Hebrew, "the angle, or extremity of your beard." Also, in opposition to heathen usage, the beard must be permitted to grow equally over all the lower part of the face. (M. M. Kaliseh, Ph. Multiverse Retrieval. Leviticus 19:27. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". A strong presumption, therefore, arises that he had it in view by these regulations to combat some superstitious practices of the Egyptians. Clarke's Leviticus 19:27 Bible Commentary Ye shall not round the corners your heads - This and the following verse evidently refer to customs which must have existed among the Egyptians when the Israelites sojourned in Egypt; and what they were it is now difficult, even with any probability, to conjecture. neither shalt thou mar, etc. Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Cite Share Print BLB Searches. Similar to other injunctions concerning ceremonial law, this should be categorized with those laws that were so completely fulfilled by and in Christ’s death on the cross, that they should now be considered totally inconsequential. Thus the Greeks tore, cut off, and sometimes shaved their hair, in mourning for the dead: and we are told, that it was formerly the custom of the widows of Florida, when their husbands were slain, to cut their hair quite off, and to scatter it over their husbands' graves. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/leviticus-19.html. Everything that follows is considered by him as falling into the category of ways to be holy. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Retail: $89.99. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/leviticus-19.html. Leviticus 19:27 KJV_Strongs (i) 27 H5362 Ye shall not round [H8686] H6285 the corners H7218 of your heads H7843 , neither shalt thou mar [H8686] H6285 the corners H2206 of thy beard. (NIV, Leviticus 19:27-28) It is a reasonable rule of exegesis that once a context is established we assume it continues as a context to be used until there is a clear break into a new context. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Hence the Arabs are ironically called “those with the corner of their hairpolled” (Jeremiah 9:26; Jeremiah 25:23; Jeremiah 49:32). This verse says “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard” (NIV). Ye shall not round the corners your heads - This and the following verse evidently refer to customs which must have existed among the Egyptians when the Israelites sojourned in Egypt; and what they were it is now difficult, even with any probability, to conjecture. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/leviticus-19.html. Leviticus 19:27 Translation & Meaning. Others think that this refers to a superstitious funeral rite; which they collect from the next verse, from ch. The same thing appears more clearly from the passage in Deuteronomy, which next follows, wherein Moses condemns cutting themselves, and making themselves bald for the dead in connection with each other, as if they were one thing; and confirms the law by a general argument, that they might withdraw themselves from every pollution as the children of God; since they were chosen to be His peculiar people; as much as to say, that God’s grace would be altogether frustrated, if they did not differ at all from foreign nations. Leviticus 18:22 - καὶ μετὰ ἄρσενος οὐ κοιμηθήσῃ κοίτην γυναικός βδέλυγμα γάρ ἐστιν (translation: Greek OT: LXX [A] Accented) 中文 čeština Nederlands français ქართული ენა Deutsch italiano 日本語 한국어 português Pyccĸий Srpski, Српски Español svenska Tagalog isiZulu "Ye shall not cut off the hair from the corners, namely, from the temples and forepart of the head, nor from the extremities of your beards, towards the ear." "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". If the hair was rounded, and dedicated for purposes of this kind, it will at once account for the prohibition in this verse. 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. your temples: Ye shall not cut off the hair of your heads round about your temples. λπ . The hair was much used in divination among the ancients, and for purposes of religious superstition among the Greeks; and particularly about the time of the giving of this law, as this is supposed to have been the era of the Trojan war. 3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. The Egyptians used to cut or shave off their whiskers toward the ears, as may be seen in the coffins of mummies and the representations of divinities on the monuments. (C. D. Ginsburg, LL. But the Hebrews, in order to separate them from the neighboring nations, or perhaps to put a stop to some existing superstition, were forbidden to imitate this practice. A repetition of sundry laws. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Bible Gateway Recommends. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/leviticus-19.html. “ ‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Isaiah … Ver. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. iv., cap. It was a simple command that should have been simply obeyed by the Israelites. Leviticus 19:27 You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. For I am the Lord." They used to show honor to their deity Orotal by cutting the hair away from the temples in a circular form. This kind of coiffure had a highly idolatrous meaning; and it was adopted, with some slight variations, by almost all idolaters in ancient times. I am…Yah! BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. And from his head divides the yellow hair. