Bible Pathways in Picture and Word

Bible Symbols 

Spiritual Meanings of Bible Words

This is a collection of Bible Key Words with their Spiritual Meanings and the corresponding reference texts. 

However, this collection is by no means exhaustive. This is just to get you started. There will be many more words that you will find spiritual meaning for in your own study. The deeper the study, the more meaning will be found. There will also be more spiritual meanings that you may discover, for words that are contained in this collection. God’s Word is inexhaustible!

It is also helpful to look at how the “physical” works, in order to understand how the “spiritual” works. 

A good example would be “butter”.  The components of “physical” butter are contained in “physical” milk, you just can’t see it. So the components of “spiritual” butter are contained in “spiritual” milk, you just can’t see it.  In order to get some of the spiritual butter, you have to churn the spiritual milk - (go back and forth in it).

This is what Isaiah 28:10 is talking about – precept upon precept.

“He [Jesus] used the natural things with which they were familiar to make divine instruction clear to their understanding, thus preparing the way for the seeds of truth to be dropped into the prepared soil of the heart.” 1888 Materials p.261

“Jesus' manner of teaching was beautiful and attractive, and it was ever characterized by simplicity. He unfolded the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven through the use of figures and symbols with which his hearers were familiar, and the common people heard him gladly; for they could comprehend his words.” Christian Education p.126

It is impossible for any human mind to exhaust even one truth or promise of the Bible. One catches the glory from one point of view, another from another point; yet we can discern only gleamings. The full radiance is beyond our vision. As we contemplate the great things of God's word, we look into a fountain that broadens and deepens beneath our gaze. Its breadth and depth pass our knowledge. As we gaze, the vision widens; stretched out before us we behold a boundless, shoreless sea. Such study has vivifying power. The mind and heart acquire new strength, new life.” Education p.171  

“The Bible contains all the principles that men need to understand in order to be fitted either for this life or for the life to come. And these principles may be understood by all. No one with a spirit to appreciate its teaching can read a single passage from the Bible without gaining from it some helpful thought. But the most valuable teaching of the Bible is not to be gained by occasional or disconnected study. Its great system of truth is not so presented as to be discerned by the hasty or careless reader. Many of its treasures lie far beneath the surface, and can be obtained only by diligent research and continuous effort. The truths that go to make up the great whole must be searched out and gathered up, "here a little, and there a little." Isaiah 28:10.  When thus searched out and brought together, they will be found to be perfectly fitted to one another. Each Gospel is a supplement to the others, every prophecy an explanation of another, every truth a development of some other truth. The types of the Jewish economy are made plain by the gospel. Every principle in the word of God has its place, every fact its bearing. And the complete structure, in design and execution, bears testimony to its Author. Such a structure no mind but that of the Infinite could conceive or fashion.” Education p.123 


To give an example of this method of study - look at Eccl. 11:1  

"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days."

Notice the "key words" in this verse - bread, water, days

Using the Bible to interpret itself, we see that "bread" can represent "The Word of God" 

 "Waters" can represent "peoples" and "nations"

And "Days" can represent "years"

If you put these meanings back into Eccl. 11:1 you get this meaning: 

"Cast the Word of God upon the peoples: for thou shalt find it after many years."

or to paraphrase it, 

"If you teach the Word of God to the people: you will see the results of your labor after many years."


Key Word

Spiritual Meaning

Reference

 

 

 

Adultery

Rejection/Unfaithfulness to God, Idolatry,

Union Church & World

Jer. 3:8,9,14; 

Eze. 23:37; Isa. 54:4,6;   Mark 10:12

Angel

Messenger

Dan. 8:16, 9:21; 

Luke 1:19,26,

Heb. 1:14;  Gal. 4:14

Angels

Church Leaders

Acts 6:15;  Gal. 4:14

Anoint  (with oil)

Cleanse from sin,

Receive the Holy Spirit                                  

Lev. 21:12;  Eze. 16:9;               Isa. 61:1, 1:16

Apparel 

(to wear)

(See Garment)

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Apple

God’s Law

Prov. 7:2

Apple

God’s People

Zech. 2:8

Archer

Minister/One who uses

the Bible

(see texts for

“Bow” & “Arrow”)

Arm

Strength

Isa. 62:8

Armour

Righteousness of Christ

2Cor. 6:7; 

