Leviticus 21:2
New International Version
except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother,

New Living Translation
The only exceptions are his closest relatives—his mother or father, son or daughter, brother,

English Standard Version
except for his closest relatives, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother,

Berean Study Bible
except for his immediate family—his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother,

New American Standard Bible
except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,

King James Bible
But 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,

Christian Standard Bible
except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother.

Contemporary English Version
except your mother, father, son, daughter, brother,

Good News Translation
unless it is his mother, father, son, daughter, brother,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother.

International Standard Version
except his close relatives—his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or

NET Bible
except for his close relative who is near to him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother,

New Heart English Bible
except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, you are allowed to become unclean when one of your nearest relatives dies. These relatives include your mother, father, son, daughter, or brother,

JPS Tanakh 1917
except for his kin, that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother;

New American Standard 1977
except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But 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

King James 2000 Bible
But 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,

American King James Version
But for his kin, that is near to him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother.

American Standard Version
except for his kin, that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but they may mourn for a relative who is very near to them, for a father and mother, and sons and daughters, for a brother,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But only for his kin, such as are near in blood, that is to say, for his father and for his mother, and for his son, and for his daughter, for his brother also,

Darby Bible Translation
except for his immediate relation, who is near unto him -- for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother;

English Revised Version
except for his kin, that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother;

Webster's Bible Translation
But for his kin, that is near to him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,

World English Bible
except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,

Young's Literal Translation
except for his relation who is near unto him -- for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother.
Study Bible
Holiness Required of Priests
1Then the LORD said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: ‘A priest is not to defile himself for a dead person among his people, 2except for his immediate family— his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, 3or his unmarried sister who is near to him, since she has no husband.…
Cross References
Leviticus 21:3
or his unmarried sister who is near to him, since she has no husband.

Leviticus 21:11
He must not go near any dead body or make himself unclean, even for his father or mother.

Treasury of Scripture

But for his kin, that is near to him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother.

Leviticus 18:6
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

1 Thessalonians 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.







Lexicon
except
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

for his immediate
הַקָּרֹ֖ב (haq·qā·rōḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

family—
לִשְׁאֵר֔וֹ (liš·’ê·rōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7607: Flesh, as living, for, food, food of any kind, kindred by blood

his mother,
לְאִמּ֣וֹ (lə·’im·mōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

father,
וּלְאָבִ֔יו (ū·lə·’ā·ḇîw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

son,
וְלִבְנ֥וֹ (wə·liḇ·nōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

daughter,
וּלְבִתּ֖וֹ (ū·lə·ḇit·tōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

brother,
וּלְאָחִֽיו׃ (ū·lə·’ā·ḥîw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )
(2) But for his kin, that is near unto him.--There are, however, seven exceptions to the general rule. According to the administrators of the Law during the second Temple, the phrase, "his kin that is near unto him," or rather, "his flesh that is near unto him" (comp. Leviticus 18:6 with Genesis 2:24), denotes "wife." Hence the Chaldee version of Jonathan renders it, "but for a wife who is of kin to his flesh."

For his mother, and for his father.--This is the second of the three instances in the Bible where the mother is mentioned before the father (see Leviticus 19:3). The Jewish canonists, who call attention to this unusual phrase, account for it by saying that she is placed first because the son's qualifications for the priesthood depend more upon his having a good mother (see Leviticus 21:7). This will be readily understood when it is borne in mind that the regulations about the woman whom a priest was allowed to marry during the second Temple were of the most stringent nature, and that the slightest infringement of them disqualified the son for performing sacerdotal functions. Thus the daughter of a foreigner or of a released captive was forbidden to the priest, and when a city was besieged and taken by the enemy all the wives of the priests had to be divorced for fear lest they had suffered violence.

21:1-24 Laws concerning the priests. - As these priests were types of Christ, so all ministers must be followers of him, that their example may teach others to imitate the Saviour. Without blemish, and separate from sinners, He executed his priestly office on earth. What manner of persons then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians, spiritual priests; the minister especially is called to set a good example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly glory. Many a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his church.
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