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King James Dictionary

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Greek - be clothed with, clothe
Greek - clothe with
Greek - be clothed, clothe with, clothed in, clothed with, clothed
Greek - clothe, clothed
Greek - clothe, clothe in, clothed with, clothed
Greek - clothe
Hebrew - clothe, clothed them, clothe yourself, clothe yourselves, clothed, gave them clothes

CLOTHE, v.t. pret. and pp. clothed, or clad. See Cloth.

1. To put on garments; to invest the body with raiment; to cover with dress, for concealing nakedness and defending the body from cold or injuries.

The Lord God made coats of skin and clothed them. Gen. 3.

2. To cover with something ornamental.

Embroidered purple clothes the golden beds.

But clothe, without the aid of other words, seldom signifies to adorn. In this example from Pope, it signifies merely to cover.

3. To furnish with raiment; to provide with clothes; as, a master is to feed and clothe his apprentice.d
4. To put on; to invest; to cover, as with a garment; as, to clothe thoughts with words.

I will clothe her priests with salvation. Ps. 132.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Prov. 23.

Let them be clothed with shame. Ps. 35.

5. To invest; to surround; to encompass.

The Lord is clothed with majesty. Ps. 93.

Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Ps 104.

6. To invest; to give to by commission; as, to clothe with power or authority.
7. To cover or spread over; as, the earth is clothed with verdure.

CLOTHE, v.i. To wear clothes.

Care no more to clothe and eat.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Clothe'". "King James Dictionary".


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