Leviticus 21:1-5 NIV

Rules for Priests

1 The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron,1 and say to them: 'A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean2 for any of his people who die,3

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      2 except for a close relative, such as his mother or father,4 his son or daughter, his brother,

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          3 or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean.5

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          4 He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,a and so defile himself.

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            • a 21:4 - Or "unclean as a leader among his people"
              5 " 'Priests must not shave6 their heads or shave off the edges of their beards7 or cut their bodies.8

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