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Theasaurus: Clothing

Attire (25 instances)
Beauty (125 instances)
Cloak (78 instances)
Closet (6 instances)
Clothe (78 instances)
Collar (10 instances)
Diadem (16 instances)
Dressing (12 instances)
Finery (2 instances)
Fringe (7 instances)
Garland (9 instances)
Garment (169 instances)
Mantle (34 instances)
Raiment (80 instances)
Ribbon (6 instances)
Sackcloth (47 instances)
Sandal (21 instances)
Scepter (30 instances)
Shawl (4 instances)
Swaddling (3 instances)
Tapestry (3 instances)
Tassel (6 instances)
Tiara (2 instances)
Train (18 instances)
Trousers (7 instances)
Tunic (25 instances)
Undressing (1 instance)
Vestry (1 instance)
Vesture (11 instances)
Waistband (16 instances)

54 Bible Verses about Clothing

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Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment, for all that do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Exodus 28:1-5

From among the Israelites take your brother Aaron and his sons with him, that he may minister to Me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. And you shall make for Aaron your brother sacred garments [appointed official dress set apart for special holy services] for honor and for beauty. Tell all who are expert, whom I have endowed with skill and good judgment, that they shall make Aaron's garments to sanctify him for My priesthood.read more.
They shall make these garments: a breastplate, an ephod [a distinctive vestment to which the breastplate was to be attached], a robe, long and sleeved tunic of checkerwork, a turban, and a sash or band. They shall make sacred garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to minister to Me in the priest's office. They shall receive [from the people] and use gold, and blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff], and fine linen.

Exodus 29:5-6

Then take the garments and put on Aaron the long and sleeved tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastplate, and gird him with the skillfully woven girding band of the ephod. And you shall put the turban or miter upon his head and put the holy crown upon the turban.

Exodus 39:1

And of the blue and purple and scarlet [stuff] they made finely wrought garments for serving in the Holy Place; they made the holy garments for Aaron, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:7-9

He put on Aaron the long undertunic, girded him with the long sash, clothed him with the robe, put the ephod (an upper vestment) upon him, and girded him with the skillfully woven cords attached to the ephod, binding it to him. And Moses put upon Aaron the breastplate; also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim [articles upon which the high priest put his hand when seeking the divine will concerning the nation]. And he put the turban or miter on his head; on it, in front, Moses put the shining gold plate, the holy diadem, as the Lord commanded him.

Ezekiel 44:17-19

When they enter the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed in linen garments; no wool shall be on them while they minister at the gates of the inner court and within the temple. They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causes [them to] sweat. And when they go out into the outer court to the people, they shall put off the garments in which they ministered and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments, lest by contact of their garments with the people they should consecrate (separate and set apart for holy use) such persons [unintentionally and unfittingly].

Genesis 41:42

And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;

2 Samuel 13:18

Now [Tamar] was wearing a long robe with sleeves and of various colors, for in such robes were the king's virgin daughters clad of old. Then Amnon's servant brought her out and bolted the door after her.

Psalm 45:13-14

The King's daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold. She shall be brought to the King in raiment of needlework; with the virgins, her companions that follow her, she shall be brought to You.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Luke 16:19

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

Acts 12:21

On an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in his royal robes, took his seat upon [his] throne, and addressed an oration to them.

Deuteronomy 8:4

Your clothing did not become old upon you nor did your feet swell these forty years.

Deuteronomy 29:5

I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out upon you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet.

Nehemiah 9:21

Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

Isaiah 51:8

For [in comparison with the Lord they are so weak that things as insignificant as] the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall be forever, and My salvation to all generations.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Behold, they all will wax old and be worn out as a garment; the moth will eat them up.

Ruth 3:9

And he said, Who are you? And she answered, I am Ruth your maidservant. Spread your wing [of protection] over your maidservant, for you are a next of kin.

Zechariah 8:23

Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men out of all languages of the nations shall take hold of the robe of him who is a Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Matthew 9:20

And behold, a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment;

Luke 8:44

Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased.

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, Do not cling to Me [do not hold Me], for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brethren and tell them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.

1 Samuel 15:27

And as Samuel turned to go away, Saul seized the skirt of Samuel's mantle, and it tore.

1 Samuel 24:4-5

David's men said to him, Behold the day of which the Lord said to you, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hands and you shall do to him as seems good to you. Then David arose [in the darkness] and stealthily cut off the skirt of Saul's robe. Afterward, David's heart smote him because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

Genesis 37:29

Then Reuben [who had not been there when the brothers plotted to sell the lad] returned to the pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the pit, and he rent his clothes.

Genesis 44:13

Then they rent their clothes; and after each man had loaded his donkey again, they returned to the city.

