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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

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 22:5

“A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord your God.

Exodus 28:1-5

“Have your brother Aaron, with his sons, come to you from the Israelites to serve Me as priest—Aaron, his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. Make holy garments for your brother Aaron, for glory and beauty. You are to instruct all the skilled craftsmen, whom I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, to make Aaron’s garments for consecrating him to serve Me as priest. read more.
These are the garments that they must make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a specially woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make holy garments for your brother Aaron and his sons so that they may serve Me as priests. They should use gold; blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; and fine linen.

Exodus 29:5-6

Then take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe for the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breastpiece; fasten the ephod on him with its woven waistband. Put the turban on his head and place the holy diadem on the turban.

Exodus 39:1

They made specially woven garments for ministry in the sanctuary, and the holy garments for Aaron from the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:7-9

He put the tunic on Aaron, wrapped the sash around him, clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him. He put the woven band of the ephod around him and fastened it to him. Then he put the breastpiece on him and placed the Urim and Thummim into the breastpiece. He also put the turban on his head and placed the gold medallion, the holy diadem, on the front of the turban, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Ezekiel 44:17-19

When they enter the gates of the inner court they must wear linen garments; they must not have on them anything made of wool when they minister at the gates of the inner court and within it. They must wear linen turbans on their heads and linen undergarments around their waists. They are not to put on anything that makes them sweat. Before they go out to the outer court, to the people, they must take off the clothes they have been ministering in, leave them in the holy chambers, and dress in other clothes so that they do not transmit holiness to the people through their clothes.

Genesis 41:42

Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, clothed him with fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

2 Samuel 13:18

Amnon’s servant threw her out and bolted the door behind her. Now Tamar was wearing a long-sleeved garment, because this is what the king’s virgin daughters wore.

Psalm 45:13-14

In her chamber, the royal daughter is all glorious,
her clothing embroidered with gold. In colorful garments she is led to the king;
after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

Acts 12:21

So on an appointed day, dressed in royal robes and seated on the throne, Herod delivered a public address to them.

Nehemiah 9:21

You provided for them in the wilderness 40 years
and they lacked nothing.
Their clothes did not wear out,
and their feet did not swell.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth will devour them like a garment,
and the worm will eat them like wool.
But My righteousness will last forever,
and My salvation for all generations.

Isaiah 50:9

In truth, the Lord God will help Me;
who will condemn Me?
Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;
a moth will devour them.

Ruth 3:9

So he asked, “Who are you?”“I am Ruth, your slave,” she replied. “Spread your cloak over me, for you are a family redeemer.”

Zechariah 8:23

The Lord of Hosts says this: “In those days, 10 men from nations of every language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging: Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

Matthew 9:20

Just then, a woman who had suffered from bleeding for 12 years approached from behind and touched the tassel on His robe,

Luke 8:44

approached from behind and touched the tassel of His robe. Instantly her bleeding stopped.

John 20:17

“Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”

1 Samuel 15:27

When Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore.

1 Samuel 24:4-5

so they said to him, “Look, this is the day the Lord told you about: ‘I will hand your enemy over to you so you can do to him whatever you desire.’” Then David got up and secretly cut off the corner of Saul’s robe. Afterward, David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the corner of Saul’s robe.

Genesis 37:29

When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.

Genesis 44:13

Then they tore their clothes, and each one loaded his donkey and returned to the city.

Leviticus 10:6

Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair hang loose and do not tear your garments, or else you will die, and the Lord will become angry with the whole community. However, your brothers, the whole house of Israel, may mourn over that tragedy when the Lord sent the fire.

2 Samuel 3:31

David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner.” And King David walked behind the funeral procession.

Ezekiel 16:10-13

I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with jewelry, putting bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck. I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head. read more.
So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was made of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained royalty.

Luke 15:22

“But the father told his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

2 Kings 1:8

They replied, “A hairy man with a leather belt around his waist.”He said, “It’s Elijah the Tishbite.”

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

John wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Isaiah 20:2-4

during that time the Lord had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, “Go, take off your sackcloth and remove the sandals from your feet,” and he did so, going naked and barefoot— the Lord said, “As My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and omen against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old alike, naked and barefoot, with bared buttocks—to Egypt’s shame.

Matthew 27:28

They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet military robe.

Mark 15:17

They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him.

John 19:2

The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple robe around Him.

Luke 23:11

Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.

Mark 15:24

Then they crucified Him and divided His clothes, casting lots for them to decide what each would get.

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Clothing » of priests » General references

Exodus 29:29

“The holy garments that belong to Aaron are to belong to his sons after him, so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.

Exodus 29:5

Then take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe for the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breastpiece; fasten the ephod on him with its woven waistband.

Exodus 31:10

the specially woven garments, both the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests,

Exodus 39:1

They made specially woven garments for ministry in the sanctuary, and the holy garments for Aaron from the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Clothing » General references to

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, placed a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were in the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them.

2 Samuel 1:24

Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments.

Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Ezekiel 27:24

They were your merchants in choice garments, cloaks of blue and embroidered materials, and multicolored carpets, which were bound and secured with cords in your marketplace.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

Esther 6:8

Have them bring a royal garment that the king himself has worn and a horse the king himself has ridden, which has a royal diadem on its head.

