the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the
dead among his people:
2But for his kin, that
is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother.
3And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh
unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
5They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the
corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread
of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy
unto his God.
8Thou shalt sanctify him therefore;
for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.
9And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she
profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put
on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
11Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
12Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God;
for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
13And he shall take a wife in her virginity.
14A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take
a virgin of his own people to wife.
shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.
16And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer
the bread of his God.
18For whatsoever man
he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
19Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,
20Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath
a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
21No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings
of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.
22He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.
23Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because
he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
24And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.