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.”

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

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

New American Standard Bible
so that he will not profane his children among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.’”

NASB 1995
so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.’”

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

Amplified Bible
so that he will not profane or dishonor his children among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies the high priest.’”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he shall not defile his seed with his people, because I AM LORD JEHOVAH Who hallows him."

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

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

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.

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

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."

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and he does not defile his seed among his people; for I [am] YHWH, sanctifying him.”

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.'"

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

defile
יְחַלֵּ֥ל (yə·ḥal·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

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

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

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

who sanctifies him.’”
מְקַדְּשֽׁוֹ׃ (mə·qad·də·šōw)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6942: To be set apart or consecrated


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