Esther 8:15

Mordecai went from the king’s presence clothed in royal purple and white, with a great gold crown and a purple robe of fine linen. The city of Susa shouted and rejoiced,

Clothing » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

“But I tell you: Elijah has already come, and they didn’t recognize him. On the contrary, they did whatever they pleased to him. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white 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 clothed myself in righteousness,
and it enveloped me;
my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

Psalm 132:16

I will clothe its priests with salvation,
and its godly people will shout for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

“Wake up, wake up;
put on your strength, Zion!
Put on your beautiful garments,
Jerusalem, the Holy City!
For the uncircumcised and the unclean
will no longer enter you.

Zechariah 3:4

So the Angel of the Lord spoke to those standing before Him, “Take off his filthy clothes!” Then He said to him, “See, I have removed your guilt from you, and I will clothe you with splendid robes.”

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

Make tunics, sashes, and headbands for Aaron’s sons to give them glory and beauty.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Daniel 3:21

So these men, in their trousers, robes, head coverings, and other clothes, were tied up and thrown into the furnace of blazing fire.

Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and robe, pulled out some of the hair from my head and beard, and sat down devastated.

1 Kings 19:13

When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.Suddenly, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

2 Kings 2:8

Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left. Then the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

Elisha picked up the mantle that had fallen off Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.

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

Deuteronomy 22:5

“A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord your God.

Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

Then Jonathan removed the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his military tunic, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

2 Samuel 13:18

Amnon’s servant threw her out and bolted the door behind her. Now Tamar was wearing a long-sleeved garment, because this is what the king’s virgin daughters wore.

Clothing » Of the israelites, did not become old

Nehemiah 9:21

You provided for them in the wilderness 40 years
and they lacked nothing.
Their clothes did not wear out,
and their feet did not swell.

Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

“Get dressed,” the angel told him, “and put on your sandals.” And he did so. “Wrap your cloak around you,” he told him, “and follow me.”

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

Clothing » Admonitions in regard to » Of the ancient priests

Ezekiel 44:17

When they enter the gates of the inner court they must wear linen garments; they must not have on them anything made of wool when they minister at the gates of the inner court and within it.

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 gave an order, and they clothed Daniel in purple, placed a gold chain around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were in the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them.

2 Samuel 1:24

Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments.

Dress » Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Ezekiel 27:24

They were your merchants in choice garments, cloaks of blue and embroidered materials, and multicolored carpets, which were bound and secured with cords in your marketplace.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

Esther 6:8

Have them bring a royal garment that the king himself has worn and a horse the king himself has ridden, which has a royal diadem on its head.

Esther 8:15

Mordecai went from the king’s presence clothed in royal purple and white, with a great gold crown and a purple robe of fine linen. The city of Susa shouted and rejoiced,

Dress » Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

Make tunics, sashes, and headbands for Aaron’s sons to give them glory and beauty.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Daniel 3:21

So these men, in their trousers, robes, head coverings, and other clothes, were tied up and thrown into the furnace of blazing fire.

Dress » Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and robe, pulled out some of the hair from my head and beard, and sat down devastated.

1 Kings 19:13

When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.Suddenly, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

2 Kings 2:8

Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left. Then the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

Elisha picked up the mantle that had fallen off Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.

Dress » Clothing » Figurative

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin.Now they have no excuse for their sin.

Dress » Clothing » Garments

Matthew 5:40

As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well.

2 Timothy 4:13

When you come, bring the cloak I left in Troas with Carpus, as well as the scrolls, especially the parchments.

Luke 6:29

If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either.

Dress » Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

Then Jonathan removed the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his military tunic, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

2 Samuel 13:18

Amnon’s servant threw her out and bolted the door behind her. Now Tamar was wearing a long-sleeved garment, because this is what the king’s virgin daughters wore.

Dress » Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

“Get dressed,” the angel told him, “and put on your sandals.” And he did so. “Wrap your cloak around you,” he told him, “and follow me.”

Garments » Called » Clothing

Job 22:6

For you took collateral from your brothers without cause,
stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Job 31:19

if I have seen anyone dying for lack of clothing
or a needy person without a cloak,

Lambs » Used for » Clothing

Proverbs 27:26

lambs will provide your clothing,
and goats, the price of a field;

Salvation » Illustrated by » Clothing

Psalm 132:16

I will clothe its priests with salvation,
and its godly people will shout for joy.

2 Chronicles 6:41

Now therefore:Arise, Lord God, come to Your resting place,
You and Your powerful ark.
May Your priests, Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
and may Your godly people rejoice in goodness.

Topics on Clothing

Clothing Oneself

2;12;11

Here is how you must eat it: you must be dressed for travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in a hurry; it is the Lord’s Passover.

Clothing Others

2;29;5-6

Then take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe for the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breastpiece; fasten the ephod on him with its woven waistband.

Clothing The Earth

19;65;13

The pastures are clothed with flocks
and the valleys covered with grain.
They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.

Clothing The Needy

23;58;7

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?

Clothing, Attitude Regarding

44;20;33

I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.

Clothing, Kinds Of

1;38;14

So she took off her widow’s clothes, veiled her face, covered herself, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had grown up, she had not been given to him as a wife.

Clothing, Need Of

60;3;3-4

Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes.

Clothing, Tearing Of

6;7;6

Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell before the ark of the Lord with his face to the ground until evening, as did the elders of Israel; they all put dust on their heads.

Distinctive Clothing

1;38;14

So she took off her widow’s clothes, veiled her face, covered herself, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had grown up, she had not been given to him as a wife.

God Clothing People

1;3;21

The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them.

God's Clothing

19;93;1

The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty;
The Lord is robed, enveloped in strength.
The world is firmly established;
it cannot be shaken.

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