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Leviticus 21:1

Rules for Priests

21 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron,b and say to them: ‘A priest must not make himself ceremonially uncleanc for any of his people who die,d

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Leviticus 21:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them, No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people,

Leviticus 21:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 dead among his people:

Leviticus 21:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the priests, the descendants of Aaron.

“A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean by touching the dead body of a relative.

Leviticus 21:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: ‘None shall defile himself for the dead among his people,

Leviticus 21:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord said to Moses, “Tell these things to Aaron’s sons, the priests: ‘A priest must not make himself unclean by touching a dead person.

Leviticus 21:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people;

Leviticus 21:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Jehovah said to Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none make himself unclean for a dead person among his peoples,

Leviticus 21:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord spoke to Moses, “Tell the priests, Aaron’s sons: None of you should become unclean by touching one of your relatives who has died.

Leviticus 21:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives,

Leviticus 21:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them:

No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his relatives,

Leviticus 21:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, Aaron’s sons, and say to them, ‘One must not make himself unclean for a dead person among his own people,

Leviticus 21:1 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron. Tell them, ‘A priest must not make himself “unclean” by going near the dead body of any of his people.

Leviticus 21:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,