New American Standard Bible
'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.
King James Bible
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And cuttings for a dead person shall ye not make in your flesh, nor put any tattoo writing upon you: I am Jehovah.
World English Bible
"'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I am Jehovah.
Leviticus 19:28 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Cuttings in your flesh for the dead - Compare the margin reference. Among the excitable races of the East this custom appears to have been very common.
Print any marks - Tattooing was probably practiced in ancient Egypt, as it is now by the lower classes of the modern Egyptians, and was connected with superstitious notions. Any voluntary disfigurement of the person was in itself an outrage upon God's workmanship, and might well form the subject of a law.
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings Quoted in this Work.
The Eclipse and Rediscovery of the Old Testament
Eligius, Bishop of Noyon.
So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
'You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.
'Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,
nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;
"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.
1 Kings 18:28
So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
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