Download: 125 Symbols in the Bible PDF

SYMBOLMEANINGREFERENCES
AngelMessengerDan 8:16; 9:21; Luk 1:19,26 Heb 1:14
Ark of TestimonyArk of the covenant/mercy seat where God dwellsExo 25:10-22; Psa 80:1
BabylonReligous apostasy/confusionGen 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Rev 18:2-3; 17:1-5
Balaam, Doctrine ofCompromise, idolatryNum 22:5-25
BeastKingdom, government, political powerDan 7:23
BearDestructive power / Medo-PersiaPro 28:15; 2Ki 2:23-24; Dan 7:5
Binding of SatanA symbolic chain of cirumstancesIsa 14:12-20
BlackMoral darkness, sin, apostasyExo 10:21-23; Jer 4:20-28; 8:21; Joh 12:35; Joe 2:1-10
BloodLifeLev 17:11, Deu 12:23
Blue (color)LawNum 15:38-39
Bottomless pitEarth in chaos, torn up, dark and emptyGen 1:1,2; Jer 4:23-28; Isa 24:1-4, 19; Rev 20:1-3
BowSuccess in battle against evilPsa 7:11,12; Psalms 45:4,5
BreadWord of GodJoh 6:35, 51, 52, 63
Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver drossImpure characterEze 22:20-21
Corrupt WomanCorrupt, apostate churchEze 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos 2:5; 3:1
CrownsKingship, victory1Ch 20:2; 2Ki 11:12; Eze 21:26, 27; Jam 1:12
ClothingCharacterIsa 64:6, Isa 59:6
CupMeted out suffering and judgmentsPsa 11:6; Isa 51:12, 22-23; Jer 25:12-17
DayLiteral yearEze 4:6; Num 14:34
DoorOpportunity/Probation2Co 2:12; Rev 3:20; Luk 12:24, 25
DoveHoly SpiritMar 1:10
DragonSatan or his agencyIsa 27:1; Psa 74:13,14; Rev 12:7, 9; Eze 29:3; Jer 51:34
EagleSpeed, power, vision, vengeance, protectionDeu 28:49; Hab 1:6-8; Rev 12:1-4
Eating of the bookAssimilating the messageEze 3:1-3; Jer 15:16
EgyptSymbol of atheismExo 5:2
EyesSpiritual discernmentMat 13:10-17, 1Jo 2:11
Eye salveHoly Spirit to help us see truth (discernment)Eph 1:12-19; Psa 119:18; 1Jo 2:20, 27; Joh 16:7-13
Faithful witnessChristJoh 18:37; Joh 3:11; Rev 1:5; 3:14; 19:11
False ProphetApostate protestantismRev 16:13, 14; 13:13, 14; 19:20
FamineDearth of TruthAmo 8:11
FeetYour walk / DirectionGen 19:2, Psa 119:105
ForeheadMindRom 7:25; Eze 3:8, 9
FornicationIllicit connection between church and worldEze 16:15, 26; Isa 23:17; Jam 4:4; Rev 14:4
Four Beasts of Living CreaturesHeavenly beings with special responsibilitiesRev 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3, 15:7, 19:4
Four corners of EarthFour directions of compassJer 49:36
FireHoly SpiritLuk 3:16
Fig TreeA Nation that should bear fruitLuk 13:6-9
FieldWorldMat 13:38, Joh 4:35
FruitWorks / ActionsGa 5:22
GarmentsCovering of righteousnessGen 35:2; Isa 61:10; 52:1; Zec 3:3-5; Rom 13:14
GoldTrue riches of heaven, faith, scripturePsa 19:7-10; Gal 5:6; Jam 2:5; Job 23:10; Isa 13:12
GoatGreeceDan 8:21
HandSymbol of Deeds / Works / ActionsEcc 9:10, Isa 59:6
HarvestEnd of WorldMat 13:39
HarlotApostate church/religionIsa 1:21-27; Jer 3:1-3; 6-9
HeadsMajor powers/rulers/governmentsRev 17:3, 9, 10; Dan 7:6; 8:8, 22
HealingSalvationLuk 5:23-24
Hidden MannaChristJoh 6:49, 50, 53; Mat 13:44
HoneyHappy lifeEze 20:6, Deu 8:8-9
HornKing or kingdom, power and strengthDan 7:24; 8:5, 21, 22; Zec 1:18, 19; Rev 17:12
HorseStrength and power in battleJob 39:19, Psa 147:10, Pro 21:31; Exo 15:21; Isa 43:17
HorseSpecial Representatives (angel)Jer 8:6; Zec 1:8-10; 6:1-8
ImageA likenessExo 20:4; Gen 1:26; 5:3
IncensePrayers of God’s peoplePsa 141:2; Rev 5:8
IsraelTrue followers of ChristRom 9:6-8; 2:28, 29; Gal 3:29
Jar / VesselPersonJer 18:1-4, 2Co 4:7
JezebelImmorality, idolatry, apostasy1Ki 21:25; 2Ki 9:22
JordanDeathRom 6:4, Deu 4:22
Key of DavidPower to open & close the sanctuaryRev 3:7-9; Isa 22:22
KeysControl/jurisdictionIsa 22:22; Mat 16:19
LambJesus/sacrificeJoh 1:29; 1Co 5:7; Gen 22:7, 8
LampWord of GodPsa 119:105
Lamb’s WifeNew JerusalemRev 19:7-9; 21:2, 9, 10
