Leviticus 21
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Holiness Required of Priests

1And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: speake vnto the preastes the sonnes of Aaron and saye vnto them. A preast shall defile him selfe at the deth of none of his people, 2but apon his kyn that is nye vnto him: as his mother, father, sonne, doughter and brother: 3and on his syster as loge as she is a mayde ad dwelleth nye him and was neuer geuen to man: on her he maye defile him selfe. 4But he shall not make him selfe vncleane vpon a ruelar of his people to polute him selfe with all. 5They shall make the no baldnesse apon their heedes or shaue off the lockes of their beerdes, nor make any markes in their flesh. 6Thei shalbe holy vnto their God, ad not polute the name of their god, for the sacrifices of the Lorde ad the bred of their God thei do offer: therfore they must be holy. 7Thei shall take no wife that is an whoore, or poluted, or put fro hir husbonde: for a preast is holy vnto his God. 8Sanctifie him therfore, for he offereth vp the bred of God: he shal therfore be holy vnto the, for I the Lorde whiche sanctifie you, am holy. 9Yf a preastes doughter fall to playe the whore, she poluteth hir father: therfore she shall be burnt with fire.

10He that is the hye preast among his brethern vppon whose heed the anoyntynge oyle was poured and whose hande was fylled to put on the vestimetes shall not vncouer his heed nor rent his clothes, 11nether shall goo to any deed body nor make him selfe vncleane: no not on his father or mother 12nether shall goo out of the sanctuarye, that he polute not the holy place of his God. for the croune of the anoyntynge oyle of God, is apon him. I am the Lorde. 13He shall take a mayden vnto his wife: 14but no wedowe nor deuorsed nor poluted whoore. But he shall take a mayden of his awne people to wife, 15that he defyle not his seed apo his people. for I am the Lorde which sanctifye him.

Restrictions against Those with Blemishes

16And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge 17speake vnto Aaron and saye: No man of thi seed in their generacions that hath any deformyte apon him, shall prese for to offer the bred of his God.

18ffor none that hath any ble mysh shall come nere: whether he be blynde lame snot nosed or that hath any monstrous mebre, 19or broken foted or broken handed 20or croke backed, or perleyed, or gogeleyed, or maunge or skaulde or hath his stones broken. 21No man that is deformed of the seed of Aaron the preast shall come nye to offer the sacrifyces of the Lorde. Yf he haue a deformyte he shall not prese to offer the bred of his God. 22Notwithstondynge he shall eate of the bred of his God: euen as well of the most holy as of the holy: 23but shall not goo in vnto the vayle nor come nye the alter, because he is deformed that he polute not my sanctuary for I am the Lorde that sanctifye them. 24And Moses tolde it vnto Aaron and to his sonnes and vnto all the childern of Israel.

Tyndale Bible of 1526

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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