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Leviticus 21

GNT 1 The Lord commanded Moses to tell the Aaronite priests, "No priest is to make himself ritually unclean by taking part in the funeral ceremonies when a relative dies, NIV 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, GNT 2 unless it is his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, NIV 2 except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother, GNT 3 or unmarried sister living in his house. NIV 3 or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean. GNT 4 He shall not make himself unclean at the death of those related to him by marriage. NIV 4 He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself. GNT 5 "No priest shall shave any part of his head or trim his beard or cut gashes on his body to show that he is in mourning. NIV 5 " 'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies. GNT 6 He must be holy and must not disgrace my name. He offers food offerings to me, and he must be holy. NIV 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. GNT 7 A priest shall not marry a woman who has been a prostitute or a woman who is not a virgin or who is divorced; he is holy. NIV 7 " 'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God. GNT 8 The people must consider the priest holy, because he presents the food offerings to me. I am the Lord; I am holy and I make my people holy. NIV 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. GNT 9 If a priest's daughter becomes a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she shall be burned to death. NIV 9 " 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire. GNT 10 "The High Priest has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been consecrated to wear the priestly garments, so he must not leave his hair uncombed or tear his clothes to show that he is in mourning. NIV 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. GNT 11 He has been dedicated to me and is not to make himself ritually unclean nor is he to defile my sacred Tent by leaving it and entering a house where there is a dead person, even if it is his own father or mother. NIV 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, GNT 13 He shall marry a virgin, NIV 13 " 'The woman he marries must be a virgin. GNT 14 not a widow or a divorced woman or a woman who has been a prostitute. He shall marry only a virgin from his own clan. NIV 14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people, GNT 15 Otherwise, his children, who ought to be holy, will be ritually unclean. I am the Lord and I have set him apart as the High Priest." NIV 15 so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy. ' " GNT 16 The Lord commanded Moses NIV 16 The LORD said to Moses, GNT 17 to tell Aaron, "None of your descendants who has any physical defects may present the food offering to me. This applies for all time to come. NIV 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. GNT 18 No man with any physical defects may make the offering: no one who is blind, lame, disfigured, or deformed; NIV 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; GNT 19 no one with a crippled hand or foot; NIV 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, GNT 20 no one who is a hunchback or a dwarf; no one with any eye or skin disease; and no eunuch. NIV 20 or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. GNT 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any physical defects may present the food offering to me. NIV 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. GNT 22 Such a man may eat the food offered to me, both the holy food offering and the very holy food offering, NIV 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; GNT 23 but because he has a physical defect, he shall not come near the sacred curtain or approach the altar. He must not profane these holy things, because I am the Lord and I make them holy." NIV 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.' " GNT 24 This, then, is what Moses said to Aaron, the sons of Aaron, and to all the people of Israel. NIV 24 So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.