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Countenance (67 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: (KJV WBS YLT)

Mark 10:22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions. (ASV RSV)

Luke 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. (KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Acts 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we do not again commend ourselves to you, but we are giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have such with those boasting in countenance, and not in heart. (DBY)

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another strong angel coming down out of the heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow upon his head, and his countenance as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire, (DBY)

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, will not thy countenance look up with confidence? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. (DBY NAS)

Genesis 24:16 And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. (DBY)

Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, my wife, saying to himself, Lest the men of the place slay me on account of Rebecca because she was fair in countenance. (DBY)

Genesis 29:17 And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance. (DBY)

Genesis 31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Genesis 31:5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Genesis 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance. (DBY)

Exodus 23:3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. (KJV WBS)

Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, he brought thee out with his countenance, with his great power, out of Egypt, (DBY)

Deuteronomy 28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Judges 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

1 Samuel 1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)

1 Samuel 17:42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

1 Samuel 25:3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)

2 Samuel 14:27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

2 Kings 8:11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Nehemiah 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, (KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Nehemiah 2:3 And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Esther 1:11 to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown to shew the peoples and the princes her beauty; for she was of beautiful countenance. (DBY)

Esther 2:2 Then said the king's servants that attended upon him, Let there be maidens, virgins of beautiful countenance, sought for the king; (DBY)

Esther 2:3 and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the young virgins of beautiful countenance to Shushan the fortress, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hegai the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given. (DBY)

Job 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my'sad countenance, and be of good cheer; (ASV DBY JPS NAS RSV)

Job 14:20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Psalms 4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. (DBY)

Psalms 21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 42:11 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Psalms 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Psalms 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Psalms 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who is like the wise man? and to whom is the sense of anything clear? A man's wisdom makes his face shining, and his hard face will be changed. (See RSV)

Song of Songs 2:14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Song of Songs 5:15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. (KJV WBS)

Song of Songs 7:8 I said, I will climb up into the palm-tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof: Let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, And the smell of thy breath like apples, (See JPS)

Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Ezekiel 27:35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 1:4 youths in whom was no blemish, and of goodly countenance, and skilful in all wisdom, and acquainted with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the language of the Chaldeans. (DBY)

Daniel 1:13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Daniel 5:9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Daniel 7:28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Countenance (67 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COUNTENANCE. ... To the Oriental the countenance mirrors,
even more than to us, the character and feelings of the heart. ...
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Favor (184 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness;
good will. ... 7. (n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face. ...
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Face (780 Occurrences)
... The "light of God's countenance" is his favour (Psalm 44:3; Dan. 9:17). ... of man, in
which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance. ...
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Disquieted (13 Occurrences)
... and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise
him for the help of his countenance. (KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV). ...
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Moanest (3 Occurrences)
... soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall
yet praise him For the help of his countenance. (See JPS). ...
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Change (109 Occurrences)
... alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change
the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance...
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Smile (4 Occurrences)
... smiling plenty. 4. (vi) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; --
often with on; as, to smile on one's labors. 5. (vt ...
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Wroth (65 Occurrences)
... Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very
wroth, and his countenance fell. ... and why is thy countenance fallen? ...
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Friend (139 Occurrences)
... They are popularly called Quakers. 5. (n.) A paramour of either sex. 6. (vt) To
act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend. Int. ...
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Raiment (75 Occurrences)
... crucify him. (KJV WBS). Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow: (KJV WEY ASV WBS RSV). Mark 9 ...
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2397. idea -- countenance, appearance
... countenance, appearance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: idea Phonetic
Spelling: (id-eh'-ah) Short Definition: form, outward appearance ...
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2146. euprosopeo -- to be of good countenance, ie to look well
... to be of good countenance, ie to look well. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
euprosopeo Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-pros-o-peh'-o) Short Definition: I make a ...
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2146a. euprosopeo -- to be of good countenance, ie to look well
... << 2146, 2146a. euprosopeo. 2146b >>. to be of good countenance, ie to look well.
Transliteration: euprosopeo Short Definition: showing. Word Origin from a comp ...
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4383. prosopon -- the face
... the face. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: prosopon Phonetic Spelling:
(pros'-o-pon) Short Definition: the face, countenance, surface Definition ...
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3799. opsis -- the act of seeing, the sense of sight
... Feminine Transliteration: opsis Phonetic Spelling: (op'-sis) Short Definition: the
features, outward appearance Definition: (a) the face, countenance, (b) the ...
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2726. katepheia -- dejection
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: katepheia Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ay'-fi-ah) Short Definition: a downcast countenance, gloom, dejection ...
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4659. skuthropos -- with a gloomy look
... 4659 (from , "gloomy" and , "countenance") -- properly, grim-faced, looking sad,
dejected (downcast, ); (figuratively) the that goes with doing God's will in ...
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3359. metopon -- the forehead
... forehead. From meta and ops (the face); the forehead (as opposite the countenance) --
forehead. see GREEK meta. (metopon) -- 3 Occurrences. ...
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444. anthropos -- a man, human, mankind
... certain, man. From aner and ops (the countenance; from optanomai); man-faced, ie
A human being -- certain, man. see GREEK aner. see GREEK optanomai. ...
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4768. stugnazo -- to have a gloomy appearance
... Verb Transliteration: stugnazo Phonetic Spelling: (stoog-nad'-zo) Short Definition:
I am gloomy Definition: I am gloomy, have a somber countenance, am shocked. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) The noun (see also under the word FACE) is the translation of a variety of Hebrew and Greek expressions, panim; prosopon, being the most frequent. Besides these there are found mar'eh, "appearance," "shape," "comeliness," "visage," `ayin, "the eye," to'ar, "appearance," "figure," etc., and Aramaic ziw. To the Oriental the countenance mirrors, even more than to us, the character and feelings of the heart. The countenance (mar'eh) is"fair" (1 Samuel 17:42 2 Samuel 14:27 Daniel 1:15); in 1 Samuel 16:12, literally, "fair of eyes"; "comely" (Songs 2:14); "beautiful" (to'ar, 1 Samuel 25:3); "cheerful" (panim, Proverbs 15:13); "angry" (Proverbs 15:23); "fierce" (Daniel 8:23); "troubled" (Ezekiel 27:35); "sad" (1 Samuel 1:18 Nehemiah 2:2, 3 Ecclesiastes 7:3). The countenance is "sharpened" i.e. made keen (Proverbs 27:17); it "falls," i.e. looks despondent, disappointed (Genesis 4:5, 6); is "cast down" (Job 29:24); "changed" (Job 14:20; compare "altered" into glory, Luke 9:29 Daniel 5:6, 9, 10; Daniel 7:28, Aramaic ziw). To settle one's countenance stedfastly upon a person (2 Kings 8:11) is synonymous with staring or gazing at a person. Not infrequently we find compound expressions such as "light of countenance," i.e. favor (Job 29:24 Psalm 4:6; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 89:15; Psalm 90:8); "health of countenance" (Psalm 41:11; Psalm 43:5); "help of countenance" (Psalm 42:5); "rebuke of countenance" (Psalm 80:16); "pride of countenance" (Hebrew 'aph, literally, "haughty," "lofty nose," Psalm 10:4).

