Precious Stones

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1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

1 Chronicles 20:2

David took their king's crown from off his head and found that it weighed a talent of gold and that precious stones were in it. It was set upon David's head. He brought also very much spoil out of the city of Rabbah.

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.

Daniel 11:38

But in their place he shall honor the god of fortresses; a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold and silver, with precious stones, and with pleasant and expensive things.

1 Corinthians 3:12

But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

Revelation 18:12

Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Exodus 28:19

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Isaiah 54:12

And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram (Syria or Mesopotamia) and Edom traded with you because of the multitude of the wares of your making. They exchanged for your merchandise emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and agate or rubies.

Exodus 39:12

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:13

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.

Ezekiel 1:16

As to the appearance of the wheels and their construction: in appearance they gleamed like chrysolite; and the four were formed alike, and their construction work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:9

And I looked and behold, there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like sparkling chrysolite.

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Exodus 39:10

And they set in it four rows of stones; a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle made the first row;

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Job 28:17

Gold and glass cannot equal [Wisdom], nor can it be exchanged for jewels or vessels of fine gold.

Ezekiel 1:22

Over the head of the [combined] living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, looking like the terrible and awesome [dazzling of shining] crystal or ice stretched across the expanse of sky over their heads.

Exodus 28:18

The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond [so called at that time];

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen or stylus of iron and with the point of a diamond; it is engraved on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars,

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Exodus 39:11

The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Genesis 2:12

The gold of that land is of high quality; bdellium (pearl?) and onyx stone are there.

Exodus 25:7

Onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and in the breastplate.

Job 28:16

It cannot be valued in [terms of] the gold of Ophir, in the precious onyx or beryl, or the sapphire.

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.

Proverbs 8:11

For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Exodus 24:10

And they saw the God of Israel [that is, a convincing manifestation of His presence], and under His feet it was like pavement of bright sapphire stone, like the very heavens in clearness.

Ezekiel 1:26

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne in appearance like a sapphire stone, and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with the appearance of a Man.

Ezekiel 10:1

Then I looked and behold, in the firmament that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something looking like a sapphire stone, in form resembling a throne.

Job 28:19

The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.

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Ezekiel 27:16

Aram (Syria or Mesopotamia) and Edom traded with you because of the multitude of the wares of your making. They exchanged for your merchandise emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and agate or rubies.

Revelation 18:12

Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Ezekiel 28:16

Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 27:22

The merchants of Sheba and Raamah [in Arabia] traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the choicest of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold.

Precious stones » General references to

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Revelation 18:12

Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

1 Chronicles 20:2

David took their king's crown from off his head and found that it weighed a talent of gold and that precious stones were in it. It was set upon David's head. He brought also very much spoil out of the city of Rabbah.

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Names of » Onyx

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:13

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Exodus 25:7

Onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and in the breastplate.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

More verses: Job 28:16 Genesis 2:12

Precious stones » Pearls » Sapphire

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Exodus 24:10

And they saw the God of Israel [that is, a convincing manifestation of His presence], and under His feet it was like pavement of bright sapphire stone, like the very heavens in clearness.

Ezekiel 1:26

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne in appearance like a sapphire stone, and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with the appearance of a Man.

Ezekiel 10:1

Then I looked and behold, in the firmament that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something looking like a sapphire stone, in form resembling a throne.

More verses: Exodus 28:18 Job 28:16

Precious stones » Names of » Beryl

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Song of Songs 5:14

His hands are like rods of gold set with [nails of] beryl or topaz. His body is a figure of bright ivory overlaid with [veins of] sapphires.

Ezekiel 1:16

As to the appearance of the wheels and their construction: in appearance they gleamed like chrysolite; and the four were formed alike, and their construction work was as it were a wheel within a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:9

And I looked and behold, there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like sparkling chrysolite.

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

More verses: Exodus 39:13

Precious stones » Names of » Emeralds

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram (Syria or Mesopotamia) and Edom traded with you because of the multitude of the wares of your making. They exchanged for your merchandise emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and agate or rubies.

