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Ezekiel 44:20

    Ezekiel 44:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Ezekiel 44:20

    Poll - To cut hair from the head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 44:20

    Neither shall they shave their heads - The priests of Isis shaved their heads close to the skin; the priests of Budhoo do so still, their ordinances oblige them to shave their heads every tenth day. To let the hair grow long would have been improper; therefore the Lord commands them to poll - cut the hair short, but not to shave.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.