Parallel Verses

King James 2000

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.

King James Version

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Holman Bible

You are not to make gashes on your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves; I am Yahweh.

International Standard Version

"You are not to make incisions in your flesh on account of the dead nor submit to cuts or tattoos. I am the LORD.

A Conservative Version

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you. I am LORD.

American Standard Version

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah.

Amplified

You shall not make any cuts on your body [in mourning] for the dead, nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves; I am the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

You may not make cuts in your flesh in respect for the dead, or have marks printed on your bodies: I am the Lord.

Darby Translation

And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye shall not give an incision for the soul in your flesh, and a mark of stigma ye shall not give upon you: I Jehovah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you shall not make a slash in your body for a dead person, nor shall you make on yourselves a tattoo's mark; I [am] Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks on you. I am Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye shall not rent your flesh for any soul's sake, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

NET Bible

You must not slash your body for a dead person or incise a tattoo on yourself. I am the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

"'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Cuttings for a dead person, shall ye not make in your flesh. And punctures in your persons, shall ye not print, - I, am Yahweh.

Webster

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

World English Bible

"'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I am Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye shall not make
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

any
כּתבת 
K@thobeth 
any
Usage: 1

שׂרטת שׂרט 
Seret 
Usage: 2

in your flesh
בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

for the dead
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

קעקע 
Qa`aqa` 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Blood, Hair, And Body

27 You shall not shave around the sides of your heads, neither shall you disfigure the corners of your beard. 28  You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD. 29 Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot; lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 14:1

You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any bald place on your foreheads for the dead.

Leviticus 21:5

They shall not make any bald place upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

1 Kings 18:28

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.

Jeremiah 16:6

Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Jeremiah 48:37

For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be gashes, and upon the loins sackcloth.

Leviticus 21:1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people:

Mark 5:5

And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

Revelation 13:16-17

And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Revelation 14:9

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.

Revelation 15:2

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 16:2

And the first went, and poured out his bowl upon the earth; and there fell foul and evil sores upon the men who had the mark of the beast, and upon them who worshiped his image.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:4

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

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