Deuteronomy 14:1
New International Version
You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,

New Living Translation
"Since you are the people of the LORD your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead.

English Standard Version
“You are the sons of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Berean Study Bible
You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead on behalf of the dead,

New American Standard Bible
"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.

King James Bible
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Christian Standard Bible
"You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,

Contemporary English Version
People of Israel, you are the LORD's children, so when you mourn for the dead, you must not cut yourselves or shave your forehead.

Good News Translation
"You are the people of the LORD your God. So when you mourn for the dead, don't gash yourselves or shave the front of your head, as other people do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,

International Standard Version
"You are children of the LORD your God. You must not lacerate yourselves or shave your foreheads on account of the dead,

NET Bible
You are children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead bald for the sake of the dead.

New Heart English Bible
You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are the children of the LORD your God. So when someone dies, don't [mourn] by cutting yourselves or shaving bald spots on your head.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

New American Standard 1977
“You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are the sons of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves nor make any baldness over your eyes for the dead.

King James 2000 Bible
You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any bald place on your foreheads for the dead.

American King James Version
You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

American Standard Version
Ye are the children of Jehovah your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not make any baldness between you eyes for the dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye children of the Lord your God: you shall not cut yourselves, no, make any baldness for the dead;

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are sons of Jehovah your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for a dead person.

English Revised Version
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

World English Bible
You are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons ye are to Jehovah your God; ye do not cut yourselves, nor make baldness between your eyes for the dead;
Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
1You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead on behalf of the dead, 2for you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. The LORD has chosen you to be His prized possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.…
Cross References
Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Romans 9:8
So it is not the children of the flesh who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as offspring.

Romans 9:26
and, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

Galatians 3:26
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

Leviticus 19:27
You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

Leviticus 19:28
You must not make any cuts in your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 21:5
Priests must not make bald spots on their heads, shave off the edges of their beards, or make cuts in their bodies.

Deuteronomy 13:18
because you obey the LORD your God, keeping all His commandments I am giving you today, doing what is right in the eyes of the LORD your God.

1 Kings 18:28
So they shouted louder and cut themselves with knives and lances, as was their custom, until the blood gushed out upon them.

Jeremiah 16:6
Both great and small will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.

Jeremiah 41:5
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their garments, and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, carrying grain offerings and incense to bring to the temple of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

the children

Genesis 6:2,4
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose…

Exodus 4:22,23
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: …

Psalm 82:6,7
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High…

Leviticus 19:27,28
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard…

Leviticus 21:5
They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

Jeremiah 16:6
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:







Lexicon
You
אַתֶּ֔ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are sons
בָּנִ֣ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God;
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֑ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

cut
תִתְגֹּֽדְד֗וּ (ṯiṯ·gō·ḏə·ḏū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1413: To crowd, to gash

yourselves
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

or shave
תָשִׂ֧ימוּ (ṯā·śî·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

your forehead
בֵּ֥ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

on behalf of the dead,
לָמֵֽת׃ (lā·mêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
XIV.

(1) Ye are the children of Jehovah.--This fact is made the foundation of all the laws of ceremonial and moral holiness in the Pentateuch, more especially in the Book of Leviticus, where these laws are chiefly to be found.

Ye shall not cut yourselves.--The precept is repeated with little variation from Leviticus 19:28.

Any baldness between your eyes--i.e., apparently, "on your foreheads." The word for baldness in this place is generally used for baldness on the back of the head.

Verse 1. - Ye are the children of Jehovah your God (cf. Exodus 4:22, etc.). As his children, it behooved them to avoid all that would be offensive to him or indicate distrust in him. Ye shall not cut yourselves, etc. (cf. Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 21:5; Jeremiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:36, 37; Ezekiel 7:18; Ezekiel 27:31). ("Ex hac opinions sunt ilia varia et detestabilia genera lugendi, paedores, muliebres lacerationes genarum, pectoris, feminum, capitis percussiones." Cicero, 'Tusc. Quaest.,' 3:26; see also ' De Legibus,' 2:25.) 14:1-21 Moses tells the people of Israel how God had given them three distinguishing privileges, which were their honour, and figures of those spiritual blessings in heavenly things, with which God has in Christ blessed us. Here is election; The Lord hath chosen thee. He did not choose them because they were by their own acts a peculiar people to him above other nations, but he chose them that they might be so by his grace; and thus were believers chosen, Eph 1:4. Here is adoption; Ye are the children of the Lord your God; not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, and needed a father. Every spiritual Israelite is indeed a child of God, a partaker of his nature and favour. Here is sanctification; Thou art a holy people. God's people are required to be holy, and if they are holy, they are indebted to the grace God which makes them so. Those whom God chooses to be his children, he will form to be a holy people, and zealous of good works. They must be careful to avoid every thing which might disgrace their profession, in the sight of those who watch for their halting. Our heavenly Father forbids nothing but for our welfare. Do thyself no harm; do not ruin thy health, thy reputation, thy domestic comforts, thy peace of mind. Especially do not murder thy soul. Do not be the vile slave of thy appetites and passions. Do not render all around thee miserable, and thyself wretched; but aim at that which is most excellent and useful. The laws which regarded many sorts of flesh as unclean, were to keep them from mingling with their idolatrous neighbours. It is plain in the gospel, that these laws are now done away. But let us ask our own hearts, Are we of the children of the Lord our God? Are we separate from the ungodly world, in being set apart to God's glory, the purchase of Christ's blood? Are we subjects of the work of the Holy Ghost? Lord, teach us from these precepts how pure and holy all thy people ought to live!
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