Isaiah 20:1 In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and took it,
Isaiah 20:2 at that time the Lord had spoken by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your loins and take off your shoes from your feet,” and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot
Isaiah 20:3 the Lord said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia,
Isaiah 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isaiah 20:5 Then they shall be dismayed and confounded because of Ethiopia their hope and of Egypt their boast.
We have some intriguing verses in both the Old and New Testament pertaining to how a woman should attract a man for marriage, enabling him to honorably copulate with her and her with him, and facilitate production of babes in the womb.
Specifically, just what is acceptable for a man not yet married to a particular woman to see pertaining to her potentially-unclothed body before he marries her, and what is acceptable for a woman not yet married to a particular man to show of her potentially-unclothed body before she marries him.
Within the Sacred-66-books Holy Bible, Scripture informs us:
Job 31:1 "I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
3 Does not calamity befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
4 Does not he see my ways, and number all my steps?
9 "If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door;
10 then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
11 For that would be a heinous crime; that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
12 for that would be a fire which consumes unto Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase.
Matthew 5:27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
28 But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.
30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
31 "It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
32 But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
It probably is obvious to either of both genders that erotic lust can come into play relating to how a woman is adequately or properly dressed, mis-dressed, or not dressed at all involving what body parts she exposes to a man which he accidentally or deliberately happens to see and/or continues to view as much as he can.
Contemplate the following verses, the allowances and prohibitions pertaining to a woman's publicly-observable nudity, or lack of it, and the rationale behind them:
Genesis 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
Ge 3:7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
Ge 3:10 And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
Ge 3:11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
Ge 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
Exodus 20:26 And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.'
Ex 28:42 And you shall make for them linen breeches to cover their naked flesh; from the loins to the thighs they shall reach (underpants required, in contrast to the upside-down monk butts seen in Monty Python's Holy Grail)...
Leviticus 18:9 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.
Le 18:10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter or of your daughter's daughter, for their nakedness is your own nakedness.
Le 18:11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten by your father, since she is your sister.
Le 18:15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Le 18:16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness.
Le 20:19 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for that is to make naked one's near kin; they shall bear their iniquity.
1 Samuel 19:24 And he too stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel, and lay naked all that day and all that night. Hence it is said, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all that were naked among them; they clothed them, gave them sandals...
Job 1:21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
Job 24:7 They lie all night naked, without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.
Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil, which he may carry away in his hand.
Isaiah 20:2 at that time the LORD had spoken by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loose the sackcloth from your loins and take off your shoes from your feet," and he had done so, walking naked and barefoot--
Isa 20:3 the LORD said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia,
Isa 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isa 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Isa 57:8 Behind the door and the doorpost you have set up your symbol; for, deserting me, you have uncovered your bed, you have gone up to it, you have made it wide; and you have made a bargain for yourself with them, you have loved their bed, you have looked on nakedness.
Ezekiel 16:7 and grow up like a plant of the field.' And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full maidenhood; your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare.
Eze 16:8 "When I passed by you again and looked upon you, behold, you were at the age for love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yea, I plighted my troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord GOD, and you became mine.
Eze 16:36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them,
Eze 16:37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you loathed; I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
Eze 23:10 These uncovered her nakedness; they seized her sons and her daughters; and her they slew with the sword; and she became a byword among women, when judgment had been executed upon her.
Eze 23:18 When she carried on her harlotry so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned from her sister.
Eze 23:29 and they shall deal with you in hatred, and take away all the fruit of your labor, and leave you naked and bare, and the nakedness of your harlotry shall be uncovered....
Lamentations 1:8 Jerusalem sinned grievously, therefore she became filthy; all who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; yea, she herself groans, and turns her face away.
Hosea 2:3 lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
Ho 2:9 Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, which were to cover her nakedness.
Nahum 3:5 Behold, I 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.
2 Corinthians 5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Revelation 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Re 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes (NOT mini-robes!), with palm branches in their hands,
Re 7:13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"
Clearly, we can easily perceived from the passages above that nakedness and erotica are frequently a direct cause-and-effect scenario and phenomenon.
