Deuteronomy 21:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
935 [e]וַהֲבֵאתָ֖הּ
wa-hă-ḇê-ṯāh
then you shall bring herConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-2ms | 3fs
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
8432 [e]תּ֣וֹךְ
tō-wḵ
homeN-msc
1004 [e]בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ
bê-ṯe-ḵā;
your houseN-msc | 2ms
1548 [e]וְגִלְּחָה֙
wə-ḡil-lə-ḥāh
and she shall shaveConj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-3fs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7218 [e]רֹאשָׁ֔הּ
rō-šāh,
her headN-msc | 3fs
6213 [e]וְעָשְׂתָ֖ה
wə-‘ā-śə-ṯāh
and trimConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
6856 [e]צִפָּרְנֶֽיהָ׃
ṣip-pā-rə-ne-hā.
her nailsN-mpc | 3fs









Hebrew Texts
דברים 21:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַהֲבֵאתָ֖הּ אֶל־תֹּ֣וךְ בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ וְגִלְּחָה֙ אֶת־רֹאשָׁ֔הּ וְעָשְׂתָ֖ה אֶת־צִפָּרְנֶֽיהָ׃

דברים 21:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והבאתה אל־תוך ביתך וגלחה את־ראשה ועשתה את־צפרניה׃

דברים 21:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והבאתה אל־תוך ביתך וגלחה את־ראשה ועשתה את־צפרניה׃

דברים 21:12 Hebrew Bible
והבאתה אל תוך ביתך וגלחה את ראשה ועשתה את צפרניה׃

Parallel Verses
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,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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