New Living Translation
or his virgin sister who depends on him because she has no husband.
King James Bible
And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
Darby Bible Translation
and for his sister, a virgin, that is near unto him, who hath had no husband, for her may he make himself unclean.
World English Bible
and for his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
Young's Literal Translation
and for his sister, the virgin, who is near unto him, who hath not been to a man; for her he is defiled.
Leviticus 21:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:3 That is nigh him - That is, by nearness not of relation, (for that might seem a needless addition) but of habitation, one not yet cut off from the family. For if she was married, she was now of another family, and under her husband's care in those matters.
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 …
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer
Eleventh Day. The Holy one of Israel.
The only exceptions are his closest relatives--his mother or father, son or daughter, brother,
But a priest must not defile himself and make himself unclean for someone who is related to him only by marriage.
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