Eph. 6:11-18

Arrow

Message/Words

Jer. 9:8;  Ps. 64:3

Arrow  (Sharp)

False Witness

Prov. 25:18

Arrow  (Evil)

Famine

Ezek. 5:16; 

2Kings 13:17

Asleep

Dead (Physical or Spiritual)

1Cor. 15:3-6, 16-18;  Eph. 5:14 

1Thes. 4:13-17

Ass (Wild)

Israel/Laodicea

Jer. 2:23-24; Hos. 8:9

Astray

Leave the truth or true way

Isa. 53:6;  2Pet. 2:15

Awake

Alive (Physical or Spiritual)

1Cor. 15:34;  Eph. 5:14

Babe/Baby

Newly converted Christian

1Pet. 2:2;  Heb. 5:13;  John 3:3

Babes/Sucklings

Unfamiliar with Bible or Unskilled in the Word of God                    

1Pet. 1:23, 2:2;

Heb. 5:13

Babylon

Religious Apostasy/ Confusion/Rebellion

Gen. 10:8-10, 11:6-9;              Rev. 17:1-5, 18:2-3

Balaam  (Doctrine of)

Advancing our own interests, Compromise, Idolatry                

Num. 22:5-25

Barren

Unfruitful,

No Converts for Jesus

Gen. 11:30;

1Pet. 1:23; 2Pet. 1:8

Bear

Wicked Ruler/ Destructive Power                                              

Pro. 28:15,

2Kings 2:23-24

Beast

Kingdom, Government,

Political Power                                   

Dan. 7:23

Beasts

Kings, Kingdoms

Dan. 7:17-23

Bed

(place of rest & relationship)

Sabbath

Luke 11:7;  Is. 57:2,

Is. 66:1; Gen. 2:2; 

Ex. 20:8-11

Bee (Honey)

Righteous People

Judg. 14:8

Bee (bad)

Wicked People

Ps. 118:12

Belly

Heart

Matt. 12:40

Beloved (My)

God’s People

Matt. 3:17; Rom. 9:25

Binding (Satan)

Symbolic Chain of Circumstances

Is. 14:12-20

Birds

People

Eccl. 9:12; Prov. 27:8

Bird (Unclean)

Wicked, Deceitful Men

Rev. 18:2; Is. 46:11; Hos. 11:11;

Jer. 5:26-27

Bird (Speckled)

 God’s People

Jer. 12:7-9

Birth

(Beareth, Travail,

Labor)

Bring to Spiritual Conversion

Gal. 4:19

Bitter

Sorrow, Crying

Ezek. 27:31

Black

Moral Darkness, Sin, Apostasy

Ex. 10:21-23;

Jer. 4:20-28, 8:21

Acts 26:18;

John 12:35

Black

Error, False Teachings, Evil

Pro. 4:19, 7:9

Blind

Doesn’t Understand Truth

Is. 56:10-11

Blind

Not Having The Christian Graces

2Pet. 1:5-9

Blood

Life

Lev. 17:11;

Deut. 12:23

Blue

God’s Law, Obedience To God’s Law

Num. 15:38-40

Body

God’s Church, His People

1Cor. 12:12-13;

Col. 1:18

Bone(s)

Person(s)

Judges 9:2; 2Sam. 5:1

(To Break a Bone)

Persuade Someone to Change Their Mind

Pro. 25:15

Bone (Broken)

Surrendered Person

Num. 24:8; 

Ps. 57:3,7,8

Bones (Dry)

Person Without Hope, Without Holy Spirit

Ezek. 37:11;

Pro. 17:22

Bones (Shaking)

Person Filled With False Doctrine/Fear

Jer. 23:9;  Is. 28:7;  Job 4:14

Border (or hem of garment)

God’s Law (10 Commandments)

Num. 15:37-40

Cut off the Skirt

(edge or border see Strong’s #3671)

Accuse of Forgetting God’s Law

1Sam. 24:4;

Num. 15:38, 39

Border

(to enlarge)

Profess to Keep the Law Better than Others

Num. 15:38, 39;

Matt. 23:5

Born

To Be Converted

John 3:3; 

1Pet. 1:23, 2:2

Bottle (New)

Converted Person

Jer. 18:3,4,6;  19:1

Bottle (Old)

