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Leviticus 21 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Speak unto the priests, sons of Aaron, and thou hast said unto them, For [any] person [a priest] is not defiled among his people, 1 The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean for any of his people who die,
2 except for his relation who [is] near unto him -- for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother. 2 except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother,
3 and for his sister, the virgin, who is near unto him, who hath not been to a man; for her he is defiled. 3 or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean.
4 `A master [priest] doth not defile himself among his people -- to pollute himself; 4 He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself.
5 they do not make baldness on their head, and the corner of their beard they do not shave, and in their flesh they do not make a cutting; 5 " 'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies.
6 they are holy to their God, and they pollute not the name of their God, for the fire-offerings of Jehovah, bread of their God, they are bringing near, and have been holy. 6 They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the offerings made to the LORD by fire, the food of their God, they are to be holy.
7 `A woman, a harlot, or polluted, they do not take, and a woman cast out from her husband they do not take, for he [is] holy to his God; 7 " 'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.
8 and thou hast sanctified him, for the bread of thy God he is bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy [am] I, Jehovah, sanctifying you. 8 Regard them as holy, because they offer up the food of your God. Consider them holy, because I the LORD am holy--I who make you holy.
9 `And a daughter of any priest when she polluteth herself by going a-whoring -- her father she is polluting; with fire she is burnt. 9 " 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
10 `And the high priest of his brethren, on whose head is poured the anointing oil, and hath consecrated his hand to put on the garments, his head doth not uncover, nor rend his garments, 10 " 'The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must not let his hair become unkempt or tear his clothes.
11 nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself; 11 He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. He must not make himself unclean, even for his father or mother,
12 nor from the sanctuary doth he go out, nor doth he pollute the sanctuary of his God, for the separation of the anointing oil of his God [is] on him; I [am] Jehovah. 12 nor leave the sanctuary of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil of his God. I am the LORD.
13 `And he taketh a wife in her virginity; 13 " 'The woman he marries must be a virgin.
14 widow, or cast out, or polluted one -- a harlot -- these he doth not take, but a virgin of his own people he doth take [for] a wife, 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 and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying him.' 15 so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy. ' "
16 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 16 The LORD said to Moses,
17 `Speak unto Aaron, saying, No man of thy seed to their generations in whom there is blemish doth draw near to bring near the bread of his God, 17 "Say to Aaron: 'For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God.
18 for no man in whom [is] blemish doth draw near -- a man blind, or lame or dwarfed, or enlarged, 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed;
19 or a man in whom there is a breach in the foot, or a breach in the hand, 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand,
20 or hump-backed, or a dwarf, or with a mixture in his eye, or a scurvy person, or scabbed, or broken-testicled. 20 or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles.
21 `No man in whom is blemish (of the seed of Aaron the priest) doth come nigh to bring near the fire-offerings of Jehovah; blemish [is] in him; the bread of his God he doth not come nigh to bring near. 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the offerings made to the LORD by fire. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God.
22 `Bread of his God -- of the most holy things, and of the holy things -- he doth eat; 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food;
23 only, unto the vail he doth not enter, and unto the altar he doth not draw nigh; for blemish [is] in him; and he doth not pollute My sanctuaries; for I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying them.' 23 yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.' "
24 And Moses speaketh unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the sons of Israel. 24 So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.