Symbols

Babylon - Apostate religious confederation (Rev 16:19, Rev 17:10, Rev 17:18, Rev 18:10)

Beast/Animal - King/Kingdom/Power (Da 7:17,23, Rev 17:10,11)

Blood - Christ's shed blood for the forgiveness of sins (Heb 10:1-7,19,20)

Books - Record of sin (Da 7:10, Rev 20:12)

Bread - Jesus (Jn 6:32,33,35,48,51)

Bride and Bridegroom - Believers and Jesus (Isa 54:5, Isa 62:3-5, Jer 3:14,20, Hos 2:19, Mt 9:14,15, Mt 25:1,6,10,13, Jn 3:28-30, 2Co 11:2, Eph 5:31,32, Rev 19:7-9, Rev 21:2,9,10)

Chariots - Angels (Ps 68:17, Isa 66:15)

Clothes (change of raiment, clean, white) - Forgiveness of sin / Righteousness of Christ (Ge 3:21 (compare Ge 3:7,10 and Ge 4:4), Isa 61:10, Zec 3:3,4, Mt 17:2, Mt 22:11-13, Mk 5:25-29, Ro 13:14, Gal 3:27, 1Jn 1:7,9, Rev 3:18, Rev 4:4, Rev 7:13,14, Rev 16:15, Rev 19:7,8,14)

Clouds - Angels (Ps 104:3 chariot, Da 7:13, Mt 24:30,31, Mt 25:31, 1Th 4:17, Rev 1:7, Rev 19:11-14)

Color Black - Eternal death (Mt 8:12, Jude 1:11-13)

Evil/Sin (see Darkness)

Mourning (Isa 50:3, Jer 4:28, Jer 8:20,21, Jer 14:2, La 4:8, Joel 2:1,2,6, Na 2:10)

Color Blue - The Ten Commandments (Ex 24:10-12 sapphire is blue, Nu 15:37-40)

Color Green - Life (Ge 1:30, Ex 10:15, Lev 2:14, Ps 23:2, Ps 52:8, Jer 11:16, Jer 17:8, Hos 14:8, Lk 23:31, Rev 4:3 (emerald), Rev 9:4)

Color Scarlet - Sin (Isa 1:18, Rev 17:3,4)

Color White - Purity/Holiness/Righteousness of Christ (Isa 1:18, Rev 1:14, Rev 2:17, Rev 3:4,5,18, Rev 4:4, Rev 6:11, Rev 7:9,13, Rev 14:14, Rev 19:11,14, Rev 20:11)

Crown - Gift of eternal life (Jas 1:12, Rev 2:10)

Kingly power/victory (Rev 13:1, Rev 14:14)

Darkness - Evil/Sin (Pr 7:5-9, Lk 22:53, Jn 3:19, Eph 6:12, 1Jn 1:5, Rev 21:25, Rev 22:5)

Day - One literal year (Nu 14:34, Eze 4:4-6)

Dragon - Satan/Devil (Rev 12:9)

Satan working through pagan Rome (Da 7:7, Rev 12:4)

Earth - Sparsely populated area (opposite of water/sea, see below) (compare Rev 13:1,11)

East - Direction symbolic of God (especially Christ) (Ge 3:24, Lev 16:14, Eze 43:2, Mal 4:2, Mt 2:2, Mt 24:27, Rev 16:12)

Eye - Spiritual light/darkness (Ps 13:3, Ps 69:23, Isa 42:6,7, Eze 18:12, Da 4:34, Mt 6:22, Jn 9:1-7, Ac 26:18, 1Jn 2:11, Rev 3:18)

Fire - Spirit of God (Ex 3:2, Ex 13:21, Mt 3:11, Ac 2:1-4)

Manifestation of evil spirits (Rev 13:11,13,14)

Destruction (Zep 1:16-18, Zep 3:8, 2Th 1:6-10, 2Pe 3:7,10-12, Rev 20:14)

Forehead - Character (Ex 13:9,16, Ex 28:36-38, Dt 6:6-8, Eze 9:4-6, Heb 10:16, Rev 13:16, Rev 17:5, Rev 22:4)

Gentiles - All nations, all people (in the sense of God's universal invitation to salvation) (Isa 60:3, Jer 16:19-21, Mt 24:14, Ac 28:28, Ro 3:29, Ro 11:25,26, 1Co 12:13, Gal 3:28, Eph 3:6, Rev 7:9,10)

Grass - People (2Ki 19:26, Ps 37:1,2, Ps 92:7, Isa 40:7, Jas 1:10,11, 1Pe 1:24)

Hand - Work (Ecc 9:10, Lk 9:62)

Harvest - End of the world (Mt 13:39, Rev 14:14-20)

