Colors in the Bible - Purple

Mark 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

Proverbs 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple

Esther 8:15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

My thoughts:  I read that purple in the Bible is representative of royalty.  I concluded that Jesus was clothed in purple at His crucifixion because He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  I don't know what the soldiers were thinking when they did that, but Jesus is Lord.

Also in the book of Proverbs, the virtuous woman is clothed in purple.  Well, that is very fitting especially since Jesus is her example.

Do you have any thoughts on the color purple in the Bible? Let me know in the comment section.

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