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36 Bible Verses about Shoes

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Exodus 3:5

And he said, "You must not come near to here. Take off your sandals from on your feet, because the place on which you [are] standing, it [is] holy ground."

2 Samuel 15:30

Now David [was] going up on the Ascent of the Olives, {weeping as he went}, with his head covered and going barefoot. All the people who [were] with him each covered their head {and wept as they went}.

Acts 7:30-35

"And [when] forty years had been completed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai in the flame of a burning bush. And [when] Moses saw [it], he was astonished at the sight, and [when] he approached to look at [it], the voice of the Lord came: 'I [am] the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob!' So Moses began trembling [and] did not dare to look at [it].read more.
And the Lord said to him, 'Untie the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. {I have certainly seen} the mistreatment of my people [who are] in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.' This Moses whom they had repudiated, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?'--this man God sent [as] both ruler and redeemer with {the help} of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

Deuteronomy 25:8-9

Then the elders of his town shall summon him and speak to him, and [if] he persists and says, '{I do not desire to} marry her' [then] his sister-in-law shall go near him before the eyes of the elders, and she shall pull off his sandal from his foot, and she shall spit in his face, and she shall {declare} and she shall say, 'This is how it is done to the man who does not build the house of his brother.'

Ruth 4:8

So the redeemer said to Boaz, "Acquire [it] for yourself," and he removed his sandal.

Psalm 60:8

Moab [is] my washing pot; over Edom, I will cast my sandal. On account of me, O Philistia, raise a shout."

Psalm 108:9

Moab [is] my washing pot. Over Edom I will cast my sandal; Over Philistia I will shout in triumph."

Song of Solomon 7:1

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O royal princess! The curves of your {thighs} [are] like {jewels}, the work of the hands of a craftsman.

Isaiah 9:5

For every boot {that marches and shakes the earth} and garment rolled in blood {will} be for burning--fire fuel.

Amos 2:6

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke [the punishment], because they sell the righteous for money and the poor for a pair of sandals!

Mark 1:7

And he was preaching, saying, "One [who is] more powerful than I is coming after me, of whom I am not worthy to bend down [and] untie the strap of his sandals.

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, saying, "I baptize you with water, but the one who is more powerful than I [am] is coming, of whom I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 1:27

the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy {to untie} the strap of his sandal!"

Acts 13:25

But while John was completing [his] mission, he said, 'What do you suppose me to be? I am not [he]! But behold, one is coming after me of whom I am not worthy to untie the sandals of [his] feet!'

Genesis 14:23

{that neither a thread nor} a thong of a sandal would I take from all that [belongs] to you, that you might not say, 'I made Abram rich.'

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals!" And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me!"

Ezekiel 16:10

And I clothed you [with] beautiful finished cloth, and I put sandals [on] you [of] fine leather, and I bound you in fine linen, and I covered you [with] costly fabric.

Isaiah 3:18

In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets and the headbands and the crescent necklaces,

Exodus 12:11

And this is how you will eat it--[with] your waists fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you will eat it in haste. It [is] Yahweh's Passover.

Isaiah 20:2-3

at that time, Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your loins, and take off your sandals from your feet," and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot. Then Yahweh said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years [as] a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh in silence [for the] dead; you shall not make a mourning ceremony. Bind your turban on you, and you must put your sandals on your feet. You must not cover your [upper] lip, and the bread of {mourners} you shall not eat."

Ezekiel 24:23

And your turban [must be] on your heads, and your sandals [must be] on your feet. You shall not mourn, and you shall not weep, but you shall waste away because of your iniquities, and you shall groan {to one another}.

Joshua 5:15

The commander of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you [are] standing [is] holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua 9:5

The sandals on their feet [were] patched and old, their clothes [were] old, and their food was dry and crumbled.

Joshua 9:13

These [are] the wineskins that we filled new, but look, they have burst; and these [are] our clothes and sandals that have worn out from the very long journey."

Deuteronomy 29:5

And I have led you forty years in the desert; your clothes [have] not worn out {on you}, and your sandal has not worn out {on your foot}.

Amos 8:6

{That we can} buy [the] powerless with silver and [the] poor for the sake of a pair of sandals, and we can sell the waste of the grain?"

Deuteronomy 25:9-10

[then] his sister-in-law shall go near him before the eyes of the elders, and she shall pull off his sandal from his foot, and she shall spit in his face, and she shall {declare} and she shall say, 'This is how it is done to the man who does not build the house of his brother.' And his {family} shall be called in Israel, 'The house where the sandal was pulled off.'

