Leviticus 21:18
New International Version
No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed;

New Living Translation
No one who has a defect qualifies, whether he is blind, lame, disfigured, deformed,

English Standard Version
For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long,

Berean Study Bible
No man who has any defect may approach—no man who is blind, lame, disfigured, or deformed;

New American Standard Bible
For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb,

New King James Version
For any man who has a defect shall not approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long,

King James Bible
For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

Christian Standard Bible
No man who has any defect is to come near: no man who is blind, lame, facially disfigured, or deformed;

Good News Translation
No man with any physical defects may make the offering: no one who is blind, lame, disfigured, or deformed;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No man who has any defect is to come near: no man who is blind, lame, facially disfigured, or deformed;

International Standard Version
Indeed, any person who has a defect is not to approach the Tent of Meeting— the blind, the lame, one who is mutilated in the face or who has a very long limb,

NET Bible
Certainly no man who has a physical flaw is to approach: a blind man, or one who is lame, or one with a slit nose, or a limb too long,

New Heart English Bible
For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, no one who has a physical defect may ever come near [the altar]. That means anyone who is blind or lame, who has a disfigured face, a deformity,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath any thing maimed, or anything too long,

New American Standard 1977
‘For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For no man in whom there is a blemish, shall approach: a blind man or a lame or he that lacks any thing or has any thing superfluous

King James 2000 Bible
For whatsoever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or lame, or he that has a marred face, or any limb too long,

American King James Version
For whatever man he be that has a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that has a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

American Standard Version
For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or anything superfluous,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
No man who has a blemish on him shall draw nigh; a man blind, lame, with his nose disfigured, or his ears cut,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shall he approach to minister to him: If he be blind, if he be lame, if he have a little, or a great, or a crooked nose,

Darby Bible Translation
for whatever man hath a defect, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or one limb longer than the other,

English Revised Version
For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

Webster's Bible Translation
For whatever man he may be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

World English Bible
For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,

Young's Literal Translation
for no man in whom is blemish doth draw near -- a man blind, or lame or dwarfed, or enlarged,
Study Bible
Restrictions Against Those with Blemishes
17“Say to Aaron, ‘For the generations to come, none of your descendants who has a physical defect may approach to offer the food of his God. 18No man who has any defect may approach— no man who is blind, lame, disfigured, or deformed; 19no man who has a broken foot or hand,…
Cross References
Leviticus 21:19
no man who has a broken foot or hand,

Leviticus 22:19
must offer an unblemished male from the cattle, sheep, or goats in order for it to be accepted on your behalf.

Leviticus 22:23
You may present as a freewill offering an ox or sheep that has a deformed or stunted limb, but it is not acceptable to fulfill a vow.

Treasury of Scripture

For whatever man he be that has a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that has a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,

a blind man

Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 23:16,17,19
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! …

1 Timothy 3:2,3,7
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; …

superfluous

Leviticus 22:23
Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.







Lexicon
No
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

man
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has any defect
מ֖וּם (mūm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3971: To stain, a blemish

may approach—
יִקְרָ֑ב (yiq·rāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

no man
אִ֤ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who is blind,
עִוֵּר֙ (‘iw·wêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5787: Blind

lame,
פִסֵּ֔חַ (p̄is·sê·aḥ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6455: Lame

disfigured,
חָרֻ֖ם (ḥā·rum)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2763: To seclude, to devote to religious uses, to be blunt as to the nose

or
א֣וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

deformed;
שָׂרֽוּעַ׃ (śā·rū·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8311: To prolong, be deformed by excess of members
(18) For whatsoever man . . . --This part of the verse is simply an emphatic repetition of the same declaration at the end of the last verse to introduce the examples of the bodily blemishes which disqualified the priests for the service at the altar. A similar law obtained among the Greeks and Romans, that a priest should be perfect in all his parts; and according to the Hindoo law, Brahmins born with a bodily defect, or who received one before their sixteenth year, are excluded from the rites of consecration.

A blind man.--During the second Temple, this was not only interpreted to be partial blindness on both eyes, or on one eye, but was taken to include any blemish in the eye or in the eyelid, of which the administrators of the Law enumerate twenty-six cases, nineteen in the eye and seven in the eyelid.

Or a lame.--This was understood during the second Temple to refer to any imperfection in the gait of the priest, which might show itself in twenty different ways.

Or he that hath a flat nose.--Of the nasal deformity no less than nine different illustrations are given.

Or any thing superfluous.--That is, one member of the body more stretched out or longer than the others, or out of proportion, as an eye, shoulder, thigh, leg, &c.

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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