New American Bible (Revised Edition)
3 or his unmarried sister, who is of his own family while she remains single; for these he may make himself unclean. 4 But as a husband among his kindred[a] he shall not make himself unclean and thus profane himself.
5 The priests shall not make bald the crown of their head, nor shave the edges of their beard, nor lacerate their body.(A)Read full chapter
- 21:4 Husband among his kindred: this probably refers to relatives by marriage and may even include his wife.
New International Version
3 or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband—for her he may make himself unclean.(A) 4 He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,[a] and so defile himself.Read full chapter
- Leviticus 21:4 Or unclean as a leader among his people