Ezekiel 44:20

“Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shall they shaue their heads, nor suffer their lockes to grow long, they shall only polle their heads.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim {the hair of} their heads.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are not to have all the hair cut off their heads, and they are not to let their hair get long, but they are to have the ends of their hair cut.
- Basic English Bible

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long: they shall duly poll their heads.
- Darby Bible

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
- Webster's Bible

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.
- World English Bible

And their head they do not shave, and the lock they do not send forth; they certainly poll their heads.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 44:20


44:20 To grow long - Priding themselves in it, as Absalom. Shall only poll - When the hair is grown, they shall cut the ends of their hair, and keep it in moderate size.


Discussion for Ezekiel 44

  • Insight 777
    Verse 25, If defile himself means to become a killer, this verse may be speaking of vengeance. A man is not to kill another on the basis of vengeance. However, a man is allowed to protect his family.
  • Samson alabi for verse 5
    wat de lord said dat:he should be more vigilant and stand firm in christ
  • Itsme Thistime
    Ezekiel 44:25 let's us know that during the millinium the elect (zadok: "the just, or upright") will be able to teach their families who missed the mark during their time in flesh bodies (2nd earth-age) in order to help them reach salvation

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