Unconverted Person

Jer. 13:12,13;  19:1,10,11, Luke 5:37

Bottomless Pit

Earth in Chaos, torn up, dark, empty

Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-28, Is. 24:1-19, Rev. 20:1

Bow

God’s Word (The Bible)

Hab. 3:9

Bow (battle)

Warfare

Zech. 9:10;  10:4

Bow (Deceitful)

Men’s Words

Ps. 78:57; Jer. 9:3

Branch (The)

Christ

Jer. 23:5,6

Branches (Fruit)

People who  abide in Christ

John 15:5

Branches (No Fruit)

People who abide not in Christ

John 15:4

Brass (regular) – an amalgamated metal

Humanity - Immorality, Impurity, Corruption

Jer. 6:28; Eze. 22:18; 24:11,12; Eze. 27:13

Brass (fine or burnished) – has been refined

Humanity – Purity, Holiness

Eze. 24:11,12;

Rev. 1:15

Bread

(or Meal or Loaf)

The Word of God (The Bible)

Gen. 18:5,6;

Deut. 8:3; Amos 8:11; Matt. 4:4; 1Cor. 5:8

Bread

(from Heaven, of Life)

Jesus – The Word

Ex. 16:4;

John 6:32,33,35,51

Breasts (Where Milk comes from)(see Milk)

God’s Word

(Old & New Testaments)

Is. 28:9; Heb. 5:12; 1Pet. 2:2;

Bride (of Christ)

New Jerusalem, God’s People

Is. 54:5,6; 2Cor. 11:2; Rev. 21:9,10

Bridegroom

Jesus

Is. 62:5; Rev. 19:7-9

Brier

Wicked Person

Heb. 6:4-9; Mic. 7:2-4

Brook

Words of Wisdom / God’s Wisdom = Butter & Honey

Prov. 18:4; Job 20:17

Brook

(dry, no rain)

Rejection of God’s Word

(see “Rain”)

Is. 19:6, Job 6:15,

1Kings 17:7

Brown (color)

Earth, Man

Gen. 2:7; 3:19;

30:32-35; Ps. 24:1-5

Bullock

Person, Man

Jer. 31:18

Butter (see Milk)

Hidden Meaning in Word of God

Pro. 30:33; Job 20:17

Cage (of Birds)

Church filled with deceived people

Jer. 5:27,

2 Kings 10:21,

Pro. 27:8

Candle (lamp)

God’s Word / Bible

Psalms 119:105

Candle

(to light a)

Study the Bible to understand truth

Psalm 18:28

Candlestick

Church

Rev. 1:20

Chariots & Horsemen

Military Strength

Ex. 14:9, 1Sam. 13:5

Children (of God)

God’s people

1 John 3:10

Children (of Satan)

The Wicked

1 John 3:10

Cistern (with water)

God’s church

Pro. 5:15,

S. of S. 4:12-15

Cistern (broken, no water)

Cistern = Well = Church

False church

Jer. 2:13,

2 Peter 2:15-17,

S. of S. 4:12-15

City (on a hill)

God’s people

Matt. 5:14, Is. 40:1-2, Is. 62:12

Clay

People

Is. 64:8

Clothed

(with garment)

Covered by Christ’s robe of righteousness/

or own works

Job 29:14, Is. 59:6

Clothing

(See “Garment”)

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Cloud

(white, light)

Righteousness

Ps. 97:2 

Cloud

(dark, black)

Judgment

Eze. 30:18,19,

Job 22:13, Ps. 97:2 

Clusters

(the vine)

God’s Word

(group of doctrines)

S. of S. 7:8, Is. 65:8, Eccl. 2:3

Coals

Voice of God/God’s Word

Psalm 18:13

Color (blue)

God’s Law/10 Commandments

The Father

Num. 15:38-39

Color (red)

Shed blood/Sin/Death

Jesus

Is. 1:18, 2 Kings 3:22, Rev. 7:14, John 1:29

Color (yellow)

God’s love/

Holy Spirit

Ps. 68:13, John 1:32, Rom. 5:5,

Color (green)

Hope & Trust in the Lord

Jer. 17:7-8

Color (black)

Wickedness

Pro. 7:9, Pro. 4:19, Acts 26:18

Color (white)

Purity/Righteousness

Dan. 12:10, Rev. 19:8

Color (orange - amber)

God’s glory

Eze. 1:27-28

Color (purple)

Royalty

Mark 15:17,

Judges 8:26

Cords

Something that binds/ Sins(bad) or Love of Jesus (good)

