Deuteronomy 14:1
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New International Version
You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,

King James Bible
Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are sons of Jehovah your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for a dead person.

World English Bible
You are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons ye are to Jehovah your God; ye do not cut yourselves, nor make baldness between your eyes for the dead;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye are the children of the Lord - The very highest character that can be conferred on any created beings; ye shall not cut yourselves, i. e., their hair, for it was a custom among idolatrous nations to consecrate their hair to their deities, though they sometimes also made incisions in their flesh.

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the children

Genesis 6:2,4 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose...

Exodus 4:22,23 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn...

Psalm 82:6,7 I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High...

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said...

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered...

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Romans 9:8,26 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God...

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory...

1 John 3:1,2,10 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

ye shall not The heathen nations not only did these things in honour of their god, but in grief for the death of a relative

Leviticus 19:27,28 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 on their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard...

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...

Jeremiah 41:5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven...

Jeremiah 47:5 Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not...

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List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings Quoted in this Work.
THE Mishnah is always quoted according to Tractate, Chapter (Pereq) and Paragraph (Mishnah), the Chapter being marked in Roman, the paragraph in ordinary Numerals. Thus Ber. ii. 4 means the Mishnic Tractate Berakhoth, second Chapter, fourth Paragraph. The Jerusalem Talmud is distinguished by the abbreviation Jer. before the name of the Tractate. Thus, Jer. Ber. is the Jer. Gemara, or Talmud, of the Tractate Berakhoth. The edition, from which quotations are made, is that commonly used, Krotoschin,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

In Judaea
If Galilee could boast of the beauty of its scenery and the fruitfulness of its soil; of being the mart of a busy life, and the highway of intercourse with the great world outside Palestine, Judaea would neither covet nor envy such advantages. Hers was quite another and a peculiar claim. Galilee might be the outer court, but Judaea was like the inner sanctuary of Israel. True, its landscapes were comparatively barren, its hills bare and rocky, its wilderness lonely; but around those grey limestone
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Romans 8:16
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

Romans 9:8
In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.

Romans 9:26
and, "In the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' there they will be called 'children of the living God.'"

Galatians 3:26
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Leviticus 19:27
"'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

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