Women's Head Coverings, Garments & Appearance

Women's Garments

  • Please refer to the tab on Clean vs Unclean Garments for edification on the clothing. Here are scriptures showing men and women wear similar categories of garments:

 

Men's garments:
Exo 28:4  

And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

Exo 39:28  

And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches H4370 of fine twined linen,

H4370 

BDB Definition:1) underwear, drawers, trousers

Dan 3:21  

Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Hosen: stockings or tights worn on the hips, legs and feet.

1Ki 19:13  

And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

Women's garments:

Joseph and Asenath 3:9

9. And Aseneth hurried and put on a fine linen robe of blue woven with gold and a
golden girdle round her waist, and she put bracelets round her hands and feet, and about
her feet she put golden buskins, and she put on golden trousers and a necklace round her neck.

trousers: an outer garment covering the body from the waist to the ankles, with a separate part for each leg

2Sa 13:18  

And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her. 

Isa 3:20  

The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,

Isa 3:22  

The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,

Isa 3:24  

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.

  • Through scripture we see men and women wear robes, girdles (belts), mantles, headgear (hats & bonnets), and different types of pants (underwear, tights, leggings, & trousers).  

Deuteronomy 22:5

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 Ahayah thy Alahayim. 

1Ti 2:9  

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 

1Ti 2:10  

But (which becometh women professing piety) with good works.

Women's pants

  • It is a sin for a woman to wear men’s pants of any kind as the law says “ a woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man” duet 22:5. In scripture, men and women wear similar garments such as robes, coats, girdles (belts), headgear and pants but according to the law they just don't wear the kind that pertains to the opposite gender in style or design so that a woman does not "to wear that which pertains to a man" and visa versa. There are men's long garments, which are evident by the masculine design, so women must be mindful not to wear that which pertains to a man. (1 sam 24:11,psa 133:2, Ruth 3:9). It’s not a sin to wear women’s trousers. A sister should just ensure it’s modest apparel as women professing piety ought to do with shamefacedness (1 Tim 2:9). So loose fitting trousers are fine according to the law and testimony. A woman who is mindful of the Lord would consider lose fitting clothing since some women are more comely in shape than usual and they all have to ensure they’re wearing modest apparel with shamefacedness. Some may even have to wear a flowy dress blouse or skirt over their trousers to accommodate their beauty in shape for modesty sake. We see in the scriptures that women wore mantles (overtunic, cloak, robe of state), hoods, veils, mufflers (flowing veil/mantilla), wimples (shawls) in Isaiah 3:19-22 which are all flowing garments that help not reveal the physique of a woman. Also, women's pants ought to be unrevealing if they are going to be worn as an outward garment to maintain modesty. Tights, leggings, tight jeans, and/or spandex should be worn under a flowing skirt or blouse to maintain a modest appearance of apparel. The Apostles, who's commandments are from the Lord, [1 Cor 14:37; 2 Pet 3:2] commanded to adorn in modest apparel so a woman may not provoke the Lord by not dressing in modest apparel as the Lord commanded for not obeying his voice. We were commanded to beware of the lord Yache and to obey his voice lest he pardon not our transgressions:

Exo 23:21

 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
Exo 23:22

 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

  • So if we obey the Lord's voice by his Apostles, modest women's trousers made of clean materials are no transgression. Please refer to Clean vs Unclean Garments for understanding on clean materials for clothing.

Women's Head Coverings

  • In the culture of the Believers, women wear head coverings when going about in the world to maintain shamefacedness. [Acts of Thomas 56] When at home, not out in the world, they don't have to wear head-coverings in the presence of their husband, immediate family that is not a male cousin, and their own children like Eve who didn't wear a head covering in the presence of her husband and children. The woman at home with just her immediate family, need only wear a covering when praying or prophesying (teaching scripture, discussing scripture). On the other hand, when at home, in the presence of male cousins, non -relatives, or other's children they would cover their heads as a token of power on their heads because of the angels being examples of believers in the modesty and shamefacedness of the faith in Christ Yache with a sign of the Head’s authority over them, whether father or husband, upon their heads. It is confirmed in the law that the women covered their heads when out in the world since they had to remove their head covering to imprecate the curse of jealousy which shows the women's heads were otherwise covered when going about in the world in shamefacedness.

Numbers 5:18

And the priest shall set the woman before AHAYAH, 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:

  • According to the scriptures, any woman who is not ashamed, married or unmarried, to go about in the world uncovered, there is a place prepared for them to be hung by their hair in torments according to Acts of Thomas 56. 

