International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSHAME
sham (bosh, "to be ashamed," bosheth, "shame," qalon; aischune, "ignominy," atimia, "dishonor," and other words): An oft-recurring word in Scripture almost uniformly bound up with a sense of sin and guilt. It is figuratively set forth as a wild beast (Jeremiah 3:24), a Nessus-garment (Jeremiah 3:25), a blight (Jeremiah 20:18), a sin against one's own soul (Habakkuk 2:10), and twice as the condensed symbol of Hebrew abomination-Baal (Jeremiah 11:13 margin; Hosea 9:10 margin; see ISH-BOSHETH). It is bracketed with defeat (Isaiah 30:3), reproach (Psalm 69:7 Isaiah 54:4 Micah 2:6), confusion (Isaiah 6:7), nakedness (Isaiah 47:3 Micah 1:11), everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2), folly (Proverbs 18:13), cruelty (Isaiah 50:6 Hebrews 12:2), poverty (Proverbs 13:18), nothingness (Proverbs 9:7 the King James Version), unseemliness (1 Corinthians 11:6; 1 Corinthians 14:35 the King James Version; Ephesians 5:12), and "them that go down to the pit" (Ezekiel 32:25). In the first Biblical reference to this emotion, "shame" appears as "the correlative of sin and guilt" (Delitzsch, New Commentary on Genesis and Biblical Psychology). Shamelessness is characteristic of abandoned wickedness (Philippians 3:19 Jude 1:13, margin "Greek: `shames' "). Manifestly, then, shame is a concomitant of the divine judgment upon sin; the very worst that a Hebrew could wish for an enemy was that he might be clothed with shame (Psalm 109:29), that the judgment of God might rest upon him visibly.
Greek1788. entrepo -- to turn about, to reverence, to put to shame
... to turn about, to reverence, to put to shame. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
entrepo Phonetic Spelling: (en-trep'-o) Short Definition: I turn to confusion ...
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152. aischune -- shame
1791. entrope -- respect, shame
127. aidos -- a sense of shame
2617b. kataischuno -- to put to shame, to disgrace
149. aischron -- shame.
422. anepaischuntos -- not to be put to shame
153. aischuno -- to dishonor, make ashamed
2617. kataischuno -- to curse vehemently
808. aschemosune -- unseemliness
Strong's Hebrew955. bushah -- shame
... bushah. 956 . shame. Transliteration: bushah Phonetic Spelling: (boo-shaw') Short
Definition: shame. ... part. of bosh Definition shame NASB Word Usage shame (4). ...
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1322. bosheth -- shame, shameful thing
1317. boshnah -- shame
4648. Mephibosheth -- "dispeller of shame"
3380. Yerubbesheth -- "shame will contend," a name of Gideon
378. Ish-bosheth -- "man of shame," a son of Saul and king of Isr.
2617b. chesed -- shame, reproach
954. bosh -- to be ashamed
2659. chapher -- to be abashed or ashamed
3639. kelimmah -- insult, reproach, ignominy
Past the Cross with all Its Shame,
The Shame of Nakedness.
Of the Shame which Attends all Sexual Intercourse.
Heathen Examples Cry Shame Upon this "Infirmity of the Flesh. "
Lust and Shame Come from Sin; the Law of Sin; the Shamelessness of ...
The Shame and Spitting
Shame on Account of God's Displeasure.
"He that Sleepeth in Harvest is a Son that Causeth Shame. " ...
Lust and Travail Come from Sin. Whence Our Members Became a Cause ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
2. (n.) Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
3. (n.) The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
4. (n.) The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
5. (v. t.) To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
6. (v. t.) To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
7. (v. t.) To mock at; to deride.
ThesaurusShame (412 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades
a person in the estimation of others; disgrace. ...SHAME. ...
