The allusion in Revelation 2:17 may be to the practice at the Olympic games of giving the successful competitor a white stone, inscribed with his name and the value of his prize; or to the mode of balloting with black and white stones on the question of the acquittal of an accused person, or his admission to certain privileges; if the stones deposited in the urn by the judges were all white, the decision was favorable. In early ages, flint-stone knives were in common use, instead of steel, Exodus 4:25 Joshua 5:2.
It was also customary to raise a heap or mound of stones in commemoration of any remarkable event, Genesis 31:46 Joshua 4:5-7 7:26 8:29 2 Samuel 18:17. The same custom still prevails in Syria, and passing travellers are wont to add each one a stone to the heap. See CORNER STONE. MOABITE STONE
A monument erected at Dibon (Dhiban) by Mesha, king of Moab (2 Kings 3:4, 5), to commemorate his successful revolt from Israel and his conquest of Israelite territory. It was discovered, August 19, 1868, by a German missionary, V. Klein, who unfortunately took neither copy nor squeeze of it. It was 3 ft. 10 inches high and 2 ft. broad, with a semicircular top. The Berlin Museum entered into negotiations for the purchase of it, but while these were proceeding slowly, M. Clermont-Ganneau, then dragoman of the French consulate at Jerusalem, sent agents to take squeezes and tempt the Arabs to sell it for a large sum of money. This led to interference on the part of the Turkish officials, with the result that in 1869 the Arabs lighted a fire under the Stone, and by pouring cold water on it broke it into pieces which they carried away as charms. M. Clermont-Ganneau, however, succeeded in recovering a large proportion of these, and with the help of the squeezes was able to rewrite the greater part of the inscription. The last and most definitive edition of the text was published by Professors Smend and Socin in 1886 from a comparison of the fragments of the original (now in the Louvre) with the squeezes (in Paris and Bale) and photographs.
The following is (with some unimportant corrections) Dr. Neubauer's translation of the inscription, based upon Smend and Socin's text:
(1) I (am) Mesha, son of Chemosh-melech, king of Moab, the Dibonite.
(2) My father reigned over Moab 30 years and I reigned
(3) after my father. I have made this monument (or high place) for Chemosh at Qorchah, a monument of salvation,
(4) for he saved me from all invaders (or kings), and let me see my desire upon all my enemies. Omri
(5) was king of Israel, and he oppressed Moab many days, for Chemosh was angry with his
(6) land. His son (Ahab) followed him and he also said: I will oppress Moab. In my days (Chemosh) said:
(7) I will see (my desire) on him and his house, and Israel surely shall perish for ever. Omri took the land of
(8) Medeba (Numbers 21:30), and (Israel) dwelt in it during his days and half the days of his son, altogether 40 years. But Chemosh (gave) it back
(9) in my days. I built Baal-Meon (Joshua 13:17) and made therein the ditches (or wells); I built
(10) Kirjathaim (Numbers 32:37). The men of Gad dwelt in the land of Ataroth (Numbers 32:3) from of old, and the king of Israel built there
(11) (the city of) Ataroth; but I made war against the city and took it. And I slew all the (people of)
(12) the city, for the pleasure of Chemosh and of Moab, and I brought back from them the Arel ('-r-'-l of Dodah (d-w-d-h) and bore
(13) him before Chemosh in Qerioth (Jeremiah 48:24). And I placed therein the men of Sharon and the men
(14) of Mehereth. And Chemosh said unto me: Go, seize Nebo of Israel and
(15) I went in the night and fought against it from the break of dawn till noon; and I took
(16) it, slew all of them, 7,000 men and (boys?), women and (girls?),
(17) and female slaves, for to Ashtar-Chemosh I devoted them. And I took from thence the Arels ('-r-'-l-y)
(18) of Yahweh and bore them before Chemosh. Now the king of Israel had built
(19) Jahaz (Isaiah 15:4), and he dwelt in it while he waged war against me, but Chemosh drove him out from before me. And
(20) I took from Moab 200 men, all chiefs, and transported them to Jahaz which I took
(21) to add to Dibon. I built Qorchah, the Wall of the Forests and the Wall
(22) of the Ophel, and I built its gates and I built its towers. And
(23) I built the House of Moloch, and I made sluices for the water-ditches in the midst
(24) of the city. And there was no cistern within the city of Qorchah, and I said to all the people: Make for
(25) yourselves every man a cistern in his house. And I dug the canals (or conduits) for Qorchah by means of the prisoners
(26) from Israel. I built Aroer (Deuteronomy 2:36), and I made the road in Arnon. And
(27) I built Beth-Bamoth (Numbers 26:19) for it was destroyed. I built Bezer (Deuteronomy 4:43), for in ruins
(28) (it was. And all the chiefs?) of Dibon were 50, for all Dibon is loyal, and I
(29) placed 100 (chiefs?) in the cities which I added to the land; I built
(30) (Beth)-Mede(b)a (Numbers 21:30) and Beth-diblathaim (Jeremiah 48:22), and Beth-Baal-Meon (Jeremiah 48:23), and transported the shepherds (?)
