'Beautiful' in the Bible
God saw that the light was beautiful. He separated the light from the darkness,
The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves.
When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "Look, I know what a beautiful woman you are.
When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
Now the girl was very beautiful, a young woman who had not known a man intimately. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up.
When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say "my wife," [thinking], "The men of the place will kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is a beautiful woman."
Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance.
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven beautiful cows and very fat, and they fed in a meadow.
And the ugly and lean-fleshed cows ate up the seven beautiful and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
And he slept and dreamed the second time; and, behold, seven heads of wheat came up upon one stalk, full and beautiful.
And the seven thin heads devoured the seven full and beautiful heads. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
and all of a sudden seven healthy, plump, beautiful cows emerged from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds that line the bank.
And I also saw in my dream, and, behold, seven heads came up in one stalk, full and beautiful;
The seven beautiful cows are seven years; and the seven good heads are seven years; the dream is one and the same.
Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.
The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.
As an expert designer of beautiful things, working in gold and silver and brass;
and the mitre of linen, and the beautiful bonnets of linen, and the linen trousers, of twined linen,
and ye have taken to yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palms, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of a brook, and have rejoiced before Jehovah your God seven days.
How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel.
Please let me cross over and see the beautiful land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.
"When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that He would give you-a [land with] large and beautiful cities that you did not build,
When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in,
And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak."
"I was sure you hated her," her father said, "so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Isn't her younger sister more beautiful than she is? Why not take her instead?"
And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was a youth, and ruddy, and besides of a beautiful countenance.
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
Some time passed. David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar, and David's son Amnon was infatuated with her.
Now in all Israel there was no one so greatly to be praised for his beautiful form as Absalom: from his feet to the crown of his head he was completely beautiful.
Three sons were born to Absalom, and a daughter named Tamar, who was a beautiful woman.
They searched for a beautiful girl throughout the territory of Israel; they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.
The young woman was absolutely beautiful. She served the king and was very useful to him. The king was not sexually involved with her.
"Your silver and gold belong to me. So do the most beautiful of your wives and children.'"
And the house was made beautiful with stones of great value, and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
So the workmen did their work, making good what was damaged and building up the house of God till it was strong and beautiful again.
And Hezekiah had very great wealth and honour; and he made himself store-houses for his gold and silver and jewels and spices, and for body-covers and all sorts of beautiful vessels.
In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and took him away to Babylon, with the beautiful vessels of the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, his father's brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.
And the house of God was burned and the wall of Jerusalem broken down; all its great houses were burned with fire and all its beautiful vessels given up to destruction.
to bring Queen Vashti before him with her royal crown. [He wanted] to show off her beauty to the people and the officials, because she was very beautiful.
The king's personal attendants suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.
Let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom, so that they may assemble all the beautiful young virgins to the harem at the fortress of Susa. [Put them] under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women, and give them the required beauty treatments.
And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
No women as beautiful as Job's daughters could be found in all the land, and their father granted them an inheritance with their brothers.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is beautiful.
For the music director; according to the tune of "Lilies;" by the Korahites, a well-written poem, a love song. My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. I say, "I have composed this special song for the king; my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe."
So will the king have a great desire for you, seeing how beautiful you are; because he is your lord, give him honour.
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
From Zion, the most beautiful of all places, God comes in splendor.
Majestic splendor emanates from him; his sanctuary is firmly established and beautiful.
As for man, his days are as grass: his beautiful growth is like the flower of the field.
Halelu-JAH: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for praise is pleasant and beautiful.
She will place a fair garland on your head; she will bestow a beautiful crown on you."
Like a loving deer, a beautiful doe, let her breasts satisfy you all the time. Be constantly intoxicated by her love.
A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.
A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.
by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure.
Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
I also amassed silver and gold for myself, as well as valuable treasures taken from kingdoms and provinces. I acquired male singers and female singers for myself, and what gives a man sensual delight -- a harem of beautiful concubines!
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Lo, that which I have seen: It is good, because beautiful, to eat, and to drink, and to see good in all one's labour that he laboureth at under the sun, the number of the days of his life that God hath given to him, for it is his portion.
I am so black; but [you are] lovely and pleasant [the ladies assured her]. O you daughters of Jerusalem, [I am as dark] as the tents of [the Bedouin tribe] Kedar, like the [beautiful] curtains of Solomon!
If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats near the shepherds' tents.
Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace.
How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
[She cried] Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved [shepherd], yes, delightful! Our arbor and couch are green and leafy.
My love calls to me: Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.
The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines give off their fragrance. Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is beautiful.
How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Behind your veil, your eyes are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.
You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride. How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than all kinds of spices.
I am sleeping, but my heart is awake; it is the sound of my loved one at the door, saying, Be open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my very beautiful one; my head is wet with dew, and my hair with the drops of the night.
What makes the one you love better than another, most beautiful of women? What makes him better than another, that you would give us this charge?
His legs are as pillars of stone on a base of delicate gold; his looks are as Lebanon, beautiful as the cedar-tree.
His mouth is most sweet; yes, he is all beautiful. This is my loved one, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Where has your love gone, most beautiful of women? Which way has he turned? We will seek him with you.
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
My dove, my very beautiful one, is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the dearest one of her who gave her birth. The daughters saw her, and gave her a blessing; yes, the queens and the servant-wives, and they gave her praises.
Who is thiswho shines like the dawn- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?
How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
How beautiful you are and how pleasant, [my] love, with such delights!
Against all the ships of Tarshish And against all the beautiful craft.
At that time the sovereign master will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments,
And in the place of sweet spices will be an evil smell, and for a fair band a thick cord; for a well-dressed head there will be the cutting-off of the hair, and for a beautiful robe there will be the clothing of sorrow; the mark of the prisoner in place of the ornaments of the free.
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has declared this so I could hear it: "Surely many houses will become desolate, great and beautiful houses, without occupants.
[But just when the Assyrian is in sight of his goal] behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, will lop off the beautiful boughs with terrorizing force; the high in stature will be hewn down and the lofty will be brought low.
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beautiful town which is the pride of the Chaldaeans, will be like God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and you have failed to remember the rock of your strength; therefore you will plant beautiful plants and set out cuttings from exotic vines.
Her profits and earnings will be set apart for the Lord. They will not be stored up or accumulated, for her profits will be given to those who live in the Lord's presence and will be used to purchase large quantities of food and beautiful clothes.
Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim's drunkards, and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor, which is on the summit above the rich valley. [Woe] to those overcome with wine.
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