All Things Color Series: All Things Yellow. In this post I will talk about the color yellow and how it is mentioned in the Bible and what the color means. #Yellow
All Things Yellow
All Things Yellow: When we think about the color Yellow we think of caution or warning. When we are at a traffic light the warns us that the traffic light is about to turn red. (See All Things Red)
Maybe we think about bananas, lemons, mustard to name a few food items.
We may even think about corn or even the bright shinning sun when we think about the color yellow.
Below are the responses I got when I asked people on Facebook this questions. When you think about the color Yellow what do you think about?
- Light,my faith and brighter days
- Sulight brightness achievement self-worth goodness forward-thinking golden-road depts-paid reward positive-people.
- Daisies, joy, smiles, sun, daffodils, yellow ribbons, trash bag draw string, stars, family members favorite color so that family member, jaundice, fading bruises, caution, bug light, lemon, bananas, squash, corn, and mustard
Yellow: Represents heaven and glory with Christ!
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. – Revelation 21:1-3
YELLOW – Yellow is for the sun so bright.
You know the son so bright, did you know that in Heaven we won’t need the sun that we have the light up the place. We will have the Son, Jesus Christ, He is the light!
Number of times used in the Bible
So I used biblegateway.com to look up how many times the word “Yellow” is used in the Bible. Below is the number of times.
New King James Version (NKJV) – 5 times
King James Version (KJV) – 4 times
New International Version (NIV) – 4 times
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) – 4 times
English Standard Version (ESV) – 3 times
All the translations listed above use the word “Yellow” around the same amount of times. The color or word was not used that many times either. So I figured I would share the five that the New King James Version (NKJV) showed.
Most of it talked about the color of hair, feathers and even mane. One even talked about gold.
Usage of Yellow in the Bible
And on the seventh day the priest shall examine the sore; and indeed if the scale has not spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the scale does not appear deeper than the skin,
then the priest shall examine him; and indeed if the scale has spread over the skin, the priest need not seek for yellow hair. He is unclean.
Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.”
And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
Lexicons for Yellow
יְרַקְרַק yĕraqraq (yer·ak·rak’) – greenish, pale green, greenish-yellow
צָהֹב tsahob (tsä·ōve’) – gleaming, yellow (of hair)
There was only two usage for the word yellow in the Lexicon. Both were Hebrew. Both of these are shown above. There was no usage in Greek.