Interestingly, it seems that some body-parts exposure of a woman is acceptable in general public view:
First Corinthians 12:23 and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, First Corinthians 12:24 which our more presentable parts do not require.....
First Timothy 2:8-9 .....women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel.....
Yet, sexual harassment can occur even with non-solicited then non-desired exposure of a non-married woman's face and voice to men not presently married to them, but in stark contrast much desired by a man for that of his bride (in marriage):
Song of Solomon 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for YOUR voice is sweet, and YOUR face is attractive.
Proverbs 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone (NO sharing!), and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost.
Song of Solomon 2:15 Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom."
It gets even more graphic Scripturally as to what a man finds erotically compelling pertaining to his own wife or concubines, as opposed to what is forced upon his eyesight by the licentious and lascivious:
Song of Solomon 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, O royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks (i.e. loose long hair) are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 How fair and pleasant you are, loved one, delectable maiden!
7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
with a warning given to immodest and indecently-exposed outsiders not married to him:
Proverbs 7:10 And wow, a woman meets him, mis-dressed as a harlot, wily of heart.
11 She is loud and wayward, her feet do not stay at home;
12 now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.
13 She seizes him and kisses him, and with impudent face she says to him:
14 "I had to offer sacrifices, and today I have paid my vows;
15 so now I have come out to meet you, to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
16 I have decked my couch with coverings, colored spreads of Egyptian linen;
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.
19 For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey;
20 he took a bag of money with him; at full moon he will come home."
21 With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him.
22 All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast
23 till an arrow pierces its entrails; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
24 And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths;
26 for many a victim has she laid low; yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
So 2:7 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the hinds of the field, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
So 3:5 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the hinds of the field, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
So 8:4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
Jealous and retributionary retaliation for ignoring or disregarding and disobeying the above swimsuit/bikini-like/etc. description can be lethal, whether the infraction concerns illicit mopheadedness:
Numbers 5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair of the woman's head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh--with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired heads of the enemy.'
1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
16 If any one is inclined to be contentious, we recognize no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
Or general-public-view illicit sleeveslessness:
2 Samuel 13:18 Now she was wearing a long-sleeved full-length dress; for thus were the virgin daughters of the king traditionally clad.....
Or general-public-view improper legwear (including lack of decent legwear entirely):
Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
4 Our Redeemer--the LORD of hosts is his name--is the Holy One of Israel.
Or general-public-view sandals/flipflops-footed or other sockslessness (including other insufficient footwear):
Jeremiah 2:25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'
Typically immodest and lurid american styles and fashions of warm-weather spring and summer and early fall are obviously lacking, and lewd, wrong and defiling - seriously needing correction - if many of the sexual social-issue concerns are to be rectified as to the aberrant immentalities and proclamations and misbehaviors of maliciously-competitive and arrogantly-noxious feminist sexism, homogay perversion, evolution mythology, porn (both illegal and pseudo-"legal"), sexual abuse and assault and rape, premarital and extramarital pregnancy, frigidity and desertion, venereal disease, abortion homicide, plus a lot more.
It behooves both genders to be cognizant of applicable Biblical verses pertaining to what and when and where to expose whatever, what to suggest or recommend or advocate should be exposed corresponding to the when and where and under what conditions, what the [marital-quest] purpose is for the general-public exposure that is publicly and Scripturally acceptable outside of marriage, and the limitations of what should be gazed upon (though not necessarily stared at) resulting in display and exhibition of lust:
1 Timothy 5:1 Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as you would a father; treat younger men like brothers,
2 older women like mothers, younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras] like sisters, in all purity.
1Ti 5:14 So I would have younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras] (NOT: "widows" Gr. cheras) marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
Titus 2:6 Likewise urge the younger men to control themselves.
SATAN: Hey, sexy nude. Get your bare little hinder over here, on the double.
EVE: [Thinking to herself: Wow - a talking serpent! Kinky! I gotta check this out!]: Why? Whaddaya want?
SATAN: Hungry, toots? Have a nice apple!
