What Does The Bible Say About Modesty?

What Does The Bible Say About Modesty?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Sirach 26:15 – A modest wife adds charm to charm, and no balance can weigh the value of a chaste soul.

Philippians 4:5 – Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.

Philippians 4:8 – For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.

1 Corinthians 12:23 – and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

1 Timothy 2:9 – also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire

1 Timothy 2:15 – Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.


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