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36 Bible Verses about Shoes

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2 Samuel 15:30

David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he ascended. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. Each of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

Acts 7:30-35

After 40 years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he was approaching to look at it, the voice of the Lord came: I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. So Moses began to tremble and did not dare 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. I have observed the oppression of My people in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to rescue them. And now, come, I will send you to Egypt. “This Moses, whom they rejected when they said, Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?—this one God sent as a ruler and a redeemer by means of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

Deuteronomy 25:8-9

The elders of his city will summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’ then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, ‘This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother’s house.’

Ruth 4:8

So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, “Buy back the property yourself.”

Psalm 60:8

Moab is My washbasin.
I throw My sandal on Edom;
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

Psalm 108:9

Moab is My washbasin;
I throw My sandal on Edom.
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

Song of Solomon 7:1

How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!
The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,
the handiwork of a master.

Isaiah 9:5

For the trampling boot of battle
and the bloodied garments of war
will be burned as fuel for the fire.

Mark 1:7

He was preaching: “Someone more powerful than I will come after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals.

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 1:27

He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

Acts 13:25

Then as John was completing his life’s work, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not the One. But look! Someone is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on His feet.’

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or sandal strap or anything that belongs to you, so you can never say, ‘I made Abram rich.’

Mark 6:9

They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

“Get dressed,” the angel told him, “and put on your sandals.” And he did so. “Wrap your cloak around you,” he told him, “and follow me.”

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.

Isaiah 3:18

On that day the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents,

Exodus 12:11

Here is how you must eat it: you must be dressed for travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in a hurry; it is the Lord’s Passover.

Isaiah 20:2-3

during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, “Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet,” and he did so, going naked and barefoot— the Lord said, “As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush,

Ezekiel 24:17

Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”

Ezekiel 24:23

Your turbans will remain on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not lament or weep but will waste away because of your sins and will groan to one another.

Joshua 5:15

The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Joshua 9:5

They wore old, patched sandals on their feet and threadbare clothing on their bodies. Their entire provision of bread was dry and crumbly.

Joshua 9:13

These wineskins were new when we filled them, but look, they are cracked. And these clothes and sandals of ours are worn out from the extremely long journey.”

Amos 8:6

We can buy the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and even sell the chaff!”

Deuteronomy 25:9-10

then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, ‘This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother’s house.’ And his family name in Israel will be called ‘The house of the man whose sandal was removed.’

Ruth 4:7-8

At an earlier period in Israel, a man removed his sandal and gave it to the other party in order to make any matter legally binding concerning the right of redemption or the exchange of property. This was the method of legally binding a transaction in Israel. So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, “Buy back the property yourself.”

Luke 10:4

Don’t carry a money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals; don’t greet anyone along the road.

Luke 15:22

“But the father told his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

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Shoes » Journey » Prohibited

Mark 6:9

They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.

Luke 10:4

Don’t carry a money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals; don’t greet anyone along the road.

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the beauty conferred on saints

Luke 15:22

“But the father told his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Song of Songs 7:1

How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!
The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,
the handiwork of a master.

Shoes » The jews » Never wore, in mourning

2 Samuel 15:30

David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he ascended. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. Each of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

Isaiah 20:2-3

during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet," and he did so, going naked and barefoot- the Lord said, "As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush,

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

Jeremiah 2:25

Keep your feet from going bare
and your throat from thirst.
But you say, “It’s hopeless;
I love strangers,
and I will continue to follow them.”

Isaiah 47:2

Take millstones and grind meal;
remove your veil,
strip off your skirt, bare your thigh,
wade through the streams.

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

Psalm 60:8

Moab is My washbasin.
I throw My sandal on Edom;
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

Psalm 108:9

Moab is My washbasin;
I throw My sandal on Edom.
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

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

Joshua 5:15

The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Shoes » Worn out by a long journey

Joshua 9:13

These wineskins were new when we filled them, but look, they are cracked. And these clothes and sandals of ours are worn out from the extremely long journey.”

Joshua 9:5

They wore old, patched sandals on their feet and threadbare clothing on their bodies. Their entire provision of bread was dry and crumbly.

Shoes » Bound round the feet with latchets or strings

Acts 12:8

“Get dressed,” the angel told him, “and put on your sandals.” And he did so. “Wrap your cloak around you,” he told him, “and follow me.”

John 1:27

He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

Shoes » Loosing of, for another a degrading office

John 1:27

He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

Shoes » Of ladies of distinction » Often highly ornamental

Song of Songs 7:1

How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!
The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,
the handiwork of a master.

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 his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, 'This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother's house.' And his [family] name in Israel will be called 'The house of the man whose sandal was removed.'

Shoes » Called sandals

Mark 6:9

They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

“Get dressed,” the angel told him, “and put on your sandals.” And he did so. “Wrap your cloak around you,” he told him, “and follow me.”

Shoes » Often given as bribes

Amos 8:6

We can buy the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and even sell the chaff!”

Shoes » Soles of, sometimes plated with brass or iron

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

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the preparation of the gospel

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

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.

Shoes » Early use of

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or sandal strap or anything that belongs to you, so you can never say, ‘I made Abram rich.’

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

Exodus 12:11

Here is how you must eat it: you must be dressed for travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in a hurry; it is the Lord’s Passover.

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

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

Isaiah 3:18

On that day the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents,

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

1 Kings 2:5

“You also know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me and what he did to the two commanders of Israel’s army, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He murdered them in a time of peace to avenge blood shed in war. He spilled that blood on his own waistband 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

At an earlier period in Israel, a man removed his sandal and gave [it] to the other party in order to make any matter [legally] binding concerning the right of redemption or the exchange of property. This was [the method of] legally binding a transaction in Israel. So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, "Buy back [the property] yourself."

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