“‘Priests must not shave(A) their heads or shave off the edges of their beards(B) or cut their bodies.(C)

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Elisha Is Jeered

23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered(A) at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”

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24 Instead of fragrance(A) there will be a stench;(B)
    instead of a sash,(C) a rope;
instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;(D)
    instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;(E)
    instead of beauty,(F) branding.(G)

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Dibon(A) goes up to its temple,
    to its high places(B) to weep;
    Moab wails(C) over Nebo(D) and Medeba.
Every head is shaved(E)
    and every beard cut off.(F)

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12 The Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    called you on that day(A)
to weep(B) and to wail,
    to tear out your hair(C) and put on sackcloth.(D)

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31 They will shave their heads(A) because of you
    and will put on sackcloth.
They will weep(B) over you with anguish of soul
    and with bitter mourning.(C)

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18 “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar(A) king of Babylon drove his army in a hard campaign against Tyre; every head was rubbed bare(B) and every shoulder made raw.(C) Yet he and his army got no reward from the campaign he led against Tyre.

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10 I will turn your religious festivals(A) into mourning
    and all your singing into weeping.(B)
I will make all of you wear sackcloth(C)
    and shave(D) your heads.
I will make that time like mourning for an only son(E)
    and the end of it like a bitter day.(F)

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16 Shave(A) your head in mourning
    for the children in whom you delight;
make yourself as bald as the vulture,
    for they will go from you into exile.(B)

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