Pro. 5:22 / Hosea 11:4

Corn

Manna

Ps. 78:24

Crown

Character

Ps. 89:39, 132:18,

Pro. 4:9

Crown

Kingship / Victory

1Chr. 20:2, Jas. 1:12

Cup

Experience of Life

Matt. 23:25-28, 26:39

Darkness (night)

Lack of understanding/Error

Ps. 82:5

Daub

(with untempered morter)

To say: Thus saith the Lord – when the Lord hath not spoken

Ezek. 22:28

Day

Year

Eze. 4:6, Num. 14:34

Day

1000 Years

2Pet. 3:8

Day Star/

Morning Star

Jesus

2Pet. 1:19, Rev. 22:16

Deep (the great)

Judgments of the Lord

Ps. 36:6

Ditch (deep)

Whore/False church/error

Pro. 23:27

Dogs

Evil workers/wicked

Phil. 3:2, Ps. 22:16

Dogs (dumb)

Evil pastors/leaders that don’t give warning

Is. 56:10-11,

Ezek. 33:2-3

Dogs

 Gentiles

Mark 7:26-27

Dogs (return to vomit)

Fool returning to folly

Pro. 26:11

Door

Jesus

John 10:9

Door (open)

Jesus (enter in, be saved)

John 10:9, Rev. 3:8

Door (shut)

Jesus (I know you not/

probation closed)

Matt. 25:10-12

Dove

Holy Spirit

Luke 3:22, Matt. 3:16, Mark 1:10

Dove (silly)

Unholy spirit

Hosea 7:11, 11:11, Rev. 18:2

Dragon

Satan / the devil

Rev. 12:9

Dragon

Satan’s agency

Eze. 29:3, Jer. 51:34

Dross

Wicked/sin/evil

Ps. 119:119

Drink

To receive instruction

S. of S. 8:2

Eagle

Speed/Power/Vision

Deut. 28:49,

Eagle

Protection

Rev. 12:14

Ear

(see “hear”)

Intellectual faculty/Ability to Reason and think intelligently

Rev. 2:7, Is. 6:9,

Matt. 13:13

Earth

(see “water”)

Uninhabited Area

Rev. 13:11

Eat

Read

 (to gain knowledge)

Jer. 15:16

Eat (bread)

Read God’s Word – the Bible

Jer. 15:16

Egypt

World/Earth

1Ki 8:53, Ex. 20:2

Egypt

Atheism

Ex. 5:2

Egyptians

Men

Is. 31:3

Eyes

Wisdom and understanding

Eph. 1:18, Is. 29:14

Eyes

Prophets of God

Is. 29:10, 1 Sam. 9:9

Eyesalve

(Remedy for Blindness)

Discernment/

Understanding of God’s

Word

Eph. 1:17-19,

Ps. 119:18,

1John 2:20,27

Face

The mind or the will

Jer. 5:3, 42:15

Famine

(lack of bread)

Lacking Word of God

Amos 8:11

Feed

To teach others

(see “eat”)

Acts 2:46

Feet

The actions/

Direction of your Walk

Ps. 119:101,105

Field

The world

Matt. 13:38

Fire

God’s Word – the Bible

Jer. 23:29

Fire

Holy Ghost

Luke 3:16

First Fruits

The redeemed

Rev. 14:4-9

Fish

People

Hab. 1:14

Fishers (of men)

Those who lead others to Jesus

Matt. 4:18-19

Flesh

People

Is. 40:6-7

Flesh

Word of God/Bible

John 1:14

Floods

Ungodly men

Ps. 18:4

Flower

Man

Ps. 103:15

Fly

Wicked person-attracted to sin

Eccl. 10:1, Is. 7:18

Foot (be under)

Be subject to (submit to)

Ps. 8:6

Foot (put under)

Have power over

1 Cor. 15:24-25

Forehead

Mind

Deut. 6:6-8,

Rom. 7:25, Eze. 3:8,9

Foundation (rock)

Words of Christ

Luke 6:47-49,

1 Cor. 10:4

Foundation

(sand or earth)

Words of men

Luke 6:49, Matt. 7:26

Fountain (living)

The Lord

Jer. 17:13

Fountain

(dirty, troubled)

Righteous man falling into sin

Pro. 25:26

Fox

False prophet/false teacher

Ezek. 13:3-4

Frogs

Unclean spirits/evil spirits

Rev. 16:13

Fruit (good)

