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Josh. vil, 21. ... I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them..

2 Sam. viii, 10. Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: (for Hadadezer had wars with Toi:) and Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass.

1 Kings x, 21. And all king Solomon's drinking-vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

2 Kings xii, 13. Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the

house of the LORD.

2 Kings xviii, 16. At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings xxiv, 13. And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold, which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said,

2 Chron. iii, 6. And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

2 Chron. viii, 18. And Huram sent him, by the hands of his servants, ships, and servants that

had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

Ezra viil, 26. I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents.

Esther 1, 7. And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.

Job xxiii, 10. But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

of it are the place of sapphires; Job xxviii, 6, 17, 19. The stones and it hath dust of gold. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it; and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

Ps. xix, 10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold..

Ps. xlv, 9.

Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Ps. lxxil, 15. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba....

Isa. lx, 17. For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass and for stones iron. . . .

Lam. iv, 1, 2. How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street. The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

Ezek. xxvii, 22. The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.

Dan. xi, 8. And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their

precious vessels of silver and of gold..

third part through the fire, and Zech. xiii, 9. And Iwill bring the will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried.....

2 Tim. ii, 20. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

1 Pet. 1,7. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishet, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, and honour, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

Rev. ill, 18. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich.



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Ezra 1, 6. And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold....

Job xxii, 25. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

Job xxvii, 16, 17. Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Job xxviii, 1. Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they flue it.

Ps. xii, 6. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Ps, layi, 10. For thou, O God,

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Jer. vi, 30. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.

Jer. x, 9. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder. . . . . .

Ezek. xxii. 18. Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.

Ezek. xxvii, 12. Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver... . . .

Dan. v, 2. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vcssels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem. . . .

Dan. x1, 8. And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold.....

Amos ii, 6. ... They sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes.

Zech. ix, 3. And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Zech. xill, 9. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is

refined, and try them as gold is

tried. ....

Mal, iii, 3. And he shall sit as a refiner and purifler of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and sil


GOLD AND SILVER OFTEN CONNECTED TOGETHER AS A GENERAL EXPRESSION FOR MONEY, Gen. xiii, 2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Gen. xliv, 8. Behold, the money

mouths we brought again unto
thee out of the land of Canaan.
how then should we steal out of
thy lord's house silver or gold?

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Exod. iii, 22. But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.


Num. xxii, 18. And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do

less or more.

Num. xxxi, 22. Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead.

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Acts ill, 6. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee. .. . .

Acts xx, 33. I have coveted no

man's silver, or gold, or apparel. James v, 3. Your gold and silver cankered.....


1 Peter i, 18. Forasmuch as ye with corruptible things, as silver know that ye were not redeemed and gold, from your vain conver sation received by tradition from your fathers.

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2 Sam. xxi. 4. And the Gibeon-of Ites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house. ...

Judges xvi, 21. But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass.....

1 Kings xv, 18, 19. Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the 2 Sam. viii, 8. And from Betah, treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of and from Berothal. cities of Hadadhis servants; and king Asa sentezer, king David took exceeding them to Ben-hadad, the son of much brass. Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying. There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from

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and, behold, there came four charlots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.

THE EMBLEM OF STRENGTH. Job vi, 12. 18 my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass.

P3. cvil, 16. For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Isa. xlv, 2. . . . . I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.

Jer. 1, 18. For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land.


Jer. xv, 20. And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee....

Micah iv, 13. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass. ....


Deut. iii, 11. For only Og king

of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron: is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a




Deut. vill, 9. A land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Josh. viii, 31. As Moses, the servant of the LORD, commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron. . .


2 Sam. xll, 31. And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made.them pass through the brick-kiln. . . .

1 Kings vi, 7. And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was in building.

1 Chron. xxix, 2. Now, I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God, the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the fron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood. . . .

of the earth, and brass is molten
out of the stone.

Ps. ii, 9. Thou shalt break them
with a rod of iron. . . . .

