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Bands

  1. …of love (Hos. 11:4)

  2. …of Christ (Ps. 2:3)

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

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

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

  6. no bands to the wicked in their death (Ps. 73:4; Job 21:7; Ps. 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 (Zech. 11:7).