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36 Bible Verses about Shoes

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2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up over the Mount of Olives and wept as he went, barefoot and his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, weeping as they went.

Acts 7:30-35

And when forty years had gone by, there appeared to him in the wilderness (desert) of Mount Sinai an angel, in the flame of a burning bramblebush. When Moses saw it, he was astonished and marveled at the sight; but when he went close to investigate, there came to him the voice of the Lord, saying, I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob. And Moses trembled and was so terrified that he did not venture to look.read more.
Then the Lord said to him, Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground and worthy of veneration. Because I have most assuredly seen the abuse and oppression of My people in Egypt and have heard their sighing and groaning, I have come down to rescue them. So, now come! I will send you back to Egypt [as My messenger]. It was this very Moses whom they had denied (disowned and rejected), saying, Who made you our ruler (referee) and judge? whom God sent to be a ruler and deliverer and redeemer, by and with the [protecting and helping] hand of the Angel that appeared to him in the bramblebush.

Deuteronomy 25:8-9

Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. And if he stands firm and says, I do not want to take her, Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders and pull his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, So shall it be done to that man who does not build up his brother's house.

Ruth 4:8

Therefore, when the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself, he pulled off his sandal.

Psalm 60:8

Moab is My washpot [reduced to vilest servitude]; upon Edom I cast My shoe in triumph; over Philistia I raise the shout of victory.

Psalm 108:9

Moab is My washbasin; upon Edom [My slave] My shoe I cast [to be cleaned]; over Philistia I shout [in triumph].

Song of Solomon 7:1

[Then her companions began noticing and commenting on the attractiveness of her person] How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O queenly maiden! Your rounded limbs are like jeweled chains, the work of a master hand.

Isaiah 9:5

For every [tramping] warrior's war boots and all his armor in the battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

Amos 2:6

Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel and for four [for multiplied delinquencies], I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have sold the [strictly] just and uncompromisingly righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals;

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Mark 1:7

And he preached, saying, After me comes He Who is stronger (more powerful and more valiant) than I, the strap of Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to stoop down and unloose.

Luke 3:16

John answered them all by saying, I baptize you with water; but He Who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of Whose sandals I am not fit to unfasten. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

John 1:27

It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

Acts 13:25

And as John was ending his course, he asked, What or who do you secretly think that I am? I am not He [the Christ. No], but note that after me One is coming, the sandals of Whose feet I am not worthy to untie!

Genesis 14:23

That I would not take a thread or a shoelace or anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.

Mark 6:9

But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, Tighten your belt and bind on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Wrap your outer garment around you and follow me.

Deuteronomy 33:25

Your castles and strongholds shall have bars of iron and bronze, and as your day, so shall your strength, your rest and security, be.

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with [fine seal] leather; and I girded you about with fine linen and covered you with silk.

Isaiah 3:18

In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their tinkling anklets, the caps of network, the crescent head ornaments,

Exodus 12:11

And you shall eat it thus: [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.

Isaiah 20:2-3

At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, Go, loose the sackcloth from off your loins and take your shoes off your feet. And he had done so, walking around stripped [to his loincloth] and barefoot. And the Lord said, As My servant Isaiah has walked [comparatively] naked and barefoot for three years, as a sign and forewarning concerning Egypt and concerning Cush (Ethiopia),

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh and groan, but not aloud [be silent]; make no mourning for the dead; bind your turban upon your head and put your shoes on your feet, and do not cover your beard or eat the bread of mourners [furnished by others].

Ezekiel 24:23

And your turbans shall be upon your heads and your shoes upon your feet; you shall not mourn or weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities (your guilt) and sigh and groan to one another.

Joshua 5:15

And the Prince of the Lord's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoes from off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.

Joshua 9:5

And old and patched shoes on their feet and wearing old garments; and all their supply of food was dry and moldy.

Joshua 9:13

These wineskins (bottles) which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and our garments and our shoes have become old because of the very long journey.

Deuteronomy 29:5

I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out upon you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet.

Amos 8:6

That we may buy [into slavery] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat [as if it were good grade]?

Deuteronomy 25:9-10

Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders and pull his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, So shall it be done to that man who does not build up his brother's house. And his family shall be called in Israel, The House of Him Whose Shoe Was Loosed.

Ruth 4:7-8

Now formerly in Israel this was the custom concerning redeeming and exchanging. To confirm a transaction, a man pulled off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the way of attesting in Israel. Therefore, when the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself, he pulled off his sandal.

Matthew 10:10

And do not take a provision bag or a wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).

Luke 10:4

Carry no purse, no provisions bag, no [change of] sandals; refrain from [retarding your journey by] saluting and wishing anyone well along the way.

Ephesians 6:15

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

Luke 15:22

But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

From Thematic Bible


Shoes » Journey » Prohibited

Matthew 10:10

And do not take a provision bag or a wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).

