Leviticus 21:15
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New International Version
so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy.'"

King James Bible
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he shall not profane his seed among his peoples; for I am Jehovah who do hallow him.

World English Bible
He shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth not pollute his seed among his people; for I am Jehovah, sanctifying him.'

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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.

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Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Ezra 2:62 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted...

Ezra 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons...

Nehemiah 13:23-29 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab...

Malachi 2:11,15 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem...

Romans 11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband...

for I the

Leviticus 21:8 You shall sanctify him therefore; for he offers the bread of your God: he shall be holy to you: for I the LORD, which sanctify you...

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
Matthew 23:17
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?

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,

Leviticus 21:16
The LORD said to Moses,

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