Acts of Thomas 56 

.".... Concerning these the man who accompanied me said the following: ‘the souls hung up by the tongue are slanderers and such as have spoken false and disgraceful words and are not ashamed. Those hung up by their hair are the shameless, who are not ashamed at all to go about with uncovered heads in the world...."

  • There is also another witness that the women wore head coverings when out in the world in the songs of Solomon when the woman went out into the city to look for her man and was attacked by the watchmen  who took her veil from her.

Son 5:6  

I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. 
Son 5:7  

The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. ​

  • Also, Susanna would cover herself when in public being raised by her parents according to the Law of Moses as an example of a believing woman's shamefacedness in the world:

Dan 13:2

 And he took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, a very fair woman, and one that feared the Lord.
Dan 13:3

 Her parents also were righteous, and taught their daughter according to the law of Moses.

Dan 13:29  

And said before the people, Send for Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, Joacim's wife. And so they sent.

Dan 13:30  

So she came with her father and mother, her children, and all her kindred.

Dan 13:31  

Now Susanna was a very delicate woman, and beauteous to behold.

Dan 13:32  

And these wicked men commanded to uncover her face, (for she was covered) that they might be filled with her beauty.

  • Not every woman is lead to cover their face, nor does the law require it. Susanna was dealt the measure of faith to do so, yet women who fulfill the law to be shamefaced and cover their heads in the world are also fulfilling the righteousness of faith measured out to them.

  • The head covering is a token of the humility of obedience a woman has in her life as was commanded in the law.

1 Corinthians 11:3

[3] But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Meshiyacha; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Meshiyacha is Alahayim.

1 Corinthians 14:34

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

  • {the law was Gen 3:16}

Genesis 3:16

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

1 Corinthians 11:1-6

[1] Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Meshiyacha.

[2] Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

[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.

Definition: 

G4395
προφητεύω
prophēteuō
prof-ate-yoo'-o
From G4396; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office: - prophesy.

Thayer Definition:
1) to prophesy, to be a prophet, speak forth by divine inspirations, to predict
1a) to prophesy
1b) with the idea of foretelling future events pertaining especially to the kingdom of Alahayim
1c) to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation
1d) to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or praise of the divine counsels
1d1) under like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others
1e) to act as a prophet, discharge the prophetic office

1Co 11:6  

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. 

  • (The head covering isn't referring to a woman's hair because if she won't wear a covering (veil) then her hair ought to be shorn or shaven.)

Definition:

 G2619
G2619
κατακαλύπτω
katakaluptō
kat-ak-al-oop'-to
From G2596 and G2572; to cover wholly, that is, veil: - cover, hide.

Thayer Definition:
1) to cover up
2) to veil or cover one’s self


1Co 11:7  

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of Alahayim: but the woman is the glory of the man. 
1Co 11:8  

For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 
1Co 11:9 

 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 

1Co 11:10  

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

Definition:

G1849
ἐξουσία
exousia
ex-oo-see'-ah
From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: - authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

Thayer's definition:  4d) a sign of the husband’s authority over his wife 4d1) the veil with which propriety required a women to cover herself

 

  • The head covering is a token of the power of authority Alahayim has delegated unto the man in a woman's life. In simplicity,  the woman's submission unto her husband's authority as her head is even as Christ is the head of the Church.

Eph 5:23  

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 

Col 3:18  

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

  • A head-covering can range from a cap, mantle, veil, hood, head wrap, or other forms of headdresses.

 

The Examples of righteous women  

  • The righteousness of head coverings in the world are a similitude of the appearance and modesty of the righteous female angles in the invisible world. The Church, the Lamb's wife, wears a head-covering as an example to all her daughters to wear a covering also in obedience to their head even as She herself is in obedience to Yache, her Husband. 

Hermas Vision 4 

(2{23}1)

Behold, there meeteth me a virgin arrayed as if she were going forth from the bridal-chamber all in white and with white sandals, veiled up to her forehead and her head-covering consisted of a turban, and her hair was white.

2{23}:2 I knew from the former visions that it was the church, and I became cheerful. She saluted me, saying, "Good morrow, my good man", and I saluted her in turn, "Lady, Good morrow.

  •  The righteous women show forth their faith by modestly adorning themselves in subjection even as the Church is unto Christ. 

Eph 5:24  

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 

  • The church set the example for the wives. The young women also show obedience unto their parents in respect of the commands of the Lord

Eph 6:1  

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 
Eph 6:2  

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 

Sir 3:2  

For the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons. 

  •  The 12 holy virgins also dress modestly in honor unto the Holy Father as a similitude of how the daughters ought to adorn themselves in the world giving honour unto their father and the Holy Father.  

