To understand the Bible meaning of the Greek word anti in “her long hair is given to her for (anti) a covering, here is every single occurrence of the word anti in the entire Bible--New Testament and Old Testament Septuagint. The words in bold are the King James renderings of the Greek word anti except where other translations are noted


appointed me another seed instead of Abel

a burnt offering in the stead of his son

Am I in God’s stead

gave them bread in exchange for horses

priest in his stead

other stones, and put them in the place of those stones

the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn

instead of all the firstborn

the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings

Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn

the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle

instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn

ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead

whom he raised up in their stead

take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab

thou hast made thy servant king instead of David

Made him king instead of his father

His son reigned in his stead

Instead of the children of Israel

Made him king in his father’s stead

Made him king in his father’s stead

Queen instead of Vashti

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children

If your soul were in my soul’s stead

Let thistles grow instead of wheat and cockle instead of barley

Instead of sweet smell, there shall be stink

Instead of a girdle a rent

Instead of well-set hair baldness

Instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth

Burning instead of beauty

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree

Instead of the briar shall come up the myrtle

Which reigned instead of Josiah

The Lord hath made thee priest in the stead of Johoiada

Josiah reigned instead of Coniah

if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

anointed him king in the room of his father

Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room

I am risen up in the room of David

Shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room

Eliakim, son of Josiah, king in the room of Josiah

I am risen up in the room of David

Made him king in the room of his father Amaziah

Did reign in the room of his father Herod


we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve

he shall lie with thee to night for thy son’s mandrakes.

have hired thee for my son’s mandrakes

I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

buy us and our land for bread

thou shalt give life for life

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot

Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.

he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.

ox for ox;

five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

he shall be sold for his theft

blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

beast for beast.

Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth

will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn

I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance

it is your reward for your service

but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan

for the life of his brother whom he slew

the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee

put to death for this

a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels

an horse for an hundred and fifty

then shall thy life be for his life

therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people

Rewarded me evil for good

Render evil for good

For my love they are my adversaries

Rewarded me evil for good and hatred for my love

Rewardeth evil for good

Buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes

Have given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for wine

This they shall have for their pride

For brass I will bring gold

For iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stone iron

Beauty for ashes

Garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness

Shall evil be recompensed for good?

Cow’s dung for man’s dung

I have given him the land of Egypt for his labours

I will give the wicked for His burial, and the rich for his death .(Benton’s translation of the Septuagint)

For one day of thy captivity, I will recompense thee double.(Benton’s translation of the Septuagint)

I will recompense to you the years that the locusts hath eaten .(Benton’s translation of the Septuagint)

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee

To give His life a ransom for many

To give his life a ransom for many

Will he for a fish give him a serpent?

And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace

Recompense to no man evil for evil

Her hair is given her for a covering

None render evil for evil

Who, for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross

Who, for one morsel of meat sold his birthright

Not rendering evil for evil or railing for railing

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” (NKJV)

The following verses containing anti do not compare one thing to another, as all the above verses do, including 1 Cor. 11:15: “hair / a covering”


Because my flock has become a prey

Therefore you shepherd, hear

Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred

Because they have made you desolate

Pronounced evil against thee

Because he hath said

Because of troubles, I looked upon the tents of the Ethiopians

For this cause shall a man leave