Leviticus 19:27
New International Version
“’Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

New Living Translation
“Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards.

English Standard Version
You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

Berean Study Bible
You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

King James Bible
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

New King James Version
You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.

New American Standard Bible
You shall not round off the hairline of your heads, nor trim the edges of your beard.

NASB 1995
‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.

NASB 1977
‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads, nor harm the edges of your beard.

Amplified Bible
You shall not trim and round off the side-growth of [the hair on] your heads, nor mar the edges of your beard.

Christian Standard Bible
You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not grow the hairs of your heads and you shall not twist the mustache of your beards.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not make a round cutting of the hair of your head, nor disfigure your beard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor shall you cut your hair roundwise: nor shave your beard.

English Revised Version
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Good News Translation
Do not cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never shave the hair on your foreheads, and never cut the edges of your beard.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Literal Standard Version
You do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of your beard.

NET Bible
You must not round off the corners of the hair on your head or ruin the corners of your beard.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

World English Bible
"'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of thy beard.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Keep My Decrees
26You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery. 27You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. 28You must not make any cuts in your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:28
You must not make any cuts in your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 21:5
Priests must not make bald spots on their heads, shave off the edges of their beards, or make cuts in their bodies.

Deuteronomy 14:1
You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or shave your foreheads on behalf of the dead,

Jeremiah 41:5
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their garments, and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, carrying grain offerings and frankincense for the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard.

Leviticus 21:5
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.

Isaiah 15:2
He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.

Jeremiah 16:6
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:









(27) Round the corners of your heads.--That is, they are not to shave off the hair around the temples and behind the ears, so as to leave the head bald except a dish-like tuft upon the crown, thus imparting to their heads the form of a hemisphere. This was done by the Arabs, and other worshippers of the god Orotal. Hence the Arabs are ironically called "those with the corner of their hair polled," as it is rightly rendered in the Margin (Jeremiah 9:26; Jeremiah 25:23; Jeremiah 49:32).

Mar the corners of thy beard.--The beard was regarded by the Hebrews and other eastern nations as the greatest ornament of a man, and was as dear to them as life itself. It was the object of salutation (2Samuel 20:9), and the mutilation of it was looked upon as the greatest disgrace and most degrading punishment (2Samuel 10:4; Isaiah 7:20; Ezra 5:1-5, &c.). It was only in seasons of sorrow that the Hebrews neglected their beards; and sometimes, to show how deeply they were afflicted, they covered them up, or even cut them off, or tore them out (2Samuel 19:24; Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 41:5, &c.). Because it was so precious a treasure, it was customary among some of the ancients to present to their gods the firstlings of their beards. The prohibition before us alludes to this practice. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

cut off the hair
תַקִּ֔פוּ (ṯaq·qi·p̄ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5362: To strike, to knock together, surround, circulate

at the sides
פְּאַ֖ת (pə·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6285: Mouth, direction, region, extremity

of your head
רֹאשְׁכֶ֑ם (rō·šə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 7218: The head

or clip off
תַשְׁחִ֔ית (ṯaš·ḥîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

the edges
פְּאַ֥ת (pə·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6285: Mouth, direction, region, extremity

of your beard.
זְקָנֶֽךָ׃ (zə·qā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2206: Beard, chin


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