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Attire (25 instances)
Beauty (125 instances)
Cloak (78 instances)
Closet (6 instances)
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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)
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Vesture (11 instances)
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54 Bible Verses about Clothing

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Deuteronomy 22:5

"A woman must not wear what is appropriate to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment, because anyone who does this is detestable to the LORD your God.

Exodus 28:1-5

"You are to bring your brother Aaron, along with his sons, from among the Israelis so they can serve as priests for me: that is, Aaron and his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. You are to make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for dignity and beauty. You are to speak to all who are skilled, whom I've endowed with talent, that they should make Aaron's garments for consecrating him to serve me as priest. read more.
These are the garments that they are to make: a breast piece, an ephod, a robe, a checkered tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make holy garments for Aaron your brother and for his sons to serve me as priests. They are to use gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, as well as fine linen."

Exodus 29:5-6

Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breast piece, and then gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod. Then put the turban on his head, and place the holy crown on the turban.

Exodus 39:1

From the blue, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, and they made the holy garments for Aaron, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:7-9

Then he clothed Aaron with the tunic, girded him with the band for priests, clothed him with the robe, placed the ephod on him, girded him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it on him. He set the breastplate on him, placed the Urim and Thummim on top of the breastplate, then he set the turban on his head. On the turban at the front he set the golden plate, the sacred crown that the LORD had commanded.

Ezekiel 44:17-19

Whenever they enter at the gates of the inner court, they are to be clothed with linen garments. They are not to wear wool when they are ministering within the gates of the inner courtyard or in the Temple. Linen turbans are to be on their heads, and they are to wear linen undergarments. Also, they are not to clothe themselves with anything that makes them perspire. "When they enter the outer courtyard, that is, the outer courtyard where the people are, they are to take off their garments in which they were ministering, lay them in the consecrated chambers, and put on different garments so they will not transfer holiness to the people through their garments.

Genesis 41:42

Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand, placed it on Joseph's hand, had him clothed in fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

2 Samuel 13:18

Now she was clothed in a long sleeved, multi-colored ornamental tunic, commonly worn by the king's virgin daughters. When Amnon's servant threw her out and locked the door after her,

Psalm 45:13-14

In her chamber, the king's daughter is glorious; her clothing is embroidered with gold thread. In embroidered garments she is presented to the king. Her virgin companions who follow her train will be presented to you.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Acts 12:21

Therefore, at a set time Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the royal seat, and made a speech to them.

Deuteronomy 8:4

"The clothes you wore did not wear out, nor did your feet blister during these 40 years.

Nehemiah 9:21

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

Isaiah 51:8

For moths will eat them up just like a garment, and worms will devour them like wool; but my deliverance will last forever, and my salvation to all generations.

Isaiah 50:9

See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up.

Ruth 3:9

He asked her, "Who are you?" She answered, "I'm only Ruth, your servant. Spread the edge of your garment over your servant, because you are my related redeemer."

Zechariah 8:23

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "In the future, ten men speaking all the languages of the nations will grab hold of one Jewish person by the hem of his garment and say, "Let us go up to Jerusalem with you, because we heard that God is with you."'"

Matthew 9:20

Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment,

Luke 8:44

She came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his garment, and her bleeding stopped at once.

John 20:17

Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me, because I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, "I'm ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

1 Samuel 15:27

As Samuel turned to go Saul seized him by the corner of his robe, and it tore.

1 Samuel 24:4-5

David's men told him, "Look, today is the day about which the LORD spoke to you when he said, "I'll give your enemy into your hand.' Do to him whatever you want!" David rose and stealthily cut off the corner of Saul's robe. Afterwards, David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the corner of Saul's robe.

Genesis 37:29

Later, when Reuben returned to the cistern, Joseph wasn't there! In mounting panic, he tore his clothes,

Genesis 44:13

At this, they all tore their clothes, reloaded their donkeys, and returned to the city.

Leviticus 10:6

Then Moses told Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "You are not to loosen the hair of your head and you are not to rend your clothes. That way, you won't die and wrath won't come on the entire congregation. Your brothers and the assembly of Israel will mourn because of the fire that the LORD kindled.

2 Samuel 3:31

David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

Ezekiel 16:10-13

Then I covered you with embroidered clothing, clothed your feet with leather sandals, wrapped you with fine linen, and dressed you in silk. I adorned you with jewels, placing bracelets on your hand and necklaces on your neck. I put a ring in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a crown encrusted with jewels on your head. read more.
You were adorned with gold, silver, clothing of fine linen, silk, and embroidery. You ate food made from the finest flour, honey, and olive oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, attaining royal status.

