Leviticus 21:23
Good News Translation
but because he has a physical defect, he shall not come near the sacred curtain or approach the altar. He must not profane these holy things, because I am the LORD and I make them holy."

Contemporary English Version
but they may not enter the sacred place or serve me at the altar. Remember--I am the LORD, the one who makes a priest holy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so that he enter not within the veil, nor approach to the altar: because he hath a blemish, and he must not defile my sanctuary. I am the Lord who sanctify them.

New American Bible
Only, he may not enter through the veil nor draw near to the altar on account of his blemish; he shall not profane my sacred precincts, for it is I, the LORD, who make them holy.

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Yet so that he enter not within the veil, nor approach to the altar: because he hath a blemish, and he must not defile my sanctuary. I am the Lord who sanctify them.

go in

Exodus 30:6-8 And thou shalt set the altar over against the veil, that hangeth before the ark of the testimony before the propitiatory wherewith the testimony is covered, where I will speak to thee. . . .

Exodus 40:26,27 He set also the altar of gold under the roof of the testimony, over against the veil, . . .

Ezekiel 44:9-14 Thus saith the Lord God: No stranger uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, no stranger that is in the midst of the children of Israel. . . .

profane

Leviticus 21:12 Neither shall he go out of the holy places, lest he defile the sanctuary of the Lord: because the oil of the holy unction of his God is upon him. I am the Lord.

Leviticus 15:31 You shall teach therefore the children of Israel to take heed of uncleanness, that they may not die in their filth, when they shall have defiled my tabernacle that is among them.

for I the Lord

Leviticus 21:8 And offer the loaves of proposition. Let them therefore be holy because I also am holy: the Lord, who sanctify them.

Context
Restrictions Against Those with Blemishes
22He shall eat nevertheless of the loaves that are offered in the sanctuary. 23Yet so that he enter not within the veil, nor approach to the altar: because he hath a blemish, and he must not defile my sanctuary. I am the Lord who sanctify them.24Moses, therefore spoke to Aaron, and to his sons and to all Israel, all the things that had been commanded him.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:17
Ye foolish and blind: for whether is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Leviticus 21:22
He shall eat nevertheless of the loaves that are offered in the sanctuary.

Leviticus 21:24
Moses, therefore spoke to Aaron, and to his sons and to all Israel, all the things that had been commanded him.

Additional Translations
but because he has a defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, so as not to desecrate My sanctuaries. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.’”Only he shall not go in to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.

only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I am Jehovah who sanctifieth them.

Only he shall not approach the veil, and he shall not draw nigh to the altar, because he has a blemish; and he shall not profane the sanctuary of his God, for I am the Lord that sanctifies them.

only he shall not come in unto the veil, nor shall he draw near unto the altar; for he hath a defect: that he profane not my sanctuaries; for I am Jehovah who do hallow them.

Only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I am the LORD which sanctify them.

Only he shall not go in to the vail, nor come nigh to the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he may not profane my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.

He shall not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.'"

only, unto the vail he doth not enter, and unto the altar he doth not draw nigh; for blemish is in him; and he doth not pollute My sanctuaries; for I am Jehovah, sanctifying them.'
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