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bands

  1. Bands of love (Hos. 11:4)

  2. Bands of Christ (Psalms 2:3)

  3. Bands uniting together Christ’s body the church (Col. 2:19; 3:14; Ephesians 4:3)

  4. Bands, the emblem of the captivity of Israel (Ezek. 34:27; Isaiah 28:22; 52:2)

  5. Bands of brotherhood (Ezek. 37:15-28)

  6. No bands to the wicked in their death (Psalms 73:4; Job 21:7; Psalms 10:6).

Also denotes chains (Luke 8:29); companies of soldiers (Acts 21:31); a shepherd’s staff, indicating the union between Judah and Israel (Zechariah 11:7).