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Bible Concordances

Nave's Topical Bible

Colors

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  • Symbolical uses of

  • BLACK: A SYMBOL OF AFFLICTION AND CALAMITY
    Job 3:5; 10:20-22; 30:26; Psalm 107:10,11; 143:3; Isaiah 5:30; 8:22; 9:19; 24:11; 50:3; Joel 2:6,10; 3:14,15; Amos 5:8; Nahum 2:10; Zephaniah 1:14,15; Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:13; Revelation 16:10

  • BLUE: SYMBOL OF DEITY
    Exodus 24:10; 25:3,4; 26:1; 28:28,37; 38:18; 39:1-5,21,24,29,31; Numbers 4:5-12; 15:38-40; 2 Chronicles 2:7,14; 3:14; Jeremiah 10:9; Ezekiel 1:26; 10:1
    • For additional reference, see passages below under CRIMSON
    • SYMBOL OF ROYALTY
      Esther 8:15; Ezekiel 23:6
    • See CRIMSON, blow

    • CRIMSON, RED, PURPLE, AND SCARLET, SYMBOLS OF VARIOUS IDEAS
    • Of iniquity
      Isaiah 1:18; Revelation 17:3,4; 18:12,16
    • Of royalty
      Judges 8:26; Daniel 5:7,16,29; Matthew 27:28
    • Prosperity
      2 Samuel 1:24; Proverbs 31:21; Lamentations 4:5
    • Conquest
      Nahum 2:3; Revelation 12:3
    • These colors figured largely in the symbolisms of the Tabernacle furnishing, and priestly vestments and functions, As types and shadows of the atonement
      Exodus 25:3-5; 26:1,14,31,36; 36:8,19,35,37; 27:16; 28:4-8,15,31,33; 35:5-7,23,25,35; 38:18,23; 39:2,3,5,29; Leviticus 14:4,6,49,51,52; Numbers 4:7,8,13; 19:2,5,6; Isaiah 63:1-3; Hebrews 9:19-23

  • WHITE: SYMBOL OF HOLINESS
    • The high priest's holy garments were made of white linen
      Leviticus 16:4,32
    • Choir singers were arrayed in white
      2 Chronicles 5:12

  • SCRIPTURES EMPLOYING THE SYMBOL
    Psalm 51:7; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Isaiah 1:18; Daniel 7:9; 11:35; 12:10; Matthew 17:1,2; 28:2,3; Mark 9:3; Revelation 1:13,14; 2:17; 3:4,5,18; 4:4; 6:2,11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,11,14; 20:11

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Bibliography Information
Nave, Orville J. Entry for 'Colors'. Nave's Topical Bible. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ntb/c/colors.html. 1896.

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