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Mark 6:9. The ordinary oriental sandal is a mere sole, of leather or wood, fastened to the bottom of the foot by thongs, one passing around the great toe and over the fore part of the foot, and the other around the ankle. The sole was sometimes plaited of some vegetable fibre, or cut from a fresh undressed skin; and the "shoelatchet" or thong, and indeed the whole sandal, was often of very little value, Genesis 14:23 Am 2:6 8:6. Sandals are usually intended where "shoes" are spoken of in resembling our slipper, and sometimes a wooden shoe with a high heel. The Bedaween wears only a sandal.

The sandals of females were frequently much ornamented, So 7:1, and probably resembled the slippers or light shoes of modern orientals, which cover the upper part of the foot, and are often made of morocco, or of embroidered work wrought with silk, silver, and gold, Ezekiel 16:10. See BADGER's SKINS.

It is not customary in the East to wear shoes or sandals in the houses; they are always taken off on entering a house, and especially temples and all consecrated places. Hence the phrase, "to loose one's shoes from off one's feet," Exodus 3:5 De 25:9 Joshua 5:15. Visitors of the highest rank leave their slippers at the door; and on entering a Mohammedan mosque each worshipper adds his slippers to the pile in charge of the doorkeeper, unless attended by a servant. On the summit of Mount Gerizim, the Samaritans who accompanied Dr. Robinson took off their shoes as they approached the site of their ruined temple. To bind on the sandals denoted preparation for a journey, Exodus 12:11 Acts 12:8. To bind on the sandals, to stoop down and unloose them, or to carry them until again needed, was the business of the lowest servants; a slave, newly bought, commenced his service by loosing the sandals of his new master, and carrying them a certain distance. Disciples sometimes performed this office for their master, and accounted it an honor; hence the expression of John the Baptist, that he was not worthy to loose or to carry the sandals of Jesus, Matthew 3:11 Mark 1:7. See also FOOT, with reference to washing the feet. The poor of course often went barefoot but this was not customary among the rich, except as a sign of mourning,

2 Samuel 15:30 Isaiah 20:2-4 Ezekiel 24:17,23. In the primitive days of the Israelitish commonwealth the custom, in transferring real estate, was, that the seller drew off his shoes and gave it to the buyer before witnesses, in confirmation of the bargain, Ruth 4:7-11. The loosing of a shoe of one who refused to marry the widow of his deceased brother, and spitting upon the owner's face, was a ceremony prescribed in the Jewish law, De 25:7-10.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8. The sandal was simply a sole, made of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10; lit. tahash, "leather;" A.V., "badger's skin;" R.V., "sealskin, " or marg., "porpoise-skin"). (see SHOE.)
4547. sandalion -- a sandal
... a sandal. Word Origin dim. of sandalon (a wooden sole, sandal) Definition
a sandal NASB Word Usage sandals (2). sandal. Neuter of ...
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5266. hupodema -- a sole bound under (the foot), a sandal
... Word Origin from hupodeo Definition a sole bound under (the foot), a sandal
NASB Word Usage sandal (1), sandals (8), shoes (1). shoe. ...
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5265. hupodeo -- to bind under
... put on, put on shoes. From hupo and deo; to bind under one's feet, ie Put on shoes
or sandals -- bind on, (be) shod. see GREEK hupo. see GREEK deo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5274b. naal -- to furnish with sandals, shoe
... 5274a, 5274b. naal. 5275 . to furnish with sandals, shoe. Transliteration:
naal Short Definition: sandals. Word Origin denominative ...
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5275. naal -- a sandal, shoe
naal or naalah. 5274b, 5275. naal or naalah. 5276 . a sandal, shoe.
Transliteration: naal or naalah Phonetic Spelling: (nah'-al) Short Definition: sandals. ...
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On Sandals and Simplicity
... X. On Sandals and Simplicity. The great misfortune of the modern English
is not at all that they are more boastful than other people ...
// on sandals and simplicity.htm

Whether the Vestments of the Ministers are Fittingly Instituted in ...
... Bishops have nine ornaments besides those which the priest has; these are the
"stockings, sandals, succinctory, tunic, dalmatic, mitre, gloves, ring, and ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the vestments of the.htm

