Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He must not go near any dead person or make himself unclean even for his father or mother.

International Standard Version

He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.

A Conservative Version

neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother,

Amplified

nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself [by doing so, even] for his father or for his mother;

Bible in Basic English

He may not go near any dead body or make himself unclean for his father or his mother;

Darby Translation

Neither shall he come near any person dead, nor make himself unclean for his father and for his mother;

Julia Smith Translation

And to an dead soul he shall not come, for his father, and for his mother, he shall not be defiled.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he shall not go near any dead person, nor shall he make himself unclean for his father or for his mother.

Modern King James verseion

Neither shall he come near to any dead person, nor defile himself for his father nor for his mother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither shall go to any dead body nor make himself unclean: no not on his father or mother,

NET Bible

He must not go where there is any dead person; he must not defile himself even for his father and his mother.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

And, unto no persons b of the dead, shall he go in, - For his father or for his mother, shall he not make himself unclean;

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Neither shall he go in

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to any dead
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 162

References

Context Readings

Regulations Concerning Priests

10 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head go loose, nor rend his clothes; 11 neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself 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 Jehovah.



Cross References

Numbers 19:14

This is the law when a man dieth in a tent: every one that cometh into the tent, and every one that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

Leviticus 19:28

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 21:1-2

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people;

Numbers 6:7

He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his separation unto God is upon his head.

Deuteronomy 33:9

Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him; Neither did he acknowledge his brethren, Nor knew he his own children: For they have observed thy word, And keep thy covenant.

Matthew 8:21-22

And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Matthew 12:46-50

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

Luke 9:59-60

And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Luke 14:26

If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.

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