Deuteronomy 22:11

11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

Read Deuteronomy 22:11 Using Other Translations

Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together.
“You must not wear clothing made of wool and linen woven together.

What does Deuteronomy 22:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 22:11

Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts
The Jews say nothing is forbidden under the name of sorts but what is spun and wove, as it is said, "thou shalt not wear sheatnez", a thing that is carded, spun, and wove F12; which Ainsworth translates "linsie woolsie", and is explained by what follows: as "of woollen and linen together"; of which (See Gill on Leviticus 19:19), whereas Josephus F13 observes, this was granted to the priests only to wear such garments. Bochart F14 affirms it to be false; but that great man is mistaken; the blue, purple, and scarlet, in the priests' garments, were no other than dyed wool; and it is a sentiment in general received by the Jews, that the priests wore no other but woollen and linen in their service; see the note on the above place; otherwise this law is so strictly observed, as not, to sew a woollen garment with linen thread, and so on the contrary F15.


F12 Misn. Celaim. c. 9. sect. 8.
F13 Antiqu. l. 4. c. 8. sect. 11.
F14 Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 2. c. 45. col. 491.
F15 Leo Modena's History of Rites l. 1. c. 5.
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