Leviticus 21:13
New International Version
"'The woman he marries must be a virgin.

New Living Translation
“The high priest may marry only a virgin.

English Standard Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Berean Study Bible
The woman he marries must be a virgin.

New American Standard Bible
'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

New King James Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

King James Bible
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Christian Standard Bible
"He is to marry a woman who is a virgin.

Contemporary English Version
If you are the high priest, you must marry only a virgin

Good News Translation
He shall marry a virgin,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is to marry a woman who is a virgin.

International Standard Version
"Furthermore, he is to marry a true virgin.

NET Bible
He must take a wife who is a virgin.

New Heart English Bible
"'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The anointed priest must marry a virgin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

New American Standard 1977
‘And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

King James 2000 Bible
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

American King James Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

American Standard Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall take for a wife a virgin of his own tribe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall take a virgin unto his wife:

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

English Revised Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

World English Bible
"'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he taketh a wife in her virginity;
Study Bible
Holiness Required of Priests
12He must not leave or desecrate the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him. I am the LORD. 13The woman he marries must be a virgin. 14He is not to marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one defiled by prostitution. He is to marry a virgin from his own people,…
Cross References
Leviticus 21:7
A priest must not marry a woman defiled by prostitution or divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Leviticus 21:12
He must not leave or desecrate the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 21:14
He is not to marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one defiled by prostitution. He is to marry a virgin from his own people,

Ezekiel 44:22
And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin of the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow of a priest.

Treasury of Scripture

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Leviticus 21:7
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.

Ezekiel 44:22
Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.







Lexicon
The woman
אִשָּׁ֥ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

he
וְה֕וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

marries
יִקָּֽח׃ (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

must be a virgin.
בִבְתוּלֶ֖יהָ (ḇiḇ·ṯū·le·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1331: Virginity, the tokens of it
(13) A wife in her virginity.--From this verse the administrators of the Law during the second Temple concluded that (1) the high priest must be the husband of one wife, though the ordinary priests might have several; (2) that she must be a virgin, under the age of thirteen; (3) that she must not even have been betrothed to another person; and that (4) she must be the daughter of Jewish parents by race, as it is stated in the next verse, though the ordinary priest was allowed to marry the daughter of proselytes. The first of these enactments is also enjoined by St. Paul on Christian bishops (1Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:16); whilst the fourth is actually expressed in the Greek version (LXX.), which has at the end of the verse, "of his own race."

21:1-24 Laws concerning the priests. - As these priests were types of Christ, so all ministers must be followers of him, that their example may teach others to imitate the Saviour. Without blemish, and separate from sinners, He executed his priestly office on earth. What manner of persons then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians, spiritual priests; the minister especially is called to set a good example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly glory. Many a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his church.
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