So Jacob said to his household and
to all who were with him, “Put
away the foreign gods that are
among you and purify yourselves
and change your garments.
So they gave to Jacob all the
foreign gods that they had, and
the rings that were in their ears.
Jacob hid them under the terebinth
tree that was near Shechem.
So Aaron said to them, “Take off
the rings of gold that are in the
ears of your wives, your sons, and
your daughters, and bring them to
me.” So all the people took off
the rings of gold that were in
their ears and brought them to
You shall not make any cuts on
your body for the dead or tattoo
yourselves: I am the Lord.
And we have brought the Lord's
offering, what each man found,
articles of gold, armlets and
bracelets, signet rings, earrings,
and beads, to make atonement for
ourselves before the Lord.
Then you shall take an awl, and
put it through his ear into the
door, and he shall be your slave
forever. And to your female slave
you shall do the same.
And Gideon said to them, “Let me
make a request of you: every one
of you give me the earrings from
his spoil.” (For they had golden
earrings, because they were
In that day the Lord will take
away the finery of the anklets,
the headbands, and the crescents;
the pendants, the bracelets, and
the scarves; the headdresses, the
armlets, the sashes, the perfume
boxes, and the amulets; the signet
rings and nose rings; the festal
robes, the mantles, the cloaks,
and the handbags; ...
And I put a ring on your nose and
earrings in your ears and a
beautiful crown on your head.
Do you not know that you are God's
temple and that God's Spirit
dwells in you?
(1 Corinthians 3:16)
Or do you not know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, whom you have from
God? You are not your own, for you
were bought with a price. So
glorify God in your body.
(1 Corinthians 6:19,20)
So, whether you eat or drink, or
whatever you do, do all to the
glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)
Children, obey your parents in
everything, for this pleases the
Likewise also that women should
adorn themselves in respectable
apparel, with modesty and
self-control, not with braided
hair and gold or pearls or costly
(1 Timothy 2:9)
Do not let your adorning be
external—the braiding of hair and
the putting on of gold jewelry, or
the clothing you wear— but let
your adorning be the hidden person
of the heart with the imperishable
beauty of a gentle and quiet
spirit, which in God's sight is
(1 Peter 3:3,4)
Do not love the world or the
things in the world. If anyone
loves the world, the love of the
Father is not in him. For all that
is in the world—the desires of the
flesh and the desires of the eyes
and pride in possessions—is not
from the Father but is from the
(1 John 2:15,16)