Leviticus

Leviticus 21 ©

1Of the priests' mourning. 6Of their holiness. 7Of their marriages. 9Of a priest's daughter convicted of playing the harlot. 10Of the high priest's holiness. 13Of his marriage. 16The priests that have blemishes must not minister in the sanctuary.

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AND the LORD said unto Moses, aSpeak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, bThere shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:

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But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,

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And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.

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But 1he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.

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They cshall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

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They shall dbe holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.

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They eshall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman fput away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

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Thou shalt gsanctify him therefore; for he hoffereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.

h v.6. ch. 1-6; 8-10. Nu. 15; 28; 29. ch. 22.25.
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¶And ithe daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: jshe shall be burnt with fire.

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And he that is the high priest among his brethren, kupon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;

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Neither lshall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

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Neither mshall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for nthe crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.

n ch. 8.9,12,30.
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And he shall take a owife in her virginity.

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A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

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Neither shall he pprofane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

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¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that qhath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the 2bread of his God.

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For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a rblind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

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Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,

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Or *crookbackt, or a 3dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or shath his stones broken;

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No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.

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He shall eat the bread of his God, both tof the most holy, and of the uholy.

u ch. 22.10,12.
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Only vhe shall not go in unto the *vail, nor come nigh unto the waltar, because he hath a blemish; that xhe profane not my sanctuaries: for yI the LORD do zsanctify them.

w Ex. 40.5,6.
x v.12.
y v.8,15. ch. 22.9,16.
z v.8.
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And Moses told it aunto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.