Shepard of Hermas Parable 9

2[79]:3 And around the gate stood twelve virginsThe four then that stood at the corners seemed to me to be more glorious (than the rest); but the others likewise were glorious; and they stood at the four quarters of the gate, and virgins stood in pairs between them.

2[79]:4 And they were clothed in linen tunics and girt about in seemly fashion, having their right shoulders free, as if they intended to carry some burden. Thus were they prepared, for they were very cheerful and eager.

  • (A tunic is a garment for the body, simple in style, that goes down to one's feet. They were girt about in seemly fashion and they had modest apparel without exposing their shoulders, nor physique with tight clothing.)

Definition:

Seemly: conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous. appropriate; fitting.

  • It is unseemly for a woman to go about in the world uncovered, so it is understood that the 12 virgins were covered in accord with seemly fashion.

2[79]:5 After I had seen these things, I marvelled in myself at the greatness and the glory of what I was seeing And again I was perplexed concerning the virgins, that delicate as they were they stood up like men, as if they intended to carry the whole heaven.

  • (The righteousness of the seemly virgins left him in awe.)


15[92]:1 "Declare to me, Sir," say I, "the names of the virgins, and of the women that are clothed in the black garments." "Hear, " saith he, "the names of the more powerful virgins, those that are stationed at the corners.
15[92]:2
The first is Faith, and the second, Continence, and the third, Power, and the fourth, Long-suffering. But the others stationed between them have these names-Simplicity, Guilelessness, Purity, Cheerfulness, Truth, Understanding, Concord, Love. He that beareth these names and the name of the Son of Alahayim shall be able to enter into the kingdom of Alahayim.

  • The examples of modest apparel and head coverings by the righteous women in the invisible world is a good example of the way women in the faith ought to adorn themselves when going about in the world in seemly fashion. 

Unseemly Fashion

  • Going about uncovered in the world is a similitude of the evil women in the invisible world and is considered a savage look as oppose to seemly fashion. In the holy books when it comes to appearance, The female evil women have their heads uncovered, physique exposed, and shoulders bare to allure men to be enticed by them for a testimony that going about in the world uncovered and dressed immodestly is not a profession of faith in Christ:

Hermas Parable 9

9{86}:5 So twelve women were called, most beautiful in form, clad in black, {girded about and having the shoulders bear} with their hair hanging loose. And these women, I thought had a savage look. And the shepherd ordered them to take up the stones which had been cast away from the building, and to carry them off to the same mountains from which also they had been brought.

  • (These women looked savage due to their shoulders being exposed, physique visible through immodest clothing, and uncovered heads.)

Definition:

Savage: an uncultured or brutish person; severe, (of an animal) uncontrolled; a brutal or vicious

  • (These women persuaded men to desire them by their appearance, bewitching them by outward attraction)

 

13[90]:7 These all," [saith he,] "received the name of the Son of Alahayim, and received likewise the power of these virgins. When then they received these spirits, they were strengthened, and were with the servants of Alahayim, and they had one spirit and one body [and one garment]; for they had the same mind, and they wrought righteousness.

13[90]:8 After a certain time then they were persuaded by the women whom thou sawest clad in black raiment, and having their shoulders bare and their hair loose, and beautiful in form. When they saw them they desired them, and they clothed themselves with their power, but they stripped off from themselves the power of the virgins.

  •  The twelve women with the savage look weren't merely savage in appearance, but were the evil spirits that can lead the faithful away from the kingdom.

15[92]:3 Hear," saith he, "likewise the names of the women that wear the black garments. Of these also four are more powerful than the rest; the first is Unbelief; the second, Intemperance; the third, Disobedience; the fourth, Deceit; and their followers are called, Sadness, Wickedness, Wantonness, Irascibility, Falsehood, Folly, Slander, Hatred. The servant of Alahayim that beareth these names shall see the kingdom of Alahayim, but shall not enter into it."

  • Through the spiritual world, we have examples of seemly fashion as oppose to the savage look for women and what spirit allures women to walk in those fashions. In the spiritual world, the other evil spirits that are awaiting their judgment are also uncovered as a testimony of the unrighteousness of being uncovered when going about in the world. 

Testament of Solomon 

57. And I adored Ahayah Alahayim of Israel, and bade another demon present himself. And there came before me a spirit in woman's form, that had a head without any limbs, and her hair was dishevelled

58...What art thou?" And she said: "I am called among men Obizuth; ...

