What does the Bible say about crystals? Crystals, like the ones on this table, are mentioned in the Bible.

In science class you learn about crystals being a type of rock, but that’s not the case much anymore. In the twenty-first century, people see and use crystals in many different ways. Some use crystals as decoration, and others use crystals as a form of “spiritual healing”. But, what does the Bible say about crystals? 

What is a Crystal?

The definition of a crystal, as stated by Merriam-Webster, is “a quartz that is transparent or nearly so and that is either colorless or only slightly tinged”. In other words, a crystal is a quartz, or a type of beautiful, colorless, rock. There are also many different types of crystals, and you will see that they are mentioned throughout the Bible. 

What Does the Bible Say About Crystals?

Crystals are used all throughout the Bible. In fact, you can see in Exodus 28:15-21 that the breastplate that Moses was commanded to create for his brother, Aaron the priest, had crystals on it that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. Who commanded Moses to use crystals on the breastplate? God himself. 

“You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, you shall make it. It shall be doubled into a square: a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its width. And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; this shall be the first row; the second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold settings. And the stones shall have the names of the sons of Israel, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name; they shall be according to the twelve tribes.” 

Exodus 28:15-21 (NJKV)

Here, we see that Moses was commanded to put crystals on the breastplates of the priests. They were used as a type of decoration for the priests’ breastplate, and each crystal represented a tribe of Israel (that’s why there were twelve). 

We can see that crystals are used to describe what we will see in Heaven in Revelation. 

Related: What Does Heaven Look Like According To The Bible?

“Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and all around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.”

Revelation 4:6 (NKJV)

We see here that in the throne room in Heaven, there was a sea of glass that looks like crystal. 

“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” 

Revelation 22:1 (NKJV)

Here we see that the river of life is as clear as crystal. 

All three of these mentionings of crystals in the Bible show crystals being used as decoration or as a description of something beautiful. 

What Does the Bible NOT Say About Crystals?

We’ve seen what the Bible says about crystals, but what does the Bible not say about crystals? Nowadays, people use crystals as an agent to heal or protect them from injury or illness through their mystical power or properties. Some people believe that the crystal will protect them from evil spirits, bad energy, or bad luck. These beliefs do not come from the Bible. In fact, the Bible states the exact opposite of these beliefs. 

First and foremost, the Bible tells us not to put our faith in other things (or idols), and to only put our trust in Him. We are reminded of that in Exodus 20:3. 

“You shall have no other gods before me.”

Exodus 20:3 (NKJV)

When you put your faith in crystals to heal you, protect you, or give you “happiness”, you’re setting that crystal up to be an idol. The Lord tells us to not put idols before Him. We should only put our faith in the Lord. We also should not put our trust in inanimate objects, like a crystal, to provide for us. We are reminded in Proverbs 3:5-6 that we need to trust in the Lord because He will direct our paths. 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Putting your trust in crystals will lead you astray, but putting your trust in the Lord will always direct you down the path the Lord has in store for you. 

The Bible also strictly warns us against engaging in superstitions or participating in the occult, and the practice of crystal healing is part of the occult. We are also warned against witchcraft because it is ungodly behavior. 

We are reminded that the occult is something we should not participate in, like the practice of crystal healing, in Deuteronomy 18:10-12. 

“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.” 

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (NKJV)

When Israel was starting to become a nation in the wilderness trying to get their act together to cross over into the promised land, the Lord told them to avoid participating in the wicked ways of the land. This includes participating in witchcraft, or the occult. In today’s day, part of this includes crystal healing. 

We are also reminded not to participate in witchcraft in Galatians 5:19-21. 

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Galatians 5:19-21 (NKJV)

Yes, the Bible does mention crystals. In fact, the Bible uses crystals to describe how beautiful Heaven is going to be, and it uses crystals as decoration on the priests breastplates. But, the Bible does not mention anywhere that you should put your faith in the crystal. Beware of where you put your faith, and remember that crystals are just that, a crystal. Guard your mind and heart from the ways of the world, and turn towards the Lord because we should only trust in Him. 

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