New International Version
except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, 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,
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;
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There shall none be defiled for the dead - No priest shall assist in laying out a dead body, or preparing it for interment. Any contact with the dead was supposed to be of a defiling nature, probably because putrefaction had then taken place; and animal putrefaction was ever held in detestation by all men.
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or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean.
He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. He must not make himself unclean, even for his father or mother,
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