Leviticus 21
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1And YHWH says to Moses, “Speak to the priests, sons of Aaron, and you have said to them: No one defiles himself for a [dead] person among his people, 2except for his relation who [is] near to him: for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother, 3and for his sister, the virgin, who is near to him, who has not been to a man; he is defiled for her. 4A master [priest] does not defile himself among his people—to defile himself; 5they do not make baldness on their head, and they do not shave the corner of their beard, and they do not make a cutting in their flesh; 6they are holy to their God, and they do not defile the Name of their God, for the fire-offerings of YHWH, bread of their God, they are bringing near, and have been holy. 7They do not take a woman of harlotry, or defiled, and they do not take a woman cast out from her husband, for he [is] holy to his God; 8and you have sanctified him, for he is bringing the bread of your God near. He is holy to you, for I, YHWH, sanctifying you, [am] holy. 9And when a daughter of any priest defiles herself by going whoring—she is defiling her father; she is burned with fire.

10And the high priest of his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured, and who has consecrated his hand to put on the garments, does not uncover his head, nor tear his garments, 11nor does he come beside any dead person; he does not defile himself for his father and for his mother; 12nor does he go out from the sanctuary, nor does he defile the sanctuary of his God, for the separation of the anointing oil of his God [is] on him; I [am] YHWH. 13And he takes a wife in her virginity; 14a widow, or cast out, or defiled, [or] a harlot—these he does not take, but he takes a virgin of his own people [for] a wife, 15and he does not defile his seed among his people; for I [am] YHWH, sanctifying him.”

16And YHWH speaks to Moses, saying, 17“Speak to Aaron, saying, No man of your seed throughout their generations in whom there is blemish draws near to bring the bread of his God near,

18for no man in whom [is] a blemish draws near: a man blind, or lame, or disfigured, or deformed, 19or a man in whom there is a breach in the foot, or a breach in the hand, 20or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or [with] a defect in his eye, or [with] an itch, or [with] a scab, or [with] a broken testicle. 21No man in whom is blemish (of the seed of Aaron the priest) comes near to bring the fire-offerings of YHWH near; blemish [is] in him; he does not come near to bring the bread of his God near. 22Bread of his God—from the most holy things and from the holy things—he eats; 23only, he does not come toward the veil, and he does not draw near to the altar; for blemish [is] in him; and he does not defile My sanctuaries; for I [am] YHWH, sanctifying them.” 24And Moses speaks to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the sons of Israel.

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