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44 Bible Verses about Dress

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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 22:26

“If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset.

Leviticus 11:32

When any one of them dies and falls on anything it becomes unclean—any item of wood, clothing, leather, sackcloth, or any implement used for work. It is to be rinsed with water and will remain unclean until evening; then it will be clean.

Leviticus 13:47-59

“If a fabric is contaminated with mildew—in wool or linen fabric, in the warp or woof of linen or wool, or in leather or anything made of leather— and if the contamination is green or red in the fabric, the leather, the warp, the woof, or any leather article, it is a mildew contamination and is to be shown to the priest. read more.
The priest is to examine the contamination and quarantine the contaminated fabric for seven days. The priest is to reexamine the contamination on the seventh day. If it has spread in the fabric, the warp, the woof, or the leather, regardless of how it is used, the contamination is harmful mildew; it is unclean. He is to burn the fabric, the warp or woof in wool or linen, or any leather article, which is contaminated. Since it is harmful mildew it must be burned up. “When the priest examines it, if the contamination has not spread in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, the priest is to order whatever is contaminated to be washed and quarantined for another seven days. After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back of the fabric. “If the priest examines it, and the contamination has faded after it has been washed, he must cut the contaminated section out of the fabric, the leather, or the warp or woof. But if it reappears in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, it has broken out again. You must burn up whatever is contaminated. But if the contamination disappears from the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, which have been washed, it is to be washed again, and it will be clean. “This is the law concerning a mildew contamination in wool or linen fabric, warp or woof, or any leather article, in order to pronounce it clean or unclean.”

Numbers 31:20

Also purify everything: garments, leather goods, things made of goat hair, and every article of wood.”

Exodus 28:40

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

Exodus 29:9

Tie the sashes on Aaron and his sons and fasten headbands on them. The priesthood is to be theirs by a permanent statute. This is the way you will ordain Aaron and his sons.

Exodus 39:28

They also made the turban and the ornate headbands of fine linen, the undergarments,

Ezekiel 44:18

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.

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.

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

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.”

Isaiah 3:23

garments, linen clothes, turbans, and veils.

Ezekiel 13:18

and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew magic bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?

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 Chronicles 15:27

Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the music leader of the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.

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.

John 19:2

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

Exodus 28:4

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.

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.

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Matthew 5:40

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

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.

John 19:23

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took the tunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top.

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.

2 Timothy 4:13

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

Ezekiel 5:3

But you are to take a few strands from the hair and secure them in the folds of your robe.

Job 27:16

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

Zephaniah 1:8

On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice
I will punish the officials, the king’s sons,
and all who are dressed in foreign clothing.

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of the brothers changes of clothes, but he gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

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.

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.”

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Dress » Garments 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.

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 » Special advices concerning » Attire, too much stress upon outward

Matthew 6:28-29

And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don't labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these!

Isaiah 3:16

The Lord also says:Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
walking with heads held high
and seductive eyes,
going along with prancing steps,
jingling their ankle bracelets,

Isaiah 3:18-24

On that day the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents, pendants, bracelets, veils, headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets, read more.
signet rings, nose rings, festive robes, capes, cloaks, purses, garments, linen clothes, turbans, and veils. Instead of perfume there will be a stench; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of beautifully styled hair, baldness; instead of fine clothes, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not consist of outward things [like] elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes; instead, [it should consist of] the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God's eyes.

Dress » Garments of priests » Bonnets of

Exodus 29:9

Tie the sashes on Aaron and his sons and fasten headbands on them. The priesthood is to be theirs by a permanent statute. This is the way you will ordain Aaron and his sons.

Exodus 28:40

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

Exodus 39:28

They also made the turban and the ornate headbands of fine linen, the undergarments,

Ezekiel 44:18

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.

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 » Presents made of changes of clothes

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.

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.

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of the brothers changes of clothes, but he gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

2 Kings 5:5

Therefore, the king of Aram said, “Go and I will send a letter with you to the king of Israel.”So he went and took with him 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and 10 changes of clothes.

Dress » Various articles of » Mantle

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?”

1 Chronicles 15:27

Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the music leader of the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.

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 » Sleeveless shirt, called coat

Matthew 5:40

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

John 19:23

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took the tunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top.

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.

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.

Dress » Special advices concerning » 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.

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 » Embroidered coat

Exodus 28:40

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

Exodus 28:4

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.

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

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 » Ceremonial purification of

Leviticus 11:32

When any one of them dies and falls on anything it becomes unclean—any item of wood, clothing, leather, sackcloth, or any implement used for work. It is to be rinsed with water and will remain unclean until evening; then it will be clean.

