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That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.


Bible References


2 Kings 10:13
Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah, king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah, and we go down to salute the sons of the king and the sons of the queen.


Genesis 33:18
And Jacob came safe and sound to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram, and pitched his tent before the city.
Genesis 34:2
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her and defiled her.
Joshua 24:32
And the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel had brought up out of Egypt, they buried in Shechem in the part of the field which Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred ewes, and it became the inheritance of the sons of Joseph.
Judges 9:1
And Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, went to Shechem unto his mother's brethren and spoke with them and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,
1 Kings 12:1
And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.


Jeremiah 7:12
But go now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
Joshua 18:1
And the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled together at Shiloh and set up the tabernacle of the testimony there after the land was subdued before them.


1 Kings 16:24
And he bought the mountain of Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver and built on the mount and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, lord of the hill, Samaria.

Their beards

Leviticus 19:27
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
Deuteronomy 14:1
Ye are the sons of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves nor make any baldness over your eyes for the dead.
2 Samuel 10:4
Therefore, Hanun took David's slaves and shaved off the one half of their beards and cut off their garments in the middle even to their buttocks and sent them away.
Isaiah 15:2
He is gone up to Bajith and to Dibon, the altars, to weep; Moab shall howl over Nebo and over Medeba: every head among her shall become bald, and every beard shall be cut off.

To the

1 Samuel 1:7
And this would happen year by year when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she would provoke her; therefore, she would weep and not eat.
2 Kings 25:9
And he burnt the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house he burnt with fire.
Psalm 102:14
For thy slaves love her stones and have compassion on the dust thereof.