Chains of Darkness

Could chains of darkness be a reference to Babylon? Let's examine.


Ge 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a GOLD CHAIN about his neck;

Ex 28:22 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate CHAINS at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold.

Nu 31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of GOLD, CHAINS, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.

So 1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with CHAINS OF GOLD.

Da 5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a CHAIN OF GOLD about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

1Ki 6:21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the CHAINS OF GOLD before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.


La 3:7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my CHAIN heavy.

1Ki 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his HEAVY YOKE which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Lu 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with CHAINS and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

Ps 149:8 To bind their kings with CHAINS, and their nobles with FETTERS of iron;

Ac 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his CHAINS fell off from his hands.

Ps 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with CHAINS: but the rebellious dwell in a DRY LAND.


1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of DARKNESS into his marvellous light:

Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of DARKNESS, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the RULERS of the DARKNESS of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ro 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the WORKS OF DARKNESS, and let us put on the armour of light.

Ac 2:20 The SUN shall be turned into DARKNESS, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

Joe 2:2 A day of DARKNESS and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a GREAT PEOPLE and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Job 3:5 Let DARKNESS and the SHADOW OF DEATH stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.


2Pe 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words **make merchandise of you**: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the **angels that sinned**, but cast them down to HELL, and delivered them into CHAINS OF DARKNESS, to be reserved unto judgment;

2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in THE FLOOD upon the world of the ungodly;

2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Jude 1:6 And THE ANGELS which kept not their first estate, but **left their own habitation**, he hath reserved in everlasting CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS unto the judgment of the great day.

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, **giving themselves over to fornication**, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE.

Re 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a GREAT CHAIN <254> in his hand.

Re 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

Re 20:3 And cast him into the BOTTOMLESS PIT, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


God appears to be associating chains of darkness with the unsaved church Babylon. Chain seems to be pointing to Christ. However, in tribulation it becomes antichrist. God using false prophets who come in HIS name to bring darkness on the Church.