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37 Bible Verses about Covering

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Ezekiel 16:8

“Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed at the age for love. So I spread the edge of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Genesis 9:23

Then Shem and Japheth took a cloak and placed it over both their shoulders, and walking backward, they covered their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father naked.

Exodus 22:26-27

“If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset. For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.

Exodus 28:42

Make them linen undergarments to cover their naked bodies; they must extend from the waist to the thighs.

Isaiah 47:3

Your nakedness will be uncovered,
and your shame will be exposed.
I will take vengeance;
I will spare no one.

Isaiah 57:8

You have set up your memorial
behind the door and doorpost.
For away from Me, you stripped,
went up, and made your bed wide,
and you have made a bargain for yourself with them.
You have loved their bed;
you have gazed on their genitals.

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.

Hosea 2:9

Therefore, I will take back My grain in its time
and My new wine in its season;
I will take away My wool and linen,
which were to cover her nakedness.

Jonah 3:6

When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Isaiah 6:2

Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Genesis 24:65

and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”The servant answered, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself.

1 Corinthians 11:5-15

But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since that is one and the same as having her head shaved. So if a woman’s head is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered. A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image and glory, but woman is man’s glory. read more.
For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man. And man was not created for woman, but woman for man. This is why a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, and man is not independent of woman. For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman, and all things come from God. Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her as a covering.

Psalm 32:1-2

Davidic. A Maskil.How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered! How joyful is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin
and in whose spirit is no deceit!

Genesis 20:16

And he said to Sarah, “Look, I am giving your brother 1,000 pieces of silver. It is a verification of your honor to all who are with you. You are fully vindicated.”

Leviticus 4:20

He is to offer this bull just as he did with the bull in the sin offering; he will offer it the same way. So the priest will make atonement on their behalf, and they will be forgiven.

Nehemiah 4:5

Do not cover their guilt or let their sin be erased from Your sight, because they have provoked the builders.

Job 14:17

My rebellion would be sealed up in a bag,
and You would cover over my iniquity.

Psalm 85:2

You took away Your people’s guilt;
You covered all their sin.Selah

Romans 4:7-8

How joyful are those whose lawless acts are forgiven
and whose sins are covered! How joyful is the man
the Lord will never charge with sin!

Psalm 18:11

He made darkness His hiding place,
dark storm clouds His canopy around Him.

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.

Numbers 9:15-16

On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning. It remained that way continuously: the cloud would cover it, appearing like fire at night.

Psalm 105:39

He spread a cloud as a covering
and gave a fire to light up the night.

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Mourning » Covering » The head and the face

2 Samuel 19:4

But the king hid his face and cried out at the top of his voice, “My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!”

2 Samuel 15:30

David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he ascended. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. Each of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

Esther 6:12

Then Mordecai returned to the King’s Gate, but Haman, overwhelmed, hurried off for home with his head covered.

Jeremiah 14:3-4

Their nobles send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns; they find no water; their containers return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads. The ground is cracked since no rain [has fallen] on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.

Mourning » Covering » The upper lip

Ezekiel 24:17

Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”

Leviticus 13:45

“The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’

Ezekiel 24:22

Then you will do just as I have done: You will not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.

Micah 3:7

Then the seers will be ashamed
and the diviners disappointed.
They will all cover their mouths
because there will be no answer from God.

Veil » Covering » Ark of covenant

Exodus 40:21

He brought the ark into the tabernacle, put up the veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the Lord had commanded him.

Exodus 35:12

the ark with its poles, the mercy seat, and the veil for the screen;

Numbers 4:5

Whenever the camp is about to move on, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the screening veil, and cover the ark of the testimony with it.

Exodus 39:34

the covering of ram skins dyed red and the covering of manatee skins; the veil for the screen;

Topics on Covering

Covering Heads

46;11;6

So if a woman’s head is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered.

Covering Nakedness

1;27;16

She put the skins of the young goats on his hands and the smooth part of his neck.

Covering The Ark

2;25;20

The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.

Covering The Body

1;3;7

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Covering The Earth

35;2;14

For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory,
as the waters cover the sea.

Covering The Mouth

23;51;16

I have put My words in your mouth,
and covered you in the shadow of My hand,
in order to plant the heavens,
to found the earth,
and to say to Zion, “You are My people.”

Covering The Tabernacle

4;9;15

On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning.

Head covering

2;29;6

Put the turban on his head and place the holy diadem on the turban.

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