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Leviticus 21

NLT 1 The said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the priests, the descendants of Aaron. “A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean by touching the dead body of a relative. 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, NLT 2 The only exceptions are his closest relatives—his mother or father, son or daughter, brother, NIV 2 except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother, NLT 3 or his virgin sister who depends on him because she has no husband. NIV 3 or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean. NLT 4 But a priest must not defile himself and make himself unclean for someone who is related to him only by marriage. NIV 4 He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself. NLT 5 “The priests must not shave their heads or trim their beards or cut their bodies. NIV 5 " 'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies. NLT 6 They must be set apart as holy to their God and must never bring shame on the name of God. They must be holy, for they are the ones who present the special gifts to the , gifts of food for their God. 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. NLT 7 “Priests may not marry a woman defiled by prostitution, and they may not marry a woman who is divorced from her husband, for the priests are set apart as holy to their God. NIV 7 " 'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God. NLT 8 You must treat them as holy because they offer up food to your God. You must consider them holy because I, the , am holy, and I make you 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. NLT 9 “If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she also defiles her father’s holiness, and she must 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. NLT 10 “The high priest has the highest rank of all the priests. The anointing oil has been poured on his head, and he has been ordained to wear the priestly garments. He must never leave his hair uncombed or tear his clothing. 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. NLT 11 He must not defile himself by going near a dead body. He may not make himself ceremonially unclean even for his 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, NLT 12 He must not defile the sanctuary of his God by leaving it to attend to a dead person, for he has been made holy by the anointing oil of his God. I am the . NIV 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. NLT 13 “The high priest may marry only a virgin. NIV 13 " 'The woman he marries must be a virgin. NLT 14 He may not marry a widow, a woman who is divorced, or a woman who has defiled herself by prostitution. She must be 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, NLT 15 so that he will not dishonor his descendants among his clan, for I am the who makes him holy.” NIV 15 so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy. ' " NLT 16 Then the said to Moses, NIV 16 The LORD said to Moses, NLT 17 “Give the following instructions to Aaron: In all future generations, none of your descendants who has any defect will qualify to offer food to his God. 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. NLT 18 No one who has a defect qualifies, whether he is blind, lame, disfigured, deformed, NIV 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; NLT 19 or has a broken foot or arm, NIV 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, NLT 20 or is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or has a defective eye, or skin sores or scabs, or damaged testicles. NIV 20 or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. NLT 21 No descendant of Aaron who has a defect may approach the altar to present special gifts to the . Since he has a defect, he may not approach the altar to offer food to his God. 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. NLT 22 However, he may eat from the food offered to God, including the holy offerings and the most holy offerings. NIV 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; NLT 23 Yet because of his physical defect, he may not enter the room behind the inner curtain or approach the altar, for this would defile my holy places. I am the who makes 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.' " NLT 24 So Moses gave these instructions to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites. NIV 24 So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.