Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Leviticus 21

Of the priests' mourning.

Leviticus 21:1 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto the priests, the sons of Aaron,—yea thou shalt say unto them, For a dead person, shall no one make himself unclean, among his people: Leviticus 21:2 Saving for his kin, that are near unto him, for his mother or for his father, or for his son or for his daughter, or for his brother; Leviticus 21:3 or for his sister, a virgin who is near unto him, who belongeth not unto a husband,—for her, he may make himself unclean: Leviticus 21:4 He shall not make himself unclean, being a chief among his people,—by profaning himself: Leviticus 21:5 They shall not make a baldness behind in their head, And, the border of their beard, shall they not cut off,—And, in their flesh, shall they not make incisions.

Of their holiness.

Leviticus 21:6 Holy persons, shall they be unto their God, and not profane the name of their God,—for, the altar-flames of Yahweh, the food of their God, do they bring near—Therefore shall they be holy.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:7 A woman that is unchaste or dishonoured, shall they not take, And, a woman divorced from her husband, shall they not take,—For, holy, he is unto his God.

Of their estimation.

Leviticus 21:8 Therefore shalt thou hold him as holy, for, the food of thy God, doth he bring near,—Holy, shall he be to thee, For, holy, am, I—Yahweh, who am making you holy.

Leviticus 21:9 And, the daughter of any priest, when she profaneth herself by unchastity, Her father, she, doth profane, with fire, shall she be consumed. Leviticus 21:10 And, as for the high priest from among his brethren, upon whose head is poured the anointing oil, and who is installed, by putting on the garments, His head, shall he not bare, And, his garments, shall he not rend; Leviticus 21:11 And, unto no persons of the dead, shall he go in,—For his father or for his mother, shall he not make himself unclean; Leviticus 21:12 And, out of the sanctuary, shall he not go forth, so shall he not profane the sanctuary of his God,—for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him—I, am Yahweh.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:13 But, he, shall take, a woman in her virginity: Leviticus 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or one dishonoured—an unchaste woman, these, shall he not take, But, a virgin from among his own kinsfolk, shall he take to wife; Leviticus 21:15 So shall he not profane his seed, among his kinsfolk,—For, I—Yahweh, do hallow him.

Leviticus 21:16 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying:

The priests that have blemishes must not minister in the sanctuary.

Leviticus 21:17 Speak unto Aaron, saying,—No man of thy seed, unto their generations, in whom shall be any blemish, shall come near, to present the food of his God. Leviticus 21:18 Surely, no man in whom is any blemish, shall come near,—No man who is blind or lame, or hath a flat nose, or is lanky; Leviticus 21:19 nor any man who hath a broken foot,—or a broken hand; Leviticus 21:20 or is hump-backed or a dwarf, or hath defective vision,—or hath scurvy or scab, or is crushed in the stones: Leviticus 21:21 No, man in whom is a blemish, of the seed of Aaron the priest, shall approach, to bring near the altar-flames of Yahweh,—a blemish, is in him, the food of his God, shall he not approach to bring near: Leviticus 21:22 Of the food of his God, both of the most holy,—and the holy, may he eat: Leviticus 21:23 Only, unto the veil, shall he not come in, and, unto the altar, shall he not approach—because, a blemish, is in him, so shall he not profane my sanctuaries, For, I—Yahweh, am hallowing them. Leviticus 21:24 And Moses spake [these things] unto Aaron, and unto his sons,—and unto all the sons of Israel.

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