Proverbs 31:22

Hebrew Bible

21 She would not fear for her household in winter, because all her household were clothed with scarlet, 22 because she had made coverings for herself; and because her clothing was fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is well known in the city gate when he sits with the elders of the land. 24 She made linen garments then sold them and traded belts to the merchants; 25 her clothing was strong and splendid; and she laughed at the time to come.

1 Timothy 2:9

New Testament

8 So I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute. 9 Likewise the women are to dress in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. Their adornment must not be with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11 A woman must learn quietly with all submissiveness.

 Notes and References

"... According to 1 Timothy 2:9, Christian women (gynaikas without the article functions generically and means women in general) are to adorn themselves in ways that reflect Christian virtues of modesty and holiness. The newly liberated women in Ephesus appeared with special braided hairstyle, gold, pearls, and expensive clothing. The sculpture and literature of the period make it clear that women often wore their hair in elaborate arrangements, with braids and curls piled high and decorated with gems, gold, and/or pearls ..."

Zehr, Paul M. 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus (pp. 62-63) Herald Press, 2010

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