Leviticus 21:1–4

Regulations concerning Priests

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them:

aNo one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,

2 aexcept for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,

3 also for his virgin sister, who is near to him 1because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.

4 ‘He shall not defile himself as a 1relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.

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Or whom no man has had


Lit husband among