But by his kinsman that is near unto him: to wit, by his mother, or by his father, or by his son, or by his daughter, or by his brother,

Or by his sister a [a]maid, that is near unto him, which had not had an husband: for her [b]he may lament.

He shall not lament for the [c]Prince among his people, to pollute himself.

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  1. Leviticus 21:3 For being married she seemed to be cut off from his family.
  2. Leviticus 21:3 Hebrew, he may be defiled.
  3. Leviticus 21:4 The Priest was permitted to mourn for his next kindred only.