Leviticus 21:18
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English Standard Version
For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long,

King James Bible
For 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,

American Standard Version
For 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 anything superfluous,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shall he approach to minister to him: If he be blind, if he be lame, if he have a little, or a great, or a crooked nose,

English Revised Version
For 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,

Webster's Bible Translation
For whatever man he may 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,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The high priest was to maintain a spotless purity in a higher degree still. He, whose head had been anointed with oil, and who had been sanctified to put on the holy clothes (see Leviticus 8:7-12 and Leviticus 7:37), was not to go with his hair flying loose when a death had taken place, nor to rend his clothes (see Leviticus 10:6), nor to go in to any dead body (מת נפשׁת souls of a departed one, i.e., dead persons); he was not to defile himself (cf. Leviticus 21:2) on account of his father and mother (i.e., when they were dead), nor to go out of the sanctuary funeris nempe causa (Ros.), to give way to his grief or attend the funeral. We are not to understand by this, however, that the sanctuary was to be his constant abode, as Bhr and Baumgarten maintain (cf. Leviticus 10:7). "Neither shall he profane the sanctuary of his God," sc., by any defilement of his person which he could and ought to avoid; "for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him" (cf. Leviticus 10:7), and defilement was incompatible with this. נזר does not mean the diadem of the high priest here, as in Exodus 29:6; Exodus 39:30, but consecration (see at Numbers 6:7).

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a blind man

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 23:16,17,19 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

1 Timothy 3:2,3,7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

Titus 1:7,10 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

superfluous

Leviticus 22:23 Either a bullock or a lamb that has any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that may you offer for a freewill offering...

Cross References
Leviticus 21:19
or a man who has an injured foot or an injured hand,

Leviticus 22:19
if it is to be accepted for you it shall be a male without blemish, of the bulls or the sheep or the goats.

Leviticus 22:23
You may present a bull or a lamb that has a part too long or too short for a freewill offering, but for a vow offering it cannot be accepted.

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