rings

rings

1 Circular rings attached to various furnishings of the tabernacle through which staves were placed in order to carry them during the wilderness journey: the Ark (Exod 25:12-15; Exod 37:3-4); the table (Exod 25:26-28; Exod 37:13-15); the altar of burnt offerings (Exod 27:4-7; Exod 38:5-7); and the altar of incense (Exod 30:4; Exod 37:27). Such rings were also used to secure the frames of the tabernacle (Exod 26:24-30; Exod 36:29-34). 2 Circular rings attached to the breastplate of the high priest that secured the ephod, a decorative linen garment (Exod 28:23-28). 3 Rings as jewelry either for adornment and worn on the fingers (Job 42:11; Jas 2:2), ears (Gen 35:4; Exod 32:2; Exod 32:3), or nose (Gen 24:47; Isa 3:21; Prov 11:22) or as a symbol of authority, i.e., as a signet ring of a king (Gen 41:42; Esth 3:10; Jer 22:24; Luke 15:22). Such rings were frequently used as official seals (Esth 8:8; Esth 8:10).

Exod 25:12-15

12You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side.13You shall make pole ... View more

Exod 37:3-4

3He cast for it four rings of gold for its four feet, two rings on its one side and two rings on its other side.4He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them ... View more

Exod 25:26-28

26You shall make for it four rings of gold, and fasten the rings to the four corners at its four legs.27The rings that hold the poles used for carrying the tabl ... View more

Exod 37:13-15

13He cast for it four rings of gold, and fastened the rings to the four corners at its four legs.14The rings that held the poles used for carrying the table wer ... View more

Exod 27:4-7

4You shall also make for it a grating, a network of bronze; and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners.5You shall set it under the ledg ... View more

Exod 38:5-7

5He cast four rings on the four corners of the bronze grating to hold the poles;6he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.7And he put the ... View more

Exod 30:4

4And you shall make two golden rings for it; under its molding on two opposite sides of it you shall make them, and they shall hold the poles with which to carr ... View more

Exod 37:27

27and made two golden rings for it under its molding, on two opposite sides of it, to hold the poles with which to carry it.

Exod 26:24-30

24they shall be separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring; it shall be the same with both of them; they shall form the two corners.25And so the ... View more

Exod 36:29-34

29They were separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring; he made two of them in this way, for the two corners.30There were eight frames with thei ... View more

Exod 28:23-28

23and you shall make for the breastpiece two rings of gold, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breastpiece.24You shall put the two cords of gold in t ... View more

Job 42:11

11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and c ... View more

Jas 2:2

2For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in,

Gen 35:4

4So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that they had, and the rings that were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak that was near Shechem.

Exod 32:2

2Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

Exod 32:3

3So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

Gen 24:47

47Then I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the ring on her nose, and the ... View more

Isa 3:21

21the signet rings and nose rings;

Prov 11:22

22Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful woman without good sense.

Gen 41:42

42Removing his signet ring from his hand, Pharaoh put it on Joseph's hand; he arrayed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain around his neck.

Esth 3:10

10So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.

Jer 22:24

Judgment on Coniah (Jehoiachin)
24As I live, says the Lord, even if King Coniah son of Jehoiakim of Judah were the signet ring on my right hand, even from there ... View more

Luke 15:22

22But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Esth 8:8

8You may write as you please with regard to the Jews, in the name of the king, and seal it with the king's ring; for an edict written in the name of the king an ... View more

Esth 8:10

10He wrote letters in the name of King Ahasuerus, sealed them with the king's ring, and sent them by mounted couriers riding on fast steeds bred from the royal ... View more

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