Knowing Biblical references about “beauty” can help us better understand God’s definition of the term and help us keep perspective. Worshiping God, gaining eternal wisdom, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, being meek and doing God’s work are acts that make us beautiful. In 1 Samuel 16 we read “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” (Verse 7).
1. “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)
2. “The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.” (Proverbs 20:29)
3. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7)
4. “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
5. “For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.” (Psalms 149:4)
6. “Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.” (Psalms 96:6)
7. “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” (Psalms 90:17)
8. “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” (Matthew 23:27)
9. “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)
Source: “The Scriptures.” LDS.org.