On Shoes.
... Base, in truth, are those sandals on which golden ornaments are fastened; but they
are thought worth having nails driven into the soles in winding rows. ...
/...// instructor paedagogus/chap xii on shoes.htm

Of their Shoes.
... if bodily weakness or the morning cold in winter or the scorching heat of midday
compels them, they merely protect their feet with sandals, explaining that by ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter ix of their shoes.htm

The Mission of the Twelve
... them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread,
no wallet, no money in their purse; but to go shod with sandals: and, said He ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 6 7-13 the mission of.htm

Letter xiv. --(For 342. ) Coss. Augustus Constantius iii, Constans ...
... a wonderful account, for a man might have seen them at that time girded as for a
procession or a dance, and going out with staves, and sandals, and unleavened ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/letter xiv for 342 coss augustus.htm

... The sorcerer brought forth a falchion of that wondrous metal that could carve syenite
granite and bite into porphyry; also, a pair of horse-hide sandals and a ...
// yoke/chapter xlii expatriation.htm

On the Sinful Woman.
... She drew off and cast from her feet the adorned sandals of lewdness; and directed
the steps of her going in the path of the heavenly Eagle. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/on the sinful woman.htm

Delivered from Prison
... Again the voice of the heavenly messenger bids him, "Gird thyself, and bind on thy
sandals," and again Peter mechanically obeys, keeping his wondering gaze ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 15 delivered from prison.htm

The Master Rejected: the Servants Sent Forth
... them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip,
no bread, no money in their purse: 9. But be shod with sandals; and not put ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the master rejected the servants.htm

Sandals (30 Occurrences)
... straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10; lit. ... (see SHOE.).
Multi-Version Concordance Sandals (30 Occurrences). Matthew ...
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Shoe-latchet (1 Occurrence)
... Genesis 14:23), and to be without it was a sign of extreme poverty (2 Chronicles
28:15 Isaiah 20:2). Women, however, might have ornamental sandals (Songs 7:1 ...
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Shoelatchet (1 Occurrence)
... Genesis 14:23), and to be without it was a sign of extreme poverty (2 Chronicles
28:15 Isaiah 20:2). Women, however, might have ornamental sandals (Songs 7:1 ...
/s/shoelatchet.htm - 12k

Shoe (13 Occurrences)
... Genesis 14:23), and to be without it was a sign of extreme poverty (2 Chronicles
28:15 Isaiah 20:2). Women, however, might have ornamental sandals (Songs 7:1 ...
/s/shoe.htm - 18k

Foot (193 Occurrences)
... The absence of socks or stockings, the use of sandals and low shoes rather than
boots and, to an even greater degree, the frequent habit of walking barefoot ...
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Untie (10 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. (See NAS RSV NIV). ...
/u/untie.htm - 9k

Thong (5 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. ...
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Barefoot (7 Occurrences)
... these passages seem to imply the discomfort or going barefoot on long journeys,
over stony roads or hot sands; but then, as now, in the Orient sandals seem to ...
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Badger (9 Occurrences)
... peninsula apply the name tucash to the seals and dugongs which are common in the
Red Sea, and the skins of which are largely used as leather and for sandals. ...
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Sandaled (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Wearing sandals. ... Sandaled (1 Occurrence). Song
of Songs 7:1 How beautiful are thy steps in sandals, O prince's daughter! ...
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Sandals (30 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:11
I indeed am baptizing you in water on a profession of repentance; but He who is coming after me is mightier than I: His sandals I am not worthy to carry for a moment; He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

Matthew 10:10
nor scrip for the way, nor two body coats, nor sandals, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.

Mark 1:7
He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen.

Mark 6:9
but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.

Luke 3:16
John answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,

Luke 10:4
Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.

Luke 15:22
But the father said to his bondmen, Bring out the best robe and clothe him in it, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;

Luke 22:35
And he said to them, When I sent you without purse and scrip and sandals, did ye lack anything? And they said, Nothing.

John 1:27
of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.'
(See NIV)

Acts 7:33
The Lord said to him,'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Acts 12:8
The angel said to him, "Get dressed and put on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me."