Evangelism (Mt 9:37,38)

Head - Leader (Da 7:6 see Da 8:22, Eph 5:23, Col 1:18, Rev 17:9,10)

Holy mountain - God's genuine people, congregated together, and lifted high under His Lordship (Isa 11:9, Isa 56:7, Isa 57:13, Isa 65:25, Isa 66:20, Eze 20:40, Da 9:20, Zec 8:3) (compare Isa 14:12-14, Eze 28:14)

Horn - King/Kingdom/Power (1Sa 16:1,13, Ps 18:2, Da 7:24, Zec 1:18,19, Lk 1:68,69)

Horse - Going throughout the Earth (Zec 1:8-10, Zec 6:1-7, Rev 6:2-8, Rev 19:11-16)

Incense - The perfect sacrifice and life of Jesus (2Co 2:14,15, Eph 5:2, Rev 8:3,4)

The prayers of the saints (Ps 141:2, Rev 5:8) (compare Eze 20:41)

Israel - God's people (Mt 21:43, Ro 2:28,29, Ro 9:6-8, Gal 3:26-29, 1Pe 2:9,10)

Jerusalem - God's people (the church) (Heb 12:22,23, Rev 21:2,3,9,10)

Lamb - Jesus (Jn 1:29, Rev 5:6-9)

Light - Jesus (Jn 1:4,5,9, Jn 8:12, Rev 1:16)

Mountain - Nation/Kingdom (Jer 51:24,25, Da 2:35,44,45) (see Holy mountain and Zion)

Mount Zion (see Holy mountain and Zion)

Nakedness - Sin (not clothed with righteousness of Christ) (Ge 3:7-11, Ge 9:22,23, Ex 20:26, Ex 28:41,42, Ex 32:23-26, 2Ch 28:19, Isa 47:3, Eze 16:36,37, Rev 3:17, Rev 16:15)

Death (Job 1:21, Ecc 5:15, 2Co 5:1-4)

Name - Character (Ex 3:13,14, Ex 23:20,21, Ex 34:5-7, Nu 6:27, 2Ch 6:5-9, Isa 56:5, Eze 39:7, Da 9:19, Jn 12:28, Jn 17:6,26, Rev 3:12 (compare 1Co 13:12), Rev 14:1, Rev 14:11, Rev 17:5, Rev 19:12, Rev 22:3,4)

Numbers 1/3 and 2/3 - Minority/Majority (Zec 13:8, Rev 8:7-12, Rev 12:4)

Number 4 - Global/Universal (Isa 11:12, Eze 7:2, Da 7:2, Zec 6:5-7, Mt 24:31, Rev 7:1-3)

Number 6 - Man (Ge 1:27,31, Rev 13:18)

Number 7 - Completeness/Perfection (Ge 2:2, Ge 7:2-4, Ex 20:11, Lev 16:14, Lev 23:6,15, Lev 25:4,8, Dt 15:1,2,12, Dt 16:13,15, Mk 8:5-8, Rev 1:4, Rev 5:6)

Number 12 - God's people (Ge 49:28, Lk 6:12-16, Rev 7:4-8, Rev 12:1-5, Rev 21:2,12)

Number 24 - God's people (12 patriarchs and 12 apostles) (1Ch 24:1,7-19, Ac 1:25,26, Ac 7:8, Rev 4:4)

Oil - Holy Spirit (Ge 28:12,16-18, Ex 29:1,7,21, Ex 30:23-33, Ex 40:9, Lev 8:10-12 (compare Ro 15:16), Lev 14:25-29, Lev 21:12, 1Sa 16:1,13, Isa 61:1 (compare Lk 4:18 and Ac 10:38), Zec 4:3-6,12-14 (old and new testaments) (compare Rev 11:3,4), Mt 25:1-13, Mk 6:12,13, Heb 1:9 (compare Gal 5:22), Jas 5:14,15)

Prince - Jesus (Isa 9:6, Da 8:11,25, Da 10:21, Da 11:22, Da 12:1, Ac 5:31)

Satan (Da 10:13, Jn 12:31, Jn 14:30, Jn 16:11)

Rain - Righteousness (Ps 72:6,7,17,18, Isa 55:10,11, Jer 3:1-3, Hos 10:12, Joel 2:15-32, Zec 10:1,2,12, Heb 6:6-8, Jas 5:7)

Rainbow - Covenant of mercy (Ge 9:11-17)

Right hand - Favor (Ge 48:11-14,17-19, Ps 60:5, Ecc 10:2, Isa 41:13, Isa 62:8, Mt 25:34, Mt 26:64, Ac 5:31, Ro 8:34, Heb 1:13, Rev 2:1)

