100 Bible Verses about Men Cutting Their Hair

Leviticus 19:27 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 44:20 ESV / 122 helpful votes

They shall not shave their heads or let their locks grow long; they shall surely trim the hair of their heads.

Leviticus 21:5 ESV / 109 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.

Numbers 6:1-27 ESV / 60 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. ...

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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. 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. ...

Jeremiah 7:29 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“‘Cut off your hair and cast it away; raise a lamentation on the bare heights, for the Lord has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.’

1 Peter 3:3-5 ESV / 42 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— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

Acts 18:18 ESV / 41 helpful votes

After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.

2 Samuel 10:4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half the beard of each and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away.

2 Samuel 14:26 ESV / 32 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.

1 Corinthians 11:6 ESV / 23 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.

Acts 21:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses, so that they may shave their heads. Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself also live in observance of the law.

1 Corinthians 11:1-14:40 ESV / 21 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. ...

1 Corinthians 11:15 ESV / 18 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 11:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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.

Numbers 6:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“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.

Job 1:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.

1 Corinthians 11:14-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Deuteronomy 22:5 ESV / 12 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.

Revelation 7:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 Samuel 1:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

Deuteronomy 14:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Revelation 13:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Revelation 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Peter 3:3 ESV / 8 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—

1 Corinthians 11:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 11:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,

Jeremiah 41:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Eighty men arrived from Shechem and Shiloh and Samaria, with their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and their bodies gashed, bringing grain offerings and incense to present at the temple of the Lord.

Judges 13:5 ESV / 8 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.”

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 11:5 ESV / 7 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.

Ezekiel 27:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They make themselves bald for you and put sackcloth on their waist, and they weep over you in bitterness of soul, with bitter mourning.

Isaiah 7:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired beyond the River—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also.

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

Proverbs 15:3-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked. The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. ...

Deuteronomy 21:10-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“When you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife, and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. But if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her.

1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...

1 Corinthians 11:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

1 Corinthians 11:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.

1 Corinthians 11:5-6 ESV / 6 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. 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 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 6 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. ...

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 25:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

2 Samuel 10:4-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved off half the beard of each and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away. When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.”

1 Samuel 1:10-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

Judges 16:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

She made him sleep on her knees. And she called a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him.

Leviticus 14:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And on the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair from his head, his beard, and his eyebrows. He shall shave off all his hair, and then he shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and he shall be clean.

Genesis 41:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Revelation 11:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.

Revelation 9:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.

Revelation 5:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 3:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

Hebrews 1:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 4 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, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

1 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 4 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 11:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

1 Corinthians 11:11-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.

1 Corinthians 11:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.

1 Corinthians 11:3-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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. 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. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. ...

1 Corinthians 11:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.

Romans 14:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Matthew 19:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?”

Matthew 10:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Matthew 3:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Micah 1:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Make yourselves bald and cut off your hair, for the children of your delight; make yourselves as bald as the eagle, for they shall go from you into exile.

Ezekiel 5:1 ESV / 4 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.

Jeremiah 49:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Their camels shall become plunder, their herds of livestock a spoil. I will scatter to every wind those who cut the corners of their hair, and I will bring their calamity from every side of them, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 48:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For every head is shaved and every beard cut off. On all the hands are gashes, and around the waist is sackcloth.

Jeremiah 9:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.”

Isaiah 15:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He has gone up to the temple, and to Dibon, to the high places to weep; over Nebo and over Medeba Moab wails. On every head is baldness; every beard is shorn;

Job 4:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.

1 Chronicles 19:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away;

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Revelation 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. ...

1 Corinthians 11:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;

1 Corinthians 11:1-16 ESV / 3 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. ...

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Acts 27:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.”

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 11:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.

Luke 21:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But not a hair of your head will perish.

Mark 5:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Mark 5:1-43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. ...

Habakkuk 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You have devised shame for your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life.

Jeremiah 16:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Both great and small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them or cut himself or make himself bald for them.

Isaiah 50:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.

Ezra 9:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As soon as I heard this, I tore my garment and my cloak and pulled hair from my head and beard and sat appalled.

2 Kings 9:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out of the window.

1 Kings 1:52 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Solomon said, “If he will show himself a worthy man, not one of his hairs shall fall to the earth, but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

2 Samuel 20:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

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