Dictionary Mode: easton:Chain
Chain @ (1.) A part of the insignia of office. A chain of gold was placed about Joseph's neck Genesis:41:42); and one was promised to Daniel (5:7). It is used as a symbol of sovereignty Ezekiel:16:11). The breast-plate of the high-priest was fastened to the ephod by golden chains Exodus:39:17 Exodus:39:21). (2.) It was used as an ornament Proverbs:1:9; Cant. 1:10). The Midianites adorned the necks of their camels with chains Judges:8:21-26). (3.) Chains were also used as fetters wherewith prisoners were bound Judges:16:21; 2Samuel:3:34; 2Kings:25:7; Jeremiah:39:7). Paul was in this manner bound to a Roman soldier Acts:28:20; Ephesians:6:20; 2Timothy:1:16). Sometimes, for the sake of greater security, the prisoner was attached by two chains to two soldiers, as in the case of Peter Acts:12:6).
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