Jeremiah 48:37
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New Living Translation
The people shave their heads and beards in mourning. They slash their hands and put on clothes made of burlap.

King James Bible
For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.

Darby Bible Translation
For every head is bald, and every beard clipped; upon all the hands are cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.

World English Bible
For every head is bald, and every beard clipped: on all the hands are cuttings, and on the waist sackcloth.

Young's Literal Translation
For every head is bald, and every beard diminished, On all hands cuttings, and on the loins -- sackcloth.

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The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob tore his clothes and dressed himself in burlap. He mourned deeply for his son for a long time.

Isaiah 15:2
Your people will go to their temple in Dibon to mourn. They will go to their sacred shrines to weep. They will wail for the fate of Nebo and Medeba, shaving their heads in sorrow and cutting off their beards.

Isaiah 15:3
They will wear burlap as they wander the streets. From every home and public square will come the sound of wailing.

Isaiah 20:2
the LORD told Isaiah son of Amoz, "Take off the burlap you have been wearing, and remove your sandals." Isaiah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.

Jeremiah 16:6
Both the great and the lowly will die in this land. No one will bury them or mourn for them. Their friends will not cut themselves in sorrow or shave their heads in sadness.

Jeremiah 41:5
eighty men arrived from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria to worship at the Temple of the LORD. They had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes, and cut themselves, and had brought along grain offerings and frankincense.

Jeremiah 47:5
Gaza will be humiliated, its head shaved bald; Ashkelon will lie silent. You remnant from the Mediterranean coast, how long will you lament and mourn?

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