|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A vehicle generally used for warlike purposes. Sometimes, though but rarely, it is spoken of as used for peaceful purposes.
The first mention of the chariot is when Joseph, as a Mark of distinction, was placed in Pharaoh's second state chariot (Genesis 41:43); and the next, when he went out in his own chariot to meet his father Jacob (46:29). Chariots formed part of the funeral procession of Jacob (50:9). When Pharaoh pursued the Israelites he took 600 war-chariots with him (Exodus 14:7). The Canaanites in the valleys of Palestine had chariots of iron (Joshua 17:18; Judges 1:19). Jabin, the king of Canaan, had 900 chariots (Judges 4:3); and in Saul's time the Philistines had 30,000. In his wars with the king of Zobah and with the Syrians, David took many chariots among the spoils (2 Samuel 8:4; 10:18). Solomon maintained as part of his army 1,400 chariots (1 Kings 10:26), which were chiefly imported from Egypt (29). From this time forward they formed part of the armies of Israel (1 Kings 22:34; 2 Kings 9:16, 21; 13:7, 14; 18:24; 23:30).
In the New Testament we have only one historical reference to the use of chariots, in the case of the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:28, 29, 38).
This word is sometimes used figuratively for hosts (Psalm 68:17; 2 Kings 6:17). Elijah, by his prayers and his counsel, was "the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof." The rapid agency of God in the phenomena of nature is also spoken of under the similitude of a chariot (Psalm 104:3; Isaiah 66:15; Habakkuk 3:8).
Chariot of the cherubim (1 Chronicles 28:18), the chariot formed by the two cherubs on the mercy-seat on which the Lord rides.
Chariot cities were set apart for storing the war-chariots in time of peace (2 Chronicles 1:14).
Chariot horses were such as were peculiarly fitted for service in chariots (2 Kings 7:14).
Chariots of war are described in Exodus 14:7; 1 Samuel 13:5; 2 Samuel 8:4; 1 Chronicles 18:4; Joshua 11:4; Judges 4:3, 13. They were not used by the Israelites till the time of David. Elijah was translated in a "chariot of fire" (2 Kings 2:11). Comp. 2 Kings 6:17. This vision would be to Elisha a source of strength and encouragement, for now he could say, "They that be with us are more than they that be with them."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A two-wheeled car or vehicle for war, racing, state processions, etc.
2. (n.) A four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage, having one seat.
3. (v. t.) To convey in a chariot.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
char'-i-ot (merkabh, merkabhah, "riding-chariot," rekhebh, "war-chariot"; harma):
1. Chariots of Egypt
2. Chariots of the Canaanites
3. Chariots of Solomon and Later Kings
4. Chariots of the Assyrians
5. Chariots of Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks
6. In the New Testament
7. Figurative Use
1. Chariots of Egypt:
It is to the chariots of ancient Egypt that reference is first made in Scripture. Joseph was honored by being made to ride in the second chariot of King Pharaoh (Genesis 41:43). Joseph paid honor to his father on his arrival in Goshen by meeting him in his chariot (Genesis 46:29). In the state ceremonial with which the remains of Jacob were escorted to Canaan, chariots and horsemen were conspicuous (Genesis 50:9). In the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt and of Pharaoh's futile attempts to detain them the chariots and horsemen of Pharaoh figure largely (Exodus 14:17, 18, 23, 15; Exodus 15:4, 19). It was with the Hyksos invasion, some centuries before the Exodus, that the horse, and subsequently the chariot, were introduced for purposes of war into Egypt; and it may have been the possession of chariots that enabled those hated shepherd warriors to overpower the native Egyptians. The Egyptian chariot was distinguished by its lightness of build. It was so reduced in weight that it was possible for a man to carry his chariot on his shoulders without fatigue. The ordinary chariot was made of wood and leather, and had only two occupants, the fighting man and his shield-bearer. The royal chariots were ornamented with gold and silver, and in the battle of Megiddo Thothmes III is represented as standing in his chariot of electrum like the god of war, brandishing his lance. In the battle the victorious Egyptians captured 2,041 horses and 924 chariots from the Syrian allies.
