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likewise, for a virgin sister, close to him because she has had no husband, he may defile himself for her. But he shall not defile himself as a husband among his people and so profane himself. They shall not make bald spots upon their heads, or shave off the edges of their beards, or make any gashes in their flesh.

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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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Footnotes

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

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