59. When I Solomon heard this, I marvelled at her appearance, for I beheld all her body to be in darkness. But her glance was altogether bright and greeny, and her hair was tossed wildly like a dragon's; and the whole of her limbs were invisible

  • In the physical world, there are women who are misguided from the simplicity of the faith unto adorning themselves as these 12 evil women and the evil spirits in their outward appearance and actions. 

Pro 7:9  

In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: 
Pro 7:10  

And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. 
Pro 7:11  

(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house
Pro 7:12  

Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) 
Pro 7:13  

So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, 
Pro 7:14  

I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. 
Pro 7:15  

Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. ​​

  • As one can see, a woman's behavior and attire correlates to what spirit she is being influenced by. The 12 evil women entice believers unto spiritual fornication, while the women in the world who dress like they do are settting a stumblingblock for others through the spirit of fornication to entice others unto fornication and whatever other woman in black garments they are operating in. Reuben warned against fornication and how it leads to unseemly adorning to deceive the mind so that women don't adorned themselves in the world like these evil spirits to deceive the minds of others nor have ill intent in their hearts when beautifying themselves. 

Reuben 5:1-6

1 For evil are women, my children; and since they have no power or strength over man,

2 they use wiles by outward attractions that they might draw him to themselves. And whom they cannot bewitch by outward attractions, him they overcome by craft.

3 For moreover concerning them, the angel of Ahayah told me, and taught me that women are overcome by the spirit of fornication more than men, and in their heart they plot against men; and by means of their adornment they deceive first their minds, and by the glance of the eye instill the poison, and then through the accomplished act they take them captive.

4 For a women cannot force a man openly, but by a harlot's bearing she beguiles him.

5 Flee, therefore, fornication, my children and command your wives and your daughters, that they adorn not their heads and faces to deceive the mind; because every women who uses these wiles hath been reserved for eternal punishment.

6 For thus they allured the watchers who were before the flood; for as these continually beheld them, they lusted after them, and they conceived the act in their mind; for they changed themselves into the shape of men, and appeared to them when they were with their husbands.

  • The women are commanded to avoid adorning themselves to deceive men because such women are reserved for punishment. An example of the spirit of fornication causing a woman to dress immodestly to deceive the mind of a man can be found in how the Egyptian woman who adorned herself in an immodest  manner in order to entice Joseph to lie with her:

Testament of Joseph 9:5

For when I was in her house she was wont to bare her arms, and breasts, and legs, that I might lie with her; for she was very beautiful, splendidly adorned in order to beguile me. And THE LORD guarded me from her devices.

  • We have examples through scripture that unbelieving women unaware of shamefacedness and modesty of the daughters of the Church, bare their shoulders (12 women in black), wear harlots attire in public (proverbs 7:10) and bare their arms, breast, and legs (Joesph 9:5) in their adorning as an example to sisters to understand what women adorning in modest apparel with shamefacedness ought not to do.

  • When in humility, the daughters of Zion are clothed in modest apparel and ornaments.  Sadly, according to Isaiah 3, the daughters, would have their righteous garments and ornaments taken away, which included head coverings, due to their haughtiness. Hence we predominantly see the daughters of Zion not being ashamed to go about in the world uncovered or dress in modest apparel generally speaking today. 

Isaiah 3:16-23

[16] Moreover Ahayah 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 Ahayah will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Ahayah 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  braclets, and the mufflers,

[20] The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,

[21] 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 

  • In verse, 18-23, one can see the modest apparel the women once had for some examples of modest apparel today. In conclusion, going about in the world being uncovered is a shame unto women due to the following reasons:

  1. Being uncovered in the world is an act of shamelessness.

  2. Being uncovered is a similitude of evil women;

  3. Being uncovered when going about in the world is a sign the Lord is displeased at the haughtiness of his daughter who is called unto shamefacedness and sobriety in modest apparel;

  4. Being uncovered when praying or prophesying is a dishonour to her head.

  • The Apostles, being teachers of good things according to the Spirit, taught for the women to adorn themselves in a meek and quiet spirit within, while adorning themselves in modest apparel with shamefacedness and sobriety. These commands help the women avoid the temptations of the spirit of fornication in heart and being a representation of evil spirits in the world to dishonour the Head of us all, Christ Yache.

1 Peter 3:1-6

[1] Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

[2] While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

[9] In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

[10] But (which becometh women professing alahayimliness) with good works.

I Peter 3:3-6

[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 Alahayim of great price.

[5] For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in Alahayim, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husband

 

  • These commands were to ensure the daughters would not end up in torments as we read about in Acts of Thomas 56. In the Acts of Thomas he went to India to preach and a certain women went to hell, being escorted by an angel showing her the torments to come upon sinners. 

