What are Seals, Signets, and Marks?

Chowtham (kho-thawm'); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 2368
    • seal, signet, signet-ring

Chatham (khaw-tham'); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 2856
    • to close up
    • to seal
    • make an end
    • mark
    • seal up

Sphragizo (sfrag-id'-zo); Word Origin: Greek, Verb, Strong #: 4972
      • to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal
    • for security: from Satan
    • since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret
      • in order to mark a person or a thing
        • in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing
        • of a written document
        • to prove one's testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be
      • to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt
    • to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp
    • angels are said to be sealed by Yahuah

1 Melakim 21:8
Then she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth.

Nehemyah 9:38
“And because of all this, we are making a trustworthy pledge, and write it. And our rulers, our Lewites, our priests set their seal on it.”

Nehemyah 10:1-29
And those who set their seal were: Nehemyah the governor, son of Hakalyah, and Tsidqiyah, 2 Serayah, Azaryah, Yirmeyah, 3 Pashhur, Amaryah, Malkiyah, 4 Hattush, Shebanyah, Malluk, 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadyah, 6 Dani’el, Ginnethon, Baruk, 7 Meshullam, Abiyah, Miyamin, 8 Ma'azyah, Bilgai, and Shemayah. These were the priests. 9 And the Lewites: both Yeshua son of Atsanyah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Qadmi’el. 10 And their brothers: Shebanyah, Hodiyah, Qelita, Pelayah, Hanan, 11 Mika, Rehob, Hashabyah, 12 Zakkur, Sherebyah, Shebanyah,13 Hodiyah, Bani, and Beninu. 14 The leaders of the people: Parosh,Pahath-Mo'ab, Eylam, Zattu, Bani, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16 Adoniyah, Bigwai, Adin, 17 Ater, Hizqiyah, Azzur 18 Hodiyah, Hashum, Betsai, 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, 20 Magpi'ash, Meshullam, Hezir, 21 Mesheyzab'el, Tsadoq, Yaddua, 22 Pelatyah, Hanan, Anayah, 23 Hoshea, Hananyah, Hashshub, 24 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobeq, 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Ma'aseyah, 26 Ahiyah, Hanan, Anan, 27 Malluk, Harim, Ba'anah, 28 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Lewites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Nethinim, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands unto the Torah of Elohim, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, all who had knowledge and understanding, 29 were joining with their brothers, their nobles, and were entering into a curse and into an oath to walk in the Torah of Elohim, which was given by Mosheh the servant of Elohim, and to guard and do all the commands of Yahuah our Master, and His right-rulings and His laws,

Ester 3:12
And the sovereign’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and a decree was written according to all that Haman commanded – to the viceroys of the sovereign, and to the governors who were over each province, and to the officials of all people, to every province according to its writing, and to every people in their language. It was written in the name of Sovereign Ahashwerosh, and sealed with the sovereign’s signet ring.

Ester 8:8
“Now you write on behalf of the Yehudim, as it pleases you, in the sovereign’s name, and seal it with the sovereign’s signet ring. For a letter which is written in the sovereign’s name and sealed with the sovereign’s signet ring no one turns back.”

Ester 8:10
And he wrote in the name of Sovereign Ahashwerosh, and sealed it with the sovereign’s signet ring, and sent letters by runners on horseback, riding on royal horses bred from speedy mares:

YeshaYahu 8:16
Bind up the witness, seal the Torah among my taught ones.

YirmeYahu 32:44
‘Fields shall be bought for silver, and called, in the land of Binyamin, and in the places around Yerushalayim, and in the cities of Yehudah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the low country, and in the cities of the South. For I shall turn back their captivity,’ declares Yahuah.”

Dani'el 6:17
And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the sovereign sealed it with his own signet and with the signets of his great men, that the situation concerning Dani’el might not be changed.

Dani'el 9:24
“Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and for your set-apart city, to put an end to the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover crookedness, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Most Set-apart.

Dani'el 12:4
“But you, Dani’el, hide the words, and seal the book until the time of the end. Many shall diligently search and knowledge shall increase.”

Dani'el 12:9
And he said, “Go, Dani’el, for the words are hidden and sealed till the time of the end.

YeshaYahu 29:11
And the entire vision is to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men give to one who knows books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I am unable, for it is sealed.”

“And I signed the deed and sealed it, took witnesses, and weighed the silver in the scales. 11 “Then I took the deed of purchase – that which was sealed according to the command and law, and that which was open – 12 and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruk son of Neriyah, son of Mahseyah, in the presence of Haname’el my uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Yehudim who sat in the court of the guard. 13 “And I commanded Baruk before their eyes, saying, 14 ‘Thus said Yahuah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’el, “Take these deeds, both this deed of purchase which is sealed and this deed which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, so that they remain many days.”

