New International Version
"A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean.
King James Bible
And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a man's hair have fallen off his head, he is bald: he is clean;
World English Bible
"If a man's hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean.
Young's Literal Translation
And when a man's head is polished, he is bald, he is clean;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The scall shall he not shave - Lest the place should be irritated and inflamed, and assume in consequence other appearances besides those of a leprous infection; in which case the priest might not be able to form an accurate judgment.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
hair is fallen off his head. [heb] head is pilled
LibraryJourney to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
(Borders of Samaria and Galilee.) ^C Luke XVII. 11-37. ^c 11 And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. [If our chronology is correct, Jesus passed northward from Ephraim about forty miles, crossing Samaria (here mentioned first), and coming to the border of Galilee. He then turned eastward along that border down the wady Bethshean which separates the two provinces, and crossed the Jordan into Peræa, where we soon …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
The Third Commandment
the priest is to examine them, and if the spots are dull white, it is a harmless rash that has broken out on the skin; they are clean.
If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean.
2 Kings 2:23
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. "Get out of here, baldy!" they said. "Get out of here, baldy!"
Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba. Every head is shaved and every beard cut off.
I will turn your religious festivals into mourning and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.
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