4040 beauty

4040 beauty

A physical or spiritual quality which brings pleasure to those who behold it. Scripture stresses the beauty of God himself and his creation, while noting that the beauty of the creation can lead away from God or become idolised.

Beauty in nature

Job 38:31; Ecc 3:11 See also Ge 49:21; Eze 20:6; Eze 31:7-9

Beautiful people

Women Ge 29:17; Est 1:11 See also Ge 6:2; Ge 12:11,14; Ge 24:15-16; Ge 26:7; Dt 21:11; 1Sa 25:3; 2Sa 13:1; 2Sa 14:27; 1Ki 1:3-4 Esther: Est 2:7,17
Job 42:15; Ps 45:11; SS 2:14; SS 4:7; SS 7:1

Men Ge 39:6 See also 1Sa 16:12; 1Sa 17:42; 2Sa 14:25; 1Ki 1:6; SS 1:16; SS 5:10; Eze 23:6,23

An enhanced quality Est 2:2-3 See also Est 2:9,12; Isa 3:24; Eze 7:20

Beauty and lack of beauty as external impressions Isa 53:2 See also Pr 11:22; Pr 31:30; 1Pe 3:3

May lead to pride and lust Pr 6:25-26; Eze 28:17 See also Ge 12:11-12; Ge 39:7; 2Sa 11:2-4; Eze 23:12

Beautiful artefacts

Lk 21:5 See also Jos 7:21; Eze 27:3-4,11,24; Ac 3:2

The beauty of Jerusalem

Ps 50:2 See also Ps 48:2; Jer 6:2; La 2:15; Eze 16:10-15,25; Da 11:45; Rev 21:2

The beauty of God as the joy of believers

Ps 27:4 See also 1Ch 16:29; Ps 29:2; Isa 4:2; Isa 28:5; Isa 33:17; Isa 52:7; Isa 61:3; Jer 11:16; Ro 10:15

See also

1190glory
4342jewels
4472lily
4496perfume
5141cheeks
5163legs
5171nose
5778adorning
6133coveting
8322perfection, human

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