Righteousness/souls won/Works

Phil. 1:11, Pro. 11:30, Gal. 5:22

Fruit (bad)

Doing things your own way

Pro. 1:31

Garden (enclosed)

The Church/God’s people

S. of S. 4:12

Garden (watered)

The Church/God’s people/Soul

Is. 58:11, Jer. 31:12

Garment

Character or Life

Gen. 35:2, Zech.3:4

Garment

(new/clean, white)

New Righteous Life/ Christ’s Robe of Righteousness

Is. 61:10, Rev. 19:8

Garment

(old, filthy, holes)

Old sinful life

Zech. 3:4, James 5:1-2

Garment

(hem, border)

God’s law

Num. 15:37-40

Goat

Satan/Wicked people

Lev. 16:21-22,

Matt. 25:33-41

Gold

Law (Truth)/Love/Faith

Rom. 13:10,

Ps. 19:7-10,

1 Peter 1:7

Gold

Pure Character

Isa 13:12

Gold

Divinity

Job 22:25 margin

Grass

People

Is. 40:6-7

Grass

(dry, stubble)

Wicked people

Mal. 4:1

Grasshopper

People

Judges 7:12, Is. 40:22

Ground

Heart

Mark 4:15

Hammer

God’s Word – the Bible

Jer. 23:29

Hail

Voice of God/God’s Word

Ps. 18:13

Hair

Spirit of God/

Christ’s Righteousness

1 Cor. 11:15, Is. 30:1

Hand

Works/Deeds

Eccl. 9:10, Is. 59:6

Hand (right)

Power

Ex. 15:6, Ps. 80:17

Harvest

End of the World

Matt. 13:39

Head

The Mind

Dan. 2:28-29

Head

Leader/Ruler

Mic. 3:9, Ps. 110:6

Healing

Salvation/Cleanse of Sin

Luke 5:23-24

Hear

To Understand

Matt. 13:15, Neh. 8:2,

Heart

The Mind

Pro. 23:7

Heifer

(young, female cow)

Egypt & Babylon

Jer. 46:20, 50:11

Heifer (backsliding)

God’s people acting like wicked

Hosea 4:15-17

Hem

(See “Garment”)

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Hill

(See “Mountain”)

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Honey (good)

God’s words/ God’s law

Ps. 19:7-10, 119:103

Honey (bad)

Man’s Glory/Man’s Law

Ps. 25:27

Horn

Strength

Jer. 48:25, Ps. 18:12

Horn

King or kingdom

Dan. 8:21, Dan. 7:24

Horse (goodly)

God’s people

Zech. 10:3

Horses (in good sense)

The Lord’s army of people

Joel 2:2-11

Horse

Strength & Power in Battle

Job 39:19, Ps. 147:10, Pro. 21:31

Horses

Flesh (not Spirit)

Is. 31:3

House

Church

Heb. 3:6

Incense

Prayer

Ps. 141:2

Incense

Christ’s Righteous Life & Death

Phil. 4:8

Iron Furnace

Egypt

Deut. 4:20, Jer. 11:4

Israel

Converted people

Gen. 32:24

Jacob

Unconverted people

Gen. 27:35-36

Jar

(see “Vessel”)

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Jew (spiritual)

True Christian

Rom. 2:28-29

Jezebel

(see “Woman”)

False, Immoral Church/ Idolatry/Apostasy

1Kin. 21:25, 2Kin. 9:22

Jordan

Death

Rom. 6:4, Deut. 4:22

Key

Government

Is. 22:22, Is. 9:6

Key

Knowledge

Luke 11:52

Lamb (The)

Jesus

John 1:29, 1Cor. 5:7

Lame

Foolish/

Lack Understanding

Pro. 26:7

Lamp (same as “candle”)

God’s Word – the Bible

Ps. 119:105

Leaven

Doctrine

Matt. 16:6-12

Leaven

(old or bad)

False doctrine/sin

1 Cor. 5:7-8

Leprosy/Sickness

Sin

Luke 5:23-24

Light

Truth

Ps. 43:3, John 3:21

Light (to see)

Understand truth

Ps. 119:130

Light (of the world)

Jesus/True Christians

John 8:12, 9:5,

Matt. 5:14

Lightning (good)