LionJesus/powerful king i.e. BabylonRev 5:4-9, Jer 50:43-44, Dan 7:4, 17, 23
LocustsDestructionJoe 1:4; Deu 28:38
LeopardGreeceDan 7:6
LeprosySinLuk 5:23-24
Lords DayThe SabbathIsa 58:13; Mat 12:8; Exo 20:10
Man ChildJesusPsa 2:7-9; Rev 12:5
MarkSign/seal/mark of approval or disapprovalRom 4:11; Eze 9:4; Rev 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2, 3
Measuring RodGod’s lawJam 2:10-12; Ecc 12:13, 14
Measuring RodGod’s WordIsa 8:19, 20; 2Ti 3:16, 17
MerchantsAdvocates of Babylon’s teachingsIsa 47:11-15; Nah 3:16; Rev 18:3, 11, 15, 23
MoonPermanencePsa 89:35-37
MoonMoses’ system of types of sacrificesHeb 10:1, 11
Morning starJesusRev 22:16
MountainsPolitical or religion-political powersIsa 2:2, 3; Jer 17:3; 51:24, Dan 2:35, 44, 45
Mystery of GodThe gospelEph 1:9, 10, 3:9, 6:19; Col 1:26, 27
New JerusalemThe holy city of heavenRev 3:12, 21:2
OilHoly SpiritZec 4:2-6; Rev 4:5
Open DoorUnlimited opportunity1Co 16:9; Act 14:27; Joh 10:7-9; Hos 2:15; Col 4:3
PurpleRoyaltyMar 15:17; Jdg 8:26
RainbowToken of covenant keepingGen 9:11-17
RamMedo-PersiaDan 8:20
Red / Scarlet (color)Sin/corruptionIsa 1:18; Nah 2:3; Rev 17:1-4
ReapersAngelsMat 13:39
ReinsSeat of will, affectionsPsa 7:9, 16:7, 26:2, 73:21; Pro 23:16; Jer 17:10
RingAuthorityGen 41:42-43, Est 3:10-11
RockJesus/truth1Co 10:4; Isa 8:13, 14; Rom 9:33; Mat 7:24
SealSign or mark of approval or disapprovalRom 4:11; Rev 7:2, 3
SeedDescendants / JesusRom 9:8, Gal 3:16
Second DeathLake of fireRev 21:8; 20:2
SerpentSatanRev 12:9; 20:2
Seven Candle SticksSeven churchesExo 25:31-40; Rev 1:20
Seven HeadsSeven political powersRev 17:9, 10; Isa 2:2-4
Seven LampsJesus, Word of GodJoh 9:5, 1:9; Psa 119:105; Rev 4:5
SickleSymbol of harvest/end of worldMat 13:39; Rev 14:14
SilverPure words & understandingPro 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11, Psa 12:6
SodomMoral degradationsEze 16:46-55; Jer 23:14; Gen 19:4-14
StarsAngels / messengersRev 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7
SunJesus/the gospelPsa 84:11; Mal 4:2; Mat 17:2; Joh 8:12; 9:5
SkinChrist’s righteousnessExo 12:5, 1Pe 1:19, Isa 1:4-6
SwordWord of GodEph 6:17; Heb 4:12
SwordBloodshed, DestructionIsa 3:25, 13:15; Act 12:1, 2; Jer 48:2
Testimony of JesusHoly Spirit / Gift of prophecyRev 19:10; 22:9; 1Co 13:2
ThiefUnexpected1Th 5:2-4; 2Pe 3:10
Thorns / Thorny GroundCares of this lifeMar 4:18-19
TongueLanguage / SpeechExo 4:10
Time360 Day (Literal Years)Dan 4:16, 23, 35, 32; 7:25; Dan 11:13 margin
Times720 Days (Literal Years)Dan 7:25, Rev 12:6, 14, 13:5; 11:1, 2
TrumpetLoud warning of God’s approachExo 19:16-17, Jos 6:4-5
TreeCross; People / NationDeu 21:22-23, Psa 92:12, 37:35
TormentTest, prove by trial1Co 3:13; Heb 12:29; Isa 33:14
Twenty-four eldersA group redeemed from earthRev 5:9-10, 4:4; 7:9-14
Two-edged SwordGod’s wordEph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Mat 10:34
Two witnessesOld and New TestamentsJoh 5:39, Zec 4:1-14; Psa 119:130, 105; Joh 12:48
VineyardChurch that should bear fruitLuk 20:9-16
WatersInhabited Area-People/NationsRev 17:15
WaterHoly Spirit / Everlasting LifeJoh 7:39, 4:14, Rev 22:17, Eph 5:26
White (Color)PurityRev 12:9; 20:2
White RobesVictory / righteousnessRev 19:8; 3:5; 7:14
WindsStrife, commotions, “winds of war”Jer 25:31-33, 49:36, 37, 4:11-13; Zec 7:14
WingsSpeed / Protection / DeliveranceDeu 28:49, Mat 23:37
WineBlood / covenant / doctrinesLuk 5:37, Isa 5:1-7
Woman, PureTrue churchJer 6:2; 2Co 11:2; Eph 5:23-27
Woman, CorruptApostate churchEze 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos 2:5; 3:1; Rev 14:4
WolfDisguised enemies in a time of darknessMat 7:15
WormwoodSorrow / bitternessJer 9:15, 23:15; Lam 3:19
Wrath of GodSeven last plaguesRev 15:1
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