Acts of Thomas 56 

And he brought me to another chasm, and as I looked into it I saw mud and worms spouting forth, and souls wallowing there; and I heard a great gnashing of teeth come from them. And that man said to me, ‘these are the souls of women who left their husbands and committed adultery with others, and they have been brought to this torment.’ And he showed me another chasm, and looking into it, I saw souls hung up, some by their tongue, some by their hair, some by their hands, others by their feet, head downward, and reeking with smoke and sulfur. Concerning these the man who accompanied me said the following: ‘the souls hung up by the tongue are slanderers and such as have spoken false and disgraceful words and are not ashamed. Those hung up by their hair are the shameless, who are not ashamed at all to go about with uncovered heads in the world. Those hung by their hands are they who took that which did not belong to them and have stolen, and who never gave anything to the poor, nor helped the afflicted; but they did so because they wished to get everything, and cared neither for law nor right. And these hung up by their feet are those who lightly and eagerly walked in wicked ways and disorderly paths, not visiting the sick nor escorting those who depart this life. On this account each soul receives what it has done.’

Lawful Jewelry

 

  • The Lord gave ordinances that women are not adorn their heads or faces to deceive the minds, so jewelry in itself is not a sin for women to wear so long as their intent of heart is upright. Righteous women like Judith wore her ornaments with good intent to rejoice in Alahayim with her husband for example:

Jdt 10:3

 And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband.
Jdt 10:4

 And she took sandals upon her feet, and put about her her bracelets, and her chains, and her rings, and her earrings, and all her ornaments, and decked herself bravely, to allure the eyes of all men that should see her.

  • Rebekah was also given jewelry for her wedding gift to understand there is nothing wrong with wearing jewelry in itself.

Gen 24:47  

And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

Gen 24:53  

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

  • Knowing the fault can be if the heart's intent isn't right, the Apostle's admonition the women not to let their beauty be defined by outward appearance but rather by the inward adorning of the fruits of the Spirit:

1 Timothy 2:9-10

[9] In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety;not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

[10]But (which becometh women professing holiness) with good works.

1 Peter 3:3-5

[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;

  • So wear what pleases you to beautify yourself, yet let your true adorning be after the inner woman with shamefaedness, sobriety, with a meek and quiet spirit. 

[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 Alahayim of great price.

[5] For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in Alahayim, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husband

  • Holy woman of old time wore jewelry and beautified themselves but their inward adorning was their true adorning as they looked after the hidden adorning of the heart to ensure they were clothed in the fruits of the Spirit; specifically shamefacedness, sobriety, meekness, and a quiet spirit. They also didn't adorn their outward appearance with ill intent through the spirit of fornication: 

Testamet of Reuben 5:5

5 Flee, therefore, fornication, my children and command your wives and your daughters, that they adorn not their heads and faces to deceive the mind; because every women who uses these wiles hath been reserved for eternal punishment.

  • An example can be found in the Testament of Judah how a woman can be adorned with the intent to deceive in the mind. 

Testament of Judah 12:4-8

4...the spirits of jealousy and of fornication arrayed themselves against me, until I lay with Bathshua the Canaanite, and Tamar, who was espoused to my sons. For I said to my father-in-law: I will take counsel with my father, and so will I take thy daughter. And he was unwilling, but he showed me a boundless store of gold in his daughter’s behalf; for he was 5 a king. And he adorned her with gold and pearls, and caused her to pour out wine for us at the 6 feast with the beauty of women. And the wine turned aside my eyes, and pleasure blinded my 7 heart. And I became enamoured of and I lay with her, and transgressed the commandment of 8 AHAYAH and the commandment of my fathers, and I took her to wife.

  • On the other hand, a righteous woman can also be adorned beautifully with good intent too: 

Son 1:10 

 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

Eze 16:11  

I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.

Eze 16:12  

And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.

Eze 16:13

  Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.

  • So jewelry in itself is not against the law, but the intent of the heart is where the Lord looks to if we are in the faith or not. 

Laws on Tattoos 

Tattoos are against the law, as it is written "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks H7085 upon you." Lev 19:28.  

Definition:

H7085

קעקע

BDB Definition: incision, imprintment, tattoo, mark.

Strong's Definition: From the same as 6970; an incision or gash:— + mark.

  • If one already has tattoos, come unto Alahayim as you are, yet sin no more. For your baptism into Yache was for the remission of former sins, {Rom 3:25} so there is no need to turn to a carnal element of seeking to be justified in the flesh by removing the tattoos when you have already been justified in the Spirit by the blood of the Son of Alahayim to purge the conscience from dead works.