Luke 15:22

But the father told his servants, "Hurry! Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Genesis 37:3

When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.

2 Kings 1:8

They answered, "The man was a hairy fellow. He wore a leather sash around his waist." The king responded, "It's Elijah, that foreigner!"

Matthew 3:4

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

Now John was dressed in camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist. He ate grasshoppers and wild honey.

Isaiah 20:2-4

at that time the LORD spoke through Amoz's son Isaiah: "Go loosen the sackcloth that's around your waist, and take your sandals off your feet." So that's what he did: he went around naked and barefoot. Then the LORD said, "Just as my servant Isaiah has walked around naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a warning for Egypt and Ethiopia, so the king of Assyria will lead away the Egyptian captives and exiles from Cush, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot with even their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt.

Matthew 27:28

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him.

Mark 15:17

They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, and placed it on his head.

John 19:2

The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him.

Luke 23:11

Even Herod and his soldiers treated him with contempt and made fun of him. He put a magnificent robe on Jesus and sent him back to Pilate.

Mark 15:24

Then they crucified him. They divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice to see what each one would get.

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Clothing » of priests » General references

Exodus 29:29

"The holy garments of Aaron are to be for his sons after him so that they may be anointed in them and ordained in them.

Exodus 29:5

Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breast piece, and then gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

Exodus 31:10

the woven garments, the holy garments of Aaron the priest, the garments of his sons as they serve as priests,

Exodus 39:1

From the blue, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, and they made the holy garments for Aaron, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Clothing » General references to

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took some garments that belonged to her elder son Esau the best ones available and put them on her younger son Jacob.

Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Ezekiel 27:24

trading garments made into the finest blue and embroidered mantels, and also multi-colored carpets, ropes, and other merchandise.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Esther 6:8

let them bring royal robes that the king has worn and a horse on which the king has ridden, with a royal crown placed on its head.

Esther 8:15

Mordecai left the king's presence in royal robes of blue and white, wearing a large golden crown and a purple robe made of fine linen; and the city of Susa shouted with joy.

Clothing » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I tell you that Elijah has already come, yet people did not recognize him and treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."

Revelation 7:9

After these things, I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing 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 like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

Psalm 132:16

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

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city, for the uncircumcised and the unclean won't enter you.

Zechariah 3:4

So the angel continued to tell those who were standing in his presence, "Remove his filthy clothes." And he told Joshua, "Look how I've removed your iniquity. Now I'm clothing you with fine garments."

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

"You are to make tunics for the sons of Aaron, you are to make sashes for them, and you are to make head coverings for them for dignity and beauty.

Genesis 37:3

When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

Daniel 3:21

So the elite guard tied them up fully clothed, still wearing their robes, tunics, and turbans, and threw them into the blazing fire furnace,

Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I tore both my garment and robe, plucked hair from both my head and my beard, and collapsed in shock!

1 Kings 19:13

As soon as Elijah heard it, he covered his face in his mantle, went outside, and stood at the entrance to the cave. And there a voice spoke to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

2 Kings 2:8

Elijah took off his ornamented cloak, wrapped it up in a roll, struck the water, and all of a sudden the water divided into two parts! One side of the river stood still opposite the other until the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

After this, Elisha gripped his clothes that he was wearing, tore them apart into two pieces, picked up Elijah's ornamented cloak that had fallen from him, and went back to stand on the bank of the Jordan River.

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

Deuteronomy 22:5

"A woman must not wear what is appropriate to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment, because anyone who does this is detestable to the LORD your God.

Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan took off the robe that he had on and gave it to David, along with his coat, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

2 Samuel 13:18

Now she was clothed in a long sleeved, multi-colored ornamental tunic, commonly worn by the king's virgin daughters. When Amnon's servant threw her out and locked the door after her,

Clothing » Of the israelites, did not become old

Deuteronomy 8:4

"The clothes you wore did not wear out, nor did your feet blister during these 40 years.

Nehemiah 9:21

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

Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

They could wear sandals but not take along an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

Then the angel told him, "Tuck in your shirt and put on your sandals!" He did this. Then the angel told him, "Put on your coat 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

Whenever they enter at the gates of the inner court, they are to be clothed with linen garments. They are not to wear wool when they are ministering within the gates of the inner courtyard or in 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 gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.

Matthew 3:4

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.

Genesis 27:15

Then Rebekah took some garments that belonged to her elder son Esau the best ones available and put them on her younger son Jacob.

