Leviticus 21:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 " 'Priests must not shave1 their heads or shave off the edges of their beards2 or cut their bodies.3 6 They must be holy to their God4 and must not profane the name of their God.5 Because they present the offerings made to the LORD by fire,6 the food of their God,7 they are to be holy.8 7 " 'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands,9 because priests are holy to their God.10 8 Regard them as holy,11 because they offer up the food of your God.12 Consider them holy, because I the LORD am holy--I who make you holy.a13 9 " 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.14 10 " 'The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head15 and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments,16 must not let his hair become unkemptb or tear his clothes.17 11 He must not enter a place where there is a dead body.18 He must not make himself unclean,19 even for his father or mother,20 12 nor leave the sanctuary21 of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil22 of his God. I am the LORD. 13 " 'The woman he marries must be a virgin.23 14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people, 15 so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy.c ' "
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