'Beautiful' in the Bible
the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind 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 had ordinary eyes, but Rachel was shapely and beautiful.
Naphtali is a doe set freethat 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.
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,
if you see a beautiful woman among the captives, desire her, and want to take her as your 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?”
So Jesse sent for him. He had beautiful eyes and a healthy, handsome appearance.Then the Lord said, “Anoint him, for he is the one.”
The man’s name was Nabal, and his wife’s name, Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, but the man, a Calebite, was harsh and evil in his dealings.
One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing—a very beautiful woman.
Some time passed. David’s son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar, and David’s son Amnon was infatuated with her.
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.
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 women for the king.
Let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom, so that they may assemble all the beautiful young women 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.
Mordecai was the legal guardian of his cousin Hadassah (that is, Esther), because she didn’t have a father or mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was extremely good-looking. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had adopted her as his own daughter.
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 mein pleasant places;indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;praise from the upright is beautiful.
A beautiful woman who rejects good senseis like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.
by knowledge the rooms are filledwith every precious and beautiful treasure.
M If you do not know,most beautiful of women,follow the tracks of the flock,and pasture your young goatsnear the shepherds’ tents.
Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry,your neck with its necklace.
M How beautiful you are, my darling.How very beautiful!Your eyes are doves.
My love calls to me:M 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.
M How beautiful you are, my darling.How very beautiful!Behind your veil,your eyes are doves.Your hair is like a flock of goatsstreaming down Mount Gilead.
You are absolutely beautiful, my darling,with no imperfection in you.
Y 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?
Y Where has your love gone,most beautiful of women?Which way has he turned?We will seek him with you.
M You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,lovely as Jerusalem,awe-inspiring as an army with banners.
Y Who is this who shines like the dawn—as beautiful as the moon,bright as the sun,awe-inspiring as an army with banners?
How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,the handiwork of a master.
How beautiful you are and how pleasant,my love, with such delights!
On that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of Israel’s survivors.
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation,and you have failed to rememberthe rock of your strength;therefore you will plant beautiful plantsand set out cuttings from exotic vines.
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.
The fading flower of his beautiful splendor,which is on the summit above the rich valley,will be like a ripe fig before the summer harvest.Whoever sees it will swallow itwhile it is still in his hand.
The woodworker stretches out a measuring line,he outlines it with a stylus;he shapes it with chiselsand outlines it with a compass.He makes it according to a human likeness,like a beautiful person,to dwell in a temple.
“Wake up, wake up;put on your strength, Zion!Put on your beautiful garments,Jerusalem, the Holy City!For the uncircumcised and the uncleanwill no longer enter you.
How beautiful on the mountainsare the feet of the herald,who proclaims peace,who brings news of good things,who proclaims salvation,who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you;the rams of Nebaioth will serve youand go up on My altar as an acceptable sacrifice.I will glorify My beautiful house.
Look down from heaven and seefrom Your lofty home—holy and beautiful.Where is Your zeal and Your might?Your yearning and Your compassionare withheld from me.
Our holy and beautiful temple,where our fathers praised You,has been burned with fire,and all that was dear to us lies in ruins.
I thought: How I long to make you My sonsand give you a desirable land,the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.I thought: You will call Me, my Father,and never turn away from Me.
Though she is beautiful and delicate,I will destroy Daughter Zion.
The Lord named youa flourishing olive tree,beautiful with well-formed fruit.He has set fire to it,and its branches are consumedwith a great roaring sound.
Egypt is a beautiful young cow,but a horsefly from the north is coming against her.
He appointed His beautiful ornaments for majesty,but they made their abhorrent images from them,their detestable things.Therefore, I have made theseinto something filthy for them.
I made you thrive like plants of the field. You grew up and matured and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, but you were stark naked.
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.
So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was made of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained royalty.
You also took your beautiful jewelry made from the gold and silver I had given you, and you made male images so that you could engage in prostitution with them.
I will hand you over to them, and they will level your mounds and tear down your elevated places. They will strip off your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you stark naked.
On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands.
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them—the most beautiful of all lands, flowing with milk and honey—
They will strip off your clothes and take your beautiful jewelry.
The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women’s hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.
They will take your wealth as spoil and plunder your merchandise. They will also demolish your walls and tear down your beautiful homes. Then they will throw your stones, timber, and soil into the water.
Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon,with beautiful branches and shady foliageand of lofty height.Its top was among the clouds.
It was beautiful in its greatness,in the length of its limbs,for its roots extended to abundant water.
I made it beautiful with its many limbs,and all the trees of Eden,which were in God’s garden, envied it.
Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant,and on it was food for all.Wild animals found shelter under it,the birds of the air lived in its branches,and every creature was fed from it.
whose leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant—and on it was food for all, under it the wild animals lived, and in its branches the birds of the air lived—
From one of them a little horn emerged and grew extensively toward the south and the east and toward the beautiful land.
The king of the North who comes against him will do whatever he wants, and no one can oppose him. He will establish himself in the beautiful land with total destruction in his hand.
He will also invade the beautiful land, and many will fall. But these will escape from his power: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of the Ammonites.
He will pitch his royal tents between the sea and the beautiful holy mountain, but he will meet his end with no one to help him.
In that day the beautiful young women,the young men also, will faint from thirst.
How lovely and beautiful they will be!Grain will make the young men flourish,and new wine, the young women.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity.
As some were talking about the temple complex, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, He said,
And a man who was lame from birth was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.
and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.
At this time Moses was born, and he was beautiful in God’s sight. He was cared for in his father’s home three months,
By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.
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