Millstone in the Bible

Not to be taken as a pledge

  • Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

Bible Encyclopedia for MILLSTONE.

Probably used in executions by drowning

  • Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
  • Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Definition of millstone

Abimelech killed by one being of hurled upon him

  • Judges 9:53 And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Millstone.

Figurative of a hard heart

  • Job 41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
 
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