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38 Bible Verses about Precious Stones

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1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

1 Chronicles 20:2

Then David took the crown from the head of their king, and it was placed on David’s head. He found that the crown weighed 75 pounds of gold, and there was a precious stone in it. In addition, David took away a large quantity of plunder from the city.

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.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.

Daniel 11:38

Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses—a god his fathers did not know—with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.

1 Corinthians 3:12

If anyone builds on that foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw,

Revelation 18:12

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;

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Exodus 28:19

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

Isaiah 54:12

I will make your fortifications out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise.

Exodus 39:12

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

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Exodus 39:13

and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were surrounded with gold filigree in their settings.

Ezekiel 1:16

The appearance of the wheels and their craftsmanship was like the gleam of beryl, and all four had the same form. Their appearance and craftsmanship was like a wheel within a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:9

I looked, and there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. The luster of the wheels was like the gleam of beryl.

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Exodus 39:10

They mounted four rows of gemstones on it. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Revelation 21:19

The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Job 28:17

Gold and glass do not compare with it,
and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

Ezekiel 1:22

The shape of an expanse, with a gleam like awe-inspiring crystal, was spread out over the heads of the living creatures.

Exodus 28:18

the second row,
a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

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,

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Exodus 39:11

the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Genesis 2:12

Gold from that land is pure; bdellium and onyx are also there.

Exodus 25:7

and onyx along with other gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.

Job 28:16

Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.

Job 28:18

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than jewels,
and nothing desirable can compare with it.

Exodus 24:10

and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath His feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire stone, as clear as the sky itself.

Ezekiel 1:26

The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above.

Ezekiel 10:1

Then I looked, and there above the expanse over the heads of the cherubim was something like sapphire stone resembling the shape of a throne that appeared above them.

Job 28:19

Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it,
and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

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Ezekiel 27:16

Aram was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise.

Revelation 18:12

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;

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Ezekiel 28:16

Through the abundance of your trade,
you were filled with violence, and you sinned.
So I expelled you in disgrace
from the mountain of God,
and banished you, guardian cherub,
from among the fiery stones.

Ezekiel 27:22

The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you. They exchanged gold, the best of all spices, and all kinds of precious stones for your merchandise.

Precious stones » General references to

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.

Revelation 18:12

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;

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

1 Chronicles 20:2

Then David took the crown from the head of their king, and it was placed on David’s head. He found that the crown weighed 75 pounds of gold, and there was a precious stone in it. In addition, David took away a large quantity of plunder from the city.

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Precious stones » Names of » Onyx

Exodus 28:20

and the fourth row,
a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.They should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Exodus 39:13

and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were surrounded with gold filigree in their settings.

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.

Exodus 25:7

and onyx along with other gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

More verses: Job 28:16 Genesis 2:12

Precious stones » Pearls » Sapphire

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Revelation 21:19

The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Exodus 24:10

and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath His feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire stone, as clear as the sky itself.

Ezekiel 1:26

The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above.

Ezekiel 10:1

Then I looked, and there above the expanse over the heads of the cherubim was something like sapphire stone resembling the shape of a throne that appeared above them.

More verses: Exodus 28:18 Job 28:16

Precious stones » Names of » Beryl

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl,
the ninth topaz,
the tenth chrysoprase,
the eleventh jacinth,
the twelfth amethyst.

Song of Songs 5:14

His arms are rods of gold
set with topaz.
His body is an ivory panel
covered with sapphires.

Ezekiel 1:16

The appearance of the wheels and their craftsmanship was like the gleam of beryl, and all four had the same form. Their appearance and craftsmanship was like a wheel within a wheel.

Ezekiel 10:9

I looked, and there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside each cherub. The luster of the wheels was like the gleam of beryl.

Exodus 28:20

and the fourth row,
a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.They should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

More verses: Exodus 39:13

Precious stones » Names of » Emeralds

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise.

