The Writings (Ketuvim) ClipArt gallery features 21 illustrations from Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

Portrait of an angel from a larger engraving of Daniel in the lions' den.

Portrait of an Angel

Portrait of an angel from a larger engraving of Daniel in the lions' den.

"Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, and they have not hurt me; forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceeding glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he had trusted in his God." Daniel 6:19-23 ASV
<p>Illustration of Daniel standing in the lions' den. An angel protects him from the lions.

Daniel in the Lions' Den

"Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he…

"But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;" Daniel 2:28 KJV

Daniel Interpreting the King's Dream

"But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what…

"But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up." Daniel 3:18 KJV

Daniel Refusing to Worship the Image

"But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden…

"Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright." Daniel 8:18 KJV

Daniel Touched by the Angel

"Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched…

Portrait of Daniel from a larger engraving of Daniel in the lions' den.

Portrait of Daniel

Portrait of Daniel from a larger engraving of Daniel in the lions' den.

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the entrance of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom." Esther 5:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Xerxes, King of Persia, stretching out his golden scepter to Esther.

Esther Approaches King Xerxes

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner…

"So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen." Esther 7:1 ASV
<p>King Xerxes and Esther sit on a couch together. Xerxes holds his royal scepter.

Esther Hosts a Banquet for King Xerxes and Haman

"So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen." Esther 7:1 ASV King Xerxes and Esther…

" 20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him." 1 Chronicles 5:20 KJV

The Destruction of the Hagarites

" 20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that…

"And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD." II Chronicles 29:15 KJV

Hezekiah Cleansing the Temple

"And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment…

"Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;" Ezra 2:1 KJV

The Return of the Jews from Captivity

"Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been…

"there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them; and the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away: yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have taken them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house; and, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee." Job 1:14-19 ASV
<p>Messengers arrive to tell Job the bad news of his many losses.

The Messengers Telling Job of his Loses

"there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;…

"Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him." Job 2:11 KJV

Job and his Three Friends

"Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from…

Head of a roaring lion from an engraving of an angel shutting the mouths of the lions when Daniel was thrown into the lions' den.

Head of Roaring Lion

Head of a roaring lion from an engraving of an angel shutting the mouths of the lions when Daniel was…

"Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; and he came even before the king's gate: for none might enter within the king's gate clothed with sackcloth." Esther 4:1-2
<p>Mordecai stands at the king's gate and cries out at the news that all the Jews of Persia were to be destroyed.

Mordecai Cries out at the City Gates

"Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes,…

"Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem." Nehemiah 2:20 KJV

Nehemiah and his Workman

"Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants…

"And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter." Ruth 2:1 KJV

Ruth and Naomi

"And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him…

"And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave unto her. And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people, and unto her god: return thou after thy sister-in-law. And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee, for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me." Ruth 1:14-17 ASV
<p>Ruth (right) holds on to Naomi, her mother-in-law, and asks to stay with her.

Ruth and Naomi

"And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave…

"Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab: And she said, Let me glean, I pray you, and gather after the reapers among the sheaves. So she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, save that she tarried a little in the house. Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither pass from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens. Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn." Ruth 2:5-9
<p>Boaz and his servant speak with Ruth who is gleaning in his field.

Ruth Gleaning in the Fields of Boaz

"Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?And the servant…

"Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD." Ezra 3:8 KJV

Building a New Temple

"Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began…

"And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD." II Chronicles 24:21 KJV

The Stoning of Zechariah

"And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court…