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Bible Usage:

  • gold used 417 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. Heb. zahab, so called from its yellow colour (Exodus 25:11; 1 Chronicles 28:18; 2 Chronicles 3:5).

2. Heb. segor, from its compactness, or as being enclosed or treasured up; thus precious or "fine gold" (1 Kings 6:20; 7:49).

3. Heb. paz, native or pure gold (Job 28:17; Psalms 19:10; 21:3, etc.).

4. Heb. betzer, "ore of gold or silver" as dug out of the mine (Job 36:19, where it means simply riches).

5. Heb. kethem, i.e., something concealed or separated (Job 28:16, 19; Psalms 45:9; Proverbs 25:12). Rendered "golden wedge" in Isaiah 13:12.

6. Heb. haruts, i.e., dug out; poetic for gold (Proverbs 8:10; 16:16; Zechariah 9:3).

Gold was known from the earliest times (Genesis 2:11). It was principally used for ornaments (Genesis 24:22). It was very abundant (1 Chronicles 22:14; Nahum 2:9; Daniel 3:1). Many tons of it were used in connection with the temple (2 Chronicles 1:15). It was found in Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir (1 Kings 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16), but not in Palestine.

In Daniel 2:38, the Babylonian Empire is spoken of as a "head of gold" because of its great riches; and Babylon was called by Isaiah (14:4) the "golden city" (R.V. marg., "exactress," adopting the reading marhebah, instead of the usual word madhebah).

Naves Topical Index

Exported from:

Genesis 2:11-12

1 Kings 9:28; 1 Kings 10:11; 1 Chronicles 29:4; 2 Chronicles 8:18; Job 22:24

1 Kings 22:48

2 Chronicles 3:6

1 Kings 10:10; 2 Chronicles 9:9; Psalms 72:15

Jeremiah 10:9

Job 28:19; Job 31:24; Proverbs 8:19; Proverbs 17:3; Proverbs 27:21; Zech 13:9; Malachi 3:3

Used in the arts:

Beaten work
2 Chronicles 9:15

Made into wire threads and wrought into:

Embroidered tapestry
Exodus 39:3

Psalms 45:9; Psalms 45:13

In ornamenting the priests' garments
Psalms 2:39

Modeled into forms of fruits
Proverbs 25:11

Modeled into ornaments
Genesis 24:22; Exodus 3:22; Exodus 11:2; Exodus 28:11; Numbers 31:50-51; Song of Solomon 1:10; Song of Solomon 5:14; Ezekiel 16:17

Crowns made of
Exodus 25:25; Exodus 37:2-11; Exodus 39:30; Esther 8:15; Psalms 21:3; Zech 6:11

Candlesticks made of, for the tabernacle
Exodus 25:31-38; Exodus 37:17-24

Shields of
1 Kings 10:16-17

Overlaying with
Exodus 25:1-40; Exodus 26:27; Exodus 26:29; Exodus 30:5; Exodus 36:34; Exodus 36:36; Exodus 36:38; Exodus 37:2; Exodus 37:4; Exodus 37:11; Exodus 37:15; 1 Kings 6:20-22; 1 Kings 6:28; 1 Kings 6:30; 1 Kings 6:32; 1 Kings 6:35

Bedsteads made of
Esther 1:6

Wedge of
Joshua 7:21; Isaiah 13:12

Used as money
Genesis 44:1; Genesis 44:8; 1 Chronicles 21:25; Ezra 8:25-28; Isaiah 13:17; Isaiah 60:9; Ezekiel 7:19; Ezekiel 28:4; Matthew 2:11; Matthew 10:9; Acts 3:6; Acts 20:33; 1 Peter 1:18

Solomon rich in
1 Kings 10:2; 1 Kings 10:14; 1 Kings 10:21

Vessels and utensils made of:

For the tabernacle
Exodus 25:26; Exodus 25:29; Exodus 25:38-39; Exodus 37:16

For the temple
1 Chronicles 18:11; 1 Chronicles 22:14; 1 Chronicles 22:16; 1 Chronicles 29:2-7

Altar, lamps, and other articles made of
1 Kings 7:48-51; 2 Kings 25:15; Jeremiah 52:19; Ezra 8:27; Daniel 5:3

Belongs to God
Ezekiel 16:17

Ecclesiastes 12:6; Jeremiah 51:7; Lamentations 4:1; 1 Corinthians 3:12

Daniel 2:32-45; Revelation 21:18; Revelation 21:21

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Gold was known from the very earliest times. (Genesis 2:11) It was at first used chiefly for ornaments, etc. (Genesis 24:22) Coined money was not known to the ancients till a comparatively late period; and on the Egyptian tombs gold is represented as being weighed in rings for commercial purposes. Comp. (Genesis 43:21) Gold was extremely abundant in ancient times, (1 Chronicles 22:14; 2 Chronicles 1:15; 9:9; Daniel 3:1; Nahum 2:9) but this did not depreciate its value, because of the enormous quantities consumed by the wealthy in furniture, etc. (1 Kings 6:22) 10 passim ; (Esther 1:6; Solomon 3:9,10; Jeremiah 10:9) The chief countries mentioned as producing gold are Arabia, Sheba and Ophir. (1 Kings 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLD, noun

1. A precious metal of a bright yellow color, and the most ductile and malleable of all the metals. It is the heaviest metal except platina; and being a very dense, fixed substance, and not liable to be injured by air, it is well fitted to be used as coin, or a representative of commodities in commerce. Its ductility and malleability render it the most suitable metal for gilding. It is often found native in solid masses, as in Hungary and Peru; though generally in combination with silver, copper or iron.

