Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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.

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.

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

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Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Concerning Priests

6 they are holy to their God, and they pollute not the name of their God, for the fire-offerings of Jehovah, bread of their God, they are bringing near, and have been holy. 7 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; 8 and thou hast sanctified him, for the bread of thy God he is bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy am I, Jehovah, sanctifying you.


Cross References

Leviticus 21:13-14

'And he taketh a wife in her virginity;

Ezekiel 44:22

And a widow and divorced woman they do not take to them for wives: but -- virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, and the widow who is widow of a priest, do they take.

Leviticus 21:8

and thou hast sanctified him, for the bread of thy God he is bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy am I, Jehovah, sanctifying you.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

When a man doth take a wife, and hath married her, and it hath been, if she doth not find grace in his eyes (for he hath found in her nakedness of anything), and he hath written for her a writing of divorce, and given it into her hand, and sent her out of his house,

Isaiah 50:1

Thus said Jehovah: 'Where is this -- the bill of your mother's divorce, Whom I sent away? Or to which of My creditors have I sold you? Lo, for your iniquities ye have been sold, And for your transgressions Hath your mother been sent away.

1 Timothy 3:11

Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.

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