第 21 章
The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean for any of his people who die,
except for a close relative, such as his mother or father, his son or daughter, his brother,
or an unmarried sister who is dependent on him since she has no husband--for her he may make himself unclean.
He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage, and so defile himself.
"'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies.
6. 要歸 神為聖、不可褻瀆 神的名、因為耶和華的火祭、就是 神的食物、是他們獻的、所以他們要成為聖。
They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the offerings made to the LORD by fire, the food of their God, they are to be holy.
7. 不可娶妓女、或被污的女人為妻．也不可娶被休的婦人為妻、因為祭司是歸 神為聖。
"'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.
8. 所以你要使他成聖、因為他奉獻你 神的食物．你要以他為聖、因為我使你們成聖的耶和華是聖的。
Regard them as holy, because they offer up the food of your God. Consider them holy, because I the LORD am holy--I who make you holy.
"'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
"'The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must not let his hair become unkempt or tear his clothes.
He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. He must not make himself unclean, even for his father or mother,
12. 不可出聖所、也不可褻瀆 神的聖所、因為 神膏油的冠冕在他頭上．我是耶和華。
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.
"'The woman he marries must be a virgin.
He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,
so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy.'"
The LORD said to Moses,
17. 你告訴亞倫說、你世世代代的後裔、凡有殘疾的、都不可近前來獻他 神的食物．
"Say to Aaron: 'For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God.
No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed;
no man with a crippled foot or hand,
or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles.
21. 祭司亞倫的後裔、凡有殘疾的、都不可近前來、將火祭獻給耶和華、他有殘疾、不可近前來獻 神的食物。
No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the offerings made to the LORD by fire. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God.
He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food;
yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.'"
So Moses told this to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites.