Sackcloth
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Sackcloth

cloth used in making sacks or bags, a coarse fabric, of a dark color, made of goat's hair, (Isaiah 50:3; Revelation 6:12) end resembling the eilicium of the Romans. It, was used also for making the rough garments used by mourners, which were in extreme cases worn next the skin. (1 Kings 21:27; 2 Kings 6:30; Job 16:15; Isaiah 32:11)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Cloth made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners (Genesis 37:34; 42:25; 2 Samuel 3:31; Esther 4:1, 2; Psalm 30:11, etc.), and as a sign of repentance (Matthew 11:21). It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:8).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress, mortification, or penitence.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SACKCLOTH

sak'-kloth.

See BURIAL.

Greek
4526. sakkos -- sackcloth
... sackcloth. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: sakkos Phonetic Spelling:
(sak'-kos) Short Definition: sack-cloth Definition: sack-cloth, a sign of ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8242. saq -- sack, sackcloth
... 8241, 8242. saq. 8243 . sack, sackcloth. Transliteration: saq Phonetic
Spelling: (sak) Short Definition: sackcloth. Word Origin ...
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6941. qedorannith -- as mourners
... mournfully. Adverb from qadar; blackish ones (ie In sackcloth); used adverbially,
in mourning weeds -- mournfully. see HEBREW qadar. 6940, 6941. ...
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6937. qadar -- to be dark
... A primitive root; to be ashy, ie Dark-colored; by implication, to mourn (in sackcloth
or sordid garments) -- be black(-ish), be (make) dark(-en), X heavily ...
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Library

Watkinson -- the Transfigured Sackcloth
... WATKINSON " THE TRANSFIGURED SACKCLOTH. THE TRANSFIGURED SACKCLOTH BIOGRAPHICAL
NOTE. ... WATKINSON. BORN IN 1838. THE TRANSFIGURED SACKCLOTH[1]. ...
/.../the worlds great sermons volume 8/watkinson the transfigured sackcloth.htm

"Grief, Like a Garment, Cloth'd Me Round, "And Sackcloth was My ...
... 7 "Grief, like a garment, cloth'd me round, "And sackcloth was my dress,
"While I procur'd for naked souls "A robe of righteousness. ...
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Further Examples from the Old Testament in Favour of Fasting.
... if it is true, (as it is), that on hearing the announcement of the harshness of
the foe, he rent his garment, put on sackcloth, and bade the elders of the ...
/.../chapter vii further examples from the.htm

Of the Monk's Robe.
... up at the present day their customs, these we also should reject as superfluous
and useless: wherefore they utterly disapproved of a robe of sackcloth as being ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter ii of the monks.htm

of the Woman driven into the Wilderness.
... Of the Witnesses on Earth prophesying in Sackcloth. ... Fourthly, and lastly,
Of the witnesses prophesying in sackcloth for 1260 days. ...
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The Bible and the French Revolution.
... And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand
two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.... ...
/.../white/the great controversy between christ and satan /15 the bible and the.htm

The Bible and the French Revolution
... And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand
two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. . . . ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/white/the great controversy/chapter 15 the bible and.htm

Then came the worde of the lorde vn to Ionas agayne
... And the people of Niniue beleued God/ and proclaymed fastynge/ and arayed them
selues in sackcloth/ as well the greate as the small of them. ...
/.../tyndale/the prophete ionas with an introduccion/then came the worde of.htm

Threefold Repentance
... and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall he overthrown.5. So the people of Ninoveh
believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/threefold repentance.htm

Jonah the Narrow-Minded Patriot
... And the people of Nineveh believed God; and they ordered a fast and put
on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. And ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/jonah the narrow-minded patriot.htm

Thesaurus
Sackcloth (47 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SACKCLOTH. sak'-kloth. See BURIAL. Multi-Version
Concordance Sackcloth (47 Occurrences). Matthew 11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! ...
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Sackcloth-garment (1 Occurrence)
Sackcloth-garment. Sackclothes, Sackcloth-garment. Sacked .
Multi-Version Concordance Sackcloth-garment (1 Occurrence). ...
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Rendeth (23 Occurrences)
... Genesis 37:34 And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his
loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days, (YLT). ...
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Baldness (11 Occurrences)
... sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well
set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding ...
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Gird (44 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 3:31 David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear
your clothes, and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. ...
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Wail (50 Occurrences)
... (YLT). 2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with
him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. ...
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Girded (48 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 20:32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads,
and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I ...
/g/girded.htm - 21k

Ashes (44 Occurrences)
... the King James Version), and of national humiliation, as when the children of Israel
were assembled under Nehemiah "with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth ...
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Tore (59 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS NIV). Genesis 37:34 Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on
his waist, and mourned for his son many days. (WEB NAS NIV). ...
/t/tore.htm - 25k

