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Bible Symbols Chart
Summary: A chart of Bible symbols
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|Angel||Messenger||Daniel 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19,26; Hebrews 1:14|
|Ark of Testimony||Ark of the covenant/mercy seat where God dwells||Exodus 25:10-22; Psalms 80:1|
|Babylon||Religious apostasy/confusion||Genesis 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Revelation 18:2-3; 17:1-5|
|Balaam, Doctrine of||Advancing our own interests, compromise, idolatry||Numbers 22:5-25|
|Beast||Kingdom, government, political power||Daniel 7:23|
|Bear||Destructive Power / Medo Persia||Proverbs 28:15; 2 Kings 2:23-24; Daniel 7:5|
|Binding of Satan||A symbolic chain of circumstances||Isaiah 14:12-20|
|Black||Moral darkness, sin, apostasy||Exodus 10:21-23; Jeremiah 4:20-28; 8:21; Acts 26:18; John 12:35; Joel 2:1-10|
|Blood||Life||Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23|
|Blue (color)||Law||Numbers 15:38-39|
|Bottomless pit||Earth in chaos, torn up, dark and empty||Genesis 1:1,2; Jeremiah 4:23-28; Isaiah 24:1-4, 19; Revelation 20:1-3|
|Bow||Success in battle against evil||Psalms 7:11,12; Psalms 45:4,5|
|Bread||Word of God||John 6:35, 51, 52, 63|
|Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver dross||Impure Character||Ezekiel 22:20-21|
|Corrupt Woman||Corrupt, apostate church||Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1|
|Crowns||Kingship, victory||1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12; Ezekiel 21:26,27; James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Corinthians 9:25|
|Clothing||Character||Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 59:6|
|Cup||Meted out suffering and judgments||Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 51:12,22-23; Jeremiah 25:12-17; 49:12|
|Day||Literal year||Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34|
|2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:20; Luke 12:24, 25|
|Dove||Holy Spirit||Mark 1:10|
|Dragon||Satan or his agency||Isaiah 27:1; 30:6; Psalms 74:13,14; Revelation 12:7,9; Ezekiel 29:3; Jeremiah 51:34|
|Eagle||Speed, Power, vision, vengeance, protection||Deut 28:49; Habakkuk 1:6-8; Revelation 12:1-4|
|Eating of the book||Assimilating the message||Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16|
|Egypt||Symbol of atheism||Exodus 5:2|
|Eyes||Spiritual Discernment||Matthew 13:10-17, 1 John 2:11|
|Eye salve||Holy Spirit to help us see truth, discernment to understand word, antidote for spiritual blindness||Ephesians 1:12-19; Psalms 119:18; I John 2: 20,27; John 16:7-13|
|Faithful witness||Christ||John 18:37; John 3:11; Revelation 1:5; 3:14; 19:11|
|False Prophet||Apostate Protestantism||Revelation 16:13,14; 13:13,14; 19:20|
|Famine||Dearth of Truth||Amos 8:11|
|Feet||Your Walk / Direction||Genesis 19:2, Psalms 119:105|
|Forehead||Mind||Romans 7:25; Ezekiel 3:8,9|
|Fornication||Illicit connection between church and world||Ezekiel 16:15,26; Isaiah 23:17; James 4:4; Revelation 14:4|
|Four Beasts of Living Creatures||Heavenly beings with special responsibilities||Revelation 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4|
|Four corners of Earth||Four directions of compass||Jeremiah 49:36|
|Fire||Holy Spirit||Luke 3:16|
|Fig Tree||A Nation that should bear fruit||Luke 13:6-9|
