Bible Symbols Meaning



  1. Angel = Messenger – Daniel 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26; Hebrews 1:14

  2. Ark of Testimony = Ark of the covenant / Mercy seat where God dwells – Exodus 25:10-22; Psalms 80:1

  3. Babylon = Religious apostasy / Confusion – Genesis 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Revelation 18:2-3; 17:1-5

  4. Balaam, Doctrine of = Advancing our own interests, Compromise, Idolatry – Numbers 22:5-25

  5. Beast = Kingdom, Government, Political power – Daniel 7:23

  6. Bear = Destructive Power / Medo-Persia – Proverbs 28:15; 2 Kings 2:23-24; Daniel 7:5

  7. Binding of Satan = A symbolic chain of circumstances – Isaiah 14:12-20

  8. Black = Moral darkness, Sin, Apostasy – Exodus 10:21-23; Jeremiah 4:20-28; 8:21; Acts 26:18; John 12:35; Joel 2:1-10

  9. Blood = Life – Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23

  10. Blue (color) = Law – Numbers 15:38-39

  11. Bottomless pit = Earth in chaos, Torn up, Dark and empty – Genesis 1:1-2; Jeremiah 4:23-28; Isaiah 24:1-4, 19; Revelation 20:1-3

  12. Bow = Success in battle against evil – Psalms 7:11-12; Psalms 45:4-5

  13. Bread = Word of God – John 6:35, 51-52, 63

  14. Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver dross = Impure Character – Ezekiel 22:20-21

  15. Corrupt Woman = Corrupt, Apostate church – Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1

  16. Crowns = Kingship, Victory – 1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12; Ezekiel 21:26-27; James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Corinthians 9:25

  17. Clothing = Character – Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 59:6

  18. Cup = Meted out suffering and judgments – Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 51:12; 22-23; Jeremiah 25:12-17; 49:12

  19. Day = Literal year – Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34

  20. Door = Opportunity / Probation – 2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:20; Luke 12:24-25

  21. Dove = Holy Spirit Mark 1:10

  22. Dragon = Satan or his agency Isaiah 27:1; 30:6; Psalms 74:13-14; Revelation 12:7; 9; Ezekiel 29:3; Jeremiah 51:34

  23. Eagle = Speed, Power, Vision, Vengeance, Protection – Deut 28:49; Habakkuk 1:6-8; Revelation 12:1-4

  24. Eating of the book = Assimilating the message – Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16

  25. Egypt = Symbol of atheism – Exodus 5:2

  26. Eyes = Spiritual Discernment Matthew 13:10-17, 1 John 2:11

  27. Eye salve = Holy Spirit to help us see truth, Discernment to understand word, Antidote for spiritual blindness – Ephesians 1:12-19; Psalms 119:18; 1 John 2:20; 27; John 16:7-13

  28. Faithful witness = Christ John 18:37; John 3:11; Revelation 1:5; 3:14; 19:11

  29. False Prophet = Apostate Protestantism – Revelation 16:13-14; 13:13-14; 19:20

  30. Famine = Dearth of Truth Amos 8:11

  31. Feet = Your Walk / Direction Genesis 19:2, Psalms 119:105

  32. Forehead = Mind – Romans 7:25; Ezekiel 3:8-9

  33. Fornication = Illicit connection between church and world – Ezekiel 16:15,26; Isaiah 23:17; James 4:4; Revelation 14:4

  34. Four Beasts of Living Creatures = Heavenly beings with special responsibilities – Revelation 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4

  35. Four corners of Earth = Four directions of compass – Jeremiah 49:36

  36. Fire = Holy Spirit – Luke 3:16

  37. Fig Tree = A Nation that should bear fruit – Luke 13:6-9

  38. Field = World – Matthew 13:38, John 4:35

  39. Fruit = Works / Actions – Galatians 5:22

  40. Garments = Covering of righteousness – Genesis 35:2; Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14

  41. Gold = True riches of heaven, Faith, Scripture – Psalms 19:7-10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:5; Job 23:10; Isaiah 13:12

