(A)except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother, also for his virgin sister, who is near to him [a]because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself. He shall not defile himself as a [b]relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.

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  1. Leviticus 21:3 Or whom no man has had
  2. Leviticus 21:4 Lit husband among

except for a close relative, such as his mother or father,(A) 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.(B) He must not make himself unclean for people related to him by marriage,[a] and so defile himself.

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  1. Leviticus 21:4 Or unclean as a leader among his people

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