Tyndale Bible

Leviticus 21

Of the priests' mourning.

Leviticus 21:1 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: speake vnto the preastes the sonnes of Aaron and saye vnto them. A preast shall defile him selfe at the deth of none of his people, Leviticus 21:2 but apon his kyn that is nye vnto him: as his mother, father, sonne, doughter and brother: Leviticus 21:3 and on his syster as loge as she is a mayde ad dwelleth nye him and was neuer geuen to man: on her he maye defile him selfe. Leviticus 21:4 But he shall not make him selfe vncleane vpon a ruelar of his people to polute him selfe with all. Leviticus 21:5 They shall make the no baldnesse apon their heedes or shaue off the lockes of their beerdes, nor make any markes in their flesh.

Of their holiness.

Leviticus 21:6 Thei shalbe holy vnto their God, ad not polute the name of their god, for the sacrifices of the Lorde ad the bred of their God thei do offer: therfore they must be holy.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:7 Thei shall take no wife that is an whoore, or poluted, or put fro hir husbonde: for a preast is holy vnto his God.

Of their estimation.

Leviticus 21:8 Sanctifie him therfore, for he offereth vp the bred of God: he shal therfore be holy vnto the, for I the Lorde whiche sanctifie you, am holy.

Leviticus 21:9 Yf a preastes doughter fall to playe the whore, she poluteth hir father: therfore she shall be burnt with fire. Leviticus 21:10 He that is the hye preast among his brethern vppon whose heed the anoyntynge oyle was poured and whose hande was fylled to put on the vestimetes shall not vncouer his heed nor rent his clothes, Leviticus 21:11 nether shall goo to any deed body nor make him selfe vncleane: no not on his father or mother Leviticus 21:12 nether shall goo out of the sanctuarye, that he polute not the holy place of his God. for the croune of the anoyntynge oyle of God, is apon him. I am the Lorde.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:13 He shall take a mayden vnto his wife: Leviticus 21:14 but no wedowe nor deuorsed nor poluted whoore. But he shall take a mayden of his awne people to wife, Leviticus 21:15 that he defyle not his seed apo his people. for I am the Lorde which sanctifye him.

Leviticus 21:16 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge

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

Leviticus 21:17 speake vnto Aaron and saye: No man of thi seed in their generacions that hath any deformyte apon him, shall prese for to offer the bred of his God. Leviticus 21:18 ffor none that hath any blemysh shall come nere: whether he be blynde lame snot nosed or that hath any monstrous mebre, Leviticus 21:19 or broken foted or broken handed Leviticus 21:20 or croke backed, or perleyed, or gogeleyed, or maunge or skaulde or hath his stones broken. Leviticus 21:21 No man that is deformed of the seed of Aaron the preast shall come nye to offer the sacrifyces of the Lorde. Yf he haue a deformyte he shall not prese to offer the bred of his God. Leviticus 21:22 Notwithstondynge he shall eate of the bred of his God: euen as well of the most holy as of the holy: Leviticus 21:23 but shall not goo in vnto the vayle nor come nye the alter, because he is deformed that he polute not my sanctuary for I am the Lorde that sanctifye them. Leviticus 21:24 And Moses tolde it vnto Aaron and to his sonnes and vnto all the childern of Israel.

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