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Holiness and the Priests

21 And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: (A)No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people,

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He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself. (A)They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body.

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Clean and Unclean Food

14 “You are (A)the sons of the Lord your God. (B)You shall not cut yourselves or make any (C)baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

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28 And they cried aloud and (A)cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

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Both great and small shall die in this land. (A)They shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them or (B)cut himself (C)or make himself bald for them.

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eighty men arrived from (A)Shechem and (B)Shiloh and (C)Samaria, with (D)their beards shaved and (E)their clothes torn, and (F)their bodies gashed, (G)bringing grain offerings and incense to present at the temple of the Lord.

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(A)Baldness has come upon Gaza;
    (B)Ashkelon has perished.
O remnant of their valley,
    (C)how long will you gash yourselves?

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37 (A)“For every head is shaved and every beard cut off. (B)On all the hands are gashes, and (C)round the waist is sackcloth.

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