EVE: Why in the wide, wide, wide world of sports don't you mind your own business, Devil? Why butt into my affairs? Here I am, walking along without any disturbance and harassment.....and you interfere and do your damndest to try and mess things up. What gives? No - I'll pass on that apple, or whatever it is.
SATAN: Why? Did God say that you can't eat of any tree-fruit in the garden, or instead of any 'tree' in the garden?"
EVE: How the hell did you come up with that misrepresentation, snakey? You know damn well that God did not say that we can't eat of any tree in the garden! What are you - dense? Some kind of a nut? Hard of hearing? Listen up to His Words more carefully, slinky. For your information, He said we could eat off any tree except the one you want me to eat off of. And if I might add a few despicably-apocryphal words, God might have said: 'We cannot even touch the forbidden fruit, not to mention eat it, lest we die'......though I can't quite recall the exact inerrant ben Asher Masoretic Hebrew Old-Testament Text nor the infallible Scrivener-Trinitarian Greek New-Testament Text wording.
SATAN: What's "die?" Do you have any idea, you hideous ignoramus? You wouldn't die completely - right away - in every sense of the word. You merely start to die in every way. It'll take a while. Anyway, don't believe that stuff. He lies. Your innocence of being naked will die, and you will start to blush with shame to beat all if you taste the fruit.
EVE: God lies, huh? You are one f-k of an accursed as-hole! I don't know what to think. I should go talk it over with Adam first, instead of being a naive and gullible dippy-twit, feminist-sexist, self-sufficient, power-hungry idiot. At any rate, the apple looks good - no worms or rot or anything - so, what the heck, I'll take a bite and see if I start to "die" gradually (whatever the duce THAT means) and become ashamed of my alleged 'total nakedness.'
ADAM: Hey Eve, why are you so far away and trying to hide from me? And what's that silly little apron for, which you're wearing - hiding your pubic hair from me?
EVE: I ate the Forbidden Fruit, and my eyes are opened.
It took you long enough to observe that I am only sort of clothed now with my arms, breasts, back, thighs, butt, legs, and feet still exposed to general public view....and I'm ashamed of letting you - my husband - see my private genitalia...and now I know murder, stealing, adultery, sodomy, kidnapping abduction, lying, cheating, abortion, evolution, atheism, blasphemy, plus every other type of evil - especially feminist-sexist-twit, "equal"-to-and-arrogantly-competitive-against-men chauvenism.....and...your penis is showing.
Here, you indecently-exposed pervert, eat some of this crap yourself, so you can be defiled like me. You're a holier-than-thou embarrassment the way you are now.
ADAM: No kiddin? Gimme some of that stuff, so I also can pollute myself, disobey God's explicit Word to not so do, and die -- after blaming you the deceived and egocentrically power-hungry weaker gender for being such a presumptive fool!
GOD: Oh Adam? Eve? Come out, come out - wherever you are....even though I'm omniscient and know everything as to what you've done, and YOU have to start a discussion of indecent exposure.
ADAM: God, I feel dirty.
WHY did You create the earth and heavens and all therein? Were You lonely, and therefore inadequate to exist without mortal companionship and communication? Did You have a self-esteem problem, requiring You to create what or who could or would praise You? Why did You create us humans with a free will so we could screw up - instead of making us robots? What the hell advantage is free choice if You saw we going to misuse it? You like the prospect of being surprised and disappointed by us?
Why did You put the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden - and right in the middle, at that? Why did You even suggest evil...or dying.....in the first place? How were we to know what that was, and how bad it is?? It is alleged You tempt no one to sin, yet You did tempt us by creating that Subtle-Serpent creature and the Forbidden Tree! Therefore, did You not sin, making it easy for us to understand that Jesus Christ is to become sin for us someday by hanging on a tree and becoming a curse for us...so that we will have fully-clothed spiritual and fleshly bodies in The New Jerusalem in the distant future?
Why did You incarnate Satan in snake form? Should we now kill all snakes we see to rid the world of wickedness?
We need some better clothes, Lord.
