Strong’s Hebrew 4598. מְעִיל
Definition: A cloak or robe. Outer garment. Used exclusively by men of rank or of the priestly order.
High priest’s blue robe.
- Exo 28:4
- Exo 28:31
- Exo 28:34
- Exo 29:5
- Exo 39:24
- Lev 8:7
Samuel’s annual ritual robe as a child (I sam 2:19, and regular adult garment, even when he appears from the afterlife (I sam 15:27, 28:14).
Jonathan’s uniform cloak (I Sam 18:4).
The corner of Saul’s me’il was cut off by David (I Sam 24).
Worn by King David’s daughters (II Sam 13).
David and Levites dressed in fine linen me’ils during a procession celebrating the transport of the ark to Jerusalem (I Chron 15:27).
Ezra tore his me’il, along with his clothing (Ezra 9:3,5).
Job and his friends tore their me’ils in grief (Job 1,2). Job clothed in a me’il of righteousness (Job 29).
Clothed in a me’il of shame (Psalm 109).
Zeal as a cloak (Isaiah 59:17). Robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10).
Princes of the sea shall lay down their robes (Ezekiel 26:16).