Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

They shall not take a woman who is profaned by harlotry, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

They are not to marry a woman defiled by prostitution. They are not to marry one divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

International Standard Version

"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.

A Conservative Version

They shall not take a woman who is a harlot, or profane, neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband, for he is holy to his God.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

They may not take as wife a loose or common woman, or one who has been put away by her husband: for the priest is holy to his God.

Darby Translation

They shall not take as wife a whore, or a dishonoured woman; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God.

Julia Smith Translation

They shall not take a woman, a harlot, or profane; and they shall not take a wife driven away from her husband, for he is holy to his God.

King James 2000

They shall not take a wife that is a harlot, or is defiled; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'They shall not {marry} a woman [who is] a prostitute and defiled, nor shall they {marry} a woman divorced from her husband, because each priest [is] holy for his God.

Modern King James verseion

They shall not take a wife who is a whore, or defiled. Neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband. For he is holy to his God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'They shall take no wife that is an whore, or polluted, or put from her husband: for a priest is holy unto his God.

NET Bible

They must not take a wife defiled by prostitution, nor are they to take a wife divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

New Heart English Bible

"'They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Webster

They shall not take a wife that is a lewd woman, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

World English Bible

"'They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband: for he is holy to his God.

Youngs Literal Translation

A woman, a harlot, or polluted, they do not take, and a woman cast out from her husband they do not take, for he is holy to his God;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

that is a whore
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

or profane
חלל 
Chalal 
Usage: 94

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

for he is holy
קדשׁ קדושׁ 
Qadowsh 
Usage: 116

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Concerning Priests

6 They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God; for the offerings of Jehovah made by fire, the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy. 7 They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God. 8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I Jehovah, who sanctify you, am holy.


Cross References

Leviticus 21:13-14

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Ezekiel 44:22

Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that is the widow of a priest.

Leviticus 21:8

Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I Jehovah, who sanctify you, am holy.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Isaiah 50:1

Thus saith Jehovah, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, wherewith I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were ye sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.

1 Timothy 3:11

Women in like manner must be grave, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

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