1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:
1 The LORD told Moses, "Speak to the priests, Aaron's sons, and tell them that no priest is to defile himself on account of the dead among his people,
1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them:‘No one shall defile himself [that is, become ceremonially unclean] for the dead among his people [by touching a corpse or assisting in preparing it for burial],
2 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,
2 except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother.
2 except his close relatives his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or
2 except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, and his brother,
3 And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
3 He may make himself unclean for his young unmarried sister in his immediate family.
3 virgin sister (who is a near relative of him and did not have a husband he may defile himself for her).
3 also his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may become unclean.
4 But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
4 Because he is a husband among his people, he is not to defile himself, thereby polluting himself.
4 He shall not become unclean as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.
5 They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
5 "They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh.
6 They shall be 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.
6 They are to be holy to their God. They are not to defile the name of their God, because they're the ones who bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire the food of their God so they are to be holy.
6 They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God; for they present the offerings by fire to the Lord, the food of their God; so they shall be holy.
7 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.
7 "They are not to marry a prostitute or a woman who has been dishonored or who was divorced from her husband, because the priest is holy to his God.
7 They shall not take [as a wife] a woman who is a prostitute, nor a woman who is divorced from her husband; for the priest is holy to his God.
8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.
8 You are to consider him holy since he presents the food of your God. He will be holy to you because I, Yahweh who sets you apart, am holy.
8 Consecrate him, because he's the one who offers the food of your God. He is to be holy for you, because I, the LORD, the one who sanctifies you, am holy.
8 You shall consecrate him, therefore, for he offers the food of your God; he shall be holy to you; for I the Lord, who sanctifies you, am holy.
9 And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
9 "Now if the daughter of any priest defiles herself by being a prostitute, she defiles her father. She is to be incinerated.
10 ‘The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and (d)who has been consecrated to wear the garments, (K)shall not (e)uncover his head nor tear his clothes;
10 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon 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;
10 “The priest who is highest among his brothers, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained(d) to wear the garments, must not dishevel his hair(e) or tear his garments.(H)
10 "The high priest among his relatives whose head has been anointed with oil and who has been consecrated to put on the priestly clothing is not to let his hair hang loose or to tear his clothes.
10 ‘But he who is the high priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the [sacred] garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes [in mourning],
11 Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
11 He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.
11 nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself [by doing so, even] for his father or for his mother;
12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
12 He is not to go out of the sanctuary or defile the sanctuary of his God, because his God's consecrating oil of anointing rests on him. I am the LORD.
12 nor shall he go out of the sanctuary nor profane (make ceremonially unclean) the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am the Lord.
14 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.
14 He is not to marry a widow or one who has been divorced, has been defiled, or has been a prostitute. Instead, he is to take a virgin from among his people as his wife.
15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.
15 "He is not to defile his children among his people, because I am the LORD, who sets him apart."
15 so that he will not profane or dishonor his children among his people; for I am the Lord who sanctifies the high priest.’”
17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.
17 "Tell Aaron that whoever of your descendants throughout their generations has a bodily defect is not to approach to offer the food of his God.
17 “Say to Aaron, ‘Throughout their generations none of your descendants who has any [physical] defect shall approach [the altar] to present the food of his God.
18 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
18 No man who has any defect is to come near: no man who is blind, lame, facially disfigured, or deformed;
18 Indeed, any person who has a defect is not to approach the Tent of Meeting the blind, the lame, one who is mutilated in the face or who has a very long limb,
18 For no man who has a defect shall approach [God’s altar as a priest]: no man who is blind or lame, or who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb,
20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
20 has scoliosis, is a dwarf, or has an eye defect, an itching disease, scabs, or a crushed testicle.
20 or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.
21 No man among the (k)descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer (T)the food of his God.
21 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.
21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to present the fire offerings to the Lord. He has a defect and is not to come near to present the food of his God.
21 None of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to approach to bring offerings of the LORD made by fire, since he has a defect. He is not to approach to offer the food of his God.
21 No man among the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a [physical] defect and is disfigured or deformed is to approach [the altar] to present the offerings of the Lord by fire. He has a defect; he shall not approach [the altar] to present the food of his God.
22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.
22 He may eat the food of his God from what is especially holy as well as from what is holy.
22 However, he may eat the food of his God, including the most holy and the holy offerings,
22 He may eat the food of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy things,
23 only he shall not go in to the veil or come near the altar because he has a defect, so that he will not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the Lord who sanctifies them.’”
23 Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
23 but he is not to enter through the curtain nor approach the altar, since he has a defect. That way, he won't defile my sanctuary, since I am the LORD, who sets you apart."
24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel.
24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.
24 Moses said this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.
24 Moses told all of this to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the Israelis.
24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons, and to all the Israelites.
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