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Vail or Veil

  • A covering for the head usually worn by women.

    Genesis 38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.

  • WAS WORN
    • As a token of modesty.

      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.

    • vail (KJV Dictionary)

    • As a token of subjection.

      1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

      1 Corinthians 11:6-7 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. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

      1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

    • For concealment.

      Genesis 38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.

    See VAIL in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • The removing of, considered rude and insolent.

    Song of Solomon 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.

  • Removing of, threatened as a punishment to ungodly women.

    Isaiah 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

  • Moses put one on to conceal the glory of his face.

    Exodus 34:33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.

    2 Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

  • Bible concordance for VAIL

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of the spiritual blindness of the Gentile nations.

      Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

    • Of the spiritual blindness of the Jewish nation.

      2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

 
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