Leviticus 10:6

And Moses said to Aaron and Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons [the father and brothers of the two priests whom God had slain for offering false fire], Do not uncover your heads or let your hair go loose or tear your clothes, lest you die [also] and lest God's wrath should come upon all the congregation; but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the Lord has kindled.

2 Samuel 3:31

And David said to Joab and to all the people with him, Rend your clothes, gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And King David followed the bier.

Ezekiel 16:10-13

I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with [fine seal] leather; and I girded you about with fine linen and covered you with silk. I decked you also with ornaments and I put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. And I put a ring on your nostril and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown upon your head!read more.
Thus you were decked with gold and silver, and your raiment was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth; you ate fine flour and honey and oil. And you were exceedingly beautiful and you prospered into royal estate.

Luke 15:22

But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

2 Kings 1:8

They answered, He was a hairy man with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

Matthew 3:4

This same John's garments were made of camel's hair, and he wore a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John wore clothing woven of camel's hair and had a leather girdle around his loins and ate locusts and wild honey.

Isaiah 20:2-4

At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, Go, loose the sackcloth from off your loins and take your shoes off your feet. And he had done so, walking around stripped [to his loincloth] and barefoot. And the Lord said, As My servant Isaiah has walked [comparatively] naked and barefoot for three years, as a sign and forewarning concerning Egypt and concerning Cush (Ethiopia), So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Ethiopian exiles, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with buttocks uncovered -- "to the shame of Egypt.

Matthew 27:28

And they stripped off His clothes and put a scarlet robe ( garment of dignity and office worn by Roman officers of rank) upon Him,

Mark 15:17

And they dressed Him in purple [robe], and, weaving together a crown of thorns, they placed it on Him.

John 19:2

And the soldiers, having twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple cloak around Him.

Luke 23:11

And Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt and scoffed at and ridiculed Him; then, dressing Him up in bright and gorgeous apparel, he sent Him back to Pilate.

Matthew 27:35

And when they had crucified Him, they divided and distributed His garments [among them] by casting lots so that the prophet's saying was fulfilled, They parted My garments among them and over My apparel they cast lots.

Mark 15:24

And they crucified Him; and they divided His garments and distributed them among themselves, throwing lots for them to decide who should take what.

From Thematic Bible


Clothing » of priests » General references

Exodus 29:29

The holy garments of Aaron shall pass to his descendants who succeed him, to be anointed in them and to be consecrated and ordained in them.

Exodus 29:5

Then take the garments and put on Aaron the long and sleeved tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastplate, and gird him with the skillfully woven girding band of the ephod.

Exodus 28:2

And you shall make for Aaron your brother sacred garments [appointed official dress set apart for special holy services] for honor and for beauty.

Exodus 31:10

The finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the [high] priest and for his sons to minister as priests,

Exodus 39:1

And of the blue and purple and scarlet [stuff] they made finely wrought garments for serving in the Holy Place; they made the holy garments for Aaron, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Clothing » General references to

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar commanded, and Daniel was clothed with purple and a chain of gold put about his neck, and a proclamation was made concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

This same John's garments were made of camel's hair, and he wore a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took her elder son Esau's best clothes which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

2 Samuel 1:24

You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet with [other] delights, who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Psalm 45:13

The King's daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold.

Ezekiel 27:24

These traded with you in choice fabrics, in bales of garments of blue and embroidered work, and in treasures of many colored rich damask and carpets bound with cords and made firm; in these they traded with you.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Esther 6:8

Let royal apparel be brought which the king has worn and the horse which the king has ridden, and a royal crown be set on his head.

Esther 8:15

And Mordecai went forth from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and with a robe of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan shouted and rejoiced.

Clothing » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know or recognize him, but did to him as they liked. So also the Son of Man is going to be treated and suffer at their hands.

Revelation 3:5

Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels.

Revelation 4:4

Twenty-four other thrones surrounded the throne, and seated on these thrones were twenty-four elders ( the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin), arrayed in white clothing, with crowns of gold upon their heads.

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

More verses: Revelation 19:8

Clothing » Spiritual » The robe of righteousness, the saint's adorning

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me or clothed itself with me; my justice was like a robe and a turban or a diadem or a crown!

Psalm 132:16

Her priests also will I clothe with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Zechariah 3:4

And He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And He said to [Joshua], Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich apparel.

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

For Aaron's sons you shall make long and sleeved tunics and belts or sashes and caps, for glory and honor and beauty.

Acts 9:39

So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.

Daniel 3:21

Then these [three] men were bound in their cloaks, their tunics or undergarments, their turbans, and their other clothing, and they were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Matthew 10:10

And do not take a provision bag or a wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).

Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

1 Kings 19:13

When Elijah heard the voice, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?

2 Kings 2:8

And Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up and struck the waters, and they divided this way and that, so that the two of them went over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.

