You are the ·children [sons] of the Lord your God. When someone dies, do not ·cut [lacerate; gash] yourselves or ·shave your heads [L set baldness between your eyes; C to show sadness; mourning customs of the pagan Canaanites].
1 The manners of the Gentiles in marking themselves for the dead, may not be followed. 4 What meats are clean to be eaten, and what not. 29 The tithes for the Levites, stranger, fatherless, and widow. Ye are the children of the Lord your God, Ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make you any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
You are children of God, your God, so don’t mutilate your bodies or shave your heads in funeral rites for the dead. You only are a people holy to God, your God; God chose you out of all the people on Earth as his cherished personal treasure.
Be ye the sons of your Lord God; ye shall not cut you(rselves), neither ye shall make baldness (upon yourselves), upon a dead man, (Ye be the children, or the people, of the Lord your God; ye shall not cut yourselves, nor shall ye make yourselves bald, when mourning for a dead person,)
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