New Living Translation
Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!
King James Bible
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
Darby Bible Translation
Let thy garments be always white, and let not thy head lack oil.
World English Bible
Let your garments be always white, and don't let your head lack oil.
Young's Literal Translation
At all times let thy garments be white, and let not perfume be lacking on thy head.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:8 White - The eastern people of the best sort, used white garments, especially in times of rejoicing. Ointment - Which upon joyful occasions was poured upon mens heads.
LibraryRelation v. Observations on Certain Points of Spirituality.
1. "What is it that distresses thee, little sinner? Am I not thy God? Dost thou not see how ill I am treated here? If thou lovest Me, why art thou not sorry for Me? Daughter, light is very different from darkness. I am faithful; no one will be lost without knowing it. He must be deceiving himself who relies on spiritual sweetnesses; the true safety lies in the witness of a good conscience.  But let no one think that of himself he can abide in the light, any more than he can hinder the natural …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
Jewish views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades' Guilds
You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume.
"Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.
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