Deuteronomy 21:12
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New International Version
Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails

New Living Translation
If this happens, you may take her to your home, where she must shave her head, cut her nails,

English Standard Version
and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails.

New American Standard Bible
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.

King James Bible
Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you are to bring her into your house. She must shave her head, trim her nails,

International Standard Version
Bring her to your house, but shave her head and trim her nails.

NET Bible
you may bring her back to your house. She must shave her head, trim her nails,

New Heart English Bible
then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bring her into your home. She must shave her head, cut her nails,

JPS Tanakh 1917
then thou shalt bring her home to thy house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

New American Standard 1977
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.

Jubilee Bible 2000
then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head and pare her nails,

King James 2000 Bible
Then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and trim her nails;

American King James Version
Then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

American Standard Version
then thou shalt bring her home to thy house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt bring her into thy house: and she shall shave her hair, and pare her nails,

Darby Bible Translation
then thou shalt bring her home to thy house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

English Revised Version
then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then thou shalt bring her home to thy house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails:

World English Bible
then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

Young's Literal Translation
then thou hast brought her in unto the midst of thy household, and she hath shaved her head, and prepared her nails,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:10-14 By this law a soldier was allowed to marry his captive, if he pleased. This might take place upon some occasions; but the law does not show any approval of it. It also intimates how binding the laws of justice and honour are in marriage; which is a sacred engagement.
Study Bible
Marrying a Captive Woman
11and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire for her and would take her as a wife for yourself, 12then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails. 13"She shall also remove the clothes of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and mourn her father and mother a full month; and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:5
And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is just as if her head were shaved.

Leviticus 14:8
"The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean. Now afterward, he may enter the camp, but he shall stay outside his tent for seven days.

Leviticus 14:9
"It will be on the seventh day that he shall shave off all his hair: he shall shave his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair. He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and be clean.

Numbers 6:9
But if a man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his dedicated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.

Deuteronomy 21:11
and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire for her and would take her as a wife for yourself,
Treasury of Scripture

Then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

and she shall This was in token of renouncing her religion, and becoming a proselyte to that of the jews. This is still a custom in the East: when a Christian turns Mohammedan, his head is shaved, and he is carried through the city crying {le eelah eela allah wemochammed resoolu llahee, `There is no God but the GOD, and Mohammed is the prophet of God.'

1 Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it …

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

pare her nails; `i.e. probably neither paring nor letting them grow, but dressing or beautifying them as the Eastern women still do by tinging them with leave of an odoriferous plant called alhenna, which Hasselquist (p.246) informs us, `grows in India and in upper and lower Egypt, flowering from May to August. The leaves are pulverized and made into a paste with water: they bond this paste on the nails of their hands and feet, and keep it on all night. This gives them a deep yellow, which is greatly admired by Eastern nations. The colour lasts for three or four weeks before there is occasion to renew it. The custom is so ancient in Egypt, that I have seen the nails of mummies dyed in this manner.'

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