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“They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns[a] on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh. They are to be holy to their God. They are not to defile the name of their God, because they’re the ones who bring the offerings of the Lord made by fire—the food of their God—so they are to be holy.

“They are not to marry[b] a prostitute or a woman who has been dishonored or who was divorced from her husband, because the priest[c] is holy to his God.

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  1. Leviticus 21:5 Lit. cut the sides of their hair; i.e. as a sign of affiliation
  2. Leviticus 21:7 Or take
  3. Leviticus 21:7 Lit. he