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Leviticus 18 Numbers 1 Leviticus 19-27 King James Version (KJV) 19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. Used by Permission. See Isaiah 15:2. Leviticus Chapter 19 וַיִּקְרָא א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. The Egyptian mummies have only the beard on the chin. Leviticus 21:1 #1 “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head…” This is a straightforward command with no real explanation in the text. Levitikus 19:27-37 Ihr sollt euer Haar am Haupt nicht rundumher abschneiden noch euren Bart gar abscheren. They used to show honor to their deity Orotal by cutting the hair away from the temples in a circular form. King James Version ← Leviticus 19:26 Full Chapter Leviticus 19:28 → 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Lev 19:27 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, ... (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition) [?] "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". Theological FAQ Search [?] 1. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". Lev. The English name Leviticus comes from the Latin Leviticus, which is in turn from the Ancient Greek: Λευιτικόν, Leuitikon, referring to the priestly tribe of the Israelites, “Levi.”The Greek expression is in turn a variant of the rabbinic Hebrew torat kohanim, "law of priests", as many of its laws relate to priests.. 1765. (S. H. Kellogg, D. D.), Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.--An injunction not to mar the beard might hardly appear necessary, since it is well known with what pride and scrupulous care the beard was cultivated by the Hebrews and other Eastern nations; that it was deemed the greatest ornament of a man, a badge of his dignity, and a type of his vigour and perfect manhood; beard and life were hence often employed as synonymous, and oaths were confirmed, and blessings bestowed, by invoking the one or the other’; suppliants, desirous to give the utmost solemnity to their appeals, touched the beards of those they addressed; and a mutilation of the beard was looked upon as an unbearable disgrace, and often regarded as more calamitous than death. This kind of coiffure had a highly idolatrous meaning; and it was adopted, with some slight variations, by the Arabs and other idolaters in ancient times (Jeremiah 9:25-26; Jeremiah 25:23, where "in the utmost corners" means having the extremity of their hair along the forehead, temples, or behind the ears, cut in a circular form: see Robinson's 'Biblical Researches.' 29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". Leviticus 19:27 Study the Inner Meaning. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". (Herod. Leviticus 19 - The LORD said to Moses, Copy Options. 4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God. There are some Christians who believe it is a sin. 28 You shall not make any cuts in your [ a]body for the [ b]dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I … An old Spartan law forbade the ephori, from the moment of their taking office, to clip their beards; and those who had fled before the enemy in battle were compelled to appear in public with half-shorn beards. 1859. not round the corners of your heads: i.e. 19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. Compare the margin reference. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Take care in this matter. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. He says also that the Macians, a people of Libya, cut their hair round, so as to leave a tuft on the top of the head, lib. Wherefore care was especially to be taken lest the people of Israel should adopt foreign habits, and by this pliableness should fall away from the true worship of God; from whence too the ordinary phrase has arisen, that the word “common” should be used for “unclean.” God then strictly forbids them from declining to the habits of the Gentiles, and confounding the distinction which He had Himself placed between them. King James Version ← Leviticus 19:26 Full Chapter Leviticus 19:28 → 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. (a) Oleaster, a Popish interpreter, understandeth such a shaving here, as their priest use to bear. This might have been in honor of some idol, and therefore forbidden to the Israelites. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:27". Our Price: $10.99 Save: $4.00 (27%) Buy Now . 175. Leviticus 19 - The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying, Copy Options. Our Price: $31.99 Save: $58.00 (64%) Buy Now. 3. ch. Compare the margin reference. 1909-1922. They used to show honor to their deity Orotal by cutting the hair away from the temples in a circular form. 27.Ye shall not round the corners. Hilchot Obede Cochabim, c. 12. sect. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/leviticus-19.html. 8). Leviticus 19:27 - "'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/leviticus-19.html. 1905-1909. But the Hebrews, in order to separate them from the neighbouring nations, or perhaps to put a stop to some existing superstition, were forbidden to imitate this practice. 