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Blue

See PURPLE.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Generally associated with purple (Exodus 25:4; 26:1, 31, 36, etc.). It is supposed to have been obtained from a shellfish of the Mediterranean, the Helix ianthina of Linnaeus. The robe of the high priest's ephod was to be all of this colour (Exodus 28:31), also the loops of the curtains (26:4) and the ribbon of the breastplate (28:28). Blue cloths were also made for various sacred purposes (Numbers 4:6, 7, 9, 11, 12). (see COLOUR.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Having the color of the clear sky, or a hue resembling it, whether lighter or darker; as, the deep, blue sea; as blue as a sapphire; blue violets.

2. (superl.) Pale, without redness or glare, -- said of a flame; hence, of the color of burning brimstone, betokening the presence of ghosts or devils; as, the candle burns blue; the air was blue with oaths.

3. (superl.) Low in spirits; melancholy; as, to feel blue.

4. (superl.) Suited to produce low spirits; gloomy in prospect; as, thongs looked blue.

5. (superl.) Severe or over strict in morals; gloom; as, blue and sour religionists; suiting one who is over strict in morals; inculcating an impracticable, severe, or gloomy mortality; as, blue laws.

6. (superl.) Literary; -- applied to women; -- an abbreviation of bluestocking.

7. (n.) One of the seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color. Sometimes, poetically, the sky.

8. (n.) A pedantic woman; a bluestocking.

9. (pl.) Low spirits; a fit of despondency; melancholy.

10. (v. t.) To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BLUE

bloo.

See COLORS.

Greek
5191. huakinthinos -- of hyacinth, hyacinthine
... Speech: Adjective Transliteration: huakinthinos Phonetic Spelling: (hoo-ak-in'-thee-
nos) Short Definition: dark purple Definition: dark purple or blue, of the ...
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4209. porphura -- purple fish, purple dye, purple cloth
... There were three familiar shades of purple in the ancient world: deep violet,
deep scarlet (or crimson), and deep blue (, 2, 220). ...
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5192. huakinthos -- hyacinth
... jacinth, a deep blue colored gem. Of uncertain derivation; the "hyacinth" or "jacinth",
ie Some gem of a deep blue color, probably the zirkon -- jacinth. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8504. tekeleth -- violet, violet thread
... 8503, 8504. tekeleth. 8505 . violet, violet thread. Transliteration: tekeleth
Phonetic Spelling: (tek-ay'-leth) Short Definition: blue. ... blue. ...
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8336. shesh -- byssus
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition byssus NASB Word Usage fine linen (16),
fine...linen (21), finely...linen (1). blue, fine twined linen, marble, silk. ...
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2250. chabburah -- a stripe, blow
... Or chabburah {khab-boo-raw'}; or chaburah {khab-oo-raw'}; from chabar; properly,
bound (with stripes), ie A weal (or black-and-blue mark itself) -- blueness ...
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Library

A Ribband of Blue
A Ribband of Blue. <. A Ribband of Blue J. Hudson Taylor. Table of
Contents. Title Page. A Ribband Of Blue. Blessed Prosperity ...
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Above the Clear Blue Sky
... III. SACRAMENTS AND RITES Catechism 353. Above the clear blue sky. 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4 ...
John Chandler, 1841. Above the clear blue sky,. In heaven's bright abode,. ...
/.../catechism 353 above the clear.htm

A Ribband of Blue.
A Ribband of Blue. <. ... A Ribband Of Blue. We would draw the attention
of beloved friends to the instructive passage with ...
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A Ribband of Blue
A Ribband of Blue. <. ... Title Page. A Ribband of Blue AND OTHER BIBLE
STUDIES. By J. HUDSON TAYLOR. (A companion volume to ...
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Set Square and Dark against the Pale Blue of the Italian Sky the ...
... XIX. Set square and dark against the pale blue of the Italian sky the Palazzo
Sovrani´┐Ż Set square and dark against the pale blue ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/xix set square and dark.htm

I Will Take one Case that Will Serve Both as Symbol and Example...
... a line of hoardings, and you will see him now against glowing green, like a traveler
in a tropic forest; now black like a bird against the burning blue of the ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 35 i will take.htm

Popular Science, Like that of Mr. ...
... Mr. Blatchford, with colossal simplicity, explained to millions of clerks and
workingmen that the mother is like a bottle of blue beads and the father is like ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 29 popular science like.htm

The Question of the Tall Gentleman as to Whether Diamond could ...
... Little Boy Blue. Little Boy Blue lost his way in a wood. Sing apples and cherries,
roses and honey; ... Little Boy Blue found it tiresome to sit,. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 20 the question of.htm

There's a Friend for Little Children
... There's a Friend for little children. Above the bright blue sky,. A Friend who never
changes,. ... There's a rest for little children. Above the bright blue sky,. ...
/.../catechism 363 theres a friend.htm

Quaker City Excursion
... Her dress was white foulard silk, dotted with blue and richly trimmed with blue
satin. ... On her head was a straw hat trimmed with blue velvet and black lace. ...
/.../griswold/sixty years with plymouth church/quaker city excursion.htm

