Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

A widow or a divorced woman or one dishonoured - an unchaste woman, these, shall he not take, But, a virgin from among his own kinsfolk, shall he take to wife;

New American Standard Bible

A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He is not to marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one defiled by prostitution. He is to marry a virgin from his own people,

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

He may not marry a widow or a divorced woman or one who is profaned by prostitution, but he is to marry a virgin from his own people,

Bible in Basic English

A widow, or one whose husband has put her away, or a common woman of loose behaviour, may not be the wife of a priest; but let him take a virgin from among his people.

Darby Translation

A widow, or a divorced woman, or a dishonoured one, a harlot, these shall he not take; but he shall take as wife a virgin from among his peoples.

Julia Smith Translation

A widow, and the driven away, and profane, and an harlot, those he shall not take: but a virgin of his people shall he take a wife.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled [woman], a prostitute--these he must not take; he shall take only a virgin from his people [as] wife.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but no widow nor divorced nor polluted whore. But he shall take a maiden of his own people to wife,

NET Bible

He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one profaned by prostitution; he may only take a virgin from his people as a wife.

New Heart English Bible

A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he take as a wife.

Webster

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

World English Bible

A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he take as a wife.

Youngs Literal Translation

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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

or profane
חלל 
Chalal 
Usage: 94

or an harlot
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

these shall he not take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

but he shall take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a virgin
בּתוּלה 
B@thuwlah 
Usage: 50

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

Context Readings

Regulations Concerning Priests

13 But, he, shall take a woman in her virginity: 14 A widow or a divorced woman or one dishonoured - an unchaste woman, these, shall he not take, But, a virgin from among his own kinsfolk, shall he take to wife; 15 So shall he not profane his seed, among his kinsfolk, - For I - Yahweh, do hallow him.



Cross References

Leviticus 21:7

A woman that is unchaste or dishonoured, shall they not take, And a woman divorced from her husband, shall they not take, - For holy, he is unto his God.

Ezekiel 44:22

Neither widow nor divorced woman, shall they take to them to wife, - But, virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, Or a widow who shall be the widow of a priest shall they take.

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