(2) As verb (Hebrew hadhar, "to countenance") we find the word in the King James Version of Exodus 23:3, where the Revisers translate "Neither shalt thou favor (the King James Version "countenance") a poor man in his cause." Here the meaning seems to be that no distinction of persons shall be made by the judge. See Leviticus 19:15, where, however, a different word is used. There is therefore no need of the emendation proposed by Knobel and accepted by Kautzsch, who would read gadhol, "great," for wedhal, "and the poor" of the text. The Septuagint has penes, "poor."

H. L. E. Luering

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.

2. (v. t.) To make a show of; to pretend.

Strong's Hebrew
639. aph -- a nostril, nose, face, anger
... Origin from anaph Definition a nostril, nose, face, anger NASB Word Usage anger
(205), angry (2), angry* (5), before (2), breath (1), countenance (1), double (1 ...
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6440. panim -- face, faces
... battle* (1), because* (80), before (868), before the in front (1), before* (137),
condition (1), confront* (1), corresponding* (2), countenance (12), covering ...
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2122. ziv -- brightness, splendor
... brightness, countenance. (Aramaic) corresponding to Ziv; (figuratively) cheerfulness --
brightness, countenance. see HEBREW Ziv. << 2121, 2122. ziv. 2123 >>. ...
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1921. hadar -- to honor, adorn, perhaps to swell
... countenance, crooked place, glorious, honor, put forth. A primitive root;
to swell up (literally or figuratively, active or passive ...
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4758. mareh -- sight, appearance, vision
... who looked (1). apparently, appearance, beautifully, countenance, fair, favored,
form, goodly,. From ra'ah; a view (the act of seeing ...
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5869. ayin -- an eye
... a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) -- affliction, outward appearance, + before, +
think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye ...
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8389. toar -- outline, form
... be drawn, mark out. From ta'ar; outline, ie Figure or appearance -- + beautiful,
X comely, countenance, + fair, X favoured, form, X goodly, X resemble, visage. ...
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8390. Taarea -- a descendant of Saul
... of Saul, the same as NH8475 NASB Word Usage Tarea (1). beautiful, comely, countenance,
fair, favored, goodly. Perhaps from ara'; Taarea, an Israelite -- Tarea. ...
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Countenance: Angry

Countenance: Cheerful

Countenance: Fierce

Countenance: Guilty

Countenance: Health Indicated In

Countenance: Pride In

Countenance: Reading of

Countenance: Sad

Countenance: Transfigured

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