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Theasaurus: Beards

16 Bible Verses about Beards

Most Relevant Verses

Ezekiel 5:1

And you, son of man [Ezekiel], take a sharp sword and use it as a barber's razor and shave your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair into three parts.

Judges 16:17

Then he told her all his mind and said to her, A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my birth. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.

1 Samuel 21:13

And he changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be insane in their [Philistine] hands, and scribbled on the gate doors, and drooled on his beard.

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Psalm 133:2

It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments [consecrating the whole body].

Jeremiah 48:37

For every head is shaven bald and every beard cut off: upon all the hands are cuts (slashes) and upon the loins is sackcloth [all to express mourning].

Isaiah 15:2

They are gone up to Bayith and to Dibon, to the high places to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness, and every beard is cut off [as a sign of deep sorrow and humiliation].

Jeremiah 41:5

There came eighty men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, having their beards shaved off and their clothes torn and having cut themselves, bringing cereal offerings and incense, going up [to Jerusalem] to present them in the house of the Lord.

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

Leviticus 14:9

But on the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and his [body]; and he shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and be clean.

2 Samuel 10:4-5

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half their beards and cut off their garments in the middle at their hips and sent them away. When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards are grown, and then return.

1 Chronicles 19:4-5

Therefore Hanun took David's servants, shaved them, cut off their garments in the middle near their buttocks, and sent them away. When David was told how the men were served, he sent to meet them, for [they] were greatly shamed and embarrassed. The king said, Stay in Jericho until your beards are grown, and then return.

Isaiah 7:20

In the same day [will the people of Judah be utterly stripped of belongings], the Lord will shave with the razor that is hired from the parts beyond the River [Euphrates] -- "even with the king of Assyria -- "[that razor will shave] the head and the hair of the legs, and it shall also consume the beard [leaving Judah with open shame and scorn].

Leviticus 19:27

You shall not round the corners of the hair of your heads nor trim the corners of your beard [as some idolaters do].

Leviticus 21:5

The priests [like the other Israelite men] shall not shave the crown of their heads or clip off the corners of their beard or make any cuttings in their flesh.

From Thematic Bible


Beards » Shaving, illustrative of severe judgments

Isaiah 7:20

In the same day [will the people of Judah be utterly stripped of belongings], the Lord will shave with the razor that is hired from the parts beyond the River [Euphrates] -- "even with the king of Assyria -- "[that razor will shave] the head and the hair of the legs, and it shall also consume the beard [leaving Judah with open shame and scorn].

Ezekiel 5:1

And you, son of man [Ezekiel], take a sharp sword and use it as a barber's razor and shave your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair into three parts.

Isaiah 15:2

They are gone up to Bayith and to Dibon, to the high places to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness, and every beard is cut off [as a sign of deep sorrow and humiliation].

Beards » Corners of, not to be marred for the dead

Leviticus 21:5

The priests [like the other Israelite men] shall not shave the crown of their heads or clip off the corners of their beard or make any cuttings in their flesh.

Leviticus 19:27

You shall not round the corners of the hair of your heads nor trim the corners of your beard [as some idolaters do].

Beards » Shaving of, a great offence

2 Samuel 10:4

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half their beards and cut off their garments in the middle at their hips and sent them away.

2 Samuel 10:6-7

And when the Ammonites saw that they had made themselves obnoxious and disgusting to David, they sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob and of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and of the king of Maacah 1,000 men, and of Tob 12,000 men. When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men.

Beards » Subject to leprosy

Leviticus 13:29-30

When a man or woman has a disease upon the head or in the beard, The priest shall examine the diseased place; if it appears to be deeper than the skin, with yellow, thin hair in it, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is a mangelike leprosy of the head or beard.

Beards » In affliction » Was neglected and untrimmed

2 Samuel 19:24

Mephibosheth the son [grandson] of Saul came down to meet the king, and had not dressed his feet, trimmed his beard, or washed his clothes from the day the king left until he returned in peace and safety.

Beards » In affliction » Was clipped

Jeremiah 48:37

For every head is shaven bald and every beard cut off: upon all the hands are cuts (slashes) and upon the loins is sackcloth [all to express mourning].

Beards » Dribbling on, a sign of derangement

1 Samuel 21:13

And he changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be insane in their [Philistine] hands, and scribbled on the gate doors, and drooled on his beard.

Beards » Of the healed leper to be shaved

Leviticus 14:9

But on the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and his [body]; and he shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and be clean.

Beards » In affliction » Was shorn

Jeremiah 41:5

There came eighty men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, having their beards shaved off and their clothes torn and having cut themselves, bringing cereal offerings and incense, going up [to Jerusalem] to present them in the house of the Lord.

Beards » Laying hold of, a token of respect

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab said to Amasa, Are you well, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand [as if] to kiss him.

Beards » The jews never appeared without

2 Samuel 10:5

When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards are grown, and then return.

Beards » Plucking of, a sign of scorn

Beards » Worn even by the priests

Psalm 133:2

It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments [consecrating the whole body].

Beards » In affliction » Sometimes plucked out

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

Leprosy » Parts affected by » Beards

Leviticus 13:30

The priest shall examine the diseased place; if it appears to be deeper than the skin, with yellow, thin hair in it, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is a mangelike leprosy of the head or beard.