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Theasaurus: Beards

16 Bible Verses about Beards

Most Relevant Verses

Ezekiel 5:1

“Now you, son of man, take a sharp sword, use it as you would a barber’s razor, and shave your head and beard. Then take a set of scales and divide the hair.

Judges 16:17

he told her the whole truth and said to her, “My hair has never been cut, because I am a Nazirite to God from birth. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become weak and be like any other man.”

1 Samuel 21:13

so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, “Are you well, my brother?” Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Psalm 133:2

It is like fine oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down Aaron’s beard
onto his robes.

Jeremiah 48:37

Indeed, every head is bald and every beard clipped; on every hand is a gash and sackcloth around the waist.

Isaiah 15:2

Dibon went up to its temple
to weep at its high places.
Moab wails on Nebo and at Medeba.
Every head is shaved;
every beard is cut off.

Jeremiah 41:5

80 men came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria who had shaved their beards, torn their garments, and gashed themselves, and who were carrying grain and incense offerings to bring to the temple of the Lord.

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and robe, pulled out some of the hair from my head and beard, and sat down devastated.

Leviticus 14:9

He is to shave off all his hair again on the seventh day: his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and the rest of his hair. He is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; he is clean.

2 Samuel 10:4-5

So Hanun took David’s emissaries, shaved off half their beards, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away. When this was reported to David, he sent someone to meet them, since they were deeply humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return.”

1 Chronicles 19:4-5

So Hanun took David’s emissaries, shaved them, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away. It was reported to David about his men, so he sent messengers to meet them, since the men were deeply humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return.”

Isaiah 7:20

On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River—the king of Assyria—to shave the head, the hair on the legs, and to remove the beard as well.

From Thematic Bible


Beards » Shaving, illustrative of severe judgments

Isaiah 7:20

On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates River—the king of Assyria—to shave the head, the hair on the legs, and to remove the beard as well.

Ezekiel 5:1

“Now you, son of man, take a sharp sword, use it as you would a barber’s razor, and shave your head and beard. Then take a set of scales and divide the hair.

Isaiah 15:2

Dibon went up to its temple
to weep at its high places.
Moab wails on Nebo and at Medeba.
Every head is shaved;
every beard is cut off.

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

Beards » Shaving of, a great offence

2 Samuel 10:4

So Hanun took David’s emissaries, shaved off half their beards, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away.

2 Samuel 10:6-7

When the Ammonites realized they had become repulsive to David, they hired 20,000 foot soldiers from the Arameans of Beth-rehob and Zobah, 1,000 men from the king of Maacah, and 12,000 men from Tob. David heard about it and sent Joab and all the fighting men.

Beards » Subject to leprosy

Leviticus 13:29-30

"When a man or woman has an infection on the head or chin, the priest must examine the infection. If it appears to be deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and sparse, the priest must pronounce the person unclean. It is a scaly outbreak, a skin disease of the head or chin.

Beards » In affliction » Was neglected and untrimmed

2 Samuel 19:24

Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson, also went down to meet the king. He had not taken care of his feet, trimmed his mustache, or washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he returned safely.

Beards » In affliction » Was clipped

Jeremiah 48:37

Indeed, every head is bald and every beard clipped; on every hand is a gash and sackcloth around the waist.

Beards » Dribbling on, a sign of derangement

1 Samuel 21:13

so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

Beards » Of the healed leper to be shaved

Leviticus 14:9

He is to shave off all his hair again on the seventh day: his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and the rest of his hair. He is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; he is clean.

Beards » In affliction » Was shorn

Jeremiah 41:5

80 men came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria who had shaved their beards, torn their garments, and gashed themselves, and who were carrying grain and incense offerings to bring to the temple of the Lord.

Beards » Laying hold of, a token of respect

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, “Are you well, my brother?” Then with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.

Beards » The jews never appeared without

2 Samuel 10:5

When this was reported to David, he sent someone to meet them, since they were deeply humiliated. The king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow back; then return.”

Beards » Plucking of, a sign of scorn

Beards » Worn even by the priests

Psalm 133:2

It is like fine oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down Aaron’s beard
onto his robes.

Beards » In affliction » Sometimes plucked out

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and robe, pulled out some of the hair from my head and beard, and sat down devastated.

Leprosy » Parts affected by » Beards

Leviticus 13:30

the priest must examine the infection. If it appears to be deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and sparse, the priest must pronounce the person unclean. It is a scaly outbreak, a skin disease of the head or chin.

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