Job 1:20

Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Of the two sexes not to be alike

Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment, for all that do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 22:11

You shall not wear a garment of mingled stuff, wool and linen together.

Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.

2 Samuel 13:18

Now [Tamar] was wearing a long robe with sleeves and of various colors, for in such robes were the king's virgin daughters clad of old. Then Amnon's servant brought her out and bolted the door after her.

Clothing » Of the israelites, did not become old

Deuteronomy 29:5

I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out upon you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet.

Deuteronomy 8:4

Your clothing did not become old upon you nor did your feet swell these forty years.

Nehemiah 9:21

Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, Tighten your belt and bind on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Wrap your outer garment around you and follow me.

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Duty of cleanliness and care in

Ecclesiastes 9:8

Let your garments be always white [with purity], and let your head not lack [the] oil [of gladness].

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Of the ancient priests

Ezekiel 44:17

When they enter the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed in linen garments; no wool shall be on them while they minister at the gates of the inner court and within the temple.

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Modesty in, encouraged

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Undue anxiety concerning, forbidden

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » The inward adorning

Dress » Clothing » General references to

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar commanded, and Daniel was clothed with purple and a chain of gold put about his neck, and a proclamation was made concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

This same John's garments were made of camel's hair, and he wore a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took her elder son Esau's best clothes which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

2 Samuel 1:24

You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet with [other] delights, who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

Dress » Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Psalm 45:13

The King's daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold.

Ezekiel 27:24

These traded with you in choice fabrics, in bales of garments of blue and embroidered work, and in treasures of many colored rich damask and carpets bound with cords and made firm; in these they traded with you.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Esther 6:8

Let royal apparel be brought which the king has worn and the horse which the king has ridden, and a royal crown be set on his head.

Esther 8:15

And Mordecai went forth from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and with a robe of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan shouted and rejoiced.

Dress » Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

For Aaron's sons you shall make long and sleeved tunics and belts or sashes and caps, for glory and honor and beauty.

Acts 9:39

So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.

Daniel 3:21

Then these [three] men were bound in their cloaks, their tunics or undergarments, their turbans, and their other clothing, and they were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Matthew 10:10

And do not take a provision bag or a wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).

Dress » Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I rent my undergarment and my mantle, I pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

1 Kings 19:13

When Elijah heard the voice, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?

2 Kings 2:8

And Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up and struck the waters, and they divided this way and that, so that the two of them went over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.

Job 1:20

Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped

Dress » Clothing » Figurative

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For as you well know, we never resorted either to words of flattery or to any cloak to conceal greedy motives or pretexts for gain, [as] God is our witness.

Dress » Clothing » Garments

Matthew 5:40

And if anyone wants to sue you and take your undershirt (tunic), let him have your coat also.

2 Timothy 4:13

[When] you come, bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, also the books, especially the parchments.

Luke 6:29

To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.

Dress » Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.

2 Samuel 13:18

Now [Tamar] was wearing a long robe with sleeves and of various colors, for in such robes were the king's virgin daughters clad of old. Then Amnon's servant brought her out and bolted the door after her.

Dress » Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

Acts 12:8

And the angel said to him, Tighten your belt and bind on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him, Wrap your outer garment around you and follow me.

Garments » Called » Clothing

Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges of your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 31:19

If I have seen anyone perish for want of clothing, or any poor person without covering,

Lambs » Used for » Clothing

Proverbs 27:26

The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats [will furnish you] the price of a field.

Salvation » Illustrated by » Clothing

Psalm 132:16

Her priests also will I clothe with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

2 Chronicles 6:41

So now arise, O Lord God, and come into Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength and power. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your saints (Your zealous ones) rejoice in good and in Your goodness.

Topics on Clothing

Clothing Oneself

2;12;11

And you shall eat it thus: [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.

Clothing Others

2;29;5-6

Then take the garments and put on Aaron the long and sleeved tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastplate, and gird him with the skillfully woven girding band of the ephod.

Clothing The Earth

19;65;13

The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.

Clothing The Needy

23;58;7

Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house -- "when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?

Clothing, Attitude Regarding

44;20;33

I coveted no man's silver or gold or [costly] garments.

Clothing, Kinds Of

1;38;14

So she put off her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapped herself up [in disguise], and sat in the entrance of Enaim, which is by the road to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown and she was not given to him as his wife.

Clothing, Need Of

60;3;3-4

Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;

Clothing, Tearing Of

6;7;6

Then Joshua rent his clothes and lay on the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

Distinctive Clothing

1;38;14

So she put off her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapped herself up [in disguise], and sat in the entrance of Enaim, which is by the road to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown and she was not given to him as his wife.

God Clothing People

1;3;21

For Adam also and for his wife the Lord God made long coats (tunics) of skins and clothed them.

God's Clothing

19;93;1

The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is robed, He has girded Himself with strength and power; the world also is established, that it cannot be moved.