Deuteronomy 21:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
then you shall bring her into your house. She must shave her head, 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;

New King James Version
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.

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

NASB 1995
then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.

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

Amplified Bible
then you shall bring her [home] to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails [in preparation for mourning].

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will bring her within your house, shave her head and pare her nails;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and shouldest bring her within thine house: then shalt thou 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,

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

Good News Translation
Take her to your home, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails,

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
then you have brought her into the midst of your household, and she has shaved her head, and prepared 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 trim 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Marrying a Captive Woman
11if you see a beautiful woman among them, and you desire her and want to take her as your wife, 12then you shall bring her into your house. She must shave her head, trim her nails, 13and put aside the clothing of her captivity. After she has lived in your house a full month and mourned her father and mother, you may have relations with 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 being cleansed must wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe with water; then he will be ceremonially clean. Afterward, he may enter the camp, but he must remain outside his tent for seven days.

Leviticus 14:9
On the seventh day he must shave off all his hair--his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and the rest of his hair. He must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will be clean.

Numbers 6:9
If someone suddenly dies in his presence and defiles his consecrated head of hair, he must shave his head on the day of his cleansing--the seventh day.

Deuteronomy 21:11
if you see a beautiful woman among them, and you desire her and want to take her as your wife,


Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Corinthians 11:6
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.

Ephesians 4:22
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

pare her nails; `i.









Verse 12. - She shall shave her head, and pare her nails. The shaving of the head and the paring of the nails, as well as the putting off of the garments worn when taken captive, were signs of purification, of separation from former heathenism, preparatory to reception among the covenant people of Jehovah (cf. Leviticus 14:8; Numbers 8:7). Pare her nails; literally, make or prepare her nails, i.e. by cutting them down to a proper size and form (cf. 2 Samuel 19:25, where the same word is used of dressing the feet and trimming the beard). The Targum of Onkelos takes this in quite an opposite sense, rendering, as in the margin of the Authorized Version, "suffer to grow," and the rabbins who adopt this meaning suppose that the design of the prescription was that the woman, being rendered unlovely, the man might be deterred from taking her to be his wife. But this is altogether alien from the spirit and scope of the passage.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then you shall bring
וַהֲבֵאתָ֖הּ (wa·hă·ḇê·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

your house.
בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ (bê·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

She must shave
וְגִלְּחָה֙ (wə·ḡil·lə·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1548: To be bald, to shave, to lay waste

her head,
רֹאשָׁ֔הּ (rō·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

trim
וְעָשְׂתָ֖ה (wə·‘ā·śə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

her nails,
צִפָּרְנֶֽיהָ׃ (ṣip·pā·rə·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6856: A claw, nail, the point of a, style


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