WHY did You create us naked at all to begin with? You like seeing pornography? Why did You not tell us exactly what nudity was? Were You ashamed of it? What was the big secret? So what if we had know we were naked? True, clothes of any degree would not have appealed to us at that time anyway, but instead would have seemed senseless, needless, useless -- a ridiculous cumbersome annoyance and inconvenience.
WHY did You give us a shameless attitude about total nudity before we ate The Fruit, then give us shame about that same total nudity after we ate? How are we supposed to reproduce wearing these clothes? It is now OK to strip completely nude to get sexually aroused enough to have intercourse with or without pleasure, get pregnant, and make babies?
GOD: So I'm creative - give Me a break. Don't worry about it. The 66-book HOLY BIBLE will soon become written - full of sacred stories of rape, murder, molestation, incest, prostitution, adultery, indecent exposure, robbery, blasphemy, and so on. It will eventually get better. It's all part of My overall plan. You'll see.
Look, just because I did the equivalent of spreading out BBs on a smooth hard floor or a loose roller skate for you all....as blind innocent ones....to step on, I never told you to accidentally slip on them. In fact, I ordered you to not slip on them - deliberately or otherwise - but instead to watch out! Gonna now sue Me, complain to OSHA, or try take out expensive accident insurance? It was your choice to screw up and disobey Me. I cannot be blamed for you misusing your free choice - even though I was responsible and the cause of terroristically and dangerously imposing-or-providing-or-whatever the lethal Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, plus Subtle-Lying-Serpent Satan stumbling blocks within the Garden of Eden! Sorry I did not post a skull-and-crossbones flashing-neon warning sign in big letters surrounded by flashing strobe lights around That Tree, but I figured you all would eventually be curious, rebellious, and stupid enough to try what you did. And, I suppose that temporarily providing that eternal-fountain-of-youth-like Tree of Life was no consolation, either (because you had no reasonable idea what the scope of the word 'die' was).
However, it is NOT for Me to repent because of sin. I did not mis-choose to disobey My own arbitrarily-chosen will....YOU did! If it hasn't dawned on you all yet, I make the Rules of The Game you play by or should play by. If YOU violate any of what I've set up as standards, You are penalized accordingly for such infractions. Moreover, I realize it was not enough for Jesus [part of our Holy Trinity Godhead] to become humiliatingly incarnated in very limited and primitive human form to keep you from disobeying Me. In stark contrast, He - as God and as part of God contained in mortal/immortal flesh - knew He was of His Heavenly Father even as a kid, and so obviously saw absolutely NO sense nor need to disobey Daddy's Directives. Besides that, as One who could avoid being stoned by enraged jealous and egomaniac sinners by simply hiding Himself (sort of like a jedi on Star Wars using diversionary mind control), as One who could change water into wine and mega-multiply some boy's grocery lunch to feed a stadium-size crowd, as One who had at His beckoning legions of mighty angels, He had supreme power to not be afraid of humanity and thus could afford to tell them off like He did. So, it was necessary for Him to be phenomenally humiliated even more by being murdered by them....to be fair with you all.
In summary, YOU have to repent - I Myself do not have to, nor will I. Who would I repent to: Myself? You? Who sits on the Creator's throne and cannot be kicked off? You? I have been, am now, and will be perfectly consistent with My own will and how I set up things. YOU have not! Either you do things My way with your 'free' will....or you go down. No offense, but: Get a Life, and Get With The Program!
Keep in mind (as much as you're able with your pathetically-infinitesmal puny comprehension and perceptual capacity) how infinitely great I am. And good. I already have been, am now, and will be very benevolent to you all. You like the moderate temperatures, and the exquisitely-beautiful phenomena of My nature? Things could be one Hell of a lot worse - literally! - if I wanted them to!!! So shape up, or ship out.
Remember, God so loved the world....that the broad-and-easy-road-to-destruction Immoral Majority who do not believe in Jesus and obey Him when they find out about Him, will rightly burn eternally while suspended within the invisibly-flaming Outer Darkness of the Lake of Fire forever! So much for the nude young broads and booze in Nirvana mythology.