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Let's research the word "earring (s)"

The word earrings is used many ways in scripture.

Notice this verse:

Ezek. 16 [12] And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.


Gen. 24 [22] And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

[30] And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

[47] And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

Gen. 35 [4] And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.


Exod. 32 [2] And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

[3] And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.


Exod. 35 [22] And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.


Num. 31 [50] We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.


Judg. 8 [24] And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.)

[25] And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.

[26] And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels' necks.


Job 42 [11] Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.


Prov. 25 [12] As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.


Isa. 3 [20] The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,



[1] Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
[2] Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
[3] And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
[4] And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
[5] None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
[6] And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
[7] I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
[8] Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
[9] Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
[10] I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
[11] I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.

[12] And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

[13] Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
[14] And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

Hos. 2 [13] And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.



Lexicons defs. and scriptures


Exod. 21 [6] Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

H4836 aul - martsêa‛ - mar-tsay'-ah - From H7527; an awl: - aul.

BDB Definition: 1) awl, boring-instrument Part of Speech: noun masculine

awl, 2

Exo_21:6, Deu_15:17

H7527 bore râtsa‛ - raw-tsah' - A primitive root; to pierce: - bore.

BDB Definition: 1) (Qal) to bore, pierce - 1a) of the ear

Part of Speech: verb

bore, 1



Lev. 19 [28] Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.


Lev. 21 [5] They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

H8296 - śereṭ - śâreṭeth - seh'-ret, saw-reh'-teth - From H8295; an incision: - cutting.

BDB Definition: 1) incision, cut - Part of Speech: noun masculine or feminine

cuttings, 2

Lev_19:28, Lev_21:5


H8295 - śâraṭ - saw-rat' - A primitive root; to gash: - cut in pieces, make [cuttings] pieces.

BDB Definition: 1) to incise, scratch, tattoo, cut - (Qal) to make incision - (Niphal) to be scratched or lacerated, be cut

cut, 1



Zech.12 [3] And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.


H5141 - nezem - - neh'-zem - From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose ring: - earring, jewel.

BDB Definition: 1) ring, nose ring, earring - nose ring (womans ornament) - earring (ornament of men or women)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

earrings, 9

Gen_35:4, Exo_32:2-3 (2), Exo_35:22, Jdg_8:24-26 (4), Hos_2:13

earring, 5

Gen_24:22, Gen_24:30, Gen_24:47, Pro_25:11-12 (2)

jewel, 2

Pro_11:22, Eze_16:12

jewels, 1



H5694 -âgîyl - aw-gheel' -From the same as H5696; something round, that is, a ring (for the ears): - earring.

BDB Definition: hoop, ring, earring - adornment for men or women

Part of Speech: noun masculine

earrings, 2

Num_31:50, Eze_16:12


H5696 - ‛âgôl âgôl - aw-gole', aw-gole' - From an unused root meaning to revolve, circular: - round.

BDB Definition: round

Part of Speech: adjective


earrings, 2

Num_31:50, Eze_16:12


A different word for earrings with a different meaning

H3908 lachash - lakh'-ash - From H3907; properly a whisper, that is, by implication (in a good sense) a private prayer, (in a bad one) an incantation; concretely an amulet: - charmed, earring, enchantment, orator, prayer.


BDB Definition: whispering, charming - serpent-charming - charms, amulets (worn by women) - whisper (of prayer)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

charmed, 1


earrings, 1


enchantment, 1


orator, 1


prayer, 1



H3907 - lâchash - law-khash' - A primitive root; to whisper; by implication to mumble a spell (as a magician): - charmer, whisper (together).


BDB Definition: to whisper, charm, conjure - (Piel) charmers, conjurers, whisperers (participle) - (Hithpael) to whisper to each other

Part of Speech: verb

charmers, 1





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