Naked – Unclothed

In Scriptural symbology, nakedness denoted sin, and clothing, protection. But the symbolism of Freemasonry on this subject is different. There, to be "neither naked or clothed" is to make no claim through worldly wealth or honours to preferment in Freemasonry, where nothing but internal merit, which is unaffected by the outward appearance of the body, is a recommendation for admission. Nakedness a symbol of poverty and of lack in claims for preferment… — ( James 2:15 - Revelation 3:17 )

Biblical References

James 2:15

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

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Revelation 3:17

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

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