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Beauty (98 Occurrences)

Romans 9:21 Or hasn't the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel for honor, and another for dishonor? (See RSV)

Hebrews 11:23 Through faith the child Moses was hid for three months by his parents, because they saw his rare beauty; and the king's edict had no terror for them. (WEY)

James 1:11 For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Peter 1:24 "All mankind resemble the herbage, and all their beauty is like its flowers. The herbage dries up, and its flowers drop off; (WEY)

1 Peter 3:3 Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; (WEB NIV)

1 Peter 3:4 but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious. (See NIV)

Genesis 9:27 God doth give beauty to Japheth, And he dwelleth in tents of Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.' (YLT)

Exodus 28:2 You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 28:40 "You shall make coats for Aaron's sons, and you shall make sashes for them and you shall make headbands for them, for glory and for beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 26:19 so as to make thee uppermost above all the nations whom He hath made for a praise, and for a name, and for beauty, and for thy being a holy people to Jehovah thy God, as He hath spoken. (YLT)

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sendeth, and bringeth him in, and he 'is' ruddy, with beauty of eyes, and of good appearance; and Jehovah saith, 'Rise, anoint him, for this 'is' he.' (YLT)

2 Samuel 1:19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! (KJV JPS DBY WBS NAS)

2 Samuel 14:25 Now in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)

1 Chronicles 22:5 For David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Jehovah must be exceeding great in fame and in beauty in all lands: I will therefore make preparation for it. And David prepared abundantly before his death. (DBY YLT)

1 Chronicles 29:11 To Thee, O Jehovah, 'is' the greatness, and the might, and the beauty, and the victory, and the honour, because of all in the heavens and in the earth; to Thee, O Jehovah, 'is' the kingdom, and he who is lifting up himself over all for head; (YLT)

2 Chronicles 3:6 He garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. (KJV JPS WBS)

Esther 1:11 to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, to show the people and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai the king's eunuch, keeper of the women. Let cosmetics be given them; (See NIV)

Esther 2:9 The maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness from him. He quickly gave her cosmetics and her portions of food, and the seven choice maidens who were to be given her out of the king's house. He moved her and her maidens to the best place in the women's house. (See NIV)

Esther 2:12 Each young woman's turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after her purification for twelve months (for so were the days of their purification accomplished, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet fragrances and with preparations for beautifying women). (See NIV)

Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)

Job 41:12 I will not be silent as to his parts, the story of his power, and the beauty of his structure. (DBY)

Psalms 27:4 One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to see Yahweh's beauty, and to inquire in his temple. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)

Psalms 37:20 But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish-- vanish like smoke. (WEB NIV)

Psalms 39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 45:11 So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 49:14 They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Psalms 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 71:8 Filled is my mouth 'with' Thy praise, All the day 'with' Thy beauty. (YLT)

Psalms 78:61 And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary, (YLT)

Psalms 89:17 For the beauty of their strength 'art' Thou, And in Thy good will is our horn exalted, (YLT)

Psalms 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. (KJV DBY WBS)

Psalms 96:6 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. (KJV JPS WBS)

Proverbs 4:9 She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee. (ASV YLT NAS)

Proverbs 6:25 Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 16:31 A crown of beauty 'are' grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found. (YLT)

Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces, (WEB ASV YLT NAS)

Isaiah 3:24 It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 4:2 In that day, Yahweh's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel. (WEB DBY YLT)

Isaiah 13:19 Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 20:5 and they have been affrighted and ashamed of Cush their confidence, and of Egypt their beauty, (YLT)

Isaiah 23:9 Jehovah of Hosts hath counselled it, To pollute the excellency of all beauty, To make light all the honoured of earth. (YLT NAS)

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 28:4 The fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be like the first-ripe fig before the summer; which someone picks and eats as soon as he sees it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 28:5 In that day, Yahweh of Armies will become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty. They will see a distant land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 35:2 Flourishing it doth flourish, and rejoice, Yea, 'with' joy and singing, The honour of Lebanon hath been given to it, The beauty of Carmel and Sharon, They -- they see the honour of Jehovah, The majesty of our God. (YLT)

Isaiah 40:6 A voice of one saying, Give a cry! And I said, What is my cry to be? All flesh is grass, and all its strength like the flower of the field. (See RSV)

Isaiah 44:13 The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it like the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion, Put on the garments of thy beauty, Jerusalem -- the Holy City; For enter no more into thee again, Do the uncircumcised and unclean. (YLT)

Isaiah 53:2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 60:7 All the flock of Kedar are gathered to thee, The rams of Nebaioth do serve thee, They ascend for acceptance Mine altar, And the house of My beauty I beautify. (YLT)

Isaiah 60:19 To thee no more is the sun for a light by day, And for brightness the moon giveth not light to thee, And Jehovah hath become to thee A light age-during, and thy God thy beauty. (YLT)

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Isaiah 62:3 You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 13:11 For, as the girdle cleaveth unto the loins of a man, So I caused to cleave unto Me The whole house of Israel, And the whole house of Judah, an affirmation of Jehovah, To be to Me for a people, and for a name, And for praise, and for beauty, And they have not hearkened. (YLT)

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the mistress: Make yourselves low -- sit still, For come down have your principalities, The crown of your beauty. (YLT)

Jeremiah 33:9 And it hath been to Me for a name of joy, For praise, and for beauty, to all nations of the earth, Who hear of all the good that I am doing them, And they have feared, And they have trembled for all the good, And for all the peace, that I am doing to it. (YLT)

Jeremiah 48:17 Bemoan for him, all ye round about him, And all knowing his name, say ye: How hath it been broken, the staff of strength, The rod of beauty. (YLT)

Lamentations 1:6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer. (KJV WBS)

Lamentations 2:1 How has the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger! He has cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty of Israel, And hasn't remembered his footstool in the day of his anger. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 4:7 Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was as of sapphire. (See RSV)

Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and their detestable things therein: therefore have I made it to them as an unclean thing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS)

Ezekiel 16:7 I caused thee to multiply, as the bud of the field; and thou didst increase and grow great, and thou camest to fulness of beauty; thy breasts were fashioned, and thy hair grew: but thou wast naked and bare. (DBY JPS)

Ezekiel 16:12 And I give a ring for thy nose, And rings for thine ears, And a crown of beauty on thy head. (YLT)

Ezekiel 16:14 Your renown went forth among the nations for your beauty; for it was perfect, through my majesty which I had put on you, says the Lord Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:15 But you trusted in your beauty, and played the prostitute because of your renown, and poured out your prostitution on everyone who passed by; his it was. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:25 You have built your lofty place at the head of every way, and have made your beauty an abomination, and have opened your feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your prostitution. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 20:6 in that day I sware unto them, to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands. (See JPS YLT)

Ezekiel 20:15 Moreover also I sware unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; (See JPS YLT)

Ezekiel 24:25 And thou, son of man, Is it not in the day of My taking from them their strength, The joy of their beauty, the desire of their eyes, And the song of their soul, Their sons and their daughters? (YLT)

Ezekiel 25:9 Therefore, lo, I am opening the shoulder of Moab -- From the cities -- from his cities -- from his frontier, The beauty of the land, Beth-Jeshimoth, Baal-Meon, and Kiriathaim, (YLT)

Ezekiel 26:20 And I have caused thee to go down, With those going down to the pit, Unto the people of old, And I have caused thee to dwell in the land, The lower parts -- in wastes of old, With those going down to the pit, So that thou art not inhabited, And I have given beauty in the land of the living. (YLT)

Ezekiel 27:3 and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:4 Your borders are in the heart of the seas; your builders have perfected your beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:11 The men of Arvad with your army were on your walls all around, and valorous men were in your towers; they hanged their shields on your walls all around; they have perfected your beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 28:7 therefore, behold, I will bring strangers on you, the terrible of the nations; and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and tell him, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I have cast you to the ground; I have laid you before kings, that they may see you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 31:7 So it was beautiful, being so tall and its branches so long, for its root was by great waters. (See NIV)

Ezekiel 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it; the fir trees were not like its boughs, and the plane trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 32:19 Whom do you pass in beauty? Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which became exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the beauty of the earth. (DBY)

Daniel 11:16 And he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him; and he shall stand in the land of beauty, and destruction shall be in his hand. (DBY)

Daniel 11:41 And he shall enter into the land of beauty, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape out of his hand: Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (DBY)

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the sea and the mountain of holy beauty; and he shall come to his end, and there shall be none to help him. (DBY)

Hosea 14:6 His branches will spread, and his beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Zechariah 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Zechariah 11:7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Zechariah 11:10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Zechariah 12:7 And saved hath Jehovah the tents of Judah first, So that become not great against Judah Doth the beauty of the house of David, And the beauty of the inhabitant of Jerusalem. (YLT)

Beauty (98 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BEAUTY. bu'-ti: The space allotted to this topic allows
liberty only for the statement of two problems to students of the Bible. ...
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Flowers (42 Occurrences)
... hundred probably are British wild-flowers. Their beauty is often alluded
to (Cant. 2:12; Matthew 6:28). They are referred to as ...
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Ornament (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) That which embellishes or adorns; that which
adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment. ...
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Splendour (32 Occurrences)
... His Coming. (WEY). Exodus 28:2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron
thy brother, for glory and for beauty. (See JPS). Exodus ...
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Glory (590 Occurrences)
... we deal, first, with a group of words, translated "glory" in the English Versions
of the Bible, and in which the ideas of size, rarity, beauty and adornment ...
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Excellency (53 Occurrences)
... yether, "superabundance" (twice) (Genesis 49:3 the King James Version; Job 4:21
the King James Version), and chadhar, "honor," "beauty," "majesty" (twice ...
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Graciousness (4 Occurrences)
... 4 One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after; That I may dwell in
the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah ...
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Diadem (9 Occurrences)
... a royal diadem in the hand of thy God." (2) tsephirah, means "a crown," "diadem,"
ie something round about the head; Isaiah 28:5 "a diadem of beauty, unto the ...
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Bravery (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Isaiah 3:18), an old English word meaning
comeliness or beauty. Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) The ...
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Comeliness (9 Occurrences)
... When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. ... (YLT). Zechariah
9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! ...
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2143. euprepeia -- goodly appearance
... appearance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: euprepeia Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-prep'-i-ah) Short Definition: beauty, gracefulness Definition ...
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753. architekton -- a master builder
... ["Architect" is derived from 753 (), ie someone responsible from the to the
end for the success (beauty, solidarity) of a building.]. ...
/greek/753.htm - 7k

Topical Bible Verses
Proverbs 31:30
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.—AKJV

1 Peter 3:1-5
Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;—AKJV

1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;—AKJV

Proverbs 6:25
Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you with her eyelids.—AKJV

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that said to Zion, Your God reigns!—AKJV

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bu'-ti: The space allotted to this topic allows liberty only for the statement of two problems to students of the Bible. They should give distinct attention to the interblending of aesthetics with ethics in the Scripture. They should observe the extent and meaning of aesthetics in Nature.

1. Aesthetics in Scripture:

That the Bible is an ethical book is evident. Righteousness in all the relations of man as a moral being is the key to its inspiration, the guiding light to correct understanding of its utterance. But it is everywhere inspired and writ in an atmosphere of aesthetics. Study will bring out this fact from Genesis to Revelation. The first pair make their appearance in a garden where grew "every tree that is pleasant to the sight" (Genesis 2:9), and the last vision for the race is an abode in a city whose gates are of pearl and streets of gold (Revelation 21:21). Such is the imagery that from beginning to end is pictured as the home of ethics-at first in its untried innocence and at last in its stalwart righteousness. The problem will be to observe the intermingling of these two elements-the beautiful and the good-in the whole Scripture range. A few texts will set before us this kinship and then the Bible student can detect it as he reads. "One thing have I asked of Yahweh, that will I seek after: That I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Yahweh, And to inquire in his temple" (Psalm 27:4).

"For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Yahweh made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary" (Psalm 96:5, 6). If we catch the spirit set forth in such and similar Psalms, we can use it as a magnetic needle to detect its like wherever we shall read: and we shall find that like in abundance. It is only necessary to turn to the directions given for making the Ark of the Covenant and its encircling tabernacle, and the decorations of the priests that were to minister in the worship of Yahweh in the ceremonies described, as given in Exodus 25, to see that every resource of Israel was brought to bear to render ark and tabernacle and their service beautiful. One will find in a concordance half a column of references under the word "Ark" and a column and a half under the word "Tabernacle." By looking up these references one can realize how much care was spent to give and preserve to these aids to worship the attractiveness of beauty.

In 1 Chronicles 15 and 16 we have an account of David's bringing in the Ark of the Covenant into his own city to rest in a tent he had provided for it. On this occasion a demonstration was made with all the aesthetics of which the music of that day was capable. "And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy." And David himself gave to the celebration the aesthetics of one of the noblest of his psalms (1 Chronicles 16:8-36).

