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Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man"

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CLOTHING BIBLE VERSES: HAIR, TATTOOS & PIERCINGS INCLUDED

Updated: Jul 8, 2023



The way we look, our appearance and presentation have a direct link to our obedience to the Most High. This is a fact that many people seem to be oblivious to.

In the beginning, we are told that we were made in the image of the Most high (Genesis 1:26). Later on we are born in the image of our parents.


The fact is initially the first man and woman were created to be the image of the Most High. This undoubtedly included our outward appearance, spirituality, and our actions (i.e. the keeping of commandments).


After Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness, due to disobedience, understanding and knowing how to cover up became paramount.


I will be discussing biblical clothing, hair, tattoos, and piercings in this article. After you have finished you will understand why specific clothing is worn and much more.


Hebrew negro female hair is a topic that needs to be discussed. It is important because many so-called black people who are Israelites, believe that their hair doesn’t grow, to find out who Israel is click here.


The truth is the Most High, as well as bad hair choices have a lot to do with this…


The Hair Of The Daughter’s Of Zion


The scriptures tell us that the sin of the daughters of Zion have sinned and are arrogant, which has caused their hair to be shortened.


Isaiah 3:16-24

16 Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

Above we are told, that because of promiscuous behaviour (Wanton eyes, walking and mincing) and Arrogance (stretched forth necks) the Most High will cause baldness on the women of Israel’s head.


This is specifically relating to the daughters of Zion. These are the tribe’s Benjamin, Judah, and Levi who are the Negro tribes of Israel for the most part. Click here for more information.

So if you’re a black female of one of these tribes reading this, you need to confess and repent (change) from these behaviours, love your self and know that your hair will grow.


Now we have that out of the way, let’s look at how the bible said Israelite women were to wear their hair. This also applies to gentiles keeping the faith too.


How Women Should Wear Their Hair


The scriptures emphasize modesty when it talks about a woman’s beauty and the same is said about hair.


1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Here we are told that the emphasis should be more on spiritual matters rather than on outward appearance. It’s not a woman’s job to win her husband over with her hair, but to do so with her modesty (“meek quite spirit”).


What Clothing To Wear


When we look at what the scriptures say about clothing. We are being told that men and women should be distinct in what they wear:


Deuteronomy 22:5

5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.

Above we are told a woman is not to wear what a man wears and the same for men.

Today we see a lot of cross-dressing and this is not how the Most High intended it to be.

The feminist movement has had a lot of impact on how women dress today, even if they were not a part of that movement.


Today it has become normal for women to were Trousers, called Pants in America. This is clothing that was distinctly for men before the 60’s.


As believers it’s important we are distinct in our clothing because it identifies us as the Most High’s creation.


The above command clearly proves that there are clothes that are distinctly for men and women.


Spiritual Meaning Of Head Covering


Today people take for granted a lot of what is said in the bible because they believe that God only needs to be in their hearts, not their actions.


For this reason, most Christian denominations do not touch on dressing such as biblical head coverings and clothes to wear.


If we read Paul’s writings he makes mention of the woman’s head covering as well as the biblical head covering for a man:


1 Corinthians 11:3-7

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Here we see Paul’s understanding on the Hebrew head covering. He says a man should not cover his head (1 Corinthians 11:4) when praying, but women should cover their head (1 Corinthians 11:3-15).


Many people wrestle with these scriptures. In the world of Christendom they totally over look the notion of a biblical head covering.


Let’s explore the scriptures to see what they say about head coverings and who was accustomed to wearing them. This will give us a greater insight about why Paul said a women should cover her head.


Fallen Angels And Women


If we read the book of Genesis we see in the worlds beginning, a time when the fallen angels slept (Genesis 6:4) with women because of their beauty, this is mentioned by Paul:

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1 Corinthians 11:10

10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

This event can be seen in Genesis:

Genesis 6:4

4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

This should be a clear invitation for sincere believers, especially women to wear a head covering, especially when dealing with matters relating to the bible.

1 Corinthians 11:5

5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

It is clear that the beauty of a women is enticing, so to remove some of this a head covering is commanded, particularly in spiritual settings…


This ensures that there is no distraction because of the beauty of women while the reading of scriptures is being carried out.


Events Involving Women’s Biblical Head Covering


If we read Numbers, we see a ceremony undertaken by women with a priest concerning an issue of Jealousy…


Emphasis here is not the jealousy but the fact that it was the priests responsibility to uncover the woman’s head, which suggests it was covered.


Numbers 5:18

18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:

This gives us an idea of how often women covered their heads, it appears that many women would have had a daily head covering.


Another example takes place with Rebekah before she became the wife of Isaac (Genesis 24:64-65).


When she first met Isaac we are told that she covered her self before their introduction. She even went as far as to cover her face with a Vail.


Genesis 24:64-65

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a Vail, and covered herself.

This teaches us that a woman is still beautiful when she is covered, but that it’s a different kind of beauty, attributed to her internal beauty rather the potentially manipulative outward appearance only.


Men’s Biblical Head Covering


In regards to men not covering their head in the presence of the Most High, we see that the Levite priests were the only ones that were commanded to have “linen bonnets upon their heads“, when they were in the sanctuary Temple.


They were only permitted to take it off when they were outside it.


Ezekiel 44:15-19

15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.