(31).... (with) the flock(s) of the land. Now in Choronaim (Isaiah 15:5) there dwelt (the children?)....
(32).... (and) Chemosh said unto me: Go down, make war upon Choronaim. So I went down (and made war
(33) upon the city, and took it, and) Chemosh dwelt in it during my days. And I went up (?) from thence; I made....
(34)... And I.... "
The Biblical character of the language of the inscription will be noticed as well as the use of "forty" to signify an indefinite period of time. As in Israel, no goddess seems to have been worshipped in Moab, since the goddess Ashtoreth is deprived of the feminine suffix, and is identified with the male Chemosh (Ashtar-Chemosh). Dodah appears to have been a female divinity worshipped by the side of Yahweh; the root of the name is the same as that of David and the Carthaginian Dido. The Arels were "the champions" of the deity (Assyrian qurart), translated "lion-like men" in the King James Version (2 Samuel 23:20; compare Isaiah 33:7). There was an Ophel in the Moabite capital as well as at Jerusalem.
The alphabet of the inscription is an early form of the Phoenician, and resembles that of the earliest Greek inscriptions. The words are divided from one another by dots, and the curved forms of some of the letters (b, k, l, margin, n) presuppose writing with ink upon papyrus, parchment or potsherds.
The revolt of Mesha took place after Ahab's death (2 Kings 3:5). At the battle of Qarqar in 854 B.C., when the Syrian kings were defeated by Shalmaneser II, no mention is made of Moab, as it was included in Israel. It would seem from the inscription, however, that Medeba had already been restored to Mesha, perhaps in return for the regular payment of his tribute of 100,000 lambs and 100,000 rams with their wool (2 Kings 3:4).
Clermont-Ganneau, La stele de Mesa, 1870; Ginsburg, Moabite Stone, 1871; R. Sinend and A. Socin, Die Inschrift des Konigs Mesa von Moab, 1886; A. Neubauer in Records of the Past, 2nd series, II, 1889; Lidzbarski, Handbuch der nordsemitischen Epigraphik, 1898, 4-83, 415.
A. H. Sayce
1. Hebrew and Greek Words:
(1) Chiefly 'ebhen, and lithos; but also, occurring rarely, 'eshekh (Leviticus 21:20); tsur (Job 22:24), usually "rock"; tseror (2 Samuel 17:13); petros (John 1:42); psephos (Revelation 2:17). For cela`, usually "cliff," "crag," "rock," the King James Version, in Psalm 137:9; Psalm 141:6, has "stone," but the Revised Version (British and American) "rock." For the King James Version "stones," cheres (Job 41:30), the Revised Version (British and American) has "potsherds."
2. Literal Usage:
The word is used of great stones (Genesis 29:2); of small stones (1 Samuel 17:40); of stones set up as memorials (1 Samuel 7:12, "Eben-ezer," "stone of help"); of precious stones (Exodus 35:9, etc.); of hailstones (Joshua 10:11).
3. Figurative Usage: Of hardness: "I will take the stony heart out of their flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19); of one smitten: "(Nabal's) heart died within him, and became as a stone" (1 Samuel 25:37); of weight: "A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty" (Proverbs 27:3); of dumbness: "Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise!" (Habakkuk 2:19); of Jerusalem: "I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples" (Zechariah 12:3); of the corner-stone as a figure of high position:
"The stone which the builders rejected
Is become the head of the corner" (Psalm 118:22).
See FLINT; ROCK.
(2) Used also anatomically of the testicles (Leviticus 21:20 Deuteronomy 23:1 Job 40:17, pachadh, the Revised Version (British and American) "thighs").