Leviticus 13:47-59

"If a fabric is contaminated with mildew-in wool or linen fabric, in the warp or woof of linen or wool, or in leather or anything made of leather- and if the contamination is green or red in the fabric, the leather, the warp, the woof, or any leather article, it is a mildew contamination and is to be shown to the priest. read more.
The priest is to examine the contamination and quarantine the contaminated fabric for seven days. The priest is to reexamine the contamination on the seventh day. If it has spread in the fabric, the warp, the woof, or the leather, regardless of how it is used, the contamination is harmful mildew; it is unclean. He is to burn the fabric, the warp or woof in wool or linen, or any leather article, which is contaminated. Since it is harmful mildew it must be burned up. "When the priest examines [it], if the contamination has not spread in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, the priest is to order whatever is contaminated to be washed and quarantined for another seven days. After it has been washed, the priest is to reexamine the contamination. If the appearance of the contaminated article has not changed, it is unclean. Even though the contamination has not spread, you must burn up the fabric. It is a fungus on the front or back [of the fabric]. "If the priest examines [it], and the contamination has faded after it has been washed, he must cut the contaminated section out of the fabric, the leather, or the warp or woof. But if it reappears in the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, it has broken out again. You must burn up whatever is contaminated. But if the contamination disappears from the fabric, the warp or woof, or any leather article, which have been washed, it is to be washed again, and it will be clean. "This is the law concerning a mildew contamination in wool or linen fabric, warp or woof, or any leather article, in order to pronounce it clean or unclean."

Numbers 31:20

Also purify everything: garments, leather goods, things made of goat hair, and every article of wood.”

Dress » Bonnets (rv, head-tires), worn by women

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

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.”

Ezekiel 24:23

Your turbans will remain on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not lament or weep but will waste away because of your sins and will groan to one another.

Dress » Of the head » Bonnets (rv, head-tires), prescribed by moses, for the priests

Exodus 29:9

Tie the sashes on Aaron and his sons and fasten headbands on them. The priesthood is to be theirs by a permanent statute. This is the way you will ordain Aaron and his sons.

Exodus 28:40

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

Exodus 39:28

They also made the turban and the ornate headbands of fine linen, the undergarments,

Dress » Uniform vestments kept in store for worshipers of baal

Zephaniah 1:8

On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice
I will punish the officials, the king’s sons,
and all who are dressed in foreign clothing.

2 Kings 10:22-23

Then he said to the custodian of the wardrobe, "Bring out the garments for all the servants of Baal." So he brought out their garments. Then Jehu and Jehonadab son of Rechab entered the temple of Baal, and Jehu said to the servants of Baal, "Look carefully to see that there are no servants of the Lord here among you-only servants of Baal."

Dress » Cloak

2 Timothy 4:13

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

John 19:5

Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

John 19:2

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

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.”

Dress » Rules with respect to women's

1 Timothy 2:9-10

Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense; not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel, but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.

Dress » Robe

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.

Exodus 28:4

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.

Dress » Special advices concerning » Duty of cleanliness and care in

Dress » Special advices concerning » 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.

Dress » Special advices concerning » Modesty in, encouraged

Dress » Special advices concerning » Undue anxiety concerning, forbidden

Dress » Kerchiefs

Ezekiel 13:18

and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew magic bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?

Ezekiel 13:21

I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people from your hands, so that they will no longer be prey in your hands. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.

Dress » Special advices concerning » The inward adorning

Dress » Various articles of » Purple

John 19:5

Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

John 19:2

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

Dress » Various articles of » Many-colored

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 » Of the head » By ezekiel

Ezekiel 44:18

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.

Dress » Symbolical » Filthy, of iniquity

Zechariah 3:3-4

Now Joshua was dressed with filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel. So He 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."

Dress » Changes of clothes, the folly of excessive

Job 27:16

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

Dress » Figurative » Filthy, of unrighteousness

Dress » Not to be held overnight as a pledge for debt

Exodus 22:26

“If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset.

Dress » Mixed materials in, forbidden

Dress » Wimples (satchels, rv)

Dress » For wedding feasts

Dress » Hoods (turban, rv)

Isaiah 3:23

garments, linen clothes, turbans, and veils.

Dress » Sashes (rv)

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

Dress » Mufflers

Dress » Shawls

Dress » Men forbidden to wear women's, and women forbidden to wear men's

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.

Dress » Hats (turbans, rv margin), worn by men

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 » Of skins

Dress » Skirts

Ezekiel 5:3

But you are to take a few strands from the hair and secure them in the folds of your robe.

Dress » Hosen

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 » Of fig leaves

Topics on Dress

Church Dress Code

5;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.

The Brides Wedding Dress

66;19;8

She was given fine linen to wear, bright and pure.For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints.

Wives, Dress

54;2;9-10

Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,

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