Leviticus 21:15
New International Version
so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy.'"

New Living Translation
so that he will not dishonor his descendants among his clan, for I am the LORD who makes him holy.”

English Standard Version
that he may not profane his offspring among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.”

Berean Study Bible
so that he does not defile his offspring among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.’”

New American Standard Bible
so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"

New King James Version
Nor shall he profane his posterity among his people, for I the LORD sanctify him.’ ”

King James Bible
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

Christian Standard Bible
so that he does not corrupt his bloodline among his people, for I am the LORD who sets him apart."

Contemporary English Version
In this way, your descendants will be qualified to serve me. Remember--I am the LORD, and I have chosen you.

Good News Translation
Otherwise, his children, who ought to be holy, will be ritually unclean. I am the LORD and I have set him apart as the High Priest."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that he does not corrupt his bloodline among his people, for I am Yahweh who sets him apart."

International Standard Version
"He is not to defile his children among his people, because I am the LORD, who sets him apart."

NET Bible
He must not profane his children among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"

New Heart English Bible
He shall not profane his offspring among his people: for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must not dishonor his children among his people because I, the LORD, set him apart as holy."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall not profane his seed among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctify him.

New American Standard 1977
that he may not profane his offspring among his people: for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people, for I AM he that sanctifies him.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall he defile his descendants among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

American King James Version
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

American Standard Version
And he shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Jehovah who sanctifieth him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall not profane his seed among his people: I am the Lord that sanctifies him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not mingle the stock of his kindred with the common people of his nation: for I am the Lord who sanctify him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall not profane his seed among his peoples; for I am Jehovah who do hallow him.

English Revised Version
And he shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am the LORD which sanctify him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

World English Bible
He shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I am Jehovah, sanctifying him.'
Study Bible
Holiness Required of Priests
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, 15so that he does not defile his offspring among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.’”
Cross References
Matthew 23:17
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes it sacred?

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,

Leviticus 21:16
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

profane

Genesis 18:19
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Ezra 2:62
These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.

Ezra 9:2
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

for I the

Leviticus 21:8
Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.







Lexicon
so that he does not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

defile
יְחַלֵּ֥ל (yə·ḥal·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

his offspring
זַרְע֖וֹ (zar·‘ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

among his people,
בְּעַמָּ֑יו (bə·‘am·māw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

for
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

who sanctifies him.’”
מְקַדְּשֽׁוֹ׃ (mə·qad·də·šōw)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated
(15) Neither shall he profane his seed.--Better, And he shall not profane; that is, he is not to contract any of these forbidden marriages, lest he should thereby degrade his offspring, since the children of such an issue, as well as their mother, were debarred the privileges of the priesthood, and were not permitted to partake of those portions of the sacrifices which formed the perquisites of the officiating priests.

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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