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Cohanim are not to make bald spots on their heads, mar the edges of their beards or cut gashes in their flesh. Rather, they are to be holy for their God and not profane the name of their God. For they are the ones who present Adonai with offerings made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they must be holy.

“‘A cohen is not to marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned or who has been divorced; because he is holy for his God.

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“‘Priests must not shave(A) their heads or shave off the edges of their beards(B) or cut their bodies.(C) They must be holy to their God(D) and must not profane the name of their God.(E) Because they present the food offerings to the Lord,(F) the food of their God,(G) they are to be holy.(H)

“‘They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands,(I) because priests are holy to their God.(J)

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