So as we can see even the Levite priest covered their heads before the Messiah was revealed.


This is not the case today, it should also be noted that all of Israel were not priests, just the tribe of LEVI’s descendants.


Paul would have known all this which is why he knew a head covering was not for men generally. You should also pay attention to the fact that the priests were expected to cut their hair, if it grew too long.


Today the priest hood of the Levite’s has been fulfilled by the Messiah, so there is no longer a duty for men to cover there heads as Paul pointed out.


1 Corinthians 11:3-4

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

Meaning the Messiah is the Priest (as the Levites once were) making him the covering and putting all other Israelites and different nations of men in the role of servants, pastors and prophets etc.


As you can see Paul is accurate about men not wearing a religious head covering, because the Messiah is our only priest and covering now.


The women of old understood their history, especially in regards to the fallen angels sleeping with women. They understood that it was not honorable for them to make their beauty a stumbling block for anybody.


So women should Cover their heads in a congregation and when married (as signs of respect), or prophesying, but for men generally there is no reason to cover their heads when worshiping.


Bible Verses About Tattoos


Tattoos are a hot topic. Many people are trying to find validation for them in the bible.

The fact is the Most High does not support tattoos and the question should be, why would he?


The Most High created us the way he wanted us to look. But let’s look at the scripture that talks about tattoos:


Leviticus 19:28

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

This scripture tells Israel clearly not to print any marks upon you.


So, no! There are no bible verses about tattoos being ok…


Which means tattoos are a sin. Don’t feel condemned just get them removed and stop getting them, it’s not hard? Remember? You’re beautiful already!


Bible Verses About Piercing


If you’ve asked is piercing your ears a sin? The answer is, not if you were a servant in ancient times. But today there are no more servants, so let’s see…


Deuteronomy 15:17

17 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

The scriptures above make it clear that the piercing of an ear was done as a stamp of ownership for a lifetime servant.


The following scripture tells Israel how they are to conduct themselves in terms of priercing.


Deuteronomy 14:1

1 You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,

The Most High tells Israel that they are not to cut themselves, which includes any type of piercing.


Which means piercing your ears is a sin…


Piercing ears and noses has become so normal most of us would never even consider that they’re not practices that the Most High accepts.


Bible Verse About Hair Cutting


The hair doesn’t get much attention when the bible is being read. But if we explore the scriptures in the bible we can see that it does mention hair…


A good scripture to start this off is:


Leviticus 19:27

27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Here we see that it is unlawful for a person to round the corners of their head i.e. have a bald head and for a man to mar his beard…


Marring your beard means to change it unnaturally, for instance to bald the edges of your beard to have a goatee when you have a full beard.


It is also unlawful to ’round the corners of your head’, which means to make your head completely bald, as previously mentioned.


Further evidence that bald heads are not supported by the scriptures can be seen in:


Leviticus 13:40

40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

We are told here that being naturally bald does not make a man unclean, which proves an unnaturally bald head is unclean.


We previously discussed balding the corners of your beard, but here’s a closer look at the word “mar”:


“neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard”


Emphasis should be put on the word ‘mar’, this basically means to ruin. The word mar is taken from the Hebrew Shachath, strongs


Number H7843:

It means to ‘decay‘ or ruin literally…


In this instance we know that hair is the issue, so it can safely be said that cutting off all your facial hair bald would be considered ruining it, in the eyes of the Father.


The most common aforementioned beard cut, the goatee clearly fits into the marring category i.e. ruining the edges, as previously explained.


Some people have Goatees, some people don’t…


Today using fancy hair cutting techniques and styles on your face are seen as normal…


As believers we have to see things from the Most High’s point of view – seeing as he created us and our hair.


He has the right to tell us what he doesn’t want us to cut, and how much to cut away change and style.


Is It Okay To Shave Your Head Bald?


If we read further, we can see that shaving your hair is permitted, but cutting it completely bald was only practiced during cleansing.


Numbers 6:9

9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.

If we take a look at the vow of a Nazarite above. When you come in contact with a dead body you would have to cleanse yourself. This requires you to shave the locks on your hair off, which are grown as part of that vow.


Leviticus 14:9

9 But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

Also when a leper was being cleansed he was to shave off all his hair.

These scriptures clearly give us the spiritual significance of shaving your hair bald as a cleansing remedy when you’re made unclean, not a trendy hair style, which is what we see today.


When we read the command given to the Levite priest’s:


Leviticus 21:5

5 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

Here we see the Father reminding Moses to tell the Levite priests that they are not not to cut their hair bald, as he said to all of Israel in…


Leviticus 19:27

27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

From all this it can be concluded that cutting your hair is permitted, but baldness is not permitted, neither is changing the natural growth pattern of your facial hair.


The only exception to baldness is naturally balding as expressed in scripture below:


Leviticus 13:40

40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.

Conclusion

The clothes we wear and how we look are important because we are a presentation of the Most High.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

We are told that that our bodies are the temple of God.


Scriptures also tell us to glorify the Most High in our bodies.


Clothing is even more significant for women, because they are beautiful outwardly as well as internally.


It’s important that women make faith and a relationship with the Most High’s commandments their primary focus. In the world we live in this can be difficult, but remember this world is a test for a greater reward.


Shalom! And share this with someone that needs it.


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