The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COVERING, participle present tense Spreading over; laying over; concealing; vailing; clothing; wrapping; inclosing; protecting; disguising.


1. That which convers; any thing spread or laid over another, whether for security or concealment.

Noah removed the covering of the ark. Genesis 8:13.

He spread a cloud for a covering Psalms 105:39.

Destruction hath no covering Job 26:6.

2. A cover; a lid.

Every open vessel that hath no covering Numbers 19:15.

3. Clothing; raiment; garments; dress.

They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold. Job 24:7.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Covering of the Eyes

Occurs only in Genesis 20:16. In the Revised Version the rendering is "it (i.e., Abimelech's present of 1,000 pieces of silver to Abraham) is for thee a covering of the eyes." This has been regarded as an implied advice to Sarah to conform to the custom of married women, and wear a complete veil, covering the eyes as well as the rest of the face.