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Exodus 28:18

The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond [so called at that time];

More verses: Exodus 39:11

Precious stones » Names of » Jasper

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:13

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Pearls » Sardius

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Exodus 39:10

And they set in it four rows of stones; a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle made the first row;

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Precious stones » Pearls » Topaz

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Job 28:19

The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Precious stones » Pearls » Rubies

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.

Proverbs 8:11

For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Jasper

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Names of » Amethyst

Exodus 28:19

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Exodus 39:12

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Diamond

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Exodus 28:18

The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond [so called at that time];

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen or stylus of iron and with the point of a diamond; it is engraved on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars,

Precious stones » Names of » Diamonds

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Exodus 28:18

The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond [so called at that time];

Jeremiah 17:1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen or stylus of iron and with the point of a diamond; it is engraved on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars,

Precious stones » Names of » Crystal

Ezekiel 1:22

Over the head of the [combined] living creature there was the likeness of a firmament, looking like the terrible and awesome [dazzling of shining] crystal or ice stretched across the expanse of sky over their heads.

Job 28:17

Gold and glass cannot equal [Wisdom], nor can it be exchanged for jewels or vessels of fine gold.

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Names of » Agate

Exodus 28:19

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Isaiah 54:12

And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram (Syria or Mesopotamia) and Edom traded with you because of the multitude of the wares of your making. They exchanged for your merchandise emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and agate or rubies.

Precious stones » Art of engraving upon, early known to the jews

Exodus 28:11

With the work of a stone engraver, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel. You shall have them set in sockets or rosettes of gold.

Exodus 28:21

And the stones shall be twelve, according to the names of the sons of Israel, like the engravings of a signet, each with its name for the twelve tribes.

Exodus 28:9

And you shall take two onyx or beryl stones and engrave on them the names of the twelve sons of Israel;

Precious stones » Brilliant and glittering

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Called » Precious jewels

2 Chronicles 20:25

When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil, they found among them much cattle, goods, garments, and precious things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away, so much they were three days in gathering the spoil.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all].

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Jacinth

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Revelation 9:17

And in [my] vision the horses and their riders appeared to me like this: the riders wore breastplates the color of fiery red and sapphire blue and sulphur (brimstone) yellow. The heads of the horses looked like lions' heads, and from their mouths there poured fire and smoke and sulphur (brimstone).

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Seductive splendor and false glory of the apostacy

Revelation 18:16

Alas, alas for the great city that was robed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked and glittering with gold, with precious stones, and with pearls!

Revelation 17:4

The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Saints

Malachi 3:17

And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.

1 Corinthians 3:12

But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

Precious stones » Used for » Adorning the breastplate of judgment

Exodus 28:17-20

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row; The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond [so called at that time]; The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; read more.
And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:10-14

And they set in it four rows of stones; a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle made the first row; The second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; read more.
And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree. There were twelve stones with their names according to those of the sons of Israel, engraved like a signet, each with its name, according to the twelve tribes.

Precious stones » Brought from ophir

1 Kings 10:11

The navy also of Hiram brought from Ophir gold and a great plenty of almug (algum) wood and precious stones.

2 Chronicles 9:10

The servants of Huram and [those] of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious stones.

Precious stones » Extensive commerce in

Revelation 18:12

Their merchandise is of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; of fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet [stuffs]; all kinds of scented wood, all sorts of articles of ivory, all varieties of objects of costly woods, bronze, iron, and marble;

Ezekiel 27:22

The merchants of Sheba and Raamah [in Arabia] traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the choicest of all kinds of spices and all precious stones and gold.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Amethyst

Exodus 28:19

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Emerald

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram (Syria or Mesopotamia) and Edom traded with you because of the multitude of the wares of your making. They exchanged for your merchandise emeralds, purple, embroidered work, fine linen, coral, and agate or rubies.

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Beryl

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Daniel 10:6

His body also was [a golden luster] like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and his feet like glowing burnished bronze, and the sound of his words was like the noise of a multitude [of people or the roaring of the sea].

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Sardine or sardius

Revelation 4:3

And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Precious stones » Called » Stones of fire

Ezekiel 28:16

Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:14

You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai].

