New Living Translation
The only exceptions are his closest relatives--his mother or father, son or daughter, brother,
King James Bible
But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,
Darby Bible Translation
except for his immediate relation, who is near unto him for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother;
World English Bible
except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,
Young's Literal Translation
except for his relation who is near unto him -- for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:2 Near to him - Under which general expression his wife seems to be comprehended, though she be not expressed. And hence it is noted as a peculiar case, that Ezekiel, who was a priest, was forbidden to mourn for his wife, Eze 24:16, and c. These exceptions God makes in condescension to human infirmity, because in such cases it was very hard to restrain the affections. But this allowance concerns only the inferior priest, not the high - priest.
LibraryThirtieth 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 …
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Eleventh Day. The Holy one of Israel.
or his virgin sister who depends on him because she has no husband.
He must not defile himself by going near a dead body. He may not make himself ceremonially unclean even for his father or mother.
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