And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Speak unto the priests, sons
of Aaron, and thou hast said unto them, For any person a priest
is not defiled among his people,
except for his relation who is near unto him -- for
his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his
and for his sister, the virgin, who is near unto him, who
hath not been to a man; for her he is defiled.
'A master priest doth not defile himself among his
people -- to pollute himself;
they do not make baldness on their head, and the corner of
their beard they do not shave, and in their flesh they do not make a cutting;
they are holy to their God, and they pollute not the name of
their God, for the fire-offerings of Jehovah, bread of their God, they are
bringing near, and have been holy.
'A woman, a harlot, or polluted, they do not take, and a
woman cast out from her husband they do not take, for he is holy to his
and thou hast sanctified him, for the bread of thy God he is
bringing near; he is holy to thee; for holy am I, Jehovah, sanctifying
'And a daughter of any priest when she polluteth herself by
going a-whoring -- her father she is polluting; with fire she is burnt.
'And the high priest of his brethren, on whose head is
poured the anointing oil, and hath consecrated his hand to put on the garments,
his head doth not uncover, nor rend his garments,
nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and
for his mother he doth not defile himself;
nor from the sanctuary doth he go out, nor doth he pollute
the sanctuary of his God, for the separation of the anointing oil of his God is
on him; I am Jehovah.
'And he taketh a wife in her virginity;
widow, or cast out, or polluted one -- a harlot -- these he
doth not take, but a virgin of his own people he doth take for a wife,
and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I am
Jehovah, sanctifying him.'
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
'Speak unto Aaron, saying, No man of thy seed to their
generations in whom there is blemish doth draw near to bring near the bread of
for no man in whom is blemish doth draw near -- a man
blind, or lame or dwarfed, or enlarged,
or a man in whom there is a breach in the foot, or a breach
in the hand,
or hump-backed, or a dwarf, or with a mixture in his eye, or
a scurvy person, or scabbed, or broken-testicled.
'No man in whom is blemish (of the seed of Aaron the priest)
doth come nigh to bring near the fire-offerings of Jehovah; blemish is
in him; the bread of his God he doth not come nigh to bring near.
'Bread of his God -- of the most holy things, and of the
holy things -- he doth eat;
only, unto the vail he doth not enter, and unto the altar he
doth not draw nigh; for blemish is in him; and he doth not pollute My
sanctuaries; for I am Jehovah, sanctifying them.'
And Moses speaketh unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto
all the sons of Israel.