6742 sackcloth and ashes
Sackcloth is a coarse, black cloth made from goat’s hair that was worn together with the burnt ashes of wood as a sign of mourning for personal and national disaster, as a sign of repentance and at times of prayer for deliverance.
Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of mourning for the dead
By Jacob for Joseph Ge 37:34
By David, Joab and the people for Abner See also 2Sa 3:31
Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of mourning for personal or national disaster
Sackcloth and ashes worn as a sign of repentance for sin
By Ahab 1Ki 21:27
By David and the elders See also 1Ch 21:16
By the Israelites Ne 9:1
By the Ninevites and their king See also Jnh 3:5-9 Even the animals were to wear sackcloth.
Sackcloth and ashes worn at times of prayer for deliverance
By Hezekiah and his companions 2Ki 19:1-2
By Daniel Da 9:3
Sackcloth was worn in many different waysSee also 1Ki 20:31; 2Ki 6:30; Isa 3:24; Isa 58:5; Joel 1:13
Sackcloth used figuratively