Truth moving at great speed

Ps. 43:3

Lightning (bad)

Satan

Luke 10:18

Lilly

Jesus

S. of S. 2:1

Lillies

People with characters like Jesus

Matt. 6:28, S. of S. 6:2

Lion (roaring)

Wicked ruler/Satan

Pro. 28:15, 1 Peter 5:8

Lion (roaring)

Conspiracy of False Prophets

Eze. 22:25

Lion (good, kingly)

Jesus

Rev. 5:5

Loaves of bread (3 parts)

3 Angel’s Messages

Gen. 18:5-6,

Lev. 23:17,

Rev. 14:4-12,

Matt. 4:4

Locusts

(see also “wind”)

People who claim to be clean but are carried around by wind

Ps. 109:23, Lev. 11:22

Locusts

Destructive Agencies

Joel 1:4, Deut. 28:38

Locusts

Arabians / Islam

Gen. 25:13, Jer 49:28, Is. 21:13-17,  Jdg 6:3-5   

Lord’s Day

Sabbath

Is. 58:13, Matt. 12:8, Ex. 20:10

 

 

 

Mark

Sign or Seal of

Approval or Disapproval

Eze. 9:4, Rom. 4:11, Rev. 7:2-3, 13:17, 14:9

Measuring Rod

God’s Law/God’s Word

Is. 8:20, 2Tim. 3:16,17

Milk

God’s Word – basics – surface truth

1 Peter 2:2, Heb. 5:12

Milk

(to churn, see also “butter”)

Go back & forth in – compare scripture with scripture

Is. 28:9-10, 1Cor. 2:13

Milk (drink)

Unskillful in the use of the Bible

Heb. 5:13

Mirror

Law of God/Liberty

James 1:23

Moon

The Church

S. of S. 6:10

Moon (reflects light from sun on earth’s dark side)

Prophecy [Spirit of]

 (reflect truth from Bible)

2Peter 1:19

Mountain or hill (good)

God’s Word

Joel 3:18, Heb. 5:12, S. of S. 8:2

Mountain

(of the Lord)

God’s Church/His people

Is. 2:2,3

Mountains (great)

The Lord’s Righteousness

Ps. 36:6

Mountain or hill (bad)

Man’s Word

Is. 2:14-17, Luke 3:4-5

Mountains (dark)

False Churches (no light)

Jer. 13:16

Mountains (destroying)

False Church/Babylon

Jer. 51:24-26,

Rev. 17:5

Mouth

Prophet/One who speaks for God

Ex. 4:15,16, 2Chr. 36:21,22

Neck

The Will

Pro. 29:1, Jer. 7:26

Net

(God’s, used to catch fish)

Word’s/Doctrines of His Word

Pro. 29:5, Matt. 13:47

Net (Evil)

Word’s/False doctrines

Pro. 29:5,

Eccl. 7:26, 9:12

Number (#) 1

Light (truth)

Gen. 1:3-5, Eph. 4:4-6

(#)1

Unity/Singleness

Eph. 4:4-6, John 17:21

(#) 2

Division/Divided

Gen. 1:6-9

(#) 3

God’s Number/Perfection

1John 5:7

(#) 4

Worldwide

Rev. 7:1

(#) 4

Jesus

Gen. 1:14-19,

Ex. 20:8-11, Joh. 1:1-3

(#) 4

God’s People

(same as “Jesus”)

(#) 5

Life/Decision/Choices

Gen. 1:22-23,

Ex. 20:12,

Matt. 25:1-12

(#) 5

Senses/Avenues to Soul

Gen. 3:1-6

(#) 6

Number of man

Gen. 1:27,31,

Rev. 13:18

(#) 7

Completeness/Rest/All

Gen. 2:3, Ex. 20:8-11

(#) 8

Resurrection

(from death to life)

Rev. 17:8,11

(#) 9

Judgment

Hag. 1:10,11

(#) 10

Law/Perfect Order

Ex. 20:1-17

(#) 12

Church

Ex. 28:21, Mat 10:1

(#) 13

Rebellion

Gen. 14:4

(#) 40

A Generation

Num. 32:13, Ps. 95:10

(#) 50

Jubilee / Power

Lev. 25:10, Acts 2

(#) 70

Leadership

Ex. 24:1, Luke 10:1

(#) 120

Probationary Time

Gen. 6:3

Oil

Holy Spirit

1Sam. 16:13,

Ex. 30:25, Zec. 4:2-6

Oil

Reproof

Ps. 141:5, John 16:8

Ointment

(see Oil)

