Isaiah 03:22

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Isaiah 3:22


22 The
changeable suits of apparel,
[machalatsah] and the mantles, [ma`ataphah] and the wimples, [mitpachath] and the
crisping pins,
[chariyt] KJV-Interlinear


22 festal
robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses, NASB


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The prior verses were descriptions of ornaments, and now Isaiah changes to descriptions of entire suits of clothing and apparel.

Changeable suits, ‘machalatsah,’ refers to clothing that is pulled off and thus changed from one set of clothes to another set of clothes. This is primarily a reference to more fashionable clothing, more expensive clothing, not common everyday wear, but clothing that is worn on special occasions.

This would apply to someone who has several sets of clothing, to someone who has invested a great deal of time and money in acquiring many sets of clothing. This also implies a status symbol in the owning of many fashionable sets of apparel, as well as the constant changing of appearance tailored for some specific or changing audience. Different day, different audience, different look.

Mantles, ‘ma ataphah,’ means to cover, to clothe. This is a piece of clothing that is put on over other clothes, like an outer robe or tunic or coat of sorts, yet these are typically full length from head to foot.

Wimples, ‘mitpachath,’ refers typically a cloak for the female. It is a hood or veil, and again a piece of clothing that covers over the top of all other clothing, such as in a full length hooded coat. It is also referred to as a wrap around in which one could take a nap or sleep while wearing it. It is a comfort outer garment. It can also be used to hide ones identity.

Crisping pins, ‘chariyt,’ refers to purses or large money bags usually attached to the waist, in which valuables were carried.

Now, while the articles of jewelry served to decorate the individual, the clothing serves to cover over all that is remaining, or the entire body.

Isaiah continues to list the things that have been given more importance than ones own self. Namely the external or outer aspects of the body, rather than the inner real self, which is the soul.

People will expend great sums of time and money and effort (many changes), in order make themselves presentable, clever, dignified, appropriate, better than they really are. Outside are the temporary things, articles of clothing, while inside where the real person resides, is the real look, the real substance, or rather lack of it, the hidden self.

The clothing offers a convenient disguise and deception in so far as other people are concerned. People judge based on the outward appearance. The opinions of people amount to nothing.

But the real judge is God, and it is His judgment (evaluation) which will determine your eternal future.

Gods judgment is not of a fashion show, but of the soul.





Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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