'Fair' in the Bible
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Then he took jewels of silver and jewels of gold and fair robes and gave them to Rebekah: and he gave things of value to her mother and her brother.
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
And Rebekah took the fair robes of her oldest son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son:
and the eyes of Leah are tender, and Rachel hath been fair of form and fair of appearance.
So my honesty will be evident for me later, when you come [for an accounting] concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and dark among the young lambs, if found with me, shall be considered stolen.”
and he leaveth all that he hath in the hand of Joseph, and he hath not known anything that he hath, except the bread which he is eating. And Joseph is of a fair form, and of a fair appearance.
and lo, from the River coming up are seven kine, of fair appearance, and fat in flesh, and they feed among the reeds;
and the kine of bad appearance and lean in flesh eat up the seven kine of fair appearance, and fat -- and Pharaoh awaketh.
and lo, out of the River coming up are seven kine, fat in flesh, and of fair form, and they feed among the reeds;
Naphtali is a roe let loose, giving fair young ones.
and the woman conceiveth, and beareth a son, and she seeth him that he is fair, and she hideth him three months,
On the first day, take the fruit of fair trees, branches of palm-trees, and branches of thick trees and trees from the riverside, and be glad before the Lord for seven days.
How fair are your tents, O Jacob,Your dwellings, O Israel!
The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who has caused the death of another will not be killed until he has had a [fair] trial before the congregation.
Let me, I pray, cross over and see the fair land that is beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.’
And when the Lord your God has taken you into the land which he gave his oath to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, that he would give you; with great and fair towns which were not of your building;
A land of grain and vines and fig-trees and fair fruits; a land of oil-giving olive-trees and honey;
And when you have taken food and are full, and have made fair houses for yourselves and are living in them;
This shall be the priests' fair allotment from the people who offer sacrifices, whether bull or sheep -- they must give to the priest the shoulder, the jowls, and the stomach.
and hast seen in the captivity a woman of fair form, and hast delighted in her, and hast taken to thee for a wife,
As for the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. He is a reliable God who is never unjust, he is fair and upright.
When I saw among their goods a fair robe of Babylon and two hundred shekels of silver, and a mass of gold, fifty shekels in weight, I was overcome by desire and took them; and they are put away in the earth in my tent, and the silver is under it.
His request was for water, she gave him milk; she put butter before him on a fair plate.
Are they not getting, are they not parting the goods among them: a young girl or two to every man; and to Sisera robes of coloured needlework, worked in fair colours on this side and on that, for the neck of the queen?
And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
And the name of the man is Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman is of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man is hard and evil in doings; and he is a Calebite.
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
And like Absalom there was no man so fair in all Israel, to praise greatly; from the sole of his foot even unto his crown there was no blemish in him;
And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
Shimei said to the king, “The sentence is fair; your servant will do as my lord the king has spoken.” And Shimei lived in Jerusalem for a long time.
So the king summoned Shimei and said to him, “Didn’t I make you swear by the Lord and warn you, saying, ‘On the day you leave and go anywhere else, know for sure that you will certainly die’? And you said to me, ‘The sentence is fair; I will obey.’
But when I leave you, the Lord's spirit will carry you away so I can't find you. If I go tell Ahab I've seen you, he won't be able to find you and he will kill me. That would not be fair, because your servant has been a loyal follower of the Lord from my youth.
Then you will invoke the name of your god, and I will invoke the name of the Lord. The god who responds with fire will demonstrate that he is the true God." All the people responded, "This will be a fair test."
And David was clothed with a robe of fair linen, as were all the Levites who took up the ark, and those who made melody, and Chenaniah the master of those who made melody; and David had on a linen ephod;
The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, whose father was a man of Tyre, an expert worker in gold and silver and brass and iron, in stone and wood, in purple and blue and fair linen and red, trained in the cutting of every sort of ornament and the invention of every sort of design; let him be given a place among your expert workmen and those of my lord, your father David.
And the Levites who made the music, all of them, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and brothers, robed in fair linen, were in their places with their brass and corded instruments at the east side of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests blowing horns;)
They said to him, "If you are fair to these people, grant their request, and are cordial to them, they will be your servants from this time forward."
Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
Praise be to the Lord, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing into the heart of the king, to make fair the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem;
For we are servants; but our God has not been turned away from us in our prison, but has had mercy on us before the eyes of the kings of Persia, to give us new strength to put up again the house of our God and to make fair its waste places, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
There were fair hangings of white and green and blue, fixed with cords of purple and the best linen to silver rings and pillars of polished stone: the seats were of gold and silver on a floor of red and white and yellow and black stone.
To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
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.
“Then I would speak [my defense] and not fear Him;But I am not like that in myself.
By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
Fair are the places marked out for me; I have a noble heritage.
The Lord's precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord's commands are pure and give insight for life.
For you go before him with the blessings of good things: you put a crown of fair gold on his head.
The Lord is both kind and fair; that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live.
For the Lord's decrees are just, and everything he does is fair.
Fair and beautiful in elevation, the joy of all the earth,Is Mount Zion [the City of David] in the far north,The city of the great King.
For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king's son the ability to make fair decisions!
Honour and glory are before him: strong and fair is his holy place.
The Lord does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed.
The Lord is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate.
(Ayin) I do what is fair and right. Do not abandon me to my oppressors!
(Tsade) You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice [in every circumstance]And integrity and every good path.
She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.
She will place a fair garland on your head; she will bestow a beautiful crown on you."
Let not your heart's desire go after her fair body; let not her eyes take you prisoner.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
There are three things whose steps are good to see, even four whose goings are fair:
She makes for herself cushions of needlework; her clothing is fair linen and purple.
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.
This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward.
I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
If thou knowest not, O fair among women, Get thee forth by the traces of the flock, And feed thy kids by the shepherds' dwellings!
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
O my dove, you are in the holes of the mountain sides, in the cracks of the high hills; let me see your face, let your voice come to my ears; for sweet is your voice, and your face is fair.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Your red lips are like a bright thread, and your mouth is fair of form; the sides of your head are like pomegranate fruit under your veil.
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
What is thy beloved above any beloved, O fair among women? What is thy beloved above any beloved, That thus thou hast adjured us?
(The Shulammite Bride)“My beloved is exquisitely handsome and ruddy,Outstanding among ten thousand.
Whither hath thy beloved gone, O fair among women? Whither hath thy beloved turned, And we seek him with thee?
Fair art thou, my friend, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Awe-inspiring as bannered hosts.
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all the fair boats.
The looking-glasses, and the fair linen, and the high head-dresses, and the veils.
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.
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