'Shame' in the Bible
Then Judah said, Let her take it for herself, lest we be put to shame. Behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
And Moses saw the people how they were stripped; for Aaron had stripped them to their shame before their adversaries.
And Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, Son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own shame and to the shame of thy mother's nakedness?
And Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and ate no meat the second day of the new moon; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast put to shame this day the faces of all thy servants who have this day saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives and the lives of thy concubines;
And their inhabitants were powerless, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the growing grass, and as the green herb, As the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up.
And Jehovah sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the princes and the captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. And he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels made him fall there with the sword.
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked be no more.
If I were wicked, woe unto me! and righteous, I will not lift up my head, being so full of shame, and beholding mine affliction; --
I hear a reproof putting me to shame; and my spirit answereth me by mine understanding.
Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah.
Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that devise my hurt:
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine adversity; let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha! Aha!
For thou hast saved us from our adversaries, and hast put them to shame that hate us.
All the day my confusion is before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,
There were they in great fear, where no fear was; for God scattereth the bones of him that encampeth against thee. Thou hast put them to shame, for God hath despised them.
Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
Let them be put to shame and be dismayed for ever, and let them be confounded and perish:
The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Let mine adversaries be clothed with confusion, and let them cover themselves with their shame as with a mantle.
His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish.
He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked man getteth to himself a blot.
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.
The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent man covereth shame.
A righteous man hateth lying; but the wicked maketh himself odious and cometh to shame.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction; but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.
He that ruineth his father and chaseth away his mother is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Whoso observeth the law is a son that hath understanding; but he that is a companion of profligates bringeth shame to his father.
The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Rolling thee up completely, he will roll thee as a ball into a wide country: there shalt thou die, and there shall be the chariots of thy glory, O shame of thy lord's house!
For to you the protection of Pharaoh shall be a shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt a confusion.
They were all ashamed of a people that did not profit them, nor were a help or profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
And their inhabitants were powerless, they were dismayed and put to shame; they were as the grass of the field and the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up.
They shall be turned back, they shall be covered with shame, that confide in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will meet none to stay me. ...
I gave my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Fear not, for thou shalt not be ashamed; neither be thou confounded, for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Instead of your shame ye shall have double; instead of confusion they shall celebrate with joy their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double; everlasting joy shall be unto them.
Why dost thou gad about so much, and change thy way? Thou shalt also be brought to shame by Egypt, as thou wast brought to shame by Assyria.
But shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us; for we have sinned against Jehovah our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah our God.
Is it I whom they provoke to anger? saith Jehovah; is it not themselves, to the shame of their own face?
For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled, sorely put to shame! For we have forsaken the land, for they have cast down our dwellings.
Every man is become brutish, bereft of knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
For as the number of thy cities, are thy gods, O Judah; and as the number of the streets of Jerusalem, have ye set up altars to the Shame, altars to burn incense unto Baal.
Therefore will I also turn thy skirts over thy face, and thy shame shall be seen.
She that hath borne seven languisheth, she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it is yet day; she is put to shame and confounded. And the residue of them will I give up to the sword before their enemies, saith Jehovah.
Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?
And I will bring everlasting reproach upon you, and everlasting shame, that shall not be forgotten.
The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the earth; for the mighty man stumbleth against the mighty, they are both fallen together.
The daughter of Egypt is put to shame; she is delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
Concerning Moab. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled; Kirjathaim is put to shame, it is taken; Misgab is put to shame and dismayed.
Moab is put to shame; for he is broken down: howl and cry; tell it in Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
They howl, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! And Moab shall be a derision and a terror to all that are round about him.
Concerning Damascus. Hamath is put to shame, and Arpad; for they have heard evil tidings, they are melted away: there is distress on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and lift up a banner; publish, conceal not! Say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed: her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.
Your mother hath been sorely put to shame; she that bore you hath been covered with reproach: behold, she is become hindmost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Every man is become brutish, so as to have no knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Therefore behold, days are coming when I will punish the graven images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our face: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Jehovah's house.
And they shall gird on sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I have lifted up my hand, saying, Verily the nations that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.
As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame.
Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love their shame.
I found Israel as grapes in the wilderness; as first-ripe fruit on the fig-tree, I saw your fathers at the beginning: they went to Baal-Peor, and separated themselves unto that shame, and became abominations like their lover.
Yea, it shall be carried unto Assyria as a present for king Jareb: Ephraim shall be seized with shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
Because of violence against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
Pass away, inhabitress of Shaphir, in nakedness and shame. The inhabitress of Zaanan is not come forth for the lamentation of Beth-ezel: he will take from you its shelter.
And mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is Jehovah thy God? Mine eyes shall behold her; now shall she be trodden down, as the mire of the streets.
behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts; and I will uncover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
Thou hast devised shame to thy house, by cutting off many peoples, and hast sinned against thine own soul.
Thou art filled with shame instead of glory; drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of Jehovah's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and a shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
Collect yourselves and gather together, O nation without shame,
The righteous Jehovah is in the midst of her: he doeth no wrong. Every morning doth he bring his judgment to light; it faileth not: but the unrighteous knoweth no shame.
Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee; and I will save her that halted, and gather her that was driven out; and I will make them a praise and a name in all the lands where they have been put to shame.
Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gazah also, and she shall be greatly pained; Ekron also, for her expectation shall be put to shame: and the king shall perish from Gazah, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
And they shall be as mighty men, treading down the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, for Jehovah is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
and he who invited thee and him come and say to thee, Give place to this man, and then thou begin with shame to take the last place.
and in like manner the males also, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their lust towards one another; males with males working shame, and receiving in themselves the recompense of their error which was fit.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;
I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!
Every man praying or prophesying, having anything on his head, puts his head to shame.
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered puts her own head to shame; for it is one and the same as a shaved woman.
Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this point I do not praise.
But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in assembly.
Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.
But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.
Because if I boasted to him anything about you, I have not been put to shame; but as we have spoken to you all things in truth, so also our boasting to Titus has been the truth;