Waist (36 Occurrences)
... WEB NIV). Genesis 37:34 Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his
waist, and mourned for his son many days. (WEB). Exodus 12 ...
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Concordance
Sackcloth (47 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:21
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 10:13
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 6:12
I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 11:3
I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 37:34
Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 11:32
And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; then shall it be clean.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 3:31
David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear your clothes, and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. King David followed the bier.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 21:10
Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water was poured on them from the sky. She allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day, nor the animals of the field by night.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 20:31
His servants said to him, "See now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Please let us put sackcloth on our bodies, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel. Maybe he will save your life."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 20:32
So they put sackcloth on their bodies and ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, "Your servant Ben Hadad says,'Please let me live.'" He said, "Is he still alive? He is my brother."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 21:27
It happened, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 6:30
It happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes (now he was passing by on the wall); and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth underneath on his flesh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:1
It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:2
He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 21:16
David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Yahweh standing between earth and the sky, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:1
Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth on them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 4:1
Now when Mordecai found out all that was done, Mordecai tore his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and wailed loudly and a bitterly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 4:2
He came even before the king's gate, for no one is allowed inside the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 4:3
In every province, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 4:4
Esther's maidens and her eunuchs came and told her this, and the queen was exceedingly grieved. She sent clothing to Mordecai, to replace his sackcloth; but he didn't receive it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 16:15
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 30:11
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me. You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 69:11
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:24
It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:3
In their streets, they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 20:2
at that time Yahweh spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your shoes from off your feet." He did so, walking naked and barefoot.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 22:12
In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 32:11
Tremble, you women who are at ease! Be troubled, you careless ones! Strip yourselves, make yourselves naked, and put sackcloth on your waist.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 37:1
It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into Yahweh's house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 37:2
He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 50:3
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 58:5
Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 4:8
For this gird yourself with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of Yahweh hasn't turned back from us.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 6:26
Daughter of my people, gird yourself with sackcloth, and wallow in ashes! Mourn, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the destroyer shall suddenly come on us.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:37
For every head is bald, and every beard clipped: on all the hands are cuttings, and on the waist sackcloth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 49:3
Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, you daughters of Rabbah, dress yourself in sackcloth: lament, and run back and forth among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, they keep silence; They have cast up dust on their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 7:18
They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be on all faces, and baldness on all their heads.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:31
and they shall make themselves bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 9:3
I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:8
Mourn like a virgin dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:13
Put on sackcloth and mourn, you priests! Wail, you ministers of the altar. Come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God, for the meal offering and the drink offering are withheld from your God's house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 8:10
I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will make you wear sackcloth on all your bodies, and baldness on every head. I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jonah 3:5
The people of Nineveh believed God; and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jonah 3:6
The news reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jonah 3:8
but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and animal, and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Sackcloth

Sackcloth of a Black Colour

Sackcloth Sack

Sackcloth was Worn by God's Prophets

Sackcloth was Worn by Persons in Affliction

Sackcloth was Worn in the Streets

Sackcloth was Worn with Ashes on the Head

Sackcloth was Worn: At Funerals

Sackcloth was Worn: Frequently Next the Skin in Deep Afflictions

Sackcloth was Worn: Girt About the Loins

Sackcloth was Worn: Often Over the Whole Person

Sackcloth was Worn: Often With Ropes on the Head

Sackcloth: (Covering the Heavens With) of Severe Judgments

Sackcloth: (Girding With) of Heavy Afflictions

Sackcloth: (Heavens Becoming As) of Severe Judgments

Sackcloth: (Putting of) Joy and Gladness

Sackcloth: A Symbol of Mourning

Sackcloth: Animals Covered With, at a Time of National Mourning

Sackcloth: Made of Coarse Hair

Sackcloth: No One Clothed In, Allowed Into the Palaces of Kings

Sackcloth: Rough and Unsightly

Sackcloth: The Jews Lay In, when in Deep Affliction

Sackcloth: Worn by Jacob when It Was Reported to Him That Joseph had been Devoured by Wild Animals

Related Terms

Sackcloth-garment (1 Occurrence)

Rendeth (23 Occurrences)

Baldness (11 Occurrences)

Gird (44 Occurrences)

Wail (50 Occurrences)

Girded (48 Occurrences)

Ashes (44 Occurrences)

Tore (59 Occurrences)

Waist (36 Occurrences)

Amoz (14 Occurrences)

Lament (44 Occurrences)

Eliakim (14 Occurrences)

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Rent (76 Occurrences)

Fasting (34 Occurrences)

Wailing (44 Occurrences)

Loins (72 Occurrences)

Mourning (85 Occurrences)

Korazin (2 Occurrences)

Nin'eveh (18 Occurrences)

Gently (19 Occurrences)

Girding (8 Occurrences)

Waists (5 Occurrences)

Fasteth (1 Occurrence)

Fasted (20 Occurrences)

Repented (49 Occurrences)

Eli'akim (12 Occurrences)

Despondently (1 Occurrence)

Dejectedly (1 Occurrence)

Mor'decai (51 Occurrences)

Miracles (65 Occurrences)

Meekly (1 Occurrence)

Performed (110 Occurrences)

Bald (12 Occurrences)

Blackness (13 Occurrences)

Bier (3 Occurrences)

Chorazin (2 Occurrences)

Ahab's (14 Occurrences)

Ago (61 Occurrences)

Senior (3 Occurrences)

Softy (1 Occurrence)

Softly (10 Occurrences)

Mourn (87 Occurrences)

Ropes (32 Occurrences)

Mighty (514 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Hezekiah's (9 Occurrences)

Shaved (23 Occurrences)

Entereth (40 Occurrences)

Withheld (32 Occurrences)

Maidens (40 Occurrences)

Loosed (41 Occurrences)

Wearing (43 Occurrences)

Clothed (153 Occurrences)

Drink-offering (33 Occurrences)

Works (379 Occurrences)

Mordecai (52 Occurrences)

Clothe (52 Occurrences)

Sackbut (4 Occurrences)

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Bodies (144 Occurrences)

Black (52 Occurrences)

Bitterness (37 Occurrences)

Covereth (61 Occurrences)

Girdle (44 Occurrences)

Sidon (35 Occurrences)

Ministers (49 Occurrences)

Beard (23 Occurrences)

Bethsaida (7 Occurrences)

Shebna (9 Occurrences)

Naked (56 Occurrences)

Howl (29 Occurrences)

Allowed (64 Occurrences)

Spend (54 Occurrences)

Scribe (55 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Anguish (75 Occurrences)

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