5507 rope and cord

5507 rope and cord

Items normally used in domestic and military situations, but also used in Scripture in a symbolic sense to refer to bondage or constraint.

Various uses for rope and cord

In clothes and furnishing Ex 28:28,37; Nu 15:38; 1Ki 20:31; Est 1:6; Eze 27:24

For tents Ex 35:18; Ex 39:40; Nu 3:37; Nu 4:32; Isa 54:2

In sailing Ac 27:17,32,40

In military use 2Sa 17:13 Stringing the bow is a symbolic expression which also reflects actual practice: Ps 7:12; Ps 11:2; Jer 51:3

For rescue and escape Jos 2:15; 1Sa 19:12; Jer 38:6,13; Ac 9:25; 2Co 11:33

To restrain animals Job 39:5; Job 41:1-2; Ps 32:9; Mt 21:2 pp Mk 11:2 pp Lk 19:30

To restrain people Jdg 15:13-14; Eze 3:25; Eze 4:8; Mt 14:3 pp Mk 6:17

Rope and cord as symbols of bondage

Of evil Pr 5:22 See also Ps 129:4; Ps 140:5; Isa 5:18; Isa 58:6; Ro 7:6

Of suffering Lk 13:16 See also Job 16:8; Job 36:8; Ps 119:61; Da 3:21; Mt 14:3 pp Mk 6:17; Mk 15:1; Jn 18:12,24

Of death Ps 18:4-5 pp 2Sa 22:6 See also Ps 116:3

Rope and cord as symbols of spiritual and emotional ties

Symbols of loving relationships Hos 11:4 See also Ecc 4:12; Jer 10:20; Ro 7:2

Symbols of obedience Pr 7:2-3 See also Dt 6:8; Dt 11:18; Pr 3:3; Pr 6:20-21

Symbols of life Ecc 12:6 See also Ps 16:6

See also

5236bow and arrow
5251chains
5344imprisonment
5517seafaring
5578tents
5690friends
5934restraint
6658freedom
6720redemption
7254plumb-line
7921fellowship
8790oppression

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