7 Wonderful Bible Verses That Describe Jesus

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Here are seven Bible verses that describe the wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ.

John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

If there is one book in the Bible that gives us a lot of descriptions about Jesus it would be the Gospel of John.  This Gospel is special; it indicates Jesus’ divinity and His love. Today, many have the truth but no grace (that’s legalism) and some have grace but no truth (that’s lawlessness) so it takes both grace and truth and Jesus Christ was the consummate perfection of both of these.  We can’t have truth without grace (that’s brutality) and we can’t have grace without truth (that’s pragmatism) so we must look at Christ and strive to have both grace for others and the truth in telling others.

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah wrote much about Jesus Christ in his prophecies but perhaps none more powerful or specific than this verse, which shows that a child is born to us, as Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This shows Jesus’ humanity. Then Isaiah writes that “a son is given,” indicating that this God-Man came into the world to give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45) and the kingdom of God will be square upon His shoulders, indicating He will bear this load and carry this responsibility into eternity.  Jesus is all of these things; Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.

7 Wonderful Bible Verses That Describe Jesus

Revelation 1:14-15 “The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.”

No wonder that the Apostle John fell on his face and wrote, “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades’” (Rev 1:17-18).  Can you imagine seeing Jesus Christ whose face shone “like the sun at full strength” or at high noon (Rev 1:16).  This is Jesus in all His glory that was briefly revealed during the transfiguration where Jesus’ Shekinah glory was revealed to Peter, James, and John when “he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light” (Matt 17:2).

Isaiah 53:2- “For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.”

This speaks of Jesus as being a young child growing up in a spiritual wilderness where the Living Water would soon bring life “out of dry ground.”  This period in Jewish history was a famine of the Word of God as rightly understood.  They had the form or appearance of religion but they didn’t have the relationship that God desired.  It was for this reason that Jesus came and was said to have “no form or majesty,” as was ascribed to King David or there was “beauty that we should desire him” as there was in King Solomon’s glory days.  This shows the humility in which He came to dwell in the flesh (John 1:14) but the difference was that He was without sin and this Sinless Lamb of God became sin for us so that we’d become the very righteousness of Christ (2 Cor 5:21).  Incredible!

Philippians 2:5-7 “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”

Jesus taught that the servant would be the greatest among them (Matt 23:11) which is just the opposite of the way the world operates.   Jesus came humbly, being born in a stable, having a family that had little, and took upon Himself the shame and sins of humanity.  He could have called down a legion of angels but “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped” for.  He emptied Himself and took on the form of a servant and was born into the exact likeness of men, except that He never sinned.  How any of us can ever be proud and demand to be served?  He Who is God humbled Himself, even to the point of death on a cross (Phil 2:8), so how can we not humble ourselves who have nothing at all that we didn’t receive (1 Cor 4:7)?

Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

Who better to console someone with cancer, who has lost a loved one, or who is facing financial catastrophe than someone who’s already gone through it.  Someone who has experienced what you or someone else has gone through can better sympathize with those who have gone through the same things.  Jesus knew what it felt like to be like to be homeless, hungry, tired, thirsty, weak, and in pain.  He knew what abandonment felt like, how betrayal hurts, and that He was going to die a horrendous death (John 3:16), so Jesus fully understands how we feel.  The difference of course is that He was sinless, so whatever you are going through, nothing can compare to the suffering He endured for your sake (Isaiah 53). We know He can certainly sympathize with us.

Matthew 17:2-3 “And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.  And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.”

When Jesus returns, it will be the most joyful experience of our lives, but for those who are not saved; this will be the end of the party.  The laughter will turn to mourning; the fun will become fear; and the Righteous Judge will judge the world.  John wrote “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen” (Rev 1:7).   Some will rejoice but others will weep and mourn for they knew all along that God existed (Rom 1:18-19).  They will finally acknowledge with their mouth that Jesus is truly Lord and God, but it will be too late for them (Rev 20:12-15).


I pray that everyone who reads this and who have not yet been saved, repents of their sins and puts their trust in Christ today and make today the day of their salvation (2 Cor 6:2).  Whatever anyone decides, there is no doubt that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord (Phil 2:11), but there is a vast difference between those who have humbled themselves and voluntarily submitted to God and bowed the knee and publicly confess faith in Jesus Christ already and those who do not believe.  All unbelievers will bow the knee and confess Him as Lord, but will be too late for them to be saved.  Today is the best day to be saved; tomorrow may not come (Prov 27:1; James 4:13-14), and if so, at Jesus appearance or after death, the final, once-and-for-all judgment comes (Heb 9:27).

