“The beard is a masculine ornament, given to us by God not for any practical use, but for our dignity” – St. Augustine

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  1. L.S. JAMES Post author

    Leviticus 19:27 ASV American Standard Version
    Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 BBE Bible in Basic English
    The ends of the hair round your face and on your chin may not be cut off.

    Leviticus 19:27 CEB Common English Bible
    You must not cut off the hair on your forehead or clip the ends of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 CJB Complete Jewish Bible
    Don’t round your hair at the temples or mar the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 RHE Douay-Rheims
    Nor shall you cut your hair roundwise: nor shave your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 ESV English Standard Version
    You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 GW GOD’S WORD Translation
    “Never shave the hair on your foreheads, and never cut the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 GNT Good News Translation
    Do not cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard

    Leviticus 19:27 HNV Hebrew Names Version
    You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 CSB Holman Christian Standard
    You are not to cut off the hair at the sides of your head or mar the edge of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 KJV King James Version
    Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 LEB Lexham English Bible
    You shall not round off the corner [hair] of your head, and you shall not trim the corner of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 NAS New American Standard
    ‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 NCV New Century Version
    “‘You must not cut the hair on the sides of your heads or cut the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 NIRV New International Reader’s Version
    ” ‘Do not cut the hair on the sides of your head. Do not clip off the edges of your beard.

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

    Leviticus 19:27 NKJV New King James Version
    You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 NLT New Living Translation
    “Do not trim off the hair on your temples or clip the edges of your beards.

    Leviticus 19:27 NRS New Revised Standard
    You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 RSV Revised Standard Version
    You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 DBYThe Darby Translation
    — Ye shall not shave the corners of your head round, neither shalt thou mutilate the corners of thy beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 MSGThe Message
    “Don’t cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 WBT The Webster Bible
    Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

    Leviticus 19:27 TMB Third Millennium Bible
    Ye shall not round off the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

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

    Leviticus 19:27 TYN Tyndale
    ye shall not rounde the lockes of youre heedes, nether shalt thou marre the tuftes of thy beerde.

    Leviticus 19:27 WEB 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.

    Leviticus 19:27 WYC Wycliffe
    neither ye shall clip the hair round, neither ye shall shave the beard; (nor shall ye round off the ends of your hair, nor shall ye shave off your beard;)

    Leviticus 19:27 YLT Young’s Literal Translation
    `Ye do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of thy beard.

    THE BIBLICAL BEARD by Avram Yehoshua http://www.seedofabraham.net/beard.html
    The Bible tells us that a man should have a full, untrimmed beard, while trimming the hair on the head to an acceptable length. Much of this centers on the verse …

    Is It Wrong to Shave or Cut One’s Hair (Leviticus 19:27; 21:5)?
    Notice a more modern rendering of these verses in the New King James: “You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard” (Leviticus 19:27); and, “They shall not make any bald place on their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of their beards nor make any cuttings in their flesh” (Leviticus 21:5). It is quite plain that this proscribes a particular kind of shaving or cutting of hair.

    It was a ritual custom of the heathen to cut or trim their beards and hair into special shapes in honor of a particular pagan deity. To honor the sun god Ra, the ancient Egyptians had their dark locks cropped short or shaved with great care so the hair that remained on the crown appeared in the form of a circle surrounding the head (from which the halo derives), while the beard was dressed in a square form. Alternatively, a round bald spot might be shaved on the head.

    It is this type of false worship the Bible forbids. Shaving one’s beard and cutting one’s hair for normal good grooming is something entirely different and not at all condemned in the Scriptures. In fact, the apostle Paul takes great pains to address proper grooming of one’s hair in I Corinthians 11:2-15.

    Additional Scriptures: Genesis 41:14; Acts 18:18; 21:24
    http://www.cgg.org/index…/Is-Wrong-Shave-Cut-Ones-Hair-Leviticus-1927‎

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