2. Money.

For me, the gold of France did not seduce--

3. Something pleasing or valuable; as a heart of gold

4. A bright yellow color; as a flower edged with gold

5. Riches; wealth.

GOLD of pleasure, a plant of the genus Myagrum.

GOLD, adjective Made of gold; consisting of gold; as a gold chain.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDBEATEN, adjective Gilded. [Little used.]

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GOLDBEATER, noun One whose occupation is to beat or foliate gold for gilding.

GOLDBEATER's skin, the intestinum rectum of an ox, which goldbeaters lay between the leaves of the metal while they beat it, whereby the membrane is reduced very thin, and made fit to be applied to cuts and fresh wounds.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDBOUND, adjective Encompassed with gold.

GOLD COAST, noun In geography, the coast of Africa where gold is found; being a part of the coast of Guinea.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDEN, adjective goldn. Made of gold; consisting of gold.

1. Bright; shining; splendid; as the golden sun.

Reclining soft on many a golden cloud.

2. Yellow; of a gold color; as a golden harvest; golden fruit.

3. Excellent; most valuable; as the golden rule.

4. Happy; pure; as the golden age, the age of simplicity and purity of manners.

5. Preeminently favorable or auspicious.

Let not slip the golden opportunity.

GOLDEN number, in chronology, a number showing the year of the moon's cycle.

GOLDEN rule, in arithmetic, the rule of three or rule of proportion.

Naves Topical Index
Golden Altar

See Altar

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Golden Calf

(Exodus 32:4, 8; Deuteronomy 9:16; Nehemiah 9:18). This was a molten image of a calf which the idolatrous Israelites formed at Sinai. This symbol was borrowed from the custom of the Egyptians. It was destroyed at the command of Moses (Exodus 32:20). (See AARON; MOSES.)

Naves Topical Index
Golden Candlestick

See Candlestick

Naves Topical Index
Golden Rule

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDEN-CUPS, noun A plant, the Ranunculus.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDENFISH, noun A fish of the genus Cyprinus, of the size of a pilchard, so named from its bright color. These fishes are bred by the Chinese, in small ponds, in basons or porcelain vessels, and kept for ornament.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDEN-LUNGWORT, noun A plant of the genus Hieracium.

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GOLDENLY, adverb Splendidly; delightfully. [Not used.]

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GOLDEN'MAIDENHAIR, noun A plant of the genus Polytrichum.

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GOLDEN-MOUSEEAR, noun A plant of the genus Hieracium.

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GOLDENROD, noun A plant, the Solidago.

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GOLDENROD-TREE, noun A plant, the Bosea.

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GOLDEN-SAM'PHIRE, noun A plant, the Inula crithmifolia.

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GOLDEN-SAX'IFRAGE, noun A plant, the Chrysosplenium.

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GOLDEN-THISTLE, noun A plant of the genus Scolymus.

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GOLDFINCH, noun The Fringilla carduelis, a bird so named from the color of its wings.

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GOLD-FINDER, noun One who finds gold; one who empties jakes. [Not much used.]

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GOLDING, noun A sort of apple.

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GOLD-HAMMER, noun A kind of bird.

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GOLD-HILTED, adjective Having a golden hilt.

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GOLDLACE, noun A lace wrought with gold.

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GOLDLACED, adjective Trimmed with gold lace.

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GOLDLEAF, noun Gold foliated or beaten into a thin leaf.

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GOLDNEY, noun A fish, the gilthead.

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GOLD-PLEASURE, for gold of pleasure, a plant of the genus Myagrum.

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GOLD-PROOF, adjective Proof against bribery or temptation by money.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLD-SIZE, noun A size or glue for burnishing gilding.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Nehemiah 3:8, 32; Isaiah 40:19; 41:7; 46:6). The word so rendered means properly a founder or finer.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDSMITH, noun An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments of gold and silver.

1. A banker; one who manages the pecuniary concerns of others. [Goldsmiths were formerly bankers in England, but in America the practice does not exist, nor is the word used in this sense.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDTHREAD, noun A thread formed of flatted gold laid over a thread of silk, by twisting it with a wheel and iron bobbins.

1. A plant, the Helleborus trifolius; so called from its fibrous yellow roots.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GOLDWIRE, noun An ingot of silver, superficially covered with gold and drawn through small round holes.

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GOLDYLOCKS, noun A name given to certain plants of the genera Chrysocoma and Gnaphalium.