Mark 6:9

But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

Luke 10:4

Carry no purse, no provisions bag, no [change of] sandals; refrain from [retarding your journey by] saluting and wishing anyone well along the way.

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the beauty conferred on saints

Luke 15:22

But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

Song of Songs 7:1

[Then her companions began noticing and commenting on the attractiveness of her person] How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O queenly maiden! Your rounded limbs are like jeweled chains, the work of a master hand.

Shoes » The jews » Never wore, in mourning

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up over the Mount of Olives and wept as he went, barefoot and his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, weeping as they went.

Isaiah 20:2-3

At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, Go, loose the sackcloth from off your loins and take your shoes off your feet. And he had done so, walking around stripped [to his loincloth] and barefoot. And the Lord said, As My servant Isaiah has walked [comparatively] naked and barefoot for three years, as a sign and forewarning concerning Egypt and concerning Cush (Ethiopia),

Shoes » Illustrative » (taken off,) of an ignominious and servile condition

Jeremiah 2:25

[Cease from your mad running after idols, from which you get nothing but bitter injury.] Keep your feet from being unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, It is hopeless! For I have loved strangers and foreigners, and after them I will go.

Isaiah 47:2

Take the millstones [like the poorest female slave of the household does] and grind meal; take off your veil and uncover your hair. Remove your skirt, bare your leg, wade through the rivers [at the command of your captors].

Shoes » Illustrative » (thrown over a place,) of subjection

Psalm 60:8

Moab is My washpot [reduced to vilest servitude]; upon Edom I cast My shoe in triumph; over Philistia I raise the shout of victory.

Psalm 108:9

Moab is My washbasin; upon Edom [My slave] My shoe I cast [to be cleaned]; over Philistia I shout [in triumph].

Shoes » The jews » Put off, when they entered sacred places

Joshua 5:15

And the Prince of the Lord's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoes from off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.

Shoes » Worn out by a long journey

Joshua 9:13

These wineskins (bottles) which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and our garments and our shoes have become old because of the very long journey.

Joshua 9:5

And old and patched shoes on their feet and wearing old garments; and all their supply of food was dry and moldy.

Shoes » Bound round the feet with latchets or strings

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, Tighten your belt and bind on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Wrap your outer garment around you and follow me.

John 1:27

It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

Shoes » Loosing of, for another a degrading office

John 1:27

It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

Shoes » Of ladies of distinction » Often highly ornamental

Song of Songs 7:1

[Then her companions began noticing and commenting on the attractiveness of her person] How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O queenly maiden! Your rounded limbs are like jeweled chains, the work of a master hand.

Shoes » Customs connected with » A man who refused to marry a deceased brother's wife disgraced by pulling off his shoes

Deuteronomy 25:9-10

Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders and pull his shoe off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, So shall it be done to that man who does not build up his brother's house. And his family shall be called in Israel, The House of Him Whose Shoe Was Loosed.

Shoes » Called sandals

Mark 6:9

But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, Tighten your belt and bind on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Wrap your outer garment around you and follow me.

Shoes » Often given as bribes

Amos 8:6

That we may buy [into slavery] the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals; yes, and sell the refuse of the wheat [as if it were good grade]?

Amos 2:6

Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel and for four [for multiplied delinquencies], I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have sold the [strictly] just and uncompromisingly righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals;

Shoes » Soles of, sometimes plated with brass or iron

Deuteronomy 33:25

Your castles and strongholds shall have bars of iron and bronze, and as your day, so shall your strength, your rest and security, be.

Shoes » Of israel preserved for forty years, while journeying in the wilderness

Deuteronomy 29:5

I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out upon you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet.

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the preparation of the gospel

Ephesians 6:15

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

Shoes » Of ladies of distinction » Often made of badgers' skins

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with [fine seal] leather; and I girded you about with fine linen and covered you with silk.

Shoes » Early use of

Genesis 14:23

That I would not take a thread or a shoelace or anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.

Shoes » The jews » Put on, before beginning a journey

Exodus 12:11

And you shall eat it thus: [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.

Shoes » Bearing, for another a degrading office, only performed by slaves

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Shoes » Of ladies of distinction » Probably often adorned with tinkling ornaments

Isaiah 3:18

In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their tinkling anklets, the caps of network, the crescent head ornaments,

Shoes » Illustrative » (having blood on,) of being engaged in war and slaughter

1 Kings 2:5

You know also what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether, whom he murdered, avenging in time of peace blood shed in war, and putting innocent blood of war on the girdle on his loins and on the sandals of his feet.

Shoes » Customs connected with » The right of redemption resigned by a man's giving one of his shoes to the next of kin

Ruth 4:7-8

Now formerly in Israel this was the custom concerning redeeming and exchanging. To confirm a transaction, a man pulled off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the way of attesting in Israel. Therefore, when the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself, he pulled off his sandal.