25 Bible Verses about Hair

1 Corinthians 11:15 ESV / 53 helpful votes

But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

1 Corinthians 11:6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Luke 12:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Deuteronomy 22:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,

1 Corinthians 11:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

Matthew 10:30 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

1 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

Revelation 9:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;

Isaiah 3:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Instead of perfume there will be rottenness; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a rich robe, a skirt of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.

1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

Psalm 40:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.

John 12:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Luke 7:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

2 Samuel 14:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels by the king's weight.

Ezekiel 5:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword. Use it as a barber's razor and pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair.

Nehemiah 7:1-73 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed, I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many. And I said to them, “Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot. And while they are still standing guard, let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some at their guard posts and some in front of their own homes.” The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few, and no houses had been rebuilt. Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. And I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up at the first, and I found written in it:

Numbers 6:1-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the Lord, he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried. All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins. “All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall touch his head. Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the Lord, he shall be holy. He shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long.

Leviticus 21:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body.

1 Corinthians 11:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?

Luke 21:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But not a hair of your head will perish.

Judges 13:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”

Ezekiel 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. And a third part you shall take and strike with the sword all around the city. And a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will unsheathe the sword after them.

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