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The priests shall not cut a bald patch on to their heads or cut off the edges of their beards or gash their bodies. They shall be holy to their God, and they shall not defile the name of their God. Because they present offerings made by fire,[a] the food of their God, they are to be set apart as holy.

They shall not marry a woman who has been a prostitute or is defiled. Neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for each priest is holy to his God.

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  1. Leviticus 21:6 Or food offerings. Here the Hebrew text has an additional word that specifies that this is a food offering.