early in the morning and built an altar with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.

Joshua 4:24

Do this so that all of the people of the earth may know how strong the power of the LORD is, and so that you may fear the LORD your God every day."

Joshua 4:20

Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal.

Pillars » Of memorial » In honor of idols

Deuteronomy 7:5

This is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, break their pillars, cut down their ritual pillars, and burn their carved idols in fire,

Pillars » Illustrative of » Ministers

Jeremiah 1:18

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Galatians 2:9

So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Pillars » Of memorial » To witness vows

Genesis 28:18

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the stone that he had used for his pillow, set it up as a pillar, drenched it with oil,

Genesis 31:13

I am the God of Bethel, the place where you consecrated that stone and made a vow to me. Now get up, leave this territory, and return to your native land.'"

Pillars » Of memorial » Often anointed

Genesis 28:18

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the stone that he had used for his pillow, set it up as a pillar, drenched it with oil,

Genesis 31:13

I am the God of Bethel, the place where you consecrated that stone and made a vow to me. Now get up, leave this territory, and return to your native land.'"

Pillars » Of memorial » Sometimes of a heap of stones

Joshua 4:20

Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal.

Joshua 4:8-9

The Israelis did just as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River just as the LORD had spoken to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the Israelis, and they carried them over to where they would be pitching camp, and they put them down there. Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan River at the location where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had been standing, and they remain there to this day.

Pillars » Illustrative of » Stability of the earth

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Psalm 75:3

While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude

Pillars » Made of » Silver

Song of Songs 3:10

He made its posts of silver, its back of gold. Its seat was purple, and its interior was lovingly inlaid by the young women of Jerusalem.

Pillars » Illustrative of » Saints who overcome in Christ

Revelation 3:12

I will make the one who conquers to become a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God), and my own new name.

Pillars » The divine glory appeared to israel in the form of

Exodus 13:21-22

The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

Pillars » Two, placed in the temple porch

1 Kings 7:15-21

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits. He also crafted two capitals of cast bronze and set them on top of the pillars. The height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits. A network of latticework on top of the pillars was inlaid with ornamental wreaths and chains, the top of each pillar containing seven groups of ornamental structures. read more.
The pillars contained two rows of ornaments shaped like pomegranates around the latticework covering the top of each pillar. The capitals on top of each pillar above the rounded latticework contained four cubits of lily designs, with the capitals on the two pillars covered by 200 pomegranates in rows around both the capitals above and adjoining the rounded latticework. That's how he designed the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary. When he set up the right pillar, he named it Jachin. When he set up the left pillar, he named it Boaz.

Pillars » Illustrative of » The church

Pillars » Of memorial » To perpetuate names

2 Samuel 18:18

While Absalom had been living, he had erected a pillar as a monument to himself in King's Valley because he had been telling himself, "I don't have a son to carry on my family name." So he named the pillar after himself it's called Absalom's Monument even today.

Pillars » Of memorial » To mark the graves of the dead

Genesis 35:20

Jacob erected a pillar over her grave, and that pillar stands over Rachel's grave to this day.

Pillars » Of memorial » Sometimes of a single stone

Genesis 28:18

When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the stone that he had used for his pillow, set it up as a pillar, drenched it with oil,

Pillars » Of memorial » To witness covenants

Genesis 31:52

This stack is a witness, and so is this pillar, reminding me not to cross beyond this stack of stones, and reminding you not to pass by this stack in my direction, intending to cause harm.

Pillars » Made of » Wood

1 Kings 10:12

The king used the algum wood to have supports made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood has ever come again or even been seen since right to this day.

Pillars » Made of » Iron

Jeremiah 1:18

"As for me, today I'm making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Pillars » Lot's wife became a pillar of salt

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Pillars » Things raised up as memorials

Genesis 31:51

"Look!" Laban added, "Here is the stack of stones and here is the pillar that I've set up between you and me.

Pillars » Made of » Brass

1 Kings 7:15

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.

Pillars » The supports of a building

Judges 16:29

Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left.

Pillars » Made of » Marble

Esther 1:6

There were curtains of white and blue linen tied with cords of fine linen and purple material to silver rings on marble columns. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other precious stones.

Pillars » Illustrative of » Stability of the heavens

Job 26:11

The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.

Pillars » Of memorial » Often had inscriptions

Job 19:24

using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever.

Samson » Blinded » By philistines » Pillars

Hebrews 11:32

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets.

Judges 16:21-31

Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison. But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved off. Some time later, the Philistine officials got together to present a magnificent sacrifice to their god Dagon, and to throw a party, because they were claiming, "Our god has given Samson into our control!" read more.
When the people saw Samson, they praised their god, claiming: Our god has given our enemy into our control; the one who was destroying our land, and who has killed many of us. Because they all got good and drunk, they ordered, "Go get Samson, so he can entertain us." So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them while they made him stand between the pillars. Then Samson told the young man who had been leading him around by the hand, "Let me touch and feel the pillars on which this building rests, and I'll support myself against them." Now the building was full of men, women, and all the Philistine officials, with about 3,000 men and women on the roof watching Samson while he was entertaining them. Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes." Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left. Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He strained with all his strength until the building collapsed on the officials and every person in it. As a result, the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime. Afterwards, his brothers and his father's household servants came down, took him, brought him back, and buried him in his father Manoah's tomb between Zorah and Eshtaol. He had governed Israel for 20 years.

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Dimensions Of Pillars

1 Kings 7:15

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.

Metaphorical Pillars

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Pillars For Ezekiel's Temple

Ezekiel 41:1

Next he brought me to the Temple and measured its door jambs at six cubits wide on each side of the structure.

Pillars For Solomon's Temple

1 Kings 7:15-22

He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.

Pillars For The Tabernacle

Exodus 35:11

the tent, its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets,

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