Colors in the Bible - Red

Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Exodus 10:19 And the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

Joshua 4:23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.

Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Song of Solomon 4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Well we are at the last color in this Colors in the Bible series.  I apologize for not posting this on Friday.  

My thoughts: I learned that red represents sin and blood.  As in Isaish 1:18, it represents sin and could it be that the scarlet cord that Rahab put in her window was symbolic of the children of Israel putting the blood on their doorpost during the plagues of Egypt.

I also noted that the Proverbs 31 woman is not afraid of the snow because all her household is clothed in scarlet.  Hmmmmm.....

As I said before I am no Bible scholar or anything, but I can and do read the Word.  I enjoyed my little series.

I hope you as a reader enjoyed this series as well.

If you did, I have another one that I am doing and that will be the Imagery in the Bible.  I am going to draw the imagery that I find in the Bible.  Stay tuned for the date!


Thanks for following along with this Colors of the Bible series.  I hope that it will create a desire to "search the scriptures" for yourselves.

Do you have any thoughts to share about the color blue in the Bible?  Let me know in the comment section.

Here are links to the Colors in the Bible series:

Become a subscriber to the Good Artbox!
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Here is the original post that I started.  I decided to add it because I mean you can never really get enough of the Bible! Right?!

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. -Isaiah 1:18  
From this verse, I see that red is associated with sin.

This verse likens sin to being "red like crimson".

When I think of red in the Bible, I think of Rahab letting down the red cord from her window so that the spies will know where to find her when they return to take the city she is living in.

I also think of the blood on the doorpost (that I am sure was red) during the plagues of Egypt.
During my research on the Internet, I discovered that red also means "Adam".  It means ruddy also.

My thoughts: Red has always been associated with blood and sin in my understanding.

This study has taught me that Adam also means ruddy.

I have learned quite a bit from this study. I hope that you have been encouraged to seek the Lord and His Word.

Blogger Template By Designer Blogs