New International Version
He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. He must not make himself unclean, even for his father or mother,
King James Bible
Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall he come near any person dead, nor make himself unclean for his father and for his mother;
World English Bible
neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;
Young's Literal Translation
nor beside any dead person doth he come; for his father and for his mother he doth not defile himself;
Leviticus 21:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that is the high priest - This is the first place where this title is introduced; the title is very emphatic, הכהן הגדול haccohen haggadol, that priest, the great one. For the meaning of כהן cohen, see the note on Genesis 14:18. As the chief or high priest was a representative of our blessed Lord, therefore he was required to be especially holy; and he is represented as God's king among the people.
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LibraryWhat Manner of Man Ought not to Come to Rule.
Wherefore let every one measure himself wisely, lest he venture to assume a place of rule, while in himself vice still reigns unto condemnation; lest one whom his own guilt depraves desire to become an intercessor for the faults of others. For on this account it is said to Moses by the supernal voice, Speak unto Aaron; Whosoever he be of thy seed throughout their generations that hath a blemish, he shall not offer loaves of bread to the Lord his God (Lev. xxi. 17). And it is also immediately subjoined; …
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The Section Chap. I. -iii.
"'Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.
except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother,
"Whoever touches a human corpse will be unclean for seven days.
"This is the law that applies when a person dies in a tent: Anyone who enters the tent and anyone who is in it will be unclean for seven days,
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