Leviticus 21:10-24New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 ‘The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and [a]who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not [b]uncover his head nor tear his clothes;11 nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;12 nor shall he go out of the sanctuary nor profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am the Lord.13 He shall take a wife in her virginity.14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to [c]marry a virgin of his own people,15 so that he will not profane his [d]offspring among his people; for I am the Lord who sanctifies him.’”
16 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,17 “Speak to Aaron, saying, ‘No man of your [e]offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God.18 For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a [f]disfigured face, or any deformed limb,19 or a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,20 or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a [g]defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.21 No man among the [h]descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the food of his God.22 He may eat the food of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy,23 only he shall not go in to the veil or come near the altar because he has a defect, so that he will not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the Lord who sanctifies them.’”24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel.
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