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

Other Translations of Leviticus 19:27

New International Version

27 " 'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

English Standard Version

27 You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

The Message

27 "Don't cut the hair on the sides of your head or trim your beard.

New King James Version

27 You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.

New Living Translation

27 "Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 19:27

Chapter Contents


There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, verse 35. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.