2. Chariots of the Canaanites:
The Canaanites had long been possessed of horses and chariots when Joshua houghed their horses and burnt their chariots with fire at the waters of Merom (Joshua 11:6, 9). The chariots of iron which the Canaanites could maneuvere in the plains and valleys proved a formidable obstacle to the Complete conquest of the land (Judges 1:19). Jabin had 900 chariots of iron, and with them he was able to oppress the children of Israel twenty years (Judges 4:3). The Philistines of the low country and the maritime plain, of whom we read in Judges and Samuel, were a warlike people, were disciplined and well armed and their possession of chariots gave them a great advantage over the Israelites. In the war of Michmash they put into the field the incredible number of 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, only in the end to suffer a grievous defeat (1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:20). In the battle of Gilboa, however, the chariots and horsemen of the Philistines bore down all opposition, and proved the destruction of Saul and his house. Of these chariots there have come down to us no detailed description and no representation. But we cannot be far wrong in turning to the chariot of the Hittites as a type of the Canaanite and Philistine chariot. It is not from the monuments of the Hittites themselves, however, but from the representations of the Kheta of the Egyptian monuments, that we know what their chariots were like. Their chariotry was their chief arm of offense. The Hittite chariot was used, too, for hunting; but a heavier car with paneled sides was employed for war. The Egyptian monuments represent three Hittites in each car, a practice which differed from that of Egypt and attracted attention. Of the three, one guided the chariot, another did the fighting with sword and lance, and the third was the shield-bearer.
3. Chariots of Solomon and Later Kings:
The Israelites living in a mountainous country were tardy in adopting the chariot for purposes of war. David houghed all the chariot horses of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, and "reserved of them for a hundred chariots" (2 Samuel 8:4), and Adonijah prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with a view to contest the throne of his father (1 Kings 1:5). But Solomon was the first in Israel to acquire chariots and horses on a national scale, and to build cities for their accommodation (1 Kings 9:19). In Massoretic Text of the Old Testament we read that Solomon had agents who received droves of horses from Egypt, and it is added: "And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means" (1 Kings 10:29). On the strength of a warrantable emendation of the text it is now proposed to read the preceding (1 Kings 10:28): "And Solomon's import of horses was from Mucri and from Kue; the king's traders received them from Kue at a price"-where Mucri and Kue are North Syria and Cilicia. No doubt it was Egypt out of which the nation was forbidden by the Deuteronomic law to multiply horses (Deuteronomy 17:16), but on the other hand the statement of Ezekiel (27:14) that Israel derived horses, chargers and mules not from Egypt but from Togarmah-North Syria and Asia Minor-agrees with the new rendering (Burney, Notes on Hebrew Text of the Books of Kings, in the place cited.). From Solomon's time onward chariots were in use in both kingdoms. Zimri, who slew Elah, son of Baasha, king of Israel, was captain of half his chariots (1 Kings 16:9). It was when sitting in his chariot in disguise beside the driver that Ahab received his fatal wound at Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 22:34). The floor of the royal chariot was a pool of blood, and "they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria" (1 Kings 22:35, 38). It was in his war-chariot that his servants carried Josiah dead from the fatal field of Megiddo (2 Kings 23:30). The chief pieces of the Hebrew chariot were
(1) the pole to which the two horses were yoked,
(2) the axle-resting upon two wheels with six or eight spokes (1 Kings 7:33)-into which the pole was fixed,
(3) a frame or body open behind, standing upon the axle and fitted by a leather band to the pole.
The chariots of iron of which we read (Judges 4:3) were of wood strengthened or studded with iron. Like that of the Hittite, the Hebrew chariot probably carried three men, although in the chariot of Ahab (1 Kings 22:34) and in that of Jehu (2 Kings 9:24 f) we read of only two.
4. Chariots of the Assyrians:
In the later days when the Assyrians overran the lands of the West, the Israelites had to face the chariots and the hosts of Sennacherib and of the kings (2 Kings 19:23). And they faced them with chariots of their own. An inscription of Shalmaneser II of Assyria tells how in the battle of Karkar (854 B.C.) Ahab of the land of Israel had put into the field 2,000 chariots and 10,000 soldiers. But the Assyrian chariotry was too numerous and powerful for Israel. The Assyrian chariot was larger and heavier than the Egyptian or the Hebrew: it had usually three and sometimes four occupants (Maspero, Life in Ancient Egypt and Assyria, 322). When we read in Nahum's prophecy of "chariots flashing with steel," "rushing to and fro in the broad ways" (Nahum 2:3, 4), it is of the Assyrian chariots that we are to think being hastily got together for the defense of Nineveh.
