New American Standard Bible
'He shall not defile himself as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.
King James Bible
But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall not make himself unclean who is a chief among his peoples, to profane himself.
World English Bible
He shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
Young's Literal Translation
A master priest doth not defile himself among his people -- to pollute himself;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The sense seems to be that, owing to his position in the nation, the priest is not to defile himself in any cases except those named in Leviticus 21:2-3. The Septuagint appear to have followed a different reading of the text which would mean, "he shall not defile himself for a moment." The explanation in the margin of our version is hardly in keeping with the prohibition to Ezekiel on a special occasion. See Ezekiel 24:16.
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But forasmuch, that as faith is the soul, so reading and meditating on the word of God, are the parent's of prayer, therefore, before thou prayest in the morning, first read a chapter in the word of God; then meditate awhile with thyself, how many excellent things thou canst remember out of it. As--First, what good counsels or exhortations to good works and to holy life. Secondly, what threatenings of judgments against such and such a sin; and what fearful examples of God's punishment or vengeance …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
'They shall not make any baldness on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts in their flesh.
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