Honeycomb. Photographer: Doug Bowman, DeKalb IL. Copyrighted. Licensed: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
Honeycomb found on the ground in the woods
Photographer: Doug Bowman. License: CC BY 2.0. Cropped photo.

Wax in the Bible

In Biblical times, wax was made by melting the combs of bees.

Wax is mentioned 5 times in Scripture.

I am poured out like water,
And all my bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It is melted within me. —Psalm 22:14 LSB

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish before God. —Psalm 68:2 LSB

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. —Psalm 97:5 LSB

The mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place. —Micah 1:4 NASB

Article Version: October 8, 2021