Leviticus 21:11
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New Living Translation
He must not defile himself by going near a dead body. He may not make himself ceremonially unclean even for his father or mother.

King James Bible
Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall he come near any person dead, nor make himself unclean for his father and for his mother;

World English Bible
neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

Young's Literal Translation
nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

21:11 Go in - Into the chamber or house where they lie. This and divers other rites here prescribed were from hence translated by the Heathens into their use, whose priests were put under the same obligations.

Leviticus 21:11 Parallel Commentaries

Thirtieth Lesson. An Holy Priesthood;'
An holy priesthood;' Or, The Ministry of Intercession. An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.'--I Peter ii. 5. Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord.'--Isaiah lxi. 6. THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me.' These are the words of Jesus in Isaiah. As the fruit of His work all redeemed ones are priests, fellow-partakers with Him of His anointing with the Spirit as High Priest. Like the precious ointment upon
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Eleventh Day. The Holy one of Israel.
I am the Lord that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. I the Lord which make you holy, am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45, xxi. 8. 'I am the Lord Thy God, the Holy One of Israel, Thy Saviour. Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.'--Isa. xliii. 3, 14, 15. In the book of Exodus we found God making provision for the Holiness of His people. In the holy
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 19:28
"Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 21:2
The only exceptions are his closest relatives--his mother or father, son or daughter, brother,

Numbers 19:11
"All those who touch a dead human body will be ceremonially unclean for seven days.

Numbers 19:14
"This is the ritual law that applies when someone dies inside a tent: All those who enter that tent and those who were inside when the death occurred will be ceremonially unclean for seven days.

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