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37 Bible Verses about Covering

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Ezekiel 16:8

" 'And I passed by you, and I saw you, and look, {your time of lovemaking had come}, and [so] I spread out my hem over you, and I covered your nakedness, and I swore to you, and I entered into a covenant with you,' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, 'and {you became mine}.

Genesis 9:23

Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, and the two of them put [it] on [their] shoulders and, walking backward, they covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces [were turned] backward, so that they did not see the nakedness of their father.

Exodus 22:26-27

If indeed you require the cloak of your neighbor as a pledge, you will return it to him at sundown, because it is his only garment; it is his cloak for his skin. In what will he sleep? {And} when he cries out to me, I will hear, because I [am] gracious.

Exodus 28:42

And make for them undergarments of linen to cover naked flesh; they will be from loins to thigh.

Isaiah 47:3

Your nakedness shall be exposed; indeed, your shame shall become visible. I will take vengeance and I will not {spare} a person.

Isaiah 57:8

And you have set your symbol behind the door and the doorpost; for you depart from me, and you go up; you make your bed wide, and you {make a deal with} them, you have loved their bed; you have seen [their] {genitals}.

Ezekiel 16:10

And I clothed you [with] beautiful finished cloth, and I put sandals [on] you [of] fine leather, and I bound you in fine linen, and I covered you [with] costly fabric.

Hosea 2:9

Therefore I will take again my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, [which were] to cover her nakedness.

Jonah 3:6

And the news reached the king of Nineveh, and he rose from his throne and removed his royal robe, put on sackcloth, and sat in the ashes.

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, in order that you may become rich, and white clothing, in order that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye salve to smear on your eyes, in order that you may see.

Isaiah 6:2

Seraphs [were] standing above him. {Each had six wings}: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Genesis 24:65

And she said to the servant, "Who [is] this man walking around in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, "That [is] my master." And she took her veil and covered herself.

1 Corinthians 11:5-15

but every woman who prays or prophesies with uncovered head dishonors her head, for she is one and the same with the one whose [head] is shaved. For if a woman does not cover herself, let her [hair] be shorn off. But if [it is] shameful for a woman to [have her head] shorn or shaved, let her cover her [head]. For indeed a man ought not to cover his head, [because he] is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.read more.
For man is not from woman, but woman from man. For indeed man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man. Because of this, the woman ought to have [a symbol of] authority on her head, on account of the angels. Nevertheless, neither [is] woman [anything] apart from man, nor [is] man [anything] apart from woman in the Lord. For just as the woman [is] from the man, thus also the man [is] through the woman. But all [things] [are] from God. You judge {for yourselves}: is it fitting for a woman to pray to God [with her head] uncovered? And does not nature itself teach you that a man, if he wears long hair, it is a dishonor to him? But a woman, if she wears long hair, it is her glory, because her hair is given for a covering.

Psalm 32:1-2

Happy [is] he whose transgression is taken away, whose sin is covered. Happy [is] a person to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is not deceit.

Genesis 20:16

And to Sarah he said, "Look, I have given a thousand [pieces of] silver to your brother. It [shall be] {an exoneration}. {You are vindicated before all who are with you}."

Leviticus 4:20

He shall do to the bull {just as} he did to the sin offering's bull, so he must do to it. The priest shall make atonement for them, and {they will be forgiven}.

Nehemiah 4:5

Do not cover their guilt, and do not let their sin be blotted out from before you. They have {provoked the builders to anger}.

Job 14:17

My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and you would cover over my guilt.

Psalm 85:2

You took away the guilt of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah

Romans 4:7-8

"Blessed [are they] whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins are covered over. Blessed [is] the person against whom the Lord will never count sin."

Psalm 18:11

He made darkness his hiding place; all about him his covering [was] a darkness of waters, {thick clouds}.

Exodus 19:18

And Mount Sinai was all wrapped in smoke because Yahweh went down on it in the fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a smelting furnace, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

Numbers 9:15-16

And on a day setting up the tabernacle, the cloud covered the tent of the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony; in the evening it was on the tabernacle as an appearance of fire until morning. So it was continually; the cloud would cover it and the appearance of fire [by] night.

Psalm 105:39

He spread out a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light at night.

From Thematic Bible


Mourning » Covering » The head and the face

2 Samuel 19:4

and because the king had covered his face and cried with a loud voice, "My son, Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son."

2 Samuel 15:30

Now David [was] going up on the Ascent of the Olives, {weeping as he went}, with his head covered and going barefoot. All the people who [were] with him each covered their head {and wept as they went}.

Esther 6:12

Then Mordecai returned to the gate of the king, and Haman rushed to his house mournful and with his head covered.

Jeremiah 14:3-4

And their nobles send their servants for water. They come to [the] pits, they find no water. They return [with] their vessels {empty}. They are ashamed, and they are confounded, and they cover their heads. Because of the ground, [which] is cracked because there was no rain on the ground. [The] farmers are ashamed, they cover their heads.

Mourning » Covering » The upper lip

Ezekiel 24:17

Sigh in silence [for the] dead; you shall not make a mourning ceremony. Bind your turban on you, and you must put your sandals on your feet. You must not cover your [upper] lip, and the bread of {mourners} you shall not eat."

Leviticus 13:45

"As for the person who is afflicted with a skin disease, his garments must be torn and his {hair} must [be allowed to] hang loosely, and he must cover [his] upper lip, and he must call out, 'Unclean! Unclean!'

Ezekiel 24:22

and you shall do {just as} I did: You shall not cover your [upper] lip, and you shall not eat [the] bread of {mourners}.

Micah 3:7

Then the seers will be disgraced, and those practicing divination will be put to shame. All of them will cover their lips, for there is no reply from God.

Veil » Covering » Ark of covenant

Exodus 40:21

And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and he set up the curtain of the screening, and he shielded the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

Exodus 35:12

the ark and its poles; the atonement cover and the curtain of the screen;

Numbers 4:5

When setting out the camp, Aaron and his sons will go and lower the curtain of the covering and cover with it the ark of the testimony.

Exodus 39:34

and the covering of the red-dyed ram skins and the covering of fine leather and the curtain of the screen;

Topics on Covering

Covering Heads

46;11;6

For if a woman does not cover herself, let her [hair] be shorn off. But if [it is] shameful for a woman to [have her head] shorn or shaved, let her cover her [head].

Covering Nakedness

1;27;16

And she put the skins of the young goats over his hands and over the smooth [part of] his neck.

Covering The Ark

2;25;20

And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover.

Covering The Body

1;3;7

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and they made for themselves coverings.

Covering The Earth

35;2;14

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, like the waters covering the sea.

Covering The Mouth

23;51;16

And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, to plant [the] heavens and to found [the] earth, saying to Zion, 'You [are] my people.'"

Covering The Tabernacle

4;9;15

And on a day setting up the tabernacle, the cloud covered the tent of the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony; in the evening it was on the tabernacle as an appearance of fire until morning.

Head covering

2;29;6

And you will set the turban on his head, and you will put the holy diadem on the turban.