|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Associated with diamonds (Exodus 28:18) and emeralds (Ezek. 28:13); one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate. It is a precious stone of a sky-blue colour, probably the lapis lazuli, brought from Babylon. The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Exodus 24:10; Comp. Ezek. 1:26).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
2. (n.) The color of the gem; bright blue.
3. (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
4. (a.) of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See STONES, PRECIOUS.
Sapphire (11 Occurrences)
Revelation 9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur. (See RSV)
Revelation 21:19 The foundations of the city's wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 39:11 and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 28:6 Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 28:16 It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 1:26 Above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and on the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man on it above. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 10:1 Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, emerald, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and beryl. Gold work of tambourines and of pipes was in you. In the day that you were created they were prepared. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)