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or his unmarried sister, who is of his own family while she remains single; for these he may make himself unclean. But as a husband among his kindred[a] he shall not make himself unclean and thus profane himself.

The priests shall not make bald the crown of their head, nor shave the edges of their beard, nor lacerate their body.(A)

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  1. 21:4 Husband among his kindred: this probably refers to relatives by marriage and may even include his wife.

or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband—for her he may make himself unclean.(A) He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,[a] and so defile himself.

“‘Priests must not shave(B) their heads or shave off the edges of their beards(C) or cut their bodies.(D)

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  1. Leviticus 21:4 Or unclean as a leader among his people