1 Timothy 2:9-14
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold…
Some of you might do great good with articles which you might very readily spare. You have ornaments which Christian men and women are better without, which, if broken up or sold, would aid the good cause. I wish many would follow the example of Oliver Cromwell, when he went into Exeter Cathedral, and saw twelve massive images of the apostles in silver. "Oh, oh," said he, "what do these gentlemen here?" "They are the twelve apostles," was the reply. "Very well," said he, "melt them down, and send them about doing good." I wish Christians would do that with some of their gold and silver jewellery. Anyhow, for our own sakes, lest the canker get into our gold, and the rust into our silver, use it for doing good.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;