Alfred Ely Day
ZOHELETH, THE STONE OF
zo'-he-leth, ('ebhen ha-zacheleth, "serpent's stone"): "And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fatlings by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel" (1 Kings 1:9). Evidently this was a sacred stone-probably a matstsbhah such as marked a Canaanite sanctuary. A source of "living water" has always in the Semitic world been a sacred place; even today at most such places, e.g. at Bir Eyyub, the modern representative of En-rogel, there is a michrab and a platform for prayer. The stone has disappeared, but it is thought that an echo of the name survives in ez-Zechweleh, the name of a rocky outcrop in the village of Siloam. Because the name is particularly associated with an ascent taken by the woman coming from the Virgin's Fount, to which it is adjacent, some authorities have argued that this, the Virgin's Fount, must be En-rogel; on this see EN-ROGEL; GIHON. Against this view, as far as ez-Zechweleh is concerned, we may note:
(1) It is by no means certain that the modern Arabic name-which is used for similar rocky spots in other places-is really derived from the Hebrew;
(2) the name is now applied to quite different objects, in the Hebrew to a stone, in the Arabic to a rocky outcrop;
(3) the name is not confined to this outcrop near the Virgin's Fount alone, but applies, according to at least some of the fellahin of Siloam, to the ridge along the whole village site; and
(4) even if all the above were disproved, names are so frequently transferred from one locality to another in Palestine that no argument can be based on a name alone.
E. W. G. Masterman
Stones were commonly used for buildings, also as memorials of important events (Genesis 28:18; Joshua 24:26, 27; 1 Samuel 7:12, etc.). They were gathered out of cultivated fields (Isaiah 5:2; Comp. 2 Kings 3:19). This word is also used figuratively of believers (1 Peter 2:4, 5), and of the Messiah (Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11, etc.). In Dan. 2:45 it refers also to the Messiah. He is there described as "cut out of the mountain." (see ROCK.)
A "heart of stone" denotes great insensibility (1 Samuel 25:37).
Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel (Genesis 28:18), at Padan-aram (35:4), and on the occasion of parting with Laban (31:45-47); by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first "lodged" after crossing the river (Joshua 6:8), and also in "the midst of Jordan," where he erected another set of twelve stones (4:1-9); and by Samuel at "Ebenezer" (1 Samuel 7:12).
1. (n.) Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
2. (n.) A precious stone; a gem.
3. (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -
4. (n.) The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
5. (n.) A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
6. (n.) A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
7. (n.) One of the testes; a testicle.
8. (n.) The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach.
9. (n.) A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
10. (n.) Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
11. (n.) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.
12. (n.) To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
13. (n.) To make like stone; to harden.
14. (n.) To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
15. (n.) To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
16. (n.) To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.Stone (290 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and,'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 7:9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 21:44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not! (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Matthew 24:2 But he answered them, "You see all of these things, don't you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 28:2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 9:42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:10 Haven't you even read this Scripture:'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 13:2 Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 15:46 He bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been cut out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 16:3 They were saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 16:4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 4:3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 4:11 and,'On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused! (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 19:44 and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:6 But if we say,'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:17 But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the chief cornerstone?' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but it will crush whomever it falls on to dust." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 21:6 "As for these things which you see, the days will come, in which there will not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 23:53 He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Luke 24:2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. (KJV DBY WBS)
John 2:6 Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:5 Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:7 But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the midst of them, and so passed by. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 10:31 Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, "We don't stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 11:8 The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 11:38 Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 11:41 So they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "Father, I thank you that you listened to me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 19:13 So when these words came to Pilate's ear, he took Jesus out, seating himself in the judge's seat in a place named in Hebrew, Gabbatha, or the Stone Floor. (BBE NIV)
John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:11 He is'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 5:26 Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 7:58 They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Acts 14:5 When some of both the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, made a violent attempt to mistreat and stone them, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus? (See RSV)
Romans 9:32 Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 9:33 even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 11:9 And David says, Let their table be made a net for taking them, and a stone in their way, and a punishment: (BBE)
2 Corinthians 3:3 being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the service of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which was passing away: (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:4 Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the manna, and Aaron's rod which put out buds, and the stones with the writing of the agreement; (Root in BBE NIV)
1 Peter 2:4 coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:7 For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone," (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:8 and, "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." For they stumble at the word, being disobedient, to which also they were appointed. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 4:3 that looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look at. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. (Root in KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 15:6 and there came out from the temple the seven angels that had the seven plagues, arrayed with 'precious' stone, pure 'and' bright, and girt about their breasts with golden girdles. (ASV)
Revelation 16:21 Great hailstones, about the weight of a talent, came down out of the sky on people. People blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, for this plague is exceedingly severe. (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 18:12 merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet, all expensive wood, every vessel of ivory, every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble; (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 18:16 saying,'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls! (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 18:21 A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down, and will be found no more at all. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 21:11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Revelation 21:19 The foundations of the city's wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 2:12 and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 11:3 They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 28:18 Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 28:22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give the tenth to you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:2 He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:3 There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:8 They said, "We can't, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:10 It happened, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 31:45 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 35:14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel), (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. (KJV BBE DBY WBS)
Exodus 7:19 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 8:26 Moses said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Yahweh our God. Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and won't they stone us? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:5 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:16 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone- until your people pass over, Yahweh, until the people pass over who you have purchased. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 17:4 Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side. His hands were steady until sunset. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 21:18 "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 24:4 Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. (See NIV)
Exodus 24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:10 six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, in the order of their birth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:17 You shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and beryl shall be the first row; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 31:18 He gave to Moses, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God's finger. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 34:1 Yahweh said to Moses, "Chisel two stone tablets like the first: and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Continued...Stone (290 Occurrences)
... A "heart of stone" denotes great insensibility (1 Samuel 25:37). ... 2. (n.) A precious
stone; a gem. 3. (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -. ...
