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,
Ezek 44:25 Lev 10:6-7 Lev 21:11 Num 19:14 Hos 5:1 Lev 19:28 Mal 2:1
2 unless it be of one of his closest relations-father, mother, son, daughter, brother,
1Thess 4:13 Lev 18:6
3 or virgin sister, since she being unmarried is still his close relation: he can make himself unclean for her;
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.
Deut 14:1 Ezek 44:20 Lev 19:27-28 Isa 22:12 Amos 8:10 Isa 15:2 Jer 16:6
6 They will be consecrated to their God and will not profane the name of their God. For their function is to offer the food burnt for Yahweh, the food of their God, and so they must be holy.
Lev 3:11 Lev 18:21 1Pet 2:9 Exod 28:36 Exod 29:44 Ezek 44:7 Ezra 8:28
7 "They will not marry a woman profaned by prostitution, or one divorced by her husband, for the priest is consecrated to his God.
Lev 21:13-14 Ezek 44:22 Deut 24:1-4 Lev 21:8 1Tim 3:11 Isa 50:1
8 "You will treat him as holy, for he offers the food of your God. For you, he will be a holy person, for I, Yahweh, who sanctify you, am holy.
Lev 21:6 Exod 19:10 Exod 19:14 Exod 28:41 Exod 29:1 Exod 29:43-44 Heb 7:26
9 "If a priest's daughter profanes herself by prostitution, she profanes her father and will be burnt alive.
Gen 38:24 1Sam 2:17 1Sam 2:34 1Sam 3:13-14 1Tim 3:4-5 Ezek 9:6 Isa 33:14
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;
Lev 10:6-7 Lev 16:32 Exod 29:29-30 Lev 8:12 Matt 26:65 Num 35:25 2Sam 15:30
11 he will not go near any corpse or make himself unclean even for his father or mother.
Num 19:14 Lev 19:28 Lev 21:1-2 Num 6:7 2Cor 5:16 Luke 9:59-60 Luke 14:26
12 He will not leave the holy place in such a way as to profane the sanctuary of his God; for he bears the consecration of the anointing oil of his God. I am Yahweh.
Lev 10:7 Exod 29:6-7 Lev 8:30 Acts 10:38 Exod 28:36 Isa 61:1 Lev 8:9-12
13 "He will marry a woman who is still a virgin.
Ezek 44:22 Lev 21:7 2Cor 11:2 Rev 14:4
14 He will not marry a woman who has been widowed or divorced or profaned by prostitution, but will marry a virgin from his own people:
Lev 21:7 Ezek 44:22
15 he must not make his own children profane, for I, Yahweh, have sanctified him." '
1Cor 7:14 Ezra 2:62 Ezra 9:2 Gen 18:19 Lev 21:8 Mal 2:11 Mal 2:15
16 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
17 'Speak to Aaron and say: "None of your descendants, for all time, may come forward to offer the food of his God if he has any infirmity,
Lev 10:3 Num 16:5 Ps 65:4 1Thess 2:10 1Tim 3:2 Heb 7:26 Lev 3:11
18 for none may come forward if he has an infirmity, be he blind or lame, disfigured or deformed,
1Tim 3:2-3 Lev 22:19-25 1Tim 3:7 Isa 56:10 Matt 23:16-17 Matt 23:19 Titus 1:7
19 or with an injured foot or arm,
20 a hunchback, someone with rickets or ophthalmia or the scab or running sores, or a eunuch.
Deut 23:1 Isa 56:3
21 No descendant of the priest Aaron may come forward to offer the food burnt for Yahweh if he has any infirmity; if he has an infirmity, he will not come forward to offer the food of his God.
Lev 21:6 Lev 21:8 Lev 21:17
22 "He may eat the food of his God, things especially holy and things holy,
Lev 2:3 Lev 2:10 Lev 7:1 Lev 24:8-9 Num 18:9-10 1Cor 9:13 Lev 6:16-17
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." '
Lev 21:12 Exod 30:6-8 Exod 40:26-27 Ezek 44:9-14 Lev 15:31
24 And Moses promulgated this to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the Israelites.
1Tim 1:18 2Tim 2:2 Col 4:17 Mal 2:1-7