1 occurrence in 1 dictionary

Reference: Face


FACE is used freely of animals, as well as of men; also of the surface of the wilderness (Ex 16:4), of the earth, of the waters or deep, of the sky. It is used of the front of a house (Eze 41:14), of a porch (Eze 40:15; 41:25), of a throne (Job 26:9). Covering the face in 2Sa 19:4 is a sign of mourning (cf. covering the head); it is also a mark of reverence (Ex 3:6; 1Ki 19:13; Isa 6:2). In Ge 24:65 it indicates modesty. Otherwise it is used simply of blindfolding, literal (Mr 14:65), or metaphorical (Job 9:24). To fall on the face is the customary Eastern obeisance, whether to man or to God. Spitting in the face is the climax of contempt (Nu 12:14; De 25:9; Mt 26:67). The Oriental will say, 'I spit in your face,' while he actually spits on the ground. The face naturally expresses various emotions,

See Verses Found in Dictionary

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.