August 11, 2022

Crystal in The Bible

 

 

 

The bible made mention of crystals in some scriptures. The Bible talks about rubies in  sapphires Lamentations 4:7, (Proverbs 8:11), and topaz (Job 28:19), for instance, the breastplate which the Levitical high priest wore had twelve stones, with each one inscribed with  the names of the tribes of Israel: “The first row was carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; the third row was jacinth, agate and amethyst; the fourth row was topaz, onyx and jasper. All were placed in gold filigree settings” (Exodus 39:10–13).

The river which flows from the thrown of heavenly is “as clear as crystal” (Revelation 22:1), the region prior to the throne is something like “a sea of glass, clear as crystal” (Revelation 4:6), and “spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and wonderful” (Ezekiel 1:22). The Bible never assigns any mystical properties to crystals.

 

Apart from it been a beautiful mineral structures, they are used for performing crystal healing. It is a pseudoscience that intends to treat different illness. According to crystal healers, when you carefully place crystals on a patient’s body it’s meant to line up with or trigger the body’s chakras and enhance healing.

 

There’s is a believe that crystals have internal power which can be controlled and used for their functions. Some use crystals to scare evil spirits or evil power and introduce fortune. Atimes crystals are used in feng shui, believing it generates good vibrations. Crystals that absorb too much bad energy in the process of guiding a home has to be “cleansed” to re adjust  the vibrations.

 

However these superstitious beliefs concerning the crystals are not in the Bible. The scripture never said crystals are useful for getting wealth, revive romance, or chasing of evil spirits; nor does it talk about crystals required to relate to God’s Spirit. On the other hand the Bible kicks  against involving in things connected to superstition and occult. God detest superstitious belief and occultic practices found in Deuteronomy 18:10–12 and witchcraft are linked with idolatry as ungodly act Galatians 5:19–21. Using of crystals as amulet, charms, or talismans is an example of occultic practice. No matter how simple it is, whatever that invokes the spirit world can be classed as witchcraft.

 

The use of crystals been superstitious is an example of elapsed generation changing what God has created and compromising to carryout an ungodly act. Crystals are sure examples of God’s marvelous handiwork. It is not wrong to use crystals for decorating the home or wearing them as jewelry, but there is no magical thing about it. Making use of crystals as a protective tool is idolatry reason is, it depends on evil forces instead of God’s power for healing and protection; meaning it is practicing or serving another god. The bible strictly kicks against it and condemns idolatry.  You can find this in Deuteronomy 4:15–20; Jeremiah 44:1–4; 1 Corinthians 10:14–20; 2 Corinthians 6:16–17.

 

In the English Versions of the Bible the word also signify rock-crystal, or crystallized quartz. The Greeks called krustallos, “ice,” having the belief it is formed from water by extreme cold. Thus in Revelation 4:6; 21:11; 22:1, either “crystal” (EV) or “ice” (Greek, krustallos) matches the text. The bible says “crystal” in Ezekiel 1:22 (qerach) is large obviously the same way (the Revised Version, margin “ice”).

 

What are the 12 crystals in the Bible?

The twelve sacred gemstones of Revelations are as follows Jasper, Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Sardonyx, Sardius, Chrysolite, Beryl, Topaz, Chrysoprasus, Jacinth, and Amethyst. Majority still believe that there is an obvious connection between the twelve apostles and the twelve gems from the walls of Jerusalem.

 

Where are crystals found in the Bible?

You can find crystals in Apoc., iv, 6; xxi, 11; xxii, 1. In Ps. cxlvii, 17, and Ecclus., xliii, 22. The word zkwkyh, Job, xxviii, 17, it is also translated as crystal, meaning glass.

 

What is the meaning of spiritual crystals?

 

A very common belief is that crystals communicates with the body’s energy fields, which is also called  vibrational energy. The perception is that crystals can push and re-channel flow of energy with it’s specific energetic vibrations. This aids to unblock regions of the body or energy field that are now “stuck.”

 

What does crystal mean in Bible?

 

Crystal is an Hebrew Girl name and it means “Clear, Unblemished”.

 

Bible verse on crystals

1.Ezekiel 1:22

And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

 

  1. Revelation 4:6

And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

3.Exodus 28:18

the second row ruby, sapphire, and crystal;

 

3.Exodus 39:11

the second row ruby, sapphire, and crystal;

 

4.Job 28:17

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

 

  1. Job 28:18

Don’t even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies.

fine gold.

 

6.Ezekiel 1:22

Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.

 

7.Revelation 4:6

and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.

 

8.Revelation 21:11

having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.

 

  1. Job 28:17-18

“Gold or glass cannot equal it,

Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.

“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;

And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

 

Conclusion

There is really no spiritual attachment to crystals According to the bible. Any other perception about crystals outside the bible is superstitious and Christains shouldn’t embrace it.

 

Reference

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/crystal/

https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-crystals.html

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/crystal/

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