Leviticus 19:28; Deuteronomy 14:1; 2 Samuel 12:20–23; Mark 5:39
28 You shall not make any bcuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
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14 “You are pthe sons of the Lord your God. qYou shall not cut yourselves or make any rbaldness on your foreheads for the dead.
20 Then David arose from the earth nand washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord oand worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, p‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23 But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, qbut he will not return to me.”
39 And when he had entered, he said to them, v“Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but wsleeping.”