5915 ornaments

5915 ornaments

The use of jewellery and other adornments is not forbidden in Scripture, but excessive use can indicate worldliness. Inner spiritual adornment is of greater value.

Possession and use of various ornaments show wealth

Ornaments used to beautify SS 1:10-11 See also Ge 37:3,23,32; 2Sa 1:24; Jer 2:32

Rings, ear-rings and nose rings Ge 35:4; Ex 32:2-3; Jdg 8:24; Est 8:8; Pr 25:12; Isa 3:19,21; Eze 16:12; Lk 15:22; Jas 2:2

Bracelets and gold chains Ge 24:22; Ge 41:42; Pr 1:9; Eze 16:11; Da 5:29

Bells Ex 28:33-35

Ornaments plundered from Egypt

Ex 3:22

The misuse of ornaments for pride and seduction

Isa 3:16 See also Eze 23:40,42; Hos 2:13

Ornaments as gifts

Ge 24:53 See also Ge 24:22; Job 42:11

Adornment as a picture of God’s love

Eze 16:11-13 See also Isa 61:10; Lk 15:22

Ornaments as symbols of authority

Ge 41:42 See also 2Sa 1:10; Est 3:10; Da 5:29

Ornaments discarded

In mourning Ex 33:4-6 See also Eze 26:16

To make idols Ex 32:2-4 See also Jdg 8:24-27

As offerings to God Ex 35:22 See also Nu 31:50

Inner, not outer, adornment encouraged

1Pe 3:3-4

See also

4333gold
4342jewels
5139bracelet
5145clothing
5170neck
5176ring
5251chains
5280crown
5659bride
5778adorning
8808riches

Bible Gateway Recommendations

Prayers For Good Times and Grim
Retail: $12.99
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $3.00 (23%)
Who's Who of the Bible: Over 3000 entries from A to Z! - eBook
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $4.96 (33%)
The Compact Guide to the Bible
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $6.59
Save: $8.36 (56%)
More works by Martin H. Manser