Pearls
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Pearls

Were ranked by the ancients among the most precious substances, Revelation 17:4, and were highly valued as ornaments for women. Their modest splendor still charms the Orientals, and a string of pearls is a favorite decoration of eastern monarchs. The kingdom of heaven is compared to a goodly pearl, so superior to all others that the pearl merchant sold all others that he could obtain for it the highest price, Matthew 13:45,46. The gates of heaven are described as consisting of pearls; "every several gate was one pearl," Revelation 21:21. The Savior forbade his apostles to cast their pearls before swine, Matthew 7:6; that is, to expose the precious truths of the gospel unnecessarily to those who reject them with scorn and violence.

Pearls are a stony concretion in a species of oyster, found in the Persian gulf, on the coast of Ceylon, Java, Sumatra, etc., and in smaller quantities in various other places in both hemispheres. It is not known whether the pearl is a natural deposit, or the consequence of disease, or of the lodging of some foreign body, as a grain of sand, within the shells. The pearl oyster grows in clusters, on rocks in deep water; and is brought up by trained divers, only during a few weeks of calm weather in spring. The shell itself yields the well- known "mother of pearl."

Greek
3135. margarites -- a pearl
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition a pearl NASB Word Usage pearl (2), pearls
(7). pearl. From margaros (a pearl-oyster); a pearl -- pearl. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5188. netiphah -- a drop, pendant
... chain, collar. From nataph; a pendant for the ears (especially of pearls) -- chain,
collar. see HEBREW nataph. 5187, 5188. netiphah. 5189 . Strong's Numbers
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6443. peninim -- corals
... Definition: jewels. Word Origin from the same as pinnah Definition corals
NASB Word Usage corals (1), jewels (4), pearls (1). ruby. Or ...
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Library

A String of Pearls
... THE PROVERBS A STRING OF PEARLS. 'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.2. The ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a string of pearls.htm

Pearls Before Swine.
... Book III. Chapter I."Pearls Before Swine. Meantime Peter, rising at the
crowing of the cock, and wishing to rouse us, found us ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i pearls before swine.htm

Of Precious Stones and Pearls.
... Book I. Chapter VI."Of Precious Stones and Pearls. But, in the next place,
what am I to interpret those jewels to be which vie ...
/.../tertullian/on the apparel of women/chapter vi of precious stones and.htm

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. The Formation and ...
... Book X. 7. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. The Formation and
Difference of Pearls. "Again the kingdom of heaven is like ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/7 the parable of the.htm

The Parable Interpreted is the Light of These views.
... Now, having collected these things out of dissertations about stones, I say that
the Saviour with a knowledge of the difference of pearls, of which some are in ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/8 the parable interpreted is.htm

Extracts from the Work on Things Created.
... The passage, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls
before swine," [2968] is explained by Origen as signifying that the pearls ...
/.../methodius/the writings of methodius fragments/extracts from the work on.htm

Chapter xx.
... if they were to conceal them altogether and always, He very rightly adds: "Give
not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/our lords sermon on the mount/chapter xx 2.htm

The Pearl of Great Price.
... THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. Very similar to the parable of the Hidden Treasure
is this one of the merchant seeking goodly pearls. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the new testament/the pearl of great price.htm

The Emperor and Empress
... the hall. They wore Sidonian war-cloaks so richly dight that there were
pearls on their girdles and emeralds in their helmets. [8 ...
/.../chapter xviii the emperor and.htm

Christ the Pearl of Great Price.
... Now you will connect with the man seeking goodly pearls the saying, "Seek and ye
shall find," [5194] and this""Every one that seeketh findeth." [5195] For ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/9 christ the pearl of.htm

Thesaurus
Pearls (8 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Pearls (8 Occurrences). Matthew 7:6 "Don't give
that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls...
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Pearl (5 Occurrences)
... is the "mother of pearl," which is of great value for ornamental purposes (1 Timothy
2:9; Revelation 17:4). Each shell contains eight or ten pearls of various ...
/p/pearl.htm - 10k

Jewels (54 Occurrences)
... BBE). Revelation 17:4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and was
brilliantly attired with gold and jewels and pearls. She ...
/j/jewels.htm - 23k

Coral (3 Occurrences)
... cappir, "sapphire"; zahabh, "gold"; zekhukhith, "crystal" (the Revised Version
(British and American) "glass"); paz, "gold"; gabhish, "pearls" (the Revised ...
/c/coral.htm - 12k

Scarlet (54 Occurrences)
... Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold
and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of ...
/s/scarlet.htm - 26k

Purple (54 Occurrences)
... Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold
and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of ...
/p/purple.htm - 28k

Fine (184 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Matthew 13:45 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is
a merchant seeking fine pearls, (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Matthew ...
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Gilded (2 Occurrences)
... Revelation 17:4 and the woman was arrayed with purple and scarlet-colour, and gilded
with gold, and precious stone, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand ...
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Glittering (12 Occurrences)
... Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold
and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of ...
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Goodly (46 Occurrences)
... In the New Testament kalos ("beautiful") is translated "goodly" in Matthew 13:45,
"goodly pearls" and Luke 21:5 "goodly stones"; lampros ("bright") in James 2:2 ...
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Concordance
Pearls (8 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:6
"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 13:45
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 2:9
In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 17:4
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 18:12
merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet, all expensive wood, every vessel of ivory, every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 18:16
saying,'Woe, woe, the great city, she who was dressed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls!
(WEB KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 21:21
The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 28:18
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
(KJV BBE WBS NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Pearls

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Glittering (12 Occurrences)

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Indications (1 Occurrence)

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Transparent (7 Occurrences)

Trample (34 Occurrences)

Turning (381 Occurrences)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Tear (97 Occurrences)

Respectively (2 Occurrences)

Rare (8 Occurrences)

Rend (35 Occurrences)

Resembling (19 Occurrences)

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Discreetly (3 Occurrences)

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Dog (19 Occurrences)

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Decency (1 Occurrence)

Modest (2 Occurrences)

Main (17 Occurrences)

Modesty (4 Occurrences)

Merchant (15 Occurrences)

Modestly (2 Occurrences)

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Pigs (18 Occurrences)

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Braided (10 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

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Chaplet (2 Occurrences)

Cargoes (4 Occurrences)

Choice (113 Occurrences)

Consisting (6 Occurrences)

Attire (11 Occurrences)

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