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Pearl

Matthew 13:45-46

Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Topaz

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Job 28:19

The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Ruby

Lamentations 4:7

[In physical appearance] her princes were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; they were more ruddy in body than rubies or corals, their shapely figures [suggested a carefully cut] sapphire.

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.

Precious stones » Called » Jewels

Ezekiel 16:12

And I put a ring on your nostril and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown upon your head!

Precious stones » Often given as presents

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

1 Kings 10:10

And she gave the king 120 talents of gold and of spices a very great store and precious stones. Never again came such abundance of spices as these the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Carbuncle

Isaiah 54:12

And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Sapphire

Exodus 24:10

And they saw the God of Israel [that is, a convincing manifestation of His presence], and under His feet it was like pavement of bright sapphire stone, like the very heavens in clearness.

Ezekiel 1:26

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne in appearance like a sapphire stone, and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with the appearance of a Man.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Agate

Exodus 28:19

The third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Isaiah 54:12

And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

Precious stones » Names of » Carbuncle

Exodus 39:10

And they set in it four rows of stones; a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle made the first row;

Exodus 28:17

You shall set in it four rows of stones: a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle shall be the first row;

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Preciousness of Christ

1 Peter 2:6

For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen ( honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be disappointed or put to shame.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away [in sudden panic].

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Onyx

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Job 28:16

It cannot be valued in [terms of] the gold of Ophir, in the precious onyx or beryl, or the sapphire.

Precious stones » Used for » Setting in seals and rings

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, bathed in milk and fitly set.

Precious stones » A part of the treasure of kings

2 Chronicles 32:27

And Hezekiah had very great wealth and honor, and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all kinds of attractive vessels,

Precious stones » Called » Stones to be set

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Precious stones » Prepared by » David » For the temple

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Precious stones » diversity » Colors

1 Chronicles 29:2

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Precious stones » Given by chief men for the temple

1 Chronicles 29:8

And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Chrysoprasus

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Chalcedony

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Chrysolyte

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Sardonyx

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Stability of heavenly jerusalem

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Glory of heavenly jerusalem

Revelation 21:11

Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Worldly glory of nations

Ezekiel 28:13-16

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai]. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity and guilt were found in you. read more.
Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.

Precious stones » Used for » Adorning the temple

2 Chronicles 3:6

And he adorned the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

Precious stones » Names of » Chrysoprasus

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Names of » Chalcedony

Revelation 21:19

The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Names of » Chrysolite

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Names of » Jacinth

Revelation 21:20

The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Beauty and stability of the church

Isaiah 54:11-12

O you afflicted [city], storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires. And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones.

Precious stones » Used for » Ornamenting royal crowns

2 Samuel 12:30

And he took the crown of their king [of Malcham] from his head; the weight of it was a talent of gold, and in it were precious stones; and it was set on David's head. And he brought forth exceedingly much spoil from the city.

Precious stones » Brought from sheba

1 Kings 10:1-2

When the queen of Sheba heard of [the constant connection of] the fame of Solomon with the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions (problems and riddles). She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

Precious stones » Used for » Decorating the person

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Precious stones » Highly prized by the ancients

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.

Precious stones » Used for » Adorning the high priest's ephod

Exodus 28:12

And you shall put the two stones upon the [two] shoulder straps of the ephod [of the high priest] as memorial stones for Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names upon his two shoulders as a memorial before the Lord.

Precious stones » Used for » Honoring idols

Daniel 11:38

But in their place he shall honor the god of fortresses; a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold and silver, with precious stones, and with pleasant and expensive things.

Precious stones » Art of setting, known to the jews

Exodus 28:20

And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Precious stones » Given by the jews for the tabernacle

Exodus 25:7

Onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and in the breastplate.

Precious stones » Dug out of the earth

Job 28:5-6

As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath [its surface, down deep in the mine] there is blasting, turning it up as by fire. Its stones are the bed of sapphires; it holds dust of gold [which he wins].

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Coral

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

Treasure » A thing of highly-estimated value » Precious stones

1 Chronicles 29:8

And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.