A twisted or braided line. Rope could be made of cloth, string, leather, vine, or any other strong material. It could be used as a belt (Isa 3:24), as a means of escape (Josh 2:15), as a device to trap someone or something (Job 18:10), to lead a beast (Job 41:2), to tie a prisoner (Judg 15:13), to destroy a city (2Sam 17:13), to symbolize submission (1Kgs 20:31-32), to guide a domestic animal (Job 39:10), to pull a vehicle (Isa 5:18), to lower someone into a pit or cistern (Jer 38:6; Jer 38:11), or as marine rigging (Acts 27:32; Acts 27:40).
24Instead of perfume there will be a stench;
and instead of a sash, a rope;
and instead of well-set hair, baldness;
and instead of a rich robe, a binding of sac ... View more
15Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the outer side of the city wall and she resided within the wall itself.
10A rope is hid for them in the ground,
a trap for them in the path.
2Can you put a rope in its nose,
or pierce its jaw with a hook?
13They said to him, “No, we will only bind you and give you into their hands; we will not kill you.” So they bound him with two new ropes, and brought him up fr ... View more
13If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we shall drag it into the valley, until not even a pebble is to be found there ... View more
31His servants said to him, “Look, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings; let us put sackcloth around our waists and ropes on o ... View more
10Can you tie it in the furrow with ropes,
or will it harrow the valleys after you?
18Ah, you who drag iniquity along with cords of falsehood,
who drag sin along as with cart ropes,
6So they took Jeremiah and threw him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. Now ther ... View more
11So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to the house of the king, to a wardrobe of the storehouse, and took from there old rags and worn-out clothes, wh ... View more
32Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and set it adrift.
40So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea. At the same time they loosened the ropes that tied the steering-oars; then hoisting the foresail to the ... View more