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Bands -
(1) of love (Hos. 11:4);
(2) of Christ (Ps. 2:3);
(3) uniting together Christ's body the church (Col. 2:19; 3:14; Eph. 4:3);
(4) the emblem of the captivity of Israel (Ezek. 34:27; Isa. 28:22; 52:2);
(5) of brotherhood (Ezek. 37:15-28);
(6) no bands to the wicked in their death (Ps. 73:4; Job 21:7; Ps. 10:6). Also denotes chains (Luke 8:29); companies of soldiers (Acts 21:31); a shepherd's staff, indicating the union between Judah and Israel (Zech. 11:7).

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