50 Bible Verses about Hats

The symbolism of hats, often overlooked, carries a profound spiritual metaphor in the fabric of our lives.

Much like choosing a hat for its purpose or style, we don various roles and attitudes in our life’s journey. The Bible, rich in allegory and wisdom, touches upon this concept, guiding us in selecting our ‘hats’ with intention and purpose.

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes,” Paul exhorts in Ephesians 6:11, a vivid image of donning spiritual protection as one would choose a hat for battle. As we delve into the scriptures, we find guidance on how to ‘wear’ our roles and responsibilities with dignity, purpose, and alignment with God’s will.

In the sacred texts, hats are often mentioned as symbols of honor, authority, and identity.

The high priest in the Old Testament wore a turban as a sign of his unique role, as described in Exodus 28:40: “Make tunics, sashes and caps for Aaron’s sons to give them dignity and honor.”

Similarly, in Ezekiel 44:18, it is commanded, “They must not wear anything that makes them perspire.” This directive underscores the importance of wearing what is appropriate for one’s role and function, a principle that extends beyond physical garments to our spiritual ‘attire’.

The Bible encourages us to consider what our metaphorical hats represent in our lives – are they symbols of pride, humility, service, or authority? From the humble shepherd’s headgear to the royal crowns of kings, each hat mentioned in the scriptures carries a message about the role and character of its wearer.

As we explore these 50 verses about hats, let us reflect on the ‘hats’ we choose to wear each day. May these passages inspire us to select them with wisdom, wear them with humility, and align them with the divine purpose God has for each of us.

Hats as Symbols of Authority and Honor

Exodus 28:40

“For Aaron’s sons, you shall make tunics and sashes and caps, for glory and for beauty.”

1 Corinthians 11:7

“A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.”

Ezekiel 44:18

“They shall have linen turbans on their heads, and linen undergarments around their waists. They shall not gird themselves with anything that causes sweat.”

Esther 6:8

“Let them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head.”

Zechariah 3:5

“And I said, ‘Let them put a clean turban on his head.’ So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord was standing by.”

Hats in Worship and Ceremony

Exodus 39:28

“And a turban of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen.”

Leviticus 8:9

“And he placed the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he placed the golden plate, the holy crown, as the Lord commanded Moses.”

Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Isaiah 61:10

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”

Revelation 4:4

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.

Hats Signifying Roles and Identity

1 Samuel 17:38

“Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail.”

Nehemiah 4:18

“For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.”

Psalm 60:7

Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver.

Psalm 108:8

“Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver.”

Daniel 3:21

Then these men were bound in their coats, their trousers, and their turbans, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Hats as a Reflection of Cultural Practices

Ruth 3:15

“He also said, ‘Bring the shawl that you have on and hold it out.’ When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and placed the bundle on her. Then he went back to town.”

1 Kings 18:46

“The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.”

Song of Solomon 5:7

The watchmen who went about the city found me; they struck me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

Jeremiah 2:37

From this place also you shall go forth, with your hands on your head; for the Lord has rejected those in whom you trust, and you shall not prosper with them.

Acts 21:11

Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, ‘The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.”

Hats Symbolizing Protection and Provision

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover, his mother made him a little robe and brought it to him from year to year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

Psalm 140:7

“O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.”

Isaiah 59:17

“He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.”

Ephesians 6:17

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

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