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Top-stone (1 Occurrence)
Top-stone. << Tops, Top-stone. Torah >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Top-stone (1 Occurrence). Zechariah 4:7 Who 'art' thou ...
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Corner-stone (10 Occurrences)
Corner-stone. << Cornerstone, Corner-stone. Cornerstones >>. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia CORNER-STONE. kor'-ner ston (pinnah ...
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Stone-cutters (4 Occurrences)
Stone-cutters. << Stonecutters, Stone-cutters. Stoned >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Stone-cutters (4 Occurrences). 1 Kings ...
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Stumbling-stone (3 Occurrences)
Stumbling-stone. << Stumblingstone, Stumbling-stone. Stump >>. Noah Webster's
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STUMBLING-BLOCK; STUMBLING-STONE. ...
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Angle-stone (2 Occurrences)
Angle-stone. << Angles, Angle-stone. Angling >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Angle-stone (2 Occurrences). Job 38:6 On what ...
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Jasper-stone (1 Occurrence)
Jasper-stone. << Jasper, Jasper-stone. Jaspis >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Jasper-stone (1 Occurrence). Revelation 21:11 ...
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Stone-masons (3 Occurrences)
Stone-masons. << Stonemasons, Stone-masons. Stones >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Stone-masons (3 Occurrences). 1 Kings 5:15 ...
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Onyx-stone (1 Occurrence)
Onyx-stone. << Onyx, Onyx-stone. Onyx-stones >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Onyx-stone (1 Occurrence). Genesis 2:12 And the ...
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Crushing-stone (1 Occurrence)
Crushing-stone. << Crushing-places, Crushing-stone. Crushing-stones >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Crushing-stone (1 Occurrence). ...
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3037. lithos -- a stone
... a stone. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: lithos Phonetic Spelling:
(lee'-thos) Short Definition: a stone Definition: a stone; met: of Jesus as ...
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3035. lithinos -- of stone
... of stone. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: lithinos Phonetic Spelling:
(lith-ee'-nos) Short Definition: made of stone Definition: made of stone. ...
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5586. psephos -- a small smooth stone, a pebble
... a small smooth stone, a pebble. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
psephos Phonetic Spelling: (psay'-fos) Short Definition: a pebble, a vote ...
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3036. lithoboleo -- to pelt with stones, to stone
... to pelt with stones, to stone. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: lithoboleo
Phonetic Spelling: (lith-ob-ol-eh'-o) Short Definition: I stone, cast stones at ...
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3034. lithazo -- to throw stones, to stone
... to throw stones, to stone. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: lithazo Phonetic
Spelling: (lith-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I stone Definition: I stone, pelt ...
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2991. laxeutos -- hewn (in stone)
... hewn (in stone). Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: laxeutos Phonetic Spelling:
(lax-yoo-tos') Short Definition: hewn out of the rock Definition: hewn ...
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3038. lithostrotos -- stone pavement, mosaic
... stone pavement, mosaic. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: lithostrotos
Phonetic Spelling: (lith-os'-tro-tos) Short Definition: a mosaic pavement ...
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931. basanos -- a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals) ...
... << 930, 931. basanos. 932 >>. a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals),
hence examination by torture, torture. Part of Speech ...
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4074. Petros -- "a stone" or "a boulder," Peter, one of the twelve ...
... << 4073, 4074. Petros. 4075 >>. "a stone" or "a boulder," Peter, one of ... 4074 (a noun) --
properly, a stone (pebble), such as a small rock found along a pathway. ...
