Shoes

  • Early use of.

    Genesis 14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

  • Called sandals.

    Mark 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

    Acts 12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

  • Soles of, sometimes plated with brass or iron.

    Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

  • shoe (KJV Dictionary)

  • Bound round the feet with latchets or strings.

    John 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

    Acts 12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

  • OF LADIES OF DISTINCTION
    • Often made of badgers' skins.

      Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.

    • Bible concordance for SHOE

    • Often highly ornamental.

      Song of Solomon 7:1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

    • Probably often adorned with tinkling ornaments.

      Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,

  • Loosing of, for another a degrading office.

    Mark 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

    John 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

  • See Shoe in McClintock and Strong.

  • Bearing, for another a degrading office, only performed by slaves.

    Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

  • THE JEWS
    • Put on, before beginning a journey.

      Exodus 12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.

    • Never wore, in mourning.

      2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

      Isaiah 20:2-3 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

    • Put off, when they entered sacred places.

      Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

      Joshua 5:15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

  • Worn out by a long journey.

    Joshua 9:5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

    Joshua 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.

  • Of Israel preserved for forty years, while journeying in the wilderness.

    Deuteronomy 29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.

  • Often given as bribes.

    Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

    Amos 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

  • CUSTOMS CONNECTED WITH;
    • A man who refused to marry a deceased brother's wife disgraced by pulling off his shoes.

      Deuteronomy 25:9-10 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house. 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

    • The right of redemption resigned by a man's giving one of his shoes to the next of kin.

      Ruth 4:7-8 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel. 8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

  • The Apostles prohibited from taking for their journey more, than the pair they had on.

    Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

    Mark 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

    Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of the preparation of the gospel.

      Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    • Of the beauty conferred on saints.

      Song of Solomon 7:1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

      Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

    • (Having blood on,) of being engaged in war and slaughter.

      1 Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

    • (Taken off,) of an ignominious and servile condition.

      Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

      Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

    • (Thrown over a place,) of subjection.

      Psalms 60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

      Psalms 108:9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

 
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