Gashing Bodies

Most Relevant Verses

Jeremiah 16:6

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.

Jeremiah 47:5

Baldness is coming to Gaza. Ashkelon will become silent, a remnant of their valley. How long will you gash yourself?

Jeremiah 41:5

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.

Jeremiah 48:37

Indeed, every head is bald and every beard clipped; on every hand is a gash and sackcloth around the waist.

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."

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.

Ezekiel 23:34

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 .

Hosea 7:14

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.

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