Young's Literal Translation

Leviticus 21

Of the priests' mourning.

Leviticus 21:1 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Speak unto the priests, sons of Aaron, and thou hast said unto them, For [any] person [a priest] is not defiled among his people, Leviticus 21:2 except for his relation who [is] near unto him—for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother. Leviticus 21:3 and for his sister, the virgin, who is near unto him, who hath not been to a man; for her he is defiled. Leviticus 21:4 'A master [priest] doth not defile himself among his people—to pollute himself; Leviticus 21:5 they do not make baldness on their head, and the corner of their beard they do not shave, and in their flesh they do not make a cutting;

Of their holiness.

Leviticus 21:6 they are holy to their God, and they pollute not the name of their God, for the fire-offerings of Jehovah, bread of their God, they are bringing near, and have been holy.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:7 'A woman, a harlot, or polluted, they do not take, and a woman cast out from her husband they do not take, for he [is] holy to his God;

Of their estimation.

Leviticus 21:8 and thou hast sanctified him, for the bread of thy God he is bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy [am] I, Jehovah, sanctifying you.

Leviticus 21:9 'And a daughter of any priest when she polluteth herself by going a-whoring—her father she is polluting; with fire she is burnt. Leviticus 21:10 'And the high priest of his brethren, on whose head is poured the anointing oil, and hath consecrated his hand to put on the garments, his head doth not uncover, nor rend his garments, Leviticus 21:11 nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself; Leviticus 21:12 nor from the sanctuary doth he go out, nor doth he pollute the sanctuary of his God, for the separation of the anointing oil of his God [is] on him; I [am] Jehovah.

Of their marriages.

Leviticus 21:13 'And he taketh a wife in her virginity; Leviticus 21:14 widow, or cast out, or polluted one—a harlot—these he doth not take, but a virgin of his own people he doth take [for] a wife, Leviticus 21:15 and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying him.'

Leviticus 21:16 And Jehovah speaketh 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 to their generations in whom there is blemish doth draw near to bring near the bread of his God, Leviticus 21:18 for no man in whom [is] blemish doth draw near—a man blind, or lame or dwarfed, or enlarged, Leviticus 21:19 or a man in whom there is a breach in the foot, or a breach in the hand, Leviticus 21:20 or hump-backed, or a dwarf, or with a mixture in his eye, or a scurvy person, or scabbed, or broken-testicled. Leviticus 21:21 'No man in whom is blemish (of the seed of Aaron the priest) doth come nigh to bring near the fire-offerings of Jehovah; blemish [is] in him; the bread of his God he doth not come nigh to bring near. Leviticus 21:22 'Bread of his God—of the most holy things, and of the holy things—he doth eat; Leviticus 21:23 only, unto the vail he doth not enter, and unto the altar he doth not draw nigh; for blemish [is] in him; and he doth not pollute My sanctuaries; for I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying them.' Leviticus 21:24 And Moses speaketh unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the sons of Israel.

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