Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh.

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 Version

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 Bible

“Priests may not make bald spots on their heads, shave the edge of their beards, or make gashes on their bodies.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

The priests [like the other Israelite men] shall not shave the crown of their heads or clip off the corners of their beard or make any cuttings in their flesh.

Bible in Basic English

They are not to have their hair cut off for the dead, or the hair on their chins cut short, or make cuts in their flesh.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 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.

Julia Smith Translation

With baldness, they shall not make baldness upon their head, and they shall not shave the extremity of their beard: and in their flesh they shall not cut incisions.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'And they shall not shave bald patches on their head, and they shall not shave off the corner of their beard, and they shall not make a cut in their body.

Modern King James verseion

They shall not make baldness on their head, nor shall they shave the corner of their beard, nor make any cutting in their flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They shall make them no baldness upon their heads or shave off the locks of their beards, nor make any marks in their flesh.

NET Bible

Priests must not have a bald spot shaved on their head, they must not shave the corner of their beard, and they must not cut slashes in their body.

New Heart English Bible

"'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

The Emphasized Bible

They shall not make a baldness behind in their head, And the border of their beard, shall they not cut off, - And, in their flesh, shall they not make incisions.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

"'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

Youngs Literal Translation

they do not make baldness on their head, and the corner of their beard they do not shave, and in their flesh they do not make a cutting;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרח 
Qarach 
Usage: 5

קרחא קרחה 
Qorchah 
Usage: 11

גּלח 
Galach 
Usage: 23

the corner
פּאה 
Pe'ah 
Usage: 86

זקן 
Zaqan 
Usage: 19

שׂרט 
Sarat 
cut in pieces, in pieces, make
Usage: 3

שׂרטת שׂרט 
Seret 
Usage: 2

Context Readings

Regulations Concerning Priests

4 Because he is a husband among his people, he is not to defile himself, thereby polluting himself. 5 "They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh. 6 They are to be holy to their God. They are not to defile the name of their God, because they're the ones who bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire the food of their God so they are to be holy.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 14:1

"You are children of the LORD your God. You must not lacerate yourselves or shave your foreheads on account of the dead,

Ezekiel 44:20

Also, they are not to shave their heads nor let their hair grow long. Instead, they are certainly to trim the hair on their heads.

Leviticus 19:27-28

"You are not to cut your hair in ritualistic patterns on your head or deface the edges of your beard.

Leviticus 10:6

Then Moses told Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "You are not to loosen the hair of your head and you are not to rend your clothes. That way, you won't die and wrath won't come on the entire congregation. Your brothers and the assembly of Israel will mourn because of the fire that the LORD kindled.

Isaiah 15:2

He has gone up to the temple, and to Dibon, to the high places to weep; over Nebo and over Medeba Moab wails. His head is completely bald, and every beard is shaved off.

Isaiah 22:12

On that day the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies called for weeping and mourning, for shaving heads and wearing sackcloth.

Jeremiah 16:6

Both the most and the least important people will die in this land, and they won't be buried. People won't mourn for them. They won't cut themselves, nor will they shave their heads for them.

Jeremiah 48:37

Indeed every head will be bald and every beard cut short. There will be gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins.

Amos 8:10

I will turn your festivals into mourning, and all of your songs to dirges. I will cause all of you to put on sackcloth and to shave all of your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son, and its conclusion will be like the end of a bitter day."

Micah 1:16

"Shave your head and cut off your locks as you mourn your beloved children. Make yourself bald as an eagle, because they will go from you into exile!"

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