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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And 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;

Leviticus 21:13 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall take a wife in her virginity - בתוליה bethuleyha. This is a full proof that בתולה bethulah is the proper Hebrew term for a virgin; from the emphatic root בתל bathal, to separate; because such a person was in her separate state, and had never been in any way united to man.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away...

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes...

What 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;
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 21:7
"'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.

Leviticus 21:12
nor leave the sanctuary of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil of his God. I am the LORD.

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

Ezekiel 44:22
They must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.

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