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Revelation 21:19

The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Exodus 28:18

the second row,
a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

More verses: Exodus 39:11

Precious stones » Names of » Jasper

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Exodus 28:20

and the fourth row,
a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.They should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Exodus 39:13

and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were surrounded with gold filigree in their settings.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Precious stones » Pearls » Sardius

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl,
the ninth topaz,
the tenth chrysoprase,
the eleventh jacinth,
the twelfth amethyst.

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Exodus 39:10

They mounted four rows of gemstones on it. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Precious stones » Pearls » Topaz

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Job 28:19

Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it,
and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

Precious stones » Pearls » Rubies

Job 28:18

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than jewels,
and nothing desirable can compare with it.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Jasper

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Revelation 21:19

The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright 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 sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Exodus 28:18

the second row,
a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

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,

Precious stones » Names of » Diamonds

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Exodus 28:18

the second row,
a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

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,

Precious stones » Names of » Crystal

Ezekiel 1:22

The shape of an expanse, with a gleam like awe-inspiring crystal, was spread out over the heads of the living creatures.

Job 28:17

Gold and glass do not compare with it,
and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Precious stones » Names of » Agate

Exodus 28:19

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

Isaiah 54:12

I will make your fortifications out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.

Ezekiel 27:16

Aram was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise.

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

Exodus 28:11

Engrave the two stones with the names of Israel’s sons as a gem cutter engraves a seal. Mount them, surrounded with gold filigree settings.

Exodus 28:21

The 12 stones are to correspond to the names of Israel’s sons. Each stone must be engraved like a seal, with one of the names of the 12 tribes.

Exodus 28:9

“Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of Israel’s sons:

Precious stones » Brilliant and glittering

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.

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Precious stones » Called » Precious jewels

2 Chronicles 20:25

Then Jehoshaphat and his people went to gather the plunder. They found among them an abundance of goods on the bodies and valuable items. So they stripped them until nobody could carry any more. They were gathering the plunder for three days because there was so much.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of jewels,
but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Jacinth

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl,
the ninth topaz,
the tenth chrysoprase,
the eleventh jacinth,
the twelfth amethyst.

Revelation 9:17

This is how I saw the horses in my vision: The horsemen had breastplates that were fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow. The heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and from their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur.

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

Revelation 18:16

saying:Woe, woe, the great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet,
adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls,

Revelation 17:4

The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She had a gold cup in her hand filled with everything vile and with the impurities of her prostitution.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Saints

Malachi 3:17

“They will be Mine,” says the Lord of Hosts, “a special possession on the day I am preparing. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.

1 Corinthians 3:12

If anyone builds on that foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw,

Precious stones » Used for » Adorning the breastplate of judgment

Exodus 28:17-20

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones: The first row should be a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald; the second row, a turquoise, 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 should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Exodus 39:10-14

They mounted four rows of gemstones on it. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald; the second row, a turquoise, 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 surrounded with gold filigree in their settings. The 12 stones corresponded to the names of Israel's sons. Each stone was engraved like a seal with one of the names of the 12 tribes.

Precious stones » Brought from ophir

1 Kings 10:11

In addition, Hiram’s fleet that carried gold from Ophir brought from Ophir a large quantity of almug wood and precious stones.

2 Chronicles 9:10

In addition, Hiram’s servants and Solomon’s servants who brought gold from Ophir also brought algum wood and precious stones.

Precious stones » Extensive commerce in

Revelation 18:12

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;

Ezekiel 27:22

The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you. They exchanged gold, the best of all spices, and all kinds of precious stones for your merchandise.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Amethyst

Exodus 28:19

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

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 was your trading partner because of your numerous products. They exchanged turquoise, purple and embroidered cloth, fine linen, coral, and rubies for your merchandise.

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Beryl

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl,
the ninth topaz,
the tenth chrysoprase,
the eleventh jacinth,
the twelfth amethyst.

Daniel 10:6

His body was like topaz, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Sardine or sardius

Revelation 4:3

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Precious stones » Called » Stones of fire

Ezekiel 28:16

Through the abundance of your trade,
you were filled with violence, and you sinned.
So I expelled you in disgrace
from the mountain of God,
and banished you, guardian cherub,
from among the fiery stones.

