Leviticus 21:14
New International Version
He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,

New Living Translation
He may not marry a widow, a woman who is divorced, or a woman who has defiled herself by prostitution. She must be a virgin from his own clan,

English Standard Version
A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry. But he shall take as his wife a virgin of his own people,

Berean Study Bible
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,

King James Bible
A 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.

New King James Version
A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled woman or a harlot—these he shall not marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife.

New American Standard Bible
A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by prostitution, these he shall not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,

NASB 1995
'A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,

NASB 1977
‘A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people;

Amplified Bible
He may not marry a widow or a divorced woman or one who is profaned by prostitution, but he is to marry a virgin from his own people,

Christian Standard Bible
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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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,

American Standard Version
A widow, or one divorced, or a profane woman, a harlot, these shall he not take: but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But a widow, or one that is put away, or profaned, or a harlot, these he shall not take; but he shall take for a wife a virgin of his own people.

Contemporary English Version
from your own tribe. Don't marry a divorced woman or any other woman who has already had sex, including a temple prostitute.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a widow or one that is divorced, or defiled, or a harlot, he shall not take, but a maid of his own people :

English Revised Version
A widow, or one divorced, or a profane woman, an harlot, these shall he not take: but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife.

Good News Translation
not a widow or a divorced woman or a woman who has been a prostitute. He shall marry only a virgin from his own clan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must never marry a widow, a divorced woman, a woman who has lost her virginity, or a prostitute. He may only marry a virgin from his own people.

International Standard Version
He is not to marry a widow or one who has been divorced, has been defiled, or has been a prostitute. Instead, he is to take a virgin from among his people as his wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A widow, or one divorced, or a profaned woman, or a harlot, these shall he not take; but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife.

Literal Standard Version
a widow, or cast out, or defiled, [or] a harlot—these he does not take, but he takes a virgin of his own people [for] a wife,

NET Bible
He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one profaned by prostitution; he may only take a virgin from his people as a wife.

New Heart English Bible
A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he take as a wife.

World English Bible
A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry: but a virgin of his own people shall he take as a wife.

Young's Literal Translation
widow, or cast out, or polluted one -- a harlot -- these he doth not take, but a virgin of his own people he doth take for a wife,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Holiness Required of Priests
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, 15so that he does not defile his offspring among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.”…

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 21:13
The woman he marries must be a virgin.

Leviticus 21:15
so that he does not defile his offspring among his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him."

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

A 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.









(14) A widow.--By this the high priest was not only forbidden to marry the widow of an ordinary Israelite, or even the widow of a priest, but, according to the Jewish canons, a virgin who had been betrothed to another man, and whom she lost by death before they were married. If he, however, became engaged to a widow before he was elected to the pontificate, he could marry her after his consecration. He was, however, exempt from the obligation to marry the widow of his brother who died without issue. (See Leviticus 18:16.)

Or a divorced woman.--The classes of women which follow are also forbidden to the ordinary priests. (See Leviticus 21:7.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
He is not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to marry
יִקָּ֑ח (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a widow,
אַלְמָנָ֤ה (’al·mā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place

a divorced woman,
וּגְרוּשָׁה֙ (ū·ḡə·rū·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1644: To drive out from a, possession, to expatriate, divorce

or one defiled
וַחֲלָלָ֣ה (wa·ḥă·lā·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2491: Pierced, polluted

by prostitution.
זֹנָ֔ה (zō·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

He is to marry
יִקַּ֥ח (yiq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a virgin
בְּתוּלָ֥ה (bə·ṯū·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

from his own people,
מֵעַמָּ֖יו (mê·‘am·māw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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