Leviticus 19:27

“Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou marre the corners of thy beard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The ends of the hair round your face and on your chin may not be cut off.
- Basic English Bible

-- ye shall not shave the corners of your head round, neither shalt thou mutilate the corners of thy beard.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the edge of your beard.
- World English Bible

`Ye do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of thy beard.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:27


19:27 The corners of your heads - That is your temples, ye shall not cut off the hair of your heads round about your temples. This the Gentiles did, either for the worship of their idols, to whom young men used to consecrate their hair, being cut off from their heads, as Homer, Plutarch and many others write; or in funerals or immoderate mournings, as appears from #Isa 15:2 Jer 48:37|. And the like is to be thought concerning the beard or the hair in the corner, that is, corners of the beard. 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.


Discussion for Leviticus 19:27

  • I hvent shaved for two months because im going to Israel. Ive read alot and still have no answer. Should men not shave, keep a shaven beard, or what is the holy standard?
  • Maybe it means don 't wear round hats... I think not shaving hair over the temples makes us all Jewish, like with their little curls. G d seems to always want his children to be distinct and separate from the evil of the world, and I think, in this day and age, just being truly compassionate and good, even to your enemies sets you apart and makes you a target enough. If you aren 't tormented by evil, you are not truly good.
  • Jesus Christ does not has long hair and the scipture didn t say that man must not trim their hair it clearly stated that they should not shave the hair on the temple or their beard that means the hair on the side of their face or their beard 1 cor 11 14 15
  • COLLİNS for verse 27
    its clear and no excuse for this no man should round the corners of his head and mar the corners of his beard though it is for the priest and we re all priest according to 1peter2:9
  • Gawynne for verse 27
    This verse is about God separating his people from the activities that people did, read the whole context leading up to this and after, it doesn't matter what your beard looks like or even if you have beard as some people just don't, what matters heres is God teaching that you should not worship him in the worldly way and he says this throughout the bible, and the above statements are mainly just heresy so disappointed in those people
  • this verse has nothing to do with the hair on your head. leviticus 19:27 forbids the cutting of sideburns or shaving of beards.

    we are all created in His image. shaving is a form of desecrating our bodies, which is a sign of disrespect to God.

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