|Field||World||Matthew 13:38, John 4:35|
|Fruit||Works / Actions||Galatians 5:22|
|Garments||Covering of righteousness||Genesis 35:2; Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14|
|Gold||True riches of heaven, faith, scripture||Psalms 19:7-10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:5; Job 23:10; Isaiah 13:12|
|Hand||Symbol of Deeds / Works / Actions||Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 59:6|
|Harvest||End of World||Matthew 13:39|
|Harlot||Apostate church/religion||Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9|
|Heads||Major powers/rulers/governments||Revelation 17:3, 9, 10; Daniel 7:6; 8:8,22|
|Hidden Manna||Christ||John 6:49,50,53; Matthew 13:44|
|Honey||happy life||Ezekiel 20:6, Deuteronomy 8:8-9|
|Horn||King or kingdom
Power and Strength
|Daniel 7:24; 8:5, 21, 22; Zechariah 1:18, 19; Revelation 17:12|
|Horse||Strength and Power in Battle
|Job 39:19, Psalms 147:10, Proverbs 21:31; Exodus 15:21; Isaiah 43:17; Jeremiah 8:6
Zechariah 1:8-10; 6:1-8
|Image||A likeness||Exodus 20:4; Genesis 1:26; 5:3|
|Incense||Prayers of God’s people||Psalms 141:2; Revelation 5:8|
|Israel||True Followers of Christ||Romans 9:6-8; 2:28,29; Galatians 3:29|
|Jar / Vessel||Person||Jeremiah 18:1-4, 2 Corinthians 4:7|
|Jezebel||Immorality, Idolatry, Apostasy||1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22|
|Jordan||death||Romans 6:4, Deuteronomy 4:22|
|Key of David||Power to open & close the sanctuary||Revelation 3:7-9; Isaiah 22:22|
|Keys||Control/jurisdiction||Isaiah22:22; Matthew 16:19|
|Lamb||Jesus/sacrifice||John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Genesis 22:7,8|
|Lamp||Word of God||Psalms 119:105|
|Lamb’s Wife||New Jerusalem||Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2,9,10|
|Lion||Jesus/Powerful King i.e. Babylon||Rev. 5:4-9, Jer. 50:43-44, Dan. 7:4,17,23|
|Locusts||Destruction||Joel 1:4; Deuteronomy 28:38|
|Leprosy / Sickness||Sin||Luke 5:23-24|
|Lords Day||The Sabbath||Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 12:8; Exodus 20:10|
|Man Child||Jesus||Psalms 2:7-9; Revelation 12:5|
|Mark||Sign/Seal/mark of approval or disapproval||Romans 4:11; Ezekiel 9:4; Revelation 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2, 3|
|Measuring Rod||God’s Law
|James 2:10-12; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14
Isaiah 8:19,20; 2 Timothy 3:16,17
|Merchants||Advocates of Babylon’s teachings||Isaiah 47:11-15;Nahum 3:16; Revelation 18:3,11,15,23|
Moses’ system of types of sacrifices
|Morning star||Jesus||Revelation 22:16|
|Mountains||Political or religion-political powers||Isaiah 2:2, 3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24, 25; Ezekiel 17:22, 23; Daniel 2:35, 44, 45|
|Mystery of God||The gospel||Ephesians 1:9,10, 3:9, 6:19; Colossians 1:26,27|
|New Jerusalem||The Holy city of Heaven||Revelation 3:12, 21:2|
|Oil||Holy Spirit||Zechariah 4:2-6; Revelation 4:5|
|Open Door||Unlimited Opportunity||1 Corinthians 16:9; Acts14:27; John 10:7-9
Hosea 2:15; Colossians 4:3
|Purple||Royalty||Mark 15:17, Judges 8:26|
|Rainbow||Token of covenant keeping||Genesis 9:11-17|
|Ram||Medo Persia||Daniel 8:20|
|Red / Scarlet (color)||Sin/corruption||Isaiah 1:18; Nahum 2:3; Revelation 17:1-4|
|Reins||Seat of will, affections||Psalms 7:9, 16:7, 26:2, 73:21; Proverbs 23:16; Jeremiah 17:10|
|Ring||Authority||Genesis 41:42-43, Esther 3:10-11|