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Disgraced (25 Occurrences)
Dishonor (47 Occurrences)
Abashed (7 Occurrences)
Disgraceful (17 Occurrences)
Shamefully (15 Occurrences)
Feeling (59 Occurrences)
Shameful (27 Occurrences)
Insults (34 Occurrences)
Disgrace (73 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceShame (412 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.
Matthew 26:67 Then they put shame on him, and were cruel to him: and some gave him blows, saying,
Matthew 27:30 And they put shame on him, and gave him blows on the head with the rod.
Mark 8:38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Mark 10:34 And they will make sport of him, and put shame on him, and give him cruel blows, and will put him to death; and after three days he will come back from the dead.
Mark 14:65 And some put shame on him and, covering his face, gave him blows and said to him, Now say what is to come: and the captains took him and gave him blows with their hands.
Mark 15:19 And they gave him blows on the head with a stick and put shame on him and, going down on their knees, gave him worship.
Luke 1:25 The Lord has done this to me, for his eyes were on me, to take away my shame in the eyes of men.
Luke 9:26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.
Luke 13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Luke 14:9 and he who invited both of you would come and tell you,'Make room for this person.' Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.
Luke 18:32 For he will be delivered up to the Gentiles, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on.
Luke 20:11 He sent yet another servant, and they also beat him, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
Luke 23:11 And Herod, with the men of his army, put shame on him and made sport of him, and dressing him in shining robes, he sent him back to Pilate.
Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Acts 24:16 And in this, I do my best at all times to have no reason for shame before God or men.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.
Romans 1:24 For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 6:21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
Romans 9:21 Or has not the potter the right to make out of one part of his earth a vessel for honour, and out of another a vessel for shame?
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1 Corinthians 1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are made to seem foolish for Christ, but you are wise in Christ; we are feeble, but you are strong; you have glory, but we have shame.
1 Corinthians 4:14 I don't write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
1 Corinthians 5:2 And you, instead of mourning and removing from among you the man who has done this deed of shame, are filled with self-complacency!
1 Corinthians 6:5 I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man who takes part in prayer, or gives teaching as a prophet, with his head covered, puts shame on his head.
1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman who does so with her head unveiled, puts shame on her head: for it is the same as if her hair was cut off.
1 Corinthians 11:6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
1 Corinthians 11:22 What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.
1 Corinthians 12:23 And to those parts of the body which seem to have less honour we give all the more honour; and to those parts of the body which are a cause of shame to us we give the greater respect;
1 Corinthians 14:35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
1 Corinthians 15:43 It is planted in shame; it comes again in glory: feeble when it is planted, it comes again in power:
2 Corinthians 6:8 By glory and by shame, by an evil name and a good name; as untrue, and still true;
2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
2 Corinthians 11:21 I say this by way of shaming ourselves, as if we had been feeble. But if anyone puts himself forward (I am talking like a foolish person), I will do the same.
2 Corinthians 12:21 And that when I come again, my God may put me to shame among you, and I may have grief for those who have done wrong before and have had no regret for their unclean ways, and for the evil desires of the flesh to which they have given way.
Galatians 4:14 And you did not have a poor opinion of me because of the trouble in my flesh, or put shame on it; but you took me to your hearts as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
Galatians 5:11 But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.
Ephesians 5:12 For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Philippians 3:19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things.
Colossians 2:15 Having made himself free from the rule of authorities and powers, he put them openly to shame, glorying over them in it.
2 Thessalonians 3:14 If any man doesn't obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.
1 Timothy 6:14 To keep the word untouched by evil, clear from all shame, till the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Timothy 1:8 Therefore don't be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News according to the power of God,
2 Timothy 1:12 For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day. The Letter to the Hebrews
2 Timothy 1:16 May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain,
2 Timothy 2:15 Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.
Titus 2:8 and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.
Hebrews 2:11 For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
Hebrews 6:6 and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 11:26 Judging a part in the shame of Christ to be better than all the wealth of Egypt; for he was looking forward to his reward.
Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:8 But if you have not that punishment of which we all have our part, then you are not true sons, but children of shame.