It is almost idle to refer to Solomon and his temple (1 Kings 6 2 Chronicles 3). It is a common understanding that the civilization of Solomon's day was drawn upon to its utmost in every department of aesthetics, in the building of that house for Yahweh and in the appointments for the worship there to be conducted. Beauty of form and color and harmony of sound were then and there integrated-made one-with worship in holiness. The propriety of that association has been seen and felt through the ages.

There is beauty in speech. It is a fact that the supreme classics in the literature of the tongues of two of the dominant nations of the earth, the English and the German, are translations of the Bible. There is no explanation of such fact except that the original justified the translations. You can read indifferently from one translation to the other and catch the same aesthetic gleam. Nobility and poetry of thought lay in what was to be translated. Here is proof that cannot be gainsaid that the Scripture authors sought the aid of aesthetics as garb for the ethics they taught. So they wrote in poetry. So they used allegory, illustration, figure, metaphor that would charm and hold. The parables of Jesus are examples of this method of clothing thought. They do their ethical work because they have swept into it figure and imagery from familiar aesthetic perceptions. "The sower went forth to sow" (Matthew 13:3). That is a glad sight-always has been and always will be. That is why a picture of "The Sower" hangs on the walls of a Christian home. Just the painting-and every beholder remembers the parable and cannot forget its ethics. The intensity of thought concentrated upon ethics in the New Testament has drawn away attention from the partnership between these two principles in religion. But it is there, and we shall see it when once we look for it.

It is something to which we do not wake up till late in life-to wit, the measurelessness of the provision in Nature for beauty. Common consent awards beauty to the rainbow.

2. Aesthetics in Nature:

Reflect that every drop of water in the ocean, or in the hydrated rocks, or in the vapor floating over Saturn, has in it the possibility of rainbow coloring. In fact all matter has color of which the rainbow is only specimen. Any element incandescent has a spectrum partially coincident with that of water and ranging above and below it in the infinite capacity it has to start ether undulations. As apparently the larger part of the matter of the universe is incandescent, we can see that the field for expression in color is infinite. No one but the infinite God can see it all.

If we come down to this plain, plodding earth, cultivation of aesthetic sense will bring out beauty everywhere, from the grandeur of mountain scenery to aesthetic curves and colors revealed only by the microscope. We say the butterfly is finish beautiful. But the larva from which it is derived often carries as much beauty in mottling of color and of the fineness of of spine and mandible. Looking across the scale in this way the evidence of theism from beauty itself becomes convincing. Beauty becomes a messenger of and from God-as Iris was to the Greek and the rainbow to the Hebrew (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

This from Amiel's Journal Intime, I, 233, sets forth the radical, inexpugnable position of beauty in Nature and in philosophy thereof correctly interpretative: "To the materialist philosopher the beautiful is a mere accident, and therefore rare. To the spiritualist philosopher the beautiful is the rule, the law, the universal foundation of things, to which every form returns as soon as the force of accident is withdrawn."

As we accustom ourselves to make larger and larger synthesis in the department of aesthetics, what diapason of theistic message may we not hear? Beauty wherever and however expressed is a medium of revelation. It is a bush ever burning, never consumed. Before it "put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." That beauty should be-to that intent, for that end, from everlasting hath wrought the Ancient of Days.

C. Caverno


bu'-ti, bandz (no`am, and chobhelim): The names given in Zechariah 11:7, 14 to two symbolical staves, the first signifying Yahweh's covenant of grace with the peoples, and the second representing the brotherhood of Judah and Israel. The breaking of the two staves is symbolic of the breaking of Yahweh's covenant and of the union between Judah and Israel.



Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense.

2. (n.) A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.

3. (n.) A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.

4. (n.) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.

