Leviticus 21 ©
Of the priests' mourning. Of their holiness. Of their marriages. Of a priest's daughter convicted of playing the harlot. Of the high priest's holiness. Of his marriage. The priests that have blemishes must not minister in the sanctuary.
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,
And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
But 1he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
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.
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.
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.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,
Or *crookbackt, or a 3dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or shath his stones broken;
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.