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Dress, Makeup, Jewelry
“In like manner also, (I command) that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with restraint and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array...” (1 Timothy 2:9).
Christian Grooming According to the Church Fathers
The following is a fairly comprehensive collection of quotes from the early Christian Church Fathers from 300 years of Christianity:
My Modesty Revolution
When I was a teen, long before I became religiously observant, more than anything in the world, I wanted to be thin. I had been obese since childhood, feeling like a spectator on the sidelines of life, and I would have given anything to look like the beautiful women I saw in magazines. One of my ultimate fantasies was losing all the weight and going out to buy myself a glamorous bathing suit.
Why I Choose to Dress Modestly
If one more person tells me that I need to be “liberated,” I’m going to have a fit.
nek ́lā́s (רביד, rābhīdh, “chain”): A neck-chain ornament, worn either separately (Ezekiel 16:11), or with pendants (Isaiah 3:19), such as crescents (Isaiah 3:18) or rings (Genesis 38:25); sometimes made of gold (Genesis 41:42; Daniel 5:29), or of strings of jewels (Song of Solomon 1:10). Even beasts of burden were sometimes so adorned by royalty (Judges 8:26). It was considered suggestive of pride (Psalms 73:6) or of filial loyalty (Proverbs 1:9). The word does not occur in the King James Version, but such adornments have always been popular in all the Bible lands.
nōz-jū ́elz, -jōō ́elz (נזם, nezem (probably from נזם, nāzam, “muzzle”) a “nose-ring,” or “nose-jewel,” so rendered in Isaiah 3:21; “jewel in a swine’s snout,” Proverbs 11:22, the King James Version margin “ring”; “jewel on thy forehead,” Ezekiel 16:12, “ring upon thy nose”): In Genesis 24:22, the King James Version rendered incorrectly “earring”; compare Genesis 24:47. Indeed, the word had also a more generic meaning of “ring” or “jewelry,” whether worn in the nose or not. See Genesis 35:4; Exodus 32:2, where the ornament was worn in the ear. There are several cases without specification, uniformly rendered, without good reason, however, “earring” in the King James Version (Exodus 35:22; Judges 8:24, 8:25; Job 42:11 (“ring”); Proverbs 25:12; Hosea 2:13 (15)).
Gold Neckchain Addition
Take Up His Neck-Cross