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Oven (heated)

Adulterers/Those who reject the Lord

Hos. 7:4, Eze. 23:37, Mark 10:12

Oven (fiery)

Enemies of the Lord

Ps. 21:8,9

Pasture

(food for sheep)

Bible/God’s Word

Ps. 79:13, John 21:17, Matt. 4:4

Pit (narrow)

Strange Woman/

False Church

Pro. 23:27

 

 

 

Rain

(early & latter)

Holy Spirit

Hos. 6:3, Joel 2:28

Rain

Doctrine

Deut. 32:2

Rain (drops)

Precept upon Precept

Is. 28:9-10

Rainbow

(see “Bow” & “Colors”)

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Raven

Man that executes God’s Counsel

Is. 46:11, Luke 12:24

Reapers

Angels

Matt. 13:39

Reins

The Will

(Controls the Horse)

Lam. 3:12-13,

Ps. 73:21,  Rev. 2:23

Jer. 12:2, 17:10,

Job 16:12-13,

Reed (broken)

Egypt/Trust in man

Is. 36:6, 2Ki 18:21

Ring

Signet/Seal/Authority

Gen. 41:41-43,

Est. 3:10-11, 8:8

Robe (white)

(see “Garment” new)

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Rock (good)

Christ

1 Cor. 10:4

Rock (bad)

False god

Deut. 32:31-37

Rod

Strength

Ps. 110:2

Rooftop

Place of Worship

Jer. 19:13

Salt

(without savor)

Christians in name only/ don’t represent God’s character by obedience

Matt. 5:13

Salt

(with savor)

Christians who represent God’s character by their obedience

Mat 5:13

Sand

People

Jos. 11:4

Sand

Man’s ideas & theories

Matt. 7:26

Scorpions

Wicked/

Rebellious Israelites

Eze. 2:3-6

Sea (troubled)

Wicked People

Is. 57:20, Jude 13

Seal

(same as “Mark”)

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See

(see “Light”)

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Seed

God’s Word/Bible

Luke 8:11

Seed (the)

Jesus

Gal. 3:16

Seed (good)

God’s people

Matt. 13:38

Seed (bad)

Wicked

Matt. 13:38

Serpent

Satan/Devil

Rev. 12:9

Sheep

God’s People

Ps. 79:13

Shepherd (good)

Jesus

Ps. 23:1, John 10:11

Ship (good)

Church/God’s People

Pro. 31:10-14,

2Cor. 11:2

Ships (bad)

Churches deceived by Satan

Eze. 27 & 28

Ships

Economic Strength

 & Power

Ps. 107:23, Pro. 31:14, Rev. 18:17

Shine

(reflect light)

Teach Truth

Ps. 43:3, Php. 2:15

Silver

Word of God

Ps. 12:6

Silver

Knowledge & Understanding

Pro. 2:3-4

Silver

God’s People

Zech. 13:9

Skirt(to cut off)

Accuse of forgetting God’s Law

1Sam. 24:4,

Num. 15:38-39

Smoke

Wicked/

Rebellious People

Is. 65:1-5, Ps. 68:1-2

Snare

False Prophet

Hos. 9:7-8

Snow

Word of God/Faithful Messenger or Message

Pro. 25:13, 26:1

Is. 55:10

Spring

(waters fail not)

People guided

by the Lord

Is. 58:11

Spring (corrupt)

Righteous falling into sin

Pro. 25:26

Sting

Poison/Sin

1Cor. 15:55-56

Straight (to go)

Follow God Totally

Pro. 4:27

Stars

Angels

Rev. 1:20

Stars (wandering or fallen)

Evil Angels

Jude 6, 13, Rev. 12:4

Stubble

(dry grass)

Wicked People

Mal. 4:1

Sun

Jesus

Mal. 4:2, Ps. 84:11

Sun (fire)

Bible/The Word of God

John 1:14

Sweat

(see also Wool)

Sin/Impurity/Body’s way of expelling toxins

Eze. 44:17-18

Sword (2 edged)

God’s Word/Bible

Heb. 4:12, Eph. 6:17

Table

God’s Word/Bible

Is. 30:8, Eze. 23:41

Tail

Lying Prophet

Is. 9:15

Tares

Wicked People

Matt. 13:38

Teeth

Words (as weapons)

