Matthew 6:17
Good News Translation
When you go without food, wash your face and comb your hair,

Contemporary English Version
Instead, comb your hair and wash your face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

anoint.

Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore and anoint thee, and put on thy best garments, and go down to the barnfloor: but let not the man see thee, till he shall have done eating and drinking.

2 Samuel 14:2 Sent to Thecua, and fetched from thence a wise woman: and said to her: Feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning apparel, and be not anointed with oil, that thou mayest be as a woman that had a long time been mourning for one dead.

Ecclesiastes 9:8 At all times let thy garments be white, and let not oil depart from thy head.

Daniel 10:2,3 In those days I, Daniel, mourned the days of three weeks. . . .

Context
Proper Fasting
16And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. 17But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face; 18That thou appear not to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will repay thee.…
Cross References
Ruth 3:3
Wash thyself therefore and anoint thee, and put on thy best garments, and go down to the barnfloor: but let not the man see thee, till he shall have done eating and drinking.

2 Samuel 12:20
Then David arose from the ground, and washed and anointed himself: and when he had changed his apparel, he went into the house of the Lord: and worshipped, and then he came into his own house, and he called for bread, and ate.

Additional Translations
But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

But you fasting, anoint your head and wash your face,

But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

But thou, [when] fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face,

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

But, whenever you fast, pour perfume on your hair and wash your face,

But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

'But thou, fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face,
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