Most Relevant Verses
"'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.
"'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
You are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even eighty men, having their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and having cut themselves, with meal offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Yahweh.
Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
Hazael said, "Why do you weep, my lord?" He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel. You will set their strongholds on fire, and you will kill their young men with the sword, and will dash in pieces their little ones, and rip up their women with child."
Samaria will bear her guilt; for she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women will be ripped open."