Leviticus - Chapter 21
1 Yahweh said to Moses: 'Speak to the priests descended from Aaron and say: "None of them must make himself unclean by touching the corpse of one of his people,
4 but for a close female relation who is married he will not make himself unclean; he would profane himself.
5 "They will not make tonsures on their heads, shave the edges of their beards, or gash their bodies.
9 "If a priest's daughter profanes herself by prostitution, she profanes her father and will be burnt alive.
10 "The priest who is pre-eminent over his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured, and who, robed in the sacred vestments, has received investiture, will not disorder his hair or tear his clothes;
11 he will not go near any corpse or make himself unclean even for his father or mother.
15 he must not make his own children profane, for I, Yahweh, have sanctified him." '
16 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
18 for none may come forward if he has an infirmity, be he blind or lame, disfigured or deformed,
23 but he will not go near the curtain or approach the altar, since he has an infirmity and must not profane my holy things; for I, Yahweh, have sanctified them." '
24 And Moses promulgated this to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the Israelites.
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