Leviticus 21:13
New International Version
"'The woman he marries must be a virgin.

New Living Translation
“The high priest may marry only a virgin.

English Standard Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Berean Study Bible
The woman he marries must be a virgin.

King James Bible
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

New King James Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

New American Standard Bible
He shall take a wife in her virginity.

NASB 1995
'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

NASB 1977
‘And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Amplified Bible
He shall take a wife in her virginity.

Christian Standard Bible
“He is to marry a woman who is a virgin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is to marry a woman who is a virgin.

American Standard Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall take for a wife a virgin of his own tribe.

Contemporary English Version
If you are the high priest, you must marry only a virgin

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall take a virgin unto his wife:

English Revised Version
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Good News Translation
He shall marry a virgin,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The anointed priest must marry a virgin.

International Standard Version
"Furthermore, he is to marry a true virgin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Literal Standard Version
And he takes a wife in her virginity;

NET Bible
He must take a wife who is a virgin.

New Heart English Bible
"'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

World English Bible
"'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he taketh a wife in her virginity;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Holiness Required of Priests
12He must not leave or desecrate the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him. I am the LORD. 13The woman he marries must be a virgin. 14He is not to marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one defiled by prostitution. He is to marry a virgin from his own people,…

Cross References
Leviticus 21:7
A priest must not marry a woman defiled by prostitution or divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Leviticus 21:12
He must not leave or desecrate the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 21:14
He is not to marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one defiled by prostitution. He is to marry a virgin from his own people,

Ezekiel 44:22
And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin of the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow of a priest.


Treasury of Scripture

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Leviticus 21:7
They 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.

Ezekiel 44:22
Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.









(13) A wife in her virginity.--From this verse the administrators of the Law during the second Temple concluded that (1) the high priest must be the husband of one wife, though the ordinary priests might have several; (2) that she must be a virgin, under the age of thirteen; (3) that she must not even have been betrothed to another person; and that (4) she must be the daughter of Jewish parents by race, as it is stated in the next verse, though the ordinary priest was allowed to marry the daughter of proselytes. The first of these enactments is also enjoined by St. Paul on Christian bishops (1Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:16); whilst the fourth is actually expressed in the Greek version (LXX.), which has at the end of the verse, "of his own race."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The woman
אִשָּׁ֥ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

he
וְה֕וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

marries
יִקָּֽח׃ (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

must be a virgin.
בִבְתוּלֶ֖יהָ (ḇiḇ·ṯū·le·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1331: Virginity, the tokens of it


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