The Third Book of Moses Called Leviticus

Chapter 21

The priests are to be holy—The high priest is not to marry a widow, a divorced person, or a harlot—Descendants of Aaron with physical blemishes may not offer the bread of God upon the altar.

 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the adead bamong his people:

 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,

 And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.

 But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.

 They shall not make abaldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their bflesh.

 They shall be aholy unto their God, and not bprofane the name of their God: for the offerings of the Lord made by cfire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.

 They shall not take a wife that is a awhore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the Lord, which asanctify you, am holy.

 ¶And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be aburnt with fire.

 10 And he that is the ahigh priest among his brethren, upon whose head the banointing oil was poured, and cthat is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;

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

 12 Neither shall he go out of the asanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the bcrown of the canointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the Lord.

 13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

 14 A awidow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

 15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the Lord do sanctify him.

 16 ¶And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any ablemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.

 18 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing asuperfluous,

 19 Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,

 20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;

 21 No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.

 22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.

 23 Only he shall not go in unto the aveil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the Lord do sanctify them.

 24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.