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Leviticus 21:5-7 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“‘And they shall not shave bald patches on their head, and they shall not shave off the corner of their beard, and they shall not make a cut in their body. They shall be holy to their God, and they shall not profane the name of their God, because they are bringing near the offerings made by fire to[a] Yahweh—their God’s food—and they shall be holy.

“‘They shall not marry[b] a woman who is a prostitute and defiled, nor shall they marry[c] a woman divorced from her husband, because each priest[d] is holy for his God.

Footnotes:

  1. Leviticus 21:6 Hebrew “of”
  2. Leviticus 21:7 Literally “take”
  3. Leviticus 21:7 Literally “take”
  4. Leviticus 21:7 Hebrew “he”; singular antecedent specified from the context
Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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Leviticus 21:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

“‘Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies. They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the food offerings to the Lord, the food of their God, they are to be holy.

“‘They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.

New International Version (NIV)

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