'Shame' in the Bible
And when Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies),
Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do I not know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion and unto the confusion of thy mother's shame?
So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved for David and because his father had done him shame.
Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month, and the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves with shame and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.
And the LORD sent an angel who cut off all the mighty men of valour and the captains and the princes in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And as he entered into the house of his god, those that had come forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.
They were put to shame because of their hope; they came there and found them confused.
Those that hate thee shall be clothed with shame, and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt; let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
But thou hast saved us from our enemies and hast put to shame those that hated us.
But thou hast cast us off and put us to shame and doth not go forth with our armies.
My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me,
They were there in great fear where no fear was; for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against thee: thou hast put them to shame because God has despised them.
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.
Thou hast known my reproach and my shame and my dishonour; my adversaries are all before thee.
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
In the same manner my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness every day, for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; let them be put to shame and perish
The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Let those who speak evil against me falsely be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion as with a mantle.
I have stuck unto thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame.
His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon himself shall his crown blossom.
The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot.
He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.
When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the humble is wisdom.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.
The king's favour is toward the wise slave, but his wrath is against him that causes shame.
A prudent slave shall have rule over a son that causes shame and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
He that steals from his father and chases away his mother is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.
Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame.
lest he that hears it put thee to shame and thine infamy not turn away.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.
so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country, there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall come to an end, the shame of the house of thy Lord.
But the strength of Pharaoh shall become your shame, and the hope in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
all shall be ashamed of the people that shall not profit them, nor be a help, nor bring them increase, but a shame, and also a reproach.
Thy nakedness shall be uncovered and thy shame shall be seen; I will take vengeance, and I will not help any man.
I gave my back to the smiters and my cheeks to those that plucked off the hair: I did not hide 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 double shame, and your dishonour, they shall praise you in your inheritance; therefore in your land ye shall possess double, and ye shall have everlasting joy.
For shame has 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 covers us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not hearkened unto the voice of the LORD our God.
Therefore I uncovered thy skirts before thy face, and thy shame was manifested.
Why did I come forth out of the womb? To see labour and sorrow that my days should be consumed with shame?
and I will place an everlasting reproach upon you, and eternal shame, which shall never be forgotten.
The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry has filled the land; for the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty, and they are both fallen together.
They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how has Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all those about him.
They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and trembling shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
And I passed by thee and looked upon thee; behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my mantle over thee and covered thy shame; and I gave thee an oath and entered into a covenant with thee, said the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine;
Thou also, who hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they; they are more righteous than thou; be thou confounded also and bear thy shame in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
that thou may bear thine own shame and may be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
that thou may remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, said the Lord GOD.
In thy blood that thou hast shed thou hast sinned and hast defiled thyself with thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near and art come even unto thy years; therefore I have given thee in reproach unto the Gentiles, and in shame unto all the countries.
There is Elam and all his multitude round about his grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the lowest parts of the earth because they spread their terror in the land of the living; yet they have borne their shame with those that go down to the grave.
They have set him a bed in the midst of the slain with all his multitude: his graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword because they spread their terror in the land of the living, yet they have borne their shame with those that go down to the pit; he was put in the midst of the dead.
There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, who are gone down with the slain with their terror, ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with those that are slain by the sword and bear their shame with those that go down to the pit.
And I will raise up for them a plant by name, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the Gentiles any longer.
Prophesy therefore upon the land of Israel and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury because ye have borne the shame of the Gentiles,
therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: I have lifted up my hand, Surely the Gentiles that are about you: they shall bear their shame.
Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the Gentiles any longer, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the peoples any more, neither shalt thou cause the sons of thy inhabitants to die any longer, saith the Lord GOD.
After they shall feel their shame and all their rebellion by which they have rebelled against me when they dwelt safely in their land, and no one made them afraid.
And they shall not come near unto me, to serve me as priests, nor to come near to any of my holy things, to my most holy things: but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.
And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth shall be awakened, some for eternal life, and some for shame and everlasting confusion.
According to their greatness, so did they sin against me; therefore I will change their honour into shame.
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the early fruit of the fig tree in her beginning; but they went in unto Baalpeor and separated themselves unto shame and made themselves as abominable as that which they loved.
For thy violence against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
Pass away naked with shame, thou inhabitant of Saphir: the inhabitant of Zaanan did not come forth in the mourning of Bethezel; he shall receive of you for his lateness.
Do not prophesy, they say to those that prophesy: Do not prophesy unto them that they are to understand shame.
Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her who said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? my eyes shall behold her: now she shall be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
Here I am against thee, saith the LORD of the hosts, and I will uncover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the Gentiles thy nakedness and the kingdoms thy shame.
The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: each morning he shall bring his judgment to light; he never fails; but the unjust know no shame.
Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee; and I will save her that is lame and gather her that was driven out; and I will make them a praise and of good reputation in every land where they have been put to shame.
and he that called thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place, and thou begin with shame to have the lowest place.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
I do not write these things to shame you, but to warn you, as to my beloved sons.
I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?
For if the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn; but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
What? Do ye not have houses to eat and to drink in? or do ye despise the congregation of God and shame those that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
Watch diligently, and sin not; for some do not know God: I speak this to your shame.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which they do in secret.
whose end shall be perdition, whose God is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things).
and have backslidden, be renewed again by repentance, crucifying again for themselves the Son of God and putting him to an open shame.
with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who having been offered joy, endured the cross , despising the shame and was seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.