Read more about Jesus here: Who is Jesus?

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Jojo August 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

I find the link below as an apt description of Jesus Christ.
His white wooly hair, His eyes like fire and his face, arms and legs like burnished bronze.
Would you care to respond or send me a comment? Much Appreciated.


Jack Wellman August 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

Hello Jojo. The image was removed because it is not of a Jewish man, as we know Jesus was of the Tribe of Judah and was not black, white or yellow, but as all Jews are….olive skin, dark (short) hair and so on.


Elizabeth June 26, 2020 at 11:21 am

Jojo, The description of his hair was white like wool, white like snow. The white like wool did NOT MAKE IT wooly in texture, but color, white like snow did NOT make it COLD or FLAKY right Jojo. Stop saying Wooly, as Black people think that makes Jesus Black – no he was not!! His eyes were the COLOR of fire flames, to me that means AMBER – like my eyes Jojo, not dark at all.


Jack Wellman June 26, 2020 at 12:14 pm

It is not JoJo that is saying His hair was wooly in texture, but the Bible actually says in “Revelation 1:14-15 that Jesus’s skin was a darker hue and that his hair was woolly in texture. The hairs of his head, it says, “were white as white wool, white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace.” Your critical spirit in your comment, made earlier, and to JoJoh (who said nothing wrong) shows you are criticizing others, and unfairly at that.


Prince of Power October 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Jesus is Black just like all The Hebrews are. Job ch. 30 v.30 Song of Solomon ch.1 v5. Jeremiah ch. 14 v. 2. You are a Liar and the truth is not in you Esau.


Jack Wellman October 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Hello friend, but you are badly mistaken. I am sorry you are using such hateful langauge, so I would check your heart and repent to see if indeed you are a believer (as it doesn’t sound like it (l read 1 John 3). Repent of this. Anyway, it’s not about race…its all about grace. Jesus was not white or black or yellow, but history proves He was olive-skin colored as all Jews were of the Tribe of Judah from which He came. Know your history better and you will see the error of your way. Your Bible verses were way, way out of context sir or ma’am.


Princess of Zion June 8, 2019 at 2:14 am

What color are olives?


Jack Wellman June 8, 2019 at 9:35 am

Some olives are black…some are green… but olive skin is understood to be one of the human skin color spectrums. It is often associated with pigmentation in the Type III to Type IV and Type V ranges of the Fitzpatrick scale. It generally refers to light or moderate brown, brownish, or tannish skin, and it is often described as having yellowish, greenish, or golden undertones. Do you Jesus is Jewish and looks like Jews today?


Linda November 19, 2020 at 9:50 am

I am writing to remind all, that there is no description in the Bible that even remotely tells us what Jesus looks like; and that is because he did not want us fighting about that. The Bible says that we are all made in God’s image. In the scripture that is being used, notice that The writer says his eyes were LIKE … and his arms and legs were like…. it does not say his eyes were or his arms and legs were. These descriptions are symbolic. Jesus the man was conceived of the Holy Spirit. His father was God and Mary was only a vessel for baby Jesus. He did not have one drop of man’s sinful blood in him as Adam did not. God created us in his image.


Jack Wellman November 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

No one here, including the author, has stated that Jesus’ eyes are literal flames of fire (that speaks of His judgment) and there is no fighting here, only an attempt to say we don’t know what Jesus looks like but Bible verses do describe Him in character. Not sure why you are so offended by this. None here said these descriptions are literal, so before you criticize (and many are quick to do just that!), make sure you read the entire article to be fair to the author, which right now, you are not!


Miss L Watts February 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Such hate that comes when the name of Jesus is spoken about. Seriously do people really worry that much about how much melanin is in one’s skin..no word of praise to you Jack for your efforts on this page..dear, dear, dear.
It’s so damaging and disappointing to see such hatred for unanswered statements.
I’m sure the father is really worried about what people think his ONLY begotten beautiful Son looks like (sarcasm noted) Than actually demonstrating the only act pure unconditional love..obedient sacrifice to save our souls to be with our Heavenly father for ETERNITY. I believe you might want to get out more prince. With respect to your page, Jack l thoroughly enjoyed this thanks..
Blessing to you both..
Lee xx


Jack Wellman February 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

THank you my friend.


Hez August 23, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Where in the Bible does it say Jesus was olive colored?