  42. Goat = Greece – Daniel 8:21

  43. Hand = Symbol of Deeds / Works / Actions – Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 59:6

  44. Harvest = End of World – Matthew 13:39

  45. Harlot = Apostate Church / Religion – Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9

  46. Heads = Major powers / Rulers / Governments – Revelation 17:3, 9, 10; Daniel 7:6; 8:8,22

  47. Healing = Salvation – Luke 5:23-24

  48. Hidden Manna = Christ – John 6:49,50,53; Matthew 13:44

  49. Honey = Happy life – Ezekiel 20:6, Deuteronomy 8:8-9

  50. Horn = King or kingdom / Power and Strength – Daniel 7:24; 8:5, 21, 22; Zechariah 1:18, 19; Revelation 17:12

  51. Horse = Strength and Power in Battle / Special representatives / Angel – Job 39:19, Psalms 147:10, Proverbs 21:31; Exodus 15:21; Isaiah 43:17; Jeremiah 8:6; Zechariah 1:8-10; 6:1-8

  52. Image = A likeness – Exodus 20:4; Genesis 1:26; 5:3

  53. Incense = Prayers of God’s people – Psalms 141:2; Revelation 5:8

  54. Israel = True Followers of Christ – Romans 9:6-8; 2:28,29; Galatians 3:29

  55. Jar / Vessel = Person – Jeremiah 18:1-4, 2 Corinthians 4:7

  56. Jezebel = Immorality, Idolatry, Apostasy – 1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22

  57. Jordan = Death – Romans 6:4, Deuteronomy 4:22

  58. Key of David = Power to open and close the sanctuary – Revelation 3:7-9; Isaiah 22:22

  59. Keys = Control / Jurisdiction – Isaiah 22:22; Matthew 16:19

  60. Lamb = Jesus / Sacrifice – John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Genesis 22:7,8

  61. Lamp = Word of God – Psalms 119:105

  62. Lamb’s Wife = New Jerusalem – Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2,9,10

  63. Lion = Jesus / Powerful King i.e. Babylon – Rev. 5:4-9, Jer. 50:43-44, Dan. 7:4,17,23

  64. Locusts = Destruction – Joel 1:4; Deuteronomy 28:38

  65. Leopard = Greece – Daniel 7:6

  66. Leprosy / Sickness = Sin – Luke 5:23-24

  67. Lords Day = The Sabbath – Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 12:8; Exodus 20:10

  68. Man Child = Jesus – Psalms 2:7-9; Revelation 12:5

  69. Mark = Sign / Seal / Mark of approval or disapproval – Romans 4:11; Ezekiel 9:4; Revelation 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2, 3

  70. Measuring Rod = God’s Law, God’s Word – James 2:10-12; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Isaiah 8:19,20; 2 Timothy 3:16,17

  71. Merchants = Advocates of Babylon’s teachings – Isaiah 47:11-15;Nahum 3:16; Revelation 18:3,11,15,23

  72. Moon = Permanence / Moses’ system of types of sacrifices – Psalms 89:35-37; Hebrews 10:1,11

  73. Morning star = Jesus – Revelation 22:16

  74. Mountains = Political or religion-political powers – Isaiah 2:2, 3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24, 25; Ezekiel 17:22, 23; Daniel 2:35, 44, 45

