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Precious Stones


1. Dug out of the earth. Job 28:5,6.

2. Brought from Ophir. 1Ki 10:11; 2Ch 9:10.

3. Brought from Sheba. 1Ki 10:1,2; Eze 27:22.

4. Called

a. Stones of fire. Eze 28:14,16.

b. Stones to be set. 1Ch 29:2.

c. Jewels. Isa 61:10; Eze 16:12.

d. Precious jewels. 2Ch 20:25; Pr 20:15.

5. Of great variety. 1Ch 29:2.

6. Of many colours. 1Ch 29:2.

7. Brilliant and glittering. 1Ch 29:2; Re 21:11.

8. Mentioned in scripture

a. Agate. Ex 28:19; Isa 54:12.

b. Amethyst. Ex 28:19; Re 21:20.

c. Beryl. Da 10:6; Re 21:20.

d. Carbuncle. Ex 28:17; Isa 54:12.

e. Coral. Job 28:18.

f. Chalcedony. Re 21:19.

g. Chrysolite. Re 21:20.

h. Chrysoprasus. Re 21:20.

i. Diamond. Ex 28:18; Jer 17:1; Eze 28:13.

j. Emerald. Eze 27:16; Re 4:3.

k. Jacinth. Re 9:17; 21:20.

l. Jasper. Re 4:3; 21:11,19.

m. Onyx. Ex 28:20; Job 28:16.

n. Pearl. Job 28:18; Mt 13:45,46; Re 21:21.

o. Ruby. Job 28:18; La 4:7.

p. Sapphire. Ex 24:10; Eze 1:26.

q. Sardine or Sardius. Ex 28:17; Re 4:3.

r. Sardonyx. Re 21:20.

s. Topaz. Job 28:19; Re 21:20.

9. Highly prized by the ancients. Pr 17:8.

10. Extensive commerce in. Eze 27:22; Re 18:12.

11. Often given as presents. 1Ki 10:2,10.

12. Art of engraving upon, early known to the Jews. Ex 28:9,11,21.

13. Art of setting, known to the Jews. Ex 28:20.

14. Used for

a. Adorning the high priest’s ephod. Ex 28:12.

b. Adorning the breastplate of judgment. Ex 28:17-20; 39:10-14.

c. Decorating the person. Eze 28:13.

d. Ornamenting royal crowns. 2Sa 12:30.

e. Setting in seals and rings. Song 5:12.

f. Adorning the temple. 2Ch 3:6.

g. Honouring idols. Da 11:38.

15. A part of the treasure of kings. 2Ch 32:27.

16. Given by the Jews for the tabernacle. Ex 25:7.

17. Prepared by David for the temple. 1Ch 29:2.

18. Given by chief men for the temple. 1Ch 29:8.

19. Illustrative of

a. Preciousness of Christ. Isa 28:16; 1Pe 2:6.

b. Beauty and stability of the church. Isa 54:11,12.

c. Saints. Mal 3:17; 1Co 3:12.

d. Seductive splendour and false glory of the apostasy. Re 17:4; 18:16.

e. Worldly glory of nations. Eze 28:13-16.

f. Glory of heavenly Jerusalem. Re 21:11.

g. Stability of heavenly Jerusalem. Re 21:19.