Prov. xxvii, 17. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Eccles. x, 10. If the iron be
blunt, and he do not whet the
edge, then must he put to more
strength: but wisdom is profitable
to direct.

Jer. xv, 12. Shall iron break the
northern iron and the steel?
Jer. xvii, 1. The sin of Judah
is written with a pen of iron, and
with the point of a diamond.

Ezek. iv, 3. Moreover, take thou
unto thee an iron pan, and set it
and the city; and set thy face
for a wall of iron between thee
against it, and it shall be besieged,
and thou shalt lay siege against
it. This shall be a sign to the
house of Israel.

Javan, going to and fro, occupied
Ezek. xxvii, 19. Dan also and
in thy fairs; bright iron, cassia,
and calamus, were in thy market.

taken you, and brought you forth
Deut. iv, 20. But the LORD hath

out of the iron furnace, even out
of Egypt, to be unto him a people
of inheritance, as ye are this day.

that shall touch them must be
2 Sam. xxiii, 7. But the man
fenced with iron and the staff of a

made thee this day a defenced
Jer. 1, 18. For, behold, I have
city, and an iron pillar, and brasen
walls against the whole land. . . .

For three transgressions of Da-
Amos i, 8. Thus saith the LORD;
mascus, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof;
because they have threshed Gilead
with threshing instruments of

Num. xxxi, 22. Only the gold,
and the silver, the brass, the iron,
the tin, and the lead.

Joshua xxii, 8. And he spake
unto them, saying, Return with
much riches unto your tents, and
with very much cattle, with silver,
and with gold, and with brass, and
with iron, and with very much
enemies with your brethren.
raiment: divide the spoil of your

1 Chron. xxii, 14. Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a silver, and of brass and iron withthousand thousand talents of out weight; (for it is in abun

Job xxviii, 2. Iron is taken out | dance.) ..


2 Chron. il, 7. Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron. . . .

Ezek. xxii, 20. As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in will leave you there, and melt you. mine anger and in my fury, and I

the pride of your power, and I
Lev. xxvi, 19. And I will break
and your earth as brass.
will make your heaven as iron,

Deut. xxxiii, 25. Thy shoes shall
so shall thy strength be.
be iron and brass; and as thy days,

neck is an iron sinew, and thy that thou art obstinate, and thy Isa. xlviii, 4. Because I knew brow brass.


two vessels of fine copper, precious of gold of a thousand drams, and Ezra viii, 27. Also twenty basons as gold.


the tin, and the lead.
Num. xxxi, 22. Only the gold,
and the silver, the brass, the iron,

graven with an iron pen, and lead
Job xix, 24. That they were
in the rock for ever.

burnt, the lead is consumed of the Jer. vi, 29. The bellows are fire, the founder melteth in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Ezek. xxii, 18. Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, the furnace; they are even the and iron, and lead, in the midst of dross of silver.


Isa. 1, 25. And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin.

Ezek. xxvii, 12. Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.


Deut. xxxiii, 15. And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills.

Judges iii, 26. And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.

Job xxviii, 5, 6. As for the earth out of it cometh bread: and under

it is turned up as it were fire. The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

Isa. xxxiii, 12. And the people shall be as the burnings of lime; as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.


Judges ix, 45. And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed It with salt.

Mark ix, 49, 50. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every Bacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye Beason it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. Luke xiv, 34, 35. Salt is good:

but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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Exod. xxviil, 17-20. And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row

a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row a they shall be set in gold in their beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper; inclosings.

Rev. xxi, 19-21. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of See under DRESS, Page 160, 161. precious stones. The first founda


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1 Chron. xxix, 2, 8. Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God, .... onyxstones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

2 Chron iii, 6. And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty....

2 Chron.xxxii, 27. And Hezekiah had exceeding mnch riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels.

Rev. xviii, 12. The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls.

tion was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.


TIONED IN SCRIPTURE. AGATE AND CARBUNCLE. Isa. liv, 12. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and, all thy borders of pleasant stones.

