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Leviticus [Pertaining to Levites] 21

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1Adonai said to Moses Drawn out, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron Light-bringer, and say to them, ‘A priest shall not defile himself for the dead among his people;
2except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,
3and for his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
4He shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
5“‘They shall not shave their heads or shave off the corners of their beards or make any cuttings in their flesh.
6They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings of Adonai made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.
7“‘They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned. They shall not marry a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.
8You shall sanctify him therefore; for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you; for I Adonai , who sanctify you, am holy.
9“‘The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father. She shall be burned with fire.
10“‘He who is the high priest among his brothers, 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 hang loose, or tear his clothes.
11He must not go in to any dead body, or defile himself for his father, or for his mother.
12He shall not 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 Adonai .
13“‘He shall take a wife in her virginity.
14A 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.
15He shall not profane his offspring among his people, for I am Adonai who sanctifies him.’” (2)
16Adonai spoke to Moses Drawn out, saying,
17“Say to Aaron Light-bringer, ‘None of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect may approach to offer the bread of his God.
18For whatever man he is that has a defect, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,

19or a man who has an injured foot, or an injured hand,
20or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye, or an itching disease, or scabs, or who has damaged testicles.
21No man of the offspring of Aaron Light-bringer the priest who has a defect shall come near to offer the offerings of Adonai made by fire. Since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.
22He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.
23He shall not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a defect; that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh M'Kaddesham Yahweh our Santifier / He sustains breathing who makes them holy.’”
24So Moses Drawn out spoke to Aaron Light-bringer, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel God prevails.