Compare Translations for Leviticus 21:9

Leviticus 21:9 ASV
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the harlot, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 BBE
And if the daughter of a priest makes herself common and by her loose behaviour puts shame on her father, let her be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 CEB
If the daughter of a priest defiles herself by being promiscuous, she defiles her father. She must be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 CJB
The daughter of a cohen who profanes herself by prostitution profanes her father; she is to be put to death by fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 RHE
If the daughter of a priest be taken in whoredom and dishonour the name of her father, she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 ESV
And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 GW
When a priest's daughter dishonors herself by becoming a prostitute, she dishonors her father. She must be burned.
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Leviticus 21:9 GNT
If a priest's daughter becomes a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she shall be burned to death.
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Leviticus 21:9 HNV
The daughter of any Kohen, if she profane herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 CSB
If a priest's daughter defiles herself by promiscuity, she defiles her father; she must be burned up.
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Leviticus 21:9 KJV
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore , she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 LEB
" 'As for the daughter of any priest, if she is defiled by prostituting, she is disgracing her father--she shall be burned in the fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 NAS
'Also the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by harlotry, she profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 NCV
"'If a priest's daughter makes herself unclean by becoming a prostitute, she shames her father. She must be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 NIRV
" 'Suppose a priest's daughter makes herself "unclean" by becoming a prostitute. Then she brings shame on her father. She must be burned to death.
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Leviticus 21:9 NIV
" 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 NKJV
The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the harlot, she profanes her father. She shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 NLT
If a priest's daughter becomes a prostitute, defiling her father's holiness as well as herself, she must be burned to death."
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Leviticus 21:9 NRS
When the daughter of a priest profanes herself through prostitution, she profanes her father; she shall be burned to death.
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Leviticus 21:9 RSV
And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the harlot, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 DBY
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 MSG
"If a priest's daughter defiles herself in prostitution, she disgraces her father. She must be burned at the stake.
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Leviticus 21:9 WBT
And the daughter of any priest, if she shall profane herself by lewdness, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 TMB
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father. She shall be burned with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 TNIV
" 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 TYN
Yf a preastes doughter fall to playe the whore, she poluteth hir father: therfore she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 WEB
The daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
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Leviticus 21:9 WYC
If the daughter of a priest is taken in defouling of virginity, and defouleth the name of her father, she shall be burnt in fire. (If a priest's daughter is caught in defiling her own virginity, and so defileth her father's name, she shall be burned in the fire.)
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Leviticus 21:9 YLT
`And a daughter of any priest when she polluteth herself by going a-whoring -- her father she is polluting; with fire she is burnt.
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Leviticus 21 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 21

Laws concerning the priests.

- As these priests were types of Christ, so all ministers must be followers of him, that their example may teach others to imitate the Saviour. Without blemish, and separate from sinners, He executed his priestly office on earth. What manner of persons then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians, spiritual priests; the minister especially is called to set a good example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly glory. Many a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his church.

Leviticus 21 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 21

Leviticus 21:1-24 . OF THE PRIESTS' MOURNING.

1. There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people--The obvious design of the regulations contained in this chapter was to keep inviolate the purity and dignity of the sacred office. Contact with a corpse, or even contiguity to the place where it lay, entailing ceremonial defilement ( Numbers 19:14 ), all mourners were debarred from the tabernacle for a week; and as the exclusion of a priest during that period would have been attended with great inconvenience, the whole order were enjoined to abstain from all approaches to the dead, except at the funerals of relatives, to whom affection or necessity might call them to perform the last offices. Those exceptional cases, which are specified, were strictly confined to the members of their own family, within the nearest degrees of kindred.

4. But he shall not defile himself--"for any other," as the sense may be fully expressed. "The priest, in discharging his sacred functions, might well be regarded as a chief man among his people, and by these defilements might be said to profane himself" [BISHOP PATRICK]. The word rendered "chief man" signifies also "a husband"; and the sense according to others is, "But he being a husband, shall not defile himself by the obsequies of a wife"; or, "being an husband among his people, he shall not defile himself for his wife" ( Ezekiel 44:25 ).

5. They shall not make baldness upon their heads . . . nor . . . cuttings in their flesh--The superstitious marks of sorrow, as well as the violent excesses in which the heathen indulged at the death of their friends, were forbidden by a general law to the Hebrew people ( Leviticus 19:28 ). But the priests were to be laid under a special injunction, not only that they might exhibit examples of piety in the moderation of their grief, but also by the restraint of their passions, be the better qualified to administer the consolations of religion to others, and show, by their faith in a blessed resurrection, the reasons for sorrowing not as those who have no hope.

7-9. They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane--Private individuals might form several connections, which were forbidden as inexpedient or improper in priests. The respectability of their office, and the honor of religion, required unblemished sanctity in their families as well as themselves, and departures from it in their case were visited with severer punishment than in that of others.

10-15. he that is the high priest among his brethren . . . shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes--The indulgence in the excepted cases of family bereavement, mentioned above [ Leviticus 21:2 Leviticus 21:3 ], which was granted to the common priests, was denied to him; for his absence from the sanctuary for the removal of any contracted defilement could not have been dispensed with, neither could he have acted as intercessor for the people, unless ceremonially clean. Moreover, the high dignity of his office demanded a corresponding superiority in personal holiness, and stringent rules were prescribed for the purpose of upholding the suitable dignity of his station and family. The same rules are extended to the families of Christian ministers ( 1 Timothy 3:2 , Titus 1:6 ).

16-24. Whosoever he be . . . hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God--As visible things exert a strong influence on the minds of men, any physical infirmity or malformation of body in the ministers of religion, which disturbs the associations or excites ridicule, tends to detract from the weight and authority of the sacred office. Priests laboring under any personal defect were not allowed to officiate in the public service; they might be employed in some inferior duties about the sanctuary but could not perform any sacred office. In all these regulations for preserving the unsullied purity of the sacred character and office, there was a typical reference to the priesthood of Christ ( Hebrews 7:26 ).