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Chapter 14

Improper Mourning Rites. You are children of the Lord, your God. You shall not gash yourselves nor shave the hair above your foreheads for the dead.(A)

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24 You become unclean by the following—anyone who touches their carcasses shall be unclean until evening,(A) 25 and anyone who carries any part of their carcasses shall wash his garments and be unclean until evening—

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[a]Tell them: If any one of you, or of your descendants in any future generation, dares, while he is in a state of uncleanness, to draw near the sacred offerings which the Israelites consecrate to the Lord, such a one shall be cut off from my presence.(A) I am the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 22:3–8 On uncleanness, see chaps. 11–15 and notes there.

They will not break bread with the bereaved to offer consolation for the dead; they will not give them the cup of consolation to drink over the death of father or mother.(A)

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