A word that in biblical usage designates aspects of clothing. 1 A loose corner of a garment (1Sam 15:27; 1Sam 24:4-5) like the one David removed from Saul’s robe. 2 Both literally and figuratively the edge of a garment. For a literal description of the decoration to be put on the edge of the ephod, see (Exod 28:33-34; Exod 39:24-26). A figurative use is as a sign of Jerusalem’s shame (Jer 13:22; Jer 13:26; Lam 1:9; Nah 3:5).

1Sam 15:27

27As Samuel turned to go away, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore.

1Sam 24:4-5

4The men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good ... View more

Exod 28:33-34

33On its lower hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, all around the lower hem, with bells of gold between them all around—34a gold ... View more

Exod 39:24-26

24On the lower hem of the robe they made pomegranates of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen.25They also made bells of pure gold, and put ... View more

Jer 13:22

22And if you say in your heart,
“Why have these things come upon me?”
it is for the greatness of your iniquity
that your skirts are lifted up,
and you are viola ... View more

Jer 13:26

26I myself will lift up your skirts over your face,
and your shame will be seen.

Lam 1:9

9Her uncleanness was in her skirts;
she took no thought of her future;
her downfall was appalling,
with none to comfort her.
“O Lord, look at my affliction,
for ... View more

Nah 3:5

5I am against you,
says the Lord of hosts,
and will lift up your skirts over your face;
and I will let nations look on your nakedness
and kingdoms on your shame ... View more

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