Strong's Hebrew
3308. yophi -- beauty
... beauty. Transliteration: yophi Phonetic Spelling: (yof-ee') Short Definition: beauty.
Word Origin from yaphah Definition beauty NASB Word Usage beauty (19). ...
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8597. tipharah -- beauty, glory
... << 8596, 8597. tipharah. 8598 >>. beauty, glory. Transliteration: tipharah
Phonetic Spelling: (tif-aw-raw') Short Definition: glory. ...
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6643a. tsebi -- beauty, honor
... << 6643, 6643a. tsebi. 6643b >>. beauty, honor. Transliteration: tsebi Short
Definition: glory. Word Origin from an unused word Definition ...
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8233. shepher -- beauty, goodliness
... shepher. 8234 >>. beauty, goodliness. Transliteration: shepher Phonetic Spelling:
(sheh'-fer) Short Definition: beautiful. ... goodly. From shaphar; beauty -- X goodly ...
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2433. chin -- perhaps beauty
... chin. 2434 >>. perhaps beauty. Transliteration: chin Phonetic Spelling: (kheen)
Short Definition: orderly. ... comely. Another form for chen; beauty -- comely. ...
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8208. Shaphir -- "beauty," a place perhaps in Philistia
... << 8207, 8208. Shaphir. 8209 >>. "beauty," a place perhaps in Philistia.
Transliteration: Shaphir Phonetic Spelling: (shaf-eer') Short Definition: Shaphir. ...
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8234. Shepher -- "beauty," a mountain in the desert
... << 8233, 8234. Shepher. 8235 >>. "beauty," a mountain in the desert. Transliteration:
Shepher Phonetic Spelling: (sheh'-fer) Short Definition: Shepher. ...
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6289. parur -- perhaps beauty
... << 6288, 6289. parur. 6290 >>. perhaps beauty. Transliteration: parur Phonetic
Spelling: (paw-roor') Short Definition: pale. Word Origin ...
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6643. tsbiy -- beauty, honor
... tsbiy. 6643a >>. beauty, honor. Transliteration: tsbiy Phonetic Spelling:
(tseb-ee') Short Definition: beautiful. beautifulty, glorious, goodly, pleasant, ...
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5276. naem -- to be pleasant, delightful, or lovely
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to be pleasant, delightful, or lovely NASB Word
Usage delight (1), delightful (1), pleasant (5), surpass in beauty (1). ...
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Beauty and Bands

Beauty and Bands: The Staves, Broken

Beauty: Abishag

Beauty: Absalom

Beauty: Bath-Sheba

Beauty: David

Beauty: Esther

Beauty: Joseph

Beauty: Moses

Beauty: Rachel

Beauty: Rebekah

Beauty: Sarah

Beauty: Spiritual

Beauty: Tamar

Beauty: Vanity of

Beauty: Vashti

Beauty: Wastes Away

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Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Ornament (23 Occurrences)

Splendour (32 Occurrences)

Glory (590 Occurrences)

Excellency (53 Occurrences)

Graciousness (4 Occurrences)

Diadem (9 Occurrences)

Bravery (1 Occurrence)

Comeliness (9 Occurrences)

Excellence (31 Occurrences)

Bands (130 Occurrences)

Perfection (30 Occurrences)

Splendor (87 Occurrences)

Majesty (67 Occurrences)

Flower (33 Occurrences)

Flourish (26 Occurrences)

Vashti (10 Occurrences)

Jerusalem's (7 Occurrences)

Goodliness (2 Occurrences)

Whoredoms (34 Occurrences)

Fading (8 Occurrences)

Renown (24 Occurrences)

Elegant (2 Occurrences)

Ebal (8 Occurrences)

Dignity (14 Occurrences)

Dries (10 Occurrences)

Pride (277 Occurrences)

Prostitution (48 Occurrences)

Pomegranate (11 Occurrences)

Passer (9 Occurrences)

Passer-by (5 Occurrences)

Plane (5 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Beautify (10 Occurrences)

Bloom (9 Occurrences)

Chestnut (2 Occurrences)

Abishag (5 Occurrences)

Shiphrah (1 Occurrence)

Stork (6 Occurrences)

Sharon (9 Occurrences)

Lily (9 Occurrences)

Carmel (33 Occurrences)

Drop (32 Occurrences)

Glorious (91 Occurrences)

Olive-tree (17 Occurrences)

Perfected (25 Occurrences)

Headbands (6 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

Display (30 Occurrences)

Sprout (25 Occurrences)

Form (153 Occurrences)

Beautiful (152 Occurrences)

Brightness (36 Occurrences)

Wearing (43 Occurrences)

Eye (145 Occurrences)

Shechem (61 Occurrences)

Cedars (37 Occurrences)

Holiness (76 Occurrences)

Gaze (46 Occurrences)

Glass (12 Occurrences)

Fertile (55 Occurrences)

Rich (140 Occurrences)

Fame (38 Occurrences)

Absalom (93 Occurrences)

Abominable (52 Occurrences)

Shoot (51 Occurrences)

Appearance (126 Occurrences)

Asunder (37 Occurrences)

Lust (42 Occurrences)

Philosophy (1 Occurrence)

Songs (100 Occurrences)

Woman (4043 Occurrences)

Light (2869 Occurrences)

Crown (94 Occurrences)

Hair (135 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Song (207 Occurrences)

Blemish (71 Occurrences)

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