Thesaurus
Blue (51 Occurrences)
... 28). Blue cloths were also made for various sacred purposes (Numbers 4:6,
7, 9, 11, 12). (see COLOUR.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Twined (25 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Twine. Multi-Version Concordance Twined (25 Occurrences). Exodus
25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, (See RSV). ...
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Finely (27 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined
linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the ...
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Yarn (37 Occurrences)
... YARN. yarn. See LINEN; SPINNING; WEAVING. Multi-Version Concordance Yarn (37
Occurrences). Exodus 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, (See NIV) ...
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Byssus (40 Occurrences)
... his neck. (DBY). Exodus 25:4 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus,
and goats' hair, (DBY). Exodus 26:1 And thou shalt make ...
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Curious (18 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 Moreover, thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined
linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubim of curious work ...
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Craftsman (23 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine
twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. ...
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Designer (12 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 And thou dost make the tabernacle: ten curtains of twined linen, and
blue, and purple, and scarlet; 'with' cherubs, work of a designer, thou dost ...
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Stuff (49 Occurrences)
... pay double. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS). Exodus 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet,
fine linen, goats' hair, (See RSV). Exodus 26:1 "Moreover ...
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Skilfully (13 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined
linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the ...
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Bible Concordance
Blue (51 Occurrences)

Revelation 9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
(WEB WEY NIV)

Exodus 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:4 You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling; and likewise you shall make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second coupling.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:31 "You shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman shall it be made.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:36 "You shall make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 27:16 For the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:5 They shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:6 "They shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skillful workman.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:8 The skillfully woven band, which is on it, that is on him, shall be like its work and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:15 "You shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, you shall make it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:28 They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:31 "You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:33 On its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, around its hem; and bells of gold between and around them:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:37 You shall put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be on the sash; on the front of the sash it shall be.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:6 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:23 Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:25 All the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:35 He has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do any workmanship, and of those who make skillful works.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:8 All the wise-hearted men among those who did the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skillful workman, they made them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:11 He made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling. Likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:35 He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:37 He made a screen for the door of the tent, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, like to the hangings of the court.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 38:23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:5 The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:8 He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:24 They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, and twined linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:29 and the sash of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:31 They tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban above, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:6 and shall put a covering of sealskin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its poles.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:7 "On the table of show bread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the spoons, the bowls, and the cups with which to pour out; and the continual bread shall be on it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:9 "They shall take a blue cloth, and cover the lampstand of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:11 "On the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 4:12 "They shall take all the vessels of ministry, with which they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 15:38 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them that they should make themselves fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the fringe of each border a cord of blue:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 2:7 Now therefore send me a man skillful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and who knows how to engrave all manner of engravings, to be with the skillful men who are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 2:14 the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan; and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, also to engrave any manner of engraving, and to devise any device; that there may be a place appointed to him with your skillful men, and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:14 He made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and ornamented it with cherubim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Esther 1:6 There were hangings of white, green, and blue material, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. The couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, white, yellow, and black marble.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Esther 8:15 Mordecai went out of the presence of the king in royal clothing of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a robe of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and was glad.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 10:9 There is silver beaten into plates, which is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the goldsmith; blue and purple for their clothing; they are all the work of skillful men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 23:6 who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 23:12 She was full of desire for the Assyrians, captains and rulers, her neighbours, clothed in blue, horsemen going on horses, all of them young men to be desired.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 27:7 Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was your sail, that it might be to you for a banner; blue and purple from the islands of Elishah was your awning.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:24 These were your traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Blue

Related Terms

Twined (25 Occurrences)

Finely (27 Occurrences)

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Byssus (40 Occurrences)

Curious (18 Occurrences)

Craftsman (23 Occurrences)

Designer (12 Occurrences)

Stuff (49 Occurrences)

Skilfully (13 Occurrences)

Needlework (23 Occurrences)

Scarlet (54 Occurrences)

Workman (22 Occurrences)

Violet (3 Occurrences)

Weaver (11 Occurrences)

Embroiderer (8 Occurrences)

Colours (20 Occurrences)

Artistic (14 Occurrences)

Skilful (38 Occurrences)

Lace (7 Occurrences)

Cunning (43 Occurrences)

Peacock

Sapphire (11 Occurrences)

Embroidered (26 Occurrences)

Skillful (42 Occurrences)

Skilled (44 Occurrences)

Material (61 Occurrences)

Colors (12 Occurrences)

Ribbon (7 Occurrences)

Crimson (10 Occurrences)

Purple (54 Occurrences)

Thread (32 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Ephod (45 Occurrences)

Embroidery (12 Occurrences)

Cloth (57 Occurrences)

Woven (40 Occurrences)

Expert (59 Occurrences)

Nile (37 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Needle-work (7 Occurrences)

Waistband (15 Occurrences)

Workmanship (15 Occurrences)

Designs (118 Occurrences)

Porpoise (14 Occurrences)

Badgers (16 Occurrences)

Breastpiece (21 Occurrences)

Cows (33 Occurrences)

Skillfully (12 Occurrences)

Screen (26 Occurrences)

Doorway (221 Occurrences)

Dyeing

Skins (27 Occurrences)

Cord (47 Occurrences)

Breastplate (45 Occurrences)

Girdle (44 Occurrences)

Dye (1 Occurrence)

Cherubs (52 Occurrences)

Leather (34 Occurrences)

Fine (184 Occurrences)

Winged (69 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Badger (9 Occurrences)

Best (252 Occurrences)

Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

Goatskin (7 Occurrences)

Fabrics (4 Occurrences)

Fasten (28 Occurrences)

Mitre (10 Occurrences)

Plates (19 Occurrences)

Blueness (1 Occurrence)

Breast-plate (22 Occurrences)

Craftsmen (22 Occurrences)

Artificer (13 Occurrences)

Attach (12 Occurrences)

Colour (22 Occurrences)

Ornament (23 Occurrences)

Sealskin (8 Occurrences)

Selvedge (2 Occurrences)

Skirts (23 Occurrences)

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