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Isaiah 3:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— the hand-mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— the mirrors, and the fine linen bodices, and the turbans, and the flowing veils.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and the mirrors, and the linen wraps, and the tiaras, and the cloaks.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Of the mirrors, and of the linen garments, And of the hoods, and of the vails,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And lookingglasses, and lawns, and headbands, and fine veils.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The glasses, and the fine linnen, and the hoods, and the vailes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and those made of fine linen, and the purple [ones], and the scarlet [ones], and the fine linen, interwoven with gold and purple, and the light coverings for couches.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The glasses, 1549
{1549} Prime
From H1540; a tablet for writing (as bare); by analogy a mirror (as a plate).
and the fine linen, 5466
{5466} Prime
From an unused root meaning to envelop; a wrapper, that is, shirt.
and the hoods, 6797
{6797} Prime
From H6801; a head dress (that is, piece of cloth wrapped around).
and the vails. 7289
{7289} Prime
From H7286 in the sense of spreading; a veil (as expanded).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 3:23

_ _ glasses — mirrors of polished metal (Exodus 38:8). But the Septuagint, a transparent, gauze-like, garment.

_ _ hoods — miters, or diadems (Isaiah 62:3; Zechariah 3:5).

_ _ veils — large enough to cover the head and person. Distinct from the smaller veils (“mufflers”) above (Genesis 24:65). Token of woman’s subjection (1 Corinthians 11:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 3:16-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 3:23

Glasses — The looking — glasses, as we call them, tho' in truth they were not made of glass, but of bright and burnished brass.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 3:23

The mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the (s) veils.

(s) In rehearsing all these things particularly he shows the lightness and vanity of such as cannot be content with comely apparel according to their degree.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 38:8 And he made the laver [of] brass, and the foot of it [of] brass, of the lookingglasses of [the women] assembling, which assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

fine linen:

Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
1 Chronicles 15:27 And David [was] clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also [had] upon him an ephod of linen.
Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.


Genesis 24:65 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.
Ruth 3:15 Also he said, Bring the vail that [thou hast] upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six [measures] of barley, and laid [it] on her: and she went into the city.
Song of Songs 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.
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Gn 24:65; 41:42. Ex 38:8. Ru 3:15. 1Ch 15:27. So 5:7. Ezk 16:10. Lk 16:19. Rv 19:8, 14.

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