Leviticus 19:27
New International Version
"'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

New Living Translation
"Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards.

English Standard Version
You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

Berean Study Bible
You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.

King James Bible
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Christian Standard Bible
You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.

Good News Translation
Do not cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.

International Standard Version
"You are not to cut your hair in ritualistic patterns on your head or deface the edges of your beard.

NET Bible
You must not round off the corners of the hair on your head or ruin the corners of your beard.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never shave the hair on your foreheads, and never cut the edges of your beard.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads, nor harm the edges of your beard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not shave around the sides of your heads, neither shall you disfigure the corners of your beard.

American King James Version
You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not make a round cutting of the hair of your head, nor disfigure your beard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor shall you cut your hair roundwise: nor shave your beard.

Darby Bible Translation
ye shall not shave the corners of your head round, neither shalt thou mutilate the corners of thy beard.

English Revised Version
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

World English Bible
"'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of thy beard.
Study Bible
Keep My Decrees
26You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery. 27You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. 28You must not make any cuts in your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.…
Cross References
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 14:1
You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead on behalf of the dead,

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 shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your 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.

Isaiah 15:2
He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.

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

cut off the hair
תַקִּ֔פוּ (ṯaq·qi·p̄ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5362: To strike, to knock together, surround, circulate

at the sides
פְּאַ֖ת (pə·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6285: Mouth, direction, region, extremity

of your head
רֹאשְׁכֶ֑ם (rō·šə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

or clip off
תַשְׁחִ֔ית (ṯaš·ḥîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

the edges
פְּאַ֥ת (pə·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6285: Mouth, direction, region, extremity

of your beard.
זְקָנֶֽךָ׃ (zə·qā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2206: Beard, chin
(27) Round the corners of your heads.--That is, they are not to shave off the hair around the temples and behind the ears, so as to leave the head bald except a dish-like tuft upon the crown, thus imparting to their heads the form of a hemisphere. This was done by the Arabs, and other worshippers of the god Orotal. Hence the Arabs are ironically called "those with the corner of their hair polled," as it is rightly rendered in the Margin (Jeremiah 9:26; Jeremiah 25:23; Jeremiah 49:32).

Mar the corners of thy beard.--The beard was regarded by the Hebrews and other eastern nations as the greatest ornament of a man, and was as dear to them as life itself. It was the object of salutation (2Samuel 20:9), and the mutilation of it was looked upon as the greatest disgrace and most degrading punishment (2Samuel 10:4; Isaiah 7:20; Ezra 5:1-5, &c.). It was only in seasons of sorrow that the Hebrews neglected their beards; and sometimes, to show how deeply they were afflicted, they covered them up, or even cut them off, or tore them out (2Samuel 19:24; Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 41:5, &c.). Because it was so precious a treasure, it was customary among some of the ancients to present to their gods the firstlings of their beards. The prohibition before us alludes to this practice.

19:1-37 laws. - There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, ver. 2. To teach real separation from the world and the flesh, and entire devotedness to God. This is now the law of Christ; may the Lord bring every thought within us into obedience to it! Children are to be obedient to their parents, ver. 3. The fear here required includes inward reverence and esteem, outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make them easy. God only is to be worshipped, ver. 4. Turn not from the true God to false ones, from the God who will make you holy and happy, to those that will deceive you, and make you for ever miserable. Turn not your eyes to them, much less your heart. They should leave the gleanings of their harvest and vintage for the poor, ver. 9. Works of piety must be always attended with works of charity, according to our ability. We must not be covetous, griping, and greedy of every thing we can lay claim to, nor insist upon our right in all things. We are to be honest and true in all our dealings, ver. 11. Whatever we have in the world, we must see that we get it honestly, for we cannot be truly rich, or long rich, with that which is not so. Reverence to the sacred name of God must be shown, ver. 12. We must not detain what belongs to another, particularly the wages of the hireling, ver. 13. We must be tender of the credit and safety of those that cannot help themselves, ver. 14. Do no hurt to any, because they are unwilling or unable to avenge themselves. We ought to take heed of doing any thing which may occasion our weak brother to fall. The fear of God should keep us from doing wrong things, though they will not expose us to men's anger. Judges, and all in authority, are commanded to give judgment without partiality, ver. 15. To be a tale-bearer, and to sow discord among neighbours, is as bad an office as a man can put himself into. We are to rebuke our neighbour in love, ver. 17. Rather rebuke him than hate him, for an injury done to thyself. We incur guilt by not reproving; it is hating our brother. We should say, I will do him the kindness to tell him of his faults. We are to put off all malice, and to put on brotherly love, ver. 18. We often wrong ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do not at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love our neighbour. We must in many cases deny ourselves for the good of our neighbour. Ver. 31: For Christians to have their fortunes told, to use spells and charms, or the like, is a sad affront to God. They must be grossly ignorant who ask, What harm is there in these things? Here is a charge to young people to show respect to the aged, ver. 32. Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to honour those to whom honour is due. A charge was given to the Israelites to be very tender of strangers, ver. 33. Strangers, and the widows and fatherless, are God's particular care. It is at our peril, if we do them any wrong. Strangers shall be welcome to God's grace; we should do what we can to recommend religion to them. Justice in weights and measures is commanded, ver. 35. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.
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