'Stones' in the Bible
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.
"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.
If you make an altar of stone for me, you must not build it of cut stones, because if you strike it with your chisel, you will profane it.
You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.
and onyx stones, stones for setting on the ephod and the breast piece.
You are to take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them,
With work like a jeweler engraves on a signet, you are to inscribe the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel, and you are to mount them in settings of gold filigree.
You are to put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance representing the sons of Israel, and Aaron is to carry their names into the LORD's presence on his two shoulders as a memorial.
You are to mount on it a setting for four rows of stones. The first row is to contain carnelian, topaz, and emerald;
The stones are to correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names. They are to be engraved like a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
and for cutting stones to set them, for carving wood, and for doing all kinds of craftsmanship.
onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and the breast piece.
The leaders brought onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod and the breast piece,
to cut stones for setting, to carve wood, and to engage in all kinds of artistic work.
They prepared the onyx stones, engraved with the names of the sons of Israel like the engraving on a signet, and mounted them in settings of gold filigree.
He put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.
They mounted on it four rows of stones. The first row was a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald;
The stones corresponded to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names, with the engraving of a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
then the priest is to command that they take out the contaminated stones and discard them in an unclean place outside the city.
They are then to take other stones and bring them to replace those stones. Lastly, they are to replaster the house."
"If the contagion returns and spreads throughout the house after the stones have been removed, after the house has been scraped out, and after it has been re-coated,
He is to pull down the house, its stones, its lumber, and all the plaster on the house, and discard them in an unclean place outside the city.
"Tell the Israelis that when an Israeli or a resident alien who lives in Israel offers his child to Molech, he is certainly to be put to death. The people who live in the land are to stone him with stones.
So the whole community brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones so that he died, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
There you'll serve gods made by human hands, serving trees and stones that cannot see, hear, eat, nor smell.
So I made a chest out of acacia wood and chiseled two tablets of stones just like the first ones. Then I went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
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.
"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.
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.
Inscribe on the stones plainly and distinctly all the words of this Law."
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.'"
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.
Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal.
Then he told the Israelis, "When your descendants ask their parents in years to come, "What is the meaning of these stones?'
Joshua announced, "Why did you bring trouble to us? Today the LORD is bringing trouble to you!" So all Israel stoned him to death, incinerated them, and buried them with stones,
He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until dusk, and at sunset Joshua ordered his body brought down from the tree and laid at the entrance to the gate of the town. There he raised over it a large mound of stones, which stands there to this day.
just the way Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelis in the Book of the Law of Moses: ""an altar of uncut stones that hasn't been worked with iron tools"" and they offered burnt offerings to the LORD on it, along with peace offerings.
There Joshua inscribed on stones a copy of the Law of Moses that Moses had presented to the Israelis.
So Joshua gave an order, "Roll large stones up against the mouth of the cave and assign men to stand guard there,
When evening had come, Joshua gave a command to remove the bodies from the gallows and bury them in the cave where they had hidden. The army sealed the mouth of the cave with large stones that remain there to this very day.
He took his staff in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook and put them in the pouch in his shepherd's bag. He approached the Philistine with his sling in his hand.
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,
The king specified that large, expensive stones be quarried so the foundation of the Temple could be laid with cut stones.
All of these were made with expensive stones, pre-cut according to specifications, hand-sawed inside and out from the foundation to the coping, including from inside to the great court.
The foundation was made of expensive stone, including large stones ten cubits long and stones eight cubits long.
Above these were expensive stones cut according to specifications, and cedar.
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.
The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.
so King Asa published a proclamation throughout Judah (no one was left out) and they carried away the stones and timber with which Baasha had been fortifying Judah. King Asa used them to fortify Geba in Benjamin and Mizpah.
Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes of Jacob's descendants, to whom the message from the LORD had come that "Israel is to be your name."
So Elijah used the stones to build an altar to the name of the LORD. But then he dug a trench around the altar large enough to hold two measures of seed.
Right then the LORD's fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, the dust, and even the water that was in the trench!
So he looked around, and there near his head was a muffin sitting on top of some heated stones, along with a jar of water. Elijah ate and drank and then lay down again.
Then you are to attack every fortified city and every significant city. Cut down every significant tree, fill in all of the water springs, and ruin every prime piece of land with stones."
They destroyed their cities, and all of them threw stones onto every piece of farm land, ruining the fields. Then they filled in all the water wells and chopped down all of the useful trees. Stone walls remained surrounding Kir-hareseth only, until the archers surrounded and attacked that city.
Furthermore, he even broke down the altar that had been at Bethel as well as the high place constructed by Nebat's son Jeroboam, who had caused Israel to sin. He demolished its stones, pulverized them to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Equipped as archers, they could use both their right and left hands to shoot arrows and hurl stones. As descendants of Benjamin, they were Saul's relatives.
David subsequently issued orders to conscript the resident aliens who lived in the land of Israel and appointed stonecutters to prepare stones for building a temple for God.
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 king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and made cedar trees as plentiful as sycamore trees that grow in the Shephelah.
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.
The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.
Then King Asa brought his entire army of Judah to carry away the building stones and the timber that Baasha had been using to surround Ramah, and he used those materials to fortify Geba and Mizpah.
In addition, Uzziah equipped the entire army with shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows, and stones for use in slings.
He also had various siege engines built by skilled designers and placed them on the towers and on the corner ramparts that could fire arrows and very large stones. His reputation spread far and wide, and he was marvelously assisted until he grew very strong.
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,
This is to inform the king that we traveled to the Temple of the great God in the Judean province, which is being built with large stones and reinforced with wooden beams in its walls. The work proceeds diligently and is in capable hands.
He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"
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.
For you'll have a pact with the stones in the field; and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
Its roots weave around a pile of stones, seeking to entrench itself among the rocks.
Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that!
Bury your gold nuggets in the dust, and your source of gold among the stones in a streambed,
They move boundary stones, steal flocks, and pasture them.
Arrows won't make him flee; stones from a sling are only pebbles to him.
Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.
There is an abundance of gold and precious stones, but lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
a time to scatter stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Your neck is like the tower of David, built with rows of stones. A thousand shields are hung upon it, all the shields of the warriors.
He plowed its land and cleared it of stones. Then he planted it with the choicest vines, built a watchtower in the middle of it, and dug a wine vat in it; He expected it to produce good grapes, but it produced only wild ones."
"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamore trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.'
By this, then, Jacob's guilt will be atoned for, and this will be the full harvest that comes from the removal of his sin: when he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalkstones, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.
"O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
And I'll make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.
"Among the smooth stones of the ravines is your portion there they are as your lot. To them you have poured out drink offerings; you have brought grain offerings. Should I be lenient over such things?
"Instead of bronze, I'll bring gold, and instead of iron, I'll bring silver; instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. I'll appoint peace as your supervisor and righteousness as your taskmaster.
She took her fornication so lightly that she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.
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