5. Chariots of Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks:
In early Babylonian inscriptions of the 3rd millennium before Christ there is evidence of the use of the war-chariots, and Nebuchadrezzar in his campaigns to the West had chariots as part of his victorious host (Jeremiah 47:3). It was the Persians who first employed scythed chariots in war; and we find Antiochus Eupator in the Seleucid period equipping a Greek force against Judea which had 300 chariots armed with scythes (2 Maccabees 13:2).
6. In the New Testament:
In the New Testament the chariot is only twice mentioned. Besides the chariot in which the Ethiopian eunuch was traveling when Philip the evangelist made up to him (Acts 8:28, 29, 38), there is only the mention of the din of war-chariots to which the onrush of locusts in Apocalyptic vision is compared (Revelation 9:9).
7. Figurative Use:
In the figurative language of Scripture, the chariot has a place. It is a tribute to the powerful influence of Elijah and Elisha when they are separately called "the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof" (2 Kings 2:12; 2 Kings 13:14). The angelic hosts are declared to be God's chariots, twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands (Psalm 68:17). But chariots and horses themselves are a poor substitute for the might of God (Psalm 20:7). God Himself is represented as riding upon His chariots of salvation for the defense of His people (Habakkuk 3:8). In the Book of Zechariah, the four chariots with their horses of various colors have an apocalyptic significance (Zechariah 6). In the worship of the host of heaven which prevailed in the later days of the kingdom of Judah, "the chariots of the sun" (see article) were symbols which led the people into gross idolatry and King Josiah burnt them with fire (2 Kings 23:11).
Nowack, Hebrew Archaeology, I, 366; Garstang, Land of the Hittites, 363; Maspero, Struggle of the Nations and Life in Ancient Egypt and Assyria; Rawlinson, Five Great Monarchies, II, 1-21.
Chariot (102 Occurrences)
Acts 8:28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 8:29 The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 8:30 Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" (See NIV)
Acts 8:38 He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:43 and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had. They cried before him, "Bow the knee!" He set him over all the land of Egypt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 46:29 Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 50:9 There went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 14:6 He made ready his chariot, and took his army with him; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 14:9 The Egyptians pursued after them: all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army; and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 14:25 He took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, "Let's flee from the face of Israel, for Yahweh fights for them against the Egyptians!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 11:4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how Yahweh has destroyed them to this day; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, you shall not be afraid of them; for Yahweh your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 17:16 The children of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us. All the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth Shean and its towns, and those who are in the valley of Jezreel." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 24:6 I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and you came to the sea. The Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and with horsemen to the Red Sea. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 4:7 I will draw to you, to the river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into your hand.'" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 4:15 Yahweh confused Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his army, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 5:28 "Through the window she looked out, and cried: Sisera's mother looked through the lattice.'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 8:11 He said, "This will be the manner of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them to him, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they shall run before his chariots; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 8:4 David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 15:1 It happened after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king." Then he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 4:26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where it should be, every man according to his charge. (See NIV)
1 Kings 7:33 The work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axles, and their rims, and their spokes, and their naves, were all molten. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 9:22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondservants; but they were the men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots and of his horsemen. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 10:26 Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 10:29 A chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not. (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 18:45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heavens became black with clouds and wind, and there was a great pour of rain. And Ahab got on the chariot, and went to Jizreel. (DBY)
1 Kings 20:1 Ben Hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together; and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:25 Muster an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. We will fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than them." He listened to their voice, and did so. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:33 Now the men observed diligently, and hurried to take this phrase; and they said, "Your brother Ben Hadad." Then he said, "Go, bring him." Then Ben Hadad came out to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 22:31 Now the king of Syria had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, except only with the king of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 22:34 A certain man drew his bow at random, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the armor. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn your hand, and carry me out of the battle; for I am severely wounded." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 22:35 The battle increased that day. The king was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians, and died at evening. The blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 22:38 They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood where the prostitutes washed themselves; according to the word of Yahweh which he spoke. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 2:11 It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 2:12 Elisha saw it, and he cried, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" He saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and tore them in two pieces. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 5:9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 5:21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him, and said, "Is all well?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 5:26 He said to him, "Didn't my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive groves and vineyards, and sheep and cattle, and male servants and female servants? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 6:14 Therefore he sent horses, chariots, and a great army there. They came by night, and surrounded the city. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 6:15 When the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. His servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 7:6 For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great army: and they said one to another, Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come on us. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 7:14 They took therefore two chariots with horses; and the king sent after the army of the Syrians, saying, "Go and see." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Kings 8:21 Then Joram passed over to Zair, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, and the captains of the chariots; and the people fled to their tents. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. Ahaziah king of Judah had come down to see Joram. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:21 Joram said, "Get ready!" They got his chariot ready. Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu, and found him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:24 Jehu drew his bow with his full strength, and struck Joram between his arms; and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:25 Then Jehu said to Bidkar his captain, "Pick him up, and throw him in the plot of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember how, when you and I rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh laid this burden on him: (See NIV)