Acts 13:25
As John was fulfilling his course, he said,'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Exodus 3:5
He said, "Don't come close. Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place you are standing on is holy ground."

Exodus 12:11
And thus shall ye eat it: your loins shall be girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste; it is Jehovah's passover.

Deuteronomy 25:9
then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 29:5
I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes have not grown old on you, and your shoes have not grown old on your feet.

Joshua 5:15
The prince of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take your shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so.

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

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

1 Kings 2:5
And thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to 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 upon his sandals that were on his feet.

2 Chronicles 28:15
The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers: then they returned to Samaria.

Song of Songs 7:1
How beautiful are your feet in sandals, prince's daughter! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman.

Isaiah 5:27
None among them is weary, none stumbleth; they slumber not, nor sleep; none hath the girdle of his loins loosed, nor the thong of his sandals broken;

Isaiah 11:15
Yahweh will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind he will wave his hand over the River, and will split it into seven streams, and cause men to march over in sandals.

Isaiah 20:2
at that time spake Jehovah by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, 'Go, and thou hast loosed the sackcloth from off thy loins, and thy sandal thou dost draw from off thy foot,' and he doth so, going naked and barefoot.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 16:10
I clothed you also with embroidered work, and shod you with sealskin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and covered you with silk.

Ezekiel 24:17
Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead; bind thy turban upon thee, and put thy sandals upon thy feet, and cover not the beard, and eat not the bread of men.

Ezekiel 24:23
and your turbans shall be upon your heads, and your sandals upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall waste away in your iniquities and moan one toward another.

Amos 2:6
Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their selling for silver the righteous, And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Amos 8:6
To purchase with money the poor, And the needy for a pair of sandals, Yea, the refuse of the pure corn we sell.



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Shoelatchet (1 Occurrence)

Shoe (13 Occurrences)

Foot (193 Occurrences)

Untie (10 Occurrences)

Thong (5 Occurrences)

Barefoot (7 Occurrences)

Badger (9 Occurrences)

Sandaled (1 Occurrence)

Sandal (14 Occurrences)

Fit (47 Occurrences)

Worthy (92 Occurrences)

Latchet (4 Occurrences)

Loosen (8 Occurrences)

Thongs (7 Occurrences)

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Baptise (7 Occurrences)

Selling (23 Occurrences)

Loose (219 Occurrences)

Feet (2931 Occurrences)

Garment (143 Occurrences)

Papyrus (4 Occurrences)

Washing (56 Occurrences)

Dress (38 Occurrences)

Nourishment (14 Occurrences)

Nadib (2 Occurrences)

Upper (99 Occurrences)

Links (1 Occurrence)

Greet (46 Occurrences)

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Gird (44 Occurrences)

Wrap (9 Occurrences)

Wine-bottles (2 Occurrences)

Wearing (43 Occurrences)

Wear (56 Occurrences)

Worker (36 Occurrences)

Wallet (7 Occurrences)

Flasks (3 Occurrences)

Finishing (17 Occurrences)

Fasten (28 Occurrences)

Fulfilling (14 Occurrences)

Turban (13 Occurrences)

Tanner (3 Occurrences)

Turbans (6 Occurrences)

Thighs (11 Occurrences)

Tunic (24 Occurrences)

Turnings (2 Occurrences)

Tie (18 Occurrences)

Tunics (16 Occurrences)

Reformation (24 Occurrences)

Rounded (7 Occurrences)

Roundings (1 Occurrence)

Extra (4 Occurrences)

Dressed (77 Occurrences)

Moment (71 Occurrences)

Profession (9 Occurrences)

Preached (75 Occurrences)

Proclaimed (114 Occurrences)

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Belt (32 Occurrences)

Body-coats (4 Occurrences)

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Clothe (52 Occurrences)

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Chorus (4 Occurrences)

Artist (1 Occurrence)

Artificer (13 Occurrences)

Added (97 Occurrences)

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Stumbleth (11 Occurrences)

Slayeth (28 Occurrences)

Stoop (10 Occurrences)

Sandal-strap (3 Occurrences)

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