25 Bible Verses About Clothing Yourself (With Commentary)

25 Bible Verses About Clothing Yourself (With Commentary)

Genesis 3:21 – God Makes Clothing for Adam and Eve

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

Exodus 28:40 – Holy Garments for Priests

For Aaron’s sons you are to make tunics, sashes, and headbands for glory and beauty.

Proverbs 31:25 – Clothing with Strength and Dignity

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Isaiah 61:10 – The Garment of Salvation

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness.

Matthew 6:28-29 – Consider the Lilies

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Matthew 22:11-12 – The Wedding Garment

But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.

Luke 15:22 – The Father Clothes the Prodigal Son

But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.’

John 19:23 – Jesus’ Garments Divided

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

Romans 13:14 – Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 3:27 – Clothed with Christ

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Ephesians 6:11 – Put on the Full Armor of God

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Colossians 3:12 – Clothe Yourselves with Compassion

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

1 Peter 3:3-4 – The Imperishable Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

1 Peter 5:5-7 – Clothe Yourselves with Humility

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Revelation 3:4 – Those who Walk with Me in White

Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.

Revelation 7:13-14 – The Robes Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?’ I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’

Revelation 16:15 – Blessed is the One Who Stays Awake

‘Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.’

Isaiah 3:16-26 – Judgment Against Jerusalem’s Women

The Lord says, ‘The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, strutting along with swaying hips, with ornaments jingling on their ankles. . . Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the Lord will make their scalps bald.’”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Your Body is a Temple

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Proverbs 7:10 – Dressed Like a Harlot

Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 – Modest Apparel

I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Zechariah 3:3-4 – A Filthy Garment Removed

Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, ‘Take off his filthy clothes.’ Then he said to Joshua, ‘See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.’

2 Corinthians 5:3 – Clothed and Not Naked

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

Job 29:14 – I Put on Righteousness as My Clothing

I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

Psalm 132:9 – Let Your Priests be Clothed with Righteousness

May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’

Matthew 27:28 – Jesus Mocked by Soldiers

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him.

Isaiah 20:2-4 – Stripping and Nakedness

At that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, ‘Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.’ And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot. Then the Lord said, ‘Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared—to Egypt’s shame.’

Isaiah 47:2-3 – Uncover Your Legs, Strip Off Your Robes

Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams. Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.’

Jeremiah 2:34 – The Stain of Innocent Blood on Your Clothes

On your clothes is found the blood of the innocent poor, though you did not catch them breaking in. Yet in spite of all this you say, ‘I am innocent; he is not angry with me.’ But I will pass judgment on you because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’

Micah 3:5-6 – Stripping the Garments from God’s People

This is what the Lord says: ‘As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them. Therefore night will come over you, without visions, and darkness, without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, and the day will go dark for them.’

Lamentations 1:8 – Jerusalem in Garment of Sorrow

Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.

Lamentations 1:10 – Sin’s Filthy Stain on Jerusalem

The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary—those you had forbidden to enter your assembly. All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive. ‘Look, Lord, and consider, for I am despised.’ ‘Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the Lord brought on me in the day of his fierce anger? From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long. ‘My sins have been bound into a yoke; by his hands they were woven together. They have been hung on my neck, and the Lord has sapped my strength. He has given me into the hands of those I cannot withstand.

Lamentations 1:11-12 – God’s Wrath Against Jerusalem

He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked. Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding, he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.

Lamentations 2:20 – Pour Out Your Heart Like Water

‘Look, Lord, and consider: Whom have you ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cared for? Should priests and prophets be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?’

Lamentations 4:20 – The Lord’s Anointed Captured in Their Pitfall

The Lord’s anointed, our very life breath, was caught in their traps. We thought that under his shadow we would live among the nations.

Hosea 2:9 – God Exposes Unfaithful Israel’s Shame

‘Therefore I will take away my grain when it ripens, and my new wine when it is ready. I will take back my wool and my linen, intended to cover her naked body.’

Ezekiel 44:17 – Removing Holy Garments in the Temple

‘When they enter the gates of the inner court, they are to wear linen clothes; they must not wear any woolen garment while ministering at the gates of the inner court or inside the temple.’

Daniel 3:21 – The Fiery Furnace and Clothing

So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans, and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace.

Amos 2:7 – Selling the Righteous for Silver

They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.

Zephaniah 1:8 – Judgment on Those Wearing Foreign Clothes

‘On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice I will punish the officials and the king’s sons and all those clad in foreign clothes.’

Zechariah 14:20 – Holy to the Lord Inscription

On that day ‘Holy to the Lord’ will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.

Malachi 2:16 – ‘I Hate Divorce,’ says the Lord

‘The man who hates and divorces his wife,’ says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘does violence to the one he should protect,’ says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

Joel 2:13 – Return to the Lord with All Your Heart

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

2 Chronicles 6:41 – God’s Anointed Rejoices in His Goodness

Now arise, Lord God, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests, Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your faithful people rejoice in your goodness.

Psalm 35:26 – Let Them be Ashamed and Disgraced

May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.

Psalm 132:16 – Clothe Her Priests with Salvation

I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.

Zechariah 10:4 – Out of Them Will Come the Cornerstone

From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.

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