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Word of the Week Lesson #32 – RAIMENT

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The Word of the Week Lesson #32 takes a look at 1 Timothy 6:8 as we explore the meaning of the word RAIMENT.

Word of the Week Lesson #32

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Short Definition

Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

RA’IMENT, noun

clothing; garments

Webster’s 1828 Full Definition

RA’IMENT, noun

[for arrayment; Norm. ararer, to array; araies, array, apparel.  See Array and Ray.]

1. Clothing in general; vestments; vesture; garments. Genesis 24:53, Deuteronomy 8:4

Living, both food and raiment she supplies.  Dryden.

2. A single garment.  Sidney.

[In this sense it is rarely used, and indeed is improper.]

All definitions are taken from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary from Volume 1 and Volume 2 and can also be found on Webster’s 1828 Dictionary online

Memory Verse

“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”  ~ 1 Timothy 6:8 (KJV)

All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible


“Take not thought for food or raiment,
Careful one, so anxiously;
For the King Himself provideth
Food and clothes for thee.”

 – Chalons-sur-Marne Breviary, 1736; Trans. in Hymns Ancient and Modern, Take Not Thought for Food or Raiment

All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal

Examples from Daily Life

“Here we are at Angle’s Cove!” Philip exclaimed, as his father pulled into a parking spot near the lake.  Philip looked carefully around for mud.  “I’m still trying to figure out why Mom told Robyn not to wear her pink socks,” he explained.  “I can’t see anything that would damage the fanciest raiment.”

Mr. Gravesend only smiled, as he led the way toward the sandy strip of shore.

“Look at all the tiny green leaves coming out on that tree!” Robyn exclaimed.  “I always think trees put on their prettiest raiment in the springtime.”

“Wow,” said Philip, spotting a man, wearing a staff uniform, who was wading out into the water with a net.  “I wish I had raiment like that.  Those are the tallest boots I’ve ever seen!”

To Philip’s surprise, the man turned and waved as if he had been expecting them.  “Head on down to the point!” he called.  “I’ll meet you there in ten minutes.”

Philip and Robyn looked at each other.  The was turning into an interesting day!

Printable Image with Short Definition and Memory Verse

The Word of the Week Lesson #32 takes a look at 1 Timothy 6:8 as we explore the meaning of the word RAIMENT.

Bonus Activity

A noun is a word that names a person, a place, or a thing.

1) Common nouns name a class or kind of thing.  For example, “I own a dog.”

The word dog is not the name of the specific animal I own.  It is only the name of the kind of animal.

2) Proper nouns name a specific individual or entity.  For example, “I own Fido.”

The word Fido is the special, or proper name, of the dog I own.

As a general rule, common nouns begin with a lowercase letter (unless they are the first word in a sentence), while proper nouns begin with an uppercase one.

The sentence below contains seven nouns.  Can you figure out which are common and which are proper?

“And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:”  (Genesis 27:15)

Note to teacher: some students might include her and them in their list of nouns, thus coming up with eleven instead of seven.  Explain that both of these words are pronouns, not nouns.

The answer to this Bonus Activity will appear at the bottom of next week’s WOW lesson.

Answer to Last Week’s Bonus Activity 

The past tense of a previous WOW word hidden in last week’s hymn was endured.

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