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Ook mag jy die rand van jou baard nie skend nie. The Jews still observe this direction, and leave the beard from the ear to the chin, (where they let it grow pretty long) and also two mustaches, or whiskers, on the top lip. This tuft is called sisoe by the Septuagint who seem to have alluded to the Hebrew term tsitsith. So vowed my father, but he vowed in vain. 1871-8. This offering to the infernal gods I bear; Thus while she spoke, she cut the fatal hair. The reason then of this prohibition is because God would not have his people agree with idolaters, neither in their idolatries, nor in their excessive sorrowing, no nor so much as in the appearances of it. Round the corners of your heads - This may allude to such a custom as that of the Arabs described by Herodotus. New American Standard Bible 'You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard. Leviticus 18 Leviticus 20 Leviticus 19:27 New Living Translation (NLT) 27 “Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards. “‘Do not mate different kinds of animals. In Leviticus 18 the order of the topics is ambiguous, but in chapter 20 the so-called homosexual law appears within a list referring to incest. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Ye shall not round the corners your heads -, Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall thou mar the corners of thy beard, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. 'Herodotus," b. Compare the margin reference. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Leviticus 19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Cut your hair, &c. This, and other such like things, of themselves indifferent, were forbidden by God, that they might not imitate the Egyptians or other infidels, who practised these things out of superstition, in honour of their false deities. 19: 26You shall not eat anything with its blood. 3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep My Sabbaths; I am the Lord your God. LEVITICUS 19:27. Leviticus 19:27. The eyebrows and other hair of the gods and inhabitants of Egypt, were entirely cut off. In some countries the beard was the distinctive mark of free men. 29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. The reason then of this prohibition is, because God would not have his people agree with idolaters, neither in their idolatries, nor in their excessive sorrowing, nor so much as in the appearances of it. (Randulph.) --- Superstition and affected delicacy in curling, &c., are to be avoided. "That the ancients were very violent in their grief, tearing the hair and face, beating the breast, etc., is well known. By Henry MacLagan . The ancient scholiast says, this was left in honour of Saturn. King James Bible Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/leviticus-19.html. 27. Some also point out that these practices had a correlation with witchcraft, which was strictly prohibited by God (Deut 18:10-14). Old Testament Hebrew-English Holy Name King James Version with Strong's numbers. 1865-1868. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. The Story Bible, NIV. Unguibus ora — foedans, et pectora pugnis, Nec paucis pererratis casulis, ad quandam villam possessoris beati perveniunt, et ab ingressu primo statim absonis ululatibus constrepentes, fanatice pervolant. Verse 27. Achilles, at the funeral of Patroclus, cut off his golden locks which his father had dedicated to the river god Sperchius, and threw them into the flood: -, Στας απανευθε πυρης ξονθην απεκειρατο χαιτην,π, Την ῥα Σπερχειῳ ποταμῳ τρεφε τηλεθοωσαν·π, Οχθησας δ ' αρα ειπεν, ιδων επι οινοπα ποντον·π. BibliographyCalvin, John. Herodotus observes that the Arabs shave or cut their hair round, in honor of Bacchus, who, they say, had his hair cut in this way, lib. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. The corners of your heads — That is your temples, ye shall not cut off the hair of your heads round about your temples. Here is the Hebrew text of Leviticus 18:22. He says, also, that the Macians, a people of Lybia, cut their hair round, so as to leave a tuft on the top of the head; (lib. From the images and paintings which remain of the ancient Egyptians, we find that they were accustomed to shave the whole hair off their face, except merely that upon the chin, which last they cut off only in times of mourning. c. Leviticus Chapter 19 Second Continued. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. John Trapp Complete Commentary. But though this were a thing in itself indifferent, yet God would not allow His people to be at liberty to practice it, that, like children, they might learn from these slight rudiments, that they would not be acceptable with God, unless they were altogether different from uncircumcised foreigners, and as far as possible from following their examples; and especially that they should avoid all ceremonies whereby their religion was testified. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Cite Share Print BLB Searches. It is well known that the priests of Cybele (32) made gashes in their flesh with knives and razors, and covered themselves all over with wounds, for the sake of shewing their zeal. See Ezechiel viii. Multiverse Retrieval. BibliographyWesley, John. “Ye Shall Be Holy: For I the Lord Your God Am Holy” The last chapter examined in some detail the laws of cleanliness and uncleanliness in both their physical and spiritual senses. Leviticus 19:27 Round the corners of your heads - This may allude to such a custom as that of the Arabs described by Herodotus. Ye shall not round the corners of your heads. It depends on who you ask. Leviticus 19 Good News Translation (GNT) Laws of Holiness and Justice 19 The Lord told Moses 2 to say to the community of Israel, “Be holy, because I, the Lord your God, am holy. "Ye shall not cut off the hair from the corners, namely, from the temples and forepart of the head, nor from the extremities of your beards, towards the ear." 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