Nakedness: What does the Bible say about it?
Several actions concerning nakedness (outside marriage where the bed is undefiled - Hebrews 13:4) are condemned in the Bible:
1.It is a shame and wrong to uncover your nakedness to others
It is a shame and wrong to uncover your nakedness to others. The priests were warned to wear undergarments so that their nakedness would not be discovered when they went up the steps to the altar in their robes. Their undergarments (linen breeches) were to cover from their loins (waist) to their thighs (Exodus 28:42). When the children of Israel made and worshipped the golden calf, Aaron "made them naked unto their shame" (Exodus 32:25). Isaiah 47:3 speaks of the shame of having your nakedness uncovered.
2.It is a sin to uncover the nakedness of another
It is a sin to uncover the nakedness of another. This is seen as leading to other sins (Leviticus 18:6-18).
3. It is wrong to look on the nakedness of others.
It is wrong to look on the nakedness of others.Ham's son was cursed because Ham saw the nakedness of his father and went and talked about it (Genesis 9:22-23).
“Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head."
Men should not cover their heads. 1 Corinthians 11:4;
“But every woman who prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that were even all one if she were shaven.1 Corinthians 11:5;
“For if the woman be not covered let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.1 Corinthians 11:6;
These verses go hand in hand. It is wrong for a woman to cut her hair, so she should cover her head so she does not bring shame on herself or on her husband.
5.Speaks of the wickedness of those who get someone drunk in order to "look on their nakedness."
Woe to you who make your neighbors drink,Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk, So as to look on their nakedness!
“You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor.Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness. The cup in the LORD’S right hand will come around to you,And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.(Habakkuk 2:15-16)
Matthew 5:28: "...I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."