|Rock||Jesus/truth||1 Corinthians 10:4; Isaiah 8:13,14; Romans 9:33; Matthew 7:24|
|Seal||Sign or mark of approval or disapproval||Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2, 3|
|Seed||Descendents / Jesus||Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:16|
|Second Death||Lake of fire||Revelation 21:8; 20:2|
|Serpent||Satan||Revelation 12:9; 20:2|
|Seven Candle sticks||7 candlesticks in Holy Place of Sanctuary
|Exodus 25:31-40; Revelation 1:20|
|Seven Heads||Seven Political Powers||Revelation 17:9,10; Isaiah 2:2-4|
|Seven Lamps||Jesus, Word of God||John 9:5, 1:9; Psalms 119:105; Revelation 4:5|
|Sickle||Symbol of Harvest-End of world||Matthew 13:39; Revelation 14:14|
|Silver||Pure Words & Understanding||Proverbs 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11, Psalms 12:6|
|Sodom||Moral degradations||Ezekiel 16:46-55; Jeremiah 23:14; Genesis 19:4-14|
|Stars||Angels/messengers||Revelation 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7|
|Sun||Jesus/the gospel||Psalms 84:11; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 17:2; John 8:12; 9:5|
|Skin||Christ's righteousness||Exodus 12:5, 1 Peter 1:19, Isaiah 1:4-6|
|Sword||Word of God
|Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12
Isaiah 3:25, 13:15; Acts 12:1,2; Jeremiah 48:2
|Testimony of Jesus||Holy Spirit/ gift of prophecy||Revelation 19:10; 22:9; 1 Corinthians 13:2|
|Thief||1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 2 Peter 3:10|
|Thorns / Thorny Ground||Cares of this life||Mark 4:18-19|
|Tongue||Language / Speech||Exodus 4:10|
|Time||360 Day (Literal Years)||Daniel 4:16, 23, 25, 32; 7:25; Daniel 11:13 margin|
|Times||720 Days (Literal Years)||Daniel 7:25, Revelation 12:6,14, 13:5; 11:1,2|
|Trumpet||loud warning of God's approach||Exodus 19:16-17, Joshua 6:4-5|
|Tree||Cross; People / Nation||Deut. 21:22-23, Psalms 92:12, 37:35|
|Torment||Test, prove by trial||1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 33:14|
|Twenty-four elders||A group redeemed from earth||Revelation 5:9-10, 4:4; 7:9-14|
|Two-edged Sword||God’s word||Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 10:34|
|Two witnesses||Old and New Testaments||John 5:39, Zechariah 4:1-14; Psalms 119:130, 105; John 12:48|
|Vineyard||Church that should bear fruit||Luke 20:9-16|
|Waters||Inhabited Area-People/ Nations||Revelation 17:15|
|Water||Holy Spirit / Everlasting Life||John 7:39, 4:14, Rev. 22:17, Eph. 5:26|
|White (Color)||Purity||Revelation 12:9; 20:2|
|White Robes||Victory/righteousness||Revelation 19:8; 3:5; 7:14|
|Winds||Strife, Commotions, “winds of war”||Jeremiah 25:31-33,49:36,37, 4:11-13; Zechariah 7:14|
|Wings||Speed / Protection / Deliverance||Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 23:37|
|Wine||blood/covenant/doctrines||Luke 5:37, Isaiah 5:1-7|
|Woman, Pure||True Church||Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27|
|Woman, Corrupt||Apostate church||Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4|
|Wolf||Disguised Enemies that hunt in a time of darkness||Matthew 7:15|
|Wormwood||Sorrow/bitterness||Jeremiah 9:15, 23:15; Lamentations 3:19|
|Wrath of God||Seven Last Plagues||Revelation 15:1|
Courtesy of Revelation Seminars: A Bible Prophecy Adventure, published by Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1983.
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