Jack Wellman August 24, 2019 at 10:18 am

Hello Hez. Jesus was not white or black but Jewish…of the Tribe of Judah, and their skin color is like that, so what color do you think Jesus was, and should it even matter, which is my question to you: Why does skin color matter at all!?


Elizabeth June 26, 2020 at 11:30 am

I am curious about your description saying Jesus was not white or black, but Jewish – aren’t Jews considered White/caucasian? Some Jews are white complected and some are more olive tones. I am white in Winter and Olive in Summer – so I call myself White at times and Caucasian on other occasions. BTW I am not Jewish unless you consider my 2% Ashkenazi Jew from Ancestry.Com – haha

Teresa montgomery August 14, 2019 at 11:46 am

The Lord just told me that Jesus was neither black or white, but brown. He was Jewish.


Jack Wellman August 14, 2019 at 12:18 pm

It is true. The Lord has told us, but we are told in Scripture, and since He was of the Tribe of Judah, in the lineage of King David, he had olive colored or brown skin, as you say. we don’t need to have “The Lord just told me” when we have Scripture already telling us that, but I do appreciate your comment. You are right. He was not black or white. There is zero evidence for that. Thank you Teresa.


Andrew November 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Jesus never existed and if he did he would be black according to the bible. stop talking about the jews was olive you are trying to say he look like everything else except what the bible said he look like jesus had to hide among the Egyptians. What color is the Egyptians that jesus could hide among them and that would tell u what jesus color is but like I said he does not exist


Jack Wellman November 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm

You are so wrong Andrew. Are you black so this is why you think Jesus was black? He was a Jew and from the tribe of Judah and like all Jews, had olive colored or brown skin, so you need to go back and study this to see your great error Just bcause He hid in Egypt for a very, very short time, doesn’t mean he will take on the came color as those in Africa. Please repent of your racism sir and humble yourself and stop draging color into the argument. God looks at the heart and not at the skin color like you do. Repent of this. Your Jesus does not exist. He is a figment of your immagination.


Alifuru June 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Jesus can be any color he chooses to be. He is the word and the word of god made everything, therefore Jesus could appear to anybody in any form of skin color.

To be exact Jesus is the word that came from the father and the father is spirit. If you know the real Yeshua, then you know that he does not see color and he is not of flesh but of the holy spirit that can take any form. Hence he is the light of the world.

Have a blessed day all.


Jack Wellman June 19, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Thank you ALifuru. Jesus can be any color, but as a Man and God, He was born of Jewish stock and the Son of David, so He looked like modern day Israelites. That much we know. He was not black, red, white, or yellow, but looked like a Jew because He was one. Amen that Jesus does not see skin color or race. There is only one race…the human race. All of us were descendant from one man, Adam (Acts 17).


John the Baptist October 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Hello Jack, Jesus probably looked to be a palestine jew. When you say Jesus looked to be Jewish, you should add the palestine part. This better describes his physical features.


Jack Wellman October 24, 2020 at 3:41 pm

I see your point John, but His features more strongly resembled those of the 1st century Jews, especially since He was fully 100% Jewish…of the Tribe of Judah.


Margaret Cavaness January 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm

I cant remember where I read it in the Bible but I thought it said the Jesus was a head taller than man. Yes I know he was a Jew and I do know what the Jewish people look like. I was trying to find out where in the Bible does it say He was a head taller than man. Thank you for your info on this if you can help me.


Jack Wellman January 23, 2021 at 5:49 pm

Hello Margaret. It was said of King Saul, Israel’s first king that he was a foot or head taller than any man in Israel, but this was never said of Jesus, however, with Jesus’ upbringing in a carpenter’s home, Jesus would have been a physically fit male for his age and day, more so than most since carpentry included working with large wooden beans, boulders, and such in building things, but we don’t know exactly what type of carpentry work He did. Most in that day was a very physically demanding work. Thank you for your question.


Jack Wellman June 26, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Jesus is Jewish. This we know from Scripture and from history, but just because a caucasian has a darker colored skin, due to tanning or environment,does not make him a Jew. I do not like referring to skin color to identify a person, but only in comparison or contrast to other skin colors, but we do He was a Jewish man living in Galilee in the first century, says Robert Cargill, assistant professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. “So he would have looked like a Palestinian Jewish man of the first century. He would have looked like a Jewish Galilean.” And He did not look like what you see as Americans or white/caucasian’s. Don’t you except the bibical fact that Jesus was a Jew?

PS, the website you used to check your heritage is flaught with errors. You might want to see their margin of error. It is high to say the least.


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