'Precious' in the Bible
because you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD chose to make you his precious possession from among all the nations of the earth."
Then Saul said, "I've wronged you. Return, my son David, for I won't harm you again because my life was precious to you today. Look, I've acted foolishly and have made a very great mistake."
He confiscated the crown of their king from his head it weighed one talent in gold and was set with precious stones and it was placed on David's head. He confiscated a great amount of war booty that had been plundered from the city,
She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, a vast quantity of spices, and precious stones. No spices ever came again that were comparable to those that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
Hiram's ships that brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir lots of algum wood and precious stones.
Then the king tried yet again! The king sent a third company of 50 soldiers along with their leader. The third leader went up the hill, approached Elijah, fell on his knees in front of him, and begged him, "Hey, man of God, please treat my life and the lives of these servants of yours as precious!
Look how fire fell from heaven and devoured the two other companies of 50 soldiers, along with their captains, but now please treat me as if my life were precious!"
Hezekiah listened to the entourage and showed them his entire treasury, including the silver, gold, and spices, the precious oil, his armory, and everything that was inventoried in his treasuries. There was nothing in his household or in his holdings that Hezekiah did not show them.
David confiscated the crown of their king from his head, and found that its weight was a talent in gold. A precious stone had been set in it, and it was placed on David's head. He also confiscated a great amount of war booty that had been plundered from the city,
To the extent that I have been able to do so, I have provided supplies for the Temple of my God, including gold for what is to be made of gold, silver for what is to be made of silver, bronze for what is to be made of bronze, iron for what is to be made of iron, wood for what is to be made of wood, and great quantities of onyx, precious stones, antimony, colored stones, all types of other semi-precious stones, and plenty of marble.
Whoever owned precious stones gave them to the treasury of the Temple of the LORD, in care of Jehiel the Gershonite.
The Temple was adorned with precious stones, including gold from the Orient.
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, a vast quantity of spices, and precious stones. There were no spices comparable to those that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
Hiram's servants and Solomon's servants, who brought gold from Ophir, also presented algum wood and other precious stones.
Hezekiah received immense wealth and honor. He built treasuries for himself to store silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all sorts of valuable items,
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.
It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire.
Protect me as the most precious part of the eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings
Deliver me from the sword; my precious life from the power of the dog.
LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.
How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.
It is like precious oil on the head, descending to the beard even to Aaron's beard and flowing down to the edge of his robes.
She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.
because the price of a whore is a loaf of bread, and an adulterous woman stalks a man's precious life.
because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."
What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
There is an abundance of gold and precious stones, but lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
Precious treasures and oil are found where the wise live, but a foolish man devours them.
therefore this is what the LORD God says: "Look! I am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation: Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily.
Hezekiah was delighted with them, and showed them everything in his treasure-houses the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oils, his entire armory, and everything found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.
Since you're precious in my sight and honored, and because I love you, I'm giving up people in your place, and nations in exchange for your life."
And I'll make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
Though the precious people of Zion were like fine gold, how they are valued like clay vessels, the handiwork of a potter!
Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk. Their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their beards like the color of precious stones.
There's a conspiracy of prophets within her, and like a roaring lion tearing its prey, they've devoured people, and confiscated treasures, and taken precious things. They've added to the population of widows within her.
"Son of Man, pay attention! I'm about to take away your most precious treasure with a single, fatal stroke, but you are not to mourn, weep, nor even let tears well up in your eyes.
Traders from Sheba and Raamah paid for the best of what you had to offer with all types of spices, precious stones, and gold.
You used to be in Eden God's paradise! You wore precious stones for clothing: ruby, topaz, diamond, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and carbuncle. Your settings were crafted in gold, along with your engravings. On the day of your creation they had been prepared!
since you took my silver and gold, carried my precious treasures into your temples,
So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.
but with the precious blood of the Messiah, like that of a lamb without blemish or defect.
As you come to him, the living stone who was rejected by people but was chosen and precious in God's sight,
This is why it says in Scripture: "Look! I am laying a chosen, precious cornerstone in Zion. The one who believes in him will never be ashamed."
Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.