Hebrews 13:13 Let us then go out to him outside the circle of the tents, taking his shame on ourselves.
James 2:6 But you have put the poor man to shame. Are not the men of wealth rulers over you? do they not take you by force before their judges?
James 4:9 Afflict yourselves and mourn and weep aloud; let your laughter be turned into grief, and your gladness into shame.
1 Peter 2:6 For it is contained in Scripture, "See, I am placing on Mount Zion a Cornerstone, chosen, and held in honour, and he whose faith rests on Him shall never have reason to feel ashamed."
1 Peter 2:15 Because it is God's pleasure that foolish and narrow-minded men may be put to shame by your good behaviour:
1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
1 Peter 4:16 But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.
1 John 2:28 Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
Jude 1:13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Revelation 16:15 "Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame."
Genesis 2:25 They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Genesis 30:23 And she was with child, and gave birth to a son: and she said, God has taken away my shame.
Genesis 34:7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the fields when they had news of it, and they were wounded and very angry because of the shame he had done in Israel by having connection with Jacob's daughter; and they said, Such a thing is not to be done.
Genesis 34:14 And they said, It is not possible for us to give our sister to one who is without circumcision, for that would be a cause of shame to us:
Genesis 38:23 Judah said, "Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven't found her."
Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
Leviticus 18:17 You may not take as wife a woman and her daughter, or her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, for they are of one family: it is an act of shame.
Leviticus 18:21 And you may not make any of your children go through the fire as an offering to Molech, and you may not put shame on the name of your God: I am the Lord.
Leviticus 19:8 And as for anyone who takes it for food, his sin will be on him, for he has put shame on the holy thing of the Lord: he will be cut off from his people.
Leviticus 19:12 And do not take an oath in my name falsely, putting shame on the name of your God: I am the Lord.
Leviticus 19:29 Do not make your daughter common by letting her become a loose woman, for fear that the land may become full of shame.
Leviticus 20:11 And the man who has sex relations with his father's wife has put shame on his father: the two of them are to be put to death; their blood will be on them.
Leviticus 20:14 And if a man takes as wife a woman and her mother, it is an act of shame; let them be burned with fire, all three of them, so that there may be no shame among you.
Leviticus 20:17 "'If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: he has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
Leviticus 20:20 And if a man has sex relations with the wife of his father's brother, he has put shame on his father's brother: their sin will be on them; till the day of their death they will have no children.
Leviticus 20:21 And if a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean act; he has put shame on his brother; they will have no children.
Leviticus 21:4 But let him, being a chief among his people, not make himself unclean in such a way as to put shame on himself.
Leviticus 21:9 And if the daughter of a priest makes herself common and by her loose behaviour puts shame on her father, let her be burned with fire.
Numbers 11:15 If this is to be my fate, put me to death now in answer to my prayer, if I have grace in your eyes; and let me not see my shame.
Numbers 12:14 Yahweh said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, shouldn't she be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut up outside of the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again."
Deuteronomy 22:29 Then the man will have to give the virgin's father fifty shekels of silver and make her his wife, because he has put shame on her; he may never put her away all his life.
Deuteronomy 25:9 Then his brother's wife is to come to him, before the responsible men of the town, and take his shoe off his foot, and put shame on him, and say, So let it be done to the man who will not take care of his brother's name.
Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed is he who has sex relations with his father's wife, for he has put shame on his father. And let all the people say, So be it.
Deuteronomy 28:37 And you will become a wonder and a name of shame among all the nations where the Lord will take you.
Deuteronomy 32:5 They have dealt corruptly with him, they are not his children, it is their blemish. They are
Joshua 5:9 And the Lord said to Joshua, Today the shame of Egypt has been rolled away from you. So that place was named Gilgal, to this day.
Joshua 7:15 Then the man who is taken with the cursed thing is to be burned, with everything which is his; because he has gone against the agreement of the Lord and has done an act of shame in Israel.
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