Deuteronomy 21:12
Context
Marrying a Captive Woman

10When you go forth to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God has delivered them into your hands, and you have taken them captive, 11And see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire to her, that you would have her to your wife; 12Then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; 13And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 14And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not make merchandise of her, because you have humbled her.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:5
But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.


Leviticus 14:8
And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.


Leviticus 14:9
But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.


Numbers 6:9
And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.


Deuteronomy 21:11
And see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire to her, that you would have her to your wife;


Treasury of Scripture

Then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;

and she shall This was in token of renouncing her religion, and becoming a proselyte to that of the jews. This is still a custom in the East: when a Christian turns Mohammedan, his head is shaved, and he is carried through the city crying {le eelah eela allah wemochammed resoolu llahee, `There is no God but the GOD, and Mohammed is the prophet of God.'

1 Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

pare her nails; `i.e. probably neither paring nor letting them grow, but dressing or beautifying them as the Eastern women still do by tinging them with leave of an odoriferous plant called alhenna, which Hasselquist (p.246) informs us, `grows in India and in upper and lower Egypt, flowering from May to August. The leaves are pulverized and made into a paste with water: they bond this paste on the nails of their hands and feet, and keep it on all night. This gives them a deep yellow, which is greatly admired by Eastern nations. The colour lasts for three or four weeks before there is occasion to renew it. The custom is so ancient in Egypt, that I have seen the nails of mummies dyed in this manner.'

Strong's Concordance
Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
Topical Bible
Bring Cut Hair Hast Home Household Midst Nails Pare Prepared Shave Shaved Trim
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Deuteronomy Chapter 21 Verse 12

Alphabetical: and Bring have head her home house into nails shall shave she then to trim you your

OT Law: Deuteronomy 21:12 Then you shall bring her home (Deut. De Du)
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