Ps. 57:4, 64:3,

Pro. 30:14

Thief/Robber

False Shepherd/Prophet

John 10:1-18

Thorn

Wicked Person

2Sam. 23:6

Thorns

Cares of this Life

Mark 4:18-19

Time

Year

Dan. 4

Tin

Wickedness, Sin

Is. 1:25, Eze. 22:18-20

Tongue

Language/Speech

Ex. 4:10

Tooth

Word (see Teeth)

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Tooth (broken)

Broken Word/

Unfaithful Man

Pro. 25:19

Torment

Test/Prove by Trial

1Cor. 3:13, Heb.12:29 Rev 14:11, Is. 28:9-12

Tree (dry)

Person separated from God & His people

Is. 56:3

Tree

(green & fruitful)

Person who obeys God

Ps. 1:1-3, 52:8

Trumpet

Voice of Warning

Is. 58:1, Eze. 33:3

Trumpets

(2 silver)

Old & New Testaments

(see Trumpet & Silver)

Trumpets (silver)

Sounded as One=

Leaders Assemble

Num. 10:4

Trumpets (silver)

Sounded as Two=

People Assemble

Num. 10:2-3

Trumpets (silver)

Sounded as Two=

War/Alarm

Num. 10:9,

2Chr. 13:12

Two Witnesses

Old & New Testaments

John 5:39, Zec. 4,

Valley

Low Point/Decision

Is. 40:4, Joel 3:14

Vessel

Person

Jer. 18:4-6

Vessel (broken)

Death to Self

Ps. 31:12-14, 51:17

Vine (true)

Jesus

John 15:1

Walk

Do/Keep

Ex. 16:4, 18:20

Wall

God’s Law

Lam. 2:18, Pro. 7:2,

Is. 30:13

Wall (breach in)

Hole in Wall/1 Commandment missing

Neh. 6:1, Is. 58:12,13

Wall

Salvation

Is. 26:1, 60:18

Wash

Cleanse From Sin

Is. 1:16

Watchman

(faithful)

Pastor/Leader

Who warns the people

Eze. 33:2-3,

Num. 10:8, Is. 58:1

Watchman

(blind, sleeping)

Pastor/Leader who doesn’t warn people

Is. 56:10-11

Water

People/Inhabited area

Rev. 17:15

Water (living)

Holy Ghost

John 7:38-39

Water

(still & peaceful)

God’s People

Is. 8:6, Ps. 23:2

Way (the)

Jesus

John 14:6, Ps. 25:4-5

Way

The Path shown

 in the Sanctuary

John 14:6, 10:9

Well

(with water)

Teacher of Truth

Pro. 10:11

Well

(without water)

(see “cistern”)

False Teacher

2 Peter 2:1-17

Whirlwind

Scattering, Destruction, Distress, Separation

Zec. 7:14, Pro. 1:27, Is. 41:16

Widow (good)

Mourn for 1st Love

Pro. 15:25, Matt. 5:4

Wild Ass

Islam

Job 39:5, Gen. 16:12

Wind

Doctrine

Eph. 4:14

Wind

Holy Spirit

John 3:8

Winds

Strife/War

Jer. 49:36-37, 4:11-13

Wine (New, unfermented)

True Doctrine

S. of S. 8:2,

Deut. 32:14

Wine (Old, fermented)

False Doctrine

Is. 28:7, 29:9,

Pro. 20:1

Wings

Speed/Rapidness

Jer. 48:9

Wings (be under)

Trust God for Protection

Ps. 91:4, Ruth 2:12

Wolf

False shepherd/

 that hunts in darkness

Matt. 7:15

Woman (Pure)

God’s True Church

Is. 54:5-6, Rev. 19:7-8, Jer. 6:2

Woman (Harlot)

Satan’s Church/False church

Rev. 2:20,  17:1-6

Woman (strange)

False Church

Pro. 2:16-17, 6:23-24 1Kings 8:41

Wool / Fleece (covering of the lamb)

Christ’s Robe of Righteousness

(see “Lamb”)

Wormwood

Curse/Affliction/

Sorrow/Bitterness/

Judgment

Lam. 3:19, Jer. 9:15, Jer. 23:15, Rev. 8:11, Amos 5:7

Wound

Words of a talebearer

Pro. 26:22