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Want to know what the Bible says about the color purple? Here are 95 Bible verses about the color purple from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 31:22 NIV
She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
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Revelation 17:4 NIV
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.
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Luke 16:19 NIV
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.
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Mark 15:20 NIV
And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
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Mark 15:17 NIV
They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
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Judges 8:26 NIV
The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their camels’ necks.
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John 19:2 NIV
The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe
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Acts 16:14 NIV
One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.
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Numbers 4:13 NIV
“They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
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1 Peter 2:9 NIV
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
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Esther 8:15 NIV
When Mordecai left the king’s presence, he was wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration.
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Revelation 18:16 NIV
and cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
    dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
    and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
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1 Timothy 6:15 NIV
which God will bring about in his own time —God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
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Revelation 18:12 NIV
cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble;
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John 19:5 NIV
When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
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Ezekiel 27:7 NIV
Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail
    and served as your banner;
your awnings were of blue and purple
    from the coasts of Elishah.
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Revelation 19:16 NIV
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and lord of lords.
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Isaiah 1:18 NIV
“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.
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Exodus 25:4 NIV
blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;
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Ezekiel 27:16 NIV
“‘Aram did business with you because of your many products; they exchanged turquoise, purple fabric, embroidered work, fine linen, coral and rubies for your merchandise.
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