You are not to make gashes on your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves; I am the Lord.
"Priests may not make bald spots on their heads, shave the edge of their beards, or make gashes on their bodies.
"You are sons of the Lord your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,
Both great and small will die in this land without burial. No lament will be made for them, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.
1 Kings 18:28
They shouted loudly, and cut themselves with knives and spears, according to their custom, until blood gushed out on them.
Baldness is coming to Gaza. Ashkelon will become silent, a remnant of their valley. How long will you gash yourself?
80 men came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria who had shaved their beards, torn their garments, and gashed themselves, and who were carrying grain and incense offerings to bring to the temple of the Lord.
Indeed, every head is bald and every beard clipped; on every hand is a gash and sackcloth around the waist.
And always, night and day, he was crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones.
2 Kings 8:12
and Hazael asked, "Why is my lord weeping?" He replied, "Because I know the evil you will do to the people of Israel. You will set their fortresses on fire. You will kill their young men with the sword. You will dash their little ones to pieces. You will rip open their pregnant women."
Samaria will bear her guilt because she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.
2 Kings 15:16
At that time, [starting] from Tirzah, Menahem attacked Tiphsah, all who were in it, and its territory. Because they wouldn't surrender, he attacked [it and] ripped open all the pregnant women.
You will drink it and drain [it]; then you will gnaw its broken pieces, and tear your breasts. For I have spoken. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God .
They do not cry to Me from their hearts; rather, they wail on their beds. They slash themselves for grain and wine; they turn away from Me.