|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
This word denotes (1) absolute nakedness (Genesis 2:25; Job 1:21; Ecclesiastes 5:15; Micah 1:8; Amos 2:16); (2) being poorly clad (Isaiah 58:7; James 2:15). It denotes also (3) the state of one who has laid aside his loose outer garment (Lat. nudus), and appears clothed only in a long tunic or under robe worn next the skin (1 Samuel 19:24; Isaiah 47:3; Comp. Mark 14:52; John 21:7). It is used figuratively, meaning "being discovered" or "made manifest" (Job 26:6; Hebrews 4:13). In Exodus 32:25 the expression "the people were naked" (A.V.) is more correctly rendered in the Revised Version "the people were broken loose", i.e., had fallen into a state of lawlessness and insubordination. In 2 Chronicles 28:19 the words "he made Judah naked" (A.V.), but Revised Version "he had dealt wantonly in Judah," mean "he had permitted Judah to break loose from all the restraints of religion."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (a.) Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword.
2. (a.) Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless.
3. (a.) Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare.
4. (a.) Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain.
5. (a.) Mere; simple; plain.
6. (a.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare, or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a pericarp, buds without bud scales.
7. (a.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
na'-ked, na'-ked-nes: "Naked" in the Old Testament represents various derivatives of `ur and `arah chiefly, `arom (adj.) and `erwah (noun); in the New Testament the adjective is gumnos, the noun gumnotes, with verb gumneteuo, in 1 Corinthians 4:11. In Exodus 32:25 2 Chronicles 28:19, the King James Version adds para`, "break loose," "cast away restraint." Both the Greek and Hebrew forms mean "without clothing," but in both languages they, are used frequently in the sense of "lightly clad" or, simply, "without an outer garment." So, probably, is the meaning in John 21:7 -Peter was wearing only the chiton (see DRESS); and so perhaps in Mark 14:51, 52 and Micah 1:8. In Isaiah 20:2-4, however, the meaning is literally (for the "three years" of Isaiah 20:3 see the commentaries). So in Genesis 2:25; Genesis 3:7, where the act of sin is immediately followed by the sense of shame (see Delitzsch, Biblical Psychology, and Gunkel, at the place). A very common use of "naked" is also "without proper clothing" (Job 22:6 1 Corinthians 4:11, etc.), whence, of course, the expression "clothe naked." "Nakedness," in addition, is used as an euphemism in 1 Samuel 20:30. A slightly different euphemistic usage is that of Leviticus 18:19, which in Ezekiel 16:36, 37 is played off against the literal sense (compare Ezekiel 22:10; Ezekiel 23:18, 29). The point of Genesis 9:22, 23 is a little hard to grasp, but apparently there is here again an euphemism-this time for a particularly horrible act (see the commentaries and compare Habakkuk 2:15). Possibly some of these euphemisms are due to the Massoretes (see TEXT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT). The Jews objected vigorously to exposure of the body (even athletes insisting on a loin-cloth (compare 2 Maccabees 4:12, 13)), and compulsory nudity was the extreme of shame and humiliation (Isaiah 20:2-4 Lamentations 1:8 Hosea 2:3 Nahum 3:5, etc.). The relation of this attitude to Israel's high sexual morality needs no explanation.
Buroton Scott Easton
Naked (56 Occurrences)
Matthew 25:36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 25:38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 25:44 "Then they will also answer, saying,'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn't help you?' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 14:51 A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Mark 14:52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 21:7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It's the Lord!" So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his coat around him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the sea. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 19:16 The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Corinthians 5:3 if so be that being clothed we will not be found naked. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 11:27 in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Hebrews 4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
James 2:15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Revelation 3:17 Because you say,'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 16:15 "Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame." (WEB KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Revelation 17:16 The ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate, and will make her naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her utterly with fire. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 2:25 They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 3:7 The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 3:10 The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 3:11 God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:42 You shall make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the waist even to the thighs they shall reach: (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:) (KJV WBS)
Leviticus 20:18 "'If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Leviticus 20:19 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor of your father's sister; for he has made naked his close relative: they shall bear their iniquity. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 19:24 He also stripped off his clothes, and he also prophesied before Samuel, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, "Is Saul also among the prophets?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Chronicles 28:15 The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers: then they returned to Samaria. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 28:19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD. (KJV WBS)
Job 1:21 He said, "Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 22:6 For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 24:7 They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 24:10 So that they go around naked without clothing. Being hungry, they carry the sheaves. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 26:6 Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 29:18 Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness! (YLT)
Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand. (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)
Isaiah 20:3 Yahweh said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 20:4 so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
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)
Isaiah 58:7 Isn't it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:6 And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited. (YLT)
Jeremiah 48:6 Flee ye, deliver yourselves, Ye are as a naked thing in a wilderness. (YLT)
Lamentations 4:14 They have wandered naked in out-places, They have been polluted with blood, Without 'any' being able to touch their clothing, (YLT)
Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz: The cup shall pass through to you also; you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 16:7 I caused you to multiply as that which grows in the field, and you increased and grew great, and you attained to excellent ornament; your breasts were fashioned, and your hair was grown; yet you were naked and bare. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:22 In all your abominations and your prostitution you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were wallowing in your blood. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:39 I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your vaulted place, and break down your lofty places; and they shall strip you of your clothes, and take your beautiful jewels; and they shall leave you naked and bare. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 18:7 and has not wronged any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 18:16 neither has wronged any, has not taken anything to pledge, neither has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 23:10 These uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters; and her they killed with the sword: and she became a byword among women; for they executed judgments on her. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 23:29 and they shall deal with you in hatred, and shall take away all your labor, and shall leave you naked and bare; and the nakedness of your prostitution shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your prostitution. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 2:3 Lest I strip her naked, and make her bare as in the day that she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and kill her with thirst. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 2:16 and he who is courageous among the mighty will flee away naked on that day," says Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 1:8 For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will howl like the jackals, and moan like the daughters of owls. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 1:11 Pass on, inhabitant of Shaphir, in nakedness and shame. The inhabitant of Zaanan won't come out. The wailing of Beth Ezel will take from you his protection. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Habakkuk 2:15 "Woe to him who gives his neighbor drink, pouring your inflaming wine until they are drunk, so that you may gaze at their naked bodies! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)