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2393. iaspis -- jasper (a translucent stone) 7275. ragam -- to stone, kill by stoning
... jasper (a translucent stone). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: iaspis
Phonetic Spelling: (ee'-as-pis) Short Definition: jasper Definition: jasper ...
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... << 7274, 7275. ragam. 7276 >>. to stone, kill by stoning. Transliteration: ragam
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-gam') Short Definition: stone. Word Origin a prim. ...
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69. eben -- a stone
... << 68, 69. eben. 70 >>. a stone. Transliteration: eben Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-ben)
Short Definition: stone. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding ...
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68. eben -- a stone
... << 67, 68. eben. 69 >>. a stone. Transliteration: eben Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-ben)
Short Definition: stones. Word Origin a prim. ... to build, a stone, diverse weights ...
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72. Eben Haezer -- "stone of the help," a place of unc. location ...
Eben Haezer. << 71, 72. Eben Haezer. 73 >>. "stone of the help," a place of unc. ...
Word Origin from eben and ezer Definition "stone of the help," a place of unc. ...
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5619. saqal -- to stone, put to death by stoning
... << 5618, 5619. saqal. 5620 >>. to stone, put to death by stoning. Transliteration:
saqal Phonetic Spelling: (saw-kal') Short Definition: stone. Word Origin a prim ...
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3095. yahalom -- (a precious stone) perhaps jasper or onyx
... << 3094, 3095. yahalom. 3096 >>. (a precious stone) perhaps jasper or onyx.
Transliteration: yahalom Phonetic Spelling: (yah-hal-ome') Short Definition: diamond ...
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237. Ezel -- a memorial stone in Palestine
... << 236, 237. Ezel. 238 >>. a memorial stone in Palestine. Transliteration:
Ezel Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-zel) Short Definition: Ezel. ...
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3958. leshem -- (a precious stone) perhaps amber or jacinth
... << 3957, 3958. leshem. 3959 >>. (a precious stone) perhaps amber or jacinth.
Transliteration: leshem Phonetic Spelling: (leh'-shem) Short Definition: jacinth. ...
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7618. shebo -- (a precious stone) perhaps agate
... << 7617, 7618. shebo. 7619 >>. (a precious stone) perhaps agate. Transliteration:
shebo Phonetic Spelling: (sheb-oo') Short Definition: agate. ...
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5306. nophek -- (a precious stone) perhaps emerald
... << 5305, 5306. nophek. 5307 >>. (a precious stone) perhaps emerald. Transliteration:
nophek Phonetic Spelling: (no'-fek) Short Definition: turquoise. ...
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... Stone. Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev.
William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. ...
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The Stone of Stumbling
... EXPOSITIONS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE; ALEXANDER MACLAREN, DD, Litt. D.; ST. MATTHEW
Chaps. XVIII to XXVIII THE STONE OF STUMBLING. 'Whosoever ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the stone of stumbling.htm
The Image and the Stone
... THE BOOK OF DANIEL THE IMAGE AND THE STONE. 'This ... Lord.'. The passage falls
into two parts: the image and the stone. I. The Image. ...
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'The Chief Corner-Stone'
... EPHESIANS 'THE CHIEF CORNER-STONE'. 'Built upon the foundation of the apostles
and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the chief ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the chief corner-stone.htm
Of the Sparkling Stone, and of the New Name Written in the Book of ...
... THE SPARKLING STONE CHAPTER IV. OF THE SPARKLING STONE, AND OF THE NEW NAME
WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE SECRETS OF GOD. And therefore ...
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The Grave Stone.
... XIII. THE GRAVE STONE. ... It was a rocky sepulchre. A flat stone (possibly
with some Hebrew inscription) lay upon the mouth of it. ...
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The Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
... GENESIS THE SHEPHERD, THE STONE OF ISRAEL. '... The mighty God of Jacob. From
thence is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel.'"Genesis 49:24. ...
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The Stone is Rolled Away,
... PASSIONTIDE AND EASTER The stone is rolled away,. tr., John Brownlie 22.214.171.124.8.8.
I. The stone is rolled away,. The Christ hath left the tomb; ...
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The Great Stone Face
... BIBLE STORIES AND RELIGIOUS CLASSICS THE GREAT STONE FACE. By Nathaniel
Hawthorne. One ... features. And what was the Great Stone Face? ...
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Luther --A Stone on the Cairn
... THE ACTS CHAP. XIII TO END LUTHER"A STONE ON THE CAIRN. 'For David, after
he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell ...
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