Leviticus 21:5
Text Analysis
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
-Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular V-Qal-Imperf-3fs
7139 [e](יִקְרְח֤וּ)
they shall makeV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
7144 [e]קָרְחָה֙
any bald [place]N-fs
7218 [e]בְּרֹאשָׁ֔ם
on their headsPrep-b | N-msc | 3mp
6285 [e]וּפְאַ֥ת
and the edgesConj-w | N-fsc
2206 [e]זְקָנָ֖ם
of their beardsN-csc | 3mp
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
1548 [e]יְגַלֵּ֑חוּ
shall they shaveV-Piel-Imperf-3mp
1320 [e]וּבִ֨בְשָׂרָ֔ם
and in their fleshConj-w, Prep-b | N-msc | 3mp
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
8295 [e]יִשְׂרְט֖וּ
8296 [e]שָׂרָֽטֶת׃
any cuttingsN-fs

Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 21:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לֹֽא־ [יִקְרְחָה כ] (יִקְרְח֤וּ ק) קָרְחָה֙ בְּרֹאשָׁ֔ם וּפְאַ֥ת זְקָנָ֖ם לֹ֣א יְגַלֵּ֑חוּ וּבִ֨בְשָׂרָ֔ם לֹ֥א יִשְׂרְט֖וּ שָׂרָֽטֶת׃

ויקרא 21:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לא־ [יקרחה כ] (יקרחו ק) קרחה בראשם ופאת זקנם לא יגלחו ובבשרם לא ישרטו שרטת׃

ויקרא 21:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לא־ [יקרחה כ] (יקרחו ק) קרחה בראשם ופאת זקנם לא יגלחו ובבשרם לא ישרטו שרטת׃

ויקרא 21:5 Hebrew Bible
לא יקרחה קרחה בראשם ופאת זקנם לא יגלחו ובבשרם לא ישרטו שרטת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
'They shall not make any baldness on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts in their flesh.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Priests may not make bald spots on their heads, shave the edge of their beards, or make gashes on their bodies.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

not make baldness This custom is also called {rounding the corners of the head}

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Leviticus 19:27,28 You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you …

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Isaiah 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Jeremiah 16:6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not …

Jeremiah 48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: on all the …

Ezekiel 44:20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow …

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into …

Micah 1:16 Make you bald, and poll you for your delicate children; enlarge your …

the corner The Hebrew {peakth zakon}, may denote the whiskers; as the Syriac {phatho} signifies. These are by the Arabs, according to Niebuhr, still cut entirely off, or worn quite short; and hence they are called by Jeremiah, [], those with cropped whiskers. Perhaps some superstition, of which we are ignorant, was connected with this; but whether or not, it was the object of Moses to keep the Israelites distinct from other nations.

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