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Jer. xvii, 1. The sin of Judah is Rev. xxi, 19. And the founda-written with a pen of iron, and tions of the wall of the city were with the point of a diamond.

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Ezek. xxvill, 13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz. and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold.



Ezek. xxvii, 16. Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.

Rev. iv, 3. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone.

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Lam. iv, 7. Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire.


the God of Israel: and there was Exod. xxiv, 10. And they saw under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

firmament that was over their Ezek. 1, 26. And above the heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphirestone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon









And Moses brought Aaron and his | sons, and washed them with water. And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days Gen. xiv, 18, 19. And Melchiz- end: for seven days shall he conof your consecration be at an edek king of Salem brought secrate you. As he hath done forth bread and wine: and he was this day, so the LORD hath comthe priest of the most high God.manded to do, to make an atoneAnd he blessed him, and said, ment for you. Therefore shall ye Blessed be Abram of the most abide at the door of the taberhigh God, possessor of heaven nacle of the congregation day and and earth. night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded. So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Heb. vii, 1-3. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but, made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually.


Exod. xix, 22. And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

Exod. xxviii, 1. And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's solas.

unto their God, and not profane
Lev. xxi, 6. They shall be holy
the name of their God: for the
offerings of the LORD made by fire,
and the bread of their God, they
do offer; therefore they shall be

Num. ill, 10, 38. And thou shalt
appoint Aaron and his sons, and
they shall wait on their priest's
office: and the stranger that
cometh nigh shall be put to death.
But those that encamp before the
tabernacle toward the east, even
before the tabernacle of the con-
gregation eastward, shall be
keeping the charge of the sanc-
Moses, and Aaron and his sons,
tuary, for the charge of the chil-
dren of Israel; and the stranger
that cometh nigh shall be put to

thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto
the LORD, but to the priests the
sons of Aaron, that are conse-
crated to burn incense: go out of
the sanctuary; for thou hast tres-
honour from the LORD God.
passed: neither shall it be for thine

vice was prepared, and the priests
2 Chron. xxxv, 10. So the ser-
stood in their place, and the Le-
vites in their courses, according
to the king's commandment.

Isa. Ixvi, 21. And I will also take of them for priests, and for Levites, saith the LORD.

THEIR VARIOUS DUTIES. Lev. x, 11. And that ye may spoken unto them by the hand of statutes which the LORD hath teach the children of Israel all the Moses.

the generations of Aaron and Moses, in the day that the LORD Num. iii, 1-4, 32. These also are And these are the names of the spake with Moses in mount Sinai. sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office. And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before Sinai, and they had no children: the LORD, in the wilderness of and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father. And Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge

Num. xvil, 7. Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing thou do unto Aaron, and to his of the altar, and within the vail; of the sanctuary.

Exod. xxix, 35. And thus shalt

sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.

and ye shall serve: I have given
your priest's office unto you as a
service of gift; and the stranger
that cometh nigh shall be put to

Lev. viii, 2-6, 33-36. Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin-offering, and two rams, and a basket of he [Uzziah] was strong, his heart 2 Chron. xxvi, 16-18. But when unleavened bread; And gather was lifted up to his destruction: thou all the congregation together for he transgressed against the unto the door of the tabernacle of LORD his God, and went into the the congregation. And Moses temple of the LORD to burn indid as the LORD commanded him; cense upon the altar of incense. and the assembly was gathered And Azariah the priest went in together unto the door of the after him, and with him fourscore tabernacle of the congregation. priests of the LORD, that were valAnd Moses said unto the congre- iant men; And they withstood gation, This is the thing which Uzziah the king, and said unto the LORD commanded to be done. I him, It appertaineth not unto


Num. iv, 5-16. And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with spread over it a cloth wholly of ering of badgers' skins, and shall it; And shall put thereon the covblue, and shall put in the staves thereof. And upon the table of shew-bread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal; and the continual bread shall be thereon. And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in

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