  75. Mystery of God = The gospel – Ephesians 1:9,10, 3:9, 6:19; Colossians 1:26,27

  76. New Jerusalem = The Holy city of Heaven – Revelation 3:12, 21:2

  77. Oil = Holy Spirit – Zechariah 4:2-6; Revelation 4:5

  78. Open Door = Unlimited Opportunity – 1 Corinthians 16:9; Acts14:27; John 10:7-9; Hosea 2:15; Colossians 4:3

  79. Pure Woman = True Church

  80. Purple = Royalty – Mark 15:17, Judges 8:26

  81. Rainbow = Token of covenant keeping – Genesis 9:11-17

  82. Ram = Medo-Persia – Daniel 8:20

  83. Red / Scarlet (color) = Sin / Corruption – Isaiah 1:18; Nahum 2:3; Revelation 17:1-4

  84. Reapers = Angels – Matthew 13:39

  85. Reins = Seat of will, Affections – Psalms 7:9, 16:7, 26:2, 73:21; Proverbs 23:16; Jeremiah 17:10

  86. Ring = Authority – Genesis 41:42-43, Esther 3:10-11

  87. Rock = Jesus / Truth – 1 Corinthians 10:4; Isaiah 8:13,14; Romans 9:33; Matthew 7:24

  88. Seal = Sign or mark of approval or disapproval – Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2, 3

  89. Seed = Descendents / Jesus – Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:16

  90. Second Death = Lake of fire – Revelation 21:8; 20:2

  91. Serpent = Satan – Revelation 12:9; 20:2

  92. Seven Candle sticks = 7 candlesticks in Holy Place of Sanctuary / Seven Churches – Exodus 25:31-40; Revelation 1:20

  93. Seven Heads = Seven Political Powers – Revelation 17:9,10; Isaiah 2:2-4

  94. Seven Lamps = Jesus, Word of God – John 9:5, 1:9; Psalms 119:105; Revelation 4:5

  95. Sickle = Symbol of Harvest / End of world – Matthew 13:39; Revelation 14:14

  96. Silver = Pure Words & Understanding – Proverbs 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11, Psalms 12:6

  97. Sodom = Moral degradations – Ezekiel 16:46-55; Jeremiah 23:14; Genesis 19:4-14

  98. Stars = Angels / Messengers – Revelation 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7

  99. Sun = Jesus / The gospel – Psalms 84:11; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 17:2; John 8:12; 9:5

  100. Skin = Christ's righteousness – Exodus 12:5, 1 Peter 1:19, Isaiah 1:4-6

  101. Sword = Word of God / Bloodshed, Destruction – Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 3:25, 13:15; Acts 12:1,2; Jeremiah 48:2

  102. Testimony of Jesus = Holy Spirit / Gift of prophecy – Revelation 19:10; 22:9; 1 Corinthians 13:2

  103. Thief = Suddenness of Jesus' coming – 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 2 Peter 3:10

  104. Thorns / Thorny Ground = Cares of this life – Mark 4:18-19

  105. Tongue = Language / Speech – Exodus 4:10

  106. Time = 360 Day (Literal Years) – Daniel 4:16, 23, 25, 32; 7:25; Daniel 11:13 margin

  107. Times = 720 Days (Literal Years) – Daniel 7:25, Revelation 12:6,14, 13:5; 11:1,2

  108. Trumpet = Loud warning of God's approach – Exodus 19:16-17, Joshua 6:4-5

  109. Tree = Cross; People / Nation – Deut. 21:22-23, Psalms 92:12, 37:35

  110. Torment = Test, prove by trial – 1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 33:14

  111. Twenty-four elders = A group redeemed from earth – Revelation 5:9-10, 4:4; 7:9-14

  112. Two-edged Sword = God’s word – Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 10:34

  113. Two witnesses = Old and New Testaments – John 5:39, Zechariah 4:1-14; Psalms 119:130, 105; John 12:48

  114. Vineyard = Church that should bear fruit – Luke 20:9-16

  115. Waters = Inhabited Area-People / Nations – Revelation 17:15

  116. Water = Holy Spirit / Everlasting Life – John 7:39, 4:14, Rev. 22:17, Eph. 5:26

  117. White (Color) = Purity – Revelation 12:9; 20:2

  118. White Robes = Victory / Righteousness – Revelation 19:8; 3:5; 7:14

  119. Winds = Strife, Commotions, “winds of war” – Jeremiah 25:31-33,49:36,37, 4:11-13; Zechariah 7:14

  120. Wings = Speed / Protection / Deliverance – Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 23:37

  121. Wine = Blood / Covenant / Doctrines – Luke 5:37, Isaiah 5:1-7

  122. Woman = Church

  123. Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church – Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4

  124. Woman, Pure = True Church – Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27

  125. Wolf = Disguised Enemies that hunt in a time of darkness – Matthew 7:15

  126. Wormwood = Sorrow / Bitterness – Jeremiah 9:15, 23:15; Lamentations 3:19

  127. Wrath of God = Seven Last Plagues – Revelation 15:1



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