Ye are the children of the LORD your God; cut not yourselves nor make you any baldness between the eyes for any man's death.
that is to say; They which are the children of the flesh, are not the children of God. But the children of promise are counted the seed.
They shall make them no baldness upon their heads or shave off the locks of their beards, nor make any marks in their flesh.
And in this land shall they die, old and young, and shall not be buried: no man shall beweep them, no man shall clip or shave himself for them.
there came certain men from Shechem, from Shiloh and Samaria, to the number of eighty, which had shaven their beards, rent their clothes, and were all heavy, bringing meat offerings, and incense in their hands, to offer it in the house of the LORD.
And, "It shall come to pass, in the place where it was said unto them, 'ye are not my people,' that there shall be called the children of the living God."
Ye shall not round the locks of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the tufts of thy beard.
And though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, which can neither be measured nor told: yet in the place where it is said unto them, 'Ye be not my people': even there shall it be thus reported of them, 'They be the children of the living God.'
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to be the sons of God: in that they believed on his name:
the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took unto them wives, which they best liked among them all.
There were tyrants in the world in those days. For after that the children of God had gone in unto the daughters of men and had begotten them children, the same children were the mightiest of the world and men of renown.
And tell Pharaoh, 'Thus sayeth the LORD: Israel is mine eldest son,
I have said, "Ye are gods, and ye are all the children of the most highest.
"'I have showed also, how I took thee up being but a child, and gave thee a pleasant land for thine heritage; yea, and a goodly Host of the Heathen: and how I commanded thee, that thou shouldest call me Father only, and not to shrink from me.
Baldness is come upon Gaza. Ashkelon with her other valleys shall keep her peace. How long wilt thou slay,
and not for the people only: but that he should gather together in one the children of God which were scattered abroad.
and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be unto me sons and daughters," saith the Lord almighty.
I would not, brethren, have you ignorant concerning them which are fallen asleep, that ye sorrow not as others do which have no hope.
For it became him - for whom are all things, and by whom are all things - after that he had brought many sons unto glory, that he should make the Lord of their salvation perfect through suffering.
Behold what love the father hath showed on us, that we should be called the sons of God. For this cause the world knoweth you not; because it knoweth not him.
And hereby are the sons of God known, and also the sons of the devil. All that work not righteousness, are not of God, nor he that loveth not his brother.