Dress » Clothing » Rich apparel, the wearing of

Ezekiel 27:24

trading garments made into the finest blue and embroidered mantels, and also multi-colored carpets, ropes, and other merchandise.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried out to bring in enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He announced to the advisors of Babylon, "Whoever can read this writing and tell me its meaning will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain placed around his neck, and will become the third highest ruler in the kingdom."

Esther 6:8

let them bring royal robes that the king has worn and a horse on which the king has ridden, with a royal crown placed on its head.

Esther 8:15

Mordecai left the king's presence in royal robes of blue and white, wearing a large golden crown and a purple robe made of fine linen; and the city of Susa shouted with joy.

Dress » Clothing » Coats

Exodus 28:40

"You are to make tunics for the sons of Aaron, you are to make sashes for them, and you are to make head coverings for them for dignity and beauty.

Genesis 37:3

When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

Daniel 3:21

So the elite guard tied them up fully clothed, still wearing their robes, tunics, and turbans, and threw them into the blazing fire furnace,

Dress » Clothing » Mantles

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this, I tore both my garment and robe, plucked hair from both my head and my beard, and collapsed in shock!

1 Kings 19:13

As soon as Elijah heard it, he covered his face in his mantle, went outside, and stood at the entrance to the cave. And there a voice spoke to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

2 Kings 2:8

Elijah took off his ornamented cloak, wrapped it up in a roll, struck the water, and all of a sudden the water divided into two parts! One side of the river stood still opposite the other until the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:13

After this, Elisha gripped his clothes that he was wearing, tore them apart into two pieces, picked up Elijah's ornamented cloak that had fallen from him, and went back to stand on the bank of the Jordan River.

Dress » Clothing » Figurative

John 15:22

"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have any sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

Dress » Clothing » Garments

Matthew 5:40

If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well.

2 Timothy 4:13

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

Luke 6:29

If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either.

Dress » Clothing » Robes

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan took off the robe that he had on and gave it to David, along with his coat, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

2 Samuel 13:18

Now she was clothed in a long sleeved, multi-colored ornamental tunic, commonly worn by the king's virgin daughters. When Amnon's servant threw her out and locked the door after her,

Dress » Clothing » Sandals

Mark 6:9

They could wear sandals but not take along an extra shirt.

Acts 12:8

Then the angel told him, "Tuck in your shirt and put on your sandals!" He did this. Then the angel told him, "Put on your coat and follow me!"

Garments » Called » Clothing

Job 22:6

"After all, you've taken collateral from your relatives for no reason; you stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 31:19

if I've observed someone who is about to die for lack of clothes or if I have no clothing to give to the poor,

Lambs » Used for » Clothing

Proverbs 27:26

the lambs will supply your clothing, and your goats the price of a field.

Salvation » Illustrated by » Clothing

Psalm 132:16

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

2 Chronicles 6:41

"And now may the LORD God arise, to your place of rest, you, and the ark of your power! Let your priests, LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and cause your godly ones to find their joy in what is good.

Topics on Clothing

Clothing Oneself

2;12;11

""This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it hurriedly it's the LORD's Passover.

Clothing Others

2;29;5-6

Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breast piece, and then gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

Clothing The Earth

19;65;13

The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are covered with grain. They shout for joy; yes, they burst out in song! To the Director: A song. A Psalm.

Clothing The Needy

23;58;7

Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

Clothing, Attitude Regarding

44;20;33

I never desired anyone's silver, gold, or clothes.

Clothing, Kinds Of

1;38;14

So she took off her mourning apparel, covered herself with a shawl, and concealed her outward appearance. Then she went out and sat at the entrance of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah, because she knew that even though Shelah had grown up, she wasn't being given to him as his wife.

Clothing, Need Of

60;3;3-4

Your beauty should not be an external one, consisting of braided hair or the wearing of gold ornaments and dresses.

Clothing, Tearing Of

6;7;6

At this, Joshua tore his clothes, fell down to the ground on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening he and the leaders of Israel and they covered their heads with dust.

Distinctive Clothing

1;38;14

So she took off her mourning apparel, covered herself with a shawl, and concealed her outward appearance. Then she went out and sat at the entrance of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah, because she knew that even though Shelah had grown up, she wasn't being given to him as his wife.

God Clothing People

1;3;21

The LORD God fashioned garments from animal skins for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

God's Clothing

19;93;1

The LORD reigns! He is clothed in majesty; the LORD is clothed, and he is girded with strength. Indeed, the world is well established, and cannot be shaken.

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