Ruth 4:7-8

(Now this {was the custom in former times} in Israel concerning the kinsman-redemption and transfer of property: to confirm the matter, a man removed his sandal and gave [it] to his fellow countryman. This [was] the manner of attesting in Israel.) So the redeemer said to Boaz, "Acquire [it] for yourself," and he removed his sandal.

Luke 10:4

Do not carry a money bag or a traveler's bag or sandals, and greet no one along the road.

Luke 15:22

But [his] father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on [his] feet!

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Shoes » Journey » Prohibited

Luke 10:4

Do not carry a money bag or a traveler's bag or sandals, and greet no one along the road.

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the beauty conferred on saints

Luke 15:22

But [his] father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on [his] feet!

Song of Songs 7:1

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O royal princess! The curves of your {thighs} [are] like {jewels}, the work of the hands of a craftsman.

Shoes » The jews » Never wore, in mourning

2 Samuel 15:30

Now David [was] going up on the Ascent of the Olives, {weeping as he went}, with his head covered and going barefoot. All the people who [were] with him each covered their head {and wept as they went}.

Isaiah 20:2-3

at that time, Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your loins, and take off your sandals from your feet," and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot. Then Yahweh said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years [as] a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,

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

Jeremiah 2:25

Restrain your foot from [being] barefoot, and your throat from thirst. But you said, '[It is] hopeless. No! For I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'

Isaiah 47:2

Take [the] pair of mill stones and grind flour! Uncover your veil, strip off [your] skirt, uncover [your] thigh, pass through [the] rivers!

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

Psalm 60:8

Moab [is] my washing pot; over Edom, I will cast my sandal. On account of me, O Philistia, raise a shout."

Psalm 108:9

Moab [is] my washing pot. Over Edom I will cast my sandal; Over Philistia I will shout in triumph."

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

Joshua 5:15

The commander of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you [are] standing [is] holy." And Joshua did so.

Exodus 3:5

And he said, "You must not come near to here. Take off your sandals from on your feet, because the place on which you [are] standing, it [is] holy ground."

Shoes » Worn out by a long journey

Joshua 9:13

These [are] the wineskins that we filled new, but look, they have burst; and these [are] our clothes and sandals that have worn out from the very long journey."

Joshua 9:5

The sandals on their feet [were] patched and old, their clothes [were] old, and their food was dry and crumbled.

Shoes » Bound round the feet with latchets or strings

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals!" And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me!"

John 1:27

the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy {to untie} the strap of his sandal!"

Shoes » Loosing of, for another a degrading office

John 1:27

the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy {to untie} the strap of his sandal!"

Shoes » Of ladies of distinction » Often highly ornamental

Song of Songs 7:1

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O royal princess! The curves of your {thighs} [are] like {jewels}, the work of the hands of a craftsman.

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 shall go near him before the eyes of the elders, and she shall pull off his sandal from his foot, and she shall spit in his face, and she shall {declare} and she shall say, 'This is how it is done to the man who does not build the house of his brother.' And his {family} shall be called in Israel, 'The house where the sandal was pulled off.'

Shoes » Called sandals

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals!" And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me!"

Shoes » Often given as bribes

Amos 8:6

{That we can} buy [the] powerless with silver and [the] poor for the sake of a pair of sandals, and we can sell the waste of the grain?"

Amos 2:6

Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke [the punishment], because they sell the righteous for money and the poor for a pair of sandals!

Shoes » Soles of, sometimes plated with brass or iron

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

Deuteronomy 29:5

And I have led you forty years in the desert; your clothes [have] not worn out {on you}, and your sandal has not worn out {on your foot}.

Shoes » Illustrative » Of the preparation of the gospel

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

Ezekiel 16:10

And I clothed you [with] beautiful finished cloth, and I put sandals [on] you [of] fine leather, and I bound you in fine linen, and I covered you [with] costly fabric.

Shoes » Early use of

Genesis 14:23

{that neither a thread nor} a thong of a sandal would I take from all that [belongs] to you, that you might not say, 'I made Abram rich.'

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

Exodus 12:11

And this is how you will eat it--[with] your waists fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you will eat it in haste. It [is] Yahweh'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

In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets and the headbands and the crescent necklaces,

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

1 Kings 2:5

"Moreover, you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me when he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner son of Ner and to Amasa son of Jether, and he murdered them and put the blood of war in [a time of] peace. He put the blood of war on the leather belt that was on his waist and on the sandals which were on 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 this {was the custom in former times} in Israel concerning the kinsman-redemption and transfer of property: to confirm the matter, a man removed his sandal and gave [it] to his fellow countryman. This [was] the manner of attesting in Israel.) So the redeemer said to Boaz, "Acquire [it] for yourself," and he removed his sandal.