Rock - Jesus (Dt 32:3,4, Mt 7:24,25, 1Co 10:4)

Sanctuary/Temple - Sacrificial/Intercessory/Judicial ministry of Jesus Christ (Heb 8:1,2, Heb 9:11-28)

Seal/Mark - Allegiance/Commitment/Loyalty/Sign (Ro 4:11, 1Co 9:2, 2Co 1:21,22, Eph 1:13,14, Rev 7:2,3, Rev 13:17, Rev 14:9-12)

Holy Spirit (Jn 6:27 compare Lk 3:22, 2Co 1:22, Eph 1:13,14, Eph 4:30)

Seat - Authority/Power (Da 7:9, Mt 23:2, Lk 22:69, 2Co 5:10, Rev 2:13, Rev 11:16, Rev 13:2, Rev 16:10)

Song - Worshipful proclaimation of the acts of God (Ps 98:1, Ps 144:9,10, Isa 42:6-10, Ex 15:1-21, Rev 5:9,10, Rev 14:3, Rev 15:3)

Stars - Angels (messengers) (Job 38:4-7, Isa 14:12,13, Rev 1:20, Rev 12:4,9)

God's people (the church) (Ge 37:9 see Number 12, Da 12:3, Rev 12:1 see Number 12)

Stone - Jesus (1Sa 17:49, Da 2:44,45, Mt 21:42-44, Ac 4:10-12, Eph 2:19,20)

Sword - Word of God (Eph 6:17, Rev 1:16, Rev 19:15)

Throne - Judgment (Ps 9:7, Ps 122:5, Da 7:9, Rev 20:4, Rev 20:11,12)

Trees - People/nations (Jdg 9:8-11,16-20, Ps 1:1-3, Ps 37:35,36, Ps 52:8, Ps 92:12, Isa 10:18,19, Isa 37:23,24, Isa 61:3, Jer 11:16,17, Jer 17:7,8, Eze 15:6, Eze 17:1-4,11,12,22-24, Eze 20:47, Eze 31:1-18, Da 4:20-22, Hos 14:8, Joel 1:12, Zec 11:1,2, Mt 3:9,10, Mt 7:15-20, Lk 23:28,31, Ro 11:13,23,24, Jude 1:11,12)

Trumpet - Warning of impending judgment/Call to repentance (Lev 23:23-27, Isa 58:1, Jer 4:19,20, Jer 51:27-29, Eze 33:2-7, Joel 2:1-3, Zep 1:15-17, Rev 9:14,20,21)

Vineyard - Israel (Isa 5:7, Mt 21:33-43, Lk 13:6-9)

Water (Flood) - Enemy attack (Ps 42:6-9, Ps 69:1-4, Ps 124:1-6, Isa 8:7,8, Isa 59:19, Jer 47:2,3, Rev 12:15)

Water (Immersion) - Baptism (Mt 3:16, 1Co 10:1-4, 1Pe 3:18-21)

Water (Living) - Holy Spirit (Jer 2:13, Zec 14:8, Jn 4:10-14, Jn 7:37-39)

Waters (Sea) - Peoples/Multitudes/Nations/Languages (Isa 17:12, Rev 17:15)

Wind - Holy Spirit (Jn 3:8, Jn 20:22, Ac 2:1-4)

Warfare/Battle/Strife (Jer 25:31-33, Jer 49:36,37, Hab 1:6,9, Mt 7:25)

Wings - God's sovereign protection (Ex 19:4, Dt 32:9-12, Ru 2:12, Ps 17:8, Ps 57:1, Ps 61:4, Ps 91:4, Isa 40:31, Mal 4:2, Lk 13:34, Rev 12:14)

Military conquest (Eze 17:3,4,11,12, Isa 8:7,8, Jer 48:40,42, Jer 49:13,22)

Swiftness (Jer 48:9)

Woman (Pure) - Pure/True church (Jer 4:31, Jer 6:2, Eze 16:3-14, Zec 9:9, 2Co 11:2, Eph 5:25,26, Rev 12:1,2) (see also Bride)

Woman (Impure/Adulterer/Harlot/Prostitute/Whore) - Apostate/False church (Nu 15:37-39, 2Ch 21:11, Jer 3:6-9, Eze 16:1,2,14-17,30-32, Zec 2:7, Rev 17:1-6)

Wormwood - A bitter poison (Dt 29:18, Pr 5:3-5, Jer 9:15, Jer 23:15, Lam 3:15-19, Am 5:1-8, Rev 8:10,11)

Zion - Jerusalem (God's people, the church) (Joel 3:17, Zep 3:14, Zec 8:3, Zec 9:9 compare Mt 21:1-5, Heb 12:22,23)