Yehezqel 9:1-11
And He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, “Let the punishers of the city draw near, each with his weapon of destruction in his hand.” 2 And look, six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-axe in his hand. And one man in their midst was clothed with linen and had a writer’s ink-horn at his side. And they came in and stood beside the bronze altar. 3 And the esteem of the Elohim of Yisra’el went up from the kerub, where it had been, to the threshold of the House. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s ink-horn at his side, 4 and Yahuah said to him, “Pass on into the midst of the city, into the midst of Yerushalayim, and you shall put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” 5 And to the others He said in my hearing, “Pass on into the city after him and smite, do not let your eye pardon nor spare. 6 “Slay to destruction old, young men, maidens and children and women, but do not come near anyone upon whom is the mark, and begin at My set-apart place.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the House. 7 And He said to them, “Defile the House, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!” And they went out and smote in the city. 8 And as they were smiting them it came to be that I alone was left. And I fell on myface and cried out, and said, “Ah, Master Yahuah! Are You destroying all the remnant of Yisra’el in pouring out Your wrath on Yerushalayim?” 9 And He said to me, “The crookedness of the house of Yisra’el and Yehudah is exceedingly great, and the land is filled with bloodshed, and the city filled with that which is warped. For they say, ‘Yahuah has forsaken the land, and Yahuah is not seeing!’ 10 “But as for Me, My eye shall not pardon, nor would I spare, I shall recompense their deeds on their own head.” 11 And see, the man clothed with linen, who had the ink-horn at his side, reported back and said, “I have done as You commanded me.”

Yohanan 3:33
“He who receives His witness has set his seal that Elohim is true.

Yohanan 6:27
“Do not labor for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to everlasting life, which the Son of Adam shall give you, for the Father, Elohim, has set His seal on Him.”

Yohanan 5:43
“I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22
But He who establishes us with you in Messiah and has anointed us is Elohim, 22 who also sealed us, and gave the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.

Ephesians 1:13
in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Tov News of your deliverance, in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Setapart Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Set-apart Spirit of Elohim, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Revelation 5:1 to 7:8
5 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong messenger proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loosen its seals?” 3 And no one in the heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. 4 And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Yehudah,the Root of Dawid, overcame to open the scroll and to loosen its seven seals.” 6 And I looked and saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing, as having been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of Elohim sent out into all the earth. 7 And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne. 8 And when He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the set-apart ones. 9 And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.” 11 And I looked, and I heard the voice of many messengers around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders. And the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!” 13 And every creature which is in the heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying, “To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb, be the blessing and the respect and the esteem and the might, forever and ever!” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and bowed before Him who lives forever and ever. 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, like a sound of thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked and saw a white horse, and he who sat on it holding a bow. And a crown was given to him, and he went out overcoming and to overcome. 3 And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 And another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was given to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another. And a great sword was given to him. 5 And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” And I looked and saw a black horse, and he who sat on it holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wage, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wage. And do not harm the oil and the wine.” 7 And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 And I looked and saw a pale horse. And he who sat on it had the name Death, and the grave followed with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth. 9 And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the beings of those having been slain for the Word of Elohim and for the witness which they held, 10 and they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Master, set-apart and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And there was given to each one a white robe, and they were told that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brothers, who would be killed as they were, was completed. 12 And I looked when He opened the sixth seal and saw a great earthquake came to be. And the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. 13 And the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs, being shaken by a strong wind. 14 And heaven departed like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the sovereigns of the earth, and the great ones, and the rich ones, and the commanders, and the mighty, and every slave and every free one, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” 7:1 And after this I saw four messengers standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another messenger coming up from the rising of the sun, holding the seal of the living Elohim. And he cried with a loud voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees until we have sealed the servants of our Elohim upon their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of all the tribes of the children of Yisra’el: 5 of the tribe of Yehudah twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Re’uben twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed, 6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Menashsheh twelve thousand were sealed, 7 of the tribe of Shimeon twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Lewi twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Yissaschar twelve thousand were sealed, 8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Yoseph twelve thousand were sealed, of the tribe of Binyamin twelve thousand were sealed.

Revelation 8:1
And when He opened the seventh seal, there came to be silence in the heaven for about half an hour.

Revelation 9:4
And it was said to them that they shall not harm the grass of the earth, or any green matter, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of Elohim upon their foreheads.

Revelation 10:4
And when the seven thunders spoke their sounds, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from the heaven saying to me, “Seal up what the seven thunders spoke, and do not write them.”

Revelation 20:3
and he threw him into the pit of the deep, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should lead the nations no more astray until the thousand years were ended. And after that he has to be released for a little while.

Revelation 22:10
And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.

MattithYahu 27:66
And they went and safeguarded the tomb, sealing the stone and setting the watch.

2 Timothy 2:19
However, the solid foundation of Elohim stands firm, having this seal, “Yahuah knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the Name of Messiah turn away from unrighteousness.”

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