Ezekiel 28:14

You were an anointed guardian cherub,
for I had appointed you.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Pearl

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.

Job 28:18

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Topaz

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl,
the ninth topaz,
the tenth chrysoprase,
the eleventh jacinth,
the twelfth amethyst.

Job 28:19

Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it,
and it cannot be valued in pure gold.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Ruby

Lamentations 4:7

?ZayinHer dignitaries were brighter than snow,
whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
their appearance like sapphire.

Job 28:18

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Precious stones » Called » Jewels

Ezekiel 16:12

I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.

Precious stones » Often given as presents

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

1 Kings 10:10

Then she gave the king four and a half tons of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones. Never again did such a quantity of spices arrive as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Carbuncle

Isaiah 54:12

I will make your fortifications out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Sapphire

Exodus 24:10

and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath His feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire stone, as clear as the sky itself.

Ezekiel 1:26

The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Agate

Exodus 28:19

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

Isaiah 54:12

I will make your fortifications out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.

Precious stones » Names of » Carbuncle

Exodus 39:10

They mounted four rows of gemstones on it. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Exodus 28:17

Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones:The first row should be
a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Preciousness of Christ

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Onyx

Exodus 28:20

and the fourth row,
a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.They should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Job 28:16

Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.

Precious stones » Used for » Setting in seals and rings

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves
beside streams of water,
washed in milk
and set like jewels.

Precious stones » A part of the treasure of kings

2 Chronicles 32:27

Hezekiah had abundant riches and glory, and he made himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and every desirable item.

Precious stones » Called » Stones to be set

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.

Precious stones » Prepared by » David » For the temple

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.

Precious stones » diversity » Colors

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.

Precious stones » Given by chief men for the temple

1 Chronicles 29:8

Whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the Lord’s house under the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Chrysoprasus

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Chrysolyte

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Glory of heavenly jerusalem

Revelation 21:11

arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a very precious stone, like a jasper stone, bright as crystal.

Precious stones » Illustrative of » Worldly glory of nations

Ezekiel 28:13-16

You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold; they were prepared on the day you were created. You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones. From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you. read more.
Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.

Precious stones » Used for » Adorning the temple

2 Chronicles 3:6

He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.

Precious stones » Names of » Chrysoprasus

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone:the first foundation jasper,
the second sapphire,
the third chalcedony,
the fourth emerald,

Precious stones » Names of » Chrysolite

Revelation 21:20

the fifth sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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 sardonyx,
the sixth carnelian,
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

"Poor [Jerusalem], storm-tossed, and not comforted, I will set your stones in black mortar, and lay your foundations in sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling stones, and all your walls of precious stones.

Precious stones » Used for » Ornamenting royal crowns

2 Samuel 12:30

He took the crown from the head of their king, and it was placed on David’s head. The crown weighed 75 pounds of gold, and it had a precious stone in it. In addition, David took away a large quantity of plunder from the city.

Precious stones » Brought from sheba

1 Kings 10:1-2

The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's fame connected with the name of the Lord and came to test him with difficult questions. She came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

Precious stones » Used for » Decorating the person

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Precious stones » Highly prized by the ancients

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.

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

Exodus 28:12

Fasten both stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the Israelites. Aaron will carry their names on his two shoulders before the Lord as a reminder.

Precious stones » Used for » Honoring idols

Daniel 11:38

Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses—a god his fathers did not know—with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.

Precious stones » Art of setting, known to the jews

Exodus 28:20

and the fourth row,
a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.They should be adorned with gold filigree in their settings.

Precious stones » Given by the jews for the tabernacle

Exodus 25:7

and onyx along with other gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.

Precious stones » Dug out of the earth

Job 28:5-6

Food may come from the earth, but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire. Its rocks are a source of sapphire, containing flecks of gold.

Precious stones » Mentioned in scripture » Coral

Job 28:18

Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

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

1 Chronicles 29:8

Whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the Lord’s house under the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.

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