2 Kings 9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. Jehu followed after him, and said, "Strike him also in the chariot!" They struck him at the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. He fled to Megiddo, and died there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:28 His servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his tomb with his fathers in the city of David. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 10:15 When he had departed from there, he met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him. He greeted him, and said to him, "Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart?" Jehonadab answered, "It is." "If it is, give me your hand." He gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 10:16 He said, "Come with me, and see my zeal for Yahweh." So they made him ride in his chariot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness of which he died: and Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over him, and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 18:24 How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 23:30 His servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 18:4 David took from him one thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 28:18 and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 1:14 Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 1:17 They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 9:25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he stationed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 10:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and the children of Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 16:8 Weren't the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge army, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? yet, because you relyed on Yahweh, he delivered them into your hand. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 18:30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 18:33 A certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the armor. Therefore he said to the driver of the chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the army; for I am sore wounded. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 18:34 The battle increased that day: however the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even; and about the time of the going down of the sun he died. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 21:9 Then Jehoram passed over with his captains, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, along with the captains of the chariots. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 35:24 So his servants took him out of the chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had, and brought him to Jerusalem; and he died, and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear. He burns the chariots in the fire. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 65:11 You crown the year with your bounty. Your carts overflow with abundance. (See RSV)
Psalms 76:6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Psalms 104:3 He lays the beams of his chambers in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 3:9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. (KJV WBS)
Song of Songs 6:12 Without realizing it, my desire set me with my royal people's chariots. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:28 Their arrows are sharp, and every bow is bent: the feet of their horses are like rock, and their wheels are like a rushing storm. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed: (KJV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Isaiah 22:6 Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 36:9 How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 43:17 who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched like a wick): (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 66:20 They shall bring all your brothers out of all the nations for an offering to Yahweh, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yahweh, as the children of Israel bring their offering in a clean vessel into the house of Yahweh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:25 then shall there enter in by the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain forever. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 22:4 For if you do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers don't look back to their children for feebleness of hands; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:37 A sword is on their horses, and on their chariots, and on all the mixed people who are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is on her treasures, and they shall be robbed. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:21 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; (KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:22 and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein; and with you will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces the old man and the youth; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the virgin; (WEB ASV NAS)
Ezekiel 23:15 Girded with a girdle on their loins, Dyed attire spread out on their heads, The appearance of rulers -- all of them, The likeness of sons of Babylon, Chaldea is the land of their birth. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 23:23 Sons of Babylon, and of all Chaldea, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, All the sons of Asshur with them, Desirable young men, governors and prefects, All of them -- rulers and proclaimed ones, Riding on horses, all of them. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 26:7 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring on Tyre Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 11:40 At the time of the end shall the king of the south contend with him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 1:13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lachish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion; For the transgressions of Israel were found in you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nahum 2:3 The shield of his mighty men is made red. The valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots flash with steel in the day of his preparation, and the pine spears are brandished. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nahum 2:13 "Behold, I am against you," says Yahweh of Armies, "and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions; and I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers will no longer be heard." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nahum 3:2 The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Habakkuk 3:8 Was Yahweh displeased with the rivers? Was your anger against the rivers, or your wrath against the sea, that you rode on your horses, on your chariots of salvation? (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 6:2 In the first chariot were red horses; in the second chariot black horses; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 6:3 in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot dappled horses, all of them powerful. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)